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Boosters Shots Begin, Controversial Arizona Election Review, Germany’s Election : Up First

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NPR After deliberation and disagreement, federal regulators have endorsed COVID boosters for some groups, making millions of people eligible across the U.S. And a widely-discredited Republican-led review of Arizona’s Maricopa County 2020 election has concluded after months. Plus, an upcoming election in Germany will decide who succeeds long-standing Chancellor Angela......

‘Better to wait your turn in line,’ Biden says to those not yet eligible for Covid booster shots.

New York Times
President Biden on Friday urged people who are not yet eligible for coronavirus booster shots to be patient, while suggesting eligibility could expand rapidly. He said that his administration was “looking to the time when we’re going to be able to expand the booster shots, basically across the board,” and......

Brazil approves COVID-19 booster shots for healthcare workers

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Brazil’s Health Minister Marcelo Queiroga attends a news conference at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil, July 29, 2021. REUTERS/Adriano Machado BRASILIA, Sept 24 (Reuters) – Brazil has approved booster doses of COVID-19 vaccines for “health professionals,” with preference given to the Pfizer (PFE.N) shot, Health Minister Marcelo Queiroga said......

CDC panel endorses Pfizer Covid booster shots for high-risk adults

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Lisa Wilson receives a shot of the Pfizer vaccine at a mobile COVID-19 vaccination site in Orlando, Florida. Paul Hennessy | SOPA Images | LightRocket | Getty Images A key Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisory group voted Thursday......

Pfizer Booster Shots, Processing Haitian Migrants, Ethiopia’s Hunger Crisis : Up First

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NPR Who is eligible to get Pfizer’s COVID-19 booster shots? And why are certain Haitian migrants detained along the US-Mexico border being released while others are deported? Plus, new documents reveal the extent of Ethiopia’s hunger crisis. NPR – Click for more...

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

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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 considers approving Pfizer vaccine booster shots

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here FDA considers approving Pfizer vaccine booster shots – CBS News Watch CBSN Live The FDA is considering authorizing Pfizer’s COVID vaccine booster shot for those who are high-risk or 65 and older. It comes as the Delta variant surge......

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......

FDA still silent on Covid booster shots as key CDC panel concludes first day of a two-day meeting

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A syringe is filled with a dose of Pfizer’s coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine at a pop-up community vaccination center at the Gateway World Christian Center in Valley Stream, New York, U.S., February 23, 2021. Brendan McDermid | Reuters The Food......

Shots fired at Ukraine presidential aide’s car in assassination bid

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KYIV, Sept 22 (Reuters) – A volley of shots was fired at a car carrying Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s principal aide on Wednesday in what a senior official called an assassination attempt. More than 10 bullets hit the car near the village of Lesnyky, just outside the capital Kyiv, wounding......

WHO reiterates warning against Covid boosters for healthy people as U.S. weighs wide distribution of third shots

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a news conference in Geneva Switzerland July 3, 2020. Fabrice Coffrini | Reuters World Health Organization officials repeated their protests Tuesday against Covid-19 booster shots for the general public, even as......

Fauci defends FDA panel, says it didn’t make a mistake rejecting booster Covid shots for all Americans

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Top infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci responds to accusations by Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) as he testifies before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee on Capitol hill in Washington, D.C., July 20, 2021. J. Scott Applewhite |......

Debate over COVID-19 booster shots continue as U.S. reports decline in new infections

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Debate over COVID-19 booster shots continue as U.S. reports decline in new infections – CBS News Watch CBSN Live The debate over the necessity of COVID-19 booster shots is becoming yet another point of contention in public health discourse.......

FDA advisers to vote on Pfizer’s COVID-19 booster shots

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here A panel of the Food and Drug Administration’s vaccine advisers is meeting Friday to discuss third doses of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine, a key first step towards the Biden administration’s plans to initiate the U.S.’ first booster shots later this......

The F.D.A.’s vaccine advisory committee is set to consider Pfizer booster shots on Friday.

New York Times
The Food and Drug Administration’s independent panel of vaccine advisers is set to meet Friday to discuss the case for booster shots of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine, and to vote on whether the agency should approve additional doses for people 16 and older. The meeting and vote, which could significantly......

A key part of Biden’s plan to combat Covid is at risk as FDA meets to debate booster shots

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A key part of President Joe Biden‘s plan to combat Covid is in jeopardy as a Food and Drug Administration vaccine advisory committee meets Friday to debate and vote on Pfizer and BioNTech‘s application to offer booster shots to the......

Scientists split on COVID vaccine booster shots

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Scientists split on COVID vaccine booster shots – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Scientists are debating whether COVID-19 booster shots are necessary for those who are not immunocompromised, with some saying the vaccine is effective enough on its own.......

UK and Trinidad health officials refute Nicki Minaj’s ‘false claim’ Covid shots cause swollen testicles

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Health officials from the U.K. to Trinidad refuted rapper Nicki Minaj’s “false claim” that her cousin’s friend’s testicles swelled after he received a Covid-19 vaccine in her home country of Trinidad. Dr. Terrence Deyalsingh, health minister of the Republic of......

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