The Morning Dispatch: The School Closure Debate Is Back

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Quick Hits: Today’s Top Stories

  • The Food and Drug Administration amended the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine’s emergency use authorization Monday to both allow children ages 12 through 15 to receive a booster dose and shorten the required length between second and third doses from six months to five.

  • A Centers for Disease Control Study published over the weekend found that—of 272 children ages 12 to 17 hospitalized for COVID-19 at six children’s hospitals in July and August 2021—just 0.4 percent were fully vaccinated, while about 3 in 5 were obese.

  • Rep. Bobby Rush of Illinois, 75, became the latest House Democrat to announce his or her retirement ahead of the 2022 midterms, telling The Chicago Sun-Times he doesn’t want his grandchildren to only know him “from a television news clip or something they read in a newspaper.”

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