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Moderna vaccine ‘strongly protects’ teens from COVID



Moderna vaccine 'strongly protects' children from COVID

Pharmaceutical company Moderna says its COVID-19 vaccine strongly protects children as young as 12

Moderna says its COVID-19 vaccine ‘strongly protects’ teens aged between 12 and 17.

The company studied the effects of their vaccine on more than 3,700 12- to 17-year-olds.

Preliminary findings showed the vaccine triggered the same immune response in kids and teens as it does in adults. This includes temporary side effects such as sore arms, headache, and fatigue.

Moderna also said the vaccine appeared 93 percent effective two weeks after the first dose in teens.

At least 316 children have died in the US alone, according to a tally by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Child receiving a COVID test

The new data could speed up the global rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine

Earlier this month, the US and Canada authorized the Pfizer for children aged older than 12.

Moderna aims to be next in line, saying it will submit the new data to the US Food and Drug Administration early next month.

Both Pfizer and Moderna have also begun testing their vaccines in younger children and babies.

This comes after US Preisident Joe Biden said “America will never be fully safe” from COVID

The Biden administration announced that the country will share an additional 20 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines with the world by the end of June.

It follows the White House previously allocating 60 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine.

The vaccines will be a combination of Moderna, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson

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NASA astronauts phone home, confident Boeing’s Starliner will return to Earth safely



Stranded NASA astronauts express confidence in Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft, assuring its capability to safely transport them back to Earth from the International Space Station.

The astronauts, over a video call to NASA, highlighted Starliner’s enhanced safety features and testing protocols as reassuring factors for their safe return.

“I have a real good feeling in my heart that this spacecraft will bring us home, no problem…”, said Sunita “Suni” Williams, one of the stranded NASA astronauts.

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Franchising vs. Independent: key differences to choosing the right SMB model



With latest Australian Federal budget, many SMB’s are weighing their options when selecting a suitable business model.

Franchising provides brand recognition, operational support, and economies of scale but involves ongoing fees.

Independent businesses offer full control and profit retention but face higher costs and regulatory challenges.

For risk and reward, the franchising model reduces risk through established practices and support but involves ongoing fees and profit-sharing with the franchisor.

On the alternative, independent businesses retain full control of profits but face higher risks and responsibilities in managing the business.

Sonia Shwabsky, CEO at Kwik Kopy Australia, joins to share her key insights on SMB’s. #featured

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Boeing face delivery delays following guilty criminal charge plea



Boeing’s deliveries are down after months of controversy, is it because they can’t make the planes, or because airlines right now don’t want them?

Boeing has agreed to plead guilty to a charge of conspiracy to defraud the United States in connection with the investigation into two fatal crashes involving its 737 MAX aircraft.

Boeing reported a significant 27% decrease in deliveries for June compared to the same month last year, possibly attributing the decrease to the companies ongoing controversies.

Aviation expert Geoffrey Thomas joins to discuss. #featured

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