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Google and Facebook Will Require Employees to Be Vaccinated Before Office Reopening

At the start of the pandemic, Big Tech led the way in embracing remote work. Now, it’s also serving as a bellwether of how companies are planning to safely return to the office. But it doesn’t look like everyone is on the same page. While Google and Facebook announced today they will require all staffers to be…Read more...
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Facebook will require employees to be vaccinated before returning to campus

Earlier today, Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced that the company will require employees to be vaccinated before returning to work on-site. It was part of a larger letter sent to Google/Alphabet staff that also noted the company will be extending its work-from-home policy through October 18, as the Covid-19 Delta variant continues to sweep through the global population. In a message to TechCrunch, Facebook’s VP of People, Lori Goler, confirmed a similar policy for the social media giant. “As ou...
Tags: Health, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apps, US, Tech, Delta, Vaccination, Wall Street Journal, Sundar Pichai, Pichai, Google Alphabet, Goler, Lori Goler, TechCrunch Facebook


We have lost more than three years of life expectancy during the pandemic

Covid deniers and anti-vaxxers seem to want more excess deaths and a shorter life span The post We have lost more than three years of life expectancy during the pandemic appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Opinion, Vaccination, Vaccine, Life Expectancy, Openaccess, Pandemic, Top Six, Anti-vaxxers, Herd Immunity, COVID-19, South African Medical Research Council, Delta variant


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...
Tags: Politics, Science, Medicine, Articles, Arkansas, Vaccination, Vaccine, Biden, Donald Trump, Life Sciences, Asa Hutchinson, Arkansas Democrat Gazette, Vaccine Hesitancy, Presidency Of Donald Trump, Covid 19 Vaccine, Health Medical Pharma


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...
Tags: Science, Medicine, Environment, Articles, Medical Research, Vaccination, Astrazeneca, Doubt, Clinical Trials, Johnson Johnson, Naomi Oreskes, Climate Change Denial, Health Sciences, Vaccine Hesitancy, Covid 19 Vaccine, Covid 19 Vaccines


CDC Will Reportedly Ask Some Vaccinated People to Mask Back Up

The CDC is set to recommend mask-wearing for people vaccinated against covid-19, at least some of the time, according to reports from the New York Times and CNN. The change in guidance, which will reportedly happen today, is due to growing concerns over the more transmissible Delta variant of the coronavirus. At this…Read more...
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States With the Best (and Worst) Vaccination Rates in the U.S.

The U.S. covid-19 vaccination rate is currently 49.71%, ranked 22nd in the world, down from 18th place just last week. But which individual states are doing the best?Read more...
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Arkansas doctor describes the 'regret and remorse' from dying COVID-19 patients who didn't get vaccinated

Dr Bolding explains the impact that Arkansas' low vaccination rate is having on COVID-19 patients. Washington Regional Medical System An Arkansas doctor described fear on the faces of dying, unvaccinated COVID-19 patients. The state lags the rest of the US in vaccinations and is seeing a surge in cases. GOP governor Asa Hutchinson has urged people to get the shot. See more stories on Insider's business page. An Arkansas doctor posted an emotional plea to his patients to get vaccin...
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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...
Tags: Science, Medicine, Joe Biden, Medical Research, Vaccination, Pfizer, Vaccine, Vaccines, Anthony Fauci, Clinical Trials, Covid 19, Covid 19 Vaccine, Health Medical Pharma, Rna Vaccines, Covid 19 Vaccines, Sars Cov 2 Delta Variant


Africa partners with the US and Europe to reach vaccination goals

Avat has secured a donation of several hundred million doses of Covid-19 drugs from the United States, 25-million of which will begin to be rolled out by the end of this week The post Africa partners with the US and Europe to reach vaccination goals appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, Europe, Africa, US, United States, Vaccination, Pfizer, Vaccines, Aspen, African Union, Johnson & Johnson, Strive Masiyiwa, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Africa CDC, Biovac


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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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...
Tags: Science, Medicine, Medical Research, Vaccination, Pfizer, Vaccine, Johnson, Clinical Trials, Johnson Johnson, J, Tim Lahey, Moderna, Covid 19, Johnson Vaccine, Medical Specialties, Covid 19 Vaccine


