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COVID-19 cases are back on the rise in the US, with more than 100,000 new cases per day

member of the medical team holds up a used swab from a PCR test at Gatwick Airport on November 27, 2020 in London, England.Leon Neal/Getty Images New COVID-19 cases have reached their highest levels since October, according to the CDC.  The 7-day average rolling as of December 3 was reported at 106,132 new cases. The spike in cases comes as the US continues to grapple with the Delta variant and is bracing for the newest Omicron variant's spread. New COVID-19 cases in the United States are...
Tags: Science, News, California, Cdc, US, Trends, United States, Healthcare, Delta, Pfizer, Anthony Fauci, Gatwick Airport, London England, Breaking, REBECCA COHEN, Moderna


MTN staff members who refuse vaccination will be fired

MTN has joined the list of companies that have made vaccines mandatory The post MTN staff members who refuse vaccination will be fired appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Business, Science, Government, Discovery, Universities, Vaccines, Old Mutual, MTN, University of Cape Town, Cyril Ramaphosa, Standard Bank, University of the Witwatersrand, University of Johannesburg, Main, Rhodes University, Top Six


How to choose which booster shot is right for you, between Pfizer and Moderna

Vials of the Moderna (R) and Pfizer (L) COVID-19 vaccines.Hazem Bader/AFP via Getty Images Most people who've gotten booster shots in the US have stuck with the same brand of vaccine they had initially. But, it's also fine to switch it up. Some early studies suggest that Moderna's vaccine is slightly stronger than Pfizer's. "To be honest, I'm not sure there's really a big difference between those two," one expert said. Now that free booster shots are being offered to a...
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The Omicron variant has landed in the US: California just reported its first case

Passengers gather near Delta Air Lines' counter as they check their luggage at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, in Atlanta, Georgia, on May 23, 2021.Reuters/Carlos Barria The Omicron variant is officially in the US after California reported its first case. Public-health experts predicted last week that Omicron was already spreading in the US. The variant shows signs of being more transmissible or dangerous than other coronavirus strains. The US reported its first case of ...
Tags: Science, News, California, Cdc, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, South Africa, Delta, Food And Drug Administration, World Health Organization, Johannesburg, Anthony Fauci, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention


Judge blocks Biden's COVID-19 vaccination mandate for federal contractors in Kentucky, Ohio, and Tennessee

President Joe Biden speaks at Dakota County Technical College, in Rosemount, Minn., Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021.AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster President Joe Biden issued a COVID-19 vaccination requirement for federal contractors. US District Judge Gregory Van Tatenhove granted a request to halt Biden's mandate on Tuesday. Tatenhove said Biden exceeded his authority when he issued the mandate. The Biden administration's COVID-19 vaccination requirement for federal contractors received another blow...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, Law, Congress, Kentucky, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Tennessee, Medicare, Ohio, Judge, Biden, Medicaid


The US probably has 2,000 Omicron cases already, according to 'dirty math' from a COVID expert who often advises the White House

The Public Health Company cofounder and CEO Dr. Charity Dean.The Public Health Company The CDC says Omicron is not in the US yet. But Dr. Charity Dean, a former top health official in California, who warned about the spread of COVID-19 in the US early on in the pandemic and long before federal experts did, says there's no way that's true. "Our case ascertainment rate is zero," Dean said, but she has "no doubt that there are in fact cases here." Dr. Charity Dean has a solid track recor...
Tags: UK, Science, News, California, White House, China, Africa, US, Trends, Public Health, United States, South Africa, Delta, Anthony Fauci, Michael Lewis, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention


Southern Africa is not a hotbed of variants — it's just very good at sequencing and spotting them

