Health Highlights: April 28, 2022

Climate change will make pandemics like COVID-19 more likely. As the planet grows hotter, different animal species will migrate to new areas and interact with other unfamiliar creatures at an increasing rate. That could foster the emergence of new, potentially dangerous viral illnesses, scientists warn. Read more

Moderna asks FDA to authorize its COVID vaccine for kids under 6. The company is the first to make such a move, and said it would finish submitting data to regulators by May 9. Read more

COVID deaths cluster in poorly vaccinated communities. The study adds weight to the notion that widespread immunization is keep to minimizing unnecessary tragedies tied to the spread of SARS-CoV-2.Read more

Europe says emergency phase of the pandemic is over. With restrictions on daily lift easing, European Union officials say the continent is now shifting its focus to vaccination, pandemic surveillance and testing in preparation for a possible new pandemic wave in the fall. Read more

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