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The risk of mRNA Covid booster shots causing heart inflammation in young adults continues to worry top scientists weighing whether to approve third doses for anyone over 12, Dr. Ofer Levy, a voting member of the Food and Drug Administration’s advisory panel, said Friday. Levy, the director of the Precision Vaccines Program at Boston Children’s Hospital, spoke
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World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a news conference organized by Geneva Association of United Nations Correspondents (ACANU) amid the COVID-19 outbreak, caused by the novel coronavirus, at the WHO headquarters in Geneva Switzerland July 3, 2020. Fabrice Coffrini | Pool | Reuters Covid-19 deaths fell to their lowest level in almost
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Police officers set up barricades in front of of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021. Emily Elconin | Bloomberg | Getty Images The Supreme Court on Tuesday considered a Republican attorney general’s bid to defend a restrictive Kentucky abortion law, with some liberal justices sounding skeptical that a
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In this article JNJ MRNA Anjali Sundararaman, a student nurse at San Francisco State University, administers a dose of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to Cuixia Xu during a vaccination clinic at the Southeast Health Center in the Bayview-Hunters Point neighborhood in San Francisco, California on Monday, Feb. 8, 2021. Stephen Lam | San Francisco Chronicle |
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People walk at a pedestrian crossing along the Orchard Road shopping district in Singapore on September 7, 2021. Roslan Rahman | AFP | Getty Images SINGAPORE — Singapore announced Saturday it will further tighten Covid restrictions for the unvaccinated, as Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong predicted it will take between three to six months to
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Magali Sanchez-Hall, a Wilmington resident for over two decades, has struggled with asthma her entire life. She says the health issue stems from her proximity to oil and gas drilling. Emma Newburger | CNBC LOS ANGELES, CALIF. — Stepping out of a coffee shop near Interstate 110 in the Wilmington neighborhood of Los Angeles, you’re
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A healthcare worker holds syringes with the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at a vaccination centre, in El Paso, Texas, May 6, 2021. Jose Luis Gonzalez | Reuters Finland, Denmark and Sweden are limiting the use of Moderna‘s Covid-19 vaccine in young people over concerns around rare cardiovascular side effects. Finland’s
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Francis Collins, director of the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), holds a model of Covid-19 while speaking during a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee hearing in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, July 2, 2020. Saul Loeb | AFP | Bloomberg | Getty Images National Institutes of Health Director Dr. Francis Collins – who has helmed the agency
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California Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks during a news conference after meeting with students at James Denman Middle School on October 01, 2021 in San Francisco, California. Justin Sullivan | Getty Images California will require students attending school in person to get vaccinated for Covid-19 following full approval by the Food and Drug Administration, Gov. Gavin
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Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), testifies before a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions hearing to examine an update from Federal officials on efforts to combat COVID-19 in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on May 11, 2021 in Washington, DC. Jim
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Elizabeth Holmes, founder of Theranos Inc., left, arrives at federal court in San Jose, California, U.S., on Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021. Davie Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images SAN JOSE, CALIF. — A former lab director at Theranos acknowledged on Friday that he had plenty of opportunities to address his concerns about the company’s
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Demis Hassabis, co-founder of Google’s artificial intelligence (AI) startup DeepMind. Jeon Heon-Kyun | Getty Images LONDON — Alphabet’s Google and sister firm DeepMind are facing legal action for the way in which they obtained and processed over a million patient health records without consent in the U.K.  British law firm Mishcon de Reya told CNBC
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In this article PFE Lalain Reyeg administers a COVID-19 booster vaccine and an influenza vaccine to Army veteran Gary Nasakaitis at the Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital on September 24, 2021 in Hines, Illinois. Scott Olson | Getty Images Massachusetts resident Preston Alexander, 66, was elated when he found out last week he was eligible
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In this article PFE Aidan Mohl, 13, is inoculated with Pfizer’s vaccine by Registered Medical Assistant Melissa Dalton at Dekalb Pediatric Center in Decatur, Georgia, May 11, 2021. Christopher Aluka Berry | Reuters Dr. Scott Gottlieb told CNBC on Wednesday it is still possible the Food and Drug Administration will approve Pfizer and BioNTech‘s Covid-19
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A patient receives her booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine during an Oakland County Health Department vaccination clinic at the Southfield Pavilion on August 24, 2021 in Southfield, Michigan. Emily Elconin | Getty Images The divide in attitudes on Covid-19 vaccines between people who’ve gotten or not gotten the shots hasn’t changed with
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Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes and her partner Billy Evans leaves the Robert F. Peckham U.S. Courthouse after the delivery of opening arguments in her trial, in San Jose, California, September 8, 2021. Peter DaSilva | Reuters SAN JOSE, CALIF – A former lab director at Theranos testified on Friday that he thought the blood-testing start-up
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Former U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis on September 03, 2019 in New York City. Steven Ferdman | Getty Images SAN JOSE, CALIF — Former U.S. Defense Secretary General James Mattis testified on Wednesday that as a board member at Theranos he was “frankly amazed” at what was possible at first but later became disillusioned
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Businessman walk past an Emirates Airbus A380 during the Dubai Airshow on November 18, 2013 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Christopher Furlong | Getty Images The U.K. will accept travelers vaccinated in the United Arab Emirates beginning Oct. 4, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said Wednesday, reopening a popular travel route after months of deterring people
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A nurse reaches for a vial of Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine at a pop up vaccine clinic in the Arleta neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, August 23, 2021. Robyn Beck | AFP | Getty Images An influential Food and Drug Administration advisory committee on Friday rejected a plan to administer booster shots of Pfizer and BioNTech’s
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