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U.S. gives final clearance to COVID-19 shots for kids 5 to 11

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U.S. gives final clearance to COVID-19 shots for kids 5 to 11

U.S. health officials on Tuesday gave the final signoff to Pfizer’s kid-size COVID-19 shot, a major expansion of the nation’s vaccination campaign.

The Food and Drug Administration already authorized the shots for children ages 5 to 11 — doses just a third of the amount given to teens and adults. But the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends who should receive FDA-cleared vaccines.

The announcement by CDC director Dr. Rochelle Walensky came only hours after an advisory panel unanimously decided Pfizer’s shots should be opened to the 28 million youngsters in that age group.

Millions of shots made by Pfizer and its partner BioNTech have already been shipped to states, doctors’ offices and pharmacies, to be ready for CDC’s decision.

“Today is a monumental day in the course of this pandemic,” Walensky told the advisory panel as it began its deliberations earlier Tuesday.

She said while the risk of severe disease and death is lower in young children than adults, it is real — and that COVID-19 has had a profound social, mental health, and educational impact on youngsters, including widening disparities in learning.

“There are children in the second grade who have never experienced a normal school year,” Walensky said. “Pediatric vaccination has the power to help us change all of that.”

The American Academy of Pediatrics welcomed the vote as its members get ready to start the first injections into little arms as soon as they’re given the final OK. The 5- to 11-year-olds will receive two shots, three weeks apart, the same schedule as everyone else — but using a smaller needle.

“Sharing this life-saving vaccine with our children is a huge step forward and provides us all with more confidence and optimism about the future,” said Dr. Lee Savio Beers, academy president.

Many parents have clamored for vaccine protection for youngsters so they can resume normal childhood activities without risking their own health — or fear bringing the virus home to a more vulnerable family member. But CDC’s advisers said they recognize many parents also have questions and may be fearful of the vaccine because of rampant misinformation.

The panelists said they want parents to ask their pediatrician about the shots — and to understand that they’re far better than gambling that their child will escape a serious coronavirus infection. As for safety, more than 106 million Americans have safely gotten two doses of Pfizer’s full-strength shots — including more than 7 million 12- to 15-year-olds.

“I have vaccinated my kids,” said CDC adviser Dr. Helen Keipp Talbot of Vanderbilt University, saying she wouldn’t recommend something for other families unless she was comfortable with it for her own. “We have seen the devastation of this disease.”

In the U.S., there have been more than 8,300 hospitalizations of kids ages 5 to 11, about a third requiring intensive care, according to government data. The CDC has recorded at least 94 deaths in that age group, with additional reports under investigation.

And while the U.S. has seen a recent downturn in COVID-19 cases, experts are worried about another uptick with holiday travel and as winter sends more activity indoors where it’s easier for the coronavirus to spread.

Pfizer’s study of 2,268 youngsters found the kid-size vaccine is nearly 91% effective at preventing symptomatic COVID-19 — based on 16 diagnoses among kids given dummy shots compared to just three who got the real vaccination.

The FDA examined more children, a total of 3,100 who were vaccinated, in concluding the shots are safe. The younger children experienced similar or fewer reactions — such as sore arms, fever or achiness — than teens or young adults get after larger doses.

That study wasn’t large enough to detect any extremely rare side effects, such as the heart inflammation that occasionally occurs after the second full-strength dose, mostly in young men and teen boys. Regulators ultimately decided the benefits from vaccination outweigh the potential that younger kids getting a smaller dose also might experience that rare risk.

Some of CDC’s advisers said for some parents, deciding to get their children vaccinated may hinge on that small but scary risk.

“The risk of some sort of bad heart involvement is much higher if you get COVID than if you get this vaccine,” Dr. Matthew Oster, a pediatric cardiologist at Emory University, told the panel. “COVID is much riskier to the heart.”

Last week, FDA’s advisers struggled with whether every young child needed a vaccine. Youngsters hospitalized with COVID-19 are more likely to have high-risk conditions such as obesity or diabetes. But otherwise healthy children can get seriously ill, too, and the CDC’s advisers ultimately recommended the shots for all of them — even children who’ve already recovered from a bout of COVID-19.

CDC officials calculated that for every 500,000 youngsters vaccinated, between 18,000 and 58,000 COVID-19 cases — and between 80 and 226 hospitalizations — in that age group would be prevented, depending on the pandemic’s trajectory. And CDC officials noted that COVID-19 has caused more deaths in this age group than some other diseases, such as chickenpox, did before children were routinely vaccinated against them.

