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WH Has Vaccines Ready to Roll for Kids 5-11

Biden administration unveils plan for inoculating younger children once FDA, CDC give OK

(Newser) - "Another major milestone" is on the horizon in the fight against COVID, and this time it centers on some of our youngest Americans. CNN reports that the Biden administration has enough vaccine doses for the 28 million children in the US who are ages 5 to 11, as a...

Southwest to Workers: Get Vaxxed by Dec. 8
Southwest Won't Put
Unvaxxed Workers on Leave

Southwest Won't Put Unvaxxed Workers on Leave

Airline scraps its plan for December

(Newser) - Update: Southwest Airlines has dropped plans to put unvaccinated workers on unpaid leave in December, reports CNBC . The airline originally told employees they must get their shots—unless they have a medical or religious exemption—to comply with new federal regulations. But the company now says those who fail to...

Foreign Travelers, Welcome Back to the US—If Vaxxed

Starting Nov. 8, travel rules for fully vaccinated from abroad will ease

(Newser) - The White House is lifting travel restrictions on Nov. 8 for fully vaccinated individuals arriving in the US by air or over land borders. Foreign nationals will be able to travel to the US if they show proof of vaccination and a negative COVID-19 test taken within three days of...

Coachella, Sister Fest Do 180 on Vax Announcement

Both Calif. music fests will now admit unvaccinated fans, as long as they have a negative COVID test

(Newser) - Two big music fests are easing their COVID rules, now allowing unvaccinated fans to attend. NBC Los Angeles reports that Coachella and Stagecoach, both held in Indio, Calif., will continue to welcome vaccinated fans next spring who show proof of their inoculation, but will now also admit those who simply...

Pfizer's Vaccine Guinea Pig: This Entire City
An Entire City Is
Getting Vaccinated

An Entire City Is Getting Vaccinated

That would be Toledo, Brazil, where all eligible residents will receive Pfizer vaccine as part of study

(Newser) - Brazil is only the second country worldwide to surpass 600,000 COVID deaths , behind the United States with 713,000, but one city in the South American nation is about to push back on the virus in a big way. Pfizer says it will be teaming up with health officials...

Charges: VA Nurse Got at Least $150 per Vaccination Card

Informant posed as a buyer during investigation

(Newser) - Since coronavirus vaccination cards became a feature of pandemic life, authorities have said they've thwarted schemes to sell fake cards . Investigators say a Veterans Affairs nurse in Michigan was selling the real thing, going so far as to provide her customers with genuine lot numbers. Bethann Kierczak was arrested...

Abdul-Jabbar Has Strong Words for NBA's Unvaxxed

Basketball great says NBA should 'remove them from the team' unless they get their shot

(Newser) - At the moment, the NBA isn't requiring that its players get vaccinated against COVID. But one big name in basketball thinks the league should, and he's lobbying for strong repercussions for those who don't. "The NBA should insist that all players and staff are vaccinated or...

Boy Wanting to See Sick Grandma Wins Vaccine Fight in Court

12-year-old Dutch boy's dad didn't want him to get it; a judge ruled in favor of the boy

(Newser) - A tween in the Netherlands who wanted to see his sick grandma knew it would be safer for her if he got his COVID shot first, but his father refused to let him get vaccinated. So the boy took matters into his own hands—and took his dad to court....

Boy Vaxxed for 12th Birthday Had a Most Compelling Reason

Gavin Roberts' wish to get vaccinated as soon as he was eligible was spurred by dad's COVID death

(Newser) - On Sunday, Gavin Roberts turned 12, and instead of requesting video games or a smartphone, he had just one big item on his birthday wish list. "I kept asking him what he wanted," mom Alice Roberts tells NBC New York . "He was always saying it's the...

About to Go on Ventilator, Bride-to-Be Asked for Vaccine

Samantha Wendell, who'd delayed vaccination over fertility concerns, died Sept. 10

(Newser) - Another US woman afraid to get vaccinated against COVID-19 for fear that it would affect her fertility has died of the disease. Samantha Wendell, a 29-year-old surgical technician from Grand Rivers, Ky., was laid to rest earlier this month in a ceremony at an Illinois church where she'd...

