Search / 54 results found

from
to
Mcclatchy

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention backed COVID-19 booster shots from Moderna Inc. and Johnson & Johnson, a move that will allow recipients of all three shots cleared in the U.S. to receive a supplemental dose to bolster their immunity against the coronavirus. Additionally, the CDC said that eligible people may choose a different booster from the vaccine they originally received, ...

Mcclatchy

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Wednesday announced plans to get young children vaccinated against COVID-19, a move health officials say will help curb the pandemic, save lives and stabilize the U.S. economy. “We’re completing the operational planning to ensure vaccinations for kids ages 5 through 11 are available, easy and convenient,” Jeff Zients, a White House COVID-19 coordinator, ...

Mcclatchy

WASHINGTON — Congressional Democrats’ hopes to expand voting rights died Wednesday afternoon when Senate Republicans blocked voting on a bill that would have established Election Day as a public holiday and created minimum standards for nationwide voting access. The failure is sure to intensify pressure from progressives on their party leaders to eliminate the filibuster. The Freedom to Vote ...

Mcclatchy

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration cleared a broad path for millions more Americans to receive COVID-19 vaccine booster shots, as the nation looks to bolster its defenses and prevent another virus surge. The agency said in a statement Wednesday that Moderna Inc. vaccine recipients 65 and over can receive a third shot, as can adults 18 and up who are at high risk of severe COVID or with ...

Mcclatchy

Scammers have bilked American consumers out of more than $586 million through fraud schemes inspired by the global COVID-19 pandemic. From the start of October 2020 through Oct. 14, 2021, Americans filed more than 269,000 fraud complaints related to coronavirus, according to the most recent data from the Federal Trade Commission. The daily average number of reports peaked at 2,100 in April, ...

Mcclatchy

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration will begin shipping vaccines for kids age 5 to 11 as soon as next week, and shots could start going into arms the week after. President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 response team held a news briefing Wednesday to detail their plan for vaccinating younger children, a long-awaited but logistically complex milestone, the success of which could hinge on efforts to ...

Mcclatchy

WASHINGTON — A congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol is expected to vote Tuesday night to hold former Trump adviser Stephen K. Bannon in contempt for not cooperating with its inquiry, a significant escalation in its efforts to get answers about the insurrection from the firebrand political operative. The vote comes as the House panel is running into stiff ...

Mcclatchy

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Monday asked the Supreme Court to intervene and suspend a Texas law that has banned most abortions there. The Justice Department filed an emergency appeal that asks the justices to put the Texas law on hold and to eventually declare it unconstitutional. The move, while expected, sets the stage for an another battle over abortion before a more ...

Mcclatchy

LOS ANGELES — Former President Bill Clinton was seen leaving an Orange County hospital Sunday morning, six days after he was admitted and treated for a urological and blood infection. The 75-year-old is flying to New York with his wife, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and his daughter, Chelsea, according to an aide. Upon landing, Clinton will head to their family home in Chappaqua, ...

Mcclatchy

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is sending Merck & Co.’s COVID-19 pill to an advisory committee for review, using a public forum to discuss any safety concerns ahead of a potential authorization. The FDA announced the hearing for Nov. 30, saying it would weigh data on the use of the drug, molnupiravir, to treat mild-to-moderate cases in high-risk adults, confirming an ...