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A key part of President Joe Biden 's plan to combat Covid is in jeopardy as a Food and Drug Administration vaccine advisory committee meets Friday to debate and vote on Pfizer and BioNTech 's application to offer booster shots to the general public. The FDA group could give Biden's booster plan a "cool reception," Gostin said. Still, some scientists argue booster shots for the general public are not needed right now. Dr. Arturo Casadevall, chair of molecular microbiology and immunology at Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, supports boosters for the general public. Still, she said, booster shots are needed for some more vulnerable people right now as breakthrough cases are leading to severe disease and hospitalizations.
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REUTERS/David 'Dee' DelgadoSept 17 (Reuters) - The debate over whether Americans should receive a booster dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine moves to a panel of independent expert advisers to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday. While U.S. health officials, some other countries and vaccine makers have said boosters are needed, many scientists and vaccine experts disagree. The FDA's Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee will also consider data from Israel, which has been administering booster doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine. The effectiveness of the second dose of the vaccine waned six months after administration, making a booster necessary, Israeli health officials had said. It began offering a COVID-19 booster to people as young as age 12 last month, expanding a campaign that began in July for people over 60.
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United States Surgeon General Vivek Murthy delivers remarks during a news conference with White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki at the White House in Washington, U.S., July 15, 2021. REUTERS/Tom BrennerWASHINGTON, Sept 17 (Reuters) - The United States is ready to roll out COVID-19 vaccine booster shots once the Federal Drugs Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention approve the plan, Surgeon General Vivek Murthy said on Friday. "As soon as the FDA and CDC complete their evaluations, we will be ready to move forward accordingly," Murthy told reporters at a White House briefing. The CDC will invest $2.1 billion to protect patients and healthcare workers from COVID-19 and future infectious diseases, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said at the briefing. So far 89% of active U.S. military troops have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine shot, said White House coronavirus response coordinator Jeff Zients.
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The jury is still out on whether masking kids in schools provides a big benefit in stopping COVID. That includes a reasoned debate about school mask mandates — because while there are substantial costs involved, the supposed benefits are largely unproven. School mask mandate benefits, meet school mask mandate costsIn the US, the school mask mandate argument typically splits into binary factions. Does this mean masking kids is pointless? Blessedly, my kids are finally back in school, where they'll be required to wear masks both indoors and outdoors.
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"If they say, 'We don't think there's enough data to do a booster,' then so be it," Fauci said. The FDA and CDC were seeing much of the same data, but as regulatory agencies, they were more cautious. "Overall," agency officials noted, "data indicate that currently US-licensed or authorized COVID-19 vaccines still afford protection against severe COVID-19 disease and death." The job of reviewing and approving a drug or vaccine for public use is "just not how the NIH was set up. Fauci was hard-pressed to give exact dates for when his thinking turned on the need for boosters.
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A person receives a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at a mobile inoculation site in the Bronx borough of New York City, New York, U.S., August 18, 2021. In theory, that could reduce virus transmission - a goal officials have been less explicit about - and hasten America's recovery. It is happening among many of the U.S. study populations – including a recent study of 600,000 COVID-19 cases in 13 states and large cities. While some 63% of eligible people in the United States are fully vaccinated, the Delta variant has caused a surge in the deadly disease among the unvaccinated. Fauci said he is confounded by arguments from vaccine experts that boosters are only needed when vaccines stop preventing severe disease, hospitalization and death.
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(CNN) Last December, when advisers to the US Food and Drug Administration met to consider whether the agency should authorize Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine, it was generally understood that the answer would be yes. The advisers will also likely debate the very essence of Covid-19 boosters -- whether they would work and what they're even supposed to accomplish in the first place. Two FDA vaccine experts announced plans to leave the agency amid speculation that the President's announcement was a reason. The panel that will meet Friday -- formally called the FDA's Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee -- is an august group made up mostly of academic researchers. Rubin, the Harvard infectious disease expert and FDA vaccine adviser, said it won't matter to him and his colleagues what Biden said.
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Two other reports from the agency, also published Friday, found the vaccines have largely retained their ability to keep infected patients out of the hospital, even amid the highly contagious delta variant. A second study, on vaccine effectiveness, looked at more than 1,000 Covid hospitalizations. Others occurred from July through August, when the delta variant dominated. The third study had similar findings, showing that, in general, the vaccines' effectiveness for keeping Covid patients out of the hospital was 86 percent. “Vaccination works and will protect us from the severe complications of Covid-19,” CDC director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said during a White House Covid task force briefing Friday.
