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Two dose version of Johnson & Johnson shot 94% effective against Covid-19, study finds
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Two dose version of Johnson & Johnson shot 94% effective against Covid-19, study finds

A two-dose version of Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus vaccine provides 94% protection against symptomatic infection, the company said Tuesday — making a two-dose regimen of J&J’s Janssen vaccine comparable to a two-dose regimen of Moderna’s or Pfizer’s. Plus, the company said, adding a booster dose to a single shot of the vaccine raised immunity even…MORE

5 things you should know before you talk about consent with children
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5 things you should know before you talk about consent with children

At a large family gathering when I was a kid, an adult female relative I barely knew gave me a rough hug, then yanked the neckline of my shirt out to peer down and check my breast development. The adults present laughed. I didn’t know what consent was as a tween, but I was horrified.…MORE

When could Covid-19 vaccines be available for younger kids? An expert weighs in
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When could Covid-19 vaccines be available for younger kids? An expert weighs in

The initial results are in: On Monday morning, Pfizer announced that its Covid-19 vaccine for 5- to 11-year-old children is safe and resulted in a robust antibody response. This is news many parents have been eagerly anticipating — but what exactly does this mean for when vaccines could be available for this age group? What…MORE

Two-for-one vaccine clinics fight flu and Covid, too
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Two-for-one vaccine clinics fight flu and Covid, too

They’re a fall staple in most communities across the United States: flu shot clinics. But this year many will offer something extra — Covid-19 shots. As the Delta variant spreads and uncertainty lingers around what the flu season could bring, joint vaccine clinics have emerged in cities and counties nationwide to offer a one-stop choice…MORE

The FDA could authorize Covid-19 vaccines for young children in weeks, expert says
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The FDA could authorize Covid-19 vaccines for young children in weeks, expert says

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) could soon authorize a Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for young children, experts said — a development that offers hope in the midst of a dangerous time in the pandemic for kids, who account for a quarter of all cases reported last week. “It is conceivable that by Halloween, we…MORE

Nearly 226,000 Covid-19 cases were reported in children last week, pediatrician group says
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Nearly 226,000 Covid-19 cases were reported in children last week, pediatrician group says

Covid-19 infections have continued to increase “exponentially” among children across the US, and now account for nearly 26% of all cases reported nationwide, according to data published Monday. Over the past week, the American Academy of Pediatrics reported the second highest total of new diagnoses among children over the course of the pandemic, with 225,978.…MORE

A Covid-19 vaccine for younger children could be available by Halloween — here are 4 steps that must be taken first
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A Covid-19 vaccine for younger children could be available by Halloween — here are 4 steps that must be taken first

A highly anticipated announcement Monday from the companies Pfizer and BioNTech revealed that their lower-dose Covid-19 vaccine was found to be safe and generated a “robust” antibody response in children ages 5 to 11, based on data from a Phase 2/3 trial. Many parents now are waiting for the time when their young children can…MORE

The US death toll from Covid-19 just surpassed that of the 1918 flu pandemic
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The US death toll from Covid-19 just surpassed that of the 1918 flu pandemic

Despite all the scientific and medical advances of the past 103 years, the Covid-19 pandemic has now killed more Americans than the 1918 flu pandemic did. More than 675,000 people in the United States have died from Covid-19, according to Johns Hopkins University. That surpasses the estimated US death toll from the deadliest pandemic of…MORE

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