‘Booster’: A Bump Up From Below—For Your Immunity


Linguist and lexicographer Ben Zimmer analyzes the origins of phrases within the information. Learn earlier columns right here.

This previous week, the Meals and Drug Administration accredited Covid-19 booster pictures for individuals 65 and older and different high-risk adults, if they’ve already obtained two doses of the Pfizer /BioNTech vaccine. The Biden administration had hoped to make booster pictures out there for all by Sept. 20, however the FDA is holding off on authorizing boosters for individuals who obtained the opposite two inoculations, made by Moderna and Johnson & Johnson .