The Federal Advisory Committee meeting is expected today Signed to allow one vaccine to pass into a teen’s arms But countries may not receive any doses of another vaccine next week.
White House officials told governors in a private call Tuesday that new supplies of a single dose of Johnson & Johnson were not immediately available to order, Politico I mentioned, citing four unnamed sources. Production of the J&J vaccine has been limited since it was approved in late February – and in April, federal health officials Discontinue use for 11 days after a rare blood clotting disorder It was attached to lead.
But the Food and Drug Administration has granted emergency use authorization for the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for children between the ages of 12 and 15. Assuming the CDC’s Immunization Practices Advisory Committee recommends the shots, FDA officials said, it might be available as soon as Thursday.
Also in the news:
► The Mountaineering Association of Nepal urges climbers who ascend Mount Everest to return their empty oxygen bottles so that they can be refilled and used in hospitals that are in desperate need of oxygen for coronavirus patients
► The Republican Party of New Mexico moves its three-day convention and withdraws this weekend to Amarillo, Texas, citing concerns about coronavirus restrictions in New Mexico. Mass gatherings in New Mexico are restricted to 150 people or fewer in most counties.
► The Maine Department of Education and the Maine Association of School Nurses recognize all school nurses as the “Best School Nurse of the Year” for the 2020-21 academic year. Officials said school nurses are taking on new responsibilities to help keep students’ health and schools safe.
COVID is It is exploding in most of AsiaAlexander Matteo, director of the Asia-Pacific region at the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, warned. More people were diagnosed in Asia in the past two weeks than the Americas, Europe and Africa combined.
► Cancun famous tourist city in Mexico is fighting An “extremely worrisome” increase in infection Despite improvements in most parts of Mexico, Governor Carlos Joaquin said.
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported no new deaths in the entire state on Tuesday as 3 million residents were now fully vaccinated.
📈 Today’s numbers: The United States has more than 32.7 million confirmed cases of coronavirus and 582,000 deaths, According to data from Johns Hopkins University. Global totals: More than 159.7 million cases and 3.31 million deaths. More than 334 million vaccine doses have been distributed in the United States and more than 263.1 million doses have been administered. According to the CDC. More than 116.5 million Americans are fully vaccinated – 35.1% of the population.
📘 What we read: Here are answers to: Some of your most important questions On the Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine in Younger Adolescents.
More than 300,000 people have signed a petition calling for the cancellation of the Tokyo Olympics, set to begin in late July. Among the concerns: Only 1% of the country’s population of 126 million people have been fully vaccinated. Officials blame a shortage of supplies imported from Europe, but staff shortages were a problem. About 7.6 million doses, or more than half of the doses delivered, remain unused in freezers. Meanwhile, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has caused anger and confusion by repeatedly pledging that the Olympics will be safe, even as some hospitals struggle to find beds for the sick and dying and the state of emergency was extended on Wednesday to more places in Japan. .
“In fact, vaccinations will be provided to athletes from the participating countries, and I believe this will financially contribute to the establishment of safe and secure games,” Suga said.
Shelters across the country saw people flock to their businesses during the height of the pandemic. But when people return to their desks, Some puppies are left behind. Aaron Jones, CEO of Moms and Mutts Colorado Rescue, told USA TODAY, “She couldn’t save enough dogs to meet the demand” when the pandemic began. Now the turnover has doubled what they usually do in one year; Many animals are around one year old.
“It was really hard to find people willing to take these gigantic babies,” said Ashley Roberts, program director at Lucky Dog Animal Rescue in Arlington, Virginia. “This is what they really are – they are gigantic kids that need training.”
