COVID-19 Bulletin (10/27/21) – D Magazine


Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins reported 554 new cases of COVID-19 and 12 deaths on Tuesday.

Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson tests positive for COVID-19, WFAA Reports. Mayor Johnson tweeted Tuesday afternoon that he was fully vaccinated and had mild symptoms. He mentions that his wife, Nikki Johnson, is also fully vaccinated and has tested negative. Mayor Eric Johnson pleaded for booster shots in a tweet Tuesday afternoon. “Please # Get vaccinated if you haven’t already and get a booster shot when you are eligible. Revolutionary cases like mine can happen, but they are less serious if you have been vaccinated.

An FDA panel reviews Pfizer’s children’s vaccine, FOX 4 Reports. This panel is set up to discuss, analyze data and vote on whether the use of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 for children aged 5 to 11 should be recommended. The decision of the FDA’s Vaccines and Related Biologics Advisory Committee on the recommendation will influence the FDA agency’s decision on the recommendation.

Texas Department Of State Health Services establishes immunization plan for children, CBS DFW Reports. Texas DSHS updated vaccination plan includes 1.3 million pre-ordered vaccine doses to be delivered in three waves. Texas plans to receive 404,100 doses with the first wave of shipments, which is expected to ship within days of emergency use approval. More than 303,000 doses are expected for the second and third waves of shipments. Administration of the COVID vaccine can only begin after the recommendation has been approved by the CDC director.

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