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Herd immunity in the US could be around the corner - but maintaining it is likely to be a perpetual battle

Kristine Ko, right, waits in line for her vaccine in Los Angeles on April 8, 2021. Al Seib/Los Angeles Times/Getty Images The US could reach herd immunity in a matter of weeks or months, but the metric is a moving target. Vaccines bring the US closer to that goal. More contagious variants make it harder to reach. Maintaining herd immunity could require annual booster shots. See more stories on Insider's business page. Scientists want you to know that the threshold for herd immunity isn...
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Coronavirus variants called 'escape mutants' threaten our progress in the pandemic

Hello all,My name is Allison DeAngelis, a senior healthcare reporter covering biotech and pharmaceutical companies, and welcome to Insider Healthcare. Today in healthcare news:Coronavirus variants called "escape mutants" threaten the progress we've made; Sen. Bernie Sanders continues to call for drug companies to relinquish their rights to Covid products;Alife Health wants to stop the huge bills that come with infertility treatments.If you're new to this newsletter, sign up here. Comment...
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What It Really Means That the U.S. Won't Reach Herd Immunity

An article in the New York Times today highlights a growing attitude among public health experts about the near future of the covid-19 pandemic: Herd immunity, at least for the time being, is likely out of reach in the U.S. But as upsetting as that sounds, it doesn’t mean the pandemic won’t be substantially contained…Read more...
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Cities and states across the US are promising gift cards and event access to people with COVID-19 vaccines

A frontline healthcare worker receives a Moderna COVID-19 vaccination at the Park County Health Departments storefront clinic on January 5, 2021 in Livingston, Montana. Photo by William Campbell/Getty Images State and local governments are trying to incentivize vaccinations against the coronavirus. It's an effort to promote vaccinations and push toward reaching herd immunity. So far, at least five states offer some form of incentive to encourage people to get the vaccine. See more sto...
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Millions of people are missing their 2nd COVID-19 doses, and that has experts worried about herd immunity

A nurse waits at an empty table for more patients to arrive to receive a dose of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine at a Veterans Administration (VA) Long Beach Healthcare System pop-up vaccination site at the Dae Hueng Presbyterian Church on April 17, 2021 in Gardena, California. PATRICK T. FALLON/AFP via Getty Images The CDC said millions of people who got one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine are missing their second. Some fear possible adverse reactions and others are simply unable to get the secon...
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Millions of people are missing their second COVID-19 doses, and that has experts worried about herd immunity

lechatnoir/Getty Images The CDC said millions of people who got one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine are missing their second. Some fear possible adverse reactions and others are simply unable to get the second dose. Experts worry it will only be more difficult to achieve herd immunity if that 8% increases. See more stories on Insider's business page. Over the weekend, data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed millions of Americans who've had their first vaccin...
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A bioethicist breaks down the ethical dilemma of choosing not to get vaccinated

Herd immunity will only be reached if a majority of the population gets vaccinated, but the vaccine is optional. Emaz/VIEWpress Travis N. Rieder is director of the master of bioethics degree program at Johns Hopkins University. He says that although there are overwhelming reasons to get vaccinated, it's not a moral obligation. Rieder believes the best way to achieve herd immunity is to encourage rather than demand people get vaccinated. See more stories on Insider's business page. ...
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The US and UK lead the world's coronavirus vaccinations - but they may struggle to reach herd immunity if they reopen too soon

People in England flock back to pubs and restaurants as lockdown restrictions were eased on April 12, 2021. Pietro Recchia/SOPA Images/LightRocket/Getty Images The US and UK are relaxing restrictions as their vaccinations continue to ramp up. But scientists worry the countries are developing a false sense of security. More contagious variants and vaccine skepticism could still pose a barrier to herd immunity. See more stories on Insider's business page. Countries that have vaccinated ...
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Top vaccinologist defends government’s Covid-19 vaccine rollout

A group of scientists has criticised the decision to sell SA’s AstraZeneca vaccine and says herd immunity mean vaccines will play a lesser role The post Top vaccinologist defends government’s Covid-19 vaccine rollout appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, Astrazeneca, Vaccine, Johnson & Johnson, Top Six, Herd Immunity, Coronavirus, South Africa (country, COVID-19, Covid-19 Vaccine, Willem Hanekom, Wits School of Governance


The plan to ramp up South Africa’s vaccination drive

Although the country got off to a slow start, experts are hopeful SA’s Covid-19 inoculation drive will scale up soon The post The plan to ramp up South Africa’s vaccination drive appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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Drinks maker Bolthouse Farms is offering 1,800 hourly workers a $500 bonus to get a COVID-19 vaccine

