Things to know today: The Democrats' billionaire tax; a step closer to COVID shots for kids; and the World Series opener. Get caught up.
A panel of U.S. health advisers on Tuesday endorsed kid-size doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine, moving the U.S. closer to beginning vaccinations in children ages 5 to 11.
The company said the number of its 120,000 workers who have been vaccinated has nearly doubled since it announced its mandate on Aug. 3. At that point, only 50% of Tyson workers had been vaccinated.
The proposed legislation would allow parents or legal guardians to request exemptions from any vaccine, not just the COVID-19 vaccine, without any rationale beyond it being their personal choice. What do you think of the idea?
The CDC has strengthened its recommendation for pregnant mothers to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Source by: Stringr
Six United Airlines workers refused to get vaccinated and are taking their fight against vaccine mandates to court. Source by: Stringr
"Many Nebraskans are facing the loss of their livelihood and are exploring ways to maintain employment without being required to take one of the vaccines," the Attorney General's Office said.
Kid-size doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine appear safe and nearly 91% effective at preventing symptomatic infections in 5- to 11-year-olds, according to a Pfizer study.
Millions more Americans are closer to getting a COVID-19 booster as CDC advisers on Thursday endorsed extra doses of all three of the nation's vaccines — and said people could choose a different brand for that next shot.
The top two reasons Wyoming residents said they wouldn’t get vaccinated were a distrust of government overall and a distrust of the vaccines themselves.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. on Thursday donated its 200 millionth COVID-19 shot to help vaccinate the rest of the world, the White House announced. The Biden administration aims to lead a global vaccination campaign even as it rolls out boosters for domestic use, which critics say diverts doses from those who are in greater need around the world.
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. regulators on Wednesday signed off on extending COVID-19 boosters to Americans who got the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine and said anyone eligible for an extra dose can get a brand different from the one they received initially.
U.S. regulators signed off on extending COVID-19 boosters to Americans who got the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccines and said anyone eligible for an extra dose can get a brand different from the one they received initially.
New York City will require police officers, firefighters and other municipal workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or be placed on unpaid …
The special session, proposed by Sen. Ben Hansen of Blair and Sen. Rob Clements of Elmwood, would also consider prohibiting governments and schools from mandating COVID vaccines.
The FDA is expected to authorize the mixing and matching of COVID-19 booster shots this week in an effort to provide flexibility for Americans seeking protection from the virus.
The Food and Drug Administration is planning to allow Americans to receive a different Covid-19 vaccine as a booster than the one they initial…