Vaccines for Kids, a Global Surge in Cases, and More Coronavirus News

Reading Time: 8 minutes Vaccinating children spurs controversy, the Delta variant fuels a global surge, and drugmakers and countries consider boosters. Here’s what you should know: Want to receive this weekly roundup and other coronavirus news? Sign up here! Headlines Vaccinating kids is poised to be the next politicized pandemic issue in the US This week, Tennessee fired its … Read more

The CDC Owes Parents Better Messaging on the Vaccine for Kids

Reading Time: 7 minutes One of the oddities of the CDC’s recommendation, beyond the calculations it’s based on, is its lack of consideration of alternate vaccination approaches for adolescents beyond the same exact dosage and schedule as adults. The CDC’s analysis “assumes that single doses of mRNA vaccines have 0 percent effectiveness at preventing Covid-19 associated hospitalization,” wrote Wes … Read more

All Aboard! 1st post-pandemic cruise ship readies to sail – Times of India

Reading Time: 6 minutes FORT LAUDERDALE: The first cruise ship to leave a US port since the coronavirus pandemic brought the industry to a 15-month standstill is preparing to set sail with nearly all vaccinated passengers on board. Celebrity Edge will depart Fort Lauderdale, Florida, at 6pm Saturday with the number of passengers limited to about 40 percent capacity, … Read more