Further booster shots of the COVID-19 vaccine have been approved. Who exactly does this cover? Horse patrols have been suspended at a Haitian migrant camp in Texas. And millions of Boppy pillows have been recalled.
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CDC accepts more COVID-19 vaccine booster shots
A booster of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is recommended six months after the initial vaccination for a number of groups, an advisory committee of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. People 65 years of age and over; those living in long-term care facilities; and adults with underlying health conditions should receive booster shots, the committee said. CDC director Dr Rochelle Walensky is expected to quickly endorse the committee’s decision, making the boosters available to more people within days. The vote comes nearly six weeks after the FDA authorized additional doses of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for people with severe immunosuppression. This includes people 18 and older who are at high risk for severe COVID-19. Here’s who else might be eligible for the shot in a few days.
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Horse patrols suspended in Haitian migrant camp
The Biden administration was asked Thursday about its handling of an influx of Haitian migrants crossing the southern border, even after suspending horse patrols in the region. Images of horse patrols pursuing Haitians have spread this week, sparking outrage from Republicans and Democrats in Congress, as well as the White House. On Thursday, the Department of Homeland Security and the White House confirmed that these patrols have been stopped for the time being. DHS officials said about 7,000 migrants remained in Del Rio, Texas, up from a peak of around 15,000 on September 18. The migrants have been moved to other areas for processing, returned to Haiti and, in some cases, returned to Mexico. Read more of the latest updates from Del Rio.
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Millions of Boppy pillows recalled
Do you have Boppy? Please don’t use it, the company says. After eight infants died from suffocation, Boppy, a manufacturer of breastfeeding pillows and baby carriers, recalled three types of baby pillows. The infant deaths occurred from December 2015 to June 2020 after babies were placed on their backs, sides or tummy on a newborn lounge chair, the company and the Product Safety Commission said Thursday. of consumption. Boppy, based in Golden, Colo., Recalled about 3.3 million baby lounge chairs sold. The products covered are the Boppy Original Newborn Loungers, Favorite Newborn Loungers and Pottery Barn Kids Newborn Loungers. Consumers are urged to immediately stop using the recalled lounge chairs and contact Boppy for a refund.
Do you know where they are?
Gabby Petito’s disappearance caught the nation’s attention and caught the detective skills of thousands on social media who shared her story and even found leads. Thousands more need the same level of care and attention. Hundreds of thousands of people go missing each year, according to FBI data. In 2020, more than 540,000 people disappeared, including more than 340,000 minors, according to the data. The FBI has compiled a list of 43 cases of active missing persons under the age of 21 who the agency says need further leads. Some go back decades. You can see the list here.
Is a real estate crash on the horizon?
Exuberant purchases – with multiple bids and bidding wars – have become commonplace, reminiscent of the feverish market before the 2008 housing crash. Nationwide house prices rose 18% in July, the fastest growing annual CoreLogic House Price Index. has measured over its 45 year history. This leads to the inevitable question: will history repeat itself? USA TODAY spoke to eight experts to find out if a real estate crash is on the horizon. The short answer? No. They say the housing market is not like the boom-bust cycle leading to the Great Recession. On demand, buyers’ desire for more space during the pandemic, low mortgage rates, rising savings, improving labor market, and millennials reaching their maximum purchasing age of a house contributed to the tightening of the inventory. If you’re in the market, there’s a silver lining on the horizon: Home price growth will slow down over the coming year, experts predict.
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