A laboratory worker in Cape Town, South Africa, on October 5, 2021.Rodger Bosch/AFP via Getty Images Scientists in South Africa were the first to raise alarm bells about Omicron, alerting the WHO last Wednesday. But that doesn't necessarily mean the variant came from southern Africa, it's more of an indication of the region's robust surveillance system. "We just rang the bell, which allowed everybody else to realize that actually this was maybe going on unnoticed," one South Afric...
Tags: UK, Science, News, White House, Africa, US, Trends, Eu, Analysis, Public Health, South Africa, Netherlands, Delta, Who, Biden, Anthony Fauci


The new coronavirus variant Omicron raises red flags among scientists — but there are more mysteries than answers about its public threat

A healthcare worker collects a swab from Bronwen Cook for a PCR test against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) before traveling to London, at O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa, on November 26, 2021.REUTERS/ Sumaya Hisham The WHO labeled a new coronavirus variant, Omicron, a "variant of concern" on Friday. The B.1.1.529 variant contains hallmarks of being more transmissible or dangerous than other strains. But scientists have just begun to examine Omicron's th...
Tags: Science, London, News, Israel, US, International, Trends, Spain, South Africa, Delta, Explainer, Belgium, Who, World Health Organization, Geneva, Transmission


1 chart shows how quickly a booster shot can improve immunity, with some extra protection in just a few days

Nicole Fahey, six months pregnant, receives her Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine booster shot in Los Angeles.Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images Booster shots are being offered to all US adults. Studies suggest boosts can improve protection against symptomatic COVID-19, at least temporarily, with benefits beginning to accrue after a few days. It's unknown how durable booster shot protection will be, but scientists are hopeful. Two shots are good, but when it comes to preventing symp...
Tags: UK, Science, News, Cdc, White House, Israel, US, Trends, Public Health, Astrazeneca, National Institutes of Health, Pfizer, Anthony Fauci, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Johnson Johnson, Fauci


The 5 most common booster shot side effects, according to 11,290 people in the US who've gotten boosted

71-year-old Frank Mallone receives a Pfizer COVID-19 booster shot at the Safeway on Capitol Hill in Washington DC, on October 4, 2021.Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Booster shots are now being offered to all adults in the US. Side effects of third COVID-19 shots tend to be milder than the second, according to early CDC data. Fatigue, fever, and headaches are still common for a day or two after a booster.  Booster shots are now available to every adult vaccinated against COVID...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, White House, US, Trends, Public Health, Washington Dc, National Institutes of Health, Capitol Hill, Pfizer, Anthony Fauci, Safeway, Johnson Johnson, Fauci, Moderna


The 5 most common booster-shot side effects, according to 11,290 people in the US who've gotten boosters

Frank Mallone, 71, received a Pfizer COVID-19 booster shot at the Safeway on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on October 4.Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call Inc. via Getty Images Booster shots are now being offered to all adults in the US. Side effects of third COVID-19 shots tend to be milder than the second, early CDC data showed. Fatigue, fever, and headaches are still common for a day or two after a booster. Booster shots are now available to every adult vaccinated against COVID-19 in the US — at ...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, White House, US, Trends, Public Health, Washington Dc, National Institutes of Health, Capitol Hill, Pfizer, Anthony Fauci, Safeway, Johnson Johnson, Fauci, Moderna


The NFL's top doctor says vaccinated players who get COVID-19 get better quicker — and back to the field sooner — than their unvaccinated teammates

The Atlanta Falcons, pictured here in November, have been 100% vaccinated since August 2021.George Walker/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images More vaccinated NFL players have tested positive for COVID-19 than unvaccinated players, but that's only because there are far more of them. The league's top doctor said, if you read the data correctly, vaccinated NFL players are actually less likely to test positive. When they do get sick, they recover faster than their unvaccinated peers, he said...
Tags: Science, News, Sports, NFL, Trends, Public Health, National Football League, Atlanta Falcons, Falcons, AT T Stadium, Arlington TX, Wayne Gallman, Sills, Allen Sills, George Walker Icon Sportswire, Hilary Brueck


