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'Sobering' Findings After Partying in ProvincetownThe CDC got more conservative with its face mask guidelines this week, ahead of unpublished research leaked to the Washington Pos t . On Friday, that study was released, and the Post calls its findings "sobering." Per the analysis in its weekly Morbidity and Mortality report , the agency notes an "explosive"...
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Florida Hospitals See Most COVID Cases of Entire PandemicThe numbers at two University of Florida hospitals in Jacksonville are stark: a pandemic high of 140 hospitalized COVID patients, up from just 14 five weeks ago, and 90% of them unvaccinated. Doctors say another 5% of patients are partially vaccinated and the others are vaccinated but have "significant comorbidities"...
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Leaked CDC Document: The Vaccinated Are Spreading DeltaA leaked Centers for Disease Control and Prevention document obtained by the Washington Post is quite a bombshell. The internal slide presentation focuses on the need for new messaging around COVID-19 now that the delta variant is surging in the US, and suggests that the variant is so contagious it's...
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Health Director Describes Racist Taunts at Mask MeetingAs the crowd at a public meeting of the St. Louis County Council began taunting the local health director, he turned to council members for help. He got none. "When I asked you to intervene ... you lectured me—not them," Dr. Faisal Khan later wrote to the council's chairwoman. In...
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Biden Gives Federal Workers a Choice on VaccinationsPresident Biden will try to raise the nation's coronavirus vaccination rates by pressuring the people who work for him. More than 2 million federal workers and roughly another 2 million contractors will have to get vaccinated or be subject to newly enacted testing, masking, and distancing rules, the Washington Post...
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Scientists Have Questions About New Mask GuidanceThe CDC's U-turn on mask guidance this week has brought a return to mask mandates around the country—but some scientists say they want to see the unpublished data cited in the agency's report. The latest CDC guidance, which states that in areas where the virus is surging, even fully...
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Inside Newborn's Large Tummy: Parts of a TwinA baby girl born in Israel this month is doing well after surgery to remove what is thought to be at least one embryo from her stomach, likely from a twin she absorbed. When the child's mother arrived at Ashdod's Assuta Medical Center to give birth, "we got the impression...
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Israel Rolls Out World First: COVID Booster ShotsIsrael on Thursday became the first nation to approve COVID booster shots for parts of its population, reports Haaretz . Starting Sunday, anyone in the country older than 60 who received their initial vaccination at least five months ago can get another dose from Pfizer, the nation's main vaccine supplier, per...
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Pfizer Data: Booster Shot Provides an Actual BoostFor protection against the delta variant, new data from Pfizer suggests three doses are the way to go. In slides published ahead of a Wednesday earnings call, the company said that antibody levels against the delta variant were five times higher in the 18-to-55 age group after a third dose,...
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His Kids' Camp Pics Cause a Commotion for NewsomEvery parent loves seeing photos of their kids enjoying summer camp, but images that surfaced this week have caused a bit of a hubbub for California's governor. Those pics, of Newsom's son, Hunter, showed the 10-year-old sitting without a mask inside, along with other kids sans masks, at the basketball...
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Nevada Issues Emergency Mask MandateThe mask reversals continue: Nevada on Tuesday afternoon announced an emergency order, taking effect Friday in 12 of the state's 17 counties, requiring masks in indoor public spaces regardless of vaccination status. The order applies to counties with substantial or high rates of COVID-19 transmission, the Reno Gazette-Journal reports. Clark...
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CDC Is Backtracking on Its Mask AdviceBack in May, the CDC told fully vaccinated people they could safely take off their masks in most indoor places. The new advice: Put them back on. The agency on Tuesday is expected to formally change its guidance because of the spike in cases caused by the delta variant, reports...
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