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    Share this: This article was originally published on Aug 1 12:25pm EDT by THE CITY The rollout of the monkeypox vaccine in New York City has been riddled with technical difficulties, communication issues and a major shortage of doses. When the first 1,000 doses arrived at the Chelsea Sexual Health Clinic in early June, appointments were filled almost immediately. The people who booked them waited for hours in long lines at the clinic as the demand for the vaccine far exceeded the supply.
    (CNN)Covid-19 cases are increasing across the United States once again, driven by the most contagious strain of the coronavirus yet, BA.5. Federal health officials are urging Americans to stay up to date on their vaccines by getting additional boosters if they are due for them, but many people are confused.Who is eligible for boosters now? Will all adults be able to get a second booster soon? If new boosters are being developed for the fall, should people wait until then or get boosted now? How long should people wait for their booster after having contracted Covid-19? And what about kids — should they get boosters now or wait until school starts?With BA.5 on the rise, what should event organizers keep in mind? An expert explainsTo help us navigate these questions, I spoke with CNN Medical Analyst Dr. Leana Wen, an emergency physician and professor of health policy and management at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health. She is also author of "Lifelines: A Doctor's Journey in the Fight for Public Health." CNN: Can you start by...
    COVID super booster vaccines are reportedly set to get the green light for millions of Brits from autumn. Around 30million over-50s are expected to be topped up with the jab, specifically designed to protect against the Omicron strain. 2Around 30million over-50s are reportedly set to be topped up with Moderna's 'super jab' from autumnCredit: AFP The so called super-booster from Moderna is claimed to be five times better than the original vaccine and is expected to get the go ahead from drugs regulators within weeks, the Mail on Sunday reports. It's unofficially named "214" and uses mRNA molecules to programme the immune system to protect against two types of Covid – the original Wuhan strain and Omicron. It comes as Omicron cases surge once again, with infection levels jumping by almost a third last week. They still remain lower however, than peak figures from March. Read More HealthBURGER ME! Minute by minute - what eating McDonald’s does to your body in just one hour Last Friday, the influential European Medicines Agency (EMA) said it believed...
    After a tepid inaugural season, which included some uninspired casting choices, forgettable beefs and too many party games, The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip (this time, subtitled Ex-Wives Club) is back with a tighter premise, a more dynamic cast of all-stars, and an iconic, historic setting at Dorinda Medley’s Blue Stone Manor—“You don’t touch the Morgan letters!”—that makes for a compelling, sometimes jarring, but thoroughly amusing excursion from the main Real Housewives offerings currently on Bravo. Even before the inaugural season of The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip landed on Peacock last fall, news that Medley of Real Housewives of New York fame and former Real Housewives of Orange County star Vicki Gunvalson got into a heated argument over COVID-19 vaccines while filming Season 2 had already overshadowed any rumored beef between Kenya Moore and Ramona Singer on a yacht in Turks and Caicos. On June 23, Bravo fans can finally watch the two reality-TV legends play drunken proxies in our current culture war, with Medley taking the side of science and Gunvalson spewing unsubstantiated nonsense she either read on...
    DENVER (CBS4) – After the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention approved the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for children ages 6 months to 4 years, the youngest Coloradans have begun getting their COVID shots. Several days into this next vaccination wave, some pharmacies are facing challenges in serving the youngest part of the newly approved population. Born into a pandemic world, Chalie Hancock will soon be more protected than ever before. On Wednesday, he was just an appointment at Capitol Heights Pharmacy away. “I think it’s a shame that I brought him into this world as it is right now. We thought this was going to be over,” said Melissa Hancock, his mother. “I was refreshing the website, and this was the only one that came up, and I went, ‘bet.’” (credit: CBS) At 14 months old, Charlie is among millions of children under 5 now eligible for the COVI-19 vaccine. While an easy decision for his parents, getting to this point wasn’t easy for some pharmacies like Capitol Heights. Their biggest headache ahead of offering children the vaccine...
    By Mike Stobbe | Associated Press NEW YORK — Americans 65 and older should get newer, souped-up flu vaccines because regular shots don’t provide them enough protection, a federal advisory panel said Wednesday. The panel unanimously recommended certain flu vaccines that might offer more or longer protection for seniors, whose weakened immune systems don’t respond as well to traditional shots. Options include: Fluzone High-Dose, Fluad with an immune booster, or Flublok which is made with insect cells instead of chicken eggs. The panel’s recommendations usually are adopted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and become the government’s guidance for U.S. doctors and their patients. This would be the first time the government has stated a flu vaccine preference for older adults. U.S. officials currently say that all Americans 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine every season. Flu shots tend to be less effective than other common vaccinations, but they have often been particularly disappointing in seniors. Health officials say there is persuasive research indicating some of the new shots work better in older adults, especially...