Incoming Virginia Lt. Gov. Winsome Sears said that disclosing her vaccination status is a 'slippery slope' that would lead to questions about what's in her DNA

Former Republican Delegate Winsome Sears celebrates winning the race for Lt. Governor of Virginia as she introduces Republican candidate for Governor Glenn Youngkin during an election night party in Chantilly, Virginia, on November 3, 2021.Reuters/Jonathan Ernst Republican Winsome Sears defeated Democrat Hala Ayala in the Virginia lieutenant governor election. Sears has encouraged others to get vaccinated against COVID-19 but has not said if she has done so. Sears said that vaccinations have ...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, Virginia, US, Trends, Cnn, Vaccination, Vaccine, Sears, Bash, Lieutenant Governor, Dana Bash, Chantilly Virginia, Glenn Youngkin, Hala Ayala


The uncertain consensus around vaccine mandates

Lawyers agree that the issue is inevitably heading for constitutional challenge, but not all accept the mainstream view that the limitation of rights is justifiable The post The uncertain consensus around vaccine mandates appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Science, Public Health, Constitution, National, Constitutional Court, Edwin Cameron, Mogoeng Mogoeng, Main, Top Six, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Disaster Management Act, Covid-19 Vaccine, Tobacco Ban, Subs-only, Kameel Premhid


CDC approves boosters for all vaccinated adults — and says it should be a priority for over-50s

Nicole Fahey, six months pregnant, received her Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine booster shot on November 3, 2021 in Los Angeles.Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images The CDC just endorsed booster shots for all adults. The agency approved an expert committee's verdict, that people under 50 may get boosted, but those over 50 really should.  This allows many fully vaccinated people in the US to get boosted before the holidays. Booster shots will become available to all vaccinated adults...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, US, Trends, Public Health, Food And Drug Administration, Pfizer, New Mexico, Anthony Fauci, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Johnson Johnson, Nirav Shah, James Hildreth, Moderna, Sarah Long


CDC advisors endorse boosters for all vaccinated adults — and say it should be a priority for over-50s

Nicole Fahey, six months pregnant, received her Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine booster shot on November 3, 2021 in Los Angeles.Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images An expert committee advising the CDC just endorsed booster shots for all adults. The committee said people under 50 may get boosted, but those over 50 really should.  If the CDC director agrees, this would allow many fully vaccinated people in the US to get boosted before the holidays. Booster shots are likely going to becom...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, US, Trends, Public Health, Food And Drug Administration, Pfizer, New Mexico, Anthony Fauci, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Johnson Johnson, Nirav Shah, James Hildreth, Getty Images An, Moderna


Dr. Fauci says he doesn't understand parents who have not vaccinated their kids: 'What are you waiting for? Protect your children'

Dr. Anthony Fauci (left) directs the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. 7 year old Kye'Vontay Jordan (right) was one of the first kids ages 5-11 to receive a COVID-19 shot in Washington DC.Tom Williams-CQ Roll Call via Getty Images / Children’s National Hospital Dr. Anthony Fauci doesn't think there's any reason to wait to vaccinate 5-11 year olds. "There have been clinical trials that are very, very clear to show that the vaccine is highly effective and very s...
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Dr. Fauci says he expects babies and toddlers will have a COVID-19 vaccine by spring 2022

Dr Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, on January 21, 2021 in Washington.Alex Wong/Getty Images Dr. Fauci says children from 6 months to 5 years old may be able to get vaccinated against COVID-19 by the spring of 2022. Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine seems like the likely frontrunner for FDA authorization in that age group. "Can't guarantee it, you've got to do the clinical trial," Fauci said of his predicted timeline.  Kids younger than...
Tags: Science, News, Washington, US, Trends, Public Health, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Pfizer, Anthony Fauci, Johnson Johnson, Fauci, EUA, Alex Wong Getty, Moderna, Hilary Brueck


Dr. Fauci says 'a booster isn't a luxury' — think of it as the final step in your COVID-19 vaccine regimen

