Tag Archives: United States

Why Is the Pandemic So Bad in Florida?

[ad_1] The numbers are remarkable. More than 100 million people in the United States have likely been infected by SARS-CoV-2 and 167 million people are fully vaccinated. Yet despite this huge population of people with at least some level of immunity, the Delta variant has sent case and hospitalization numbers …

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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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When COVID-19 Puts Kids at Risk, Parents May Overreact

[ad_1] As a practicing primary-care doctor, I fully empathize with parents who worry about their unvaccinated kids’ potential exposure to the coronavirus. Raising my own children is a daily exercise in vulnerability. One rainy night this summer, my teenage son, a new driver who was running late for a babysitting …

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Japan races to vaccinate as coronavirus surges

[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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FDA authorizes additional Covid-19 vaccine doses for certain immunocompromised people

[ad_1] CNN —   The US Food and Drug Administration authorized an additional Covid-19 vaccine dose for certain immunocompromised people on Thursday. The FDA amended the emergency use authorization for the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna Covid-19 vaccines to allow for an additional dose for certain people with compromised immune systems. That …

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Delta Has Changed the Pandemic Endgame

[ad_1] In September 2020, just before COVID-19 began its wintry surge through the United States, I wrote that the country was trapped in a pandemic spiral, seemingly destined to repeat the same mistakes. But after vaccines arrived in midwinter, cases in the U.S. declined and, by summer’s edge, had reached …

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