The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention approved a booster shot for millions of elderly and high-risk Americans late Thursday night, launching a new phase of the vaccination campaign against Kovid-1 in the United States.
CDC Director Dr Rochelle Walensky signed a series of recommendations to a panel of advisers late Thursday night, just hours after advisers said the booster for the Pfizer-Biotech Covid-1 vaccine should be given to nursing home residents aged 655 and over, and for those 50 to 64. Year olds who have risky underlying health problems. They will be given an additional dose at least six months after their last Pfizer shot.
But Walensky decided to make a recommendation that the panel rejected.
The panel on Thursday voted against the idea that people between the ages of 18 and 64 who have a healthcare worker or other job could get a booster that increases their risk of contracting the virus.
But Walensky disagreed and withdrew the recommendation, noting that such a move was consistent with the FDA’s decision to approve booster earlier this week.
The CDC said those who received two shots and decided not to get the third would still be considered fully vaccinated.
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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.
More Iwans are now hospitalized with Covid-1 than at any time before 2021, according to data released Wednesday by the Iowa Department of Public Health.
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.
3Today’s number: According to Johns Hopkins University, more than 42 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.
What we read: Booster shots to prevent Covid-1 infection will become a reality soon after the Pfizer-Biotech vaccine is approved and about 10 months after it is shipped to healthcare workers in the United States. Read more.
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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.
– 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.
– Gershon Harrell, Gainesville Sun.
The NY health commissioner has resigned following the Kuomo scandal
New York State Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker, the central figure in the Kovid-1 scandal that plagued former Governor Andrew Cuomo, has submitted his resignation, according to Governor Kathy Hochul.
Zakar will remain as the top state health officer until the commissioner is transferred, Huchul said during a media briefing in Manhattan on Thursday, adding that several candidates are being considered for the job.
Hochul said he agreed with Zakar’s decision to resign, calling him a dedicated government worker.
Zucker was involved in a number of controversial Covid-1 policy decisions, including one that put pressure on nursing homes to accept Covid-positive residents at the height of last year’s epidemic. Zucker has been associated with the Kuomo administration for months, keeping the actual Kovid death toll in the nursing home.
Hutchul on Thursday called on health workers to comply with the state’s Covid-1 vaccine mandate so that medical workers could take the first dose by Monday or lose their jobs.
“It doesn’t have to be, my friends. What’s happening for Monday is completely avoidable and there’s no excuse,” he said, adding that his administration will soon release details of plans to fill the staff vacancy if thousands of workers currently lose their jobs by refusing vaccinations.
– David Robinson, Gannett’s New York State Team