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Gov. Brian Kemp suggested Biden is at fault for Georgia's COVID-19 vaccination rate, which remains one of the lowest in the US

Gov. Brian Kemp of Georgia. AP Photo/John Bazemore Gov. Brian Kemp called out Biden for not working harder to push the FDA to fully approve COVID-19 vaccines. The governor pointed to the vaccine emergency authorization to explain some of the hesitation. Kemp was also critical of the CDC's new guidance on mask-wearing among vaccinated people. See more stories on Insider's business page. GOP Gov. Brian Kemp of Georgia on Thursday attempted to shift blame to President Joe Biden for th...
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Think of your COVID-19 vaccine as a seatbelt, not impenetrable armor

Marianne Ayala/Insider COVID-19 vaccines aren't perfect, and you can still get sick after you have all your shots. But a vaccinated person's infection will likely be milder, because their body has built up its defenses. Vaccines are a lot like seatbelts: they save lives, but they can't prevent crashes. See more stories on Insider's business page. Vaccines provide a strong disease-fighting advantage. But they don't make you immune to infection.When it comes to COVID-...
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Disney Is Mandating Its U.S. Employees Get Vaccinated

In response to renewed concerns about the ongoing covid-19 pandemic and the spread of the delta variant, Disney is taking a major step to ensure that all of its U.S. employees are guarded against the virus.Read more...
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CDC document offers more evidence that booster shots could help immunocompromised people in the face of Delta

Elsa Gavina gets the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in Lima, Peru on April 26, 2021. Raul Sifuentes/Getty Images Delta will make breakthrough cases more common among immunocompromised people, a CDC document says. The document says mRNA vaccines are far less effective at preventing hospitalizations among people with weakened immune systems. US regulators may eventually recommend booster shots for immunocompromised people. See more stories on Insider's business page. Disease experts have long ...
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The CDC's leaked document is 'largely reassuring' for vaccinated people, says a Brown University public-health expert

Medical staff member Gabriel Cervera Rodriguez raises his fist to celebrate receiving the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at the United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, December 21, 2020. Go Nakamura/Getty Images An internal CDC document suggests the Delta variant poses a mounting threat in the US. But Ashish Jha, dean of the Brown School of Public Health, called the document "reassuring." The bottom line, Jha wrote, is that Delta is "really bad," but our vaccines are "really good." See...
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CDC: COVID-19 outbreak among 346 fully vaccinated people shows those 'infected with Delta can transmit the virus'

Foot traffic along Commercial street in Provincetown on July 20, 2021. Barry Chin/The Boston Globe via Getty Images A CDC study of a COVID outbreak suggests vaccinated people may spread the Delta variant just as easily as unvaccinated. The majority of vaccinated people in the study had mild symptoms like headaches and sore throats. The study was a major factor in the CDC's new mask guidance for vaccinated people. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Centers for Disease...
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Biden announces COVID-19 vaccine mandate for all federal employees, asks Pentagon to 'look into' approving mandate for military

President Joe Biden. Susan Walsh/Associated Press Federal employees must be fully vaccinated or be tested regularly for COVID-19 and wear a mask, President Biden said Thursday. This latest mandate will impact the nation's roughly 2 million federal workers and 2 million in the military. The US is battling an increase in coronavirus cases fueled by the highly transmissible Delta variant. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden announced on Thursday that all f...
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White conservatives are the most staunchly resistant to vaccines in the US, a new poll shows

A protester holds an anti-vaccine sign as supporters of President Donald Trump rally in Woodland Hills, California, on May 16, 2020. David McNew/Getty Images White conservatives are the most staunchly resistant to vaccines, a new Axios/Ipsos poll found. Many of these respondents also said they were skeptical of big institutions like the CDC. Roughly half of those who said they're likely to get vaccinated were Black or Hispanic. See more stories on Insider's business page. White peo...
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Facebook News Consumers Are More Anti-Vaccine Than Fox News Viewers, Study Finds

Joe Biden might want to consider re-backpedaling after backpedaling his accusation that social media companies [Facebook] are “killing people” by spreading vaccine conspiracies and bunk. A new study suggests that Facebook’s news consumers are inordinately unwilling to get the covid-19 vaccine.Read more...
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Mitch McConnell will air pro-vaccine radio ads in Kentucky as the Delta variant surges and his red state lags behind in vaccinations

