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COVID-19 Booster Shot to Distribute Beginning September 20

DETROIT, August 13, 2021 ~ Monday, Pfizer and BioNTech submitted clinical trial data to the US Food and Drug Administration, seeking authorization of a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot for everyone 16 and older — not just for those with compromised immune systems. Wednesday, health officials announced booster shots will be available starting September 20, 2021,…MORE

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FDA to Authorize Third COVID-19 Shot for Immunocompromised Patients

WASHINGTON DC, August 11, 2021 ~ Thursday, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is expected to amend emergency use authorizations this week for COVID-19 booster shots for immunocompromised people. This shot would be a third shot for those who have already received the first two doses of either Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, and are affected…MORE

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15-Year-Old Catholic Central Football Player Dies After Conditioning Practice

NOVI, August 11, 2021 ~ Saturday, 15-year-old Novi Detroit Catholic Central High School Football Player Stephen Sylvester died after collapsing during conditioning practice last Monday. The school’s website called for prayers for Stephen on its prayer request list late last week, stating that he was “experiencing a health challenge.” “We are incredibly saddened by the…MORE

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Fauci: “We’re Not Changing the Science” Amidst Reinstated CDC Mask Guidelines

Photo: Win McNamee / Getty WASHINGTON DC, July 28, 2021 ~ Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced a new recommendation that fully vaccinated individuals in areas with “substantial or high transmission” should wear masks indoors due to the highly contagious COVID-19 Delta variant. “We’re not changing the science,” said Dr. Anthony…MORE

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