FDA staff declines to take stance on Pfizer’s Covid booster shots, citing lack of verified data

A person receives a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at a mobile inoculation site in the Bronx, New York, August 18, 2021. David ‘Dee’ Delgado | Reuters The staff of the Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday declined to take a stance on whether to back booster shots of Pfizer‘s … Read more

Covering 9/11 taught me how to remain calm in the middle of panic and misinformation

Like many Americans, I remember every detail of Sept. 11, 2001, like it was yesterday. I was a congressional reporter in Washington, D.C., for Dow Jones Newswires and was getting ready that Tuesday morning to cover a hearing when I noticed a shot of the twin towers on CNBC instead of the usual market news. … Read more

Cancer cases, medical complications surge for 9/11 survivors, CDC report says

Former “The Daily Show” host Jon Stewart (2nd R) looks on as US Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (R), D-NY, speaks with John Feal (C), a 9/11 health advocate, and 9/11 first responders, survivors and their families, during a press conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on February 25, 2019, to discuss the introduction … Read more

U.S. decision on Pfizer Covid shot for kids age 5 to 11 could come in October, sources say

A child watches as a nurse administers a shot of COVID-19 vaccine during a pop-up vaccination event at Lynn Family Stadium on April 26, 2021 in Louisville, Kentucky. Jon Cherry | Getty Images Top U.S. health officials believe that Pfizer‘s Covid-19 vaccine could be authorized for children aged 5-11 years old by the end of … Read more

What you need to know about President Joe Biden’s new Covid vaccine mandates

Freeport, N.Y.: Daniel Merlos, 15, of Freeport, New York, is administered a Covid-19 vaccine at Freeport High School where Mount Sinai South Nassau Hospital provided COVID-19 vaccinations to all eligible students, staff and community residents, on July 15, 2021. Steve Pfost | Newsday | Getty Images President Joe Biden’s latest vaccination push is the most … Read more

CNBC poll shows very little will persuade unvaccinated Americans to get Covid shots

A man wears an ‘UNVACCINATED’ t-shirt ahead of U.S. President Donald Trump’s “Save America” rally at York Family Farms on August 21, 2021 in Cullman, Alabama. Chip Somodevilla | Getty Images Americans who are unvaccinated against Covid-19 are largely driven by a mistrust of the government and fears over vaccine side effects, and there is … Read more

Biden’s employer vaccine mandates ‘essential to creating a safe work environment,’ says Dr. Ashish Jha

Dr. Ashish Jha, the dean of Brown University’s School of Public Health, applauded President Joe Biden‘s push to increase vaccine mandates covering millions of U.S. workers.  “People don’t want to change jobs, people don’t want to be inconvenienced,” said Jha on CNBC’s “The News with Shepard Smith.”  “I do think a vast majority of people … Read more

Biden administration unveils $65 billion plan to combat next pandemics after Covid

U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the August Jobs Report at the White House in Washington, September 3, 2021. Kevin Lamarque | Reuters The Biden administration laid out Friday a $65 billion plan U.S. officials say will help the nation combat the next biological threats after the Covid-19 pandemic subsides. The next pandemic will … Read more

WHO presses world leaders to hold off on Covid booster shots through September

World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a news conference organized by Geneva Association of United Nations Correspondents (ACANU) amid the COVID-19 outbreak, at the WHO headquarters in Geneva Switzerland July 3, 2020. Fabrice Coffrini | Pool | Reuters The World Health Organization asked world leaders again to hold off on administering Covid-19 … Read more

Taiwan is banking on a homegrown Covid vaccine as it struggles to secure supplies

Taiwan is banking on a homegrown Covid-19 shot to speed up its inoculation program as the island and many countries struggle to secure vaccine deliveries from major drug companies. The locally produced Covid vaccine from Medigen Vaccine Biologics was rolled out last week, with President Tsai Ing-wen receiving her first shot of the two-dose vaccine … Read more