Following CDC Decision, School Vaccine Mandates Become a Big Issue in Governor Races

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices on Thursday voted unanimously to add the COVID-19 vaccine to the childhood immunization schedule for 2023. The new schedule calls for children to take their first vaccine at the age of six months. To be clear, the CDC did not institute a nationwide school COVID-19 vaccine …

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European Medicines Agency Reverses Course on COVID-19 Boosters

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The European Medicines Agency, the EU’s drug regulator, “expressed doubt” on whether a fourth dose of the COVID-19 booster should be administered, according to Reuters.  At a Tuesday press conference, the EMA’s Head of Vaccines Strategy, Marco Cavaleri, “raised concerns that a strategy of giving boosters every four months hypothetically poses the risk of overloading …

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CDC Sharply Lowers Estimate of Omicron Cases in the US

On Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced a significant revision to their earlier estimate of the prevalence of Omicron cases in the U.S. The CDC had previously reported that, for the week ended Dec. 18, the Omicron variant accounted for 73.2 percent of new cases. They were now adjusting that figure down to …

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CDC Will Treat the ‘Unboosted’ As ‘Unvaccinated’ For Quarantine Purposes

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Late Monday, the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control announced they had cut the isolation period for those who test positive for COVID-19. The change, according to the CDC, “is motivated by science demonstrating that the majority of SARS-CoV-2 transmission occurs early in the course of illness, generally in the 1-2 days prior to onset …

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