Coronavirus tally: Global cases of COVID-19 top 229. 5 million and CDC advisers to meet to discuss boosters

Published Sep 22 2021 at 10:30 AM GMT
  • The global tally for the coronavirus-borne illness climbed above 229.5 million on Wednesday, while the death toll rose to 4 71 million, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University.
  • The US continues to lead the world with a total of 42.4 million cases and 678,503 deaths.
  • A team of advisers to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are scheduled to meet later Wednesday to decide on booster shots of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID vaccine, the New York Times reported.
  • The meeting comes after last Friday's meeting of a committee of advisers to the Food and Drug Administration, who rejected a proposal to offer boosters to everyone above the age of 16, but in favor of offering them to people older than 65 or with weakened immune systems.
  • The CDC must now decide which patient groups might need boosters.



  • Published Sep 22, 2021 10:30 AM GMT