SimplyInfo.org Coronavirus Live Blog 11.16.2021

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Vaccine Related Information:

Moderna seeks Japan vaccine approval for 3rd shots
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20211111_34/

All adults can get a COVID vaccine booster in California, not just those CDC listed
https://www.npr.org/2021/11/11/1054851431/california-adults-covid-vaccine-booster

Colorado makes all adults eligible for vaccine boosters as cases rise.
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/11/us/colorados-boosters-covid.html

Australia to wait on U.S. data before vaccinating young children
https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2021/11/12/covid-delta-variant-live-updates/#link-KMZKU2M6NNDVBGKFPW4A2LI4Z4

Over 90% of Japan’s prefectural capitals to finish COVID-19 vaccine rollout by end of November
https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2021/11/14/national/covid-19-vaccine-rollout-ending

New York City tells health providers to give booster shots to all adults who want them.
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/15/nyregion/nyc-booster-shots-adults.html

Japan to allow COVID-19 booster shots six months after second dose
https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2021/11/16/national/japan-coronavirus-booster-six-months

Nearly 1 million kids ages 5 to 11 expected to receive first Covid vaccine dose by end of Wednesday
https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/10/health/1-million-kids-vaccines/index.html

 

 

Scientific Research & Variants:

Pfizer Seeks FDA Approval for ‘Game-Changing’ COVID-19 Treatment, Promises to Share Formula
https://www.newsandguts.com/pfizer-seeks-fda-approval-for-game-changing-covid-19-treatment-promises-to-share-formula/

The U.S. plans to buy enough of Pfizer’s Covid antiviral pills for 10 million people.
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/16/us/politics/biden-pfizer-covid-pill-purchase.html

How SARS-CoV-2 in American deer could alter the course of the global pandemic
https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2021/11/10/1054224204/how-sars-cov-2-in-american-deer-could-alter-the-course-of-the-global-pandemic

Researchers found Covid 19 antibodies in deer in the US dating back to 2019
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/science/article/3145068/coronavirus-us-scientists-suggest-another-human-animal-link

A novel SARS-CoV-2 related coronavirus in bats from Cambodia
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-021-26809-4

What We Know So Far About Waning Vaccine Effectiveness
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/11/11/science/vaccine-waning-immunity.html

CDC Hasn’t Updated COVID Vax Breakthrough Data — Agency doesn’t report real-time breakthrough data, but states provide some answers https://www.medpagetoday.com/special-reports/exclusives/95591

link from above (July 30 2021) “COVID-19 Vaccine Breakthrough Cases: Data from the States”
https://www.kff.org/policy-watch/covid-19-vaccine-breakthrough-cases-data-from-the-states/

Are we turning the corner on Covid-19 treatments? – Covid-19 treatments are key to living with the virus. Here’s where we’re at.
https://www.vox.com/future-perfect/22772612/early-treatment-for-covid-fluvoxamine-molnupiravir-paxlovid

UK firm to trial T-cell Covid vaccine that could give longer immunity Exclusive: Oxfordshire-based Emergex gets go-ahead for trials in Switzerland for skin patch vaccine https://www.theguardian.com/society/2021/nov/15/uk-firm-to-trial-t-cell-covid-vaccine-that-could-give-longer-immunity

50 percent of people who survive covid-19 face lingering symptoms, study finds
https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2021/11/16/covid-delta-variant-live-updates/#link-XLHBPZAANVF5TIAJQHANCSZUUE

 

 

Outbreaks & Restrictions:

German Christmas markets face second year of closures as Covid rates soar – Many markets have already announced they will not be going ahead amid record case numbers https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/nov/10/germany-christmas-market-closures-covid-rates-soar

Highly-vaccinated Vermont has more COVID-19 cases than ever. Why is this happening?
https://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/story/news/local/2021/11/10/covid-19-vt-why-positive-tests-up-highly-vaccinated-state-delta-variant-vaccine-immunity/6367449001/

Europe had over half of the world’s Covid deaths early this month, the W.H.O. says.
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/11/world/europe/eu-covid-deaths.html

Singapore allows music in bars and restaurants again, but it has to be mellow.
https://www.nytimes.com/live/2021/11/11/world/covid-vaccine-boosters-mandates/covid-singapore-music-bars-restaurants