A coronavirus vaccination site in the US. John Moore/Getty Images Bolthouse Farms is paying full-time hourly workers a $500 bonus to get the COVID-19 vaccine. So far, 1,100 California employees out of 1,800 have signed up for the shot. Before the $500 bonus, Bolthouse paid staff an extra $100 for being essential workers during the pandemic. See more stories on Insider's business page. Jeff Dunn, CEO of Bolthouse Farms, is offering his full-time hourly employees $500 to get a COVID-19 v...
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Several patients at a Virginia Kroger clinic received an empty shot instead of COVID-19 vaccine

lechatnoir/Getty Images A Virginia Kroger location gave several patients "empty" shots during their coronavirus vaccination. The syringes were thought to have been previously filled before appointments started but were empty. The risks of pumping air into people's veins include causing air embolisms and blocking blood flow. See more stories on Insider's business page. A Virginia Kroger gave several people "empty" shots that were supposed to contain vaccines for COVID-19, accordi...
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US coronavirus cases have dropped 70% in the last six weeks. Experts chalk it up to more immunity and better behavior.

Physician John Jones, tests administrative assistant Morgan Bassin for COVID-19 at One Medical in Scottsdale, Arizona, June 17, 2020. Courtney Pedroza/Reuters Average daily coronavirus cases in the US have fallen roughly 70% in the last six weeks. Experts attribute this to two main factors: a buildup of immunity and fewer social interactions after the holidays. Other factors, including state lockdowns and increased mask wearing, could have also played a role. Visit the Business section of ...
Tags: Science, News, California, New York City, US, Trends, Atlantic, New Mexico, Jon Favreau, North Carolina, Anthony Fauci, Baltimore, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, University of Washington, Virginia Tech, Boston University School of Public Health


Experts say the US has turned a major corner in its coronavirus outbreak, with cases at their lowest point in 4 months

People wear protective face masks while shopping at the Union Square Greenmarket on September 19, 2020 in New York City. Noam Galai/Getty Images Daily US coronavirus cases have fallen roughly 74%, on average, in the last six weeks. Experts are hopeful that the US outbreak has turned a corner. Economist Ian Shepherdson predicted the "effective end of the US COVID crisis" before May. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. As coronavirus vaccinations ramped up in the US at th...
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The supply of COVID-19 vaccines in the US is about to get a big boost, according to drug makers

Dado Ruvic/Reuters Dado Ruvic/Reuters Pfizer and Moderna have made manufacturing improvements to ramp up COVID-19 vaccine deliveries. Combined, the two companies now plan to deliver 600 million doses to the US by the end of July. Pharmaceutical executives spoke to a House subcommittee Tuesday on production and delivery goals.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Drug makers are ramping up deliveries of COVID-19 vaccines in the US, executives told the House Energy and Co...
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A Johns Hopkins professor predicts the US will reach herd immunity by April, but many experts aren't so optimistic

People wait in line in a Disneyland parking lot to receive COVID-19 vaccines. Valerie Macon/AFP/Getty Images In an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, Johns Hopkins professor Martin Makary wrote that COVID-19 would be "mostly gone" in the US by April. The US's drop in coronavirus cases suggests it's close to reaching herd immunity, Makary said. But many doctors and scientists say herd immunity is still a long way off in the US. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The US's...
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Fauci: There's evidence COVID-19 vaccines don't just protect you - they may stop you spreading the virus to others, too

Felix Kästle/picture alliance via Getty Images Dr. Fauci is touting some of the first evidence that vaccines can help stop the spread of COVID-19. The hunch hinges on 2 new studies, which suggest vaccinated people don't spread the coronavirus well, even if they do get sick. Getting vaccinated, Fauci said, is "not only good for you," it can protect others too. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Dr. Anthony Fauci says there's fresh evidence that a COVID-19 vaccine may n...
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Fauci: There's evidence COVID-19 vaccines don't just protect you - they may stop you from spreading the virus to others, too

Felix Kästle/picture alliance via Getty Images Dr. Fauci is touting some of the first evidence that vaccines can help stop the spread of COVID-19. The hunch hinges on 2 new studies, which suggest vaccinated people don't spread the coronavirus well, even if they do get sick. Getting vaccinated, Fauci said, is "not only good for you," it can protect others too. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Dr. Anthony Fauci says there's fresh evidence that a COVID-19 vaccine may n...
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Biden describes closed schools and women leaving the workforce as 'a national emergency'

