WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
- The Food and Drug Administration is planning to allow Americans to receive a different COVID-19 vaccine as a booster from the one they initially received. A recent federally-funded study found that recipients of Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose shot who received a Moderna booster saw their antibody levels rise 76-fold in 15 days, compared with only a fourfold increase after an extra dose of Johnson & Johnson.
- Booster shots could soon be recommended for people as young as 40, source says – CNN
- Will Giving COVID Booster Shots Make It Harder to Vaccinate the Rest of the World? – Scientific American
- @KizzyPhD: I remember when @oldmanebro asked me which vaccine I recommended very early on, & I replied “That’s like asking me to pick between Prada and Gucci.” Re: “mix and match” of boosters…If approved, and you are in the recommended groups…don’t get picky with your protection.
- New York City will require all city workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or risk losing their jobs, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced. More than 65% of New York City’s residents are fully vaccinated, well above the national average of 57%. Thousands of unvaccinated workers across the U.S. are facing potential job losses as more states, cities and private companies enforce mandates for inoculation.
- The federal government is planning to announce a partnership with the Children’s Hospital Association as part of the Biden administration’s push to offer COVID-19 vaccines to children. Millions of kids ages 5 to 11 will be eligible for inoculation following federal authorization ahead of the holiday season.
- Small Needles, Short Lines and Few Tears: Biden’s Plan to Vaccinate Young Children – The New York Times
- @jkwan_md: Vaccine Consult Service by @sickkids provides a “safe, judgement-free space to have an open conversation” with a pediatric Registered Nurse about the COVID-19 vaccine for children & youth (available in multiple languages)
- There are currently five million fewer people working than before the pandemic began, and three million fewer even looking for jobs. These numbers have resulted in workers up and down the income ladder wielding the most leverage they’ve had in decades and using it to demand higher pay, flexible hours, more generous benefits and better working conditions.
- Supply chain disruptions are prompting panicked retailers and manufacturers to overorder or place orders too early, which experts say could result in distorted demand forecasts and unfulfilled orders. Supply chains have been impacted by container shortages, weather, COVID-19 infections and, most recently, China’s energy crisis.
- Procter & Gamble Uses Its Size to Lessen Impact of Supply-Chain Mess – The Wall Street Journal
- White House has weighed tapping National Guard to address mounting supply chain backlog – The Washington Post
- Double-Digit Price Hikes on China Exports Add to Inflation Risk – Bloomberg
“Number of unemployed persons per job opening, seasonally adjusted” – U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics / Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
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