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FDA Authorizes Pfizer’s COVID Vaccine For Use In Children 12 To 15

(CNN/CBS13) – The US Food and Drug Administration has expanded the emergency use authorization for Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to include people ages 12 to 15. This is the first coronavirus vaccine in the United States authorized for use in younger teens and adolescents; the vaccine had previously been authorized for people age 16 and older. Vaccines from Moderna and Johnson & Johnson are authorized for use in people age 18 and older. To support the extended use, the FDA reviewed data submitted by...
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Dr. Fauci To Adolescents On The Fence About COVID-19 Vaccine: ‘Be Part Of The Solution’

(CNN) — Dr. Anthony Fauci said he hopes children and teens won’t hesitate when the US Food and Drug Administration authorizes a coronavirus vaccine for them. A federal government official told CNN on Monday that the FDA is poised to authorize Pfizer/BioNTech’s Covid-19 vaccine in children and teens 12 to 15 years old by early next week, and administration of the vaccine to them could start almost immediately, said Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. ...
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CDC Study: Pfizer, Moderna Vaccines Reduce COVID-19 Hospitalization Risk By 94% Among Older Adults

(CNN) — The Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna Covid-19 vaccines were found in the real world to be 94% effective against Covid-19 hospitalization among fully vaccinated adults ages 65 and older in the United States, according to a new US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study. The study also found that the vaccines were 64% effective among those older adults who were partially vaccinated, meaning they had only received one dose of vaccine so far. These findings are consistent with the vaccin...
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A major COVID-19 outbreak among US diplomatic staff in India has left 2 dead and over 100 infected: CNN

The fiancee of a person who died of COVID-19 breaks down during cremation in Gauhati, India, Tuesday, April 27, 2021. Coronavirus cases in India are surging faster than anywhere else in the world. AP Photo/Anupam Nath COVID-19 cases are surging in India as confirmed cases have skyrocketed in just two months. The outbreak spread to US diplomatic staff in the country, infecting over 100 and killing 2, according to CNN. The US has several consulates in India and an embassy, but the location o...
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A major COVID-19 outbreak among US diplomatic staff in India has left 2 dead and over 100 infected, CNN reports

The fiancee of a person who died of COVID-19 breaks down during cremation in Gauhati, India, Tuesday, April 27, 2021. Coronavirus cases in India are surging faster than anywhere else in the world. AP Photo/Anupam Nath A major COVID-19 outbreak among US diplomatic staff in India has led to two deaths and more than 100 people testing positive for the virus in recent weeks, sources told CNN.The sources did not tell CNN where the outbreak happened, but the United States has four consulates acro...
Tags: Health, Death, Politics, Science, News, India, US, Trends, Cnn, Speed, United States, New Delhi, Johns Hopkins, GAUHATI India, Anupam Nath, Kelly McLaughlin


Fauci says 'kids of any age' should be able to get vaccinated for the coronavirus by the first quarter of 2022

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, adjusts a face mask during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on the federal coronavirus response on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, March 18, 2021. AP Photo/Susan Walsh, Pool Dr. Anthony Fauci predicted "kids of any age" will be able to receive a COVID-19 vaccine by 2022. Schools across the country are in the process of reopening for in-person learning. So far, o...
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The CDC director said the coronavirus variant first found in the UK is now the dominant strain in the US

President-elect Joe Biden has nominated Dr. Rochelle Walensky to head up the CDC. Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images The coronavirus variant found in the UK was discovered outside London last year. The CDC director said it's now the dominant strain in the US. Research has suggested that it's likely associated with higher mortality than other variants. See more stories on Insider's business page. A variant of the coronavirus first detected in the UK is now the dominant strain of t...
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1 In 3 COVID-19 Survivors Suffers ‘Brain Disease,’ Study Finds

(CNN) — A major study published Tuesday suggests as many as one in three people infected with Covid-19 are left with longer term mental health or neurological symptoms. Researchers found that 34% of coronavirus survivors received a diagnosis for a neurological or psychological condition within six months of infection, according to the research published in the journal Lancet Psychiatry. The most common diagnosis was anxiety, found in 17% of those treated for Covid-19, followed by mood disorders,...
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San Diego Zoo’s Great Apes Receive First Experimental Covid-19 Vaccine for Animals

Smithsonian reports that five bonobos and four orangutans were treated with a synthetic form of the virus. Elizabeth Gamillo reports that the San Diego Zoo Safari Park has vaccinated several apes with an experimental Covid-19 vaccine intended for pets, making the animals the first non-human primates to be vaccinated, reports Rachael Rettner for Live Science. The vaccine, developed by the veterinary pharmaceutical company Zoetis, was provided to the San Diego Zoo after they requested help in vac...
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Read These Tips Before Getting Your COVID-19 Vaccine

