Andrea Garcia discusses FDA/CDC recommendations on boosters | COVID-19 Update for Oct. 20, 2021
November 2, 2021 3:47 pm
AMA CXO Todd Unger reviews COVID-19 vaccine numbers and trending topics related to the pandemic over the past week with AMA Director of Science, Medicine and Public Health Andrea Garcia. Also covering booster shots (including FDA and CDC recommendations), COVID case spikes related to dropping temperatures, and a reminder to get your annual flu shot. 0:00 AMA COVID-19 Update for October 20, 2021 0:37 Big picture overview of boosters for Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and the Johnson & Johnson vaccines 1:59 What are the next steps regarding FDA decision on Moderna and J&J, as well as CDC’s advisory panel, ACIP meeting soon? 2:45 What did the FDA panel vote/recommend for the Moderna booster specifically? 3:51 Share specifics for the FDA panel recommendations for J&J vaccine 4:30 What about “mix and match” vaccine boosters? 6:57 How many people are vaccinated against COVID-19 in the U.S.? 7:37 Share COVID-19 stats for American law enforcement officers in relation to vaccine mandates 9:01 How has the shift to colder weather affected the country’s northernmost states? 9:47 Have we seen this colder temperatures case-spike pattern before? 10:22 Clarifying vaccine effectiveness, especially in wake of Colin Powell’s recent passing 11:42 Reminder to get your flu shot Stay up to date on the latest information about the pandemic: https://ama-assn.org/covid-19-resources. Visit the COVID-19 Daily Video Updates page for more videos in this series: https://ama-assn.org/covid-19-videos.