Biotech company Moderna announced Tuesday that its coronavirus vaccine was shown to be both reliable and effective in guarding against COVID-19 in children as young as 12 years of age.
This is a big deal:
Although children are far less likely than adults to become seriously ill due to COVID-19, they account for about 14% of all coronavirus cases in the United States. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, at least 316 children have died in the United States alone, per the AP.
Moderna's CEO Stéphane Bancel said via a press release that the biotech firm "will submit these results to the U.S. FDA and regulators globally in early June and request authorization. We remain committed to doing our part to help end the COVID-19 pandemic."
The clinical trial:
The vaccine is 93% effective, commencing 14 days after the first dose and 100% after the second dose.
The Phase 3 trial, known as the TeenCOVE study, enrolled more than 3,700 participants ages 12 to less than 18 years in the U.S.
Suzie Price wrote in her newsletter that she intends on running for a third term on the Long Beach City Council.
Why it matters:
In 2018, Councilmember Price announced on her Facebook page that she would vote against Measure BBB, a local ordinance that extended term limits from two to three terms, per the LB4D Blog.
But wait, there's more:
Councilmember Price also wrote that it would be her third and final term on the Council if she wins.
Price will run for a third term alongside Councilman Rex Richardson of the Ninth District and First District Councilmember Maria Zendejas.
It is unknown if Councilmembers Stacy Mungo, Roberto Uranga, and Mayor Robert Garcia will seek another term.
Price told the Press-Telegram that she had a "talk with my team, and there are some priority projects still in the queue that we need to get done."
The Long Beach Police Department announced the apprehension of a man accused of stabbing his 60-year-old roommate to death.
Officers were dispatched to the 2100 block of Williams Street in West Long Beach after receiving a call regarding "a stabbing between roommates."
The arriving officers found a man suffering from multiple stab wounds and rendered medical attention until Long Beach Fire arrived, but the victim would later die at the scene.
Police say a fight broke out between the victim and his roommate inside their home that intensified into a stabbing.
51-year-old Long Beach resident Eric Doore was taken into custody and charged with one count of murder. Doore is currently at the Long Beach City Jail, held on a $2,000,000 bail.