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FDA weighs myocarditis risk in review of Pfizer COVID vaccine for kids


Created: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 00:53:00 -0400

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The analysis was posted late Friday ahead of a meeting of the agency's vaccine advisers to discuss the benefits and risks of vaccinating younger children.

Read more: FDA weighs myocarditis risk in review of Pfizer COVID vaccine for kids


Pfizer says its COVID vaccine is 90.7% effective in kids 5-11


Created: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 00:49:57 -0400

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More than 70 million Americans are eligible for COVID-19 booster shots. The number of Americans getting boosters each day is now more than double the number getting their first shots. And there's important news tonight on Pfizer's dose for young children. Meg Oliver reports.

Read more: Pfizer says its COVID vaccine is 90.7% effective in kids 5-11


Supreme Court to hear Texas abortion law challenges


Created: Fri, 22 Oct 2021 22:16:27 -0400

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The Supreme Court has agreed to fast-track challenges to the new abortion law in Texas. The justices will hear arguments November 1. But for now, the Texas law remains in effect. Ed O'Keefe has the details.

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A record amount of Americans are quitting their jobs due to pandemic burnout


Created: Fri, 22 Oct 2021 22:08:22 -0400

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Millions of Americans have quit their jobs due to pandemic burnout. Many have started their own companies.

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Walmart recalls room spray for "rare and dangerous" bacteria


Created: Fri, 22 Oct 2021 21:11:35 -0400

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CDC urges consumers not to even open recalled bottles and use gloves in returning them to the retailer.

Read more: Walmart recalls room spray for "rare and dangerous" bacteria


Scientists tout successful trial of pig-to-human kidney transplant


Created: Fri, 22 Oct 2021 20:10:18 -0400

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Scientists temporarily attached a pig's kidney to a human body and watched it begin to work, a step in the decades-long quest to one day use animal organs for life-saving transplants. Dr. Robert Montgomery, who led the surgical team, called the procedure a "transformative moment in organ transplantation."

Read more: Scientists tout successful trial of pig-to-human kidney transplant


FDA signs off on boosters for Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccine recipients, backs mix-and-match option


Created: Fri, 22 Oct 2021 20:09:48 -0400

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It is now up to the CDC to decide whether to roll out booster shots for Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccine recipients, after the FDA authorized the additional doses Wednesday. The FDA also signed off on "mixing and matching" vaccines, allowing millions of Americans to get a different booster than their original shot. Nikki Battiste reports.

Read more: FDA signs off on boosters for Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccine recipients, backs mix-and-match option


Exclusive interview with lead scientist behind successful kidney transplant


Created: Fri, 22 Oct 2021 20:09:47 -0400

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The first successful experimental transplantation of a genetically engineered pig kidney to a human body was recently accomplished at NYU Langone's Transplant Institute. CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook sat down for an exclusive interview with the lead scientist behind the breakthrough.

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Dr. Fauci on FDA authorization of Moderna and Johnson & Johnson boosters, and ability to switch vaccine brands


Created: Fri, 22 Oct 2021 20:08:10 -0400

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The FDA has authorized Moderna and Johnson & Johnson booster shots and will allow Americans to switch vaccine brands when they get a booster. Dr. Anthony Fauci joins "CBS Mornings" and explains who will be included, and updates the outlook on vaccines for kids younger than 12.

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CDC director endorses booster shots for Moderna, Johnson & Johnson vaccines


Created: Fri, 22 Oct 2021 20:07:36 -0400

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The CDC formally recommended booster shots for millions of Americas who received Moderna and Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccines. CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky joins "CBS Mornings" to discuss.

Read more: CDC director endorses booster shots for Moderna, Johnson & Johnson vaccines


CDC authorizes COVID booster shots for some Moderna and Johnson & Johnson recipients, allows "mix-and-match" option


Created: Fri, 22 Oct 2021 20:03:10 -0400

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The CDC authorized the expansion of booster shots to certain Moderna and Johnson & Johnson recipients Thursday, while also allowing eligible Americans to get a different booster than the initial shot they received months ago. Meg Oliver reports on the updated guidelines for nearly 100 million people now eligible for an extra dose of protection against the coronavirus.

Read more: CDC authorizes COVID booster shots for some Moderna and Johnson & Johnson recipients, allows "mix-and-match" option


Pfizer says COVID-19 vaccine for kids 5-11 was over 90% effective


Created: Fri, 22 Oct 2021 19:17:36 -0400

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A panel of the FDA's vaccine advisers will be discussing the data on Tuesday.

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Lack of home COVID-19 tests hurting war against pandemic


Created: Fri, 22 Oct 2021 16:07:00 -0400

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At-home coronavirus tests in the U.S. are pricey and often hard to find. It didn't have to be this way.

