Texas school shooting: Police ‘wrong’ for waiting to storm gunman as students pleaded for help

UVALDE, Texas, May 27 (Reuters) – Frantic children called 911 at least half a dozen times from the Texas classrooms where a massacre was unfolding, pleading for police to intervene, as some 20 officers waited in the hallway nearly an hour before entering and killing the gunman, authorities said on Friday. At least two children … Read more

Police face questions about their response to Texas school massacre

UVALDE, Texas, May 26 (Reuters) – The gunman in the Texas school massacre barged unchallenged through an unlocked door, then killed 19 children and two teachers while holed up in their classroom for an hour before a tactical team stormed in and killed him, police said on Thursday. The latest official details from the Texas … Read more

As hunger spreads in Somalia, babies start to die

Somalia suffers worst drought in decades, millions need aid Crops shrivel and livestock die on patched scrubland With Ukraine taking attention, aid and money slow to come DOLLOW, Somalia, May 25 (Reuters) – Hacked-off thorn branches encircle two mounds of earth heaped over the tiny bodies of Halima Hassan Abdullahi’s twin granddaughters. Babies Ebla and … Read more

Germany’s vaccine panel says one COVID shot enough for children

Eleven-year-old Chiara receives a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for children against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) during a vaccination event for children at the Lanxess Arena in Cologne, Germany, December 18, 2021. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register FRANKFURT, May 24 (Reuters) – Germany’s vaccine advisory panel on Tuesday said … Read more

WHO says no evidence monkeypox virus has mutated

May 23 (Reuters) – The World Health Organization does not have evidence that the monkeypox virus has mutated, a senior executive at the UN agency said on Monday, noting the infectious disease that has been endemic in west and central Africa has tended not to change . Rosamund Lewis, head of the smallpox secretariat that … Read more

US FDA sets June meeting dates for Moderna, Pfizer small children COVID-19 vaccines

Vials with Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine labels are seen in this illustration picture taken March 19, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, May 23 (Reuters) – The US Food and Drug Administration set June 14-15 as the new meeting date to review Moderna Inc’s emergency … Read more

Biden invokes Defense Production Act to increase infant formula supply

WASHINGTON, May 18 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden took steps on Wednesday to address the shortage of infant formula in the United States, invoking the Defense Production Act to help manufacturers obtain the ingredients needed to ramp up supply, the White House said. Biden also directed US agencies to use Defense Department commercial aircraft to … Read more

When Africans asked for COVID shots, they didn’t get them. Now they don’t want them

Demand for COVID shots drops in Africa as supply rises Countries turn to mobile campaigns to boost uptake Africa, average age 20, has fared better in pandemic Experts warn new variants could emerge on continent DAKAR/ACCRA, May 18 (Reuters) – It’s noisy inside the Mamprobi clinic in Accra as kids clamber over their mothers while … Read more

Coronavirus may be linked to cases of severe hepatitis in children

A firefighter from the Marins-Pompiers of Marseille (Marseille Naval Fire Battalion) administers a nasal swab to a child at a testing site for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Marseille, France, September 17, 2020. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register May 16 (Reuters) – The following is a summary of some recent … Read more

Blood marker identified for babies at risk of SIDS hailed as ‘breakthrough’

A newborn baby holds on a nurse’s finger at the maternity ward of the children hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan October 24, 2021. REUTERS/Jorge Silva/ Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NEW YORK, May 13 (Reuters) – A team of Australian researchers have identified a biochemical marker in the blood that could help … Read more