Open Thread | Latest COVID Updates

Latest vaccine news:

New vaccines this fall could curb covid variant, respiratory viruses
By Fenit Nirappil and Lena H. Sun
August 17, 2023 at 6:00 a.m. EDT

Health officials are unveiling a new arsenal of vaccines to protect vulnerable Americans and exhausted health-care workers from an expected wave of covid, flu and RSV as the fall respiratory virus season begins.

An updated covid booster should be available by late September. Flu shots are arriving at doctors’ offices. And for the first time, infants and seniors could be immunized against respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), a persistent foe that public health officials had few ways to prevent.

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17 Responses to Open Thread | Latest COVID Updates

  1. rikyrah says:

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  2. rikyrah says:

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  3. rikyrah says:

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  4. rikyrah says:


    Shipwreckedcrew (@shipwreckedcrew) tweeted at 2:33 PM on Thu, Aug 31, 2023:
    The J6 Legal Defense Fund just received the largest single donation ever — anonymous.


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  5. rikyrah says:

    The Associated Press (@AP) tweeted at 0:01 PM on Fri, Sep 01, 2023:
    Pennsylvania was the first state to distribute federal and state tax dollars to anti-abortion counseling centers. Nearly 30 years later, a new governor plans to end the program.

  6. rikyrah says:

    Sarah Longwell (@SarahLongwell25) tweeted at 6:32 AM on Fri, Sep 01, 2023:
    Gotta get married at least three times to get GOP donors comfortable.

    “Tim Scott isn’t married — and that makes GOP donors wary”

  7. rikyrah says:

    Robert Maguire (@RobertMaguire_) tweeted at 7:39 AM on Fri, Sep 01, 2023:
    Trump judge doubles down on his order commanding Southwest lawyers to get “religious-liberty training” from an organization that’s deemed a hate group by the SPLC

  8. rikyrah says:

    Doug Jones (@DougJones) tweeted at 7:45 AM on Fri, Sep 01, 2023:
    Well, well. Looks like the welfare corruption in MS might just be a Reeves family affair. Please folks: #SaveMississippi

    Gov. Tate Reeves’ brother used backchannel to state auditor to help clean up Brett Favre welfare mess – Mississippi Today

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    philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) tweeted at 9:37 AM on Fri, Sep 01, 2023:
    North Carolina Republicans are trying to remove the only Black woman on the state’s Supreme Court after she spoke out about racial bias in her courtroom

  10. rikyrah says:

    David Corn (@DavidCornDC) tweeted at 9:18 AM on Fri, Sep 01, 2023:
    There’s a new Rudy Giuliani scandal. An FBI whistleblower says Giuliani, when he was digging for dirt on Biden for Trump, was co-opted by Russian intelligence. He claims his investigation of Giuliani’s activities was blocked by higher-ups. Check this out.

  11. rikyrah says:


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    CNN (@CNN) tweeted at 0:00 PM on Fri, Sep 01, 2023:
    Former President Donald Trump’s co-defendants in the Georgia election subversion case are struggling to keep up with mounting legal bills. Some are crowdfunding online.

  12. rikyrah says:

    Katie Phang (@KatiePhang) tweeted at 0:46 PM on Fri, Sep 01, 2023:
    JUST IN: Kenneth Chesebro filing his Motion to Sever his trial from that of Sidney Powell. He’s disavowing any connection with Powell.

  13. rikyrah says:

    Holly Bullard (@HollyBullardFL) tweeted at 11:48 AM on Fri, Sep 01, 2023:
    “Gov. Ron DeSantis might have an epic war with Disney World, but admission to any Florida theme park is among the expenses that parents can get reimbursed through the state’s school voucher program.”

  14. rikyrah says:

    Jordan Fischer (@JordanOnRecord) tweeted at 11:59 AM on Fri, Sep 01, 2023:
    JUST NOW: After saying he’d accepted responsibility and sobbing for mercy in front of Judge Kelly — and receiving a 10-year downward variance — a smiling Dominic Pezzola raised his fist and shouted “Trump won!” as he was led out of the courtroom.

  15. rikyrah says:

    US Department of the Interior (@Interior) tweeted at 9:53 AM on Fri, Sep 01, 2023:
    A free lifetime pass to our public lands is available for veterans of the U.S. Armed Services and Gold Star Families, and a free annual Military Pass is available for current U.S. military members and their dependents.

    Photo by Stewart Brackett

  16. rikyrah says:

    Joyce Alene (@JoyceWhiteVance) tweeted at 8:50 PM on Thu, Aug 31, 2023:
    The Fulton County investigative grand jury’s report is set for a Sept 8 release. This will include previously redacted portions & may reveal whether there were additional targets grand jurors recommended indictment for, among other details.

  17. rikyrah says:

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