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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Joburg’s homeless people miss out on jabs

Gauteng has ‘no plan’ to vaccinate its 10 000 displaced persons The post Joburg’s homeless people miss out on jabs appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: South Africa, Vaccination, National, Johannesburg, Salvation Army, Gauteng, Displaced, Joburg, Top Six, Homeless Persons, Gauteng Department of Health, COVID-19, City Of Johannesburg, Popo Maja, National Coronavirus Command Council, Subs-only


Despite Spread of Infectious Delta Variant, Amazon to Stop Testing Warehouse Workers

The coronavirus pandemic in the U.S. must be over because otherwise, Amazon’s decision to end free testing for warehouse workers might seem rather reckless.Read more...
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Twitter Suspends Marjorie Taylor Greene for 12 Hours Over Anti-Vaccine Tweets

Right-wing congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene has been suspended from Twitter for spreading misinformation about covid-19 vaccines, according to a new report from CNN. How long will Greene be forced off the platform? An entire 12 hours, according to the cable news outlet. That oughta teach her.Read more...
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South Africa hits daily vaccine high of more 200 000 jabs administered

South Africa reaches its benchmark to vaccinate more than 200 000 people in one day, and the nationwide drive to vaccinate inmates kicks off The post South Africa hits daily vaccine high of more 200 000 jabs administered appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: South Africa, Vaccination, National, Vaccines, Department Of Health, Department of Correctional Services, Top Six, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Electronic Vaccination Data System, EVDA


Jen Psaki rejects Fox News reporter Peter Doocy's 'loaded and inaccurate' claim that the White House is 'spying' on Facebook profiles

White House press secretary Jen Psaki. Alex Wong/Getty Images Jen Psaki on Friday called a Fox News reporter's question "loaded and inaccurate." The reporter, Peter Doocy, had asked whether the White House was spying on Facebook accounts. Psaki rejected the claim, saying that the profiles are public. See more stories on Insider's business page. White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Friday dismissed a Fox News reporter's claim that the Biden administration was "spying" on Fa...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, News, White House, US, Trends, Social Media, Joe Biden, Fox, New York Times, Vaccination, Fox News, Biden, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Misinformation, Tucker Carlson


Jen Psaki shoots down Fox News reporter Peter Doocy's 'loaded and inaccurate' claim that the White House is 'spying' on Facebook profiles

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki. Alex Wong/Getty Images Jen Psaki on Friday called a Fox News reporter's question "loaded and inaccurate." The reporter, Peter Doocy, had asked whether the White House was spying on Facebook accounts. Psaki rejected the claim, saying that the profiles are public. See more stories on Insider's business page. White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Friday dismissed a Fox News reporter's claim that the Biden administration is "spying" on Fac...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, News, Cdc, White House, US, Trends, Social Media, Joe Biden, Fox, New York Times, Vaccination, Fox News, Biden, Misinformation, Tucker Carlson


Almost half of UK COVID infections are in people who are at least partly vaccinated, study suggests. But the cases were much milder.

A woman receives the COVID-19 vaccine in Wales, UK. Matthew Horwood/Getty Almost half of coronavirus cases in the UK were among vaccinated people, per a large UK study. The virus seems to be "running out" of people who do not have immunity, the study lead said. Hospitalization in the UK could stabilize and likely fall in the UK, he told Insider. See more stories on Insider's business page. Almost half of COVID-19 cases in the UK are among people who are partly or fully vaccinated peopl...
Tags: UK, Science, London, Wales, Trends, News UK, Vaccination, Astrazeneca, King, Phe, Zoe, Spector, King s College London, Tim Spector, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Half of KZN patients have no chronic medication. Here’s how looting affected SA’s Covid-19 vaccine roll-out

Vaccines were stolen and many urban vaccine sites had to close as Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal erupted into chaos this past week. The biggest loss however is not vaccines, but the chronic medicines that were looted leaving those with HIV, cancer and diabetes without their medication The post Half of KZN patients have no chronic medication. Here’s how looting affected SA’s Covid-19 vaccine roll-out appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, Protests, Vaccination, Medication, Kwazulu Natal, Gauteng, Openaccess, Pharmacies, Looting, COVID-19, Vaccination Sites, Clicks United Pharmaceutical Distributors, South African Pharmacy Council, Zuma unrest


