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* FDA Approves Pfizer Vaccine For COVID- 19 Prevention

* Mc Auliffe Calls On 'Every Virginia Employer' To Mandate Vaccines After FDA Approval

* Gov. Little Comments On FDA Full Approval Of Covid- 19 Vaccine

* WHO Head Calls For Two- Month Vaccine Booster Moratorium

* Pregnant Unvaccinated And Intubated Case Surge Alarms Doctors

* People With Certain Medical Conditions

* Proud Boys Leader To Be Sentenced For Actions During Pro- Trump Rally In December

* mRNA Platform: Enabling Drug Discovery & Development

* Jesse Jackson, Wife Jacqueline Hospitalized With Covid- 19

* Mississippi Orders Coronavirus- Infected Individuals To Isolate At Home Or Face Up To 5 Years In Person

* Tennessee Pastor Giving Boot To Members Of Congregation Wearing Masks

* In Farewell Cuomo Calls His Departure 'Unfair'

* Feds Sending Cavalry To South Baldwin Regional Medical Center

* All The Major Companies Requiring Vaccines For Workers

* NEW TODAY Emergency- They Approved The Vaccine With Dr. June Knight


FDA Approves Pfizer Vaccine For COVID-19 Prevention 


The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has formally approved the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for all individuals 16 and older to protect themselves from the coronavirus. Children ages 12 to 15 can also have access to the vaccine under the agency's emergency use authorization.




McAuliffe Calls On 'Every Virginia Employer' To Mandate Vaccines After FDA Approval


Democratic gubernatorial nominee and former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe called on all of the state's employers to require employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19 after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted full approval to Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine on Monday. 

“Today, I am calling on every Virginia employer to require all eligible employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19," McAuliffe said in a statement.

"I have long said that the best way to defeat this deadly virus, keep our students in school and keep Virginia’s economy strong is by getting every eligible Virginian vaccinated as quickly as possible. Today’s announcement puts us one important step closer to reaching that goal," he continued.  Read More 



Gov. Little Comments On FDA Full Approval Of COVID-19 Vaccine


Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little addressed the people of Idaho today in a video message regarding the positive news that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced its full approval of the first COVID-19 vaccine.

View the Governor’s video message at this link:

Governor Little’s full message to the people of Idaho follows: 

The United States of America reached a significant milestone today – the FDA announced it fully approved the first COVID-19 vaccine. 

Close to 800,000 Idahoans and more than 200 million Americans have received the COVID-19 vaccine safely, and the FDA full approval for the Pfizer vaccine helps impart additional confidence for Idahoans still on the fence about getting the shot. 

Experts in science and medicine rigorously evaluated the safety of the vaccine in accordance with very high standards. 

President Donald Trump last year boldly moved our country forward with Operation Warp Speed – the first-ever public-private partnership of its kind – to enable faster approval and production of COVID-19 vaccines during the global pandemic. Read More 






WHO Head Calls For Two-Month Vaccine Booster Moratorium

The head of the World Health Organization on Monday called for a two-month moratorium on administering booster shots of COVID-19 vaccines as a means of reducing global vaccine inequality and preventing the emergence of new coronavirus variants.




Pregnant, Unvaccinated And Intubated: Case Surge Alarms Doctors


Doctors across the country are reporting this trend, not seen in previous surges, largely in the South but also in states like California and Washington. As of Aug. 14, 76.2% of pregnant people were unvaccinated.

Pregnant women with Covid-19 are 15 times more likely to die, 14 times more likely to need to be intubated, and 22 times more likely to have pre-term birth than those who are uninfected, according to a study published this month in JAMA Network Open. “I have not seen risks like this,” said Linda Eckert, professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Washington.  Read More 



People With Certain Medical Conditions


What You Need To Know


Adults of any age with the following conditions can be more likely to get severely ill from COVID-19. Severe illness means that a person with COVID-19 may need:

  • Hospitalization
  • Intensive care
  • A ventilator to help them breathe
  • Or they may even die




Proud Boys Leader To Be Sentenced For Actions During Pro-Trump Rally In December

Proud Boys leader Henry "Enrique" Tarrio is set to be sentenced for his actions during a pro-Trump rally in December, including burning a Black Lives Matter flag taken from a church. NBC's Pete Williams has details.




mRNA Platform: Enabling Drug Discovery & Development


We built Moderna on the guiding premise that if using mRNA as a medicine works for one disease, it should work for many diseases. And, if this is possible – given the right approach and infrastructure – it could meaningfully improve how medicines are discovered, developed and manufactured.