    NEW YORK (AP) — Americans 65 and older should get newer, souped-up flu vaccines because regular shots don’t provide them enough protection, a federal advisory panel said Wednesday. The panel unanimously recommended certain flu vaccines that might offer more or longer protection for seniors, whose weakened immune systems don’t respond as well to traditional shots. Options include: Fluzone High-Dose, Fluad with an immune booster, or Flublok which is made with insect cells instead of chicken eggs. The panel’s recommendations usually are adopted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and become the government’s guidance for U.S. doctors and their patients. This would be the first time the government has stated a flu vaccine preference for older adults. U.S. officials currently say that all Americans 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine every season. Flu shots tend to be less effective than other common vaccinations, but they have often been particularly disappointing in seniors. Health officials say there is persuasive research indicating some of the new shots work better in older adults, especially at preventing flu-related hospitalizations....
    Jonah Stein exited the vaccination clinic in his father’s arms Tuesday afternoon, proud to show off his Band-Aid. This “little booboo,” as the 2-year-old put it, was a long time coming. It marked the spot where he received his first dose of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine — much to the relief of his parents, who also have a 3-week-old at home. “We’ll have a greater level of comfort going out and doing things and knowing when [Jonah is] at daycare, he’ll be less likely to catch it and bring it home to his brother,” father Nathan Stein, who works as a cardiologist, said outside Clinica Medica Fatima in downtown Los Angeles. Callum Diaz-Cheng, 3, left, and Aevin Lee, 2, play at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles while waiting with their parents, Dr. Jennifer Su and Dr. Andrew Cheng, for vaccinations Tuesday. This was the hospital’s first round of Pfizer vaccine approved for children 5 and under. (Wesley Lapointe / Los Angeles Times) Jonah, however, was focused on more immediate concerns; namely, the cookies waiting for him in the car. Following...
    The next, and final, major phase of the COVID-19 vaccination campaign kicked off this week, with California finally able to secure doses for children under the age of 5. Immediate access may be limited, however. Though California’s online appointment-booking platform, MyTurn.ca.gov, is now accessible for patients as young as 6 months, many providers that showed up in search results Tuesday morning didn’t yet appear able to accommodate the youngest children. On its own website, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health said that “due to delays in shipping, vaccine for those 6 months and older may not be available until Wednesday.” A department spokesperson confirmed Tuesday that “most sites are starting tomorrow” and said residents can find more information on locations and availability at vaccinatelacounty.com. But officials say they anticipate being able to soon begin the pediatric vaccine campaign in earnest. California has ordered almost 400,000 pediatric vaccine doses, according to the state Department of Public Health. California COVID vaccines may soon be available for kids under 5. What Californians need to know With the CDC...
    DENVER (CBS4)– A COVID vaccine for the youngest Coloradans will be available this week. The FDA gave final approval over the weekend for children ages 6 months to 5 years to get the vaccine. The Food and Drug Administration greenlighted the Moderna and Pfizer kid shots on Friday and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended them Saturday. In the U.S., COVID-19 vaccines were first tested and given in late 2020 to health care workers and older adults. Teens and school-age kids were added last year. (credit: Getty Images) The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment said the vaccines for that age group will be delivered in waves starting Monday. As many as 269 providers across the state have placed orders for those doses. Colorado has been allocated to receive more than 31,000 doses of both Moderna and Pfizer vaccines for both of the first two waves of distribution. The CDPHE said for vaccines, they rely on pediatric and family practice clinics, community health centers, some retail pharmacies, hospitals and more. Some of those providers will...
    The White House slammed Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis for not pre-ordering doses of the covid vaccine for children as the FDA authorized shots as young as six months old. Florida is the only state that didn't pre-order the medication to have on hand when the FDA made the authorization. Last week President Joe Biden's administration encouraged states to get their order in ahead of the expected decision by the federal agency to permit shots for kids. By not pre-ordering, Florida could be up to two weeks behind in getting enough doses of Pfizer and Moderna shots for children under five.  The White House claimed on Thursday afternoon that DeSantis relented.   'We are encouraged that after repeated failures by Governor DeSantis to order COVID-19 vaccines even after every other state had ordered, the State of Florida is now permitting healthcare providers to order COVID-19 vaccines for our youngest children,' White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said on Thursday afternoon. She added that the administration urges 'the state to order vaccines for its state and local health departments, so that all Florida...
    With coronavirus-positive hospitalizations increasing nationwide, some are asking whether a second COVID-19 booster shot will be made available to all younger adults under age 50. Currently, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends a second booster for anyone 50 and older, as well as immunocompromised people 12 and older, at least four months after a first booster. The CDC also recently recommended a first booster shot for children age 5 to 11 after completing their primary vaccination series. Officials and scientists have said the most convincing evidence to support a second booster shot has been seen in older adults and those with weakened immune systems; there have not been much data showing a benefit for younger adults. Dr. Ashish Jha, the White House COVID-19 response coordinator, said a decision on widening availability of a second booster is up to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the CDC. California How to get your second COVID-19 booster shot if you are 50 or older Here’s how to get your second COVID-19 booster shot if you are 50 or older....
