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COVID Cases Still Rising In 5 States

THE HILL – Cases of COVID-19 are declining across the country, with 90 percent of states seeing numbers either sustained or going down over the past week. However, the remaining 10 percent, or five states, have seen an increase in COVID-19. Montana, Colorado, Minnesota, Michigan and Pennsylvania are still surging hotspot spots even while the rate of infection is dropping nationally, CNN reported, citing the data from Johns Hopkins University.  Anthony Fauci, chief medical adviser to President Biden and...

Which COVID Vaccine Boosters Work Best?

A study by the National Institutes of Health this week suggests people who got the J&J vaccine as their initial vaccination against the coronavirus may get their best protection from choosing an mRNA vaccine as the booster.

Unvaxxed United Employees Win Reprieve

A federal judge has extended a ban on United Airlines putting employees on unpaid leave for seeking a medical or religious exemption from the airline's requirement to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

Walgreen’s Accidentally Injects Tots With Covid Vaccine

Two children were mistakenly given the Covid-19 vaccine instead of a flu shot a week ago at their local pharmacy -- and are now dealing with some adverse symptoms.

“Real World Evidence” Supports Vaccines: Business Insider

Those who are vaccinated are nine times less at risk of being hospitalized or dying from COVID-19 than those who have not been vaccinated, according to a study of near 23 million people.

COVID-19 Vaccinations Work With Or Without Side Effects

While many assume that side effects from a COVID-19 vaccine mean that the shot is working, researchers at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore state that people should not interpret the symptoms that way. The researchers found that whether one experienced side effects or not, the vaccines worked exceedingly well at generating a strong immune response.

Long-Term COVID-19 Could Be Worse Than We Knew

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC – Almost daily microbiologist Peter Jackson receives emails from people who recovered from COVID-19 only to discover that their health troubles have just begun. Recently, a mother of two in her 30s wrote to the Stanford University professor.  She said that she now takes a slew of diabetes medications every day—even though she hadn’t been at risk for the disease before her coronavirus infection. Experts have known since the beginning of the pandemic that having...

As Mandates Take Hold, Vaccinations Rise, Cases, Hospitalizations, Deaths Fall

BECKER'S HOSPITAL REVIEW – New COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths fell this week, while vaccination rates rose, according to the CDC's COVID data tracker. Key numbers to know: Reported cases The nation's current seven-day case average is 95,448, an 11.6 percent decrease from the previous week's average. This marks the third consecutive week the national case average has declined. Hospitalizations The current seven-day hospitalization average is 7,440, a 13.2 percent drop from the previous week. Vaccinations The...

Golden Corral Gives Meals To People Getting Vaccinated

Golden Corral in Bolingbrook, Illinois is hosting a pop-up vaccination clinic Oct. 16. People who get the vaccine there will get a coupon for a free meal that day.

Natural Immunity Vs. Vaccines: Which Is Better?

KAISER HEALTH NEWS – Dr. Aaron Kheriaty, a University of California-Irvine psychiatry professor, felt he didn’t need to be vaccinated against covid because he’d fallen ill with the disease in July 2020. So, in August, he sued to stop the university system’s vaccination mandate, saying “natural” immunity had given him and millions of others better protection than any vaccine could. A judge on Sept. 28 dismissed Kheriaty’s request for an injunction against the university over its...

4 In 10 Americans Reject Flu Shot

More than 4 in 10 Americans aren't sure about or aren't planning on getting a flu shot this year, a new survey found, in a worrying trend public health experts say could exacerbate a worse-than-average flu season.

Another Nation Suspends Moderna Vaccine

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Finland has joined other Nordic countries in suspending or discouraging the use of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine in certain age groups because of an increased risk of heart inflammation, a rare side effect associated with the shot. The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare said Thursday that authorities won't give the shot to males under age 30. They will be offered the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine instead. The government agency said it found that...

How Religious Exemptions Work

In the face of a religious exemption application, employers or schools have the right to probe the exemption and question the applicant. In other words, it is on them to assess the sincerity of the belief, not the accuracy or validity.

Seattle Woman, 37, Dead Of Vaccine-Induced Clots

(CNN)A King County, Washington, woman has died from a rare blood clotting syndrome after receiving the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine, according to a statement posted online by Public Health -- Seattle & King County. The woman, who was in her late 30s, was vaccinated on August 26 and died on September 7 from thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome, known as TTS. It's a rare and potentially deadly clotting event that has been linked with the...

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