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FDA says Pfizer COVID vaccine looks effective for young kids

Federal health regulators said late Friday that kid-size doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine appear highly effective at preventing symptomatic infections in elementary school children and caused no unexpected safety issues, as the U.S. weighs beginning vaccinations in youngsters.

Three new cases of COVID-19 reported in Victoria County Friday

Local hospital occupancy rate sits at 8.6% as of Friday

VICTORIA, Texas – The Victoria County Public Health Department (VCPHD) reports three new cases of COVID-19 Friday evening. View the VCPHD dashboard here. As of Friday evening, there are: Three new, confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Victoria County 58 currently…

COVID takes a bite from Bazoulé’s cult of sacred crocodiles

BAZOULÉ, Burkina Faso (RNS) — The small live chicken, offered as a lure to get the crocodile to come out of the lake, barely convinced the massive male reptile to the water’s edge. The croc, himself the lure for the sprinkling of visitors who had come 20 miles from the capital, Ouagadougou, to pose with the beings held sacred by locals, seemed disinterested in tourists and chicken alike.

Amnesty seeks COVID-19 inquiry into Italian nursing homes

ROME (AP) — Amnesty International called Friday for an independent parliamentary inquiry into COVID-19 deaths in Italian nursing homes and reports of retaliation against nursing home staff who spoke out about unsafe conditions there.

Three new cases of COVID-19 reported in Victoria County Thursday

Local hospital occupancy rate sits at 10% as of Thursday

VICTORIA, Texas – The Victoria County Public Health Department (VCPHD) reports three new cases of COVID-19 Thursday evening. View the VCPHD dashboard here. As of Thursday evening, there are: Three new, confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Victoria County 63 currently…

US marks 200M COVID-19 shots shared with world

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. on Thursday donated its 200 millionth COVID-19 shot to help vaccinate the rest of the world, the White House announced. The Biden administration aims to lead a global vaccination campaign even as it rolls out boosters for domestic use, which critics say diverts doses from those who are in greater need around the world.

FDA OKs mixing COVID vaccines; backs Moderna, J&J boosters

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. regulators on Wednesday signed off on extending COVID-19 boosters to Americans who got the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine and said anyone eligible for an extra dose can get a brand different from the one they received initially.

Four new cases of COVID-19 reported in Victoria County Wednesday

Local hospital occupancy rate sits at 10% as of Wednesday

VICTORIA, Texas – The Victoria County Public Health Department (VCPHD) reports four new cases of COVID-19 Wednesday evening. View the VCPHD dashboard here. As of Wednesday evening, there are: Four new, confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Victoria County 65 currently…

What COVID Test Is Required for Travel?

So you’re looking to get back into traveling — but things have changed since the last time you hopped on a plane. From new testing requirements to quarantine concerns, the…