F.D.A. Panel Recommends Vaccine for Children 5 to 11

Covid-19 was “the eighth-highest killer of kids in this age group over the past year,” said a C.D.C. official in favor of broader authorization.
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WHO names variant found in Belgium and Israel OmicronWhite House adviser Fauci: no indication variant is in USBioNTech says vaccine can be tweaked in 100 days if neededJoe Biden ’s chief medical adviser, Anthony Fauci, said on Friday there was “no indication” the new “Omicron” coronavirus variant discovered in southern Africa had reached the US.Nonetheless, the the Biden administration said it would restrict travel from South Africa and seven other countries in southern Africa, starting on Monday.Continue reading...
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Pharma groups run lab tests after WHO raises alarm about strain with worrying array of mutations
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Key questions answered about coronavirus variant first detected in southern AfricaCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe variant was initially referred to as B.1.1.529, but on Friday was designated as a variant of concern (VOC) by the World Health Organization because of its “concerning” mutations and because “preliminary evidence suggests an increased risk of reinfection with this variant”. The WHO system assigns such variants a Greek letter, to provide a non-stigmatising label that does not associate new variants with the location where they were first detecte d. The...
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We do not yet know how much of a threat it poses, but the pandemic has already shown it is better to act earlyCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageHearts are sinking. Many had hoped the worst of the pandemic was over, enjoying a return to quasi-normality despite warnings that this winter could prove punishing. NowCovid cases aresurging across Europe; rates are rising in the UK again after a half-term dip; and the newOmicron variant detected in South Africa is ringing alarm bells across the world.At present we have alimited understanding of how much of a threat this variant poses, though the Wor...
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The only way to stop B.1.1.529 and other mutations is through testing, masks, and getting vaccines to everyone in the worldMany of the world ’s leading Covid-19 experts are raising the alarm about a new variant which has been described as “horrific” and “the worst ever”. Authorities are understandably worried. But it’s important to place their concerns in context. We have detected variants before that looked worrying but never took off. It’s early days for a variant that wasn’t on anyone’s radar until only last week. Much about the new variant is still unknown. The very...
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The Serum Institute of India, the world’s largest vaccine maker, has resumed exports of coronavirus vaccines to the U.N.-backed COVAX distribution program after halting most overseas sales in March
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Israel on Friday imposed a travel ban on most African states, after reporting cases of a new and potentially vaccine-resistant coronavirus variant first detected in South Africa. #southafrica
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Key questions answered about coronavirus variant that has been detected in South AfricaThe variant was identified on Tuesday and highlighted as a concern due to its high number of mutations, which could lead it to evade immunity. It was also linked to a surge in case numbers in the Gauteng province of South Africa, an urban area containing Pretoria and Johannesburg, in the past two weeks. These two factors put it quickly on the radar of international monitors, with the chief medical adviser to the UK Health and Security Agency describing the variant on Friday as the “most worrying we ’ve seen”.Continue reading...
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