Recognizing the broad potential of mRNA science, we set out to create an mRNA technology platform that functions very much like an operating system on a computer. It is designed so that it can plug and play interchangeably with different programs. In our case, the "program” or “app” is our mRNA drug - the unique mRNA sequence that codes for a protein.

We have a dedicated team of several hundred scientists and engineers solely focused on advancing Moderna's platform technology. They are organized around key disciplines and work in an integrated fashion to advance knowledge surrounding mRNA science and solve for challenges that are unique to mRNA drug development. Some of these disciplines include mRNA biology, chemistry, formulation & delivery, bioinformatics and protein engineering.       Read More 



Jesse Jackson, Wife Jacqueline Hospitalized With COVID-19


The Rev. Jesse Jackson and his wife Jacqueline have been hospitalized in Chicago after testing positive for COVID-19, according to a statement on Sunday.

The 79-year-old political activist and minister contracted the virus despite being vaccinated back in January, in a publicity blitz meant to encourage black people to get a jab.

A month after getting vaccinated, Jackson, who suffers from Parkinson’s disease, underwent gallbladder surgery.

He and his wife, 77, are being treated at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. Read More 



Mississippi Orders Coronavirus-Infected Individuals To Isolate At Home Or face Up To 5 Years In Prison


The Mississippi State Department of Health issued an alert on Friday ordering any coronavirus-positive individuals to isolate for at least 10 days or face up to a 5-year prison sentence and a fine of up to $5,000. 

The isolation order comes amid surging COVID-19 cases in Mississippi, as the 7-day average for new cases in the state reached 4,316 on Friday, nearly double the highest point during the second wave in January, according to Johns Hopkins University data. 

Friday's order, issued by State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs, says that anyone "infected with COVID-19 must remain in the home or other appropriate residential location for 10 days from onset of illness." Read More 





A Tennessee pastor spoke to his congregation using the subtlety of the Song of Songs — and Revelation-like ultimatums — to denounce mask wearing and COVID posturing inside his church.

Amen to that.

During a Sunday sermon, Pastor Greg Locke at Global Vision Bible Church — located in Nashville, TN — delivered some fiery warnings to pro-PPE philistines looking to shut down his church, and how he plans to clear his pews of anyone who adopts the Mark of the Least. Read More 



In Farewell, Cuomo Calls His Departure 'Unfair'

In his final public remarks as governor of New York on Monday, Andrew Cuomo complained about what he called the unfairness of the state investigation that concluded he sexually harassed women who worked for him.




Feds Sending Cavalry To South Baldwin Regional Medical Center


FOLEY, Ala. (WALA) – South Baldwin Regional Medical Center will be the first of Alabama’s coronavirus-crushed hospitals to get help from federal medical workers.

Alabama State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris announced the aid Friday during a briefing with reporters.

The team, from the National Disaster Medical System at the Department of Health and Human Services, began arriving Friday.

“The hospital will have a lot of say over how those folks are being used,” Harris said. “Some of it will be, maybe, adding additional capacity. Some of it may be replacing staff who were doing some things like, say, monoclonal antibody infusions so that that staff can be used in the hospital for other things. But it’s just a way of augmenting their capacity there.” Read More 



All The Major Companies Requiring Vaccines For Workers


Companies are putting their foot down when it comes to COVID.

With the highly contagious Delta variant sweeping across the country—and only about half of Americans fully vaccinated—a big wrench has been tossed into many companies' fall plans to return to the office.

More of them are moving beyond offering incentives like water bottles, T-shirts, and cash bonuses—and have started requiring that their staffers get a COVID shot. In the first two weeks of August, a host of airlines, retailers, tech companies, banks, and health care companies have told employees that vaccinations will no longer be optional to come into the office—or in some cases, like at Ascension Health, even to work remotely. Some companies have more forgiving terms than others, by offering employees the option to keep working from home, rather than risk termination. Requiring vaccines is a move that most workers support (52% according to a recent Gallup poll), but a sizable chunk of the workforce (29%) is strongly opposed—likely some of the same people who are strongly opposed to the COVID vaccines in general.

Here’s a running list of the major U.S. corporations that have made moves to get their staff vaccinated, and the policies they’ve put in place. Read More 



EMERGENCY - They Approved The Vaccine!

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine has been known as the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, and will now be marketed as Comirnaty (koe-mir’-na-tee), for the prevention of COVID-19 disease in individuals 16 years of age and older. The vaccine also continues to be available under emergency use authorization (EUA), including for individuals 12 through 15 years of age and for the administration of a third dose in certain immunocompromised individuals.