The Food and Drug Administration is asking an expert advisory panel to consider the frequency with which people should be boosted against COVID-19 and what those boosters should look like. The FDA also recommended that all vaccines, including initial and boosters, should address the same variants from now on.
One year after being deported for refusing to be vaccinated against Covid-19, former world number one and nine-time Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic stepped on Australian soil again on Tuesday.
The Serbian tennis champion had last set foot in Australia 12 months ago, claiming he had obtained a medical exemption to enter the country without being vaccinated because he had recently recovered from Covid-19. However, Australian border officials said at the time that he did not meet the requirements to be exempted from strict vaccination rules and he was detained for five days while pursuing an ultimately fruitless legal appeal.
The number of positive flu tests and hospitalizations in the United States is at its highest in more than a decade, indicating that this flu season may be the worst in years.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported at least 880,000 cases of flu-like illness during the 2022-23 flu season.
According to CDC data, clinical laboratories recorded more than 9,100 positive tests during the first three weeks of the season.
This is the most tests recorded this early in a season since the 2009-2010 swine flu outbreak in the country. According to an ABC News analysis of federal health agency data, more than 21,000 positive tests were recorded that season.
Despite a video circulating online, US Vice President Kamala Harris has not stated that virtually every individual in a hospital with COVID-19 has been vaccinated. The video was edited to make it appear that the vice president said ‘vaccinated’ rather than ‘unvaccinated.’
“You couldn’t make this up,” said one Twitter user who shared the edited clip. The world of clowns. ‘Everyone I know [sic] in hospitals is vaccinated, so get the shot,’ she says. By the time this article was published, the now deleted tweet had received over 52,000 views and 1,400 likes.
Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving isn’t happy with the stigma surrounding his and others’ choice to remain unvaccinated against COVID-19, according to remarks Irving made on Nets media day on Monday (Sept. 26). What’s more, the guard revealed that he lost out on a staggering $100 million contract over his decision–a contract that could have made Irving one of the highest-earning players on his team.
Following months of speculation about whether Novak Djokovic would be able to compete in the United States Open this month due to his vaccine status, the 21-time Grand Slam champion confirmed Thursday that he would not be traveling to New York. Djokovic made the announcement on social media in response to travel restrictions that prevent non-US citizens from entering the country unless they have received the COVID-19 vaccine.
Over 11,000 cases of Monkeypox have now been recorded in the US, with the largest number of individuals infected residing in California, Florida, and New York. Since the first case was detected in Massachusetts on May 18th, this disease has now spread across the country and CDC officials have shared that it may be too late to significantly stop the spread. The Jynneos vaccine, which was developed in 2019 to prevent monkeypox and smallpox, is now being administered in certain areas to those who are over 18 years old and meet certain criteria.
Covid vaccines have been proven to effectively prevent the spread of potentially fatal strains of the virus and significantly reduce symptoms present, in the event that you do test positive. However, with recent spikes in cases nationwide even in those who are fully vaccinated, some have questioned the effectiveness of these immunizations, with those who are anti-vax using the continual existence of Covid within the US as a platform to somehow prove the ineffectiveness of the Covid vaccine. But now, over two years since the beginning of this devastating pandemic, health officials have been developing a nasal vaccine that could prevent all infections entirely and completely combat the Covid virus once and for all.
Considering that it is now July of 2022 and the Covid-19 pandemic began over two years ago, it is bizarre to think about how through waves of mandatory quarantine and mask mandates, there continue to be spikes in Covid cases. Within schools and universities for the 2021-22 year, mask mandates were generally lifted as students were able to return to in-person classes, and stores and restaurants fully opened up to the public with no masks required. While there was a surge in cases last winter, with an increase in general illness around cold and flu season, CDC officials have noted that this new summer surge has resulted in even more Covid cases nationwide.
An increased demand for the monkeypox vaccine has caused the appointment system to crash in NYC, ABC News reports. As cases of the virus increase, many of the supplies have been running out as soon as they arrive. Infections have now exceeded 1,000 cases in the U.S. Some common symptoms in patients include fever, body aches, chills and fatigue. People with more serious illness may develop a rash and lesions on the face and hands that can spread to other parts of
While the first doses of the Covid vaccine were widely administered in adults over a year ago in the spring of 2021, with children over 5 finally receiving vaccines in the fall and winter of last year as well, the time has come for the youngest of our population to finally be protected against the Covid virus that has plagued us for over two years now. Following the official FDA approval, children between the ages of 6 months and five years are now eligible to be vaccinated with either the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine, with three doses for Pfizer and two for Moderna. Children receiving Pfizer will be given three doses of 3 micrograms, compared to the two doses of 30 micrograms that adults get.
The Food and Drug Administration’s committee of independent vaccine experts voted Wednesday to recommend authorizing both Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for children up to 6 months or older. Moderna’s vaccine is for children ages 6 months to 5 years, while Pfizer’s is for children ages 6 months to 4 years.