Tag: Vaccine

  • Protect yourself and loved ones from flu

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    Published on September 22, 2022 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends everyone 6 months and older get a flu shot every year by the end of October. Getting a flu shot is the best way to protect yourself and your loved ones from the flu and its potentially serious complications. With Marketplace […]

  • Number of Flu Cases Lower Than Pre-pandemic Levels

    Number of Flu Cases Lower Than Pre-pandemic Levels

    March 21, 2022 The number of influenza cases is increasing across the United States but has not hit pre-pandemic levels, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Protection says. One of the positive side effects of the COVID pandemic was a drop in flu cases, apparently because people were isolating and social distancing. In the […]

  • Biden Team Regroups After Supreme Court Loss On COVID Mandates

    Biden Team Regroups After Supreme Court Loss On COVID Mandates

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Concerned but not giving up, President Joe Biden is anxiously pushing ahead to prod people to get COVID-19 shots after the Supreme Court put a halt to the administration’s sweeping vaccinate-or-test plan for large employers. At a time when hospitals are being overrun and record numbers of people are getting infected with […]

  • Why You Should Ditch Your Cloth Masks for 3-Ply Surgical Masks, N95s

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    Dec. 29, 2021 — Are you still wearing a cloth face mask? Amid the rapidly spreading Omicron variant, experts stress that we all should swap cloth masks for N95 respirators or 3-ply surgical masks. For background: N95 respirators are tightly fitting masks that cover your mouth and nose and help prevent contact with droplets and […]

  • New COVID Variant of ‘Concern’ Drives U.S. Travel Bans

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    Nov. 26, 2021 — The World Health Organization on Friday classified a new COVID-19 variant from South Africa as a “variant of concern,” which means it could be more contagious, cause more severe disease and reduce the efficacy of vaccines and treatments. The WHO convened an independent group of experts on Friday to assess the […]

  • Vaccinations Voluntary for UAW Members

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    Nov 25, 2021 — The Big Three automakers and the United Auto Workers say unionized workers will not be required to have COVID-19 vaccinations. The statement from the COVID-19 Joint Task Force of UAW, Ford, General Motors, and Chrysler’s parent company, Stellantis, said workers are encouraged but not mandated to get vaccinated. “In addition to […]

  • Deadline Looms for Unvaccinated Air Force Personnel

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    Oct. 29, 2021 — The Air Force will have to decide in coming weeks how to discipline about 12,000 airmen who have rejected orders to get the COVID-19 vaccine. The deadline for airmen to be fully vaccinated is Tuesday, Nov. 2. Those who aren’t vaccinated could face escalating levels of discipline, including being kicked out […]

  • Pfizer Vaccine for Kids 90% effective in Preventing COVID-19

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    Oct. 22, 2021 — Pfizer says its vaccine for children is 90% effective at preventing COVID-19 infections. The Pfizer vaccine for kids ages 5 to 11 is 10 micrograms, roughly one-third of the dose given to adolescents and adults. In data presented to the FDA ahead of the agency’s review of its shots for children, […]

  • Global COVID Vaccination Plans Need Urgency, Activists Say

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    Are Boosters Delaying Global Progress? Some have called on wealthy nations to forgo booster shots until the rest of the world is at least partially vaccinated. In early September, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, PhD, said the easiest path to hitting the 40% target would be to heed his call for a moratorium on […]

  • COVID-19 Cases Among Children Continue To Hit Near-Record Highs

    COVID-19 Cases Among Children Continue To Hit Near-Record Highs

    Coronavirus infections among children continue to hit near-record highs in the United States, with pediatric cases accounting for nearly 26% of all new cases reported last week, according to a new report. Nearly 226,000 new pediatric cases were reported between Sept. 9 and 16, which is slightly lower than the previous two weeks’ totals but […]