    (CNN)US children under 5 are getting closer to authorized Covid-19 vaccines, but most parents may be reluctant to actually get them when they become available, a new survey found.According to the Kaiser Family Foundation's Vaccine Monitor survey, published Wednesday, only 18% of parents of children under 5 said they would vaccinate their child against Covid-19 as soon as a vaccine was available.Nearly 40% of parents of young children said they would "wait and see" before vaccinating their child, 11% said they would get the vaccine only if required, and 27% said they would "definitely not" vaccinate their child against Covid-19. Moderna seeks emergency use authorization for Covid-19 vaccine for children ages 6 months through 5 yearsMore than half of parents in this age group said they "don't have enough information about the safety and effectiveness of Covid-19 vaccines for children in this age group," compared with 34% of parents of children ages 5-11 and 25% of parents of children ages 12-17. About 13% of parents of young children said the US Food and Drug Administration's delay in authorizing a vaccine...
    Despite months of outreach and on-the-ground efforts, the COVID-19 vaccination campaign for young children remains stuck in neutral — prompting experts to say more needs to be done to inform parents about the benefits of inoculation. In California, just 34% of children age 5 to 11 have completed their primary vaccination series, compared with 66% of youths age 12 to 17, according to state health data compiled by The Times. By contrast, 78% of younger adults up to age 49 have completed their primary vaccination series, while at least 83% of older adults have done so. “Getting vaccinated and boosted continues to be one of the most important steps all of us can take to protect ourselves and others from COVID,” Los Angeles County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer told reporters during a recent briefing. California Coachella, spring break, Easter and rising coronavirus: How to stay safe Here’s what you need to know amid a holiday season — including Easter, Ramadan and Passover — spring break and events like Coachella and Stagecoach. Here are...
    National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director Dr. Anthony Fauci said Wednesday on MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports” that “you use lockdowns to get people vaccinated” while discussing the extreme COVID lockdowns in China. Mitchell said, “How concerning is the outbreak in China? We see the lockdown in Shanghai and State Department now ordering families out, all nonessential workers out of Shanghai.” Fauci said, “China has a number of problems, two of which are that the complete lockdown, which was their approach, a strictest lockdown you’d never be able to implement in the United States. Although that prevents the spread of infection, I remember early on they were saying, and I think accurately, they were doing better than anyone else. You use lockdowns to get people vaccinated so that when you open up, you won’t have a surge of infections. Because you’re dealing with an immunologically naive population of the virus because they’ve not been exposed because of the lockdown.” He added, “The problem is the vaccines they’ve been using are not nearly as effective as the vaccines used in...
    Roll up your sleeve and wait. The U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres backs plans to jab every person on the planet with coronavirus vaccine as the pharmaceutical industry guarantees 1.5 billion doses per month are now ready for global  distribution. The veteran Portuguese socialist was addressing an international vaccine equity summit Friday when he outlined his support for global jabs during an event that saw world leaders commit $4.8 billion to drive lower-income nations boost vaccination rates. Guterres said in order to reach the billions who have so far not received coronavirus vaccine shots, countries needed to “fulfil and accelerate dose-sharing and donation commitments” to U.N. agencies and allies tasked with supplying the mass vaccinations. There is also the need to expand the range of people open to vaccinations. Producers of the Pfizer vaccine, BioNTech, are preparing to request clearance to vaccinate children five years old and older. https://t.co/A96g6iOLah — Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) September 13, 2021 “And it means having strong national vaccine-delivery systems at the ready – including efforts to counter disinformation and get vaccines into arms. I also call on countries to...
    BOSTON (CBS) — Dr. Mallika Marshall is answering your coronavirus vaccine-related medical questions. If you have a question, email her or message her on Facebook or Twitter. Dr. Mallika is offering her best advice, but as always, consult your personal doctor before making any decisions about your personal health. READ MORE: Seaplanes To Return To Boston Harbor Next Week“My 86-year-old mother, who is otherwise healthy, is vaccinated and boosted. Should she get a second booster now?” -Mike  It’s not clear when additional boosters will be recommended for those who are not moderate to severely immunocompromised. Public health officials may recommend additional shots in the late summer or early fall, for example, to head off a potential surge this winter. And perhaps that shot will be a slightly different formulation to attack Omicron or some other variant that is emerging. I would hate for your mother’s timing to be off by getting an additional booster now when cases are falling precipitously. My advice would be to hold off for now. “If you got the vaccine and then tested positive for COVID,...
    America is moving into what might be the end of the COVID-19 pandemic, but the virus - and potentially regular shots for it - may be around for long into the future. How long can not yet be determined, though, and even some of the world's top health experts can not give solid answers as to how many shots people will need, and for how long. Dr Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert, told CNBC in an interview published Monday that he was unsure what was next for Covid vaccines, but he is confident that more will be needed down the line. On Sunday, Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla told CBS' Face the Nation that a fourth Covid shot would be necessary for Americans to control the virus going forward. Albert Bourla (left), CEO of Pfizer, said it is necessary for Americans to receive a fourth dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Dr Anthony Fauci (right) said that he believes more shots will be needed at some point, but he can not confidently say when or how many 'The answer is: we don't...
