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    BOSTON (CBS) — Dr. Mallika Marshall is answering your coronavirus vaccine-related medical questions. If you have a question, email her or message her on Facebook or Twitter. We have a question from an anonymous viewer who writes, “I received the Moderna vaccine in March. When the Moderna booster becomes available, should I get the Moderna booster or the Pfizer booster? Does it matter?” READ MORE:...
    Seattle police and firefighters who are out of jobs for refusing to comply with Washington's vaccine mandate were seen feeding the homeless in video spreading on social media.  "Seattle firefighters and Seattle police officers that were fired for not complying with the vaccine mandate are out feeding the homeless," the Post Millennial tweeted Tuesday, accompanied by video footage of the...
    A vast majority of players in the NFL, NBA, NHL and Major League Baseball are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, yet a handful of cases have brought attention to those who have refused. A look at some of the most prominent examples: NBA Kyrie Irving The Brooklyn Nets star guard would have been prevented from playing or practicing at home because...
    Former Trump administration Surgeon General Jerome Adams said Monday on CNN’s “Cuomo Prime Time” that former Secretary of State Colin Powell died because some Americans were not vaccinated. Anchor Chris Cuomo said, “In terms of his passing and how he would want it understood, what do you say about the idea that Powell passing while being vaccinated is proof that the...
    General Colin Powell, who was the first African-American Secretary of State, died due to complications of COVID-19 Monday, according to his family.The former Secretary of State had been fully vaccinated and had a form of blood cancer that can devastate the immune system.His case is one health officials designate as a breakthrough case because he was fully vaccinated.Powell was 84...
    NFL player and YouTuber Cam Newton wants to get back in the game. The free agent quarterback revealed on his YouTube channel he got the COVID-19 vaccine and hopes to get to return to playing football. Newton, 32, said in his video that he has been getting offers from several teams but is waiting on the right opportunity,...
    Despite getting vaccinated against COVID-19, Colin Powell remained vulnerable to the virus because of his advanced age and history of cancer, highlighting the continued risk to many Americans until more of the population is immunized. Powell, a four-star general who became the first Black secretary of state and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, died Monday from complications of...
    Getty Cam Newton Former New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton wants to return to the NFL, but he’s not going to take any opportunity. In a video he released on his social media channels on Sunday, Newton revealed he has been vaccinated to protect himself and others from the COVID-19 virus. He killed any rumors that would suggest...
                       
    President Joe Biden argued his vaccine mandates are starting to "turn the corner" on the coronavirus pandemic Thursday, but he also urged unvaccinated people to continue getting shots. "We're headed in the right direction. We have critical work to do, but we can't let up now," the president said in televised remarks, noting that both national cases and hospitalizations are...
    Germaine T. Leftwich, 67, receives a Pfizer covid-19 vaccine booster shot from Dr. Tiffany Taliaferro at the Safeway on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Monday, October 4, 2021.Tom Williams | CQ-Roll Call, Inc. | Getty Images More Americans are getting third Covid shots than first vaccine doses as people who completed their two-dose regimen of Pfizer or Moderna's shots...
    Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving’s refusal to get vaccinated reportedly is about way more than basketball. Irving is the NBA’s most notable holdout against the vaccine, and his stance apparently doesn’t have anything to do with the vaccine itself. It seems like it has to do with mandates. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)...
    (CNN)On Tuesday, Brooklyn Nets general manager Sean Marks announced that Kyrie Irving would not be playing or practicing with the team until he gets vaccinated against the Covid-19 virus."Kyrie has made a personal choice, and we respect his individual right to choose," Marks said in a statement. "Currently, the choice restricts his ability to be a full-time member of the...
    (CNN) — There’s little doubt now — study after study, in real life and in lab dishes, in the US and elsewhere — that people’s immunity starts to wane just months after they finish the two-dose series of Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine. While getting two doses of vaccine creates a strong immune response that reduces the risk of severe disease by...
    McAllen, Texas (CNN)There's a Herculean effort to ensure that the most vulnerable get inoculated across the US. Transportation, translation and a trusted source of vaccine information have been among the barriers, but public health workers and a new initiative are working to overcome that. El Milagro Clinic in McAllen, Texas, has played a crucial role in ensuring patients get the...
    Who wouldn't want to avoid this fate? Get vaccinated. Facebook is a menace. COVID-19 is a menace. Conservatism is a cesspool. Together, those three ingredients have created a toxic stew of malevolent death and devastation. We can talk about all those things in the abstract, look at the numbers and statistics, and catch the occasional whiff of seditionist right-wing rhetoric....
    A QUARTER of players in the Football League are reportedly snubbing Covid-19 injections, despite the Government advising them not to do so. The news comes as the latest figures show the percentages of double-jabbed EFL footballers has risen from roughly 18 per cent to 49 per cent.  3This month it has been reported that roughly 75 per cent of EFL...
