Moderna’s vaccine for kids ages 6 by way of 11 reveals a “robust” immune response in a research of greater than 4,500 youths, the Massachusetts-based pharmaceutical firm stated Monday.
Moderna stated it plans to submit the information to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration “in the near term.” The randomized, observer-blind, placebo-controlled growth research concerned a two-dose vaccine. The dosage is half that of the grownup vaccine.
The majority of opposed occasions had been gentle or average in severity, the corporate stated, with the commonest ones being fatigue, headache, fever and ache within the injection web site.
“We are encouraged by the immunogenicity and safety profile,” said Stéphane Bancel, Moderna’s chief executive officer. “We look forward to filing with regulators globally and remain committed to doing our part to help end the COVID-19 pandemic with a vaccine for adults and children of all ages.”
The FDA has not yet announced a decision on Moderna’s vaccine for youths ages 12 through 17. Moderna submitted results from that study in June.
A panel of FDA advisers will vote this week on whether to authorize the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for use in children 5 to 11.
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►Two-thirds of American states have now reported at least 5,000 COVID-19 deaths, Johns Hopkins University data show. New Mexico on Monday became the 34th state to report its 5,000th death. On the low end is Vermont, with 351 reported deaths, and on the high end are California and Texas, both of which have reported more than 70,000 deaths.
►Green Bay Packers large receiver Davante Adams, who ranks second within the NFL in catches and third in receiving yards, has tested positive for COVID-19 and can probably miss Thursday’s recreation towards the unbeaten Arizona Cardinals. Adams has stated he is vaccinated.
►Protesters marched Monday across the Brooklyn Bridge toward City Hall in Manhattan in support of nearly 50,000 New York City municipal workers who have yet to get vaccinated against COVID-19 and face the threat of being placed on leave without pay if they don’t get their first shot by Friday.
►Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test is required beginning Monday to enter restaurants, bars, gyms, theaters or entertainment venues in Washington state’s King County, which includes Seattle.
►The University of Maine system will mail letters this week informing more than 200 students they’re being withdrawn from classes for failure to get vaccinated or agree to tests, officials said. Friday was the deadline.
►A Georgia man accused of using a pandemic relief loan to buy a $57,000 Pokemon card is charged with lying on an application for a pandemic economic relief loan. Vinath Oudomsine faces one count of wire fraud; his lawyers declined comment.
📈 Today’s numbers: The U.S. has recorded more than 45.5 million confirmed COVID-19 cases and 737,300 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University data. Global totals: More than 244 million cases and 4.95 million deaths. More than 190.6 million Americans – 57.7% of the population – are fully vaccinated, according to the CDC.
📘 What we’re studying: Research through the pandemic has proven these with psychological well being issues are extra weak to COVID-19, but it surely wasn’t till final week that the CDC added them to the list of underlying medical conditions associated with a higher risk of severe disease.
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- Unvaccinated Americans will face tougher rules for reentry into US
- Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis seeks to lure unvaccinated police officers with $5K bonuses
- ‘Brain fog’ a long-term facet impact of the coronavirus, research says
- Rise in fentanyl overdose deaths linked to COVID
- Index to measure financial restoration by monitoring empty parking tons
Unvaccinated Americans reentering the nation will face stricter rules beginning Nov. 8, when the U.S. will once more open its doorways to international vacationers — offered they’re absolutely vaccinated towards COVID-19.
American citizens without proof of vaccination “should produce documentation of a damaging check inside in the future of departure” to be allowed back in the U.S., the White House said Monday. The current rule allows the test to be conducted within three days of travel.
Fully vaccinated Americans will still have a three-day window for COVID-19 testing with negative results as long as they can show proof of vaccination.
– Bailey Schulz and Eve Chen
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is pushing for the state legislature to authorize $5,000 bonuses and other incentives to lure cops from different states.
More specifically, DeSantis is aiming to recruit those from jurisdictions with vaccine requirements who don’t want to comply, encouraging them to relocate to the mandate-less Sunshine State. In many parts of the nation, police officers and their unions have steadfastly resisted the requirement.
“In the following legislative session, I’m going to hopefully signal laws that provides a $5,000 bonus to any out-of-state regulation enforcement that relocates in Florida,” DeSantis said Sunday in a Fox interview. “So NYPD, Minneapolis, Seattle, should you’re not being handled nicely, we’ll deal with you higher right here.”
DeSantis has raised his nationwide profile, particularly among the many Republican base, by fiercely opposing masks and vaccine mandates through the pandemic.
Long-term COVID-19 side effects may embrace reminiscence loss and different cognitive dysfunctions generally labeled as “brain fog,” in response to a research that examined 740 sufferers within the Mount Sinai Health System. The research was printed within the peer-reviewed medical journal JAMA Network Open.
Another research that documented “brain fog” was printed by Oxford University and the National Institute for Health Research earlier this month. Cognitive signs had been seen in about 8% of sufferers and had been extra widespread among the many aged. The research additionally discovered widespread lingering signs, akin to hassle respiratory, belly illnesses, fatigue, ache, nervousness and melancholy.
– Michelle Shen
Synthetic opioids akin to Fentanyl have grow to be the main trigger of overdose deaths in America, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Overdose deaths hit a brand new file within the U.S. at 96,779 from March 2020 to March 2021, driven in part by the pandemic, in response to the CDC.
Matthew Dyman, a Customs and Border Patrol public affairs officer, instructed USA TODAY in an electronic mail that COVID journey restrictions hindered some points of land border drug trafficking, however demand was excessive.
“There was less traffic and more time could be spent examining travelers, which increased drug seizures,” he stated. “But with people staying home instead of going to work, there was an increased demand for drugs.”
– Asha C. Gilbert
How’s the economic system doing? Just check the parking lot at your native mall or big-box retailer to search out out. That previous maxim is being changed into a science of types with a brand new “road to recovery index.” A tech firm hopes a instrument that takes the pulse of the parking trade will even serve as a bigger financial indicator for a nation nonetheless digging itself out of the COVID-19 recession.
FlashParking, a know-how provider to high parking storage operators, has began surveying its shoppers in eight metro areas — New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Houston, Miami and Atlanta — about their monetary efficiency.
Parking income plunged to 44% of its pre-pandemic degree final 12 months and returned to simply 50% of its pre-crisis mark by mid-2021. That’s a dimmer snapshot of the economic system’s well being than different measures.
– Paul Davidson, USA TODAY
Contributing: The Associated Press