COVID-19

Johns Hopkins: COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Given Globally Top 6 Billion

Johns Hopkins: COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Given Globally Top 6 Billion

More than 6 billion COVID-19 shots have been administered worldwide since the coronavirus pandemic began, according to Johns Hopkins University’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Some 6.6 billion people had received at least one dose of a vaccine as of early Saturday afternoon, the center reported. The milestone was reached one day …

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Biden Urges Eligible Americans to Get COVID Boosters

Biden Urges Eligible Americans to Get COVID Boosters

President Joe Biden on Friday urged eligible Americans to get COVID-19 vaccine booster shots and pleaded once again with the unvaccinated to get their shots.  The president’s message comes a day after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced its approval of vaccine booster shots for some individuals …

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CDC Approves Booster Shots for Some Pfizer Vaccine Recipients

CDC Approves Booster Shots for Some Pfizer Vaccine Recipients

The director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has approved Pfizer vaccine booster shots for some individuals who completed their first vaccinations at least six months ago.  Frontline workers – teachers, healthcare workers and others whose jobs place them at risk of contracting COVID-19 – will be …

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UN Spotlights Need for Producing Healthy Food for All

UN Spotlights Need for Producing Healthy Food for All

Nearly half the planet cannot afford healthy food, the United Nations secretary-general warned at a food summit Thursday that seeks to improve global food production and access. “Food is life. But in countries, communities and households in every corner of the world, this essential need — this human right — …

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Mask Mandate Prompts Cheers, Jeers in Charlotte, North Carolina

Mask Mandate Prompts Cheers, Jeers in Charlotte, North Carolina

The fluctuating severity of the pandemic and ever-changing public health pronouncements have left North Carolina with a patchwork of masking requirements, mirroring much of the United States. Some residents embrace the mandates, others do not. “I personally feel like it affects my breathing,” said Mackenzie Gilley when asked about mask-wearing. …

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US Sets the Stage for COVID Booster Shots for Millions

The U.S. vaccination drive against COVID-19 stood on the verge of a major new phase as government advisers Thursday recommended booster doses of Pfizer’s vaccine for millions of older or otherwise vulnerable Americans — despite doubts the extra shots will do much to slow the pandemic. Advisers to the Centers …

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Americans React to FDA Decision on COVID-19 Booster Shots 

Although the FDA announced Wednesday that it would not recommend a third shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for most Americans younger than 65, Mississippi resident Jen Buckley, 50, said she and her husband decided to get their booster doses anyway.   “We received our second shot almost eight months …

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Uganda Extends Vaccination Campaign to Bars, Theaters

Uganda is scaling up coronavirus vaccinations with the arrival of another 1.6 million doses from the United States. But with many Ugandans still reluctant to get the shot, the Ministry of Health has taken the unusual move of reaching out to people at bars and entertainment venues. This week, nurses …

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