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CDC overwhelmingly recommends COVID vaccine for kids 5 to 11 [Updated]

CDC overwhelmingly recommends COVID vaccine for kids 5 to 11 [Updated]

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Enlarge / A 13-year-old celebrates getting the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in Hartford, Connecticut, on May 13, 2021. Update 7:45 pm EDT: Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Rochelle Walensky has signed off on the unanimous vote earlier today by agency advisors to recommend the pediatric formulation of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for…
More than 5 million people have died of COVID-19 worldwide

More than 5 million people have died of COVID-19 worldwide

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Enlarge / A man walks through "In America: Remember," a public art installation commemorating all the Americans who have died due to COVID-19, on the National Mall September 21, 2021, in Washington, DC. The concept of artist Suzanne Brennan Firstenberg, the installation includes more than 660,000 small plastic flags, some with personal messages to those…
CDC advisory panel unanimously approves expanded COVID vaccine boosters

CDC advisory panel unanimously approves expanded COVID vaccine boosters

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Covid-19 Coverage View more stories On Thursday, the Centers for Disease Control's expert advisory committee on vaccines met to vote on new guidelines for the use of boosters to sustain the immunity provided by the COVID-19 vaccines in use in the US. The day prior, the Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency use authorization…
No, Your Feet Don’t Clean Themselves in the Shower

No, Your Feet Don’t Clean Themselves in the Shower

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Photo: Olesya Kuznetsova (Shutterstock)We all know it’s crucial to wash our armpits and nether regions when we bathe—of this there is no doubt. We’re well-versed in the importance of hand-washing, and if you’ve ever been a greasy, hormonal teenager, you know why your face and hair need to be cleaned regularly. But the internet has…
Unvaccinated patients are getting kicked off organ transplant waitlists

Unvaccinated patients are getting kicked off organ transplant waitlists

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A growing number of medical facilities across the country are directing coveted organ donations to patients who have been vaccinated against COVID-19, pushing people who remain unvaccinated down or even off of transplantation waitlists. The thinking behind this move is simple: With transmission of the pandemic coronavirus still high in the US, unvaccinated transplant candidates…
No, your antibodies are not better than vaccination: An explainer

No, your antibodies are not better than vaccination: An explainer

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Enlarge / Dr. Silvia Gelvez gestures after receiving a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine against COVID-19, at Colombia University Clinic in Bogota on February 18, 2021. Covid-19 Coverage View more stories As long as there have been vaccines against COVID-19, there have been arguments for why people shouldn't get those vaccines. One of the more…
Citing liberty, Idaho Lt. Gov. McGeachin bans vaccine mandates in power grab

Citing liberty, Idaho Lt. Gov. McGeachin bans vaccine mandates in power...

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Enlarge / Idaho Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin speaks during a mask-burning event at the Idaho Statehouse on March 6, 2021, in Boise, Idaho. Idaho Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin grabbed the reins Tuesday by banning COVID-19 vaccination "passports" and mandatory COVID-19 testing in the state while Gov. Brad Little was away on travel. She also sought…
Biden administration expects J&J boosters in the next few weeks

Biden administration expects J&J boosters in the next few weeks

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Enlarge / Boxes of Johnson & Johnson's Janssen COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination site in Florida. Covid-19 Coverage View more stories Johnson & Johnson plans to seek authorization for a booster dose for its one-shot COVID-19 vaccine early this week, according to a report by The New York Times. J&J is the last to apply…
COVID-19 vaccines will be added to immunization list required for CA students

COVID-19 vaccines will be added to immunization list required for CA...

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Enlarge / California Gov. Gavin Newsom talks with 7th grade students at James Denman Middle School on October 01, 2021 in San Francisco, California. Covid-19 Coverage View more stories California Governor Gavin Newsom on Friday announced that the state will add COVID-19 vaccines to the list of immunizations students are required to get to attend…
NY prepared for tens of thousands of unvaccinated health workers to lose jobs

NY prepared for tens of thousands of unvaccinated health workers to...

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Enlarge / Demonstrators hold signs during a protest against COVID-19 mandates in New York on Monday, Sept. 13, 2021. Covid-19 Coverage View more stories New York state has braced itself for the possibility of losing tens of thousands of unvaccinated health workers who fail to meet the state's Monday deadline for COVID-19 vaccination. Last month,…

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