Calif. Gov. Newsom extends covid emergency measures: ‘Winter is coming’
https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2021/11/11/covid-delta-variant-live-updates/#link-PQWVLSYXCFGETOSRI53WLCKITY

Surge in energy prices saps European Union’s pandemic recovery.
https://www.nytimes.com/live/2021/11/11/business/news-business-stock-market/surge-in-energy-prices-saps-european-unions-pandemic-recovery

Austria, Netherlands eye partial lockdowns as coronavirus cases soar – Measures aim to raise vaccination rates
https://www.politico.eu/article/austria-netherlands-eye-partial-lockdowns-as-coronavirus-cases-soar/

New coronavirus cases top 50,000 in Germany for the first time – Record comes as coalition hopefuls face criticism for COVID-19 measures to be debated in parliament. https://www.politico.eu/article/new-coronavirus-cases-top-50000-in-germany-for-the-first-time/

Olaf Scholz urges German parliament to approve new coronavirus rules – Stuck in the transition period between two governments,
Germany is grappling with its fourth coronavirus wave.
https://www.politico.eu/article/olaf-scholz-urges-german-parliament-to-approve-new-coronavirus-rules/

Denmark Will Bring Back Some Restrictions as Covid-19 Cases Soar
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-11-08/denmark-will-bring-back-some-restrictions-as-covid-19-cases-soar

ZH version: “Denmark To Re-Impose CCP Virus Restrictions After Ditching All Rules 2 Months Ago: Prime Minister”
https://www.zerohedge.com/political/denmark-re-impose-ccp-virus-restrictions-after-ditching-all-rules-2-months-ago-prime

COVID-19 cases linked to pre-K-12 schools appear to have peaked in Minnesota, though recent preliminary data suggest they
could be rising again amid a lingering pandemic wave.
https://www.startribune.com/pre-k-12-covid-numbers-rise-slightly-after-october-improvement/600115512/

Unvaccinated Texans make up vast majority of COVID-19 cases and deaths this year, new state data shows
https://www.texastribune.org/2021/11/08/texas-coronavirus-deaths-vaccinated/

The Netherlands plans a partial lockdown regardless of vaccination status.
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/12/world/europe/covid-netherlands-lockdown.html

California, With Strict Mandates, Has More COVID Cases Than Florida, Texas—Here’s Why
https://www.newsweek.com/california-strict-mandates-more-covid-cases-florida-texas-why-1648430

Disease center urges Germans to cancel or avoid big events
https://apnews.com/article/coronavirus-pandemic-angela-merkel-europe-germany-health-07596d4f924ed4937715a3c5bf5252a8

Prospective German government eyes coronavirus lockdown for the unvaccinated – The number of new infections per 100,000
inhabitants over a week has surpassed 300 for the first time.
https://www.politico.eu/article/prospective-german-government-flirts-with-lockdown-for-the-non-vaccinated/

NHL pauses Ottawa Senators’ season due to Covid-19 outbreak
https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/15/sport/ottawa-senators-nhl-covid-postponements-spt-intl/index.html

Basque region restricts gatherings as cases rise again in parts of Spain.
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/16/world/europe/spain-basque-covid.html

COVID-19 outbreak at Connecticut nursing home leaves 8 dead, dozens infected –
“We continue to monitor the situation closely and will provide updates for residents,
staff, families, and community stakeholders as the situation changes,” the nursing home said.
https://thehill.com/changing-america/well-being/581742-covid-19-outbreak-at-connecticut-nursing-home-leaves-8-dead

 

 

All Other Covid News:

Mike Zimmer says Vikings player hospitalized due to COVID-19 symptoms
https://sports.yahoo.com/mike-zimmer-says-vikings-player-hospitalized-due-to-covid-19-symptoms-211029008.html

WHO, CDC report high risk of measles outbreaks as pandemic disrupts vaccination
https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/580999-who-cdc-report-high-risk-of-measles-outbreaks-as-pandemic-disrupts

A Twin Cities doctor spread misinformation about COVID-19. Then he died from it
https://www.mprnews.org/story/2021/11/10/covid-doctor-misinformation-minnesota-vadnais-heights

