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New York Paying Up To $200 An Hour To Replace Unvaxxed Nurses

Most holdout employees got vaccinated in the days leading up to Monday’s deadline as Gov. Kathy Hochul touted a 92% immunization rate among hospital staff this week.

Trump “Very Happy” With All Covid Vaccines

Donald J. Trump joined Yahoo Finance for a wide-ranging conversation covering topics such as the U.S. economy, COVID-19 vaccines, cryptocurrencies, and his thinking on a third run for the presidency in 2024. The full interview will be released on Monday.

India Removes Ivermectin From Covid Clinical Guidelines

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), India’s leading medical research body, has revised its ‘Clinical Guidelines’ for COVID-19, removing mention of ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine.

Herd Immunity Is Not Enough

KAISER HEALTH NEWS – San Juan County, Colorado, can boast that 99.9% of its eligible population has received at least one dose of covid-19 vaccine, putting it in the top 10 counties in the nation, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. If vaccines were the singular armor against covid’s spread, then on paper, San Juan County, with its 730 or so residents on file, would be one of the most...

Panic Buttons Issued To Threatened Hospital Workers

ARS TECHNICA – Hospitals in several states are ramping up security and even providing wearable panic buttons to staff amid a wave of violent attacks sparked by COVID-related misinformation, denialists, and conspiracy theorists. In a hospital in Branson, Missouri, as many as 400 staff members will have panic buttons added to their identification badges after assaults on staff members tripled amid the pandemic. Assaults rose from 40 in 2019 to 123 in 2020, the Associated...

Fringe Doctors’ Groups Promote Ivermectin for COVID despite a Lack of Evidence

A recent poll by the Economist and YouGov indicated that a total of about 56 percent of people who believe ivermectin is effective against COVID either do not plan to get vaccinated or are unsure about the vaccine.

Vaccine Failing; Get Booster ‘ASAP’

The COVID-19 vaccine from Johnson & Johnson was a one-shot regime. But data shows that people who got the shot may have waning immunity, and some doctors say a second shot would be a good idea.

Getting A Religious Exemption To A Vaccine Mandate

NPR – More and more employers are ordering workers to get vaccinated against COVID-19 without the option of getting tested instead. Now workers are pushing back. In Washington, D.C., more than 400 fire and emergency medical workers applied for religious exemptions to the city's vaccine mandate. In Los Angeles, roughly a quarter of the police department is expected to seek religious exemptions. How many of those requests will ultimately be approved is unknown. Already, some employers are...

Crowd Defies Vaccine Mandate, Storms Food Court

Videos posted to social media show the protesters marching into Staten Island Mall in defiance of the city’s indoor dining vaccination mandate. Some chanted, “My body, my choice,” while others recited the Pledge of Allegiance.

2 Dead After Taking Ivermectin

The New York Times – A wave of misinformation touting the deworming drug ivermectin as a Covid treatment appears to be showing no signs of abating, with calls about the drug to poison control centers surging, and officials in New Mexico saying misuse of the medication contributed to at least two deaths. Federal health authorities have repeatedly warned Covid patients not to take the drug, which is an anti-parasite medication most commonly used in the...

Rolling Stones Concert Includes Vaccine Clinic

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Rolling Stones are touring again, this time without their heartbeat, or at least their backbeat. The tour had been scheduled for 2020 before the coronavirus virtually shut down the touring industry. Signs of the pandemic were everywhere at the show in Missouri, a state hit hard by the virus's delta variant. The tens of thousands of fans wore masks as required by St. Louis' anti-virus protocol. The Stones themselves appeared in...

Boosters Mean Billions For Big Pharma

Boosters will likely be offered broadly in the coming months. That, plus continued growth in initial vaccinations, could mean a huge gain in sales and profits for Pfizer and Moderna.

Game-Changing Covid Treatment Pill May Be Just Months Away

At least three promising antivirals for covid are being tested in clinical trials, with results expected as soon as late fall or winter.

U.S. Is Discarding Millions Of Doses Of Unwanted Vaccines

The federal government is working with Covid-19 vaccine manufacturers to reduce the number of doses per vial, amid growing concerns about wasted vaccines.

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