Tag Archives: Centers for Disease Control

COVID Vaccine Updates: Delta variant makes up more than 20% of new cases

[ad_1] NEW YORK (WABC) — There’s increasing concern among U.S. health experts regarding the rapid spread of the highly contagious Delta variant, which is now present in all but one state. The CDC estimates that the variant currently makes up more than 20% of new cases nationwide. Several states with …

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COVID Vaccine Updates: NY, NJ see lowest hospitalizations since start of pandemic

[ad_1] NEW YORK (WABC) — The number of hospitalizations have dropped to their lowest levels since the start of the coronavirus pandemic in both New York and New Jersey. On Saturday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office announced 371 COVID-19 hospitalizations statewide. In New Jersey, Gov. Phil Murphy tweeted that …

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COVID Vaccine Updates: CDC panel says data shows ‘likely association’ between vaccine, heart inflammation

[ad_1] NEW YORK (WABC) — A CDC panel said Wednesday that data shows a “likely association” between the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines and a rare heart inflammation in adolescents and young adults, but they said the benefits of the shot far outweigh the risks. “Myocarditis is a rare disease, …

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Region has four new COVID-19 cases and one death | Coronavirus

[ad_1] There were just four new COVID-19 cases and one additional death across the eight-county region in Monday’s update by the Pennsylvania Department of Health. Cambria and Somerset counties each reported one new case and Westmoreland County added two positives among 129 new cases statewide. Clearfield County’s new death was …

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COVID Vaccine Updates: 70% of NY adults have received at least 1 shot, CDC says

[ad_1] NEW YORK (WABC) — New York State has reached a vaccination milestone now that nearly 70% of the population has been at least partially vaccinated, according to the CDC. Gov. Andrew Cuomo had said that most remaining restrictions would likely be lifted once New York hit that benchmark. Experts …

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COVID Vaccine Updates: Novavax reports 90% effectiveness with its 2-shot vaccination

[ad_1] NEW YORK (WABC) — Novavax is seeing positive results in the pivotal 3rd phase of its COVID vaccine trial. The company says its 2-shot vaccine is 90% effective in preventing symptomatic disease. It’s also 100% effective against moderate and severe cases. The trial is also showing efficacy against variants. …

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COVID Vaccine Updates: Houston Methodist Hospital can force workers to get vaccinated, judge rules

[ad_1] NEW YORK (WABC) — Last weekend it was reported that more than 100 employees at a Houston hospital had filed a lawsuit after they were ordered to get vaccinated. A federal court judge has sided with Houston Methodist, saying that claims made by lawyers representing the employees were false. …

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COVID Vaccine Updates: Houston Methodist Hospital can force workers to get vaccinated, judge rules

[ad_1] NEW YORK (WABC) — Last weekend it was reported that more than 100 employees at a Houston hospital had filed a lawsuit after they were ordered to get vaccinated. A federal court judge has sided with Houston Methodist, saying that claims made by lawyers representing the employees were false. …

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COVID Vaccine Updates: Disney World Orlando to lift some mask mandates next Tuesday

[ad_1] NEW YORK (WABC) — Smiles will soon become more visible at Disney World in Florida. Starting Tuesday, vaccinated guests will no longer be required to wear face coverings in most areas. The Orlando theme park is also relaxing physical distancing guidelines, though it says some attractions may still have …

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COVID Vaccine Updates: US to donate 500 million Pfizer doses to lowest-income nations

[ad_1] NEW YORK (WABC) — President Joe Biden called on global leaders Thursday to join him in sharing coronavirus vaccines with struggling nations around the world after he promised the U.S. would donate 500 million doses to help speed the pandemic’s end and bolster the strategic position of the world’s …

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