    Costa Mesa, California (CNN)Kennedy Stonum, a high school junior, deflected repeated entreaties from her father to please get vaccinated against Covid-19."I would send her articles. I would send her studies. I would send her whatever I thought might either scare her enough about Covid to get the vaccine or allay her concerns enough about the vaccine," said Lee Stonum, 41, a public defender in Orange County, California. His mother, who lives in Cleveland, also sent emails to her granddaughter urging her to get the shots."She was very skilled at blowing it off," Stonum said of his only child. "It was constantly, 'OK, I'll think about it.' It was never an outright 'no.' "Tyler Gilreath, 20, resisted the constant nagging and cajoling of his mother, Tamra Demello, to get the Covid-19 vaccine."He was one of those kids who had to make every mistake himself, because he always knew best," said Demello, 60, of Apex, North Carolina. "The more a mother's lips move, the less the ears on their male children open."Read MoreBoth young people recently died of Covid-19 -- Kennedy Stonum...
    KIDS as young as five will finally be offered the Covid shot from April as the vaccines watchdog approved the jab this afternoon. But with the benefits of being immunised finely balanced in younger children, experts are offering it as an option rather than urging kids to get jabbed. 2Kids from five years old will be able to have the jab if their families want them to Instead the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation will give just under six million kids aged five to 11 a “non-urgent offer”. This means it is down to families to decide whether they want to have their children jabbed. This age group is at low risk of serious illness from Covid, with a very small number of infected kids going on to develop severe disease. But the latest evidence found dishing out doses now - before any other potential wave - would give some extra protection for the future. Health Secretary Sajid Javid said: “I have accepted the advice from the independent Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) to make a non-urgent...
    Radio shock jock Howard Stern seems to have one thing on his mind: vaccines, vaccines, vaccines – and he wants famed sports broadcaster, Al Michaels, to deliver a PSA about them during the Super Bowl on Sunday. Speaking with the legendary broadcaster on his SiriusXM show on Tuesday, Stern said he should tell his massive audience to get the jab. “I know with sports, you can’t be controversial,” Stern said. “No one’s there to hear your opinion. I get all that. But…Al, please — when you’re on there and you got 100 million people, tell them to get vaccinated for Christ’s sake. You know what I mean? HOUSTON, TX – DECEMBER 13: Television announcer Al Michaels watches the Houston Texans warm up before the Texans play the New England Patriots on December 13, 2015, at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images) “Don’t you ever wish you could sort of break out and say what you feel?” added Stern. “Wouldn’t it be great to advocate a bit?” Keeping it apolitical through his nervous laugh, Michaels said that...
    OAN’s foreign correspondent Pearson Sharp claimed Thursday that Covid-19 vaccines are deadly to both children and adults, and subsequently urged Democrats and others on the left to get as many of them as they can. Sharp, a little-known figure on the conservative network, generated headlines last year when he called for “executions” for those who stood in the way of former President Donald Trump’s challenges of the 2020 election results. Citing issues with “voting integrity,” the network personality said that historically, people who have been found to be “traitors” have paid the ultimate price for their actions. On Thursday night, Sharp cited what he said was overwhelming evidence that the Covid shots are causing heart problems, sudden death in athletes, child mortality, and other issues. He declared, “We have had enough.” He also added, “We’ve had enough of watching our loved ones get sick and die pointless deaths, all because the media and despots in Washington refused to let us treat our sick with the safest and most effective drugs in the world, like ivermectin.” Sharp then equated pharmaceutical companies...
    SHOCKING medical scans have revealed how important it is to get your coronavirus vaccines. Across the UK millions of Brits have now had two doses and a booster vaccine, with the most vulnerable now being eligible for a fourth dose. 3Images A&B (top left and right) show the lung scans of a woman who had two doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, with no clouding on the lungs. Images C&D bottom left and right show lung scans of a patient who had just one dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine, image D shows the small amount of clouding in the lung, with experts finding a small presence of pneumoniaCredit: Eureka 3Lung scans E&F (top left and right) show a 36-year-old man with no vaccines, with arrows on scan F showing clouding of the lungs. Scans G&H (bottom left and right) are from a 58-year-old man with no vaccines who required supplemental oxygen on admission and was admitted to intensive care unit one day laterCredit: eureka Experts have repeatedly said that vaccines and getting your booster doses are key when it comes to...
    THOUSANDS more Brits are set to get their Covid vaccines from next week. The NHS has dished out life-saving jabs to millions amid a record-breaking rollout throughout the pandemic. 2Children will start getting their official invites from next week to have a Covid jabCredit: LNP All over-18s and some vulnerable teens have had their second doses and boosters to beat back the Omicron wave. Now, from Monday vulnerable five to 11 year olds can have their first jab to protect against Covid. The decision was made to give vaccines to the select group of youngsters in December, with the NHS working to get ready for the rollout. Children can't have the same dose size as adults, and so special equipment has been brought in for GPs to use throughout the country. NHS England gave medics until the end of January to be ready for the next stage in the rollout. From next week selected kids, around 330,000, will get two doses of a smaller amount of vaccine, with a gap of eight weeks between each injection. Most read in Health NewsPAIN...