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Moderna and Johnson & Johnson booster shots greenlighted by CDC


Created: Fri, 22 Oct 2021 07:33:37 -0400

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Up to 99 million Americans are now eligible for an additional dose.

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CDC panel approves Moderna and J&J boosters


Created: Fri, 22 Oct 2021 00:32:55 -0400

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A CDC advisory panel is recommending booster doses of both Moderna's and Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccines. Now CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky will decide whether to accept or revise the committee's recommendations. Meg Oliver has more.

Read more: CDC panel approves Moderna and J&J boosters


Hospitals struggle with drug shortages as supply chain issues persist


Created: Thu, 21 Oct 2021 19:53:35 -0400

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American hospitals are undergoing another emergency on top of the pandemic, as the struggle to fill drug orders for hundreds of patients.

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Some first responders are quitting over vaccine mandates


Created: Thu, 21 Oct 2021 15:11:00 -0400

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Hundreds of first responders are leaving the workforce due to the COVID vaccine mandate. Jeff Pegues has the latest.

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Salmonella outbreak in 37 states linked to onions, CDC says


Created: Thu, 21 Oct 2021 11:59:02 -0400

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Fresh, whole red, white and yellow onions have been identified as the source of a multi-state outbreak, the CDC said.

Read more: Salmonella outbreak in 37 states linked to onions, CDC says


Pfizer says its booster shot restores full COVID-19 protection


Created: Thu, 21 Oct 2021 09:13:00 -0400

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Pfizer and BioNTech said their latest trial shows boosters could help bring a "return to normalcy."

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FDA authorizes Moderna and Johnson & Johnson booster shots


Created: Thu, 21 Oct 2021 07:29:47 -0400

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The CDC must also weigh in before additional doses can be administered nationwide.

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Doctors complete first successful pig-to-human kidney transplant


Created: Thu, 21 Oct 2021 00:53:02 -0400

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For the first time ever, doctors performed a successful animal-to-human kidney transplant. Dr. Jon LaPook has more on New York University's groundbreaking operation.

Read more: Doctors complete first successful pig-to-human kidney transplant


Another Michigan city experiencing lead water crisis


Created: Thu, 21 Oct 2021 00:53:02 -0400

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Hamtramck joined a growing number of Michigan cities with serious water quality issues. Now, more than 75% of kids in the state have detectable lead levels in their blood. Norah O'Donnell speaks to Michigan Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib on Capitol Hill about the crisis.

Read more: Another Michigan city experiencing lead water crisis


FDA authorizes Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccine boosters


Created: Wed, 20 Oct 2021 21:53:59 -0400

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The FDA issued emergency use authorization for two more COVID-19 vaccine booster shots. Select groups are now eligible for a Moderna booster, while any adult who received the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine is eligible for another shot. Nikki Battiste has the details.

Read more: FDA authorizes Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccine boosters


Texas schools' reopening making frontline workers concerned


Created: Wed, 20 Oct 2021 21:45:58 -0400

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Some grade schools will reopen for in-person learning, but even applying all the safety measures for the school year is leaving educators and frontline workers concerned. Omar Villafranca reports for CBS News' series "The New Normal: Back to School."

Read more: Texas schools' reopening making frontline workers concerned


Universities halt in-person classes after coronavirus outbreaks on campuses


Created: Wed, 20 Oct 2021 21:45:22 -0400

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Michigan State University, now joining the University of North Carolina and Notre Dame, is canceling in-person classes and will go virtual this fall due to coronavirus outbreaks. David Begnaud has the details.

Read more: Universities halt in-person classes after coronavirus outbreaks on campuses


Service industry workers still hurting as sports return amid pandemic


Created: Wed, 20 Oct 2021 21:29:36 -0400

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Professional sports are coming back during the coronavirus pandemic, but without fans, service industry workers are still hurting. Stadium beer and food vendors are still out of work, and others normally employed at venues for gameday are no longer needed. Adriana Diaz reports.

Read more: Service industry workers still hurting as sports return amid pandemic


CDC warns of "worst fall" ever if coronavirus guidelines are ignored


Created: Wed, 20 Oct 2021 21:20:32 -0400

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CDC director Robert Redfield warned that if people do not follow the coronavirus safety guidelines, the upcoming flu season could make things even worse. Meanwhile, more than 1,500 students and staff from nine districts in seven states are in quarantine after positive cases were reported in schools that had just reopened. Manuel Bojorquez has the latest.

