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FDA panel recommends Pfizer’s Covid booster doses for people 65 and older after rejecting third shots for general population

An influential Food and Drug Administration advisory committee on Friday rejected a proposal to distribute booster shots of Pfizer and BioNTech’s Covid-19 vaccine to the general public, paring back those plans to unanimously recommend the third shots to people age 65 and older and other vulnerable Americans. “It’s likely beneficial, in my opinion, for the… Read More »

Most People Don’t Need a Covid Vaccine Booster, New Review Says

The Coronavirus Pandemic liveCovid-19 Updates Coronavirus Map and Cases Spike in Children’s Cases Vaccine Mandate Advertisement Continue reading the main story LIVECoronavirus Updates In a new review, some F.D.A. scientists and others say boosters aren’t needed for the general population. Jonea Jones, 26, right, receives her second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine at a free vaccination… Read More »

Legal lead levels in US tap water may harm people with kidney disease

By Layal Liverpool Lead water pipes being replaced in Flint, Michigan Jim West/Alamy Live News Drinking water containing levels of lead below the threshold level that warrants regulatory action in the US may be associated with worse health in people with advanced kidney disease. “For individuals with heightened susceptibility to lead exposure, such as those with… Read More »

WHO advises mask-wearing for fully vaccinated people amid rapidly spreading delta variant

Loading the player… The World Health Organization (WHO) Friday reccomended continued COVID-19 safety protocols even for fully vaccinated people, due to the continued rise of the highly transmissible delta variant. Found in more than 80 countries worldwide since its first discovery in India, the delta variant is a mutation of the coronavirus that spreads more… Read More »

Biden says delta Covid variant is ‘particularly dangerous’ for young people

President Joe Biden speaks about reaching 300 million COVID-19 vaccination shots, in the State Dining Room of the White House, Friday, June 18, 2021, in Washington. Evan Vucci | AP President Joe Biden on Friday doubled down on his administration’s plea to Americans to get vaccinated against Covid-19 as quickly as possible, warning the highly… Read More »