MORE SHOTS: Elderly, Vulnerable Will Need Yearly COVID-19 Boosters, WHO Says

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The World Health Organization predicts that vulnerable people will need yearly COVID-19 vaccine boosters and the everyday population will need shots every two years, according to an internal document, Reuters reported Thursday. The document, Reuters reported, is an assessment set to be discussed Thursday at a board meeting of Gavi, a public-private partnership between health agencies, pharmaceutical...

Another Shot? Moderna To Begin Producing COVID-19 Boosters, Expand International Distribution

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Moderna announced on Monday that it plans to increase production to make COVID-19 boosters and expand into international distribution, according to the Wall Street Journal. Moderna said it plans to add two additional production lines to its manufacturing facility in Norwood, Massachusetts, according to the WSJ. The new production lines will help Moderna increase overall production capacity...

Nearly Half Of Those Who Haven’t Taken The COVID Vaccine Say They Will Definitely Not Get It: Poll

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Almost half of Americans who haven’t taken the vaccine have said they definitely won’t take it, according to a poll from the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. The poll released Friday found that 46% of unvaccinated Americans say they will definitely not get the vaccine, and 29% say they will probably not get it. Seven...

US Government Allocates $3.2 Billion For COVID-19 Antiviral Pills

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The Department of Health and Human Services will invest $3.2 billion to develop and manufacture COVID-19 antiviral medicines, it announced Thursday. The initiative, funded as part of the American Rescue Plan, is designed to accelerate research into antivirals as well as build platforms for urgent response to future viral threats, the Department of Health and Human Services...

Dirty Cruise: 8 Vaccinated Crew Members Test Positive For COVID-19 On Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship, Delaying Trip

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Royal Caribbean International was forced to delay its inaugural trip on Tuesday after 8 vaccinated crew members tested positive for COVID-19, CEO Michael Bayley said in a Facebook post. “The eight crew members, six of whom are asymptomatic and two with mild symptoms, were quarantined and are being closely monitored by our medical team,”...

Antibody Therapy Shown To Reduce Risk Of Death In COVID-19 Patients, Seeks FDA Approval

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An antibody treatment has been shown to reduce mortality in patients hospitalized with severe COVID-19 by 20%, researchers at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals said Wednesday. The drug, REGEN-COV, was shown to be effective in seronegative patients, or patients who do not produce natural antibodies to the coronavirus, according to the results of Regeneron’s clinical trial released Wednesday. Seronegative patients typically...

Cultivating A Passion: Rick Newcombe On The Magic Of Lifting Weights

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Rick Newcombe, founder and leader of a major publishing platform, told The Daily Caller News Foundation that he attributes his success in part to half a century of lifting weights. Newcombe currently runs Creators Syndicate, an independent distributor of columns and comic strips representing over 200 writers, including Ben Shapiro, Dennis Prager, Larry Elder and Pat Buchanan....

2 Passengers On ‘Fully Vaccinated’ Cruise Quarantined After Testing Positive For COVID-19

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Two people aboard a cruise ship with a fully vaccinated crew and passengers have tested positive for COVID-19 despite, the company said in a statement. The passengers aboard Celebrity Cruises’ Celebrity Millennium ship were found to have tested positive for COVID-19 upon being examined at the end of the trip, the Royal Carribean Group said...

Suicide Attempts Among Adolescents Skyrocketed During The Pandemic, CDC Report Shows

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Suicide-related emergency room visits among both adolescent girls and boys spiked amid the pandemic and continued to surge as lockdowns persisted, according to a government health report. Emergency room (ER) mental health visits increased 31% among children aged 12-17 years old in 2020 compared to the previous year, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

Millions Of Vaccine Doses To Be Discarded After Possible Contamination: Report

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The Food and Drug Administration has ordered Johnson & Johnson to dispose of 60 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine following concerns of possible contamination, the New York Times reported. The doses, produced in a Baltimore factory operated by Emergent BioSolutions, had been undergoing review after a contamination incident affected more than 100 million doses...