May Current Events Summary

Spencer Jacobs, Staff Writer


The Center for Disease Control has authorized the emergency use of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 12-15. This is the first vaccine to be approved to be administered to children younger than 16, which expands access to more than 17 million Americans. The CDC has announced that fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear masks or face coverings in most indoor or outdoor settings. They also don’t have to social distance. However, state and local mask mandates can still be enforced, affecting approximately 120 million fully vaccinated Americans who have been advised to wear masks or face coverings for over a year.



After 27 years of marriage, Microsoft Co-founder Bill Gates and his wife Melinda Gates have filed for divorce. They will continue to co-run the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the world’s largest private charitable organization, which was started in 2000. The ensuing divorce agreement could be extremely complicated because, despite their total net worth of over $124 billion, they never signed a prenuptial agreement.