Read more: CDC warns of "worst fall" ever if coronavirus guidelines are ignored


Trump attacks Harris after Biden chooses her as running mate


Created: Wed, 20 Oct 2021 21:16:18 -0400

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President Trump is testing out attacks against the newly-minted Biden-Harris team and trying to weaken Biden's lead in the polls among suburban voters. Weijia Jiang reports.

Read more: Trump attacks Harris after Biden chooses her as running mate


New Jersey schools allowed to offer virtual learning


Created: Wed, 20 Oct 2021 21:13:16 -0400

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As the debate to reopen schools continues to grow nationwide, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy will no longer require school districts to offer in-person learning. Meg Oliver reports.

Read more: New Jersey schools allowed to offer virtual learning


New Zealand puts city on lockdown after first COVID-19 infection in months


Created: Wed, 20 Oct 2021 21:07:14 -0400

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New Zealand is taking urgent action to prevent the spread of COVID-19, putting the city of Auckland on lockdown after four new cases popped up. There had been no new infections in the country for over three months. Health officials say all of the infections were found in one household, and that surface testing was underway at a store where a man from the infected family worked.

Read more: New Zealand puts city on lockdown after first COVID-19 infection in months


Coronavirus leads to unexpected reunion between two half sisters after more than a half century


Created: Wed, 20 Oct 2021 21:05:25 -0400

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A bad break and surprise case of the coronavirus led to one unlikely reunion more than a half century in the making. Chip Reid shares the story of two long-lost siblings whose family is now reunited after decades of searching.

Read more: Coronavirus leads to unexpected reunion between two half sisters after more than a half century


Recent spike in coronavirus cases in nursing homes blamed on testing delays


Created: Wed, 20 Oct 2021 21:04:12 -0400

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Industry groups are raising concerns about a spike in coronavirus cases in nursing homes. A woman whose mother died from the virus in an Idaho facility wants answers about her mother's care in her final days. David Begnaud reports.

Read more: Recent spike in coronavirus cases in nursing homes blamed on testing delays


In-person learning "impossible" for Elizabeth, New Jersey, school district says


Created: Wed, 20 Oct 2021 21:03:00 -0400

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As schools nationwide struggle to finalize reopening plans, some have had to abruptly change those plans due to coronavirus outbreaks. Meg Oliver reports from Elizabeth, New Jersey, home to one of the state's largest school districts. This week, they voted to hold all classes remotely over coronavirus fears.

Read more: In-person learning "impossible" for Elizabeth, New Jersey, school district says


Russia approves first COVID-19 vaccine


Created: Wed, 20 Oct 2021 21:00:02 -0400

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President Vladimir Putin declared that Russia has approved a vaccine for the coronavirus, but it comes after less than two months of testing. Charlie D'Agata has the latest.

Read more: Russia approves first COVID-19 vaccine


Coronavirus can spread through air up to 16 feet, study finds


Created: Wed, 20 Oct 2021 20:59:54 -0400

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A new study found that the coronavirus can spread through the air up to 16 feet from an infected patient, through droplets called aerosols. Dr. Jon LaPook reports.

Read more: Coronavirus can spread through air up to 16 feet, study finds


Ford Foundation's Darren Walker on social justice, COVID-19 and giving away half a billion dollars


Created: Wed, 20 Oct 2021 20:58:09 -0400

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Anthony Mason talks to Ford Foundation President Darren Walker about how the social justice philanthropy borrowed a billion dollars to help non-profit organizations and Americans hit by the pandemic. Walker explains why he says "we are asphyxiating" the idea of creating a better life for children and why he says wealthy, privileged Americans need to start thinking about how much they are willing to give up.

Read more: Ford Foundation's Darren Walker on social justice, COVID-19 and giving away half a billion dollars


U.S. surpasses 5 million coronavirus cases


Created: Wed, 20 Oct 2021 20:56:58 -0400

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Parents are worried about sending their children back to school in the fall as schools nationwide are facing reopening challenges amid the coronavirus pandemic. Manuel Bojorquez has the latest.

Read more: U.S. surpasses 5 million coronavirus cases


NIH and drugmaker Eli Lilly begin trials for lab-produced coronavirus antibodies


Created: Wed, 20 Oct 2021 20:43:02 -0400

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The National Institutes of Health and U.S. drug maker Eli Lilly are beginning two trials for lab-produced coronavirus antibodies. Dr. Jon LaPook joins “CBS This Morning” to talk about how significant this could be.

Read more: NIH and drugmaker Eli Lilly begin trials for lab-produced coronavirus antibodies


Debate continues over protecting students and educators from the coronavirus as infection cases rise


Created: Wed, 20 Oct 2021 20:40:02 -0400

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Schools nationwide are beginning to resume in-class learning, but parents are worried that the schools are not enforcing safety measures and that their children might get infected from the coronavirus. Manuel Bojorquez reports.

