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COVID-19 Bulletin (09/22/21)

Pfizer vaccine on the way for children, more masking legal battles, and Johnson and Johnson's booster is 94 percent effective.

Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins reported a three-day total of 3,320 new cases and 17 deaths on Tuesday.

Texas Expert Says Pfizer Vaccine Should Be Available To Kids Soon, KERA reports. Dr. Peter Hotez with Houston’s Baylor College of Medicine says Pfizer is seeking FDA emergency authorization for children ages five to 11. The release can be expected around October for emergency use.

Mask Mandates Are Creating Legal Battles in Texas, Texas Tribune reports. Texas Governor Greg Abbott is in several legal battles with cities, counties, and school districts over mask requirements in public schools. Click here to for the Texas Tribunes breakdown of the participants and arguments.

Johnson & Johnson Says Booster Shot is 94% Effective, KERA reports. The one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine is 66% protective against moderate and severe disease overall worldwide. A booster shot six months after the first dose provided a 12-fold increase in antibodies.


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