CDC panel tackles who needs booster shot of COVID vaccine
The CDC has the final word on who would qualify for COVID-19 booster shots, and convened its own advisers Wednesday to start deliberations.
J&J: Booster dose of its COVID shot prompts strong response
Johnson & Johnson said that when a booster shot was given after two months, "antibody levels rose to four to six times higher than observed after the single shot."
Salmonella outbreak affecting 25 states has unknown food source, CDC says
The number of those sickened in the new salmonella outbreak is likely higher because many people recover without seeking medical care.
Kids 5-11 appear safely protected by small doses of COVID vaccine, Pfizer says
TL;DNR = Too Late; Do Not Resuscitate - emptywheel
[ NB: check the byline, thanks!
A friend sent me this tweet with an embedded TikTok clip late Friday night:
Universal DNR. SCARY STUFF. 10:18 PM · Sep 17, 2021·Twitter for iPhone
Critically ill COVID-19 patients waiting days for ICU beds in Central California
Some hospitals in Central California are still so overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients that some critically ill people are waiting days to be transferred into the intensive care unit from the emergency room, officials said.
FDA Advisers Vote Against Broad Pfizer COVID Booster - But Recommend for People 65 and Older | KQED
The agency typically follows the advice of its advisory committees, though it isn't required to.
5 Oregonians hospitalized after misusing the anti-parasitic drug ivermectin for Covid-19 - Portland Business Journal
Five Oregonians were hospitalized recently after consuming ivermectin, a potent antiparasitic drug that they took in hopes of preventing or treating Covid-19, Oregon Health & Science University announced Friday.
Moderna says COVID-19 vaccine protection wanes, makes case for booster | amNewYork
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