Federal judge rules Texas school mask ban violates Americans with Disabilities Act
https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/10/us/federal-judge-texas-mask-ban-americans-with-disabilities-act/index.html

Dropping out and taking menial jobs: The effects of keeping students out of school for 18 months.
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/11/world/africa/covid-uganda-schools.html

The N.I.H. says it isn’t giving up in its patent fight with Moderna.
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/10/us/politics/moderna-vaccine-patent-nih.html

New Monmouth poll finds steady national support for vaccine mandates
https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2021/11/11/covid-delta-variant-live-updates/#link-RGX4TKSCHVE4TOYTE5AGVW4LHA

A Record 111 Container Ships Anchored Off Southern California As Congestion Crisis Worsens
https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/record-111-container-ships-anchored-southern-california-congestion-crisis-

Study: Fox viewers more likely to believe Covid falsehoods – The most widely-believed falsehood is about the government exaggerating Covid deaths. https://www.politico.com/news/2021/11/10/study-fox-viewers-covid-falsehoods-520591

Police officers search the homes of four people linked to Italy’s ‘No Green Pass’ movement.
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/12/world/europe/covid-italy-green-pass.html

Drugmaker AstraZeneca will now take profits from coronavirus vaccine
https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2021/11/12/covid-delta-variant-live-updates/#link-EE2WBNCDNBF5LGTPVRPLBV2VGU

Data broker shared billions of location records with District during pandemic
https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2021/11/12/covid-delta-variant-live-updates/#link-QBJ4XEL4XJEYRBTSAA23JT7Z5A

Texas Medical Board Files Complaint Against Dallas Doc for COVID Actions — Ivette Lozano, MD,
under fire for treating COVID patients with hydroxychloroquine, supplements
https://www.medpagetoday.com/special-reports/exclusives/95553

Documents reveal new details of Trump political interference in COVID-19 response
https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/581322-documents-reveal-new-details-of-trump-political-interference-

Covid vaccine holdouts are caving to mandates — then scrambling to ‘undo’ their shots
https://news.yahoo.com/covid-vaccine-holdouts-caving-mandates-110008317.html

Judge rules United Airlines can mandate vaccine for employees
https://thehill.com/policy/transportation/aviation/580671-judge-rules-united-airlines-can-mandate-vaccine-for-employees

‘We Killed Herman Cain’: New Book Explains How Trump Team’s Botched Tulsa Rally
https://www.theroot.com/we-killed-herman-cain-new-book-explains-how-trump-te-1848045985

Intel, Oregon’s largest employer, sets vaccine deadline for U.S. workers
https://www.oregonlive.com/silicon-forest/2021/11/intel-oregons-largest-employer-sets-vaccine-deadline-for-us-workers.html

Federal court extends stay of Biden administration’s vaccine-or-test mandate –
The Biden administration is likely to appeal the panel’s decision to the full court.
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/11/12/federal-court-biden-vaccine-or-test-mandate-521233

BY MATT BOWMAN, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR: Biden’s illegal vaccine mandate is about politics, not science
https://thehill.com/opinion/judiciary/580930-bidens-illegal-vaccine-mandate-is-about-politics-not-science

Federal appeals court reaffirms its decision to freeze Biden’s vaccine mandate
https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/13/politics/biden-vaccine-mandate-fifth-circuit-appeals/index.html

MIRRORS OF CALAMITY How Hospitals Became Vaults That Hid Evidence of Covid-19’s Toll
https://theintercept.com/2021/11/13/covid-pandemic-hidden-toll-hospitals/

ND Senate passes bill shielding medical professionals who dispense ivermectin from career consequences
https://www.kxnet.com/news/state-news/nd-senate-passes-bill-shielding-medical-professionals-who-dispense-ivermectin-from-career-consequences/

“Texas Medical Board Files Complaint Against Dallas Doc for COVID Actions —
Ivette Lozano, MD, under fire for treating COVID patients with hydroxychloroquine, supplements”
https://www.medpagetoday.com/special-reports/exclusives/95553

