U.S. to deploy nearly 300,000 monkeypox vaccine doses to fight outbreak

Mock-up vials labeled “Monkeypox vaccine” are seen in this illustration taken, May 25, 2022. Dado Ruvic | Reuters The US will deploy nearly 300,000 monekypox vaccine doses in the coming weeks in an effort to stamp out the growing outbreak of the virus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending that people who … Read more

FDA panel recommends changing Covid shots to fight omicron this fall

A healthcare worker prepares a syringe with the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at a pop-up vaccination site operated by SOMOS Community Care during the COVID-19 pandemic in Manhattan in New York City, January 29, 2021. Mike Segar | Reuters The Food and Drug Administration’s panel of independent vaccine experts on Tuesday voted 19 to 2 to … Read more

Women in states that ban abortion will still be able to get abortion pills online from overseas

Pills of Misoprostol, used to terminate early pregnancies, are displayed in a pharmacy in Provo, Utah, U.S. May 12, 2022.  George Frey | Reuters Women in states that ban abortion will still be able to end unwanted pregnancies with prescription abortion pills ordered online from overseas, though the legal situation is murky and carries potential … Read more

Buy-the-dippers, take note: Wall Street’s most notorious bear sees a stock rally coming

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World Health Organization says monkeypox is not a global health emergency right now

The World Health Organization on Saturday said the rapid spread of monkeypox across dozens of nations does not represent a global health emergency at this time. WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus described monkeypox as an evolving health threat, however, and urged governments around the world to step up surveillance, contact tracing, testing and to … Read more

Several U.S. states immediately institute abortion bans following Roe ruling

Pro-life demonstrators hold signs in front of the US Supreme Court as they await its decision on the legality of a Republican-backed Louisiana law that imposes restrictions on abortion doctors in Washington, US, June 22, 2020. Kevin Lemarque | Reuters Several U.S. states immediately banned abortion on Friday in the wake of the Supreme Court’s … Read more

CDC panel recommends Moderna two-dose Covid vaccine for kids ages 6 to 17

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expected to clear Moderna’s two-dose Covid-19 vaccine for kindergartners through high schoolers for public distribution this week after the agency’s panel of independent vaccine experts unanimously voted Thursday to recommend the shots. The committee endorsed Moderna’s vaccine for kids ages 6 to 17 after examining its safety … Read more

CDC advisors recommend Covid vaccines for children as young as 6 months

A child is administered a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pediatric vaccine. Mayela Lopez | Reuters The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s independent vaccine experts on Saturday backed Pfizer’s and Moderna’s Covid-19 shots for children as young as 6 months. The CDC committee voted unanimously to recommend the shots for use in … Read more

FDA authorizes Pfizer and Moderna’s Covid vaccines for children as young as 6 months

Vials with Pfizer-BioNTech and Modern coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine labels are seen in this illustration picture taken March 19, 2021. Dado Ruvic | Reuters The Food and Drug Administration on Friday authorized Moderna and Pfizer’s Covid-19 shots for children as young as 6 months old, which makes nearly every person in the US now eligible … Read more

Florida is the only state that hasn’t ordered Covid vaccines for kids under 5

Parents walk their children on the first day of school, amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, at West Tampa Elementary School in Tampa, Florida, US, August 10, 2021. Octavio Jones | Reuters Florida parents with kids under 5 years old may find themselves waiting longer than the rest of the country to get their youngest children … Read more