The FDA is probing whether the Moderna vaccine can cause a rare side effect in teens

The FDA review of Moderna’s application for an emergency use authorization of its coronavirus vaccine in adolescents may not be completed before January, the company said. Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images The FDA review of Moderna’s application for an emergency use authorization of its coronavirus vaccine…

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American Airlines cancels more than 700 flights, citing weather and staffing issues

An American Airlines Boeing 777-300ER plane takes off from Sydney Airport in Sydney, Australia, October 28, 2020.Loren Elliott | ReutersAmerican Airlines has canceled more than 1,000 flights since Friday, disruptions it blamed on staffing problems and high winds at its busiest hub.On Saturday, American canceled nearly 460 flights, or 17% of its mainline schedule, according…

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10 More States Sue Biden Administration Over Vaccine Mandates

Topline Attorneys general from 10 states sued the Biden administration in federal court Friday over its order requiring federal contractors to get vaccinated for Covid-19, one day after Florida separately sued the administration, part of a broader opposition by Republican-led states to the federal government’s vaccine mandates for workers. Protesters rally against vaccination mandates in…

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Vaccines Offer More Protection Against Covid Than Prior Infection, CDC Study Suggests

Topline Vaccinated Americans were less likely to test positive for Covid-19 than people who had “natural immunity” from a previous infection, according to a Friday study from the Centers for Disease Control and Protection, adding yet another data point to the investigation into whether vaccines or prior Covid-19 cases are a better defense against the…

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House panel presses oil executives on climate disinformation

Chief executives of Exxon Mobil, Chevron and other so-called oil supermajors intentionally misled the public over the links between their products and climate change, Democrats on the House Oversight and Reform Committee said at a hearing Thursday.“Big oil has known the truth about climate change for decades,” Oversight and Reform Chairwoman Carolyn B. Maloney, D-N.Y.,…

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GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger, an outspoken Trump critic, retiring from Congress

WASHINGTON — Rep. Adam Kinzinger, a Republican lawmaker who’s been an outspoken critic of former President Donald Trump, announced Friday that he will not seek re-election next year.The 43-year-old Illinois representative announced his decision to retire from Congress in a five-minute-long video posted on social media. “But let me be clear,” he said. “My passion…

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1 In 5 Adults Still Reject Covid Vaccines, Poll Finds — Here Are The Biggest Groups Still Holding Out

Topline Despite the deadly wave of delta variant coronavirus that overwhelmed hospitals and sent death rates soaring, high numbers of Americans are still refusing Covid-19 vaccines, according to a new poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation, underscoring the challenges officials face as they try to move beyond the pandemic. One in five adults still reject…

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Biden Administration Reportedly Considering $450,000 Payments To Families Separated At Southern Border

Topline The Biden administration is reportedly considering making payments of approximately $450,000 to each person separated from their family at the southern border, the Wall Street Journal reports, showing signs of a potential settlement for several lawsuits that claim the U.S. government’s policies left them with lasting psychological effects. Members of a caravan of Central…

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Florida Gov. DeSantis sues Biden over vaccine mandate for federal contractors

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday sued the Biden administration over its vaccine mandate for federal contractors in a lawsuit alleging the president overstepped his legal authority.”The federal government is exceeding [its] power and it is important for us to take a stand because in Florida we believe these are choices based on individual circumstances,”…

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