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October 18, 2021

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FDA advisers to vote on Moderna COVID-19 vaccine booster shots

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Watch a live stream of the committee’s meeting in the video player above. An outside panel of the Food and Drug Administration’s vaccine experts is scheduled to vote Thursday afternoon on Moderna’s request to roll out booster shots of......

Toddler with COVID-19 home from the hospital

Reuters
Oct 12 (Reuters) – Adrian James, an Illinois toddler who just days ago was attached to a ventilator at a hospital as he fought a severe case of COVID-19, is home, his mother said Tuesday. “So, so, so happy,” Tiffany Jackson said in a text message, sharing photos of Adrian......

Kyrie Irving: Nets guard explains his COVID-19 vaccination stance

Sports Illustrated
http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTg0NTIxMjU3MTE3NTU3ODgw/kyrie.jpg Madeline Coleman Kyrie Irving’s stance to get vaccinated against COVID-19 has not changed as of Tuesday night, but per The Athletic‘s Shams Charania, it’s not because he’s anti-vax or anti-science.  The Nets guard reportedly is ‘upset’ about individuals losing their jobs because of vaccine mandates. Charania writes, “To him,......

Jorge Soler tests positive for COVID-19, replaced on Braves roster

Sports Illustrated
Braves outfielder Jorge Soler has been taken off Atlanta’s NLDS roster after testing positive for COVID-19. Outfielder Christian Pache will replace Soler on the team’s roster for Game 4 on Tuesday and a potential Game 5 on Wednesday if necessary.  Soler, 29, was traded to Atlanta from Kansas City in......

Russia hits record daily death toll from COVID-19

Reuters
Medical specialists transport a patient outside a hospital for people infected with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Moscow, Russia October 6, 2021. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov MOSCOW, Oct 12 (Reuters) – Russia reported 973 coronavirus-related deaths on Tuesday, its highest single-day toll since the start of the pandemic, and the government voiced......

GOP gubernatorial candidate Allen West released from hospital after Covid-19 diagnosis

CNN
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here West, who had not been vaccinated and was first admitted for treatment on Saturday, thanked the doctors and nurses who treated him and praised the monoclonal infusion therapy he received as treatment. “This should not be about forcing people......

Texas governor bars all COVID-19 vaccine mandates in state, rips Biden for ‘bullying’

Reuters
Oct 11 (Reuters) – Republican Texas Governor Greg Abbott, responding to what he called “bullying” by the Biden Administration, on Monday barred all COVID-19 vaccine mandates in the state by any entity, including private employers. Abbott’s move sets him up for a clash with President Joe Biden, a Democrat who......

Michigan announces more COVID-19 outbreaks in K-12 schools, universities

Detriot News
Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Michigan health officials reported 83 new COVID-19 outbreaks among its K-12 schools and universities on Monday, with two colleges reporting outbreaks. Alma College in Gratiot County has 32 cases among its undergraduate population and Washtenaw County’s Concordia University has six cases among students and staff,......

Texas gubernatorial hopeful Allen West tweets about his COVID-19 hospitalization

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Texas GOP candidate for governor Allen West, hospitalized with COVID-19, has been tweeting criticism of vaccine mandates and the government’s response to the pandemic, as he recovers in the hospital.  West, who is not vaccinated, has been undergoing monoclonal......

Michael Rosen wins children’s poetry award after battling Covid-19

BBC
“The shortlist for this year’s CLiPPA was extremely strong, showcasing outstanding poetry, but the judges were unanimous in choosing On the Move as the winner for the way in which it situates us, with striking immediacy, within Michael Rosen’s own personal recollections of migration, and invites us to consider the......

New Zealand reports fall in local COVID-19 cases, all in Auckland

Reuters
A normally busy road is deserted during a lockdown to curb the spread of a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Auckland, New Zealand, August 26, 2021. REUTERS/Fiona Goodall Oct 11 (Reuters) – New Zealand on Monday reported a slight easing in new COVID-19 cases, all of them in the country’s......

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