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F.D.A. Authorizes Pfizer Booster Shots for Older and At-Risk Americans

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here WASHINGTON — After weeks of internal strife at the Food and Drug Administration, the agency on Wednesday authorized people over 65 who had received Pfizer-BioNTech’s coronavirus vaccine to get a booster shot at least six months after their......

FDA authorizes Pfizer COVID-19 booster shots for seniors and others at high risk

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here The Food and Drug Administration granted emergency use authorization Wednesday for a third dose of Pfizer and BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine to be given to three groups — those 65 and older, those at high risk of developing severe COVID-19......

FDA authorizes Pfizer’s Covid booster shots for people 65 and older and other vulnerable Americans

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Trung Nguyen, 13, gets his second dose of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine at the Philadelphia Zoo in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, September 7, 2021. Rachel Wisniewski | Reuters The Food and Drug Administration authorized Pfizer and BioNTech‘s Covid-19 booster shots for......

Biden authorizes 1,000 more troops to be sent to Afghanistan

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Biden said he authorized the deployment “to make sure we can have an orderly and safe drawdown of US personnel and other allied personnel and an orderly and safe evacuation of Afghans who helped our troops during our mission......

FDA authorizes third vaccine dose for immunocompromised people

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Peter Sullivan The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday authorized a third dose of COVID-19 for certain people with compromised immune systems, a narrow move into the realm of booster doses amid a growing debate over their use. The......

U.S. FDA authorizes COVID-19 vaccine boosters for the immunocompromised

Reuters
Aug 12 (Reuters) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday authorized a booster dose of COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer Inc (PFE.N) and Moderna Inc (MRNA.O) for people with compromised immune systems. A few other countries, such as Israel and Germany, plan to or have already administered the third......

FDA authorizes extra COVID vaccine dose for some immunocompromised Americans

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here U.S. regulators on Thursday said transplant recipients and others with severely weakened immune systems can get an extra dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines to better protect them as the Delta variant continues to surge. The late-night......

Biden authorizes up to $100M for Afghan refugees

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Celine Castronuovo President BidenJoe BidenOvernight Defense: Senate panel adds B to Biden’s defense budget | House passes bill to streamline visa process for Afghans who helped US | Pentagon confirms 7 Colombians arrested in Haiti leader’s killing had US......

Biden authorizes $100 million in emergency funds for Afghan refugees

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U.S. President Joe Biden holds a meeting on infrastructure with labor and business leaders at the White House in Washington, U.S. July 22, 2021. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst WASHINGTON, July 23 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden on Friday authorized up to $100 million from a special emergency fund to meet urgent......

FDA authorizes two batches of Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine doses from Baltimore plant

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here “Before making this decision, the FDA conducted a thorough review of facility records and the results of quality testing performed by the manufacturer. Based on this review and considering the current COVID-19 public health emergency, the FDA concluded these......

The World Health Organization authorizes the Sinovac vaccine for emergency use.

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here The World Health Organization has cleared a Covid-19 vaccine made by the Chinese pharmaceutical company Sinovac for emergency use, opening the way for it to be included in Covax, the sputtering worldwide initiative that low-income countries rely on......

The World Health Organization authorizes the Sinovac vaccine for emergency use.

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here The World Health Organization has cleared a coronavirus vaccine made by the Chinese pharmaceutical company Sinovac for emergency use, the agency announced on Tuesday. The decision, which comes about a month after the agency authorized another Chinese vaccine,......

F.D.A. Authorizes Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine for Children 12 to 15

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here Vaccinating children is crucial to building up population levels of immunity and curtailing the spread of the coronavirus. Though children spread the virus less efficiently than adults do, they make up about 23 percent of the population. Experts......

Russia authorizes use of ‘Sputnik Light,’ a one-shot Covid vaccine it says is 79% effective

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A woman is administered with Russian Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine at a sports arena on May 4, 2021 in Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines. Ezra Acayan | Getty Images News | Getty Images LONDON — Russia on Thursday authorized the use......

Apple reports another blowout quarter with sales up 54%, authorizes $90 billion in share buybacks

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Apple reported a blowout quarter on Wednesday, announcing companywide sales up 54% higher than last year, and significantly stronger profits than Wall Street expected.   Apple stock rose over 4% at one point in extended trading.   Apple reported double-digit growth in every......

Mexico authorizes emergency use of Indian COVID-19 vaccine

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FILE PHOTO: A health official draws a dose of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by the Serum Institute of India, at Infectious Diseases Hospital in Colombo, Sri Lanka January 29, 2021. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte/File Photo MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico’s health regulator Cofepris has authorized the emergency use of India’s COVID-19 vaccine......

Biden Seeks Update for a Much-Stretched Law That Authorizes the War on Terrorism

New York Times
WASHINGTON — President Biden wants to work with Congress to repeal and replace a war authorization law passed shortly after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, White House officials said on Friday. That law has been stretched across four administrations to permit open-ended combat against Islamist militant groups scattered across the......

BRIEF-U.S. Authorizes Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 Vaccine For Adults Aged 18 And Older – Reuters

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BRIEF-U.S. Authorizes Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 Vaccine For Adults Aged 18 And Older Reuters Source – For more click here To Return to the Main Aggregate News Page – click here Break’n Pics – Click here for Free Stock Photos...

State authorizes new round of online gambling platforms

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Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here The Michigan Gaming Control Board on Friday authorized additional operators to launch online gaming and sports betting in the state, joining an initial group that launched last week. MGCB said it had authorized casino operator the Little Traverse Bay Band......

Brazil authorizes emergency use of Sinovac, AstraZeneca vaccines

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By Jamie McGeever, Pedro Fonseca BRASILIA/RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Brazilian health regulator Anvisa’s board on Sunday voted to approve emergency use of COVID-19 vaccines from China’s Sinovac Biotech and Britain’s AstraZeneca and to begin immunizations as the pandemic enters a deadly second wave. Nurse Monica Calazans, 54, receives the......

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