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More Children Are in Hospital With COVID Than Ever

Walensky urges surrounding young children with people who are vaccinated

(Newser) - It's not clear whether more children are being hospitalized with COVID-19 because they aren't vaccinated or because they're dealing with more spread in their communities, the CDC director said Friday. Either way, the Hill reports, the hospitalization rates for child COVID patients is higher than it's...

Amid Aussie Mess, Djokovic Has a Message for Fans

Serbian tennis star is feeling the love as he tries to clear up visa/vaccine hubbub before Australian Open

(Newser) - Novak Djokovic still isn't revealing whether he's been vaccinated, but he's now speaking out to family and fans supporting him as he's caught up in a visa commotion Down Under. The Serbian tennis star, who was denied entry to Australia this week ahead of the Australian...

Man Allegedly Attacks 'Murderers' at Vaccine Clinic

Staffer ends up in the ER, and Thomas Apollo was arrested in Orange County

(Newser) - The COVID situation turned ugly in California's Orange County last week, with a man arrested and accused of attacking workers at a vaccine clinic. Staffers at the Families Together mobile clinic in Tustin say the man began calling them "murderers" and perpetrators of a COVID hoax from the...

Tech Firm Mogul's Antisemitic Email: 'Jews Are Behind This'

Entrata's Dave Bateman resigns from board after tying Jewish people to vaccine conspiracy theory

(Newser) - "I write this email knowing that many of you will think I'm crazy after reading it." That's how Utah tech entrepreneur and GOP fundraiser Dave Bateman started off his message to state leaders and members of the tech industry on Tuesday, suggesting he had at least...

Macron Has a Profane COVID Strategy for Anti-Vaxxers

'The unvaccinated, I really want to piss them off.'

(Newser) - French President Emmanuel Macron's COVID-19 strategy? Make those who are not yet vaccinated against the coronavirus really angry. "The unvaccinated, I really want to piss them off. And so, we're going to continue doing so, until the end. That's the strategy," Macron said in an...

Shepherd Hopes Germans Get Her Sheep's Message

It was easy enough to lead animals to a syringe, woman says

(Newser) - Tasty bits of bread did the trick for about 700 sheep and goats to join Germany's drive to encourage more people to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The animals were arranged on Monday into the shape of a roughly 330-foot syringe in a field at Schneverdingen, south of Hamburg. Shepherd...

FDA: Fine to Get Booster After Just 5 Months

It also now recommends boosters for kids 12 to 15

(Newser) - The US is expanding COVID-19 boosters as it confronts the omicron surge, with the FDA allowing extra Pfizer shots for children as young as 12. Boosters already are recommended for everyone 16 and older, and federal regulators on Monday decided they're also warranted for 12- to 15-year-olds once enough...

Joe Rogan Blames Canada for Postponed Show

'I don't think I can even get into the country. I'm not vaccinated'

(Newser) - Podcaster Joe Rogan's sold-out April 20 show in Vancouver, BC, has been rescheduled, as predicted. In an episode that came out Dec. 24, Rogan told guest Tim Dillon that the show might be called off because of COVID restrictions in Canada, the Hill reports. "My 4/20 show that'...

In England, Vaccinations Don't Pause for Christmas

Thousands receive 'jingle jabs' on holiday

(Newser) - Thousands of people across England took a few minutes of Christmas Day to line up under leaden winter skies and be vaccinated against COVID-19 as the omicron variant fuels a surge in infections across the country. The Good Health Pharmacy in north London is one of dozens of vaccination sites...

Children&#39;s Hospitals Admit 800 Per Day
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Children's Hospitals Fill Up

Number of pediatric COVID patients has risen 13% in 10 days

(Newser) - Children largely escaped illness during last winter's COVID-19 surge. Not this time. In many parts of the nation, pediatric hospitals already are dealing with a surge in admissions, now that the omicron variant has arrived before their delta patients have recovered and gone home, the Washington Post reports. And...

