This week the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention endorsed COVID-19 booster shots of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines, as well as a mix-and-match approach. It will allow tens of millions of Americans to get COVID-19 vaccine booster shots and have the flexibility to get a booster shot that is different from their primary series. Dr. Lucy McBride, who specializes in internal medicine, explains what we need to know about who can receive a booster, and how the mix-and-match approach works.
In a White House COVID-19 response team briefing on Friday, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Rochelle Walensky walked through the latest guidance on booster shots for all three of the approved COVID-19 vaccines.
During a House Judiciary Committee hearing with Attorney General Merrick Garland on Thursday, Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., called out Republican Reps. Matt Gaetz of Florida, Jim Jordan of Ohio and Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia as he reminded lawmakers in attendance to wear face masks.
The Leader of the House of Commons said Tory MPs don't need masks due to their 'convivial, fraternal spirit'.
As the government insisted it currently doesn't plan to trigger its 'Plan B' of winter COVID restrictions, here are the three key areas which could see rules reintroduced this year.
Sinatra's 'My Way' had been the most popular song played at funerals - but this year it was 'You'll Never Walk Alone'.
Jennifer Jenkins is an educator and Brevard County, Fla., school board member who supports mask mandates in schools. A video of an Oct. 12 board meeting, at which she she spoke about calculated efforts from people who threatened, harassed and intimidated her and her family because she supports COVID-19 mitigation efforts in school, went viral. Jenkins spoke to Yahoo News about the threats and what she believes started the tension within her community after she defeated a well-known Republican incumbent by a slim margin.
Professor Neil Ferguson said there are a number of reasons why the UK's infection rate is higher than that of other European nations.
At a meeting with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday, President Biden announced that the U.S. will donate 17 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine to the African Union. Biden said the move would supplement an earlier 50-million dose donation from the U.S. to the AU.
On Thursday, a Food and Drug Administration advisory committee voted unanimously to recommend Moderna booster shots at a half dose of 50 micrograms for emergency use authorization for similar at-risk groups as the Pfizer booster vaccine. The decision now goes to the FDA, which is expected to make a final decision in the coming days.
Covid vaccines for US children are coming but challenge will be persuading parents. Authorization for kids aged 5-11 is inching closer but only a third of parents plan to take up the shots as soon as vaccines are ready
On Tuesday, White House press secretary Jen Psaki was asked why she thinks Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is banning federal vaccine mandates, to which she replied that he is putting politics over the health of the people he is governing.
NHS Test and Trace failed in its objectives and was not good value for the taxpayer, the report concluded.
Cabinet Office minister Stephen Barclay dodged repeated calls for an apology for the government's handling of the pandemic.
U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas told Yahoo News Chief Investigative Correspondent Michael Isikoff that “it’s a heartbreaking thing to see” asylum seekers continuing to be turned away from the U.S.-Mexico border under the Trump-era Title 42 authority. During the discussion, which was originally broadcast as part of the Soufan Center’s 2021 Global Security Forum in Doha, Qatar, Mayorkas added that Title 42 “is not an immigration policy that we in this administration would embrace, but we view it as a public health imperative as the Centers for Disease Control has so ordered.”
Parents at Tretherras School, in Newquay, Cornwall, have signed a "cease and desist" legal notice.
Staffordshire County Council has reportedly recommended that COVID measures including bubbles and contact-tracing should be reintroduced in schools in the county.