Read more: Debate continues over protecting students and educators from the coronavirus as infection cases rise


2-year-old hears for the first time after cochlear implants


Created: Wed, 20 Oct 2021 20:39:39 -0400

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A little girl from Kansas finally got to experience something most of us take for granted. Janet Shamlian has the story. 

Read more: 2-year-old hears for the first time after cochlear implants


NIH launches possible COVID treatment by using monoclonal antibodies


Created: Wed, 20 Oct 2021 20:38:12 -0400

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U.S. pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly is collaborating with the National Institutes of Health on a lab-engineered treatment called monoclonal antibodies to stop the virus from spreading in the body. Dr. Jon LaPook has the latest in CBS News' "Racing to a Cure" series.

Read more: NIH launches possible COVID treatment by using monoclonal antibodies


Employees raise safety concerns with return to work plans


Created: Wed, 20 Oct 2021 20:35:47 -0400

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Many employers around the country are grappling with how to get workers back safely in the pandemic. Epic Systems, a health care software company, is facing objections from hundreds of employees to its plan to put thousands of workers back together on its office campus. Anna Werner learns why some employees are so upset.

Read more: Employees raise safety concerns with return to work plans


Trump criticizes Dr. Birx after she issues dire coronavirus warning


Created: Wed, 20 Oct 2021 20:33:57 -0400

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President Trump lashed out at Coronavirus Task Force coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx after she said the U.S. had entered a dangerous new phase of the pandemic. Mr. Trump called her warning "pathetic." Paula Reid has the latest.

Read more: Trump criticizes Dr. Birx after she issues dire coronavirus warning


What LinkedIn members are saying about returning to the office during the COVID-19 pandemic


Created: Wed, 20 Oct 2021 20:31:31 -0400

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LinkedIn News Editor-at-Large Caroline Fairchild shares new data on what LinkedIn members are saying about returning to the office, as well as tips on how to discuss working remotely with your boss.

Read more: What LinkedIn members are saying about returning to the office during the COVID-19 pandemic


Europe seeing COVID-19 cases rise as worldwide toll nears 18 million


Created: Wed, 20 Oct 2021 20:29:42 -0400

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The total number of COVID-19 cases worldwide stands at nearly 18 million, with the highest case totals outside the U.S. in Brazil, India and Russia. Elizabeth Palmer reports.

Read more: Europe seeing COVID-19 cases rise as worldwide toll nears 18 million


CDC predicts up to 11,000 people will die every week this month from coronavirus


Created: Wed, 20 Oct 2021 20:26:40 -0400

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The coronavirus crisis in America is still out of control, and in many places, so are the crowds. The CDC predicts up to 11,000 people will die every week this month. Lilia Luciano reports.

Read more: CDC predicts up to 11,000 people will die every week this month from coronavirus


Former presidential candidate Herman Cain dies of COVID-19 at 74


Created: Wed, 20 Oct 2021 20:23:02 -0400

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Herman Cain, a one time presidential hopeful and former Godfather's Pizza CEO, died Thursday due to coronavirus. Nancy Cordes reports.

Read more: Former presidential candidate Herman Cain dies of COVID-19 at 74


Residents of senior living facilities are turning to internet radio to connect during lockdown


Created: Wed, 20 Oct 2021 20:22:25 -0400

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Residents of senior living facilities are producing internet radio shows to stay connected during COVID-19 lockdowns. “Radio Recliner” allows senior DJs to share music, memories and send messages to loved ones. Chip Reid reports for the “CBS This Morning” series A More Perfect Union.

Read more: Residents of senior living facilities are turning to internet radio to connect during lockdown


U.S. tops 150,000 coronavirus deaths


Created: Wed, 20 Oct 2021 20:17:33 -0400

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In the past week, more than a quarter of the U.S. reported a record number of new COVID-19 deaths, and 14 states hit record highs for new cases. There is now a concern about the virus traveling back north. Manuel Bojorquez reports.

Read more: U.S. tops 150,000 coronavirus deaths


Media mogul Tyler Perry on “Camp Quarantine” production and helping others


Created: Wed, 20 Oct 2021 20:17:02 -0400

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Actor, director, writer and producer Tyler Perry joins "CBS This Morning" to give a behind-the-scenes look at the precautions in place to keep cast and crew members safe while filming at his studio amid the coronavirus outbreak. Tyler Perry Studios is one of the first studios in the country to resume production during the pandemic.

Read more: Media mogul Tyler Perry on “Camp Quarantine” production and helping others

 
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