    Dr. Anthony Fauci said Sunday that Halloween was the perfect time of year to think about getting vaccinated. Fauci joined “State of the Union” host Dana Bash to discuss the declining coronavirus case numbers and hospitalization rates, and Bash rounded out the interview with a question about the upcoming holidays – Halloween in particular. (RELATED: ‘The Perfect Hollywood Actress’: Jesse...
    (CNN)It's what parents around the country have been waiting for: Pfizer and BioNTech announced Thursday they are asking the US Food and Drug Administration for an emergency use authorization for their Covid-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11. Heres what having a Covid-19 vaccine for children might mean for your kidsIt may take some weeks for the data to...
    FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images Amid vocal consternation over President Joe Biden’s impending Covid vaccine and testing requirements, a new poll found zero percent of respondents who were willing to lose their jobs rather than get vaccinated. Last month, the president announced anti-Covid measures that included an OSHA mandate that employers of 100 workers or more require their employees be vaccinated...
    A quarter of Americans indicated that they either are not getting the vaccine for the Chinese coronavirus, or they are not sure, and a majority of those who remain unvaccinated say they will not get the shot, a Yahoo! News/YouGov survey released this week found. The survey, taken October 1-4, 2021, among 1,640 U.S. adults, asked respondents to describe their “personal...
    (CNN)There's little doubt now -- study after study, in real life and in lab dishes, in the US and elsewhere -- that people's immunity starts to wane just months after they finish the two-dose series of Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine.While getting two doses of vaccine creates a strong immune response that reduces the risk of severe disease by more than 90%,...
    Sen. Roger Marshall (R-Ky.) may be a practicing physician, but some medical experts and doctors argue that his questionable advice on COVID-19 appears to be more politicized than backed by scientific facts. According to The Associated Press, the Republican lawmaker has a history of making questionable statements about vaccines and immunity that do not align with any medical advice...
    (CNN)More Americans are getting Covid-19 vaccine booster shots daily than are getting vaccinated for the first time or becoming fully vaccinated, federal health data showed Wednesday.Coronavirus cases and hospitalizations have both declined by more than 10% from last week, according to data from Johns Hopkins University and the US Department of Health and Human Services, respectively. Los Angeles to require...
    (CNN)There's a cost to aligning yourself with a party whose leader has made misinformation and disinformation his pet cause.South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham learned that lesson the hard way over the weekend in his home state.Graham was speaking to a gathering of the Dorchester County GOP and mentioned the vaccine. "If you haven't had the vaccine, you ought to...
    The summer spike in COVID-19 cases, due primarily to the delta variant, was the final significant wave of the pandemic to hit the United States, the former Food and Drug Administration commissioner said Monday. Cases are increasing in some states, but they are decreasing across the southern states, and this wave of the pandemic has run its course throughout...
    Golden State Warriors’ Andrew Wiggins got vaccinated just in time to put Jusuf Nurkic on a poster.  After what felt like an eternity debating Andrew Wiggins’ possibilities this season with the Golden State Warriors if he remained unvaccinated, he made the decision to get the shot prior to the team’s first NBA preseason game. Golden State beat the Portland Trail Blazers...
    Agustin Paullier/AFP/Getty As California Governor/King Gavin Newsom was about to defeat the recent recall effort against him, I predicted that he would vindictively punish those who attempted to hold him accountable by adding to the growing list of vaccine mandates. Sure enough, on Friday, he announced, before the FDA has even approved their use in any capacity for those under...
    (CNN)Golden State Warriors forward Andrew Wiggins has said he felt like he had no choice but to get the Covid-19 vaccine. Wiggins told NBC Sports in March he wasn't getting vaccinated unless he was forced to. He applied for a religious exemption, but the NBA denied that request in September.However, Warriors head coach Steve Kerr confirmed on Sunday that Wiggins...
    PORTLAND — Stephen Curry, the Warriors star who’s been outspoken about public health during the COVID-19 pandemic, held his tongue while teammate Andrew Wiggins voiced his concern over the vaccine. Wiggins stood to miss all 41 Warriors home games if he opted against getting vaccinated, but he put those concerns to rest this week as coach Steve Kerr said...
    Although Sen. Lindsey Graham has been fully vaccinated for COVID-19, the South Carolina Republican became a breakthrough case and was infected in August. Graham's infection, although unpleasant, wasn't life-threatening — and he has been encouraging vaccination, which got him booed during a speech in his state over the weekend. Graham described his illness during a speech on the Senate floor...
    Golden State Warriors’ Andrew Wiggins is vaccinated and will be available for all home games.  The debacle for the Golden State Warriors is now over. Andrew Wiggins is vaccinated against COVID-19 and will be available to play in all of Golden State’s home games at the Chase Center, as well as away games in New York City. Not only has...