Three snow leopards at Nebraska zoo die from COVID-19 complications
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2021/11/13/snow-leopards-die-covid-lincoln-childrens-zoo-nebraska/8607774002/

EXCLUSIVE: Thousands of people died needlessly from COVID-19 because Fauci and Birx stuck to
‘irrational’ lockdown policies rather than protecting the most vulnerable, Trump adviser Scott Atlas says in new book
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10193133/People-died-COVID-19-Fauci-Birx-stuck-irrational-lockdown-policies-says-Atlas.html

In upcoming book, Scott Atlas says he had data in favor of reopening schools but Fauci ignored it –
Doctor was minority dissenting voice during pandemic.
https://justthenews.com/politics-policy/coronavirus/upcoming-book-scott-atlas-says-he-had-data-favor-reopening-schools

Getting exports out of the US is harder than the gridlocked imports.
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/14/business/economy/farm-exports-supply-chain-ports.html

Denmark’s Hard Lessons About Trust and the Pandemic
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/14/opinion/denmark-trust-covid-vaccine.html

After coronavirus found in deer, hunters should take precautions, doctor says
https://www.mlive.com/news/2021/11/after-coronavirus-found-in-deer-hunters-should-take-precautions-doctor-says.html

Dozens of N.Y.C. sanitation workers were suspended during an inquiry into the use of fake vaccine cards.
https://www.nytimes.com/live/2021/11/15/world/covid-vaccine-boosters-mandates#sanitation-workers-fake-vaccine-cards

HHS withdraws Trump administration policy that limited FDA review of certain Covid-19 tests
https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/15/health/covid-lab-tests-hhs-withdraws-policy-bn/index.html

The Florida legislature kicks off a special session to pass bills curtailing federal Covid mandates.
https://www.nytimes.com/live/2021/11/15/world/covid-vaccine-boosters-mandates/florida-covid-special-session

Pfizer Will Allow Its Covid Pill to Be Made and Sold Cheaply in Poor Countries
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/16/health/covid-pill-pfizer.html

Amazon agrees to pay $500,000 in California over claims that it hid Covid-19 cases from workers.
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/16/us/covid-amazon-settlement.html

Vaccine mandate protesters display antisemitic symbols by Jewish politician’s office
https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2021/11/16/covid-delta-variant-live-updates/#link-ZNLY674YY5AVVE52PV2LMV7XPE

Analysis: The White House needs a better plan to curb misinformation pronto, commission argues
https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2021/11/16/covid-delta-variant-live-updates/#link-2NAOKB4HBJE4TNBCTD33LSSAME

Smithfield to pay $13K penalty for failing to protect workers as part of settlement
https://www.keloland.com/keloland-com-original/smithfield-to-pay-13k-penalty-for-failing-to-protect-workers-as-part-of-settlement/

Badger Technologies Introduces the Badger UV Disinfect Robot to Elevate Health and Safety in Grocery and Retail Stores
https://www.badger-technologies.com/news/press-releases/badger-technologies-uv-disinfect-robot.html

Alaska doctors seek COVID-19 misinformation investigation
https://apnews.com/article/coronavirus-pandemic-anchorage-alaska-misinformation-public-health-97703f241b4139af63765e0d2f12e037

Newsmax reporter permanently banned from Twitter for posting Covid misinformation
https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/10/media/newsmax-twitter-emerald-robinson-banned/index.html

World faces looming shortage of syringes, health experts warn
https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2021/11/10/covid-delta-variant-live-updates/

“A history teacher told her students Trump was still president. She’s been removed from the school.”
https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/A-history-teacher-told-her-students-Trump-was-16604961.php

Ellume home covid tests recalled over false positives
https://www.fda.gov/medical-devices/medical-device-recalls/ellume-recalls-covid-19-home-test-potential-false-positive-sars-cov-2-test-results

Packers face $300K fine over COVID-19 protocols; Rodgers, Lazard also facing fines
https://www.channel3000.com/packers-face-300k-fine-over-covid-19-protocols-rodgers-lazard-also-facing-fines/

What would the public health experts do? STAT asked 28 about their holiday plans amid Covid-19
https://www.statnews.com/2021/11/10/covid19-pandemic-thanksgiving-christmas-movies-gym/

 

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