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FDA panel member offers closer look at Pfizer vaccine for kids

Pfizer and BioNTech said Monday that their coronavirus vaccine, already authorized for those 12 and older, has been shown to be safe and effective in young children ages 5 to 11, which potentially provides a pathway toward inoculating the vast majority of U.S. schoolchildren against COVID-19. Ofer Levy, professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School… Read More »

Delta shouldn’t stop kids from returning to class, expert says

With the delta variant surging in the United States just as the school year begins, parents are wondering — and worried — about the threat to children. To address their fears, Marc Lipsitch, an epidemiologist and director of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics, answered questions from journalist… Read More »

Shock loophole could let kids buy booze

The state government has slammed claims that a proposed new law could allow underage drinkers to buy alcohol online without needing to prove their age. The South Australian government has slammed claims that a “loophole” in a proposed law would allow minors to buy alcohol online without needing to prove they are of legal age.… Read More »

Suicidal crises, mental fatigue: Kids grapple with reentry

After two suicidal crises during pandemic isolation, 16-year-old Zach Sampson feels stronger but worries his social skills have gone stale. Amara Bhatia has overcome her pandemic depression but the teen feels worn down, in a state of “neutralness.” Virginia Shipp is adjusting but says returning to normal “is kind of unnormal for me.’’ After relentless… Read More »