President Joe Biden speaks before signing executive orders on his first day in White House on January 21, 2021. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images) President Biden described school closures and women leaving the workforce as "a national emergency." "I think it's time for schools to reopen safely," he said during a CBS interview. Biden voiced concern about the mental health crisis that has been accelerated by the pandemic. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Pres...
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Richard Calland: Fascism is the post-pandemic threat

Conditions in South Africa and elsewhere are fertile ground for big-man authoritarian populism to take root The post Richard Calland: Fascism is the post-pandemic threat appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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Why Is 'Herd Immunity' Suddenly a Good Thing?

In the early days of the pandemic, there was an idea being thrown around that we should attempt to reach “herd immunity” as soon as possible. It was a terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad idea, because it amounted to giving up and letting millions of people die. And yet, now that we have a vaccine, herd immunity is…Read more...
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Herd immunity once 40-million have been vaccinated – Ramaphosa

Easing lockdown regulations and allowing alcohol, the president said the majority of vaccines will arrive between April and June The post Herd immunity once 40-million have been vaccinated – Ramaphosa appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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The US is seeing the consequences of the coronavirus' relatively unchecked spread. 3 people who supported that strategy now say they never did.

Hospital workers process COVID-19 specimens in the lab at UMass Memorial Hospital in Worcester, Massachusetts on November 11, 2020. Erin Clark/The Boston Globe via Getty Images The US's horrifying winter coronavirus surge offers a peek at the consequences of a no-lockdown, mass-infection approach. Some public figures — including Elon Musk and Scott Atlas — have advocated for protecting vulnerable people while encouraging everyone else to resume life as normal. Now they're either silent, de...
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WHO warns coronavirus herd immunity unlikely this year

Infections numbers are surging around the world, especially in Europe where nations have been forced to ramp up virus restrictions even as vaccines are rolled out. The post WHO warns coronavirus herd immunity unlikely this year appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, Europe, Joe Biden, Who, Openaccess, Top Six, Soumya Swaminathan, Herd Immunity, Chris Whitty, Igor Matovic, Ashley Fruno, Sputnik V vaccine


We are staying on adjusted level three — Ramaphosa

Although South Africa’s variant of Covid-19 does not cause more severe illness, the country, according to the president, must be ‘diligent, vigilant and compliant’ The post We are staying on adjusted level three — Ramaphosa appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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'We have failed' — Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf admits failure on coronavirus 'herd immunity' strategy as COVID deaths multiply

King Gustaf calls virus strategy a failure"We have had a large number of deaths and that is terrible"Swedish health care system overwhelmed "We have failed." Finally, even Sweden's King Gusfaf has lost faith in the Swedish government public health official responsible for managing the nation's response to Covid-19. — Read the rest
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3,400 Dead

The U.S. reported precisely 3,400 deaths from covid-19 on Wednesday, a new record in a long list of new records this month. And there’s not much more to say that hasn’t already been said about this avoidable tragedy—the greatest failure of American political institutions to protect human life in recent U.S. history.Read more...
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Trump says it's 'terrific' so many Americans have caught the coronavirus because it 'is a very powerful vaccine in itself'

President Donald Trump Reuters President Trump said it was "terrific" that so many Americans have caught the coronavirus as he appeared to back the concept of herd immunity. 'You develop immunity over a period of time. And I hear we're close to 15% [of Americans], I'm hearing that, and that's terrific, that's a very powerful vaccine in itself,' he told reporters on Tuesday. Herd immunity has been largely discredited as a strategy for tackling the virus because to achieve it in a country as...
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Dr. Scott Atlas Resigns From Trump White House

After a three month stint on the White House’s coronavirus task force during which he advocated for “herd immunity,” lambasted mask-wearing and generally acted like a contrarian, ant-science douche, Dr. Scott Atlas tendered his resignation on Monday night.Read more...
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One of Belgium's top virologists offered his family 4 tips for surviving the long COVID-19 winter — read the full letter he wrote them

Guido Vanham and his son Peter Vanham. Peter Vanham Guido Vanham is a virologist, a microbiologist who studies the rapid spreading of viruses, who's been sending letters to his three children throughout the coronavirus pandemic. The text of his most recent letter is printed below with permission from his son, Peter Vanham. In it, Guido Vanham writes that he's optimistic about the latest major vaccine trial updates but warns that if history and previous viruses are any guide, the toughest t...
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