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CDC advisers urge Pfizer booster for children ages 5 to 11

  • If the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention agrees, as expected, it would open a third Covid-19 shot to healthy elementary-age kids — just like what is already recommended for everybody 12 and older.
Earlier this week, the Food and Drug Administration authorized Pfizer's kid-sized booster, to be offered at least five months after the youngsters' last shot.(AP Photo/LM Otero, File)(AP)
Earlier this week, the Food and Drug Administration authorized Pfizer's kid-sized booster, to be offered at least five months after the youngsters' last shot.(AP Photo/LM Otero, File)(AP)
Published on May 20, 2022 03:47 AM IST
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India has emerged as a beacon of hope for the world: PM Modi

The Prime Minister said that from delivering vaccines and medicines to the world amid the Covid-19 crisis to the hope of a self-reliant India amidst disrupted supply chains, to the role of a capable nation for peace amid global unrest and conflicts, India is the new hope of the world today.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi highlighted India’s growing stature at the international arena. (File)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi highlighted India’s growing stature at the international arena. (File)
Updated on May 20, 2022 01:42 AM IST
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Covid-19: A third of US should be considering masks, officials say

Increasing numbers of Covid-19 infections and hospitalizations are putting more of the country under guidelines issued by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that call for masking and other infection precautions.
Right now, about a third of the US population lives in areas that are considered at higher risk — mostly in the Northeast and Midwest.(AFP file photo. Representative image)
Right now, about a third of the US population lives in areas that are considered at higher risk — mostly in the Northeast and Midwest.(AFP file photo. Representative image)
Published on May 19, 2022 10:55 AM IST
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N.Korea ramping up production of drugs, medical supplies to fight Covid: Report

The country has been hit by an unprecedented number of cases of a mysterious fever, most of which are said to be Covid-19.
Members of the North Korean army supply medicines to residents at a pharmacy, amid growing fears over the spread of Covid-19, in Pyongyang, on May 18, 2022. (Kyodo via REUTERS)
Members of the North Korean army supply medicines to residents at a pharmacy, amid growing fears over the spread of Covid-19, in Pyongyang, on May 18, 2022. (Kyodo via REUTERS)
Updated on May 19, 2022 06:43 AM IST
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Written by Harshit Sabarwal | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, New Delhi

India registers 1,829 new Covid-19 cases, 33 more deaths

India Covid-19 cases, May 18, 2022: Thirty-three Covid-related deaths were recorded in the past 24 hours and 2,549 people were reported as having recovered.
On Monday, there were 2,202 cases, 2,550 recoveries and 27 deaths in 24 hours.(Parveen Kumar/HT file photo)
On Monday, there were 2,202 cases, 2,550 recoveries and 27 deaths in 24 hours.(Parveen Kumar/HT file photo)
Published on May 18, 2022 09:57 AM IST
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Written by Harshit Sabarwal | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan, New Delhi
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