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The FDA could authorize Covid-19 vaccines for young children in weeks, expert says

The FDA could authorize Covid-19 vaccines for young children in weeks, expert says

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) could soon authorize a Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for young children, experts said — a development that offers hope in the midst of a dangerous time in the pandemic for kids, who account for a quarter of all cases reported last week. “It is conceivable that by Halloween, we…MORE

Nearly 226,000 Covid-19 cases were reported in children last week, pediatrician group says
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Nearly 226,000 Covid-19 cases were reported in children last week, pediatrician group says

Covid-19 infections have continued to increase “exponentially” among children across the US, and now account for nearly 26% of all cases reported nationwide, according to data published Monday. Over the past week, the American Academy of Pediatrics reported the second highest total of new diagnoses among children over the course of the pandemic, with 225,978.…MORE

4 steps that have to happen before Covid-19 vaccine is available for younger children
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4 steps that have to happen before Covid-19 vaccine is available for younger children

A highly anticipated announcement Monday from the companies Pfizer and BioNTech revealed that their lower-dose Covid-19 vaccine was found to be safe and generated a “robust” antibody response in children ages 5 to 11, based on data from a Phase 2/3 trial. Many parents now are waiting for the time when their young children can…MORE

1 in 5 parents say their kids eat more fast food during the pandemic, poll finds
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1 in 5 parents say their kids eat more fast food during the pandemic, poll finds

For some families, the pandemic has thrown a wrench in healthy eating plans due to stress from remote work, e-learning, money problems, sickness and more. While half of surveyed parents reported their family has eaten home-cooked meals more often since the pandemic started, 20% of parents said their family has had fast food more often,…MORE

Covid-19 vaccine for 5- to 11-year-olds is safe and shows ‘robust’ antibody response, Pfizer says
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Covid-19 vaccine for 5- to 11-year-olds is safe and shows ‘robust’ antibody response, Pfizer says

In a highly anticipated announcement, Pfizer said on Monday a Phase 2/3 trial showed its Covid-19 vaccine was safe and generated a “robust” antibody response in children ages 5 to 11. These are the first such results released for this age group for a US Covid-19 vaccine, and the data has not yet been peer-reviewed…MORE

Covid-19 cases forcing hospitals to ration care is unfair and unacceptable, expert says
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Covid-19 cases forcing hospitals to ration care is unfair and unacceptable, expert says

With the spread of the Delta variant and lagging vaccination rates, Covid-19 cases have strained many hospitals across the US — which one expert called unfair and unacceptable. Montana’s health care system is under that strain, including St. Peter’s Health in Helena, which is operating under crisis standards of care. “We are at the point…MORE

Covid-19 origins: Why the search for the source is vital
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Covid-19 origins: Why the search for the source is vital

No clear culprit. No smoking gun. While Covid-19’s origin story is currently defined by a lack of hard evidence and data, scientists around the world continue their search for answers to how the pandemic began. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks to leading virologists, epidemiologists and coronavirus researchers in “The Origins of Covid-19:…MORE

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