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Officials call it the ‘wrong decision’ to delay confronting the Uvalde school shooter

Col. Steven McCraw of the Texas Department of Public Safety said Friday that the incident commander believed responders were dealing with a barricaded subject rather than an active shooter.
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Most Americans have been infected with the COVID-19 virus, the CDC reports

So many people caught the omicron variant over the winter that almost 60% of everyone in the U.S. — including most children — now have antibodies to the virus in their blood, the CDC said Tuesday.
A boy gets a shot from a woman in a mask.

CDC recommends Pfizer’s COVID vaccine for children ages 5 through 11

Kids ages 5 to 11 will soon be able to get Pfizer's low-dose COVID vaccine. CDC director Rochelle Walensky agreed with a unanimous decision of a team of advisers that the benefits outweigh the risks.
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FDA authorizes use of Pfizer’s COVID vaccine for 5- to 11-year-olds

The next step in the process before the vaccine can be released to pediatricians, pharmacies and other distribution points will be a meeting of an advisory panel to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention next Tuesday.
A woman wearing a face shield gives a shot to a young boy.

FDA advisory panel recommends Pfizer vaccine for kids ages 5 to 11

After some debate, a group of scientists advising the FDA concluded that the vaccine's benefits outweigh its risks for young children.