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FDA Expands Pfizer Boosters for More Teens as Omicron Surges

WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. is expanding COVID-19 boosters as it confronts the omicron surge, with the Food and Drug Administration allowing extra Pfizer shots for children as young as 12. Boosters already are recommended for everyone 16 and older, and federal regulators on Monday decided they’re also warranted for 12- to 15-year-olds once enough…

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First Lady Casey DeSantis Announces $100 Million Proposal for Cancer Research and Care in Florida

TAMPA, Fla. – First Lady Casey DeSantis announced Governor DeSantis is recommending $100 million for cancer research and care in his 2022-2023 budget, an increase of $37 million, or nearly 60%, over prior year funding. The funding will be used to forward cancer care and research at three cancer institutes in Florida — Moffitt Cancer Center, University…

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New virus variant casts pall, shocks experts in South Africa

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — The overcast, drizzly skies match the somber mood at the Tshwane University of Technology, a hot spot in South Africa’s latest surge of COVID-19 cases, apparently driven by the new omicron variant that is leading countries around the world to impose new restrictions. After several students tested positive, the university…

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WHO head calls for two-month vaccine booster moratorium

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The head of the World Health Organization on Monday called for a two-month moratorium on administering booster shots of COVID-19 vaccines as a means of reducing global vaccine inequality and preventing the emergence of new coronavirus variants. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters in Hungary’s capital, Budapest, that he was…

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Fraudulent “COVID-19 Compensation Lottery Prize” scam, falsely alleges association with WHO and others

GENEVA – The World Health Organization (WHO) has been made aware of correspondences being circulated by scammers (acting under the name of Capital Finance, Inc. London), falsely notifying recipients of such correspondences that they have been selected as a beneficiary/winner of a US$1 million lottery compensation prize payment for losses and damages suffered as a…

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COVID-19 Cases Rise Almost 70% According to the CDC

WASHINGTON, DC (FNN) – The White House COVID-19 Response Team and Public Health Officials raised a stark alarm during its latest press briefing Friday. According to Dr. Rochelle Walensky, head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, on July 15th the CDC reported more than 33,000 new cases of COVID-19, with the 7-day new…

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