FDA says Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine appears effective for children under 5.
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Accessed on 13 June 2022, 0445 UTC.
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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW
Late last week the FDA posted a similar analysis of Moderna’s shots for children under 6. Read more
Authorities delayed the reopening for most schools in Beijing that was planned for Monday, while most districts in Shanghai suspended dine-in services at restaurants. Read more
The Southern Nevada Health District said in a news release Friday that Clark County is at a “high community level” of the virus. Read more
International travel to Hawaii has mostly been at a standstill since the beginning of the pandemic in early 2020, but that hasn’t been because of any restrictions imposed by the U.S. government. Read more
Experts have warned that exposure to the coronavirus — through vaccination or infection — does not mean that you are completely protected from future infections. Read more
At a time when some question WTO’s relevance, Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala hopes the meeting involving more than 120 ministers from the group’s 164 member countries yields progress toward reducing inequality and ensuring fair and free trade. Read more
The only places in the country with higher recent figures than those three urban centers are smaller communities in Puerto Rico or Hawaii, and a few isolated rural counties elsewhere. Read more
The new testing comes after Shanghai lifted its two-month lockdown on June 1 and Beijing rolled back some of its curbs from June 6. Read more
The Voodoo Fest is an annual festival held in City Park featuring national and local acts. Read more
Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian also rejected accusations that China had not fully cooperated with investigators. Read more
A senior administration official said today that the mandate will expire Saturday at 6:01 p.m. Hawaii time Read more
The festivities and parades are on again, with in-person events scheduled throughout the Hawaiian Islands over the next week to commemorate King Kamehameha the Great. Read more
“When things become human diseases, we too often forget everything else,” said Dr. Scott Weese, an infectious diseases veterinarian at the University of Guelph in Ontario. “I think it’s important for us to recognize this virus still can move between species.” Read more
Pat Cullen, chief executive of the Royal College of Nursing, a professional body, accused the government of “sending billions of pounds up in smoke.” Read more
Japan on Friday eased its borders for foreign tourists and began accepting applications, but only for those on guided package tours who are willing to follow mask-wearing and other antivirus measures as the country cautiously tries to balance business and infection worries. Read more
That stance marks a sharp reversal of the U.N. health agency’s initial assessment of the pandemic’s origins. Read more
The vaccine meets Defense Department requirements because it has the World Health Organization’s emergency use approval and is used in Europe and other regions. Read more
The Hawaii Department of Health on Wednesday reported a decline in the weekly seven-day average of COVID-19 cases for the first time in more than two months, but officials say it is too soon to know whether the state has reached a plateau. Read more
The government-appointed panel said the country continues to have immunity gaps in the population, and it recommended promoting vaccines against the coronavirus and making them more easily available. Read more
Ikea Norway has built “a name bank” with more than 800 listings available on its website. Read more