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Vaccine boosters for more people are on the horizon. But the unvaccinated remain the biggest obstacle to curbing the pandemic
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Vaccine boosters for more people are on the horizon. But the unvaccinated remain the biggest obstacle to curbing the pandemic

While more people are likely to be eligible for Covid-19 vaccine booster shots, the most glaring issue prolonging the pandemic is the large swath of unvaccinated people, who are filling up hospitals and dying from the persistent virus, officials and health experts said. Advisers to the US Food and Drug Administration on Friday greenlighted recommending…MORE

5 reasons why FDA advisers did not recommend Covid-19 booster shots for everyone
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5 reasons why FDA advisers did not recommend Covid-19 booster shots for everyone

Vaccine advisers to the US Food and Drug Administration declined Friday to recommend the agency approve Covid-19 booster doses for everyone who got vaccinated six months ago or longer. They did recommend a more limited step: emergency use authorization for people 65 and older, and for people at high risk of severe infection. Then they…MORE

Mississippi says Covid-19 deaths in pregnant women are rising — and it’s pleading with them to get vaccinated
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Mississippi says Covid-19 deaths in pregnant women are rising — and it’s pleading with them to get vaccinated

At least eight pregnant Mississippi women have died of Covid-19 since late July — none of them fully vaccinated — officials said, more than doubling the state’s pandemic total in just two months and spurring medical leaders to give this message: We’ve long known Covid-19 puts pregnant women at greater risk for severe disease. And…MORE

Idaho’s struggle to keep up with Covid-19 surge puts pressure on Washington state hospitals
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Idaho’s struggle to keep up with Covid-19 surge puts pressure on Washington state hospitals

Idaho officials announced Thursday they’re preparing to ration hospital care due to the Covid-19 surge, and it was the last thing next-door Washington state’s top hospital advocate wanted to hear. “It’s terrible. I don’t know if people understand the gravity of the situation,” Cassie Sauer, chief executive of the Washington State Hospital Association, told CNN…MORE

Moderna’s vaccine is the most effective, but Pfizer and J&J also protect well, CDC-led study says
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Moderna’s vaccine is the most effective, but Pfizer and J&J also protect well, CDC-led study says

A head-to-head study of all three authorized coronavirus vaccines in the United States finds the Moderna vaccine is slightly more effective than Pfizer’s in real-life use in keeping people out of the hospital, and Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine comes in third, but still providing 71% protection. Pfizer’s vaccine provided 88% protection against hospitalization, and…MORE

FDA vaccine advisers vote to recommend booster doses of Covid-19 vaccine in people 65 and older and those at high risk
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FDA vaccine advisers vote to recommend booster doses of Covid-19 vaccine in people 65 and older and those at high risk

Vaccine advisers to the US Food and Drug Administration voted unanimously Friday to recommend emergency use authorization of a booster dose of Pfizer’s vaccine six months after full vaccination in people 65 and older and those at high risk of severe Covid-19. Members of the FDA’s Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee had rejected…MORE

How to improve sleep habits to support emotional wellness, according to a therapist
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How to improve sleep habits to support emotional wellness, according to a therapist

I worked recently with a 25-year-old man struggling at his job. He described difficulty thinking clearly and missing too many days. And his relationship with his girlfriend was nearly over due to his admitted neglect. Diagnosed with both depression and anxiety, he said he felt disengaged in his life. He had been in therapy before…MORE

Rate of BMI increase in children nearly doubled during pandemic, study finds
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Rate of BMI increase in children nearly doubled during pandemic, study finds

The rate of body mass index change in children nearly doubled from March to November 2020 compared to the rate of BMI change before the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a study published Thursday in the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s report on morbidity and mortality. The CDC team used a medical record database…MORE

FDA advisers first rejected Pfizer’s booster application — but then voted to recommend a third shot for certain Americans
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FDA advisers first rejected Pfizer’s booster application — but then voted to recommend a third shot for certain Americans

Advisers to the US Food and Drug Administration on Friday voted unanimously to recommend emergency use authorization of Pfizer’s booster shot six months after full vaccination in Americans 65 and older as well as those at high risk of severe Covid-19. That vote came after the group had first voted and rejected a broader application:…MORE

Do Americans need boosters yet? Here are the questions the FDA will be asking
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Do Americans need boosters yet? Here are the questions the FDA will be asking

Vaccine advisers to the US Food and Drug Administration start meeting early Friday to discuss whether Americans need booster shots yet. It’s a simple question but one that has become bogged down in politics and turf battles. It’s sometimes seemed to put the FDA’s independence at odds with a White House team eager to appear…MORE

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