What about younger children? Pfizer is testing shots for babies and preschoolers and expects data around the end of the year. The similarly made Moderna vaccine also is being studied with young children. But the FDA still hasn’t cleared its use in teens, and the company is delaying its application for younger children pending that review.

A few countries have begun using other COVID-19 vaccines in children under 12, including China, which just began vaccinations for 3-year-olds. But many that use the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine are watching the U.S. decision, and European regulators just began considering the companies’ kid-size doses.

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10 Upcoming Hollywood Movies Releasing in June 2022 To Look Forward To

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Hollywood is still one of the world’s largest film distributors. These are the films to keep an eye on. Because it is dependent on censor certification and producers, this list is subject to change. Various upcoming Hollywood movies release dates may be postponed for a variety of reasons. It’s not without reason. It has been associated with the word amusement since our childhood. The sheer scale of a Hollywood movie, as well as the sets, visual effects, and action sequences, makes it well worth the ticket price. 

So, we’ve compiled a list of the ten latest and upcoming Hollywood movies in June 2022.

1. Hollywood Stargirl

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Stargirl Caraway’s journey out of Mica and into a larger world of music, dreams, and opportunities is portrayed in Hollywood Stargirl. The movie is a follow-up to the 2020 film Stargirl, which was based on Jerry Spinelli’s novel of the same name; it is not a sequel to the novel’s sequel Love, Stargirl. On June 3, 2022, the film will be available on Disney+ Hotstar. 

Release Date: June 3, 2022

Director: Julia Hart

Where to watch: Disney+ Hotstar

2. Hustle

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Hustle portrays Adam Sandler as a disillusioned basketball scout who discovers a hidden talent on the streets of Spain. This is an opportunity for him to return to the NBA, he believes. On June 8, 2022, Netflix will premiere the film. 

Release Date: June 8, 2022

Director: Jeremiah Zagar

Where to watch: Netflix

3. Interceptor

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An isolated missile interceptor station is attacked without warning. The station’s commander, an Army captain, must protect it with her years of military experience. On June 3, 2022, Netflix will stream the film.

Release Date: June 3, 2022

Director: Matthew Reilly

Where to watch: Netflix

4. Black Phone

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The plot follows a shy but bright 13-year-old boy who is held captive in his basement by a masked killer. The boy tries to flee with the help of one of the murderer’s previous victims, who communicates with him over a broken phone on the wall. On June 24, 2022, the film will be released in theatres.

Release Date: June 24, 2022

Director: Scott Derrickson

Where to watch: In Theatres

5. Lightyear

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Lightyear is a Toy Story spin-off. Lightyear depicts the narrative of young astronaut Buzz Lightyear, who is marooned on a hazardous planet with his commander and crew and must navigate through space and time to get home while also dealing with a threat to the universe’s survival. 

Following the completion of Finding Dory (2016), MacLane, a science fiction lover, approached Pixar with the notion of developing a feature about Buzz Lightyear. The animators intended to give the picture a “cinematic” and “chunky” aesthetic to imitate the sci-fi flicks that the filmmaker grew up watching. The film will be released in theatres on June 17, 2022.

Release Date: June 17, 2022

Director: Angus MacLane

Where to watch: In Theatres

6. Jurassic World: Dominion

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Jurassic World: Dominion is the sixth and (presumably) final film in the Jurassic Park franchise, starring Sam Neill, Laura Dern, and Jeff Goldblum, as well as Chris Pratt reprising his role as Owen Grady. Dinosaurs now live—and hunt—alongside people all throughout the world, four years after the devastation of Isla Nublar. 

This delicate balance will impact the future and determine whether humans will continue to be the apex predators in a world they now share with history’s most terrifying beasts in a New Era. If you want to feel a little nostalgic, acquire your tickets early because this one will sell out. The film will be released in theatres on June 10, 2022.

Release Date: June 10, 2022

Director: Colin Trevorrow

Where to watch: In Theatres

7. Elvis

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Elvis is likely to be the most anticipated film of June 2022. The film is based on the life of rock and roll legend Elvis Presley. Baz Luhrmann, who helmed The Great Gatsby and Romeo+Juliet, is the director. You’ll recognize the scale he works in if you’ve seen his past work. On June 24, 2022, the film will be released.

