Texas Gov. Greg Abbott won his bid to toss a lawsuit over the state’s contact tracing system because the challengers failed to allege he had the power to enforce it, according to a federal district court opinion.
Moderna Inc. said it would expand an ongoing trial of its coronavirus vaccine in children under 12 years old to gather more safety data amid worries that messenger RNA shots may trigger rare heart side effects.
African nations should build capacity to produce vaccines on the continent and work with pharmaceutical companies to ensure that the raw materials needed to produce the inoculations are available, according to World Trade Organization Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said the U.S. Department of Justice’s decision to drop an investigation into whether he mishandled Covid-19 outbreaks in nursing homes vindicated his administration and that he is “eager” for the results of other probes into his alleged misconduct.