Two-minute Tuesday – June 14th

Soon, children five and under may be able to get vaccinated for COVID-19.

It’s Tuesday, and we’re coming in hot with the latest.

While summer is here and we’re feeling the sunshine, we’ve got a lot to prepare for this autumn and winter. That’s right: surge season. It’s all fun and games until case numbers spike nationwide.

In the meantime, though, there’s plenty to celebrate this summer, including the most exciting news of the year for those who love to travel.

Soon, travelers entering the US from abroad will no longer need to provide travel documentation showing negative COVID-19 test results. This adjustment went into effect this week, just in time for summer vacation.

A long time coming? We’ll admit that we’re biased—only time will tell how this peel-back measure pans out in a practical sense. The CDC does still recommend testing both before and after travel, despite the fact that it’s no longer mandatory. Our advice is to do so and adhere to the rest of their policy concerning COVID-positive travelers: if you’re sick, wait it out.

A few more stories to check out:

  • According to the FDA, the Pfizer vaccine has been proven safe and effective for children under five years of age
  • Economic trouble in China has many experts concerned for the future—low demand, in particular, has oil prices through the floor
  • New Omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5 continue to dominate, with case reports doubling over the last week

It’s been a big weekend. We’re looking forward to the rest of what summer has to offer, and we’d like to wish you and your community a great summer break.

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