    California oil spill: Dead birds and fish wash up on Huntington Beach, officials say No jackpot winner for massive Powerball; lottery rolls over to $670 million © Provided by Sports Illustrated Wiggins would not have been eligible to play in home games for the Warriors had he not been vaccinated. View the original article to see embedded media.Warriors wing...
    Dallas guard Trey Burke has always been a scorer, but this season, he’s decided to pass instead. Burke, 28, is the latest member of the NBA fraternity to pass on receiving a COVID-19 vaccination. "I feel like everybody has, you know, their own personal choice, and for me, I’m just getting the proper knowledge and continuing to do more and more...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — A week after Mayor Lori Lightfoot set a goal of getting 77% of eligible Chicagoans at least partially vaccinated by the end of the year, the Chicago Department of Public Health reported incremental progress toward reaching that benchmark. According to CDPH, 72.9% of Chicagoans age 12 and up have now had at least one dose of the...
    Dr. Anthony Fauci faced a tough grilling over whether or not he should step aside as his critics view him as a deterrent in the Biden administration's ongoing effort to vaccinate Americans.  During Wednesday's appearance on Hugh Hewitt's radio show, Fauci was confronted by a list of COVID-era "controversies," including the pause of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, the ivermectin...
    Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIH) and President Joe Biden’s chief medical adviser, rejected a resignation proposal offered to him by Hugh Hewitt on Wednesday while denying the public broadly distrusts him. In the interview, Hewitt characterized Fauci as an obstacle to the federal government’s pursuit of increasing national vaccination rates against...
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued an urgent health advisory with the goal of encouraging more pregnant people to get vaccinated against COVID-19.  "The CDC health advisory strongly recommends COVID-19 vaccination either before or during pregnancy because the benefits of vaccination for both pregnant persons and their fetus or infant outweigh known or potential risks," the CDC...
    Former professional basketball player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar said Thursday on “CBS Mornings” that promoting the need for people to get the COVID vaccination was an extension of Black Lives Matter. Co-host Vladimir Duthiers said, “You’ve called for the NBA to insist that all players and staff be vaccinated. And if they refuse, you believe they should be removed from the team....
    Wednesday, White House chief medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci called on unvaccinated NBA players to listen to messaging from NBA Hall of Famers Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar regarding the coronavirus vaccine. Fauci told MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports” that ahead of the league’s upcoming season that players need to know the importance of getting vaccinated. “[T]he situation is obviously, we would...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Several school staff unions are warning the city is not prepared to make up for the thousands of employees it could lose because of the reinstated vaccine mandate. A federal appeals court sided with the city Monday night, saying it can force employees to get the vaccine or take an unpaid leave. READ MORE: Breakthrough COVID...
    On Wednesday, United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby sounded off on the firing of almost 600 employees for not complying with the company’s vaccine mandate. Kirby told CNBCs’ “Squawk on the Street” that he feels “bad for the 593 people” who were forced out of their jobs, but he noted that number was only 1% of his employees. “[L]ook, I’m really...
    The Vatican will soon be requiring all staff to be vaccinated or to undergo regular Covid-19 testing, it announced on Tuesday. Even the most senior members of the Catholic Church would not be exempt from the order, reports said, which come after the Pope previously declared that getting vaccinated was a 'moral duty'.  Vatican employees without the proper certificates proving...
    Ainsley Earhardt expressed her signature earnest empathy Tuesday morning during an interview with a nurse fired from her job because she refused to get vaccinated. The nurse, Destiny Carpenter, appeared on Fox & Friends to lament how she was let go from the Colorado hospital where she worked after telling her supervisor that she would not be getting a Covid-19...
                      by Debra Heine  Two Johnson & Johnson employees have admitted on hidden camera that children should not be forced to get injected with a COVID vaccine because of the potential of long-term side effects. In Part 3 of Project Veritas’ COVID vaccine investigative series, a J&J scientist also voiced support for making...
    AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) â As Pfizer seeks FDA approval for their COVID-19 vaccine to be administered to children 5 years old and older, Childrenâs Hospital Colorado has been among the leading health providers in the world helping supply data on vaccinating children. Childrenâs Hospital in Aurora served as the largest enrolling site for the Pfizer trial in children ages 5...
    (CNN)NBA superstar LeBron James admitted Tuesday he received the Covid-19 vaccine, months after being initially skeptical of it. "Everyone has their own choice to do what they feel is right for themselves and their family and things of that nature," James said during the Los Angeles Lakers media day in El Segundo, California. "I know that I was very skepticism...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — New research from Pfizer says the company’s COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective for children. The company is now expected to request emergency use authorization and doctors say it can’t come soon enough because the number of children being infected with Covid-19 continues to grow. Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is packed with sick kids, not just with...
    The pace of COVID-19 vaccinations in the U.S. has continued dropping, data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show. As of Wednesday, about 632,000 new doses are being administered per day, a figure not seen since late July. Additionally, under 200,000 Americans are getting their first doses each day - the lowest this number has been since...