COVID-19 booster shots explained | How vaccine and testing mandates affect school staffing | Social media’s impacts on teen body image | Sacramento Philharmonic and Opera’s new executive director
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The U.S. is preparing for COVID-19 vaccine booster shots, though exactly who needs one is not entirely clear.
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As the FDA reviews the safety of mixing and matching COVID-19 vaccines, we’ll get the latest developments on the Moderna and Johnson and Johnson boosters. Amid the push to have all teachers, staff and students vaccinated or regularly tested, we look at how the mandates could exacerbate ongoing staffing shortages. Despite many body-positivity campaigns across social media, teen girls still face body image issues; we learn what the research says about social media and body image. Finally, we speak with the Sacramento Philharmonic and Opera's outgoing and incoming executive directors about the challenges and successes over the past six years.
- Dr. Donald J. Alcendor, Associate Professor at Meharry Medical College and former voting member on the FDA Antimicrobial Drug Advisory Committee, explains the latest developments regarding Moderna and J&J booster shots.
- Diana Lambert, a senior education reporter with EdSource, shares her reporting about whether new Covid testing and vaccine mandates will worsen school staffing shortages throughout California.
- Jessica Grose, parenting columnist at the New York Times, on what research says about teen girls, body image and Instagram.
- Executive Director Designate for The Sacramento Philharmonic and Opera, Giuliano Kornberg, and Executive Director, Alice Sauro, discuss the transition for the organization