As covid cases slide day by day at what appears to be the abatement of the second wave of the disease, india recorded 37,566 new covid-19 cases in the 24 hours ending 8 am Tuesday, taking the country’s total to 3.03 crore.
This is the lowest single day spike since March 17.
CDC Signs Off on COVID Vaccine Boosters , for Kids Ages 5–11.
CNN reports that on May 19, the CDC's
Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)... .
... voted in support of recommending an additional Pfizer shot for 5- to 11-year-olds who've received their first two doses.
The vote was 11-1 with 1 abstention.
CNN reports that the FDA authorized
the booster dose earlier this week.
Children within this age group are advised to wait at least five months after receiving their two-dose regimen before getting a booster shot.
CNN reports a fourth dose is recommended for children who are immunocompromised. .
According to Pfizer, a trial of 4,500 children ages 5-11 showed Omicron-fighting antibodies were 36 times stronger upon receiving a booster.
The company also says
no new safety issues were detected.
On May 16, the American Academy of Pediatrics reported that COVID cases in U.S. children rose 76%
the previous week compared to two weeks prior.
CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky gave opening remarks before the ACIP's vote.
The sadness I feel for
lives lost, the families
devastated and the
is steep. We have the
tools we need to protect
these people from severe
disease and prevent any
more tragic deaths, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, via opening remarks
before the ACIP's vote, via CNN
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In a tragic incident that took place in Bengaluru on Saturday evening, a Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike mowed down a 25-year-old youth, reportedly a Swiggy delivery boy, on Nagawara-Thanisandra main road. This is the fourth such incident reported in 2 months. According to the official police report, a speeding BBMP truck knocked down the bike and ran over him.
#BBMPGarbageTruck #Bengaluru #SwiggyDeliveryBoy
In a horrifying incident that took place in Ghaziabad on Wednesday evening, a juice seller was assaualted over payment of Rs 90 and later died owing to the critical injuries. He was allegedly assaulted by three suspects who refused to pay ₹90 for the lemonade they purchased at his stall near River Hindon Metro station.
#Ghaziabad #JuiceSellerAssaulted #GhaziabadJuiceSeller
Covid cases are surging once again in the country. India on Friday reported 3,688 fresh covid-19 cases in a span of 24 hours. With this the total tally of infections in the country jumped to 4,30,75,864.
#Covid19 #Covid19Cases #India
While vaccines have been shown to be highly effective against the delta variant, CBS 2 dug into some troubling vaccination numbers lagging behind in communities of color. CBS 2's Marissa Parra reports.
A new form of COVID-19 known as the Delta Variant has many health officials urging the unvaccinated to get their shots now. It's already a majority of new cases in the U.K. and the variant is in all 50..