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As the Delta variant became dominant in the U.S. this summer, data showed that unvaccinated Americans were 4.6 times as likely to be infected, 10 times as likely to be hospitalized and 11 times as likely to die from Covid-19 than vaccinated people. Before Delta became the most widespread variant, it was causing 16 times as many deaths a week, on average, among the unvaccinated as among the vaccinated, the study found. After Delta took hold, that ratio fell to 11 times as many deaths. The unvaccinated were 4.6 times as likely to become infected as the vaccinated, and 10 times as likely to go to the hospital for Covid-19. Covid-19 Vaccines Related coverage, selected by the editorsWrite to Robbie Whelan at
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A new CDC study shows unvaccinated Americans were 11 times more likely to die from COVID-19. From April-June, unvaccinated people accounted for 95% of cases, 93% of hospitalizations, and 92% of deaths. From June-July, unvaccinated people accounted for 82% of cases, 86% of hospitalizations, and 84% of deaths. CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said during a White House COVID-19 briefing on Friday that while more vaccinated Americans are being hospitalized, it's nowhere near the number of unvaccinated Americans who are being hospitalized and dying from COVID-19. In fact, over the past two months, when the Delta variant was responsible for almost every single COVID-19 case, those who were unvaccinated were nearly five times more likely to catch COVID-19, 10 times more likely to be hospitalized, and 11 times more likely to die from COVID-19 than those who were fully vaccinated.
Persons: Rochelle Walensky, Walensky, Joe Biden Organizations: CDC, Service, for Disease Control Locations: COVID
More than 600,000 Covid cases from April through mid-July were analyzed and linked to vaccination status. The study looked at Covid-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths in 13 states, "and found further evidence of the power of vaccination," CDC director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said in a briefing Friday. Unvaccinated people are 11 times more likely to die from Covid-19, a large study slated to be released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found. Those who were unvaccinated were about 4.5 times more likely to contract the virus, more than ten times more likely to be hospitalized with the virus, and 11 times more likely to die from the disease. A previous CDC study based on data from just 43,127 Covid cases in Los Angeles County between May and July found that unvaccinated people were five times more likely to contract Covid and 29 times more likely to be hospitalized with the virus.
Persons: Rochelle Walensky, Covid, Walensky, Joe Biden Organizations: U.S . Centers for Disease Control, Prevention, Washington , D.C, Centers for Disease Control, CDC Locations: Washington ,, Covid, Los Angeles County, U.S
REACT EMS paramedics unload a woman suffering from possible coronavirus disease (COVID-19) symptoms at the hospital in Shawnee, Oklahoma, U.S. September 8, 2021. REUTERS/Nick OxfordWASHINGTON, Sept 10 (Reuters) - The United States had an average of 136,000 COVID-19 cases, 11,750 hospitalizations and more than 1,000 deaths in its most recent seven-day period, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said on Friday. Walensky told reporters that a recent study showed that people who did not get a vaccine against COVID-19 were about four and a half times more likely to get the virus, more than 10 times more likely to be hospitalized and 11 times more likely to die from the disease than those who had been vaccinated. Reporting by Jeff Mason and Carl O'Donnell; Editing by Chizu NomiyamaOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
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Live Covid Live Updates: The Unvaccinated Are 11 Times More Likely to Die if Infected, C.D.C. Reports Republican governors pledge legal fights against Biden’s sweeping vaccine mandates. Unvaccinated Americans are 11 times more likely to die of Covid, the C.D.C. Video transcript Back bars 0:00 / 0:59 - 0:00 transcript The Unvaccinated Are 11 Times More Likely to Die, C.D.C. They were 4.5 times more likely than vaccinated individuals to become infected, 10 times more likely to be hospitalized, and 11 times more likely to die from the coronavirus, the study found.
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U.S. President Joe Biden speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021. The president is expected to rollout a new requirement for federal employees to receive a Covid vaccine, with no option for regular testing, a source familiar with the matter told NBC News. Biden previously ordered all federal employees to prove their coronavirus vaccination status or submit to a series of rigorous safety protocols. He is also expected to announce a requirement for health care facilities with Medicare and Medicaid funding to have staff fully vaccinated, according to NBC News. The administration has already announced its plans to give out Covid vaccine boosters shots later this month to those who are eight months out from their second dose of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine.
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Federal health officials are asking the White House to push back the start of a planned Covid-19 booster campaign, at least for the Moderna Inc. and Johnson & Johnson vaccines, people familiar with the discussions said. The Food and Drug Administration needs more time to collect and assess the data on safety and efficacy, the people said. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Rochelle Walensky and Acting FDA Commissioner Janet Woodcock made the recommendation Thursday in a meeting with Jeffrey Zients, the White House coronavirus coordinator, one of the people said.
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The heads of the FDA and CDC are pushing back on the White House's plan for COVID-19 booster shots. It's the latest setback to the Biden administration's booster plan, which has also prompted resignations at the FDA. Top health officials have told the White House they need more time and data to potentially authorize extra doses, The New York Times reported Friday. That announcement and timeline leaped ahead of the typical FDA and CDC review process. The White House, CDC, and FDA did not immediately respond to requests for comment from Insider.
