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FDA Panel Recommends Pfizer's Covid Booster For 65 And Older, But Not For The General Public

The Covid-19 vaccine booster shot proposed by Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE should be given to a smaller group of people who are the most vulnerable to serious disease, a panel of expert advisers to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said.

Is The Mu Variant Worse Than Delta? The Two Forms Of Covid Compared

The Mu COVID-19 variant has been garnering increased attention over the past few weeks and was recently designated as a "variant of interest" by the World Health Organization (WHO). But is Mu more dangerous than the Delta variant that is fueling the latest wave of infections in the United States?

Israel Is Preparing For Possible Fourth Covid Vaccine Dose

Israel is making preparations to ensure it has sufficient vaccine supply in case a fourth round of Covid-19 shots is needed, the country’s top health official said on Sunday.

The End, Through The Eyes Of A Critical Care Nurse

On the day you die from COVID, many things will happen. A colleague and I will enter the room to carefully prepare and clean your body. We will shut off all the IV pumps. We will turn off the ventilator. We will silence and turn off the monitor that is screaming at us that something is terribly wrong.

School Is In Session, With Unvaccinated Children Bearing The Brunt Of Delta

With school now well underway and the Delta variant raging, Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations are surging in children and raising alarm. In the United States, there's been a 240% increase in pediatric cases of the virus since July, with reopening without proper masking a likely contributor, according to experts.

We Never Had A Chance To Take A Breath: 8 Nurses On Latest Covid-19 Surge

Amid the summer 2021 COVID-19 surge, nurses are battling the virus under different circumstances than previous waves. They are grappling with exacerbated labor shortages as well as the delta variant and exhaustion that has taken a toll over the last year and a half.

Pfizer Picked A Covid-19 Vaccine Dose Far Lower Than Moderna's To Minimize Side Effects

Pfizer's top scientist said it chose a relatively low COVID-19 vaccine dose to minimize side effects. Pfizer's vaccine has 30 micrograms of mRNA, the active ingredient. Moderna's has 100 micrograms. Both vaccines produce similar side effects, according to the CDC.

1 In 500 Americans Have Died Of Covid-19

At a certain point, it was no longer a matter of if the United States would reach the gruesome milestone of 1 in 500 people dying of covid-19, but a matter of when. A year? Maybe 15 months? The answer: 19 months.