COVID Vaccine Approved for Children Under Five

COVID Vaccine Approved for Children Under Five

Posted by on Jun 30, 2022 in Current Events | No Comments

There are approximately nineteen million children under five years old living in the United States. Until recently these children were not eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine. On June 9, 2022, the White House announced a plan to encourage vaccination for children between the ages of 6 months and 5 years old. Here, btw takes a […]

FDA Approves COVID Booster for Children Ages 5 to 11

FDA Approves COVID Booster for Children Ages 5 to 11

Posted by on May 25, 2022 in Top Stories | No Comments

The number of COVID-19 cases in the United States is currently averaging more than 100,000 cases per day. This is the first time since February 2022 that the daily average has risen above 100,000. Right now, two-thirds of Americans are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. And on May 17, 2022, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) […]

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Posted by on May 5, 2022 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

White House Promotes New COVID-19 Drug The White House has recommended vaccinations, masks, social distancing, and good hygiene to control the spread of COVID-19. But now, there may be a new tool in that toolbox: an antiviral drug from Pfizer called Paxlovid.  Paxlovid was first authorized for use in December 2021. The drug has been […]

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Posted by on Feb 23, 2022 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Hawaii May Lift Travel Restrictions Soon As COVID infection rates and new case counts decline across the country, many states and communities are relaxing restrictions. Mask mandates, social distancing rules, and travel restrictions are being removed. Hawaii has some of the strictest travel restrictions in the country, but it may be dropping these rules by […]

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Posted by on Feb 10, 2022 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Vaccines for Kids Under Five Children under five years old are still ineligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccination. This impacts a wide range of people, especially parents and caregivers. For example, parents of a young child might be fully vaccinated themselves, but still feel uncomfortable returning to work in person because they don’t want to […]

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Posted by on Feb 3, 2022 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

England Relaxes COVID Restrictions British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been facing a lot of COVID-related criticism lately. Members of his own Conservative party are unhappy because they would like for him to remove COVID restrictions and return to “normal” life. Meanwhile, other members of the government are angry at Johnson for hosting large parties […]

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Posted by on Jan 20, 2022 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Native American Leader Dies at 85 Clyde Bellecourt, a co-founder of the American Indian Movement died last week in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was 85 years old. The American Indian Movement (AIM) is a worldwide advocacy group that fights for indigenous people’s civil rights. Currently, it represents more than 375 million indigenous people around the globe. […]

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Posted by on Jan 13, 2022 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Booster Approved for Kids Aged 12-15 The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has now approved the Pfizer booster shot for children ages twelve to fifteen. The FDA also shortened the length of time the people need to wait before receiving their booster, from six months after their second shot to only five months. This decision […]

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Posted by on Dec 7, 2021 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

White House Re-examines Drilling on Public Lands One controversial decision of the Trump administration was opening more public lands to oil and gas companies for drilling. Last week, President Biden announced changes to the federal lands leasing program that will require energy programs to pay higher fees and will contain drilling to certain areas. This […]

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Posted by on Nov 16, 2021 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Native American Heritage Month November is Native American Heritage Month: a time to honor and recognize the widespread contributions of Native Americans. This time celebrates their rich and diverse cultures and histories. In addition, President Biden named November 26, 2021, Native American Heritage Day. Many of the country’s major museums have planned events in tribute. […]