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Editorial Roundup: Michigan

Jun. 27, 2022 07:11 AM EDT

Detroit Free Press. June 24, 2022. Editorial: Supreme Court ruling would make abortion illegal in Michigan. Voters can fix it. In a 6-3 ruling Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned its decision in Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 case that granted American women the...

Moderna COVID-19 shots now an option for older kids in US

Jun. 24, 2022 11:18 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — There is now a second COVID-19 option for kids ages 6 to 17 in the U.S. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday announced it is recommending Moderna shots as an option for school-age kids and teens. This group has been able to get shots made by...

Experts endorse Moderna COVID-19 shots for kids ages 6 to 17

Jun. 23, 2022 16:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An expert panel backed a second COVID-19 vaccine option for kids ages 6 to 17 Thursday. Advisers to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention voted unanimously to recommend Moderna shots as an option for school-age kids and adolescents. This group has...

Publix supermarkets not offering COVID vaccine to young kids

Jun. 23, 2022 13:47 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida-based Publix grocery store chain is not offering the COVID-19 vaccine to children younger than 5 but has not explained its decision. The supermarket chain with 1,288 stores in seven Southern states was instrumental in distributing the...

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

Jun. 22, 2022 18:42 PM EDT

Minneapolis Star Tribune. June 19, 2022. Editorial: Congrats to state’s graduates And special kudos to Minnesota’s National Merit scholars. Students and families across Minnesota are cheering on teens at cap-and-gown ceremonies that celebrate high...

Tennessee GOP leaders urge delay of toddler COVID-19 shots

Jun. 22, 2022 18:13 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Top Tennessee Republican House leaders on Wednesday urged Gov. Bill Lee to delay the state's health department from distributing and promoting the COVID-19 vaccines to infants, toddlers and preschoolers. In a letter sent to the Republican governor, House...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Jun. 22, 2022 17:34 PM EDT

Palm Beach Post. June 19, 2022. Editorial: Curb teacher role in Florida effort to ban books If anyone reading this still believes teachers just teach, we’d invite them to think again. Today’s teachers hold many jobs beyond simply providing an education. The state...

Polio virus found in UK sewage samples; risk to public low

Jun. 22, 2022 17:24 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Health officials in Britain warned parents Wednesday to ensure their children have been vaccinated against polio after the virus that causes the disease was found in London sewage samples in recent months. The U.K. Health Security Agency said it believes the virus...

Shots for tots: COVID vaccinations start for little US kids

Jun. 22, 2022 10:34 AM EDT

Little Fletcher Pack woke up Monday morning and asked: “Is today vaccine day?” For the 3-year-old from Lexington, South Carolina, the answer was yes. The nation’s infants, toddlers and preschoolers are finally getting their chance at COVID-19 vaccination as the...

Biden visits clinic, celebrates COVID shots for kids under 5

Jun. 21, 2022 21:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden visited a vaccination clinic Tuesday to celebrate that virtually all Americans can now get a COVID-19 shot Tuesday after the authorization of vaccines for kids under 5 over the weekend. Biden visited a vaccination clinic in Washington, where...