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— William Wilberforce

Pfizer, Moderna Apply for EUA for COVID Shots for Infants, FDA to Decide Quickly

mother holding baby

On June 1, 2022, Pfizer and BioNTech submitted an application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) to distribute their messenger RNA (mRNA) BNT162b2 (also known as “Comirnaty”) COVID-19 biologic for children as young as six months to five years old. The application is for a three-dose regimen, […]

Chinese Officials Kill Pets of Coronavirus Patients, Seal Apartment Complexes

man in China sitting with pet

Officials in some cities in China have ordered all indoor pets belonging to SARS-CoV-2 patients to be killed due to fear that the animals could transmit the virus to other humans.1 Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, which reportedly originated in a wet food market or biohazard lab in Wuhan, China in late 2019, […]

COVID Hospitalizations Take Nosedive in U.S.

masked doctor

Hospitalizations for COVID-19 have been declining throughout the United States during the past month. On Feb. 9, 2022, CNN reported that, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHSS), the number of beds being used by COVID patients had dropped by 38 percent to under 100,000 from two weeks prior when COVID […]

U.S. Hospitals May ‘Recalculate’ How They Report COVID Cases

recalculating COVID hospitalizations

Perhaps influenced by the lifting of COVID-19-related restrictions by several European countries—starting with Denmark—during the past two weeks, the United States seems to be on the verge of following Europe’s lead in declaring the pandemic over. In a recent interview with the Financial Times, White House chief medical advisor and director of the  National Institute […]

U.S. Marines Not Fully Vaccinated by Nov. 28, 2021 Will Be Dismissed

Marine saluting flag

After several tactics to encourage mass vaccination of U.S. troops, the Marine Corps has given its active duty members a strict order: refusal to be fully vaccinated by Nov. 28, 2021 will result in discharge.1 In August, the Pentagon announced mandatory COVID vaccinations for all active duty and reserve military members, including the National Guard.2 […]

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