FDA panel recommends Pfizer’s Covid booster doses for people 65 and older after rejecting third shots for general population

An influential Food and Drug Administration advisory committee on Friday rejected a proposal to distribute booster shots of Pfizer’s and BioNTech’s Covid-19 vaccine to the general public, paring back those plans to unanimously recommend the third shots to people age 65 and older and other vulnerable Americans. “It’s likely beneficial, in my opinion, for the … Read more

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

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 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

CDC study shows unvaccinated people are 29 times more likely to be hospitalized with Covid

Medics transfer a patient on a stretcher from an ambulance outside of Emergency at Coral Gables Hospital where Coronavirus patients are treated in Coral Gables near Miami, on August 16, 2021. Chandan Khanna | AFP | Getty Images Unvaccinated people are about 29 times more likely to be hospitalized with Covid-19 when compared to those … Read more

‘Please get vaccinated now,’ Biden urges after FDA approves Pfizer Covid shots

U.S. President Joe Biden speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021. Pete Marovich | Bloomberg | Getty Images President Joe Biden on Monday once again urged more Americans to get vaccinated against Covid-19, saying the majority of deaths and hospitalizations in the U.S. due to … Read more