Why Aren’t The Vaccines Approved?

The F.D.A. is encouraging people to get a Covid-19 shot — but hasn’t formally approved those vaccines. New York Times – It is the most discordant part of the U.S. government’s response to Covid-19. Even as President Biden, the C.D.C. and virtually the entire scientific community are urging — pleading with, even — Americans to get vaccinated, the government has not formally approved any vaccine. The Food and Drug Administration has instead given only “emergency use authorization”...

Japan’s People, Doctors Want No Part Of Olympics

TOKYO (AP) — Over and over, year after year, the stewards of the Olympics say it: The Games aren't supposed to be political. But how do you avoid politics when you're trying to pull off an event of this complexity during a lethal and protracted pandemic? Consider: The Japanese medical community largely opposes these Olympics; the government’s main medical adviser, Dr. Shigeru Omi, has said it’s “abnormal” to hold them during a pandemic. Medical journals...

Man With Covid Dresses As Muslim Woman, Fools Airport Security

Coronavirus cases are rising rapidly across Indonesia. The fourth most populous country in the world is currently Asia's hotspot for the disease, and many of the newest cases are confirmed to be the deadly Delta variant.

Covid: Biggest Killer Since World War II?

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. life expectancy fell by a year and a half in 2020, the largest one-year decline since World War II, public health officials said Wednesday. The decrease for both Black Americans and Hispanic Americans was even worse: three years. The drop spelled out by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is due mainly to the COVID-19 pandemic, which health officials said is responsible for close to 74% of the overall life...

Reassuring Data on the Delta Variant

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL | OPINION – You read the same alarming headlines every few months, now with Greek letters. As the virus that causes Covid-19 evolves and mutates, the same concerns pop up about whether the variant evades vaccines, makes people sicker than the old versions, and increases transmissibility. What we know about the Delta variant is reassuring. One of the most important questions is whether vaccines are still working well. The best way...

Changes Coming In USA’s Least Vaccinated State

Mississippi hospital to require masks JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippi's only level-one trauma hospital and academic medical center will require all employees and students who are not vaccinated against COVID-19 to wear an N95 mask while inside, a decision that a top official acknowledged would not be popular with everyone in the country's least vaccinated state and may result in the loss of employees. University of Mississippi Medical Center Vice Chancellor Dr. LouAnn Woodward said the university...

‘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...

Gates “On The Verge Or Tears” Over Failed Marriage

Bill Gates spoke about "messing up" during his marriage to Melinda French Gates at Allen & Co.'s billionaire-packed Sun Valley conference last week, sources told the New York Post on Monday.

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.


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