F.D.A. Panel Unanimously Recommends Johnson & Johnson Booster Shots

WASHINGTON — A key federal advisory committee voted unanimously Friday to recommend Johnson & Johnson booster shots, most likely clearing the way for all 15 million people who got the company’s one-dose coronavirus vaccine to receive a second shot.If the...

F.D.A. Stays Neutral on the Need for a Moderna Booster

The advisory committee is also likely to consider whether Moderna’s protection against severe disease and hospitalization may eventually weaken. Booster proponents argue that Moderna’s potency is declining much like Pfizer’s, which is based on the same technology, only more slowly...

The Hot New Back-to-School Accessory? An Air Quality Monitor

When Lizzie Rothwell, an architect in Philadelphia, sent her son to third grade this fall, she stocked his blue L.L. Bean backpack with pencils, wide-ruled paper — and a portable carbon dioxide monitor.The device gave her a quick way to...

C.D.C. Urges Vaccines Ahead of Flu Season

new video loaded: C.D.C. Urges Vaccines Ahead of Flu SeasontranscriptBackbars0:00/0:44-0:44transcriptC.D.C. Urges Vaccines Ahead of Flu SeasonDr. Rochelle P. Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said that because flu infections were low last year, immunity was likely...

C.D.C. Urges Flu Shots to Reduce Strain on Health Care System

Lockdowns helped keep last year’s flu season historically mild in both the United States and around the world, but U.S. officials fear a more serious season this fall and winter, with unmasked people out and about far more, and nearly...

Depression and Anxiety Fell in Early 2021 but Stayed High, C.D.C. Says

The arrival of vaccines and declining Covid-19 cases in the first half of 2021 coincided with an easing of symptoms of anxiety and depression across the United States, according to survey data released on Tuesday by the Centers for Disease...

CDC: Americans With Disabilities Have Harder Time Getting Covid Vaccine

Americans with a disability were more likely to want coronavirus vaccines but were having a harder time getting them than other people, according to data released on Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a stark signal of...

C.D.C. Pleas for Pregnant or Breastfeeding People to Get Vaccinated

In an urgent plea on Wednesday, federal health officials asked that any American who is pregnant, planning to become pregnant or currently breastfeeding get vaccinated against the coronavirus as soon as possible.Covid-19 poses a severe risk during pregnancy, when an...

Boosters for Moderna and J.&J. Recipients Not Up for Debate at C.D.C. Panel

A committee of scientific advisers to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention voted on Thursday to recommend booster doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine to many Americans who were fully inoculated with the same vaccine. The panel advised that...

Biden Promised to Follow the Science. But Sometimes, He Gets Ahead of the Experts.

WASHINGTON — As he announced on Friday that booster shots would be available to some Americans, President Biden made a prediction: His administration was likely to soon provide third doses of the vaccine “across the board” to anyone who wanted...
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