Coronavirus Vaccine Updates: UK wants to administer 3rd doses by fall to people over 50

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Thursday, May 6, 2021
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NEW YORK (WABC) -- The UK is preparing to administer third vaccine doses to some of its residents.

Everyone over the age of 50 will be offered a third vaccine in the fall in hopes of stopping the spread entirely by the holidays.

Right now trials are underway for two potential third dose options.

One specifically targets new variants. The other is a third shot of one of the current vaccines.

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Paterson Public Schools approve first reopening dates

Paterson Board of Education Commissioners voted Wednesday night to have teachers return to school buildings on Tuesday, June 1st. Teachers will work Monday through Thursday in-person and work remotely on Fridays.

Self-contained special education students in grades pre-K through 12 and students in English Language Learners (ELL) newcomers programs at Public School No. 15 and the New Roberto Clemente School will be able to return to school buildings the following week on Tuesday, June 8th. This will allow teachers a week to prepare and get comfortable with the new normal. Students will attend school on a hybrid schedule, and attend classes remotely on Fridays.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the New York Yankees and Mets are reopening stadiums May 19 with different capacity rules for vaccinated and unvaccinated sections.

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'Horrible' weeks ahead as India's COVID catastrophe worsens

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Some 52% of parents said they are likely to get their children vaccinated against Covid-19 when a vaccine becomes available for their age group, according to a poll conducted during the first week of April. That still leaves many parents unsure of what to do, vulnerable to misinformation campaigns on vaccine safety that have spread on social media.

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The ruling from Judge Dabney Friedrich says the Public Health Service Act does not give CDC the legal authority to impose the moratorium, which was first issued last year.

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The president went to Taqueria Las Gemelas in Washington on Wednesday and ordered lunch. The restaurant, owned in part by Mexican immigrants, was a beneficiary of a pilot version of the restaurant relief program. It went from 55 employees to seven during the pandemic, though it was able to rehire some workers through the Paycheck Protection Program that predates the Biden administration.

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