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.
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.
But he also scrapped a panel approving a third shot for at-risk workers, including teachers and healthcare workers, ignoring his own advisers but bringing in CDC policy earlier this week in line with recommendations from the Food and Drug Administration.
“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.
Walensky said Pfizer Booster’s CDC approval is “a first step” and the company expects to review similar applications from Moderna and Johnson & Johnson in the future.
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A National Guard team will be deployed Friday at Deacon’s Midtown and Deacon’s Gateway Hospitals in Indiana to support medical personnel responding to Covid-1 to.
-A judge on Thursday overturned a ban that would force a Delaware hospital to use the anti-parasite drug ivermectin to treat patients infected with Covid-1.
With more than a week to report, September is already the third-deadliest month of the year for Covid-1 for and the sixth-deadliest month for the entire epidemic, according to Johns Hopkins University data analyzed by USA Today.
Data from Johns Hopkins University shows that India has already reported double deaths in 2021. Official numbers may represent a vague knowledge of reality: the official death toll is about 450,000, but three different estimates released earlier this year suggest that the number was about 4 million less.
-The World Health Organization recommends two antibodies িজ Casirivimab and Imdevimab তৈরি made by Regeneron, which should be given to people infected with Covid-1 who are at the highest risk of hospitalization and who have not responded to their own immune systems.
3Today’s number: According to Johns Hopkins University, more than 42.6 million confirmed COVID-19 cases and more than 684,000 deaths have been recorded in the United States. Worldwide total: more than 230 million cases and 4.7 million deaths. According to the CDC, more than 182 million Americans – 55% of the population – have been fully vaccinated.
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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”.
Dozens of school bus drivers have died in Kovid due to shortage
Natalia D’Angelo, 43, fell ill as soon as school started in August. He died at Covid-1 of before the end of the month.
D’Angelo is among at least 12 school bus workers in Georgia who have died of covid-1 of since the beginning of the school year. In all, school bus drivers in at least 10 states have died from the disease since August, according to news reports and a Twitter feed, “School Personal Lost to Covid.”
The death raises questions about whether school bus drivers are at higher risk of getting Covid-1 – a concern that is contributing to a nationwide shortage of drivers. Medical experts are divided. It is difficult, if not impossible, when the rate of local infection is high, to determine how a particular bus worker was infected – whether it happened at home, in a community setting or at work. Read more here.
– Andy Miller and Phil Galloway, Kaiser Health News
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
The school sent the Fed to Florida County to be punished for the mask mandate
Alachua County schools in north-central Florida were the first in the nation to receive federal funding, when state officials punished the district for disregarding the need for school masks.
The county, home to the University of Gainesville and Florida, received $ 148,000 under a new project to support American families (Project Safe), which was created earlier this month by state Republican Governor Ron de Santis to help convicted districts. Governors are most opposed to an epidemic-related order introducing the Covid-1 prot protocol.
On Aug. 2, the Florida Department of Education began cutting off the equivalent of four salaries to members of the Alachua School Board when they voted unanimously on the mask policy.
In all, the Department of Education has .. 3.2 million in such school districts. Apart from giving financial cover to districts, federal officials have very few options if states prohibit schools from wearing masks. The Biden administration is also investigating states with such bans, saying they are violating the civil rights and underlying health conditions of children with disabilities. Read more here.
– Gershon Harrell, Gainesville Sun.
Contributed by: Associated Press