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Trump is still "liable" for his conduct in office. Samuel Corum/Getty Images McConnell will run minute-long ads on Kentucky radio stations urging people to get vaccinated. The Republican has consistently urged Americans to get a COVID-19 vaccine. But McConnell has refused to reject vaccine skepticism in his own caucus. See more stories on Insider's business page. Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell will run minute-long ads on more than 100 K...
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Arkansas Reports 33 New Covid-19 Patients Placed on Ventilators in Single Day

Arkansas hospitals placed 33 new covid-19 patients on ventilators Tuesday, according to the state’s department of health, bringing the total to 205 patients struggling for life on the machines. Sadly, that’s the highest number of patients on ventilators since January, according to the Arkansas Democrat Gazette, and…Read more...
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Oxford Scientists Are Testing a Vaccine for the Plague

The scientists who developed one of the first widely available vaccines against covid-19 are now setting their sights on a long-time microscopic foe: the plague. This week, researchers at the University of Oxford in the UK announced the start of a Phase I clinical trial testing out a potential vaccine for the plague.…Read more...
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We Know How This Ends

I was chatting with a friend the other day whose parents have refused to get the covid-19 vaccine. No amount of news articles, cajoling, carrots, or sticks could convince them otherwise.Read more...
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A woman held a vaccine clinic at her son's memorial. He died with COVID-19 after refusing to get the shot.

A portrait of Brandon Haynes. CBS News A Louisiana mother offered COVID-19 shots at her son's memorial service, multiple outlets reported. Her son had refused the vaccine and died following complications with the virus. Cases are surging in the state, which lags the rest of the US for vaccinations. See more stories on Insider's business page. A Louisiana woman whose son refused to get the COVID-19 shot held a vaccine clinic at his memorial service after he died with the virus, ac...
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A vaccine-skeptic dad died from COVID-19, realizing too late that he should have got the shot, his doctor said

A member of NHS critical care staff treats a COVID-19 patient at King's College Hospital in London, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021. Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP Photo A 34-year-old dad who avoided COVID-19 vaccines later died of the illness. His doctor said that he wanted to 'turn back time' and get jabbed he became seriously ill. Around 70% of the UK has been fully vaccinated, and vaccine hesitancy is rare, official data shows. See more stories on Insider's business page. A UK man who...
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People Who Had Allergic Reaction to First Covid-19 Shot May Tolerate the Second Just Fine, Study Suggests

People who experienced a rare allergic reaction to the mRNA covid-19 vaccines may have less to worry about than feared, new research out Monday suggests. The study, which included several U.S. medical institutions, found that people who reported a reaction following their first dose were all able to safely take the…Read more...
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US Department of Veterans Affairs becomes the first federal agency to require healthcare workers get vaccinated

Dado Ruvic/Reuters About 115,000 of the US Department of Veterans Affairs' healthcare workers will be required to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The department is the first federal agency to require COVID-19 vaccinations. Veterans Affairs is the largest integrated healthcare system in the US, serving more than 9 million veterans. See more stories on Insider's business page. The US Department of Veterans Affairs announced on Monday that it will require healthcare employees to b...
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California To Require All State And Health Care Workers To Provide Proof Of COVID Vaccination, Or Do Weekly Testing

SACRAMENTO (CBS13/AP) — California leaders are set to announce on Monday that all state workers and health care employees will need to provide proof of getting the COVID-19 vaccination or do weekly testing. The new rule will take effect next month, officials said. There are at least 238,000 state employees, according to the California controller’s office. Health officials couldn’t immediately provide an estimate on the size of the health care workforce in the nation’s most populated state. About...
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Covid-19 jab: a ticket of responsibility, not a ticket to freedom

Being fully vaccinated ‘makes you a little bit more comfortable in your skin’, says 61-year-old Elize Parker The post Covid-19 jab: a ticket of responsibility, not a ticket to freedom appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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If You're Immunocompromised, You May Need a Covid-19 Vaccine Booster, Fauci Says

President Joe Biden’s chief medical advisor Anthony Fauci now says that vaccinated Americans with compromised immune systems may end up needing a covid-19 vaccine booster shot after all. The news comes as the country’s number of covid-19 cases continues to rise, fueled by plateauing vaccination rates and the…Read more...
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Biden job approval rating drops to 50% in Gallup poll, his lowest to date, though he remains in positive territory