– Jordan Mendoza
A Federal Advisory Committee is meeting today to decide whether to recommend COVID-19 from Pfizer-BioNTech. Adolescents Vaccine 12-15. On Monday, the Food and Drug Administration signed the shots, saying the vaccine was safe and effective for teens.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Immunization Practices Advisory Committee will review data from a trial run by companies. They tested the vaccine on more than 1,000 adolescents, and gave an equal number of placebo. Of the 2,260 participants, only 16 developed COVID-19, all of whom received a placebo. None of the teens had a severe reaction to the vaccine and side effects were consistent with those seen in younger adults, largely short-term pain at the injection site, fatigue, muscle aches, and headache.
And in December, the same committee signed the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for adults and teenagers ages 16-17.
– Elizabeth method
A rare but life-threatening fungal infection appears frequently in COVID patients in India while the coronavirus cases rise to more than 350,000 cases per day, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. Mycosis, Also known as “black fungus.”, “Because of a group of molds called mucormycetes, which tend to live in soil and decaying organic matter, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In the past decade, doctors have seen only a handful of cases in India.” Said Dr. Bhakti Hanzuti, associate professor at The Department of Emergency Medicine and International Health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health says that in the last month, they reported tens of thousands of cases.
She said, “It consumes a lot of resources, especially during this epidemic, now in India, where health care resources are stretched to the limit.”
– Adriana Rodriguez
After weeks of the US reporting around 700 COVID-19 deaths per day, the average number of deaths in the country is now around 600 deaths per day. It has been 10 months since the death toll was low, and May is on track to be the least deadly month for the epidemic since March 2020. In January, 3,100 Americans died every day.
Death trends usually follow case trends after a few weeks, and cases in the country peaked as recently as several weeks ago. Since then, the frequency of cases has decreased: The average number of cases in the country now stands at around 38,000 cases per day, just over half of the 71,000 cases per day that were reported less than a month ago.
– Mike Stuka
The World Health Organization warns that the “worrisome alternative” from India may be more contagious
Although the number of new COVID-19 cases and deaths globally has decreased slightly this week, the World Health Organization is warning that there may be a problem on the horizon. In a weekly report published on Tuesday, the World Health Organization warned that a variant first discovered in India may be more contagious than most versions of the coronavirus. Although the effects of vaccines on the mutated virus are not clear, there is some evidence that it may be able to evade some of the protections that vaccines provide.
The report also said that the alternative may have been one of several factors contributing to the crushing boom that swept India in recent weeks. Indian healthcare and funeral facilities are overwhelmed, with hospitals routinely running out of oxygen and crematoriums operating 24 hours a day.
At least nine states She announced that she will end her participation in federal unemployment assistance programs It is geared towards alleviating the problems caused by the Coronavirus pandemic.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee informed the US Department of Labor on Tuesday, to join Alabama, Arkansas, Iowa, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota and South Carolina. Several state governors echoed the importance of small businesses in their statements. But others cited labor shortages and labor issues that threaten to stifle the pace of economic growth. Many Republican experts blame the extra unemployment benefits.
“Families, businesses and our economy thrive when we focus on meaningful employment and shift from short-term federal reforms,” Lee said in a statement.
With the federal government reaching tens of millions of Americans who have not received the COVID-19 vaccine, and even provide free transportation to get the shots, President Joe Biden heard a handful of Tories on Tuesday about what worked in their states.
One common theme: Comfort is important.
To this end, Biden announced a deal with Uber and Lyft to take people to and from vaccination sites for free from May 24 to July 4. Biden, who suggested that the CDC soon release new guidance on what people who have been vaccinated can do. Aims for 70% of the nation’s adults to have at least one dose by Independence Day.
During Biden’s call with the Republican governors of Ohio, Utah and Massachusetts, along with the Democratic governors of Maine, Minnesota and New Mexico, a recurring theme was the importance of mobile units, popups, and hikes to make the blocks more readily available.
“She’s trying to be innovative, and trying to figure out how to take it directly to people,” said Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine, adding that there is great interest in a single dose of Johnson & Johnson vaccine. They want that one shot and it get done. ”
– Jorge El Ortiz
Contribution: The Associated Press.