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Medical assistant Mariasha Davis draws the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine into a syringe before people are inoculated at Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., February 13, 2021. REUTERS/Kamil Krzaczynski/File PhotoWASHINGTON, Sept 3 (Reuters) - Top U.S. health officials have told the White House they may not have enough data to recommend COVID-19 booster shots for the wider general public by late September as President Joe Biden had anticipated, the New York Times reported on Friday. The top government officials advised the White House on Thursday to scale back a plan to offer the booster shots to the general public later this month, the newspaper reported, citing people familiar with the discussion. They said they needed more time to collect and review all the necessary data, according to the report. Reporting by Doina Chiacu; Editing by Steve OrlofskyOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
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The White House says Americans should start getting boosters of Pfizer and Moderna as of September 20. On Friday, the New York Times reported that the heads of both the CDC and FDA are now urging the White House to walk back its booster recommendation. Their warnings echo the panel of independent advisors to the CDC, who met earlier this week and raised concerns about rolling out boosters before we have the data for it — risking "over-vaccination." Two top officials at the FDA have resigned over the bullish, better-safe-than-sorry White House stance on boosters, seeing it as getting ahead of the science, Politico and Endpoints reported on Tuesday. "Many people didn't read the fine print," ACIP member Dr. Helen Talbot said, referencing the fact that the booster decision from the White House is not an official one yet.
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The COVID-19 hospitalization rate among unvaccinated teens was 10 times higher than fully vaccinated teens. The new data was released Friday in the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. The report said the data indicates vaccines "were highly effective at preventing serious COVID-19 illness in this age group." The COVID-19 hospitalization rate among unvaccinated adolescents was about 10 times higher than adolescents who were fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, according to new data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As of July 31, 32% of US adolescents were fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, according to the report.
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REUTERS/Kamil Krzaczynski/File PhotoWASHINGTON, Sept 3 (Reuters) - A White House plan to offer COVID-19 booster shots will most likely start this month only with the vaccine made by Pfizer Inc (PFE.N) and BioNTech (22UAy.DE), a narrower initiative than anticipated, a source familiar with the matter said on Friday. President Joe Biden had expected to launch a campaign to administer 100 million booster shots on Sept. 20. Moderna Inc (MRNA.O) only started submitting data for regulatory approval of a booster shot on Wednesday and said on Friday it had completed its submission. "We are awaiting a full review and approval by the FDA" and advisers to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), White House spokesman Chris Meagher said. FDA and CDC spokespeople referred questions to the White House.
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(CNN) Kids are heading back into the classroom for yet another pandemic school year, but this time with the more contagious Delta variant getting more people sick. "A lot of people didn't send their kids to school last year," Milstone said. Masks and better classroom ventilation can help protect kids, but to reduce risk further, adults will have to step it up, experts say. As Covid-19 surged across the population recently, cases and hospitalizations among kids "increased exponentially." When kids go to school, they should wear masks indoors, keep physical distance from others and regularly wash their hands.
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"More children have Covid-19 because there is more disease in the community," Walensky said at a White House Covid briefing Thursday. The American Academy of Pediatrics reports that as of Aug. 26, children comprised just 2.3 percent of all Covid-related hospitalizations. But the rise is of particular concern as schools are reopening — with a majority of young children and teens unvaccinated and, in many cases, unmasked. According to CDC data, the rate of new Covid hospitalizations among children has soared past the winter peak. The rises in pediatric Covid hospitalizations are most apparent in areas where vaccination is not widespread, Walensky said.
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(CNN) Anxiety is high among parents as more kids head back to school without the protection of a Covid-19 vaccine for at least a few more months. A kids' vaccine cannot come soon enough, but the process is taking longer than some initially expected. Timeline for younger children's Covid-19 vaccinesTrial data are still being gathered for Covid-19 vaccines for younger children. For the kid's version of the Covid-19 vaccine, scientists use results from the adult trials and a full pediatric trial. 'Children are not small adults'Children's vaccine trials actually start in adults.
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Destinations included seven different countries and 23 U.S. states, most commonly California, Colorado, Florida and New York, the CDC said. The most common reason for travel was vacation, according to the agency. Among 140 infected students who were interviewed, 89 said they recently traveled outside of Chicago during spring break, and 57 attended an unmasked indoor social gathering, such as a dinner or party, the agency said. Among the students who were infected, only three were fully vaccinated, according to the agency. Among the students interviewed for the CDC study, 93 were unvaccinated and 43 were partially vaccinated, meaning they had only received one dose of either Pfizer or Moderna's two-shot vaccine.
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You might want to rethink your Labor Day weekend plans — whether you're vaccinated or not. Right now, any Covid transmission is a problem, whether you experience symptoms or not, because it fuels the "continued dissemination of the Delta variant," she says. "I would urge people to err on the side of caution as far as masking when you're indoors," Graham says, especially around large groups. Choose only low-risk activitiesOnce you arrive at your destination, choosing safer activities can dial down your risk of Covid transmission. The CDC recommends that even vaccinated people wear masks indoors in areas with high levels of Covid transmission.
Persons: Rochelle Walensky, Rachel Graham, Graham, Tara Vijayan, doesn't, Vijayan Organizations: Centers for Disease Control, Prevention, Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health, The University of North, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA, Labor, CDC Locations: The University of North Carolina
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