White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain says the Biden administration will wait for FDA and CDC approval before offering vaccine booster shots but is still optimistic that some Americans will be able to get boosters beginning September 20th.
On Friday, the Food and Drug Administration Advisory Committee will review safety and efficacy data to see if they should expand Johnson & Johnson's emergency use authorization to include a booster shot for its COVID-19 vaccine. https://www.abcactionnews.com/news/coronavirus/fda-to-vote-on-j-j-covid-19-booster-shoots-also-looking-into-mixing-and-matching-vaccine-doses
The FDA Advisory Committee is meeting on Thursday to consider Moderna’s request for emergency use authorization for its booster shot. https://www.abcactionnews.com/news/coronavirus/fda-to-consider-moderna-covid-19-booster-shots-at-thursdays-advisory-committee-meeting
Merck is seeking FDA emergency use authorization for its experimental antiviral Covid-19 treatment, molnupiravir. If authorized, the drug would be the first oral antiviral treatment to fight Covid-19. CNN’s Elizabeth Cohen reports.
The CDC is currently evaluating a “test-to-stay” method in schools, where a student who may have been exposed to Covid-19 can continue to attend school in person instead of quarantining at home, as long as they test negative. CNN’s Jacqueline Howard has more.
According to the CDC, 34.4% of Latinas say they’ve experienced domestic violence at some point in their lives. Plus, some Latinos who are undocumented are concerned about reporting domestic violence because of fears of possible deportation.
According to the CDC, 12.9% of women born in America will develop some form of breast cancer during their lives. On Monday, Gov. DeSantis announced that Florida's First Lady Casey DeSantis has breast cancer.