Biden must sort out the FDA’s foot-dragging over vaccine booster shots

While Israel’s seen dynamite data from its third vaccine shots and England is set to follow suit, America could be held hostage to a brewing Beltway booster battle. The Food and Drug Administration just refused to recommend approval of Pfizer’s application to give the general public third COVID-vaccine doses. Team Biden wants to start its … Read more

De Blasio Says NYC Ready To Administer COVID Vaccine Booster Shots Once FDA Approved – CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A U.S. Food and Drug Administration panel will meet Friday to discuss whether Americans who received the Pfizer and Moderna COVID vaccines will need another dose. It comes as White House officials previewed a booster shot campaign they hope to begin next week. READ MORE: Feast Of San Gennaro Returns In … Read more

Illinois COVID Update Today: IL reports 1,691 cases, 4 deaths

CHICAGO (WLS) — Illinois Department of Public Health officials reported 1,691 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and four related deaths Monday. There have been 1,573,538 total COVID cases, including 24,367 deaths in the state since the pandemic began. Illinois COVID vaccine map shows how many residents vaccinated by county The preliminary seven-day statewide … Read more

Coronavirus Updates: FDA withholds booster recommendation, outside panel to examine Friday

NEW YORK (WABC) — There is continued uncertainty over the issue of booster shots. The FDA has withheld a recommendation for a third Pfizer shot in a report released Wednesday. Pfizer itself is calling for boosters saying immunity begins to wear off within 8-months of the second shot. An outside panel is supposed to examine … Read more

Illinois coronavirus: Springfield grandmother’s obituary takes aim at unvaccinated

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WLS) — A downstate grandmother’s obituary sends a strong message to those who have chosen not to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Candace Ayers, 66, of Springfield died of COVID earlier in September. According to her son, she had rheumatoid arthritis. The family was relieved when she was fully vaccinated against the coronavirus in … Read more

Illinois COVID Update Today: IL reports 4,194 cases, 44 deaths

CHICAGO (WLS) — Illinois Department of Public Health officials reported 4,194 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 44 related deaths Wednesday. There have been 1,582,392 total COVID cases, including 24,451 deaths in the state since the pandemic began. The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from Sept. 8-14 is at 4.8%. Illinois COVID vaccine … Read more

Raytheon Will Require COVID Vaccination For All US Employees – CBS Boston

WALTHAM (CBS) – Raytheon Technologies, said it will require all its U.S. employees to be vaccinated by Jan. 1. The company said it will allow exemptions on the basis of medical issues and religious beliefs. Raytheon Technologies is an aerospace and defence company headquartered in Waltham. The company has about 181,000 employees worldwide. Source link

COVID New York City Update: Officials investigating 16 cases linked to Electric Zoo music festival

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) — The Health Department is investigating a cluster of COVID-19 cases linked to the Electric Zoo music festival over Labor Day weekend. Sixteen people have been identified so far as part of the cluster. from the festival at Randall’s Island. “The Health Department is leading this investigation, but New Yorkers have … Read more

Coronavirus Updates: US military branches set vaccination deadlines

NEW YORK (WABC) — All branches of the US military have set deadlines for service members to get the COVID vaccine. The Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps active-duty service members have deadlines in November. The Army says all active-duty military members have until December 15. National Guard soldiers have until June 2022. The punishment … Read more

Army officer resigns over Biden’s ‘tyrannical’ vaccine mandate

A high-ranking US Army officer has resigned and given up his pension after almost 20 years of service because of what he called President Biden’s “unethical, immoral and tyrannical” vaccine mandate. Lt. Col. Paul Douglas Hague said in a resignation letter tweeted by his wife, Katie Phipps Hague, that he was resigning from his 19-year … Read more