Rob Stein

Rob Stein appears in the following:

Doctors and grief experts on the milestone of 1 million COVID deaths

Thursday, May 12, 2022

President Biden marks the approaching 1 million death toll from COVID in the U.S. More people have died from COVID-19 than died from AIDS in the US since that pandemic began decades ago.

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Biden marks 1 million deaths from COVID-19 in the United States

Thursday, May 12, 2022

President Biden is honoring the loss of at least 1 million deaths from COVID-19 Thursday morning. The ceremony comes as part of an international summit on the pandemic that the White House is hosting.

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Moderna asks FDA to authorize first COVID-19 vaccine for very young children

Thursday, April 28, 2022

The company says a low-dose version of its vaccine triggers an immune response in children ages 6 months to less than 6 years equivalent to what has protected older children and adults.

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FDA considers a Pfizer booster and a Moderna vaccine for children

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Pfizer has asked for authorization for the first booster for children 5 to 11 and Moderna is poised to ask for authorization for the first vaccine for children younger than 5.

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The FDA may soon authorize a COVID booster for kids ages 5 to 11

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Pfizer and BioNTech are poised to formally ask the Food and Drug Administration to authorize the first COVID booster shot for kids ages 5 to 11.

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Pfizer asks FDA to authorize booster shots for kids ages 5 through 11

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Data show that a third dose can help boost kids' immunity. Some experts are skeptical that another shot is needed for younger kids.

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The CDC's new forecasting center aims to predict pandemics, just like the weather

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

CDC has unveiled a new pandemic forecasting center, but officials say there's along way to go to make pandemics as predictable as the weather.

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Moderna says its new 'bivalent' vaccine shows promise against COVID variants

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

The company says this version targets both the original coronavirus and the beta variant, and appears to provide broader and longer-lasting protection against different strains, including omicron.

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U.S. life expectancy falls for 2nd year in a row

Thursday, April 07, 2022

The pandemic drove U.S. life expectancy down again in 2021 even though life-saving vaccines were widely available.

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Another booster? A vaccine for omicron? Here's what could be next for COVID vaccines

Monday, April 04, 2022

Federal health officials are convening with outside advisers April 6 to talk about a vaccine plan, whether that's another booster in the fall, an omicron shot or one that targets more than one strain.

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FDA authorizes 4th COVID shots for people 50 and older

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

The Food and Drug Administration has authorize fourth shots for those age 50 and older. The move is aimed at shoring up waning immunity, especially as the U.S. faces the possibility of another surge.

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Does it make sense for older people to get another booster against COVID-19?

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

With the FDA poised to OK another booster for people 50 and older, questions remain: Is the evidence strong enough to warrant a fourth shot, does the timing make sense, and will there be much demand?

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The FDA is expected to authorize 2nd boosters for people 50 and up

Sunday, March 27, 2022

People aged 50 and over could soon be eligible for a second Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID vaccine booster. The administration wants to offer the shots as immunity from the first booster is waning.

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Moderna edges toward FDA emergency use authorization for pediatric COVID-19 vaccine

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Moderna says a low-dose version of its vaccine is safe and effective for kids, including those under age 6. The company plans to ask the Food and Drug Administration for emergency authorization.

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Moderna will ask the FDA to approve its COVID-19 vaccine for children under 6

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Moderna says its low-dose pediatric vaccine appears to be safe and provide protection for kids ages 6 months to 6 years, and it is asking the Food and Drug Administration for emergency authorization.

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U.K. COVID cases are rising. Health officials are watching to see if the U.S. is next

Saturday, March 19, 2022

The rise of the more infectious BA.2 variant in the U.S. — plus signals in the sewage — also point to a possible uptick in cases, and have health officials on alert.

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Pfizer-BioNTech seek FDA authorization for 2nd COVID booster for older adults

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Pfizer says it will soon submit data on a fourth COVID shot to the Food and Drug Administration. What is the case for another booster, and is there a downside to the approach?

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Some people aren't ready to stop masking, but it can be tough to go against the grain

Sunday, March 13, 2022

Not everyone feels safe shedding COVID precautions. But it can be awkward being the only masked person in a room. Here's how to cope with the uncertainty of risk right now — and the peer pressure.

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Many are frustrated that kids under 5 still don't have a COVID-19 vaccine

Thursday, March 10, 2022

With masks coming off in schools, day care centers and other places, many parents of young children are getting especially anxious and want to get their kids vaccinated. Pediatric trials continue.

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Not everyone is ready to take the leap and stop wearing face masks

Wednesday, March 09, 2022

While many people have stopped wearing masks and resumed pre-pandemic activities, anxiety persists about dropping COVID precautions, even among people who aren't at high risk for serious illness.

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