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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — Pfizer and BioNTech are another step closer to seeking authorization for young children to receive the COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine, submitting data to the Food and Drug Administration that shows a “robust” antibody response and “favorable” safety outcomes in kids ages 5 to 11 who received the two-dose regimen in clinical trials…. Read More
The stunning speed of the vaccines’ development and rollout has helped tame COVID-19 in the U.S., which remains the worst-hit country in the world.
A year ago, COVID-19 cases in children made up less than 3% of the U.S. total. On Monday, the American Academy of Pediatrics said children represented 22.4% of new cases.
The Food and Drug Administration gave emergency authorization to Ellume’s rapid test in December, after it showed 96% accuracy in a U.S. clinical study.
“Hammerin’ Hank” was 86. He shattered Babe Ruth’s home run record in 1974, defying the poverty and racism that threatened to diminish him.
Just one week before he will leave office, Trump has now become the first U.S. president to be impeached twice.
“The Grand Jury is meant to be a secretive body,” Attorney General Daniel Cameron says in a statement. “It’s apparent that the public interest in this case isn’t going to allow that to happen.”
The pledge comes one month after a survey found that only 2 in 5 Americans said they planned to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
Derek Chauvin now faces a second-degree murder charge, and three other former Minneapolis police officers are accused of aiding and abetting murder.
“The World Health Organization has repeatedly made claims about the coronavirus that were either grossly inaccurate or misleading,” President Trump says.
The easing of shutdowns is a hot topic, as economic output is now stalled in many countries – including the U.S. But ending a shutdown too soon could backfire, the World Health Organization says.
The predicted death toll has fallen, Dr. Anthony Fauci says, because of Americans’ embrace of physical separation and other restrictions.
Seven U.S. states are now reporting 1,000 or more cases of COVID-19, and experts believe the number of infected people will rise further as testing becomes more available
The president confirms a plan to expand one of the signature pieces of his immigration policy, in a move that could double the number of countries on the prohibited list.
The two companies expect to create more than 1,100 jobs in northeast Ohio. The new plant will be built near GM’s Lordstown facility that was shuttered earlier this year.
The Cleveland Browns’ defensive end is suspended without pay “at a minimum for the remainder of the season and postseason” after starting a fight at the end of a game with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Former President Jimmy Carter, 95, was admitted to Emory University Hospital on Monday evening for the procedure. He was accompanied by his wife, Rosalynn.
The traffickers were caught with 11.9 kilograms of fentanyl — enough to kill nearly 6 million people, by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s standard.
Employees at Microsoft Japan worked four days a week, enjoyed a three-day weekend — and got their normal, five-day paycheck. As part of the trial, the company also capped meetings at 30 minutes.
The former president, 95, was admitted to a Georgia hospital “for observation and treatment of a minor pelvic fracture,” the Carter Center says. It adds that Carter “is in good spirits.”
Health and Human Services outlined two pathways for importing the drugs to the U.S., a plan Secretary Alex Azar says is intended to “lower prices and reduce out of pocket costs for American patients.”
President Trump says the drone had closed to approximately 1,000 yards of the U.S. warship, “ignoring multiple calls to stand down.”
“The fate of the world depended on their success,” Queen Elizabeth II said as she honored thousands of soldiers and sailors who took part in the invasion of Nazi-occupied France.
The Trump administration has reached a deal to lift tariffs on steel and other metal imports from Canada, in a move that could put the two nations a step closer to ratifying the USMCA trade pact.
The U.S. Trade Representative published a list of Chinese goods that would be hit with new duties, from artists’ brushes to watches.