CDC clears Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine boosters for children as young as five

CDC clears Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine boosters for children as young as five

A panel of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s outside vaccine advisers voted nearly unanimously on Thursday to recommend a third dose of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for children as young as five years old, as early as five months after the second shot.  CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky signed off on the recommendations Thursday…

“Live Your Life”: Amanda Kloots talks about grieving Nick Cordero’s death and raising their son

“Live Your Life”: Amanda Kloots talks about grieving Nick Cordero’s death and raising their son

Nearly two years after the death of her husband Nick Cordero, Amanda Kloots says she has embraced the idea of living her life to the fullest — even as she grieves. “I love creating. I love staying busy. I don’t idle well,” Kloots told CBS News’ David Begnaud. Last year, she joined CBS’ “The Talk” as a…

More than 214,000 children left to rebuild their lives after losing parent to COVID

More than 214,000 children left to rebuild their lives after losing parent to COVID

Florida City, Florida — Kenia Penalba, an emergency medical technician, was unable to comfort her step-father when he was hospitalized with COVID in August.  “As soon as he was intubated, his organs started failing. And we were told he had a day or so left to live. I had to say goodbye on FaceTime because…

North Korea reports another jump in suspected COVID-19 cases

North Korea reports another jump in suspected COVID-19 cases

North Korea on Wednesday reported 232,880 new cases of fever and another six deaths as leader Kim Jong Un accused officials of “immaturity” and “slackness” in their early handling of the COVID-19 outbreak ravaging across the unvaccinated nation. The country’s anti-virus headquarters said 62 people have died and more than 1.7 million have fallen ill…

FDA authorizes COVID booster shot for healthy children ages 5 to 11 as infections once again creep upward

FDA authorizes COVID booster shot for healthy children ages 5 to 11 as infections once again creep upward

U.S. regulators on Tuesday authorized a COVID-19 booster shot for healthy 5- to 11-year-olds, hoping an extra vaccine dose will enhance their protection as infections once again creep upward. Everyone 12 and older already was supposed to get one booster dose for the best protection against the newest coronavirus variants — and some people, including…

Frustrated students appear to score small people-power victory against China’s draconian COVID restrictions

Frustrated students appear to score small people-power victory against China’s draconian COVID restrictions

Beijing — Administrators at an elite Beijing university have backed down from plans to further tighten pandemic restrictions on students as part of China’s “zero-COVID” strategy after a weekend protest at the school, according to students Tuesday. Graduate students at Peking University staged the rare but peaceful protest Sunday over the school’s decision to erect a…

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un blames “irresponsible” workers for apparent explosion in COVID-19 cases

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un blames “irresponsible” workers for apparent explosion in COVID-19 cases

Seoul, South Korea — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un criticized officials over slow medicine deliveries and mobilized the military to respond to a surge in suspected COVID-19 infections as his nation struggled to contain a fever that has reportedly killed dozens and sickened nearly a million others in a span of three days. North Korean health…

Meet the man who is memorializing the lives of COVID victims nearly every day online: “The history is unfolding”

Meet the man who is memorializing the lives of COVID victims nearly every day online: “The history is unfolding”

Alex Goldstein knows a little bit about the thousands of people’s lives he has been memorializing online nearly every day.  Goldstein started “Faces of COVID,” the Twitter account created as a way to personalize the pandemic’s toll. Since its start in 2020, he has featured more than 7,000 faces.  “I try to wake up each…

North Korea raises alarm after confirming 1st COVID case

North Korea raises alarm after confirming 1st COVID case

North Korea announced its first coronavirus infection more than two years into the pandemic Thursday as leader Kim Jong Un called for raising COVID-19 preventive measures to maximum levels. The North’s official Korean Central News Agency said tests from an unspecified number of people with fevers in the capital Pyongyang confirmed they were infected with…