CDC panel recommends new omicron Covid boosters with injections set to begin next week

Justin Sullivan | Getty Images The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s independent committee on vaccines has recommended reformulated booster shots that target the latest omicron subvariants. The panel voted 13 to 1 on Thursday in favor of the injections after reviewing available data on safety and effectiveness in a nearly seven-hour meeting. CDC Director … Read more

FDA clears updated COVID boosters suitable for Omicron subvariants

The Biden administration’s planned fall COVID-19 recall campaign has lifted a key regulatory hurdle, after the Food and Drug Administration announcement On Wednesday, he authorized updated shots suitable for Omicron variant of the virus for Americans from the age of 12. People could get the new booster as little as 2 months after their last … Read more

Charlie Crist’s running mate turns up the heat in fierce Florida race against Governor Ron DeSantis

The clash between Republican Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and challenger Charlie Crist gets vicious — with the Democrat’s controversial choice of running mate only adding to the ugliness. On Saturday, Crist asked Karla Hernandez-Mats, head of the Miami-Dade teachers’ union and vice president of the American Federation of Teachers, to run alongside him as a … Read more

Overlapping emergencies are straining the country’s public health workforce and threatening critical vaccination campaigns

CNN — This fall, the health of the nation will largely depend on vaccines. Health officials are banking on vaccinations to contain monkeypox and poliomyelitis before they become permanent threats in the United States. They rely on updated boosters to restore waning immunity to Covid-19. With the flu expected to return to the United States … Read more

FDA authorizes emergency use of Novavax Covid-19 vaccine for ages 12 to 17

A box of the Novavax Covid-19 vaccine displayed at a pharmacy in Schwenksville, Pennsylvania, U.S., Monday, August 1, 2022. Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images biotechnology company Novavax announced on Friday that its Covid-19 vaccine has been cleared for emergency use by the US Food and Drug Administration for adolescents aged 12 to 17. In … Read more

Polio vaccination rates for children are low in parts of New York, increasing the risk of outbreaks

Nurse Lydia Fulton prepares to administer the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine as well as a vaccine used to help prevent diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus and polio diseases to the Children’s Primary Care Clinic in Minneapolis, MN. Courtney Perry | The Washington Post | Getty Images Childhood polio vaccination rates are as low as 37% … Read more

COVID can cause brain fog and dementia two years after infection – study

People who had COVID-19 face increased neurological risks and psychiatric disorders such as brain fogpsychosis, seizures and dementia up to two years after infection. Driving the news: That’s according to a new large-scale study from the University of Oxford which also found that anxiety and depression were more common post-COVID, although they usually resolve within … Read more

COVID may impair brain function, large study finds – POLITICO

Patients recovering from coronavirus infection suffer from increased rates of neurological and psychological problems, according to a large observational study published Thursday. Oxford University researchers combed through more than a million patient records and found that two years after infection, patients who had recovered from COVID-19 were at risk higher levels of psychosis, dementia and … Read more

CDC director Rochelle Walensky announces organizational shakeup, citing COVID mistakes

The head of the country’s top public health agency announced a reshuffle of the organization on Wednesday, saying it had failed to respond to COVID-19 and needed to become more nimble. Planned changes to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — CDC leaders are calling it a “reset” — come amid criticism the agency’s … Read more

CDC relaxes Covid guidelines as US has more tools to fight virus and keep people out of hospitals

A sign outside a hospital advertises COVID-19 testing on November 19, 2021 in New York City. Vaccine advisers from the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention voted unanimously on Friday to recommend a booster shot of COVID-19 vaccines for all adults in the US six months later. have completed their first two doses. … Read more