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Moderna to expand size of Covid-19 vaccine trial for younger children, expects to seek EUA in late 2021 or early 2022
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Moderna to expand size of Covid-19 vaccine trial for younger children, expects to seek EUA in late 2021 or early 2022

Moderna will expand the size of its Covid-19 vaccine trial in younger children, the company said Monday, and will not seek emergency use authorization for the vaccine in that age group until later this year or early next year. “We are actively discussing a proposal with the FDA. The objective is to enroll a larger…MORE

She can’t hug her nephews because millions of Americans refuse to get the Covid-19 vaccine
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She can’t hug her nephews because millions of Americans refuse to get the Covid-19 vaccine

All Kimberly Cooley wants to do is hug her 6-year-old nephews — and she can’t because tens of millions of Americans are choosing not to get vaccinated against Covid-19. Cooley received two doses of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine in February, but blood tests show the shots didn’t give her antibodies against the virus. That’s because, like…MORE

Major medical groups call for employers to mandate Covid-19 vaccines for health care workers
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Major medical groups call for employers to mandate Covid-19 vaccines for health care workers

As the number of Covid-19 cases surges in the United States, more than 50 health care groups — including the American Medical Association, the American College of Physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Public Health Association — issued a joint statement calling for all health care and long-term care employers to mandate…MORE

Debate emerges around Covid-19 testing strategies in schools as districts plan to reopen
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Debate emerges around Covid-19 testing strategies in schools as districts plan to reopen

As communities across the country prepare for a return to school, many are still deciding how much time and how many resources to devote to routine Covid-19 testing of students and staff — and what that might look like. “Lots of places have operationalized screening testing differently,” Dr. Westyn Branch-Elliman, an infectious diseases specialist and…MORE

If you are not vaccinated against Covid-19, you shouldn’t go into a bar or restaurant, expert says
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If you are not vaccinated against Covid-19, you shouldn’t go into a bar or restaurant, expert says

Less than half of the US population is fully vaccinated against Covid-19 — and with cases on the rise, experts are urging a return to precautions reminiscent of the earlier days of the pandemic. “What I would say bluntly is: If you are not vaccinated right now in the United States, you should not go…MORE

Parents are hesitant to vaccinate children, but pediatricians might be the key
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Parents are hesitant to vaccinate children, but pediatricians might be the key

As back-to-school season approaches, parents are split when it comes to vaccinating their children against Covid-19. Of parents with unvaccinated children, 3 in 4 say the recommendation of their child’s health care provider will be integral in their decision to vaccinate. However, 70% of parents with children ages 3 to 11 and 50% of parents…MORE

New $40 million NIH study hopes to solve mysteries behind children’s long Covid-19

New $40 million NIH study hopes to solve mysteries behind children’s long Covid-19

Ava is what Heather Brugger calls her “miracle child.” Of her four children, the 20-year-old is the one who is “firing on all cylinders all the time,” the kind of kid who knows all the passwords to make everyone’s electronics in the house work. Covid-19, though, is testing Ava’s mettle and it’s been almost a…MORE

The pandemic is ‘spiraling out of control’ due to unvaccinated people, Trump’s surgeon general says
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The pandemic is ‘spiraling out of control’ due to unvaccinated people, Trump’s surgeon general says

For anyone who loves freedom and hates mask mandates or remote learning, Dr. Jerome Adams has a blunt message: Get vaccinated. “More mitigation is coming. Whether it’s masking, or whether it’s closures or whether it’s your kids having to return to virtual learning, that is coming,” the Trump administration official and WISH/TV Indianapolis Medical Expert…MORE

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