The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is relying on the honor system to determine which individuals will receive the Pfizer COVID-19 booster shot first. The agency announced on Friday, it’s recommending booster shots for individuals 65-years of age and older, people who work in high-risk environments and living situations, among others.
Joe Biden is pushing for booster shots across the board, calling on everyone who is eligible to get one as soon as possible. Biden’s latest message contradicts months of previous statements in which he originally claimed booster shots were only needed after eight months.
A pair of senators proposed legislation to combat the opioid epidemic. Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley (R) and Georgia Sen. John Ossoff (R) introduced the bill called the Rural Area Opioid Prevention Program Act on Wednesday, which would aim to codify a pilot program to help rural communities fight off the epidemic.
A COVID-19 nurse has warned CDC policies have been killing patients. 31-year pulmonary nurse veteran Albert Spence appeared before the South Carolina Medical Affairs Committee last week.
U.S. authorities have closed part of the Texas border to block Haitian migrants from entering through Mexico. In efforts to slow the flow of migrants entering Del Rio, Texas through Mexico, the U.S. closed off a stretch of the border on Sunday.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announces billions of dollars will be allocated towards infection control efforts to better protect patients across health care facilities. The federal government is allocating $2.1 billion to provide better infection control in health care facilities across the nation.
U.S. bound flights for Afghan evacuees have been paused due to a measles outbreak. The Biden administration made the announcement on Monday, which could stall evacuee relocation for up to a week.
Republican Rep. Thomas Massie (Ky.) pointed out the frequently changing definition of the term “vaccination.” Massie took to Twitter this week to share the CDC’s ever-evolving definition, which changed key words over the past several years.
Maryland’s Republican governor has called out the Biden administration for mixed messages surrounding the necessity of a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot. In an interview on Sunday, Gov. Larry Hogan (R-Md.) said he received different messages from the White House, CDC and FDA.