FDA expected to OK Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for teens within week – The Denver Post

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is expected to authorize Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for youngsters ages 12 to 15 by next week, according to a federal official and a person familiar with the process, setting up shots for many before the beginning of the next school year. The announcement is set to come a month after the company […]

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230,000 more deaths than expected between 2010-18, according to new study

A study by the University of Liverpool has found a larger than expected increase in deaths between 2010-2018 and this can be partly associated with the impact of fiscal austerity measures. Published in the Journal of Public Health, researchers estimate that 231,707 more people died between 2010-11 and 2017-18 than was originally anticipated and these deaths were found in areas […]

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Affordable Care Act Sign-Ups Higher Than Expected

THURSDAY, Dec. 20, 2018 — Despite numerous difficulties, early figures show that sign-ups for health coverage next year under the Affordable Care Act are higher than expected. As of last Saturday’s deadline for open enrollment, 8.5 million people in 39 states had enrolled. Another dozen states, including California and New York, still have to provide their numbers, according to the […]

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