(CNN/CBS13) — If you are not eligible to be vaccinated against Covid-19, you will be soon if you live in the United States. All Californians 16 and older will be eligible to be vaccinated against Covid-19 starting April 15. Some counties have started early and already are vaccinating all adults. Some whole states have already started opening vaccine eligibility to everyone 16 and older, including Alaska, Mississippi and Georgia. According to President Joe Biden, 90% of all adult Americans will b...
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CDC: Salmonella Infections In California, 7 Other States Could Be Tied To Wild Songbirds

(CNN/CBS13) — Investigators are looking into an outbreak of salmonella infections in 19 people that could be associated with sick or dead birds, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Infections have occurred in eight states, including California, Tennessee, and New Hampshire, with eight people requiring hospitalization. No deaths are currently reported. The agency cites interviews with sick people and laboratory testing that show contact with wild songbirds and bird feeder...
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Salmonella Infections In 8 States, including California, May Be Tied To Wild Songbirds, CDC says

(CNN/CBS13) — Investigators are looking into an outbreak of salmonella infections in 19 people across eight states, including California, that could be associated with sick or dead birds, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Eight people required hospitalization and no deaths are currently reported. The CDC cites interviews with sick people and laboratory testing that show contact with wild songbirds and bird feeders could be driving the infections. The California Departm...
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Germany has suspended the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine for anyone under 60

Getty Germany has suspended the use of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine for residents under the age of 60. The country is one of several who paused the use of the vaccine over concerns of blood clots. WHO said earlier this month that there's no link between the vaccine and blood clots. See more stories on Insider's business page. Germany has suspended the use of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine for younger citizens over concerns of blood clotting, health officials announced on T...
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A WHO investigation into the coronavirus' origins points the finger at animals in Chinese wildlife farms

A worker in protective GEAR directs members of the World Health Organization team at the airport in Wuhan, China, January 14, 2021. AP Photo/Ng Han Guan The coronavirus likely jumped from animals to people, possibly at wildlife farms, the WHO found. The AP obtained the WHO's forthcoming report about its investigation into the virus' origins in China. The report says it's "extremely unlikely" the virus leaked from a lab. See more stories on Insider's business page. A new Wor...
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Former Trump health officials say they clashed with Alex Azar over COVID-19 testing and interference with the CDC's weekly reports

Former Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Dr. Robert Redfield testifies about coronavirus preparedness and response to the House Government Oversight and Reform Committee on Capitol Hill on March 12, 2020. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts Former Trump health officials recall clashing with Alex Azar over COVID-19 testing and CDC data. The former CDC director told CNN that Azar pressured him to alter a key CDC mortality dataset. Ex-officials have coordinated to present a...
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Study says animals are the likely source of COVID-19

BEIJING — A joint World Health Organization-China study on the origins of COVID-19 says that transmission of the virus from bats to humans through another animal is the most likely scenario and that a lab leak is “extremely unlikely,” according to a draft copy obtained by The Associated Press. The findings offer little new insight into how the virus first emerged and leave many questions unanswered, though that was as expected. But the report does provide more detail on the reasoning behind the ...
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Trump's CDC director is perpetuating baseless claims that the coronavirus escaped from a Wuhan lab

Robert Redfield speaks while Donald Trump listens during the daily briefing of the coronavirus task force at the White House on April 22, 2020, in Washington, DC. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Robert Redfield, who led the CDC under Trump, said he thinks the coronavirus escaped from a Wuhan lab. "It's not unusual" for pathogens being studied in a lab to infect workers, he told CNN. After a month-long investigation in Wuhan, the WHO concluded a lab leak was "extremely unlikely." See more sto...
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CDC Study: Virtual School Can Be Damaging To Children’s Mental Health

(CNN) — Virtual instruction may pose more risks to the mental health and wellness of children and parents than in-person learning, according to a study published Thursday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More support may be needed to deal with the effects of the pandemic. Parents whose children received virtual instruction or a combination of virtual and in-person instruction were more likely to report increased risk on 11 of 17 indicators of child and parental well-being, a...
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If You’ve Gained Weight During The Pandemic, You’re Not Alone. Here’s What To Do About It

(CNN) — Some people may have gained more than 1.5 pounds on average per month during Covid-19 shelter-in-place orders last March and April. Forty-five out of 50 US state governments issued shelter-in-place orders from March 19 to April 6, 2020, to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. A research team looked at nearly 7,500 weight measurements from 269 participants between February 1 and June 1, 2020, according to a research letter published Monday in JAMA Network Open. The participants were ...
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CDC: Fully Vaccinated People Can Visit Unvaccinated Family, But Only One Household At A Time

(CNN) — Fully vaccinated people should feel free to visit their unvaccinated family and friends without restrictions, but visits should be limited to one unvaccinated household at a time, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials said Monday. And sorry, but even fully vaccinated grandparents should not be bringing their grandkids to church or otherwise exposing them to crowds, CDC officials said during a web briefing. The CDC will update its guidance once it becomes clear how well vac...
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Students Should Maintain At Least 3 Feet Of Social Distancing In Schools Under New CDC Guidance