Dr. Richard Schwartz celebrates after receiving his COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine booster on October 6, 2021.Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images Dr. Fauci predicts that Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines may, one day, be considered three shot vaccinations.  That's because the immune system learns better when shots are spaced several months apart. It's possible that "we're not going to see an absolute need to reboost every several months" after that, he said.  Dr. Fauc...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, US, Trends, Public Health, Pfizer, Fauci, James Hildreth, Moderna, Richard Schwartz, Meharry Medical College, Hilary Brueck, Helen Branswell, Coronavirus, Covid-19 Vaccine


Dr. Fauci: Stop 'overthinking' boosters — giving every adult an extra shot will keep people out of hospital

Dr. Anthony Fauci directs the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.Alex Wong/Getty Images Dr. Anthony Fauci wants essentially all vaccinated adults to know that "they can go ahead" and get boosted after 6 months. Fauci says there's "confusion out there" about who should get boosted. "Make it really simple."  "The effect of boost is very, very favorable to preventing people from getting infected," Fauci said. Other experts express caution about over-vaccinating young adult...
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New York City and 3 states offer COVID-19 booster shots to all adults, bypassing CDC guidance

A vial of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine.Radek Mica/Getty Images California, Colorado, New Mexico, and New York City are telling healthcare providers to offer COVID-19 boosters to all adults. The guidance bypasses the CDC's current restrictions on booster shots. Public-health experts remain divided on whether boosters are necessary for everyone. Any adult who wants a COVID-19 booster shot at least six months after they're fully vaccinated can get one in three states, plus New York Cit...
Tags: Europe, Post, Science, News, Colorado, California, Washington Post, Cdc, New York City, Israel, US, Trends, Public Health, Delta, Philadelphia, Pfizer


Republicans are now 20 percentage-points more likely to reject flu shots than they were pre-pandemic

A man walks past a free flu shot advertisement outside of a drugstore in New York on August 19, 2020. Bryan R. Smith/AFP/Getty Images Recent polls show a 25 percentage-point gap between Republicans and Democrats who've gotten or will get a flu shot. This is remarkably similar to the approximately 30 percentage-point partisan gap on COVID-19 vaccine uptake. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, there was little to no partisan gap on influenza vaccine uptake. Recent polls show Republicans are...
Tags: Politics, New York, Science, News, Cdc, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Poll, Vaccine, Donald Trump, Flu Shot, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, UC San Diego, AP NORC


The gap between Republicans and Democrats on flu shots is 20 percentage-points bigger than it was pre-pandemic

A man walks past a free flu shot advertisement outside of a drugstore in New York on August 19, 2020.Bryan R. Smith/AFP/Getty Images Recent polls show a 25 percentage-point gap between Republicans and Democrats who've gotten or will get a flu shot. This is remarkably similar to the approximately 30 percentage-point partisan gap on COVID-19 vaccine uptake. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, there was little to no partisan gap on influenza vaccine uptake.  Recent polls show Republicans are now...
Tags: Politics, New York, Science, News, Cdc, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Poll, Vaccine, Donald Trump, Flu Shot, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, UC San Diego, AP NORC


A top emergency care doctor explains why she's not boosted - but she's making sure her mom gets a third shot before the holidays

Dr. Celine Gounder is an infectious disease specialist and epidemiologist at NYU and Bellevue Hospital. Courtesy of Celine Gounder A top infectious disease doctor in New York says she hasn't gotten a third booster shot yet, even though she's eligible. Dr. Celine Gounder is, however, recommending that her elderly mother get boosted, at least two weeks before holiday travel. "What if you learn that getting a third dose at six months is not as good as waiting a year?" she said. Dr. Ce...
Tags: New York, Science, News, US, Trends, Public Health, Pfizer, St Louis, Nyu, Washington University, Celine Gounder, Presti, Gounder, Moderna, Hilary Brueck, Coronavirus


