Full Fast Track FDA Approval for Pfizer Vaccine – .

Full Fast Track FDA Approval for Pfizer Vaccine – .

NEW YORK (WABC) – The United States Food and Drug Administration has said it is speeding up the final and full approval process for Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine. An FDA spokesperson said the agency was taking a comprehensive approach to completing its review of the request.
The three vaccines currently in use in the United States are currently only authorized in emergencies, with health experts saying full approval could encourage more people to get the vaccine.

Here are some other headlines from today:

NY Reports Over 3K Overnight COVID Cases, Highest Since May
New York has reported more than 3,000 COVID cases overnight, making it the highest number reported since early May. “New Yorkers have fought long and hard and sacrificed a lot to get to where we are today – where we not only survive but live life,” Governor Cuomo said. “But our fight is not over, and we know that because the Delta variant continues to infect more and more people, especially those who are still unvaccinated.

OB-GYN associations recommend all pregnant women to be vaccinated against COVID-19
Two leading organizations that represent obstetricians and gynecologists on Friday recommended that everyone who is pregnant be vaccinated against COVID-19.

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) said their recommendation is based on evidence from thousands of pregnant people that vaccines can be used safely during pregnancy. Associations also cite the country’s low vaccination rate and the recent increase in cases.

Disney Joins Growing List of Companies Requiring COVID-19 Vaccine for Their Employees
The Walt Disney Company is now joining the growing number of other U.S. companies requiring COVID-19 vaccination for non-union employees working on site.

Disney has sent a message to non-union employees based in the United States that they must soon be fully immunized to enter the workplace.

Musical Instrument Therapy to Treat Long-Term Effects of COVID
Long Island health experts are using musical instrument therapy to help treat long-term lung and cardiovascular problems due to COVID like cough and shortness of breath.

The idea is that using music as a form of physical therapy will increase patient engagement and ultimately speed up recovery.

Vaccine / test in Hoboken required for municipal employees

Hoboken Mayor Ravi Bhalla today signed an executive order requiring all municipal workers in the city to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by August 9, or undergo regular testing. Employees who are not fully vaccinated will be required to take and submit to the city’s weekly COVID-19 tests and wear a face covering both indoors and when interacting with the public.

Broadway compelling vaccines, masks for the public
The Broadway League announced on Friday that owners and operators of New York’s 41 Broadway theaters will require vaccinations for members of the public, as well as performers, backstage crew and theater staff, for all performances through. ‘in October 2021. Masks will also be required. for the audience inside the theater, except when eating or drinking in designated places.

What we know about the delta variant of COVID-19 following new CDC report
An internal document released within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns that the delta variant is more contagious, more likely to break the protections offered by vaccines, and may be more serious than other COVID-19 variants. Here is what we know.

Iconic Fireplace restaurant in New Jersey closes after 65 years
An iconic New Jersey restaurant closes on Friday after 65 years in business. The Fireplace, located on NJ-17 in Paramus, has been serving American food in Bergen County since 1956, but is now another victim of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We are saddened to inform you that we made the difficult decision to close our doors at 4 pm,” the owners said in a post on the company’s Facebook page. “Over the past few months, we have had more and more difficulty covering the operating costs of our restaurant. We would like to thank all of our loyal customers who have supported us during our 65 years. It has been an honor to serve you. . “

CDC shares ‘crucial finding’ on groundbreaking COVID-19 infections that led to new mask guidelines
New study shows delta COVID-19 variant produces similar amounts of virus in vaccinated and unvaccinated people if infected – illustrating a key motivation behind federal guidelines that now recommend that most fully vaccinated Americans wear masks inside. Experts say vaccination makes it less likely that you will catch COVID-19 in the first place – but for those who do, this data suggests they might have a similar tendency to spread it as unvaccinated people.

“High viral loads suggest an increased risk of transmission and have raised concerns that, unlike other variants, vaccinated people infected with delta could transmit the virus,” said Dr Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control. and Prevention, in a statement. statement Friday.

Hundreds of money for COVID vaccine as NYC launches $ 100 incentive
New York City on Friday added a $ 100 prepaid debit card to its list of incentives for people to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The city is now giving the cards to anyone who gets shot at a city-run site, and by 10:30 a.m., more than 450 New Yorkers had collected.

Biden clears federal moratorium on evictions to expire
The Biden administration said Thursday it would allow the nation’s ban on evictions to expire on Saturday, arguing its hands were tied after the Supreme Court signaled the moratorium would only be extended until the end of the month . The White House has said President Joe Biden would have liked to extend the federal moratorium on evictions due to the spread of the highly contagious delta variant of the coronavirus. Instead, Biden called on “Congress to extend the moratorium on evictions to protect these vulnerable tenants and their families without delay.”
“Given the recent spread of the delta variant, including among Americans both most likely to face evictions and lacking vaccinations, President Biden would have strongly supported a CDC decision to further extend this moratorium. on evictions to protect tenants at this time of heightened vulnerability, ”the White House said in a statement. “Unfortunately, the Supreme Court made it clear that this option was no longer available. “

Vaccination rate in New York by zip code
There are about a dozen communities in the New York City area where three in four people have yet to be vaccinated. 7 On Your Side Investigates created a map where the darkest zip codes have New Yorkers the most vaccinated and the lightest, the least.


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