COVID-19

Biden Says Americans Need to ‘Do Right Thing’

Biden Says Americans Need to ‘Do Right Thing’

U.S. President Joe Biden received a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot on Monday, days after his administration approved a third shot of Pfizer’s vaccine for certain populations.   Before receiving his shot, Biden told reporters at the White House that “boosters are important, but the most important thing we need to do is get more …

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Pfizer Starts Clinical Trial of COVID Prevention Drug

Pfizer Starts Clinical Trial of COVID Prevention Drug

Drugmaker Pfizer said it has started a large-scale clinical trial of a drug to ward off COVID-19 in those who are exposed to the virus.  The trial for the oral antibiotic will involve 2,660 healthy adult participants who live in the same household as someone who is infected with COVID-19.  …

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State Department Spokesperson Tests Positive for COVID-19 

State Department Spokesperson Tests Positive for COVID-19 

U.S. State Department spokesperson Ned Price said he tested positive for COVID-19 early Monday and would remain out of the office for the next 10 days, following standard protocol. The announcement came after Price had attended meetings in New York on the margins of the United Nations General Assembly. State …

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Biden Receives a COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shot

Biden Receives a COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shot

U.S. President Joe Biden received a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot Monday, days after his administration approved a third shot of Pfizer’s vaccine for certain populations.  Before receiving his shot on camera, Biden told reporters at the White House that “boosters are important, but the most important thing we need to …

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New York Health Care Workers Face Vaccine Mandate 

New York Health Care Workers Face Vaccine Mandate 

Monday is the COVID vaccination deadline for all hospital and nursing home health care workers in the state of New York. Health care staff at other facilities, including home care and hospice facilities, are required to be inoculated by October 7.  New York Governor Kathy Hochul has said she will …

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South Korea to Begin Vaccine Booster Campaign 

South Korea to Begin Vaccine Booster Campaign 

South Korea will soon offer COVID booster shots to people who are at high risk for contracting the virus, the prime minister said Sunday. Kim Boo-kyum said health care workers and older people would be among the groups considered high risk. The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency is expected …

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