Coronavirus

Leak claims CDC in talks about changing mask rules for vaccinated people

Leak claims CDC in talks about changing mask rules for vaccinated people

Insiders have claimed that top Biden administration officials are in talks about whether the Centers for Disease Control should alter its face mask guidelines in light of the Delta variant. The change, should one happen, may require fully vaccinated adults to resume wearing face masks indoors, though the White House is allegedly aware that such a change could come with its own repercussions.

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Study explores differences in COVID-19 immune response from vaccines vs infection

Study explores differences in COVID-19 immune response from vaccines vs infection

Both infection and vaccination can lead to immunity when it comes to SARS-CoV-2, the virus behind COVID-19. Two of the vaccines that provide immunity to SARS-CoV-2 are Pfizer's and Moderna's mRNA offerings, both of which provide considerable protection from the virus a month or two after administration of the second dose. A new preliminary study evaluated the mechanisms by which the vaccines offer protection against the virus and compared the data to that of people who developed immunity through infection.

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Delta variant fears come true as COVID spreads and vaccination stalls

Delta variant fears come true as COVID spreads and vaccination stalls

The COVID-19 Delta variant now accounts for 83-percent of all new coronavirus cases in the US, the CDC has confirmed, while fatalities have also risen again after a period of decline. The new figures suggest earlier fears that the Delta strain could spread far more rapidly were, if anything, optimistic, as the particularly virulent mutation and immunization reluctance in some states lead to new and dangerous hotspots.

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Biden gives brief statement: platforms like Facebook are ‘killing people’

Biden gives brief statement: platforms like Facebook are ‘killing people’

During a recent brief interview, a reporter asked President Biden to give a message to social media platforms like Facebook. Biden had only a brief response given the moment during which the question was asked, but it cut right to the core of the pandemic and how it is playing out, with the President stating simply that they're "killing people."

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Pfizer and Moderna near two major milestones as FDA fuels vaccine review

Pfizer and Moderna near two major milestones as FDA fuels vaccine review

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is only months away from two major milestones involving the COVID-19 vaccines: full approval for Pfizer's vaccine, as well as authorization to administer the vaccines to children under the age of 12. The latter milestone is expected to arrive this winter, while the full COVID-19 vaccine approval may kick off in early 2022.

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Researchers find COVID-19 case that involved two variants at the same time

Researchers find COVID-19 case that involved two variants at the same time

A new study reports the discovery of an elderly woman in Belgium who had been infected with two SARS-CoV-2 variants at the same time. The patient, who sadly died from the virus only days after being admitted to the hospital, tested positive for both the "UK" and "South African" variants of COVID-19, making it an exceedingly rare case.

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CDC updates COVID-19 school rules: In-person learning, vaccines & masks

CDC updates COVID-19 school rules: In-person learning, vaccines & masks

New CDC schools guidance pushes in-person learning as K-12 classrooms prepare for the fall 2021 return, though masks will remain a key part of the COVID-19 strategy. The US Centers for Disease Control has been criticized in the past for its policies around classroom learning, blamed on one side for impractically strict guidance, while accused of pushing for premature in-person schooling too rapidly by others.

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COVID-19 booster shot controversy as CDC/FDA snipe Pfizer suggestions

COVID-19 booster shot controversy as CDC/FDA snipe Pfizer suggestions

The US FDA and CDC have made an unexpected announcement on COVID-19 vaccine boosters, downplaying hints that a third shot might be necessary to protect against coronavirus variants. Just how long the current COVID-19 vaccinations can actually be expected to remain effective has been a contentious point over the past twelve months, amid the accelerated push to begin immunizations during the global pandemic.

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US COVID-19 death rate in June shows why you should get vaccinated ASAP

US COVID-19 death rate in June shows why you should get vaccinated ASAP

The COVID-19 vaccines have been widely available in the USA since late spring, but many people still haven't received the shot. The reasons range from apathy to conspiracy theories, yet the consequences are the same: those who are unvaccinated remain at risk of contracting SARS-CoV-2 and developing a severe case of COVID-19. The nation's most recent death rate statistics underscore this reality.

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Tokyo Olympics 2021 ban spectators over COVID-19 state of emergency

Tokyo Olympics 2021 ban spectators over COVID-19 state of emergency

No spectators will be allowed at the Tokyo Olympic Games, the latest twist in the 2021 saga as Japan puts its capital city back into lockdown. The Government of Japan has announced a new state of emergency in Tokyo amid rising COVID-19 cases, with a big impact on how the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 will be held.

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Moderna’s latest vaccine trial paves way for a flu/COVID combo

Moderna’s latest vaccine trial paves way for a flu/COVID combo

Moderna has announced the start of its Phase 1/2 human clinical trial involving its mRNA seasonal influenza vaccine. The work is the start of what may prove to be an interesting evolution in seasonal illness vaccines, with Moderna stating that it plans to evaluate possible combination vaccines that would offer protection from RSV, influenza, COVID-19, and hMPV.

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TSA reports huge surge in air travel as US slowly moves on from pandemic

TSA reports huge surge in air travel as US slowly moves on from pandemic

The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) reported screening a huge number of people on Thursday, July 1, marking a milestone in the US's efforts to move past the pandemic. Though the pandemic is not over and likely won't be on a worldwide basis until next year, the US has broadly offered a COVID-19 vaccination program since early spring and has since loosened many of its pandemic-related restrictions.

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