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A viral reprise: When COVID-19 strikes again and again

A viral reprise: When COVID-19 strikes again and again

For New York musician Erica Mancini, COVID-19 caused performances to be repeated. March 2020. Last December. And again this May. “It depresses me knowing that I could be infected forever,” said the 31-year-old singer, who is vaccinated and boosted. “I don’t want to get sick every month or every two months.” But medical experts warn …

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World Health Organization says monkeypox is not a global health emergency right now

World Health Organization says monkeypox is not a global health emergency right now

The World Health Organization said on Saturday that the rapid spread of monkeypox in dozens of countries does not represent a global health emergency at this time. However, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus described monkeypox as an evolving health threat and urged governments around the world to step up surveillance, contact tracing, testing and ensure …

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CDC panel recommends Moderna two-dose Covid vaccine for kids ages 6 to 17

CDC panel recommends Moderna two-dose Covid vaccine for kids ages 6 to 17

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expected to approve public distribution of Moderna’s two-dose Covid-19 vaccine for children in kindergarten to high school students this week after the panel of independent vaccine experts of the agency voted unanimously Thursday to recommend the injections. The committee endorsed Moderna’s vaccine for children ages 6 to …

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Covid Shots for Little Kids Are Finally Here. Now for the Hardest Part

Covid Shots for Little Kids Are Finally Here. Now for the Hardest Part

In some pediatric practices, injections are already going to the arms. Children’s Medical Group, a private practice in Atlanta, ordered doses as soon as allowed and received a first shipment Monday, the June 16 holiday. They started vaccinating at lunchtime. “We’ve had a lot of demand,” says Jennifer Shu, a practicing pediatrician and editor of …

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