Covid-19 vaccine boosters can begin for some US adults as CDC partially diverges from its advisers' recommendations

Following days of lengthy debate among vaccine experts, booster shots of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine can now be officially administered to some adults in the United States.

Submitted by mo2 on Fri, 09/24/2021 - 22:16
FDA grants full approval to Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine, opening door to more vaccine mandates

The US Food and Drug Administration on Monday granted full approval to the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for people age 16 and older. This is the first coronavirus vaccine approved by the FDA, and is expected to open the door to more vaccine mandates.

Submitted by mo2 on Mon, 08/23/2021 - 22:13
Delta variant now accounts for over 93% of all U.S. Covid cases

ATLANTA, Georgia -- The highly-infectious Delta variant now accounts for an estimated 93.4% of all coronavirus cases now occurring in the United States, according to figures published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday.

This includes several sub-lineages of Delta, all of which are classified as variants of concern. Together, they made up about 93.4% of cases during the last two weeks of July.

Submitted by mo2 on Sat, 07/03/2021 - 22:06
Coronavirus likely spread to people from an animal -- but needs more study, new WHO report says

The novel coronavirus that causes Covid-19 probably spread to people through an animal, and probably started spreading among humans no more than a month or two before it was noticed in December of 2019, according a new 120-page report from the World Health Organization.

Submitted by mo2 on Tue, 03/30/2021 - 22:00

COVID-19: UN chief calls for global ceasefire to focus on ‘the true fight of our lives’ (

“The fury of the virus illustrates the folly of war”, he said.  “That is why today, I am calling for an immediate global ceasefire in all corners of the world.  It is time to put armed conflict on lockdown and focus together on the true fight of our lives.” 

Submitted by mo2 on Tue, 03/23/2021 - 21:12