    Dr. Uché Blackstock went on a rant against Florida's surgeon general, Joseph Ladapo, on MSNBC's "ReidOut" Wednesday, saying she was "shocked" his license had not been revoked over his stance on COVID-19.  "I mean, essentially, he's violating the Hippocratic Oath – which is do no harm. So every time he gets up there at a press conference or a hearing, and says something that is anti-science, he's violating the Hippocratic Oath. And at this point, I am shocked that his license hasn't been suspended or revoked," she said. Florida Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo and Gov. Ron DeSantis (Joe Cavaretta/Sun Sentinel/Tribune News Service via Getty Images) The segment highlighted a hearing at a Florida Senate committee in which Ladapo was grilled on vaccines. The legislature's Democrats, disappointed with the responses, walked out of the hearing and said they would not vote to confirm Ladapo.  Ladapo had said during the hearing that he believes vaccines are effective at preventing severe COVID-19 cases. "They [vaccines] reduce the risk of hospitalization and death from COVID-19 … I don’t think the objective of public...
    Young people in California could soon have more autonomy to get the COVID-19 vaccine and other vaccinations without parental consent, a move State. Sen Scott Wiener says will give minors a voice in their own healthcare and help them bypass vaccine hesitancy in their families. On Friday, Wiener introduced Senate Bill 866, the Teens Choose Vaccines Act, to give minors ages 12-17 the ability to get the shots, even when their parents do not agree, and to ultimately reduce the transmission of COVID-19 in the state. San Jose student Arin Parsa, 14, who gathered with the senator and other teens on the steps of Everett Middle School in San Francisco to voice support for the bill, said when kids aren’t vaccinated it’s not only a public health issue, but a mental health issue. Parsa is the founder of advocacy group Teens for Vaccines. “With the COVID-19 pandemic ravaging our communities, the crisis of ‘anti-vax’ parents is only getting worse,” he said. “Kids are potentially missing school, friends and family. COVID is taking away their happiness and futures. We cannot sit...
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California would allow children age 12 and up to be vaccinated without their parents' consent, the youngest age of any state, under a proposal late Thursday by a state senator.Alabama allows such decisions at age 14, Oregon at 15, Rhode Island and South Carolina at 16, according to Sen. Scott Wiener, a Democrat from San Francisco who is proposing the change. Only Washington, D.C., has a lower limit, at age 11.Wiener argued that California already allows those 12 and up to consent to the Hepatitis B and Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines, and to treatment for sexually transmitted infections, substance abuse and mental health disorders.RELATED: Nearly 14K COVID tests left sitting out in Bay Area lab; customers still waiting for results"Giving young people the autonomy to receive life-saving vaccines, regardless of their parents' beliefs or work schedules, is essential for their physical and mental health," he said. "It's unconscionable for teens to be blocked from the vaccine because a parent either refuses or cannot take their child to a vaccination site."Currently in California, minors ages 12 to 17...
                 RICHMOND, Virginia – The Senate General Laws and Technology Committee killed two of Senator Amanda Chase’s (R-Chesterfield) bills seeking to outlaw discrimination against those who refuse to wear masks or get COVID-19 vaccines. “While we have many opinions about whether to wear masks or not, it should be an individual right. It should be an individual choice. I remember a period of time whenever that was not necessarily an option, and it impeded people who had disabilities from actually getting healthcare services because they could not wear a mask, not being able to go to the grocery store, shop. We cannot deny people a basic human right of being provided healthcare and basic human services,” Chase told the committee on Wednesday afternoon, arguing for her bill SB 582. Senator Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria) asked, “If I’m a parent and I want my child to be maximumly healthy, my immunocompromised child, and I don’t want them to come into contact with COVID if they can avoid it, and there’s a group of other parents and we have a school that...
    When he has small slices of free time, wedged in between schoolwork and studying for academic quiz competitions, Arin Parsa scrolls through Reddit. The 14-year-old from San Jose searches for posts about vaccines, and comments whenever he thinks he can be helpful, sometimes sharing a public health department’s hotline or congratulating a poster on overcoming a fear of needles. Last fall, Arin, who founded an organization called Teens for Vaccines, spotted a post from a 16-year-old in Ohio who said his parents were opposed to the COVID-19 shot. “Can i get vaccinated without my parents’ consent?” the boy wrote. No, not in Ohio, Arin responded, before adding a note of encouragement — “You aren’t alone” — and sharing a link to a guide he helped create for teens hoping to persuade their parents to let them get vaccinated. A couple of tips from the guide include talking to your parents when they seem relaxed, and emailing them information so they can look over it when they’re less busy. “Wait for a good time : - ). Don’t fight!” it reads....
