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Dec 12 2020
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced it approved Pfizer's COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine on Friday evening, with inoculations expected to begin as early as Monday. Pfizer's trials showed the vaccine to be 95% effective in preventing the virus. Currently, the vaccine can be given to people aged 16 and older; healthcare workers and elderly people in long-term care facilities willReuters CBS News (Online) The Daily Wire
Nov 28 2021
The Omicron coronavirus variant is quickly spreading across the globe, prompting a series of travel restrictions and alarming warnings from political figures.
The World Health Organization said Friday that Omicron is a "variant of concern" that has a "large number of mutations." Like other coronavirus variants, scientists are speculating that these mutations could be extraWashington Post Wall Street Journal (Opinion) STAT
Feb 11 2021
President Joe Biden’s administration announced Thursday it secured the purchase of an additional 200 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. The administration said in January it was looking to purchase an additional 100 million doses each from Pfizer and Moderna. The additional doses bring a 50% increase in available vaccine doses, which will help the Biden administration meet the number ofNew York Times (News) CNET The Daily Caller
Aug 13 2021
Following the FDA’s expanded emergency use authorization and a CDC advisory board’s recommendation, the CDC officially said Friday that certain immunocompromised people should get a third dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to protect against the Delta variant. The recommendation is specifically aimed at “moderately to severely” immunocompromised people, including cancer patients,CNBC CNN (Online News) Fox News (Online News)
Apr 21 2021
President Joe Biden announced Wednesday that the U.S. is set to reach his goal of administering 200 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, which is double Biden's initial goal of administering 100 million doses during his first 100 days in office. Biden extended the goal to 200 million after the U.S. met his initial goal of 100 million doses within approximately 60 days in office. Biden, whoCNN (Online News) NPR (Online News) New York Post (News)
Sep 06 2022
Annual COVID-19 shots may be encouraged going forward, according to federal health officials.
Top infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci said at a briefing that "in the absence of a dramatically different variant, we likely are moving towards a path of vaccination cadence similar to that of the annual influenza vaccine, with annual updated COVID-19 shots matched to the currentlyFox News (Online News) The Hill CNN (Online News)
Nov 29 2021
President Joe Biden said Monday that the newly-discovered omicron COVID-19 variant was “a cause for concern, not a cause for panic.”
Biden also said his strategy to combat the new variant would focus on vaccines, not new lockdowns and travel restrictions. The same day, the World Health Organization said omicron posed a “very high” global risk due to “considerable uncertainties” aboutFox Business CBS News (Online) The Hill
Oct 13 2022
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) approved the use of updated COVID-19 boosters for children as young as 5.
Key Quotes: "Since children have gone back to school in person and people are resuming pre-pandemic behaviors and activities," risk of COVID-19 exposure is rising, said the director of the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research in a statement.
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May 18 2021
President Joe Biden announced Monday that the U.S. would ship 20 million doses of Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccines to other countries by the end of June. Along with the previously committed 60 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine, the Biden administration now plans to send a total of 80 million doses around the world. Biden also applauded data showing newNew York Times (News) NPR (Online News) Washington Examiner
Sep 24 2020
President Donald Trump said he might consider rejecting the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) new strict vaccine guidelines in a press conference Wednesday. In response to a question about the FDA's new guidelines at the press briefing, Trump said, "That sounds like a political move." The president has previously promised a vaccine before the end of the year, contradicting Centers forBreitbart News NPR (Online News) New York Times (News)