5 things to know on Friday


CDC meets to discuss booster doses for severely immunocompromised

Less than 3% of Americans have severe immunodeficiency You should be able to get an extra dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, The federal government said late Thursday. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has determined that people who take medications or who have conditions that suppress their immune system may not get adequate protection from previous vaccine doses, and are more likely to respond to an additional dose. The FDA’s decision does not consider an opportunity for booster doses for the general population. A study of people who had solid organ transplants showed that only about 15% had an immune response to the first dose, and nearly half had an immune response to the first dose. Another study confirmed the benefit of a third dose among transplant patients. the The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is expected to recommend additional doses For some groups with weakened immunity after the Friday meeting of their external advisors.

Fred is likely to get stronger with the release of Storm Watch for South Florida

Forecasters said a unique tropical depression was slowly strengthening and may regain tropical storm status sometime Friday. The U.S. Meteorological Service said the system was dropping torrential rain over parts of Cuba early Friday and was on a forecast track that will move it toward southern Florida by Saturday. The main threats were rain and flooding. Forecasters chest Tropical Storm Watches Thursday evening for the Florida Keys and the state’s southwest coast. The National Hurricane Center said 3 to 6 inches of rain was expected across the Florida Keys and the southern peninsula by Monday. Forecasters said that while there is still uncertainty about its path, Farid could make landfall in the state at multiple locations. Fred is the sixth named storm of the 2021 hurricane season and the first in August, breaking a month-long lull after that. Hurricane Elsa Formed in early July.

Judge to hear appeal against DeSantis Mask’s executive order

A Lyon County Circuit Judge will hold a hearing on Friday at A lawsuit filed by parents challenging an executive order by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis which seeks to prevent school districts from requiring students to wear masks during the COVID-19 pandemic. The lawsuit alleges, in part, that the executive order violates a part of the Florida Constitution that requires the provision of a “standard, efficient, safe, secure, and high-quality system” for public schools. She argues that preventing school districts from requiring masks threatens the safety of schools. DeSantis issued the executive order in July, arguing that it should be up to parents whether their children wear masks at school. Circuit Judge John Cooper will hear arguments over an emergency motion for an injunction against the executive order.

Marley Matlin returned to the big screen at the hugely successful Sundance Film Festival titled “CODA”

Marley Matlin stars in “CODA” (in theaters and on Apple TV + Friday), a runaway hit at the Sundance Film Festival With a leading group of mostly deaf actors. When writer and director Sian Heder approached the actress with her screenplay about deaf Gloucester, Massachusetts, and a family with an auditory teen Ruby, a child of deaf adults (CODA), Matlin not only signed on for the role of mother Jackie, she became a collaborator in the trenches with Heder. Matlin, who lost her hearing due to illness at the age of 18 months, experienced a number of great moments in Hollywood as the only deaf actor to win an Academy Award, playing a rebellious student in the 1986 movie “Children of a Lesser God.”

Jeopardy Season Finale! Atmosphere before new hosts take over

The end of the season of “Danger!” It will air on Friday, with guest host Joe Buck and returning hero Matt Amadeo, who has joined the roster of Hall of Fame legends like Ken Jennings and James Holzhauer. Amodio took his 17th win on Thursday’s episode and won $547,600, Landing in third place on the list of grand prize winners. Friday finale will be the last episode of the much-loved quiz show before New hosts Mike Richards and Miam Bialik He took over hosting duties when Season 38 begins on September 13. The long-running series announced the duo as permanent host on Wednesday, with Richards hosting The Daily Joint Show and Bialik taking the lead on prime-time specials and tournaments on ABC. The announcement also came after the show welcomed 16 guests in the wake of Alex Trebek’s death in November.

Contributing: The Associated Press

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