Health

‘Rust’ cast member: Production was rushed, crew overworked before fatal shooting

BY: - October 27, 2021

Local actor Ian Hudson's character was shot and killed on set using antique, functional guns. He's shaken to his core, he said, about what happened to his colleague.

FDA panel recommends OK for Pfizer’s vaccine for kids 5 to 11

BY: - October 26, 2021

WASHINGTON — A federal vaccine advisory panel on Tuesday recommended authorizing Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11, a decision that means as soon as next week everyone in the U.S. over age 5 is expected to be eligible for a shot. The vote by the Food & Drug Administration panel, with 17 […]

COVID-19 vaccines for kids ages 5 to 11 could be ready as soon as next week

BY: - October 26, 2021

WASHINGTON — The next wave of the massive COVID-19 vaccination campaign could begin as soon as next week, after federal regulators decide if elementary school students across the U.S. should begin rolling up their tiny sleeves. That multistep approval process kicks off Tuesday, when the Food & Drug Administration’s panel of vaccine experts will vote on […]

COMMENTARY

This is what’s important in on-set safety

BY: and - October 26, 2021

In a horrendous accident, a cinematographer, Halyna Hutchins, has died and a director has been injured after Alec Baldwin fired a prop gun while filming in New Mexico. When shooting a film with guns, there are many choices to make: each prop needs to be appropriate for the character, and appropriate for the scene. There […]

COMMENTARY

Mix-and-match boosters explained

BY: - October 25, 2021

Many Americans now have the green light to get a COVID-19 vaccine booster – and the flexibility to receive a different brand than the original vaccine they received. On the heels of the Food and Drug Administration’s Sept. 22, 2021, emergency use authorization of a third dose – or “booster shot” – of the Pfizer-BioNtech […]

COVID-19 boosters from Moderna, J&J OK’d along with ‘mix and match’ shots

BY: - October 22, 2021

WASHINGTON — Tens of millions of additional Americans are now eligible to receive a booster dose of one of the COVID-19 vaccines, after federal health officials gave the green light late Thursday to follow-up doses of the shots made by Moderna and Johnson & Johnson. Anyone who received the one-shot J&J vaccine is now eligible for […]

Kids age 5 to 11 next in line for COVID-19 vaccines as White House rolls out plans

BY: - October 22, 2021

WASHINGTON — Smaller needles. Redesigned shipments to ease the storage needs in pediatricians’ offices. And enough vials of the COVID-19 vaccine to inoculate the 28 million U.S. children between ages 5 and 11. Those are among the plans announced by the White House on Wednesday as federal and state officials prepare for a regulatory decision […]

Feds OK ‘mix-and-match’ approach for COVID-19 booster shots

BY: - October 21, 2021

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has given a green light to Americans who want to receive a booster dose of a COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by a different company than the one that produced the initial shot they received. The announcement Wednesday on allowing “mix-and-match” shots from different manufacturers will give more flexibility to […]

Bringing more attention to missing and murdered Indigenous relatives

BY: - October 21, 2021

Full episode of “Let’s Talk New Mexico” on KUNM Radio Oct. 21, 2021 Pepita Redhair’s family is still looking.  Redhair was reported missing at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020. Her family says the Albuquerque police investigation did not seem complete. Her boyfriend, the last person to see her, had a brief […]

Records say NM tenants faced extreme heat, rent spikes and evictions during the pandemic

BY: - October 20, 2021

Tenants across New Mexico faced illegal lockouts, price-gouging, harassment and unsafe living conditions throughout much of the pandemic, according to more than 100 complaints that went to the state Attorney General’s Office between March 2020 and February 2021.  The AG’s Office released more than 160 such complaints in response to a request from Source New […]

Most NM restaurants not applying for alcohol delivery permits

BY: - October 20, 2021

New Mexico joined nearly every other state in the nation in legalizing alcohol delivery to homes a couple of weeks ago, but few restaurants have applied for permits so far. Since March 2020 and the pandemic lockdowns, all but seven states have legalized the home delivery of alcohol. Twenty states did so via executive order, […]

Border travel limits will end, but Trump-era restrictions for migrants remain

BY: - October 20, 2021

While pandemic-related border travel restrictions will end for foreign nationals with required documents and vaccinations, there is no end in sight to COVID-19 restrictions for migrants who present themselves at the border to seek asylum. Last week, Biden administration officials announced that non-essential cross-border travel would be permitted by vaccinated foreign nationals beginning Nov. 8, […]