The highly unusual move by the head of the CDC capped off weeks off tense debates in the US over who should qualify for COVID-19 booster shots.
In a review published on Monday, the experts said the evidence does not show that boosters are needed for the general population.
The approval will likely spur vaccination mandates at schools, hospitals, and businesses across the country.
US health officials announced that most Americans should get a booster shot eight months after vaccination, as the Delta variant spreads rapidly across the US.
“We have a legislature filled with people who are not scientists and not healthcare providers who have their own crazy ideas about vaccines," Michelle Fiscus, Tennessee's top vaccine official until she was fired on Monday, told BuzzFeed News.
The famous astronomer resigned from the University of California, Berkeley, in 2015 after a sexual harassment investigation made public by BuzzFeed News.
“We have so much to look forward to,” CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said on Monday. “But right now I’m scared.”
Sixty-five days into his first term — as 1,000 people a day continue to die of COVID-19 in the US — reporters asked Biden whether he was going to run for reelection.
The drug company announced positive trial results on Monday suggesting the vaccine was highly effective in preventing symptomatic COVID-19 in all age groups. Less than a day later, US health officials questioned the results, which still have not been released in full.
No one believed Tchiya Amet when she said Tyson had raped her in the 1980s. Now, three other women tell BuzzFeed News that he harassed them, including one who’s sharing her story publicly for the first time.
Experts question the “gender tests” — examining genitals, chromosomes, and testosterone levels — required of some of the world's best female athletes.
Is kratom the answer to the opioid crisis — or the start of a new one?
Rudy Giuliani claims the Moscow tower was barely more than a notion. “There were no drafts. Nothing in the file.” Documents obtained by BuzzFeed News tell a different story.
L'application de rencontre gay a permis aux utilisateurs d'indiquer s'ils étaient ou non séropositifs, avant d'annoncer qu'elle arrêterait de partager cette donnée. L'association AIDES appelle au boycott de l'application.
Christian Ott, a young astrophysics professor at Caltech, engaged in “discriminatory and harassing” behavior toward two female graduate students, a university investigation has found.
But some doctors and bioethicists argue that calling intersex surgeries "torture" could end up doing more harm than good for kids born with ambiguous genitalia.
Colleagues looking the other way, dysfunctional sexual harassment policies, and a “culture of quiet” in science enabled Geoff Marcy’s harassment to go on for so long.
A data analysis conducted by an outside research firm, and independently verified by BuzzFeed News, shows that a popular gay dating app is sharing its users’ HIV status with two other companies. (Update: Late on Monday Grindr said it would stop sharing this information.)
The decision came after Finnish astronomers circulated an open letter. "Harassment or discrimination threaten our community and our way of working together. They have no place here," it said.