By Jen Christensen, CNN (CNN)More children went to the hospital and emergency room in states with lower vaccination rates, according to a new study from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Children have largely been spared the worst of Covid-19 -- hospitalizations and deaths are rarer for children than for adults -- although recently children's hospitals … [Read more...] about More kids hospitalized with Covid-19 in states with lower vaccination rates, CDC report finds
A CDC-funded simulation projects that without masking or testing, more than 75 percent of children could be infected within three months. By Ariana Eunjung Cha The Marin County, Calif., elementary school had been conscientious about following covid-19 protocols. Masks wererequiredindoors, desks were spaced six feet apart, and the students kept socially distant. But the … [Read more...] about A Calif. elementary school teacher took off her mask for a read-aloud. Within days, half her class was positive for delta.
Biden said Friday that the administration is considering earlier boosters. ByOren Oppenheim Public health officials are sticking with the recommendation that people get booster shots eight months after getting the COVID-19 vaccine, but that could change based on reviewing the data, Dr. Anthony Fauci said on Sunday. "We're still sticking with the eight months," the … [Read more...] about Health officials sticking with 8-month COVID booster shot timeline: Fauci
People who opt out of shots shouldn’t expect their employers, health insurers, and fellow citizens to accommodate them. By Juliette Kayyem For months, institutions and companies have been drafting plans to aggressively promote vaccination or require it outright, and last week the FDA gave them license to click the “Send” button. The same day the agency granted full … [Read more...] about Vaccine Refusers Don’t Get to Dictate Terms Anymore
MIAMI — Florida officials are threatening to withhold funds equal to the salaries of school board members if school districts in two counties don't immediately do away with strict mask mandates as the state continues to battle through high hospitalization rates. School boards in Broward and Alachua counties received a warning Friday from the State Board of Education giving … [Read more...] about Florida Gives Schools 48 Hours To Do Away With Their Mask Mandates — Or Lose Funding