Vaccinated Foreigners Will Soon Have Access to the US

New travel restrictions will go into place in November

(Newser) - Fully vaccinated foreigners will soon have access to the US again. The Biden administration on Monday announced that international travelers will be able to come to the US starting in early November. While they won't be subject to a quarantine, there will be protocols in place, including that the...

Toddlers in Cuba Are Now Getting Homegrown Vaccines

Cuba is administering Soberana 2, not recognized by WHO, to kids as young as 2

(Newser) - With kids still out of school since March 2020, and one of the highest coronavirus rates worldwide, Cuba announced a bold new undertaking Monday: It has begun to administer a COVID vaccine to children, even toddlers, reports Voice of America . Kids ages 2-18 are receiving Soberana 2 and the booster...

New CDC Research Bolsters Support for COVID Vaccines
Far More Likely
to Die of COVID

NEW studies

Unvaccinated Far More Likely to Die of COVID

Moderna 'moderately' more effective at preventing hospitalization, but all 3 get thumbs-up overall

(Newser) - President Biden is getting pushback , mostly from GOP circles, on the sweeping vaccine mandates his administration put into place this week, but new CDC research may help nudge the vaccine-hesitant into getting their shots without any further directive. Per the Washington Post , the three new studies published Friday "highlight...

Unvaccinated Delta Workers to Pay $200 Monthly Charge

That's a health insurance surcharge

(Newser) - Delta employees don't have to be vaccinated like United employees do , but those who aren't will have to jump through some hoops. Specifically:
  • The company on Wednesday announced that as of today, unvaccinated employees will have to be masked in Delta's offices.
  • As of Sept. 12, unvaccinated

Man Drives Into 2 Workers at Vaccination Clinic

California deputies say it was intentional and are looking for the suspect

(Newser) - A man hit two employees at a California coronavirus vaccination clinic with his car over the weekend before fleeing, sheriff's deputies said. The driver argued with two employees, KNBC reports, then got into his car Saturday at the former Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center. He struck one worker with...

Fox Orders Employees to Disclose Vax Status

It was a voluntary self-report until now, but new directive from CEO has changed things up

(Newser) - On Fox News, the topic of vaccine passports has been a hot one, with show hosts such as Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity claiming the concept of asking someone for proof of vaccination is an invasion of privacy and an un-American infringement on one's rights. It's not yet...

The Pope Is in a New PSA, With an Urgent Message

Francis urges people to get vaccinated against COVID as 'an act of love'

(Newser) - In facing the COVID conundrum around the world, the "strength of faith" can help—but most of all, everyone who can should get vaccinated. That's the message of a new PSA featuring six cardinals and archbishops from North, South, and Central America, as well as one especially big...

Cardinal Known for Vaccine Misinfo on Ventilator With COVID

Raymond Burke, ex-archbishop of St. Louis, put on oxygen support just days after testing positive

(Newser) - A former archbishop of St. Louis who's publicly expressed wariness about the coronavirus vaccine has been placed on a ventilator, just days after he announced he had the virus. "I wish to inform you that I have recently tested positive for the COVID-19 virus," Cardinal Raymond Burke...

By Air or by Sea, a Vax to Travel in Canada You'll Need

Nation announces air travelers, cruise ship passengers will soon need the jab

(Newser) - Canada opened its doors to fully vaccinated Americans on Monday, causing cars to back up at the border for hours. On Friday, Transport Minister Omar Alghabra made a new travel-related announcement: By sometime this autumn, air travelers, cruise ship passengers, and those taking the train from province to province in...

Report: Distrust Keeps Vaccination Rate Low Among Black New Yorkers

Only 27% of young Black residents are vaccinated

(Newser) - The legacy of the infamous 40-year Tuskegee experiment—in which Black men in Alabama told they were getting free medical care were actually being used for a study of untreated syphilis—lingers to this day in New York City, where young Black people are far more reluctant than white or...

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