School children wearing facemasks walk outside Condit Elementary School in outside Houston, Texas. Photo: François Picard/AFP via Getty Images On Monday, every adult became eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine. So when will children be able to get their shots? While children under 16 have not been approved to receive any of the currently available shots, clinical trials to get shots in little arms are underway. Delivering the vaccine to children will be necessary to tame the virus, experts say, and could remove uncertainty around when students will fully return to in-person learning as they already prepare for the upcoming fall 2021 school year. Here’s what we know so far about the vaccine and children. Drug companies have launched critical trials for younger children and their results are expected to be released to the public by the summer . Both Pfizer and Moderna are testing their two-dose vaccines in children as young as 6 months old. (Clinical trials in children require … [Read more...] about Shots in Little Arms: When Can Kids Get the Vaccine?
Exxon Mobil pitched a $100 billion public-private carbon storage project on Monday that would take certain emissions from U.S. plants and bury them under the Gulf of Mexico. The project would need “ $100 billion or more” from private companies and from local, state, and federal governments, President of Exxon’s Low Carbon Solutions Joe Blommaert said, Reuters reported . The plan would be implemented near the Houston Ship Channel and capture CO2 from the 50 largest industrial emitters, Guy Powell, vice president of Low Carbon Solutions, said. ADVERTISEMENT The CO2 would be taken to offshore reservoirs and buried 6,000 feet below the seafloor. “We could create an economy of scale where we can reduce the cost of the carbon dioxide mitigation, create jobs and reduce the emissions,” Blommaert said. Carbon capture technology aims to take CO2 that is emitted when fossil fuels are burned, but the technology is still developing and some are skeptical that this … [Read more...] about Exxon pitches $100B carbon storage project
close Video Fox News Flash top headlines for April 20 Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. Research is underway to develop a twice-per-year vaccine that may help people overcome opioid addiction. The vaccine, which is being funded in part by a $25 million grant from the National Institutes of Health Helping to End Addiction Long-term Initiative (HEAL), targets fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid estimated to be 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine. "This could be a game changer for addiction," Therese Kosten, professor of psychology at the University of Houston, said, according to a news release posted on EurekAlert.org. By blocking the drugs from the brain, the vaccine would reduce the respiratory depression brought on by opioids when they reach the brain. (iStock) Fentanyl was named the deadliest drug in America by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in recent … [Read more...] about Opioid vaccine in the works, could be ‘game changer for addiction,’ researcher says
( CBSNewYork ) — It’s still way too soon to make any projections based on early-season performances. There’s a lot of baseball yet to be played, and teams are still rounding into form. But if the season to date is any indication, the American League-favorite New York Yankees have some serious work to do. The Oakland A’s, however, have figured out how to win. The Yankees have stumbled to an AL-worst 5-10 record so far, while the A’s are one of the hottest team in baseball. This week’s Baseball Report looks at the Yankees’ horrific start, the A’s’ eight-game winning streak (after a horrific start of their own) and Marcus Stroman’s beautiful behind-the-back play on a sharp grounder back to the mound. READ MORE: Rask, Bruins Blank Sabres 2-0 For 5th Consecutive Victory Yankees Not Looking Like Projected Contender The Tampa Bay Rays swept the Yankees at home in a three-game weekend series that extended their losing streak to five games and dropped their early-season record to … [Read more...] about Baseball Report: Yankees Not Looking Like Much Of A Contender
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Crowds nationwide reacted with jubilation Tuesday but also with deep awareness of the progress left to be made after a jury convicted former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin of murder in the killing of George Floyd. Loud cheering erupted from Floyd’s family members watching in an adjacent courthouse room as the judge read the verdict to a city and nation on edge. At the Minneapolis intersection where the Black man died on May 25, a vigil gave way to celebration as crowds began to course down the streets. People hung out of their cars, honked and waved signs as images of Chauvin being handcuffed and taken into custody played on millions of TVs and phones across the United States. READ MORE: 'The First Step Towards Justice': Officials In Minnesota React To Guilty Verdict In Derek Chauvin Trial “It means so much to me,” said Venisha Johnson, a Black woman who cried at a gathering in what’s been dubbed George Floyd Square as the verdict was read. “I’ve … [Read more...] about ‘It’s A Blessed Moment’: Crowds React With Joy Over Verdict In Floyd’s Death