2 states offer COVID-19 booster shots to all adults, bypassing CDC guidance

A vial of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine. Radek Mica/Getty Images California and Colorado are telling healthcare providers to offer COVID-19 boosters to all adults. The guidance bypasses the CDC's current restrictions on booster shots. Public-health experts remain divided on whether boosters are necessary for everyone. California's public health department took COVID-19 booster shot recommendations into its own hands Thursday when it directed healthcare providers to give boosters t...
Tags: Europe, Post, Science, News, Colorado, California, Washington Post, Cdc, Israel, Trends, Public Health, Delta, World Health Organization, Philadelphia, Pfizer, Biden


Pfizer CEO calls people who spread misinformation on COVID-19 vaccines 'criminals because they have literally cost millions of lives'

A six year old child receives the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 Vaccine for 5-11 year old kids at Hartford Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut on November 2, 2021. Joseph Prezioso/AFP via Getty Images Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla said people who spread vaccine misinformation are criminals. Misinformation on the vaccine swarmed social media platforms since the onset of the pandemic. "They're criminals because they have literally cost millions of lives," Bourla said. The CEO of COVID-19 vaccine man...
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One chart shows the most common side effects for kids after each dose of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine

James Marshall, 5, pulls down his sleeve after getting the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in Cranston, Rhode Island, on November 4. AP Photo/David Goldman The CDC signed off on COVID-19 shots for kids ages 5 to 11 last week. Kids can generally expect fewer, milder side effects than teens or adults. The chart below shows the most common side effects for kids after each dose. At long last, kids are starting to filter into pharmacies and clinics for COVID-19 shots.The Food and Drug Administration au...
Tags: Science, Kids, News, Children, Cdc, US, Trends, Fda, Pfizer, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Cranston Rhode Island, The Food and Drug Administration, James Marshall, Side Effects, Pediatrics, Aria Bendix


See some of the first 5- to 11-year-old kids get their COVID-19 vaccines

Benjamin Hayes, age 5, at Children's National Hospital in Washington, DC. Children’s National Hospital The CDC signed off on a low dose of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for young kids. Five- to 11-year-olds can now get vaccinated through their pediatricians. Vaccinations kicked off in Washington, DC, where some young kids got their first shots as soon as the authorization went through. Kids ages 5 to 11 are now eligible to get Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine. Gilberto Talley, age 1...
Tags: Science, Kids, News, Parenting, Washington, White House, Trends, Features, Washington Dc, Delta, Pfizer, Jordan, Wall Street Journal, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Kaiser Family Foundation, Children s National


Newsmax distanced itself from its White House correspondent after she claimed COVID vaccines contain a 'bioluminescent marker' to track people

Newsmax White House reporter Emerald Robinson reporting from outside the White House in March 2020. Newsmax/YouTube Newsmax's White House reporter Emerald Robinson tweeted a bizarre conspiracy theory. The tweet falsely alleged the COVID-19 vaccine contains a "bioluminescent marker" to track people. The network quickly released a statement disavowing Robinson's position. Right-wing news network Newsmax distanced itself from one of its top reporters Thursday after she tweeted a biz...
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Millions of Americans with mood disorders are eligible for booster shots. Here's how depression raises the risk of severe COVID-19.

Nurse Alix Zacharski, left, receives a Pfizer COVID-19 booster shot from Douglas Houghton at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida on October 5, 2021. AP Photo/Lynne Sladky People with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major depression are eligible for booster shots. Having a mood disorder is linked to increased risk for severe COVID-19 illness and death. Experts pushed to include mood disorders on the CDC's list of conditions that put people at risk for severe COVID-19. Peopl...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, US, Trends, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Erin Schumaker, McIntyre, Miami Florida, Houston Texas, JAMA Psychiatry, Crohn, National Institute of Mental Health, United Memorial Medical Center



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