The FDA Approves New COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shots To Protect Against Recent Strains

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. approved updated COVID-19 vaccines Monday, hoping to rev up protection against the latest coronavirus strains and blunt any surge this fall and winter. The Food and Drug Administration decision opens the newest shots from Moderna and Pfizer and its partner BioNTech to most Americans even if they’ve never had a coronavirus vaccination. … Read more

Canadian Wildfire Smoke Led to Spike in Asthma ER Visits, Especially in New York

(NEW YORK) — The smoke from Canadian wildfires that drifted into the U.S. led to a spike in people with asthma visiting emergency rooms—particularly in the New York area. [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true”] The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published two studies Thursday about the health impacts of the smoke, which shrouded city skylines with … Read more