According to the state department of health, there’s been a 50% drop in child COVID cases. This news comes just as Pfizer released results saying its vaccine is safe for kids between five and eleven years old.
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.
Andrew Yang and Evan McMullin have left the Democratic and Republican parties, respectively, to run as third party candidates, and more than 40% of Americans not registered to either of the two major parties. CNN’s John Avlon looks at third parties in this Reality Check.
Far right White supremacist groups, conservative media personalities and some Republicans in Congress are trying to inflame nativist feelings among conservative Whites by warning that liberals want immigrants to “replace” native-born Americans. CNN’s Sunlen Serfaty reports elements of replacement theory appear to have motivated some of the most heinous recent mass murders.