COVID-19

Canada Sees Benefits from Delaying Second COVID Vaccine Dose

Canada Sees Benefits from Delaying Second COVID Vaccine Dose

Recent studies indicate Canada’s decision to extend the interval between the first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccines can actually lead to increased resistance to the virus. It also finds mixing the brand and type of doses gives better protection. The decision by Canadian authorities to immunize as many people …

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US to Lift Curbs for Vaccinated Foreign Travelers November 8

US to Lift Curbs for Vaccinated Foreign Travelers November 8

The White House said Friday it will lift COVID-19 travel restrictions for fully vaccinated foreign nationals effective November 8, ending historic restrictions that barred much of the world from the United States. Restrictions on non-U.S. citizens were first imposed on air travelers from China in January 2020 by then-President Donald …

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FDA Panel Endorses Half-Dose Moderna COVID Shot for Booster

FDA Panel Endorses Half-Dose Moderna COVID Shot for Booster

U.S. health advisers said Thursday that some Americans who received Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine at least six months ago should get a half-dose booster to rev up protection against the coronavirus.  The panel of outside advisers to the Food and Drug Administration voted unanimously to recommend a booster shot for seniors, …

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US Donates 17 Million J&J Doses to African Union

US Donates 17 Million J&J Doses to African Union

The United States is donating 17 million doses of the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine to the African Union, bringing the total American donation to the continent to 67 million doses. The U.S. previously donated 50 million doses to the AU, which has 55 member states, including some of the …

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Biden: US Heading in ‘Right Direction’ Combating Pandemic

Biden: US Heading in ‘Right Direction’ Combating Pandemic

U.S. President Joe Biden said Thursday the country is heading in the “right direction” in controlling the coronavirus pandemic, while staunchly defending vaccination mandates that he and numerous large corporations are imposing.  About 66 million Americans remain unvaccinated, down from 100 million in July, Biden said at the White House.  …

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