FDA panel recommends Pfizer vaccine for children aged 5-11

  • October 27, 2021
In vaccine news, an FDA panel voted to recommend the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID vaccine for children 5 to 11 years old,…
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Just 14% of vaccines pledged to poorer nations have been delivered as rich countries hoard doses

  • October 22, 2021
A new report by the People’s Vaccine Alliance found that only about 260 million of the 1.8 billion COVID-19 vaccine…
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Overwhelmed by COVID, Alaska hospitals begin rationing care

  • September 24, 2021
The United States reported nearly 2,800 COVID-19 deaths Wednesday, more than a quarter of the reported worldwide death toll for…
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1 in 500 Americans have died of COVID

  • September 17, 2021
The United States reported nearly 2,600 COVID-19 deaths on Wednesday, as the official U.S. death toll passed 666,000 — or two-thirds…
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20,000 COVID diagnoses in Memphis-area students is a sobering pandemic milestone

  • September 15, 2021
By Samantha West, Chalkbeat Tennessee. This article was originally published by Chalkbeat, a nonprofit news organization covering public education. Sign up…
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Some Indiana schools aren’t reporting COVID cases even as pediatric hospitalizations spike

  • August 30, 2021
By Aleksandra Appleton, Chalkbeat Indiana Some Indiana schools aren’t reporting COVID cases as pediatric hospitalizations spike was originally published by…
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CDC warns against use of Ivermectin, a livestock dewormer, on COVID patients

  • August 27, 2021
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning against use of the drug ivermectin to treat COVID-19, after the…
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‘We’re looking ahead’: More schools are requiring masks and vaccines

  • August 25, 2021
By Matt Barnum In just a week, more than a dozen of the country’s large urban school districts have shifted…
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U.S. daily COVID deaths top 1,000 for first time since March

  • August 23, 2021
As the Delta variant continues to fuel another devastating COVID surge, the U.S. is now averaging 1,000 daily deaths for…
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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott tests positive for COVID

  • August 18, 2021
Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott has tested positive for coronavirus. Abbott’s office said he has been fully vaccinated and was…
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