Kim Jong Un carries coffin at N. Korean military officer's funeral

A maskless Kim Jong Un was one of the pallbearers at the state funeral for a top military officer, North Korean state media reported Monday, days after Pyongyang claimed the country's Covid-19 outbreak was now under control. Kim on Sunday attended the funeral of Hyon Chol Hae, a Korean People's Army marshal who reportedly mentored the North Korean leader to take over from his father Kim Jong Il. The official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) released photos of Kim, not wearing a face mask, hoisting up Hyon's casket along with other regime officials, who were masked.
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U.S. households felt financially flush going into 2022, Fed says

May 23 (Reuters) - U.S. households reported their highest level of financial well-being since tracking began almost a decade ago and the gains late last year were felt across all racial and ethnic groups, a Federal Reserve report released on Monday showed, a sign of both the benefits and risks of the central bank's aim to vanquish inflation.
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Berkeley Unified must mask up again with rising COVID cases

BERKELEY, Calif. - Berkeley Unified School District will require students and staff to wear a mask again starting Monday morning. Dr. John Swartzberg, a professor emeritus at UC Berkeley School of Public Health, said a variant of omicron is the main reason COVID cases have continued to rise. He says...
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Pfizer-BioNTech says COVID-19 vaccine 80% effective in children under 5

The COVID-19 vaccine-maker Pfizer-BioNTech said Monday that its three-dose vaccine was about 80% effective in preventing symptomatic infection in children under 5, meaning shots for the youngest population could come within weeks. The companies jointly announced that the vaccine elicited a robust immune response and was deemed safe in a...

Pfizer covid shot 80% effective in young kids, early data shows

Pfizer and its German partner, BioNTech, said Monday that an early analysis showed their three-dose coronavirus vaccine regimen triggered a strong immune response in young children, proving 80% effective at preventing symptomatic infections in children 6 months to 4 years old. The results, along with other recent developments, signal that...

CA Health Officials Issue Joint Statement Supporting COVID-19 Boosters for Kids Ages 5 to 11

In a joint statement on Friday May 20, California Health and Human Services Agency Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly, and Director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and State Public Health Officer Dr. Tomás J. Aragón, issued a joint statement supporting the CDC recommendation authorizing the use of a single booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines for children ages 5 to 11 years at least 5 months after completing their primary series.