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Friday, October 22, 2021

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The coronavirus pandemic continues to be today's top front-page news:
  • Tens of millions of Americans can sign up to get Moderna and Johnson & Johnson boosters beginning Friday after the nation's top public health official endorsed recommendations from expert advisers that the shots are safe and effective at bolstering protection against the coronavirus. CDC's sign-off on the additional boosters as well as the flexibility to mix and match the shots gives greater leeway to consumers, as well as the clinicians and pharmacies administering them to vulnerable populations. Health officials have repeatedly sought ways to make it easier for people to get a booster dose, especially those who have had side effects from one brand, or who worry about risks associated with a particular shot. (Washington Post, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Mercury News, Associated Press via Newsday)
  • With the White House detailing plans Wednesday for distributing COVID-19 shots to young children, health care providers and parents across North Texas can begin preparing for the possibility of inoculating 5- to 11-year-olds in early November. The Biden administration's announcement comes ahead of the expected expansion of Pfizer-BioNTech's emergency use authorization for its coronavirus vaccine to children 5 to 11. The Food and Drug Administration is expected to meet at the end of the month to review data on the shots, which were tested at about one-third the dosage approved for adults and teens. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has scheduled an advisory committee meeting for Nov. 2-3 to make its recommendation. The shots and the smaller needles need for injecting kids, could be shipped to providers within hours of that decision. Other states in the U.S. such as Ohio and Arizona are also preparing for eligibility of kids 5 to 11 to receive the COVID-19 vaccination. (Dallas Morning News, Plain Dealer, Arizona Republic)
  • It feels as if winter came five months early to the University of Iowa's Stead Family Children's Hospital, and the staff fears darker times could be coming soon. Dozens have come in coughing, wheezing and feverish with COVID-19, which is sickening more kids than it did in the pandemic's early months. Many more young patients have arrived with severe infections from other respiratory viruses, which usually do not strike in full force until late autumn or early winter. (USA Today)
  • COVID-19 cases in Minnesota PreK-12 schools have dropped significantly since mid-September with the number of new infections falling nearly 70%. Last week saw 920 new confirmed or probable coronavirus cases among students and employees in 514 PreK-12 school buildings. That's down from this school year's peak of 2,924 new cases in 1,028 buildings during the week of Sept. 19, according to data compiled by the Minnesota Department of Health. (Star Tribune)
  • Gov. Jared Polis sounded the alarm Thursday about the persistent increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations in Colorado, saying the state will consider using the National Guard to help ease "our hospital capacity crisis." As of Thursday, there were fewer acute-care beds available state-wide than during the deadly late-2020 wave, when COVID-19 hospitalizations peaked Dec. 1. (Denver Post)
  • Florida's governor has declared war on mandatory COVID-19 vaccination. At a news conference in Clearwater, Gov. Ron DeSantis laid out a litany of legislative policy priorities that would undermine federal requirements that workers be vaccinated against the coronavirus. DeSantis said he's planning to call a special session in November so the Republican-controlled Legislature can consider these and other measures that he said would protect employees from an over-reaching government. (Tampa Bay Times)
  • St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter on Thursday rolled out one of the state's most stringent COVID-19 vaccine policies with an announcement that nearly every city employee will be required to have their shots completed by the end of the year. St. Paul will make exceptions for those who qualify for medical accommodations or religious exemptions, but others who do not comply with the mandate "will not be able to work and may be subject to discipline," Carter spokesperson Peter Leggett said. (Star Tribune)
  • They came from across Massachusetts and around the country to celebrate the start of summer and the loosening of pandemic restrictions. But, before long, the revelers learned they had unwittingly triggered the first known major outbreak of COVID-19 among a highly vaccinated group of people. Now a new study confirms what researchers had suspected, that the gathering in Provincetown, despite its ideal circumstances for triggering a massive number of infections, did not become a super-spreader event around the country. Moreover, the study is the first to trace how the outbreak started in Provincetown, where more than 1,000 people in Massachusetts were infected. (Boston Globe)
  • Call it The Great Contradiction. Georgia's unemployment rate fell to a record low in September as the state's economy added thousands of jobs and employers offered higher wages. But many potential workers continued to stick to the sidelines and the size of the labor force shrank last month, the Georgia Department of Labor reported Thursday. Usually, when jobs and raises are plentiful like now, the labor force expands. Economists are scrambling to explain why that is not happening. The conflicting numbers suggest an economy that is expanding at a healthy clip but struggling to fill job openings, potentially dampening growth as COVID-19 continues to upend traditional hiring patterns. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
  • For the last four months, Britain has run a grand epidemiological experiment, lifting virtually all coronavirus restrictions, even in the face of a high daily rate of infections. Its leaders justified the approach on the grounds that the country's rapid rollout of vaccines had weakened the link between infections and serious illness. Now, with cases, hospital admissions and deaths all rising again, the effect of vaccines beginning to wear off, and winter looming, Britain's strategy of learning to live with the virus is coming under its stiffest test yet. (New York Times)
Stephen K. Bannon found in contempt of Congress:
  • The House voted on Thursday to find Stephen K. Bannon in criminal contempt of Congress for stonewalling the investigation into the Jan. 6 Capitol attack, pressing for information from a close ally of Donald J. Trump even as Republicans moved to insulate the former president from accountability. The vote of 229 to 202, mostly along party lines, came after Mr. Bannon refused to comply with a subpoena from the House select committee investigating the assault, declining to provide the panel with documents and testimony. The action sent the matter to the Justice Department, which now must decide whether to prosecute Mr. Bannon and potentially set off a legal fight that could drag on for months or years. (New York Times, Washington Post, Associated Press via Star Tribune)

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