Edmonton-area athletes competing at Tokyo Olympics

Team Canada flag-bearers Miranda Ayim and Nathan Hirayama carry the Canadian flag at the opening ceremonies during the Tokyo Olympics in Tokyo, Japan on Friday, July 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld Team Canada flag-bearers Miranda Ayim and Nathan Hirayama carry the Canadian flag at the opening ceremonies during the Tokyo Olympics in Tokyo, Japan on Friday, July 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

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U.S. FDA advisory panel rejects widespread Pfizer booster shots

An influential federal advisory panel overwhelmingly rejected a plan Friday to offer Pfizer booster shots against COVID-19 to most Americans, dealing a heavy blow to the Biden administration's effort to shore up people's protection amid the highly contagious delta variant.