Senior Residents Roll Up Their Sleeves for Confidence Booster

They already rolled up their sleeves twice this year. Most of the residents at Belmont Village Senior Living in Cardiff by the Sea were ready to do it one more time Saturday. “I’m here to get a booster shot,” exclaimed Nancy Blue. “There’s a nasty thing going around known as COVID and I would very … Read more

COVID News: CDC releases new guidance ahead of holiday season

NEW YORK (WABC) — The CDC has come out with several guidelines in advance of the holiday season. The agency’s top advice is for Americans to get their vaccine shots prior to travel and gatherings. The CDC has also stressed that people should still wear masks indoors, especially the unvaccinated. Hospitalizations have decreased over the … Read more

COVID News: FDA to meet next month on Merck’s antiviral COVID treatment pill

NEW YORK (WABC) — The FDA will have its outside experts meet late next month to discuss the experimental antiviral pill designed to treat COVID from Merck. It’s the first time the panel will meet on a treatment, rather than a vaccine, during this pandemic. The FDA says it believes a public discussion will help … Read more

COVID News: NIH says Moderna’s booster most effective mix with J&J first dose

NEW YORK (WABC) — The Food and Drug Administration is wrestling with whether and when to offer another dose of the single-shot Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, while a new study raises the prospect that using a different brand as the booster might work better. In an online review, FDA scientists didn’t reach a firm … Read more

COVID News: Weekly case rate for children remains ‘exceptionally high’

NEW YORK (WABC) — The drop in COVID infections, including among kids, is much welcome news, but health officials are still making a push for unvaccinated Americans to get their shots. With COVID cases and hospitalizations declining, optimism the United States is turning a corner in the pandemic. Daily pediatric COVID infections are finally dropping … Read more