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Vaccines In Review Or Approved:
Pfizer to seek FDA authorization for third, booster dose of its Covid-19 vaccine
Where Are Vaccines Already Being Administered:
Japan to begin accepting requests for vaccine passports from July 26
No jabs, no job: Fiji threatens unvaccinated workers with sack
Santa Clara Co. brings vaccine to soccer fans at PayPal Park to help reach hard-hit community
In home vaccination programs kick off, how one in Santa Clara looks
There’s A Stark Red-Blue Divide When It Comes To States’ Vaccination Rates
McMaster directs health officials to prohibit door-to-door COVID vaccine efforts in SC
Trump country continues to fall behind on COVID-19 vaccinations
The Red/Blue Divide in COVID-19 Vaccination Rates is Growing
Biden admin launching ‘door-to-door’ push to vaccinate Americans, sparks major backlash – ‘It’s the Beto O’Rourke of vaccine outreach,’ one critic reacted
How Many People Skipped Their Second COVID Shot? — New CDC data say 15 million people in the U.S. have not completed their vaccination series
Moving the Covid Vaccine Goalposts
Santa Clara County Inches Closer Toward COVID-19 Vaccination Goal
Side Effects & New Vaccine Research:
Israeli data seems to show COVID vaccine protection starts fading after 6 months – Most of the vaccinated people who have been recently infected got the shot around January, figures given to Health Ministry show; some caution it’s too early to draw conclusions
“Decrease in vaccine effectiveness in Israel, still prevents serious illness by 93%”
BioNTech/Pfizer vaccine less effective at preventing Delta coronavirus cases: study – Based on data from June, the vaccine demonstrated 64 percent efficacy at preventing cases and 94 percent effective at preventing hospitalizations.
Breakthrough COVID cases is rare in California
Mounting evidence suggests Sputnik COVID vaccine is safe and effective – Russia’s vaccine is in use in nearly 70 nations, but its adoption has been slowed by controversies and questions over rare side effects, and it has yet to garner World Health Organization approval.
New Covid Variants:
ALPHA = B.1.1.7 = aka: UK variant
CAL20.C = aka: California variant
L452R = aka: California & other US states
GAMMA = P.1 = aka: Brazil variant
N501Y = aka: South Africa variant
BETA = B.1.351 = aka: South Africa variant
DELTA = B.1.617 = aka: India variant
Coronavirus variants: Here’s how the SARS-CoV-2 mutants stack up
The Delta variant accounts for nearly all Covid hospitalizations in a Missouri hot spot.
“The Delta Variant Isn’t Just Hyper-Contagious. It Also Grows More Rapidly Inside You”
Delta variant of COVID-19 could reverse trend of declining cases and deaths in the U.S., report warns
A leading US disease expert says there’s ‘no doubt in my mind’ that vaccinated people are helping spread Delta
The Gamma Variant’s Rise in Washington State — New data show COVID strain associated with the highest number of hospitalizations, deaths
“The Lambda Covid-19 variant is now spreading beyond Latin America”
New Scientific Studies:
One GI Symptom Stuck Around Months After Severe COVID — But most symptoms resolved within 3 months, researchers found
Mapping the human genetic architecture of COVID-19
Gene hunters turn up new clues to help explain why Covid-19 hits some people so hard
Search Continues for COVID ‘Patient Zero’
Odds of COVID Death Rose When Hospital Cases Surged — Survival rates varied despite better meds and supportive care, researchers say
Covid death risk ‘almost four times higher’ for poorest in England
Outbreaks, Lockdowns & Restrictions:
Memphis doctor seeing more vaccinated people admitted into hospitals
In Maryland, every person who died of Covid-19 in June was unvaccinated. That’s not an aberration, experts say
Missouri becomes ground zero for COVID-19 battle
Hospital in Springfield, Missouri, runs out of ventilators as COVID cases ravage the area
LA County Public Health Director Reports A Rise In Cases Among Black Residents
New COVID-19 Cases Up 165% In Los Angeles County
47 at Bay Area homeless shelter infected with coronavirus
With Delta Variant Surging In Colorado, A Country Music Festival Goes On
COVID outbreak at Houston-area church camp infects more than 125, church says
Virus Multiplies in American Migrant Detention Centers Health officials warn that the increasingly crowded facilities can be fertile ground for outbreaks.
Coronavirus cases in the Netherlands surge more than 800% in one week
UK daily coronavirus cases surpass 30,000 for first time since January
England plans to lift most virus restrictions, including those for masks, on July 19.
The UK Is Running a Dangerous Covid Experiment That Represents a Threat to the Rest of the World
Britain’s daily infections could reach 100,000 this summer, health secretary says
Osaka extends covid emergency
Businesses’ hopes shattered with 4th virus emergency for Tokyo
Japan declares state of emergency, Olympics still on but without fans in Tokyo
Events outside Tokyo are still being considered for spectators, Japan’s Olympics Committee says
2 Olympic village staff run afoul of ‘playbook’ rules, contract virus
Fukushima bans spectators from Olympic events
Officials Tighten Restrictions In Seoul Amid Another Wave Of COVID-19 Infections
Indonesia boosts hospital capacity for COVID
How Taiwan held off Covid-19, until it didn’t – The next pandemic is coming. Here’s what we can learn from Taiwan’s efforts to fight it.
100 More Cops Dispatched To Sydney To Help Enforce Lockdown As Cases Climb
Australia: ‘Not going to cop this’: Mayor hits back over police surge for COVID outbreak
Other Covid News:
The world’s known Covid death toll passes four million.
How We’ll Know When The COVID-19 Crisis Is Over
Luxembourg’s prime minister is hospitalized in ‘serious’ condition with low blood-oxygen levels.
Cunard cancels sailings after crew members on Queen Elizabeth ship test positive for COVID
FAA fines airline passenger more than $10K for refusing to wear mask
Israel: Coronavirus: Inbound travelers to isolate until receiving test results – Cabinet approves only minimal increase in restrictions, says number of serious patients is most important element to consider.
CDC encourages schools to open for in-person learning
Being a COVID long hauler has taught me to be fearless, push back and take lots of notes
Common colds come roaring back in NJ as masks come off and COVID precautions loosen
A Crisis of Undiagnosed Cancers Is Emerging in the Pandemic’s Second Year
How children are spoofing Covid-19 tests with soft drinks: Some children have found a devious method to get out of school – using cola to create false positive Covid tests. How does it work?
Amazon is now selling its own COVID-19 test kits for $39.99 in the U.S.
Covid-19 pandemic: ‘Everything you should not do, Brazil has done‘
Top rightwing Brazil newspaper demands removal of Bolsonaro
Rand Paul vows to introduce public transportation mask mandate repeal
Marjorie Taylor Greene encourages seniors to resist Coronavirus vaccine
Whether Republicans Get Vaccinated Has A Lot To Do With If They Watch Fox News … Or OANN
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