(CNN/CBS13) — In light of new data, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday relaxed its physical distancing guidelines for children in schools to recommend most students maintain at least 3 feet of distance. It had previously said schools should try to maintain at least 6 feet of distance between children. The agency released three new studies on Friday that it says support distancing of 3 feet between students, so long as everyone is wearing a mask and other prevention measu...
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Why It’s Critical To Keep Masking Up Even After You Get The COVID-19 Vaccine

(CNN) — The fastest way to get back to a safe, mask-free life is for everyone to get a Covid-19 vaccine. But just because you’ve gotten a shot of protection doesn’t mean you should rip off your mask immediately. That could actually set you back and put your friends and family at risk. Here’s why you should keep masking up in many cases — and when it’s safe to go mask-free: It takes weeks for vaccines to really kick in You’re not fully vaccinated until two weeks after your last dose of vaccine,...
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Fauci backed a study that found 3-foot social distancing in schools was as good as the recommended 6 feet at stopping the spread of COVID-19

Dr. Anthony Fauci. Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images Fauci said that 3-feet physical distancing in schools appeared to be safe. Current CDC guidance recommends "at least 6 feet" of distancing. A study showed 6-feet distancing did not reduce COVID-19 cases, compared to 3-feet distancing. See more stories on Insider's business page. Dr. Anthony Fauci said Sunday that 3 feet of distancing between school kids, rather than the recommended 6 feet, may be good enough for sch...
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How to get materialism under control in your life

Materialism is a personal focus on acquiring possessions that can steer your attention and behavior away from things that make you happy.There are several things you can do to tame materialism in your own life.Satisfaction ultimately can't be found in collecting the most stuff possible, but rather in achieving intrinsic values. The Oxford Dictionary defines materialism as "a tendency to consider material possessions and physical comfort as more important than spiritual values." Most people real...
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More Screen Time Linked To Binge Eating In Children, UC Study Finds

(CNN) — The ills of excessive screen time have been well-documented, but a recent study just identified another possible risk. Children between the ages of 9 and 11 in the US who have more screen time are more likely to develop binge eating disorder (BED) one year later, the study found — and social media is a main culprit. Each hour spent on social media was linked to a 62% higher risk of binge eating disorder one year later, while each hour spent watching television or movies was linked with a...
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‘Everything Is So Awkward Now’: Why Kids Are Hitting The Pandemic Wall

(CNN) — After almost a full year of grappling with the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, including nearly nine months of virtual school, 11-year-old London Loree simply has had enough. Enough of Zoom classes and technology fails. Enough of social distancing. Enough of all of it. Her focus is waning. School, something she loves, has become a drag. “I’m tired, I’m stressed and I feel lazy,” the sixth grader said last week from her home in Hermosa Beach, California. “Everything is so awkward now.” ...
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Johnson & Johnson’s Single-Dose COVID Vaccine Gets FDA Authorization

(CNN/CBS13) — The US Food and Drug Administration authorized Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus vaccine Saturday. It is the first single-dose COVID-19 vaccine available in the US, and is one that “checks nearly all the boxes.” With more than 28.4 million confirmed COVID cases in the United States and nearly 511,000 reported deaths since the start of the pandemic, and while the demand for vaccines still far exceeds supply, these vaccines can’t come soon enough. “A third safe and effective vaccine is...
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Expert Group: Chemicals In Plastics Damage Babies’ Brains And Must Be Banned Immediately

(CNN) — Synthetic chemicals called phthalates are damaging children’s brain development and therefore must be immediately banned from consumer products, according to a group of scientists and health professionals from Project TENDR. Project TENDR, which stands for Targeting Environmental Neuro-Development Risks, is a group of volunteer scientists, health professionals and child advocates working to study and reduce children’s exposure to neurotoxic chemicals and pollutants. “What we want to acco...
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US coronavirus death toll approaches milestone of 500,000

By JOHN RABY The U.S. stood Sunday at the brink of a once-unthinkable tally: 500,000 people lost to the coronavirus. A year into the pandemic, the running total of lives lost was about 498,000 — roughly the population of Kansas City, Missouri, and just shy of the size of Atlanta. The figure compiled by Johns Hopkins University surpasses the number of people who died in 2019 of chronic lower respiratory diseases, stroke, Alzheimer’s, flu and pneumonia combined. “It’s nothing like we have ever bee...
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The Latest: Biden to mark 500,000 lives lost with ceremony

By The Associated Press WASHINGTON __ President Joe Biden will mark the U.S. crossing 500,000 lives lost from COVID-19 with a moment of silence and candle lighting ceremony at the White House. The nation is expected to pass the grim milestone on Monday, just over a year after the first confirmed U.S. fatality due to the novel coronavirus. The White House said Biden will deliver remarks at sunset to honor those who lost their lives. He will be joined by first lady Jill Biden and Vice President Ka...
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