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And so, another working week will soon draw to a close. Not a moment too soon, yes? This is, you may recall, our treasured signal to daydream about weekend plans. Our agenda is rather modest. We plan to promenade with the official mascot, manicure the official Pharmalot grounds, and catch up on our reading. And what about you? The summer season is nigh, so time to plan a getaway. Toward that end, you may want to stock up on sundry items before prices rise still further. You could also find ways to enjoy the great outdoors or simply plan the rest of your life. Well, whatever you do, have a grand time. But be safe. And remember to say hi to dad, wherever he may be. Enjoy, and see you soon. …

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized two Covid-19 vaccines for children as young as 6 months of age, opening the door for vaccinating millions of the youngest American children, STAT reports. The agency authorized the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for children aged 6 months to 4 years of age, and the Moderna shot for those aged 6 months to 17 years old. The shots could be rolled out for the under-5 age groups as early as next week, according to the White House. But the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention first needs to make its recommendation on use of the shots. A CDC advisory panel is scheduled to meet on Friday and Saturday.

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