President Joe Biden boards Air Force One before departing from Tulsa International Airport in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on June 1, 2021. Mandel Ngan/Getty Images President Joe Biden's job approval rating has dropped to 50%, a new low. However, some erosion was expected and Biden still has a positive favorability rating. Biden's first-quarter job approval rating averaged 56%, while his second-quarter average was 53.3%. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. President Joe Bid...
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A fully vaccinated mom caught COVID-19 after her kids went to summer camp: 'Our kids are Trojan-horsing us'

Hilary Young (right) with her two daughters, who got sick after attending a summer camp. Young and her 6-year-old both tested positive for COVID-19. Courtesy of Hilary Young A fully vaccinated mom tested positive for COVID-19 after a counselor at her daughter's summer camp went home sick with the coronavirus. The mother developed cold-like symptoms, but never had a fever or shortness of breath. "My symptoms seemed exactly like a cold," she said. "Our kids are Trojan-horsing us. They ar...
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Plague Inc. creators turned the Olympics into a superspreader event to help players understand the real risk of outbreaks at the games

"In Plague Inc, the Olympics has the potential to be a superspreader event for a disease outbreak," game creator James Vaughan told Insider. Plague Inc, Leon Neal/AFP via Getty Images In the popular game Plague Inc. holding the Olympics during a disease outbreak is a great way to end humanity. The situation in Tokyo is more nuanced than in the game, but it is still risky to hold the Olympics now, especially with the Delta variant. "Obviously, our game is just a game, but it still helps pe...
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25 Countries With the Best Covid-19 Vaccination Rates in the World

The world’s covid-19 vaccination rate stands at just 13.4%, a stubbornly low number that needs to improve before we can declare the coronavirus pandemic behind us. But some countries have done exceedingly well at getting their populations protected.Read more...
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You will know, or possibly be, someone who gets COVID-19 after a vaccine. Here's what to expect, according to 2 people with breakthrough cases.

A woman receives the COVID-19 vaccine in Wales, UK. Matthew Horwood/Getty Breakthrough cases will become more common as the more transmissible Delta variant keeps spreading. But most disease experts still expect COVID-19 to be milder in vaccinated people. Two young people who got sick after they were vaccinated described how their symptoms progressed. See more stories on Insider's business page. Breakthrough infections, or COVID-19 cases diagnosed after someone is fully immunized, were...
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What to Know About the Johnson & Johnson Vaccine and the Delta Variant

With covid-19 cases once again rising in the U.S.—fueled by the emergence of the more transmissible Delta variant—even vaccinated people are understandably worried. This week, new preliminary research seemed to suggest that those given the Johnson & Johnson vaccine would have significantly less protection against…Read more...
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Democratic bill would suspend Section 230 protections when social networks boost anti-vax conspiracies

Two Democratic senators introduced a bill Thursday that would strip away the liability shield that social media platforms hold dear when those companies boost anti-vaccine conspiracies and other kinds of health misinformation. The Health Misinformation Act, introduced by Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Ben Ray Luján (D-NM), would create a new carve-out in Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act to hold platforms liable for algorithmically-promoted health misinformation and conspiracies. ...
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Taxi violence hinders Covid-19 response in the Western Cape

Several vaccination sites were forced to a standstill on Monday, with healthcare workers unable to attend work because of limited public transport The post Taxi violence hinders Covid-19 response in the Western Cape appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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What to do if you're exposed to COVID-19 after being fully vaccinated, according to experts

People make their way down the aisle at the Farmers Market in Irvine Regional Park on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 in Irvine, CA. Restrictions are lifted at most businesses, and Californians fully vaccinated for COVID-19 can go without masks in most settings. Gary Coronado/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images If you're vaccinated and exposed to COVID-19, most of the experts Insider spoke to said you don't need to worry unless you have symptoms. You should get tested if you're symptomat...
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Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine works very well against the Delta variant - but only after 2 doses

Charles Muro, 13, celebrates being inoculated by Nurse Karen Pagliaro at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, Connecticut on May 13, 2021. Joseph Prezioso / AFP via Getty Images A UK study of 19,000 people suggests Pfizer and AstraZeneca's vaccines work well at preventing COVID-19 infections with Delta, but only if you get both doses. After one shot, Pfizer and AstraZeneca's vaccines were only 30-36% effective against Delta infections. But with two shots, given two weeks ...
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