Virus cases ARE rising along with deaths and hospital stays….
President Biden (politically) and the country (health and economically) does NOT need a serious slip backwards with this to continue ….
In the past week in the U.S….
Among reported tests, the positivity rate was 4.7%.
The number of tests reported rose 3.8% from the previous week.
Since Dec. 14, more than 147,602,000 doses of a covid-19 vaccine have been administered in the U.S.
More than 53,423,000 people have completed vaccination, or about 16.09% of the population. Read more in our vaccination tracker.
Pfizer is looking to get authorisation for their vaccine for that group from the FDA….
Pfizer and BioNTech announced Wednesday morning that their COVID-19 vaccine is 100 percent effective in children ages 12 to 15.
The vaccines were effective and generated robust antibody responses in a clinical trial of 2,260 adolescents, the companies said in a statement. Eighteen coronavirus cases were identified in the placebo group, compared to no cases among those vaccinated.
The companies said they planned to submit their data to the Food and Drug Administration as soon as possible and request expansion of their emergency use authorization….
First authorized in December, the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine is currently authorized for those aged 16 years old and older. The company on Thursday began a clinical trial of the vaccine on children ages 6 to 11.
Meanwhile, Moderna announced this month that it is testing its vaccine on children between the ages of six months and 12 years old in the U.S. and Canada….