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The Washington Post

Pfizer covid shot 80 percent effective in younger kids, early data shows

Pfizer and its German partner, BioNTech, said Monday that an early analysis showed their three-dose coronavirus vaccine regimen triggered a strong immune response in young children, proving 80 percent effective at preventing symptomatic infections in children 6 months to 4 years old.
 

Associated Press

Pfizer says 3 COVID shots protect children under 5

 

Three doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine offer strong protection for children younger than 5, the company announced Monday, another step toward shots for the littlest kids possibly beginning in early summer.

The Washington Post

A NHTSA official spent years trying to cut road deaths. They jumped last year.

Michael saw the ability of federal programs to influence safety and cites a gradual reduction in road deaths over 50 years. But in an interview with The Washington Post — days after new NHTSA figures showed fatalities hitting a 16-year high — Michael pointed to the nation’s failure and potential fixes.
 

Kaiser Health News

How Better Ventilation Can Help ‘Covid-Proof’ Your Home

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends isolating covid patients for at least five days, preferably in a separate room with access to their own bathroom, as well as diligent mask-wearing for both patient and caregiver. But for many families, those aren’t easy options.
 

The New York Times

A Massachusetts Man Is Infected With Monkeypox

A man who had traveled to Canada has been diagnosed with the monkeypox virus, a rare and potentially fatal disease, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported on Wednesday.
 

The New York Times

How guns are taken away under New York’s ‘red flag’ law.

The process involves filing an application with the state court system at the county level, stating that a person “is likely to engage in conduct that would result in serious harm to self or others” as defined in part 9.39 of State Mental Hygiene Law.