Release Date: June 24, 2022

Director: Baz Luhrmann

Where to watch: In Theatres

8. Blowback

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The hero of the movie, Nick, is set to score after organizing the ideal heist. His girl and the crew, however, have other intentions. They shoot Nick down, but he survives and, in a race for his life, seeks vengeance on one target at a time.

Release Date: June 17, 2022

Director: Tibor Takàcs

Where to watch: In Theatres

9. Brian and Charles

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‘Brian and Charles,’ starring David Earl, Chris Hayward, Louise Brealey, and Jamie Michie, will be released on June 17th, 2022. The film lasts roughly 1 hour and 30 minutes. Brian lives alone in a Welsh valley, constructing bizarre contraptions that rarely work, according to the plot. Brian gets an idea after discovering a discarded mannequin head. 

He creates Charles, an artificially intelligent robot who learns English from a dictionary and proves to be a pleasant, cheeky companion, after three days, a washing machine, and several spare components. Charles, on the other hand, quickly gains independence. Charles is fascinated by the outside world, or whatever is outside the cottage where Brian has concealed him.

Release Date: June 17, 2022

Director: Jim Archer

Where to watch: In Theatres

10. The Lad Goodbye

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The Lad Goodbye,’ starring Kirk Percival and Victor Dubyna, will be released on June 24th, 2022. The film lasts roughly 2 hours and 18 minutes. Lester Schmidt, a rogue, and his attractive roommate Bart Cockburn have arranged an all-out celebration for Lester’s last day in town. Lester is surprised when he wakes up.

Release Date: June 24, 2022

Director: Nolan O’Kane

Where to watch: In Theatres

Recommended Read: 10 Bollywood Movies Releasing In June 2022 To Look Forward To

And that’s only the beginning. We’ve compiled a list of all the upcoming Hollywood movies in June 2022 so you can stay on top of everything that’s coming our way in the coming months. Continue reading to start organizing your theatre excursions. Get your popcorn ready!

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Everything To Know About Sanvikaa, Pradhan Ji’s Daughter Rinky In ‘Panchayat’

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The long-awaited new season of Panchayat 2 was recently launched on Amazon Prime Video. Season 1 of the show was a huge success, Panchayat 2 has also become one of the best shows to watch after receiving positive reviews and accolades.

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The Season 2 trailer captured the attention and increase the anticipation for the show. Panchayat is a fan favorite because of its raw plot to which the audiences can relate easily.

The Panchayat cast includes some great actors like Jitendra Kumar, Raghubir Yadav, Neena Gupta, and Chandan Roy. The characters played by them are relatable and real. The character that got the most attention in Panchayat Season 2 is Pradhan ji’s daughter Rinky.

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Pradhan Ji often talks about Rinky throughout the first season, but her introduction is in the last shot of Season 1, where Abhishek and Rinky see each other at the water tank. Rinki has a significant role and screen presence in the second season and the character has been portrayed by the actress Sanvikaa.

If you have already watched the show, you know that Sanvikaa has done a great job at playing the simple and humble girl Rinki. She has a unique charm among all the characters of Phulera. The chemistry between Rinki and the protagonist Jitendra in this season is something you cannot miss.

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The girl next door character Rinky has won everyone’s heart. Her dutiful nature towards her parents and her innocence and simplicity has won everyone’s heart. She speaks less but manages to convey multiple emotions and Sanvikaa has performed the character extremely well.

Some noteworthy and cute scenes from Season 2 featuring Rinki and Abhishek are:

While Abhishek bashes the Malkapur guy, who would not stop bothering Rinky, and offers chai to her in the Panchayat Office. 

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The scene where Abhishek gets a cake for Rinky’s birthday.

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When Rinky texts Abhishek after the MLA disaster makes us ship the couple and root for them. 

Who is Sanvikaa?

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As disclosed to Dainik Bhaskar, Sanvikaa has a degree in engineering. She always wanted to pursue acting as she was passionate about it but after completing her engineering she was confused about her career goals. She didn’t want to give up on her passion, she had a friend in Mumbai who asked her to try her luck in acting by shifting to Mumbai for some time. She decided to do so and had to lie to her parents when she left for Mumbai. Sanvikaa told her parents that she is going to Bangalore for a 9 to 5 job as she was not allowed to leave the house otherwise.