    President Donald Trump praised the Covid vaccines, but then slammed vaccine mandates and said that the pandemic will “phase out” even if millions of people don’t get vaccinated. Trump’s interview with Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep started better than it ended — Trump hung up on Inskeep — with a call for people to get vaccinated. But things took a turn quickly. “What advice would you give to Americans who haven’t chosen to get vaccinated?” Inskeep asked, obviously hoping for Trump’s pro-vaccine messaging streak to continue. Trump began by slamming an unidentified vaccine mandate, claiming that “the mandate is really hurting our country. Now that’s advice to an administration more so than to the Americans. A lot of Americans aren’t standing for it, and it’s hurting our country. It’s hurting our economy very badly.” “And being very — the proud person that did so well with therapeutics and, and vaccines and everything else and getting them done in record times, you know, I — I have a lot to say on the subject. And one of the things I say is they...
    Initial US vaccination efforts were a logistical triumph. In April 2021, on a single day, 4 million people were vaccinated — more than 1 percent of the population. Since then, though, vaccination efforts slowed and then stalled. Today, only 62 percent of the population has been fully vaccinated, according to the CDC. Only 36.5 percent of people have received boosters. This is especially troublesome because boosters are vital for protection from the omicron variant that is currently leading to the worst hospitalization numbers of the pandemic. The US desperately needs more people to get vaccinated. But policy response has been lackluster. There is a good bit of public support for vaccine mandates, but local and state governments have embraced them only sporadically, and generally with an opt out in the form of regular testing. Even so, an OSHA regulation requiring vaccines or regular testing for companies with over 100 employees nationwide is facing Supreme Court scrutiny. Politicians have resorted to dire warnings and to emphasizing that people have a duty to others to get vaccinated. READ:...
    A pensioner in India illegally had twelve Covid-19 jabs in less than a year before being caught by the police. Brahamdev Mandal had the dozen vaccines in just 11 months, and even had two within half an hour of each other on the same day. The 84-year-old said he wanted to feel stronger during the pandemic, and claimed the multiple jabs rid him of his joint pain he has had for eight years. The serial-vaxxer was able to sign up for extra jabs by using different people's ID and lying to health officials, and is now facing a string of charges. Two doses of Covid-19 vaccines are required for adults in most countries to be considered 'fully vaccinated,' with a third 'booster' jab becoming more common in order to enhance immunity that decreases over time. Some countries, such as Austria, have also begun rolling out fourth doses to specific groups, such as healthcare workers, while Turkey has offered a fifth. However, twelve doses is unheard of and not recommended by health bodies. Brahamdev Mandal, 84 (pictured), had 12 Covid-19 vaccines...
    PREGNANT women have been warned they risk having a premature birth if they don't get their booster jab. The latest data has shown Covid vaccines are safe for mums-to-be and their babies. 1Pregnant women have been urged to get their Covid jabs to protect them and their babiesCredit: Getty - Contributor But JCVI’s Professor Jeremy Brown said this morning: "If you catch Covid and you're unvaccinated and pregnant, especially in the last trimester, there's a 20 per cent risk of a premature birth." Data from the UK Obstetric Surveillance System shows 96.3 per cent of pregnant women admitted to hospital with Covid-19 symptoms between May and October 2021 were unvaccinated. A third of which (33 per cent) needed help breathing, and around 1 in 5 women hospitalised with the virus saw their babies delivered preterm and rushed to the neonatal unit. A string of hugely positive studies show Omicron is milder than other strains in vaccinated Brits, with the first official UK report revealing the risk of hospitalisation is 50 to 70 per cent lower than with Delta. Covid booster jabs protect against...
    Cirsten Weldon Cirsten Weldon was a right-wing social media darling of sorts, at least in the QAnon wing of the field. Her MAGA posts, anti-vaxx rhetoric, and willingness to embrace wild and fantastic conspiracy theories gained her tens of thousands of followers. Weldon was a firm ‘COVID-is-a-hoax’ believer who made videos where she yelled at people waiting in line for vaccines that “The vaccines kill, don’t get it!” She also believed Dr. Anthony Fauci should be executed. According to reports, Weldon passed away Thursday from COVID-19 in a hospital in Camarillo, California. The Daily Beast says that Weldon began complaining of feeling sick at the end of December, posting a video on Dec. 28, where she “struggled through her remarks about the coming overthrow of the United States government, coughing and complaining that she was exhausted.” Weldon’s last social media post was an image of herself in a hospital bed with an oxygen mask on, dated Dec. 31, 2021. In her post she wrote “Is [sic] hospital for 2 days Bacteria pneumonia they and tested me for covid I refused Dr Fauci s Resmedervir sorry no meetup in Santa...
