A day after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention approved the Covid-1 vaccine booster shot for millions of elderly and high-risk Americans, President Joe Biden hailed the move as a “key step” in the fight against the coronavirus epidemic.
“If we come together as a nation and use our tools, we have the tools to defeat COVID-19,” Biden said Friday. He added that he plans to take his booster shot “as soon as I can get it done.”
The president’s remarks came within hours of receiving a series of recommendations from a core panel of advisers to create booster shots for the Pfizer vaccine for CDC director Dr Rochelle Walensky, a nursing home resident and some adults aged 5 or older. At least six months after the second dose.
He also dismissed a panel approving a third shot for at-risk workers, ignoring his own advisers but bringing in CDC policy earlier this week in line with recommendations from the Food and Drug Administration.
Walensky said the decision was a “scientifically close call,” pointing to several hours of advisory committee meetings and heated debate. He finally issued a recommendation for concern for “everyday heroes of our society.”
“Many of our frontline workers, essential work and those in the gathering setting come from communities that have already suffered the most. Stopping access to these people and helpers from the community will only make the inequality I promise to fight worse.” Walensky said the White House Coronavirus Task Force was briefing Friday.
For most Americans, the CDC’s approval of Biden’s campaign to provide booster shots was seen as a boon – a plan that some health officials criticized as premature.
The other two available vaccines – Moderena and Johnson & Johnson – did not receive federal approval for booster shots and the CDC advisory panel did not vote Thursday on mixing booster.
Wallensky said Pfizer Booster’s CDC approval was “a first step” and that the company expected to “urgently” review similar applications from Moderna and Johnson & Johnson.In the future
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Walgreens, CVS offers booster shot appointments
Walgreens and CVS Health announced Friday that eligible individuals can now get Pfizer Covid-1 boo booster shots at stores across the country.
From Friday, patients can schedule appointments online for selected CVS pharmacies and minute clinic locations, CVS Health said.
Appointments to Walgreen locations across the country could begin online or by phone from Saturday, the company said.
Federal contractors must be fully vaccinated by December 8, White House says
The White House said Friday that federal contractors and subcontractors must be fully vaccinated against Covid-1 by December. The news is expected to affect millions of people hired as federal contractors.
“These protections will reduce the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, which will reduce labor absenteeism, reduce labor costs, and improve the efficiency of contractors and subcontractors working for the federal government,” the White House said.
The White House said “in limited circumstances where an employee is legally entitled to residence” due to a disability or due to sincere religious belief, practice or observance.
The news comes after Biden issued an executive order in Sep September.
Mask reduces school outbreaks, the study said
Data from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention reinforces the agency’s recommendations for masks in school and private classes from the new K-12 school year.
A study in two Arizona counties found that the prevalence of coronavirus in public schools was almost four times higher without the order of the mask, which was reopened with the need for masking.
Another study found that the rate was higher in children and adolescents in U.S. counties where no public school mask was mandatory where the school needed it. This study lacked data from other measures that could affect the results.
The third study counted 1,801 coronavirus-related school closures as of mid-September, most of them in the south, where many schools reopened earlier than in other regions.
– The Associated Press
20 million Americans deserve to get booster shots in thousands of places
More than 20 million Americans are now eligible to receive the Covid-1 boo booster shot, and another million million will soon be eligible to pass six months after their second Pfizer shot, U.S. health officials said Friday.
Jeff Giants, coordinator of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, said in a briefing Friday that Americans could get booster shots at more than 20,000 locations across the country, including 20,000 local pharmacies.
“There are some people who will get booster shots this afternoon,” Giants said.
There are nine mobile vaccination clinics in Colorado ready to give boosters wherever they are, and several states are ready to activate large vaccination centers to get shots at gunpoint “as soon as possible” with full repayment by the federal government.
Pharmacies and grocers are hiring more staff to boost booster management capacity, Giants said. CVS is hiring 25,000 workers, and Hi-V is hiring more than 2,000 technicians, he said. Kroger has increased capacity to 1 million booster shots per week, the Giants say.
Giants remind Americans that booster shots are free and require no ID, regardless of immigration or health insurance status.
The country’s top infectious disease specialist, Dr. Anthony Anthony Fawcett, urged Americans to wait a full six months before taking booster shots. He said it is “normal” for people to be anxious to get their booster, but there are reasons to wait for treatment.
The CDC chief said, “We will not extend the way out of this epidemic
Walensky said that while the United States is running booster shots, officials tend to focus on taking shots at unsafe people. Giants said three out of four Americans aged 12 or older now have at least one vaccine shot, and the United States handles about 1,000,000,000 shots a day.
“We will not increase the way out of this epidemic. Infections among vaccinated patients are exacerbating this epidemic,” Walensky said.
Walensky said there is “very little data” showing that booster shots will reduce coronavirus infection, “especially in the context of the delta variant.”
Survey: Only %% obsolete adults say Covid-1 is a major threat to public health
A new Pew Research Center survey released Friday found that more than four to ten vaccinated adults do not see Covid-19 as a major threat to public or personal health.
Pew conducted the survey from 23 to 2 Aug and found that about half of the unvaccinated adults who received at least one vaccine dose were seen as a major threat to the health of the U.S. population.
About 0% of vaccinated people say Kovid-1 is a major threat to public health, and 5% say it is a major threat to personal health. Among vaccinated people, 37% said COVID-19 is a major threat to public health, and 21% said it is a major threat to personal health.
South African president: Vaccine distribution ‘allegations against humanity’ worldwide
Inequality in the distribution of the Covid-1 vaccine has come under intense focus this week as many African countries that do not have access to life-saving shots of the population have moved to the podium to speak at the annual meeting of UN world leaders.
Speaking on video link, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa called on UN member states to support a proposal to temporarily waive some of the intellectual property rights established by the WTO to allow more countries, especially low- and middle-income countries, to produce covid. 19 vaccines.
“It is a complaint against humanity that more than 2% of the world’s vaccine doses have been received by rich countries, while less than 1% have gone to low-income countries,” he said.
The United States, Britain, France, Germany and Israel are among the booster administrators or have announced plans to do so. Namibian President Hedge Geung has called it “vaccine racism”.
– The Associated Press
Wisconsin reports more cases of covid in children than in other ages
So far this week, more than 1,100 people under the age of 18 in Wisconsin have tested positive for COVID-19. According to the state Department of Health Services, this is more than any other age.
Last week, 4,686 people under the age of 18 tested positive – twice as many as at any other age. In fact, since the week of August 8, more cases have been caught per week than in any other group of children.
The number of children tested positive for Covid-1 for at Children’s Hospital in Wisconsin continues to rise, but most remain asymptomatic unless they have an underlying health condition.
Since the onset of the epidemic, Wisconsin has recorded three deaths among people aged 19 and under. Read more here.
– Drake Bentley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel