Here's what you need to know about the White House plan to vaccinate children

Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for children as young as 5 could be available by early November at pharmacies and pediatrician's offices.
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Two days after the first case of the new Omicron Covid-19 variant was officially confirmed in Massachusetts, the head of the state's largest hospital system stressed the importance of vaccines and masks.
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Chris EdwardsThe main weapons against COVID-19 are the vaccines developed by Moderna and BioNTech after a decade of their research into mRNA technologies. That research was supported by more than $3 billion of private angel investment and venture capital.Democrats and Republicans both support medical research funding, and Republicans tout the Trump administration ’s Operation Warp Speed. But governments were not the key to mRNA development. Instead, we can thank the leaders and scientists at Moderna and BioNTech and the suppliers of private capital to them, as I discusshere andhere.TheWall Street Journal &r...
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Jeffrey A. SingerPolitical polarization hinders progress against the COVID-19 pandemic.Political polarization may explain why, after former President Trump called the off ‐​label use of the anti‐​malarial drug hydroxychloroquine a “game‐​changer” in the battle against COVID-19 (randomized controlled trials found that isnot the case), public health officials and the mainstream press appear uninterested in the off ‐​label use of any other drugs as therapeutics against a COVID infection.For example, impressive data from randomized controlled trials show the off ‐​label use of the off‐​...
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As scientists hunt for alternatives for people who can't access vaccines for COVID-19, they are searching underwater in unexpected places to study the therapeutic potential of edible marine algae.WebMD Health News
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The Omicron variant, spreading now in southern Africa and detected in over 30 other countries, has prompted fears it could significantly undermine the effectiveness of vaccines against COVID-19.Reuters Health Information
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Mayor Bill de Blasio says all New York City employers will have to mandate COVID-19 vaccinations for their workers by Dec. 27
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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is tightening COVID-19 restrictions in the wake of the new Omicron COVID-19 variant, in what he is describing as a 'pre-emptive strike' against the virus.
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As scientists hunt for alternatives for people who can't access vaccines for COVID-19, they are searching underwater in unexpected places to study the therapeutic potential of edible marine algae.
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The RxNorm December monthly release became available for download on Monday, December 6, 2021, and contains the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children 5 through 11 years of age.  
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By Baher KamalMADRID, Dec 6 2021 (IPS) ”All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.” These words are a sound introduction to the transcendental issue of human rights and equalities, as stated by the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). The Declaration proclaims the “inalienable rights that everyone is entitled to as a human being – regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.” “All Human, All Equal” is the slogan for the 2021 Human Rights Day, marked 10 ...
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