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FDA advisory panel endorses COVID-19 booster shots only for Americans 65 and over or at high risk for severe disease

Sep. 17, 2021 16:30 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — FDA advisory panel endorses COVID-19 booster shots only for Americans 65 and over or at high risk for severe disease.

To unseat Trudeau, Conservative leader seeks middle ground

Sep. 17, 2021 16:24 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The man who could oust Prime Minister Justin Trudeau from power advertised himself a year ago as a “true-blue conservative.” He became Conservative Party leader with a pledge to “take back Canada” - and almost immediately started working to modernize the party by...

Health commissioner targets lawmaker's misinformation

Sep. 17, 2021 16:20 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The head of New Hampshire’s health department on Friday accused a Republican lawmaker of spreading misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccine. Department of Health and Human Services Commissioner Lori Shibinette was telling the Legislature’s...

Worcester announces indoor face covering mandate

Sep. 17, 2021 16:17 PM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — The second largest city in Massachusetts will require everyone to wear masks in indoor public spaces and will also require municipal employees to be vaccinated against the coronavirus, the city manager announced Friday. The mask mandate that...

The Latest: FDA panel rejects plan for Pfizer booster shots

Sep. 17, 2021 16:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON — An influential federal advisory panel has overwhelmingly rejected a plan to offer Pfizer booster shots against COVID-19 to most Americans, dealing a heavy blow to the Biden administration’s effort to shore up people’s protection amid the highly contagious delta variant. ...

Some faith leaders say no to endorsing vaccine exemptions

Sep. 17, 2021 16:14 PM EDT

As significant numbers of Americans seek religious exemptions from COVID-19 vaccine mandates, some faith leaders are saying: Not with our endorsement. Leaders of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America said Thursday that while some people may have medical reasons for...

Pulisic among UK-based who could miss US qualifier at Panama

Sep. 17, 2021 16:10 PM EDT

The British government is keeping Panama on its red list, which means the United States may have to play without star Christian Pulisic and several other U.K.-based players for its World Cup qualifier at the Central American nation on Oct. 10. The U.S. plays at Panama...

After Ida: Mounting trash, rising anger in New Orleans

Sep. 17, 2021 16:06 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Garbage and debris are piling up along many New Orleans streets almost three weeks after Hurricane Ida pounded southeast Louisiana as residents react with increasing anger and, in some cases, dark humor. Several residents told a City Council...

FDA advisory panel rejects widespread Pfizer booster shots

Sep. 17, 2021 16:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — An influential federal advisory panel overwhelmingly rejected a plan Friday to offer Pfizer booster shots against COVID-19 to most Americans, dealing a heavy blow to the Biden administration’s effort to shore up people’s protection amid the highly contagious delta...

Oregon poison center: Don't use ivermectin for COVID

Sep. 17, 2021 16:01 PM EDT

BEND, Ore. (AP) — Dozens of people in Oregon have contacted the state's poison center after self-medicating against COVID-19 with a drug used to treat parasites, with five becoming hospitalized and two of them winding up in intensive care units, authorities said Friday. ...