CDC panel unanimously endorses Moderna and J&J Covid boosters, sending to director for final approval

An influential Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisory committee on Thursday unanimously recommended boosters of Moderna and Johnson & Johnson‘s Covid-19 vaccines, sending it to CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky for final approval. The agency’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices meeting recommended the Moderna booster for elderly people and at-risk adults six months after …

American, Southwest CEOs say they don’t plan to fire employees over federal vaccine mandate

Southwest Airlines Chairman and CEO Gary Kelly (R) speaks alongside American Airlines chairman and CEO Doug Parker (L) following a meeting with other airline executives at the White House about extending economic assistance to the airlines, in Washington, DC, September 17, 2020. Saul Loeb | AFP | Getty Images Southwest Airlines and American Airlines CEOs …

Op-Ed: Sen. Dick Durbin’s message to the FDA: Vaping targets kids

A woman smokes an E-Cigarette at Digital Ciggz in San Rafael, California. Justin Sullivan | Getty Images For the sake of America’s kids, the Food and Drug Administration cannot reject the reality of today’s youth vaping epidemic. Last week, FDA approved the first-ever e-cigarettes to stay on the U.S. market, R.J. Reynolds’ Vuse tobacco-flavored vaping …

CDC says these are the most common side effects people report after getting Moderna, J&J boosters

A healthcare clinician prepares a dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) for a commuter during the opening of MTA’s public vaccination program at the 179th Street subway station in the Queens borough of New York City, New York, U.S., May 12, 2021. Shannon Stapleton | Reuters The Centers for …

Google is still ‘all in’ on health care: Chief health officer Karen DeSalvo

Alphabet‘s Google is “still all in on health,” according to its chief health officer, despite the demise of its recent attempt at a formalized business unit for the health-care sector. The tech giant founded Google Health in 2018 and at one point grew it to 500 employees, but dissolved the unit in August. The department …

Watch live: CDC panel to vote on Moderna and J&J Covid booster shots

[The stream is slated to start at 10 a.m. ET. Please refresh the page if you do not see a player above at that time.] A key Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisory committee is meeting Thursday to discuss booster shots of Moderna and Johnson & Johnson‘s vaccine as well as whether people can …

5 things to know before the stock market opens Thursday

Here are the most important news, trends and analysis that investors need to start their trading day: 1. Dow set to drop after hitting an intraday record Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, U.S., October 20, 2021. Brendan McDermid | Reuters 2. Southwest, American report …

Putin orders Russians to stop work for a week amid record Covid daily deaths

A customers wears a protective face mask inside a cafe as a television screen displays Russian President Vladimir Putin. Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images Russians have been told to take a paid week off work in order to try to combat the Covid-19 crisis in the country, as the number of daily deaths from …

The delta variant has a mutation that’s worrying experts: Here’s what we know so far

A laboratory technician uses a pipette device to process samples to test for the novel coronavirus Covid-19, at Biogroup Laboratory’s lab in west London on January 21, 2021. JUSTIN TALLIS | AFP | Getty Images LONDON — A newly-discovered mutation of the delta variant is being investigated in the U.K. amid worries that it could …

India administers over one billion Covid vaccine doses

A health worker inoculates a man with a dose of the Covishield vaccine against the Covid-19 coronavirus inside a vaccination centre in Ghaziabad on October 20, 2021. Prakash Singh | AFP | Getty Images India has administered more than 1 billion doses of Covid-19 vaccines since starting its ambitious vaccination program in January. Government data …