Vaccinations Become the Law in Ecuador
Ecuador Announces
Vaccine Mandate

Ecuador Announces Vaccine Mandate

Only exceptions will be for those with conditions that could be worsened by the dose

(Newser) - Ecuador said Thursday that vaccination against the coronavirus will be mandatory for most citizens. Only those with a medical condition that could be complicated by vaccination will be exempt from the new rule, the government said in a statement. Those people must have documentation to prove it, according to the...

Israel Debates 4th Shot
Israeli Experts Back 4th Dose

Israeli Experts Back 4th Dose

Advisory panel recommends the move, but other experts want to wait for data

(Newser) - The evidence that it would help is not overwhelming, but Israel nevertheless is considering approving a fourth dose of COVID-19 vaccine after receiving an expert panel's recommendation. Israel has moved quickly on getting its population vaccinated and was an early adopter on third doses of vaccine. With the omicron...

Trump Stops Anti-Vaccine Talk During Interview

'The ones who get very sick ... are the ones that don't take the vaccine,' he tells Candace Owens

(Newser) - Donald Trump is keeping up his public comments in support of COVID vaccines , despite pushback from his own supporters. The latest example came during a back-and-forth between the former president and conservative media personality Candace Owens on a Wednesday episode of Candace from the Daily Wire. When Owens questioned why...

SCOTUS Is Moving 'Extraordinarily Fast' on Mandate Challenges

Special session will be held Jan. 7

(Newser) - Last week, a federal appeals court cleared the way for the Biden administration's vaccine mandate for private employers to take effect Jan. 4—but the issue will be before the Supreme Court just three days later. The court said Wednesday night that it will hold a special session Jan....

Scientists Playing 'Long Game' Have Big Vaccine News

US Army researchers say they have a COVID vaccine that fights all variants, even future ones

(Newser) - With the chaotic entry of omicron onto the pandemic stage, there's concern that current vaccines may not be as effective against this variant as they were against others. Which is why news out of the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research is especially noteworthy: Defense One reports that scientists...

Health Care Workers Must Get Booster Shots in This State

California Gov. Gavin Newsom makes the announcement on Twitter

(Newser) - California health care workers will be required to have coronavirus booster shots to ensure that hospitals are ready to deal with a surge in cases as the more-transmissible omicron variant spreads throughout the state, the AP reports. Gov. Gavin Newsom announced the order Tuesday on his personal Twitter account and...

Trump Sends Note to NYT Reporter on Vaccines

After getting booed over his booster, he pushes back again, says he's 'very proud' of vaccines

(Newser) - The story was in wide circulation on Monday: Donald Trump was booed by his own supporters after he informed them he had received a booster shot. Now, in a follow-up, the former president is reaffirming his faith in COVID vaccines. "Must tell the truth—and very proud to have...

Trump: I Got My Booster
Trump: I Got My Booster

Trump: I Got My Booster

Remark is met with some booing at event with Bill O'Reilly

(Newser) - Only about one-third of the US population has received a COVID booster shot, notes the Washington Post , but one of the recipients has a particularly high profile. Donald Trump said Sunday that he received his third shot, reports Newsweek . The reveal came during a public forum with former Fox anchor...

Ohio Hospitals' One-Word Plea on COVID: 'Help'

Medical centers in Cleveland area, Minnesota beg people to get vaxxed in major newspaper ads

(Newser) - One word dominates a full-page advertisement that appeared in Sunday's Plain Dealer, Ohio's biggest newspaper. "Help," reads the bold-font plea, surrounded by white space, smack in the middle of the ad placed by the heads of six of the Cleveland area's medical facilities to try...

Federal Appeals Court Puts Biden Mandate Back in Play

6th US Circuit Court of Appeals frees up vaccine, testing rule for businesses with 100-plus workers

(Newser) - As some states continue to push back on the Biden administration's vaccine mandate for private employers, the president saw a victory on that front Friday after a federal appeals court reinstated the vaccine and testing requirement for businesses, reports CNBC . The ruling by the 6th US Circuit Court of...

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