Tag Archives: Public health

As Pentagon prepares to make Covid-19 vaccine mandatory, some lawyers see a surge in calls

[ad_1] CNN —   The messages began pouring into the law office of Joseph Jordan in Killeen, Texas, soon after the Pentagon announced it would seek to make the Covid-19 vaccines mandatory for troops. Service members wanted to know what their options were if they didn’t want to be vaccinated. …

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The Latest: CDC warns of high virus risks in northeastern US | Coronavirus

[ad_1] BOSTON — The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Sunday that every county in the states of Connecticut and Massachusetts are the site of high or substantial transmission of the coronavirus. The rise of transmission in the two states mirrors a nationwide and regional trend. Some health …

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Poland sells 1 million coronavirus vaccine doses to Australia – POLITICO

[ad_1] Australia has purchased slightly more than a million doses of BioNTech/Pfizer vaccine from Poland to help fight an alarming spike in coronavirus infections, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Sunday. The doses were due to arrive in Australia on Sunday night, Morrison said at a news conference, and 530,000 of …

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Italy reports 34 coronavirus deaths on Saturday, 7,188 new cases

[ad_1] ROME, Aug 14 (Reuters) – Italy reported 34 coronavirus-related deaths on Saturday against 45 the day before, the health ministry said, while the daily tally of new infections declined to 7,188 from 7,409. Italy has registered 128,413 deaths linked to COVID-19 since its outbreak emerged in February last year, …

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Germany’s confirmed coronavirus cases rise by 5,644 – RKI

[ad_1] BERLIN, Aug 14 (Reuters) – The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased by 5,644 to 3,816,285, data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases showed on Saturday. The reported death toll rose by 11 to 91,864, the tally showed. (Reporting by Berlin Newsroom; Editing by …

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Coronavirus case surges force school closures

[ad_1] Several counties across the U.S. have temporarily suspended school because of a surge in coronavirus cases among students and faculty early in the academic year. Why it matters: Richard Besser, former acting director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, told NBC this week he believes more schools …

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Why the coronavirus lab leak theory won’t go away – POLITICO

[ad_1] Press play to listen to this article It started out as a fringe conspiracy theory touted by Donald Trump. Now the suggestion that the deadly coronavirus was leaked from a laboratory in China is gaining both scientific and political traction. The latest tinder to ignite the flames of conspiracy …

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As coronavirus infections rise, masks to be required in Montgomery County facilities | Local News

[ad_1] NORRISTOWN — With signs that “substantial community transmission” of COVID-19 infections continues to occur in Montgomery County, government and court leaders decided Friday to return to requiring face coverings in all county buildings and facilities. Effective Monday, Aug. 16, all county employees and visitors in county government buildings must …

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The Latest: Japan races to vaccinate as coronavirus surges | Nation & World

[ad_1] TOKYO — The Tokyo Olympics have ended, but cases are still rising amid calls to limit gatherings. On Friday, Tokyo reported 5,773 new cases, surpassing the previous record of 5,042 set last week. Yet many people are ignoring government requests to avoid travel and are gathering at bars and …

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US Coronavirus: These 8 states account for half of US Covid-19 hospitalizations. And officials say the surge is overwhelming healthcare workers

[ad_1] CNN —   As experts race to mitigate the spread of Covid-19 by encouraging vaccinations and mask-wearing, hospital systems in a handful of states are now straining to keep up with the surge. Eight states, many of which have lagged the national average for vaccinations, have Covid-19 patients that …

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