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Studies Confirm Waning Immunity From Pfizer Vaccine

Two real-world studies published Wednesday confirm that the immune protection offered by two doses of Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine drops off after two months or so, although protection against severe disease, hospitalization and death remains strong.

“Medical Freedom” Rallies Clap Back Against Mandates

HUTCHINSON (MINN.) LEADER – Library Square in downtown Hutchinson was filled Monday with people protesting vaccine mandates during a rally featuring Dr. Scott Jensen, who is running for governor, as the keynote speaker. People carried signs with slogans opposing vaccination mandates, while speakers addressed the crowd from the band shelter in the park. The rally was organized by a group called Triple M Medical. According to a person who claimed to be one of the organizers,...

Vaccines Cut Delta Transmission, At Least Temporarily

NATURE – The first study to look directly at how well vaccines prevent the spread of the Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 brings good news and bad. The study shows that people who become infected with the Delta variant are less likely to pass the virus to their close contacts if they have already had a COVID-19 vaccine than if they haven’t. But that protective effect is relatively small, and dwindles alarmingly at three months after...

Religious Exemptions: Easy To Claim, Hard To Prove

As more employers require COVID-19 vaccinations as a condition of employment, some employees have tried to claim a religious objection to the vaccine. Attorney Jon Delano explains that’s not as easy as it might seem.

Florida Man Dies Of Covid Minutes Before His First Grandchild Is Born

USA TODAY – A Florida man died from COVID-19 just 20 minutes before his first grandchild was born. Shane O’Neal, 40, died from COVID-19 at approximately 3:30 a.m. on Sept. 3. His daughter, Kylie Dean, gave birth to her son, Preston, at 3:49 a.m. the same morning. Dean, an ICU nurse, told USA TODAY that her father was “super excited” about the birth of his first grandchild. But her father tested positive for COVID-19 last month and was...

Pfizer Vaccine Stops Working After 6 Months

Oct 4 (Reuters) - The effectiveness of the Pfizer Inc/BioNTech SE vaccine in preventing infection by the coronavirus dropped to 47% from 88% six months after the second dose. The finding published on Monday is based on the data that U.S. health agencies considered when deciding on the need for booster shots. The data, which was published in the Lancet medical journal, had been previously released in August ahead of peer review. The analysis showed that...

Covid Surges In Nation’s Most Vaccinated States

AP – Despite having the highest vaccination rates in the country, there are constant reminders for most New England states of just how vicious the delta variant of COVID-19 is. Hospitals across the region are seeing full intensive care units and staff shortages are starting to affect care. Public officials are pleading with the unvaccinated to get the shots. Health care workers are coping with pent-up demand for other kinds of care that had been...

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.

CNN Host Sued For Sex Assault In Gay Bar

Dustin Hice says CNN host Don Lemon assaulted him during the summer of 2018.

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.

Florida Man Arrested For Stalking, Accosting Female Trump Supporter

TAMPA FREE PRESS – An outspoken, Trump-hating Florida man was arrested recently for stalking a conservative woman in a swimming pool. Sumter County deputies arrested Ed McGinty, Villages, Florida, after he accosted a woman who was wearing an anti-Biden shirt at a pool inside America’s largest retirement community. The arrest came after officials banned McGinty from the pool because of his actions. In a tweet on Sept. 23, McGinty said along with a photo he had posted,...

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...

WHO Admits Staff Guilty Of ‘Harrowing’ Sex Abuse In Congo

A report by the World Health Organization this week detailed 83 allegations of sexual abuse by its employees during the Ebola crisis that began in 2018 in the Democratic Republic of Congo. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus called it a "dark day" for the U.N. body.

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