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PM News Break 10/5/21

By: Clyde Cohen

In campus news, The Appalachian reports that the Reich College of Education Public School Partnership Mini-Grants committee has recently awarded money to employees who work in education. Those who received grants pitched projects that the committee claims “helped make an impact in area schools”.

In national news, The Wall Street Journal reports that Facebook, as well as its affiliate platforms including Instagram and Whatsapp, experienced errors on Monday, October 4th. At around 11:25 a.m. ET, the social media platforms went down unexpectedly, causing Facebook shares to drop more than 5%.

In world news, The New York Times journals that the primary drug regulator of the European Union, The European Medicines Agency, made the claim on Monday, October 4th that a booster shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine can be safely given to healthy individuals at a minimum of six months after the second dose. The organization also stated that people with a “severely weakened” immune system can receive the booster as soon as 28 days after the second dose of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccination.

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