COVID News: CDC extends cruise ship health rules until mid-January

NEW YORK (WABC) — Federal health officials extended for nearly three more months its rules that cruise ships must follow to sail during the pandemic. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the extension makes only “minor modifications” to rules already in effect. The agency said that after Jan. 15, it plans to … Read more

COVID News: Vaccines for children could be available in weeks, Fauci says

NEW YORK (WABC) — Dr. Anthony Fauci predicts that vaccines for children between 5 and 11 could become available within the first two weeks of November. An FDA advisory panel meets this week to review Pfizer’s data on vaccines for young children. Initial indications from Pfizer’s trial data shows at one third of the adult … Read more

COVID News: Benefits of vaccine outweigh risks for kids, FDA says

NEW YORK (WABC) — The FDA says the benefits outweigh the risks when it comes to giving Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to children. The agency posted a new assessment for kids ages five to 11 Friday night. It notes a theoretical risk of heart inflammation for vaccinated children but says the danger of COVID-19 is greater. … Read more