    A leading QAnon promoter who urged both her followers and strangers she passed on the street not to take the COVID vaccine died Thursday of the coronavirus, making her just the latest vaccine opponent killed by the disease. Cirsten Weldon had amassed tens of thousands of followers across right-wing social media networks by promoting the pro-Trump QAnon conspiracy under the screenname “CirstenW.” She was prominent enough to become a sort of QAnon interpreter for comedian conspiracy theorist Roseanne Barr, and started recording videos about QAnon with her. Weldon focused on attacking vaccines and other efforts to fight COVID-19, saying in one video that Dr. Anthony Fauci “needs to be hung from a rope.” She claimed the vaccine killed people, and even recorded herself yelling at people standing in line to receive vaccines. “The vaccines kill, don’t get it!” Weldon warned the waiting vaccine recipients in an undated video posted to one of her online accounts. “This is how gullible these idiots are. They’re all getting vaccine!” In late December, however, Weldon started showing symptoms of coronavirus infection. In her...
    In this article WBAA person enters a Walgreens store in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Tuesday, April 13, 2021.David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty ImagesWalgreens Boots Alliance on Thursday exceeded analysts' expectations for the fiscal first-quarter and raised its forecast for the year, as customers came to its stores for Covid vaccines and testing. The drugstore chain's shares rose more than 2% in premarket trading. Here's what Walgreens reported compared with what analysts were expecting for the first quarter ended Nov. 30, based on Refinitiv data: Earnings per share: $1.68 adjusted vs. $1.33 expected Revenue: $33.90 billion vs. $32.74 billion expected In the quarter, net income rose to $3.58 billion, or $4.13 per share, compared with a net loss of $308 million, or 36 cents per share, a year earlier. Excluding items, the company earned $1.68 per share, topping the $1.33 expected by analysts surveyed by Refinitiv. Sales rose to $33.90 billion from $31.44 billion a year earlier, higher than the $32.74 billion that analysts expected. Walgreens shares closed Wednesday at $54.00, up nearly 1%. The company's shares have risen...
    CHILDREN could get Covid vaccines in WEEKS in a desperate bid to stop any more school closure chaos. Experts believe that the roll out of jabs for kids aged five to 11 may be key to stop disrupting education because of staff shortages. 2Kids as young as five could be vaccinated in the coming weeksCredit: AFP 2 Professor Russell Viner believes that the “balance of risks” indicates that schoolchildren should be vaccinated. His claims come after a string of hugely positive studies show Omicron IS milder than other strains, with the first official UK report revealing the risk of hospitalisation is 50 to 70 per cent lower than with Delta. Covid booster jabs protect against Omicron and offer the best chance to get through the pandemic, health officials have repeatedly said. The Sun's Jabs Army campaign is helping get the vital extra vaccines in Brits' arms to ward off the need for any new restrictions. Prof Viner, from University College London, is an expert in child and adolescent health and is a member of SAGE. He believes that while the age group are the least affected by covid...
    A right-wing radio host who once opened for Donald Trump at his 2018 Las Vegas rally now wants the former president to have an 'intervention' after he urged Americans to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Conspiracy theorist Wayne Allyn Root appeared on Alex Jones' InfoWars earlier this week where he joined a chorus of fellow Trump supporters who are now turning on the Republican leader over his ardent support for vaccines.  'He needs an intervention from a friend, because he's the greatest president of my lifetime, I love him, I will always love him,' Root said on Tuesday. The radio host, who was the Libertarian Party's vice presidential nominee in 2008, went on to say Trump has been 'right on everything except this issue.' 'He's so horribly wrong on this issue, and the best way to put it -- ironically -- is he's dead wrong, 'cause people are dying left and right,' Root continued, claiming they died of the vaccines.  He said Trump's embrace of the jabs amounted to 'political suicide.'  Jones, who also criticized Trump for his heel-turn on getting...
    Dr. Harvey Risch, professor of epidemiology at Yale School of Public Health and Yale School of Medicine, provided his insight on the COVID-19 vaccine, the government’s role in managing the virus and more on a recent episode of "The Will Cain Podcast." WILL CAIN: What is your position on the vaccine? Do you find them effective with a good public health resource tool? Are they part of the picture, but just not should be the complete picture? What's your position on the vaccine? DR. HARVEY RISCH: I think the vaccines are part of the picture. I think there are people who are at high enough risk of COVID – of bad outcomes of COVID –  that they should be evaluating whether the vaccine would be useful, a rational choice for them. I think that wider than that, it's inappropriate, that the vaccines are not universal, that they have a degree of effectiveness for reducing transmission, which is the only government rationale for their usage of a degree of effectiveness that lasts for some months and after that, their effectiveness declines....
    NEARLY all pregnant women who have been placed on a ventilator with Covid-19 haven't had their vaccines, data has revealed. Vaccines help protect against severe illness from coronavirus and Brits have been urged to come forward for their initial jabs and booster doses in order to protect against Omicron. 2Experts have warned that pregnant women are putting themselves at risk by not having their coronavirus vaccinesCredit: Getty 2Mum-of-two Sadie, who died after catching Covid while pregnant might have been saved if she'd had the vaccine, her heartbroken dad saidCredit: MEN Media Omicron infections continue to spread and it is now responsible for 90 per cent of cases in the UK - but scientists have offered hope that the variant isn't as dangerous as those that came before it. A string of hugely positive studies show Omicron IS milder than other strains, with the first official UK report revealing the risk of hospitalisation is 50 to 70 per cent lower than with Delta. Covid booster jabs protect against Omicron and offer the best chance to get through the pandemic, health officials have repeatedly said....
