J&J says U.S. FDA agrees to extend shelf life of its COVID-19 vaccine – Reuters

Empty vials of Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine are seen on a table at a vaccination centre in Ronda, Spain, April 23, 2021. REUTERS/Jon Nazca/File Photo/File Photo July 28 (Reuters) – The U.S. Food & Drug Administration extended the shelf life for Johnson & Johnson’s (JNJ.N) single-shot COVID-19 vaccine to six months from … Read more

Two Pole Vaulters, Including an American, Test Positive for Covid-19 at Tokyo Olympics – The Wall Street Journal

TOKYO — Two pole vaulters at the Tokyo Olympics, including an American medalist from 2016, have tested positive for Covid-19 and are out of the Games. U.S. pole vaulter Sam Kendricks tested positive and won’t compete, according to a tweet on Thursday from the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee. Kendricks is the 2016 Olympic bronze … Read more

Biden Hopes To Jolt COVID Vaccination Rates By Focusing On Federal Workers – NPR

President Biden, pictured on July 19, is set to announce new requirements for federal workers to either get vaccinated or wear masks and get tested regularly. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Drew Angerer/Getty Images President Biden, pictured on July 19, is set to announce new requirements for federal workers to either get vaccinated … Read more

This Florida mother has been living in her teen daughter’s ICU room for days, praying she survives Covid-19 – CNN

CNN —   Agnes Velasquez remembers the last words her teen daughter said before Covid-19 severely attacked her respiratory system. “She told me that she loved me,” said Velasquez, who rushed her daughter to the hospital. Velasquez spoke with CNN on a video call from the ICU room at Broward Health Medical Center where her … Read more