Why mixing Pfizer and Moderna vaccines could help Canada end the pandemic sooner
News/Health: Canadians who are offered a different COVID-19 vaccine for their second shot than their first shouldn't hesitate to mix and match, experts say, as supply temporarily shifts from Pfizer-BioNTech to Moderna.
CDC director says benefits of COVID-19 vaccination ‘far outweigh’ risks of rare heart issues
Ahead of an anticipated CDC advisory panel meeting Wednesday relating to heart inflammation in a small fraction of vaccinated teens and young adults, head of the agency, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, suspects the data will reveal the benefits of vaccination far outweigh the risks of rare side effects and poor outcomes from COVID-19 disease.
U.S. pushes vaccinations for younger Americans as concerns about delta variant spread
News/World: The U.S. government is stepping up efforts to get younger Americans vaccinated for COVID-19 as concerns grow about the spread of a new variant that threatens to set the country back in the months ahead.
You've had your 2nd dose. What's safe to do now?
News/Canada: Canadians are still waiting on official guidelines about what they’re allowed to do once they’re fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Meanwhile, about 20 per cent of Canadians have both doses— and many want to know: What can I do now?
Younger adults claim lowest COVID-19 vaccination uptake: CDC
Weekly COVID-19 vaccination uptake lagged among younger adults by late May, with those aged 18-29 claiming the lowest coverage compared to older age groups, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
US hits encouraging milestones on virus deaths and shots
COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. have dipped below 300 a day for the first time since the early days of the disaster in March 2020, while the drive to put shots in arms hit another encouraging milestone Monday: 150 million Americans fully vaccinated.
Nursing home deaths up 32% in 2020 amid pandemic, watchdog says
Deaths among Medicare patients in nursing homes soared by 32% last year, with two devastating spikes eight months apart, a government watchdog reported Tuesday in the most comprehensive look yet at the ravages of COVID-19 among its most vulnerable victims.
Half a million COVID-19 deaths in Brazil, no end in sight
Radio: COVID-19 deaths have surpassed half a million in Brazil. Over the weekend, thousands of Brazilians took to the streets to protest President Jair Bolsonaro’s pandemic response. Today on Front Burner, how will Brazil find its way out of this crisis?
CDC panel criticized for postponed meeting on COVID-19 vaccines, rare heart issues
An advisory panel to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention drew criticism after it postponed a discussion on heart inflammation among a small fraction of COVID-19 vaccine recipients. It was postponed in observance of the Juneteenth National Independence Day holiday.