    Alex Wong/Getty Images Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) claimed former President Donald Trump gave her permission to share a pro-vaccine message on his behalf Monday in a lengthy Twitter thread. “I just got off the phone with my favorite President of all time, Donald J. Trump. We discussed many issues, people, races in ‘22 as well as vaccines and mandates,” the Georgia Republican tweeted. “We discussed #COVID19, how awful the virus from China has been, and how horribly it’s been politicized.” “I have President Trump’s permission to tell you all that he is 100% AGAINST the mandates, but he still encourages everyone to get the vaccine and booster. That is his position,” Greene wrote in a follow-up tweet. “He also said if he was President he would never mandate the vaccines, and no one would be fired.” 2. I have President Trump’s permission to tell you all that he is 100% AGAINST the mandates, but he still encourages everyone to get the vaccine and booster. That is his position. He also said if he was President he would never mandate...
    CAT litter trays have never been used like this before - as a vessel to ferry needles and vaccines to Britain's brilliant jabbers. Vaccine minister Maggie Throup, 64, looked on with delight as she joined The Sun’s Jabs Army in action at a centre in Derby. 4Maggie Throup hailed our Jabs Army as amazing for raising a volunteer forceCredit: Arthur Edwards / The Sun She hailed the volunteers of our campaign, which has seen more than 80,000 dedicated readers sign up to be stewards. Maggie said: “I think the Jabs Army campaign run by The Sun has been absolutely amazing. The fact in that your last call for volunteers you managed to get 30,000 in three days, I thought was just incredible. “I want to say a huge thank you to all Sun readers for coming forward, volunteering and giving up your time - in what is such a difficult time for everybody. “You're all making a huge, huge difference and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for doing it. It’s brilliant.” Most read in Health NewsACT...
                 According to an affidavit obtained by The Ohio Star, a nurse in Ohio who was in charge of procuring COVID-19 vaccines for Miami University says she was never able to obtain Pfizer’s FDA- fully approved version of the vaccine, called Comirnaty. The affiant is a nurse practitioner and employee of TriHealth, which runs two hospitals and 130 sites of medical care in the Cincinnati area. From June 4 to November 3, she was put in charge of procuring vaccines for Miami University, located in Oxford. The Star has redacted the nurse’s name out of concern of reprisal. “During the time period I served as Interim Manager, I had the duty of ordering doses of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine from the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) via a website known as the Ohio Impact Statewide Immunization System…” the affidavit says. “The Covid-19 vaccine doses I obtained for Miami University Health Services from ODH except for a few occasions when I obtained them from TriHealth’s inventory.” “To my knowledge, the Covid-19 vaccines that I received from ODH and TriHealth during the period...
    "COVID-19 vaccines are effective at preventing infection, serious illness, and death. Most people who get COVID-19 are unvaccinated. However, since vaccines are not 100% effective at preventing infection, some people who are fully vaccinated will still get COVID-19," according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
    Johnson & Johnson's share price nosedived on Friday morning when the markets opened in reaction to the CDC's announcement yesterday that Americans shouldn't get the company's COVID-19 vaccine because it can cause blood clots.  J&J's one-shot vaccine was popular in March and April because it was seen as more convenient than the two-shot Pfizer and Moderna alternatives.  It was briefly taken out of use in April amid a handful of cases of women who had received it, developed blood clots and then died.  It was put back into use on April 23 but this week, the CDC announced Americans should instead opt for Pfizer or Moderna when choosing which vaccine to get.  The announcement sent the company's shares down by $173 to $168 at opening bell on Monday - a drop of 2.8 percent.     The shots are, however, still available but the CDC is now recommending that Americans opt for Pfizer or Moderna instead.   The announcement on Thursday night sent the company's shares down by $173 to $168 at opening bell on Monday - a drop of 2.8 percent A dose...
    Most Americans should be given the Pfizer or Moderna mRNA vaccines instead of the Johnson & Johnson shot that can cause rare but serious blood clots, U.S. health advisers recommended Thursday. The strange clotting problem has caused nine confirmed deaths after J&J vaccinations - while the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines don't come with that risk and also appear to be more effective, advisers to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. It's an unusual move and the CDC's director, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, must decide whether to accept the panel's advice. Until now the U.S. has treated all three COVID-19 vaccines available to Americans as an equal choice, since large studies found they all offered strong protection and early supplies were limited.  A dose of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine is seen in a file photo. A government advisory panel advises getting Moderna or Pfizer instead RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Confirmed Omicron cases jump by a third overnight: Fauci... Have you got the sniffles, a headache or fatigue? You've... Share...