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‘Pandemic Of The Unvaccinated’

Speaking during a White House briefing, Dr. Rochelle Walensky says Covid cases in the U.S. are up about 70% over the last week, hospital admissions are up 36% and deaths rose by 26%. Nearly all hospital admissions and deaths, she says, are among the unvaccinated.

5 States LA Residents Are Not Supposed To Visit

L.A. TIMES – The Los Angeles County health officer has suggested that residents reconsider travel to five states with the nation’s worst rates of coronavirus transmission.

US Troops Ordered To Show Vaccine Proof

Troops at an Alabama military base have been ordered to show proof that they've been vaccinated to be able to go without face masks on the premise.

Immunization Awareness Month Canceled In Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee health officials will not acknowledge that August is National Immunization Awareness Month per an order from the state's health commissioner, emails show. The order, obtained by NewsChannel 5, was given to Tennessee's former top vaccination chief earlier this month just days before she was fired amid Republican outrage over her push to inoculate teenagers against COVID-19. The firing of Dr. Michelle Fiscus sparked alarm among doctors, public health advocates,...

Covid Surges In America’s Largest County

(CNN) Los Angeles County is seeing a surge in new Covid-19 coronavirus cases, topping 1,000 for the fifth straight day Wednesday. Though hospitalizations remain low, each infected patient admitted to a county hospital has not had all their vaccine shots, officials said. County health services director Dr. Christina Ghaly told the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday: "To date, we have not had a patient admitted to a hospital who has been fully vaccinated, with either...

CDC Eyes Risk Of Serious Side Effects From Booster Shots

(Reuters) - The United States is reviewing the need for a third COVID-19 booster shot among residents who have already been vaccinated but needs to see more data to know if additional shots could raise people's risk of serious side effects, a U.S. health official said Tuesday. The official said the second dose for two-shot COVID-19 vaccine regimens was associated with higher rates of side effects, suggesting a third dose could potentially come with even...

Fire Destroys Covid Hospital, Scores Of Iraqis Dead

Already decimated by war and sanctions, Iraq's healthcare system has struggled to cope with the coronavirus crisis, which has killed 17,592 people and infected more than 1.4 million.

Schools Spend Big On Untested Air Cleaners That “Potentially Create Harmful Byproducts”

Electronic air cleaners, heavily marketed to gyms, doctors’ offices and hospitals, companies and schools awash in federal covid relief funds, tend to use high-voltage charges to alter molecules in the air. The companies selling the devices say they can destroy pathogens and clean the air. But academic air quality experts say the technology can be ineffective or potentially create harmful byproducts.

FDA Links J&J Vaccine To Rare Disorder

The FDA is reportedly expected to administer a new warning on the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine and a possible link to Guillain-Barré, a rare autoimmune nerve disorder.

WHO Not Happy As More States Ignore Lockdown Advice

CNBC – The World Health Organization is urging “extreme caution” against lifting public health measures in countries around the world as the Covid pandemic rages in countries with low vaccination rates and puts other regions at risk for the spread of variants. Countries with high vaccination rates like the United States and the United Kingdom have been gradually lifting public health measures while other countries are battling their worst outbreaks since the beginning of the...

Her Beer “Tasted Like Windex”

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — Dr. Rachel LaCount grasped a metal hoop at a playground and spun in circles with her 7-year-old son, turning the distant mesas of the Colorado National Monument into a red-tinged blur. LaCount has lived in this western Colorado city of 64,000 nearly her whole life. As a hospital pathologist, she knows better than most that her hometown has become one of the nation’s top breeding grounds for the delta variant of...

Spoiled Brats Defy Mask Rule, Flight Canceled

A group of more than 30 teens from Boston refused to wear face masks on a plane to the Bahamas on Monday — forcing American Airlines to cancel the flight.

“Vaccinate Or Repent”

Russia's powerful Orthodox Church admonished people refusing to be vaccinated against COVID-19, calling them sinners who would have to atone for the rest of their lives, as the country reported another jump in new infections and deaths.

Michigan Boy Dies In His Sleep 3 Days After Getting Vaccine

NY POST – A 13-year-old Michigan boy died in his sleep three days after receiving the coronavirus vaccine in June and the Centers for Disease Control has opened an investigation into the death, a report said on Sunday. Jacob Clynick — who was preparing to enter high school in the fall — received his second dose of the Pfizer vaccine at a Walgreens in Zilwaukee, Mich. on June 13, his aunt told the Detroit Free...

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