964 people got COVID-19 after an outdoor music festival, despite compulsory negative tests, vaccines, or other proof of immunity

People at an unnamed festival Klaus Vedfelt/Getty Images 964 people who attended a Dutch outdoor music festival tested positive for the coronavirus. The festival did not impose social distancing, arguing that its screening procedures were enough. Information on the severity of the cases was not available. See more stories on Insider's business page. Nearly a thousand people tested positive for the coronavirus after attending a two-day outdoor festival in the Netherlands on the weekend...
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Violence severely impedes Covid-19 vaccine rollout in KwaZulu-Natal, Gauteng

Twenty pharmacies in KZN have been looted and damaged, while one was burned down and several others closed their doors as a precaution The post Violence severely impedes Covid-19 vaccine rollout in KwaZulu-Natal, Gauteng appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Medicine, Police, Hospitals, South Africa, Healthcare, Protests, Vaccination, National, Department Of Health, Rioting, Top Six, Pharmacies, Looting, Coronavirus, Vaccination Sites, ZumaUnrest


Norwegian Cruise Line Sues Florida Over Ridiculous Anti-Vaccine Law

Norwegian Cruise Lines filed what the company calls a “last resort” lawsuit against the state of Florida on Tuesday over an anti-vaccine law praised by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis that bans businesses from requiring customers to be vaccinated. Companies face fines of $5,000 per violation for asking about…Read more...
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Almost 1 million people booked a COVID-19 vaccine on the day France announced a 'health passport' for non-essential places like restaurants

French President Emmanuel Macron talks with cooking students, Tuesday June 8, 2021 at the Hospitality school in Tain-l'Hermitage, southeastern France. Philippe Desmazes, Pool via AP France saw more than 900,000 vaccine appointments booked on Monday. It came after health passports were made mandatory for entering venues like restaurants. France has relatively few people compared to nations like the US and UK. See more stories on Insider's business page. Unvaccinated French people ru...
Tags: UK, Science, France, Israel, US, Trends, News UK, Delta, Vaccination, Emmanuel Macron, AP France, Tain, COVID-19, Marianne Guenot, France Philippe Desmazes Pool, Raphael Grably


Troops arrive in KwaZulu-Natal as death toll reaches 26

With tensions escalating in predominantly Indian and white suburbs, where residents have mobilised to defend themselves and their property, premier Sihle Zikalala said residents had a right to do so The post Troops arrive in KwaZulu-Natal as death toll reaches 26 appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: South Africa, Vaccination, National, Kwazulu Natal, Pietermaritzburg, Cyril Ramaphosa, South African National Defence Force, Top Six, Sihle Zikalala, COVID-19, Jacob Zuma. ZumaUnrest


South Africa remains under Covid-19 alert level four, with minor changes

As the Delta variant fuels infections, the ban on alcohol sales remains, schools will stay closed until 26 July and restaurants may open with limited numbers The post South Africa remains under Covid-19 alert level four, with minor changes appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Restaurants, Alcohol, South Africa, Jacob Zuma, Vaccination, National, Pfizer, Peak, Gauteng, Surge, Cyril Ramaphosa, Vinpro, Top Six, Third Wave, Johnson And Johnson, Level 4


Map shows how almost all the US counties where COVID-19 is surging have vaccination rates below 40%

Maps of the us show counties where case rate is over 100 per 100.000, and counties where the vaccination rate is also below 40%, as of July 2, 2021 CDC 173 US counties have COVID-19 cases above 100 per 100,000 people, per new CDC data. Almost every one of those counties has vaccinated fewer than 40%, the CDC director said. The unvaccinated are "particularly at risk" from the Delta variant, she said. See more stories on Insider's business page. The overwhelming majority of counties wh...
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Every Covid death in Maryland last month was unvaccinated

130 people died last month in Maryland of Covid. None of them were vaccinated, reports CNN. In addition, unvaccinated people made up 95% of new Covid-19 cases in the state and 93% of new Covid-19 hospitalizations, Hogan said at a news conference Wednesday.The — Read the rest
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