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COVID booster shots and additional doses: what we currently know

While over 50% of Americans are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19, a COVID booster shot may be available in the near future. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than half of the U.S. population is now vaccinated against COVID-19. Approximately 178 million Americans are fully vaccinated, and more than 209 million… Read More »

Not everyone wants a Pfizer or Moderna COVID vaccine. Why not offer them something else?

Breadcrumb Trail Links News Health Canada The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is approved, but Canada hasn’t been using it. Some say the viral vector shot could convince more people to get vaccinated Author of the article: Sharon Kirkey Publishing date: Oct 01, 2021  •  2 days ago  •  5 minute read  •  285 Comments A Johnson… Read More »

The Latest: Maine CDC: Rural areas need more COVID testing

PORTLAND, Maine — Maine’s rural areas need better access to COVID-19 testing, the head of the state’s Center for Disease Control and Prevention said. The percent positivity rate in some of Maine’s rural counties is much higher than it is in more densely populated areas such as Cumberland County. Federal data show the percent positivity… Read More »

National ballet company predicts largest audiences in years for its return after Covid halt

The American Ballet Theatre — the country’s national ballet company — has announced it will be returning to the stage in New York City this October, a year after halting indoor performances due to Covid. “We cannot wait to see ABT in the Lincoln Center theaters that are our home,” ABT Executive Director Kara Medoff… Read More »

Covid cases are rising again in all 50 states across U.S. as delta variant tightens its grip

After administering him with oxygen, County of Los Angeles paramedics load a potential Covid-19 patient in the ambulance before transporting him to a hospital in Hawthorne, California on December 29, 2020 as a family walks by. Apu Gomes | AFP | Getty Images Covid cases are on the rise in all 50 states and the… Read More »

FDA to Prioritize Full Approval for Pfizer COVID Vaccine

FRIDAY, July 16, 2021 — Pfizer Inc. announced on Friday that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted priority review to its COVID-19 vaccine, positioning the vaccine for full approval by January. The Pfizer vaccine has been administered to more Americans than any other shot so far in the U.S. vaccination campaign. According to… Read More »