Her parent’s reaction when they found out that she chose acting as her career

As told to Dainik Bhaskar, when Sanvikaa told her mother that she is an actor in Panchayat, her mother informed her father, and that is how her parents got to know that Sanvikaa stays in Mumbai and has started her acting career. She told that her father was very happy to know about it because she got the chance to work with eminent actors like Raghubir Yadav and Neena Gupta and her parents were fond of the actors.

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But she also said that her parents will be happier to see her in Panchayat Season 2 because she has more screen time than she had in season 1. Sanvikaa’s parents wanted to see more of her in the first season itself but she was there for a limited time. They will be very happy to see her perform in the second season.

The 5’6″ tall actress is happy to be part of the industry and has been enjoying her journey so far.

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Sanvikaa’s hobbies: Dancing and Travelling

Sanvikaa’s favorite actor: Madhuri Dixit is her favorite. She also likes the personality and acting skills of Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone. She also likes the way Katrina and Anushka carry themselves with grace in front of the media.

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The actress wished to be a part of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Ramleela and would love to work with him someday. She loves the director’s sets and claims that everything is like a painting.

What kind of roles does she like?

She told Dainik Bhaskar that she would love to play female-centric characters and strong characters like something related to spy or agent or something related to martial arts and action.

Sanvikaa’s future Projects

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Sanvikaa revealed that he has some upcoming projects with Amazon which are yet to be announced. She also loves Malayam Films and aspires to be a part of it.

After watching her perform effortlessly in Panchayat Season 2, we cannot want to see more of her.

Netizens are loving Sanvikaa’s character Rinki in Panchayat season 2:

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NCIS: Hawaii Season 2: Cast, Plot And When Can You Expect It To Release?

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NCIS: Hawaii Season 2: Cast, Plot And When Can You Expect It To Release?

NCIS: Hawaii is the third spin-off of the NCIS world, which came out in 2021. The show is set on the beautiful island of Hawaii, where agent Jane Tennant leads her team through multiple investigations while balancing the work-life and being a mom of two.

The first season had 22 episodes of investigative drama; like finding the person behind a secret state aircraft crash, chasing a team of international thieves; the murder of a cowboy, and so on. The Second Season was announced in March of 2022.

The Cast

The second Season should cast the same lineup, with Vanessa Lachey playing Jane Tennant, Yasmine Al-Bustami as Lucy Tara, Noah Mills playing Jesse Boon, Tori Anderson as Kate Whistler, Jason Antoon as Ernie Malik, Kian Talan playing Alex Tennant and Enver Gjokaj playing Joe Milius.

How The Plot Might Move Forward

NCIS series has always been procedural, meaning every new episode is a new crime investigation. The show has been followed tirelessly by fans for having strong characters; that reach out to the fans emotionally and their relationship developments over time. It should go without saying that we will continue to see how Jane balances her mom’s life and her work.

We might see Bloom’s reason for moving from D.C. to Hawaii. There could be a dark past or something along the lines, and we’d also likely see what it meant to Jesse to be with his family. There have been hints that the writers might have received recommendations to do some stunts in real water, with a talented stunt team that knows their way through the water.

Actor Mills indicated that he would love to see some crossovers between the NCIS worlds. He said that being in the same universe would make sense story-wise, too, to mix the NCIS worlds for CBS and Paramount. The actor would love to be a guest star on one of the other shows like NCIS: Sydney or NCIS: L.A. In his own words, the actor said, “It was fun to mix the shows and know that we can do that again in the future. They’re starting NCIS Sydney; there’s NCIS: Los Angeles.

It’s cool to know that I could be a guest star on those shows. It builds our brand. I love how it played out on T.V. because it was a nice, seamless transition into a two-hour block of NCIS. I was like, ‘Wow, this is just like a universe.’ We’re very far in real life, but a phone calls away.”

With all these great suggestions from the actors, the production team will take note. We have a very exciting new season coming up; with a lot more adventure in the crime investigations we so dearly love.

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When Will Season 2 Release?

With the first Season releasing in the fall of 2021; it would make sense to assume that CBS will air the show in the Fall of 2022, presumably. With the season starting in September, that’s when we would expect it to reach the eyes of the world.

Where Can I Watch Season 2?

With Season 1 being available on Amazon Prime Video, VUDU, Spectrum T.V., Paramount Plus, CBS, Apple T.V., and Pluto TV, we hope to see Season 2 on these platforms.

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