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More than 816,000 Covid-19 vaccine doses were administered Saturday in the US as pace of vaccination rises

More than 816,000 Covid-19 vaccine doses were administered Saturday in the US as pace of vaccination rises

The rate of Covid-19 vaccinations in the United States continues to rise, a positive sign amid skyrocketing cases and hospitalizations after weeks of lagging inoculations. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that 816,203 doses were administered Saturday, the fifth straight day the agency recorded more than 700,000 shots in arms. That brings…MORE

UK scientists believe it is ‘almost certain’ a coronavirus variant will emerge that beats current vaccines
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UK scientists believe it is ‘almost certain’ a coronavirus variant will emerge that beats current vaccines

An analysis by British academics, published by the UK Government’s official scientific advisory group, says that they believe it is “almost certain” that a SARS-Cov-2 variant will emerge that “leads to current vaccine failure.” SARS-CoV-2 is the virus that causes Covid-19. The analysis has not been peer-reviewed, the early research is theoretical, and does not…MORE

Unvaccinated Covid-19 patients are filling up hospitals, putting the care of others at risk, doctors say
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Unvaccinated Covid-19 patients are filling up hospitals, putting the care of others at risk, doctors say

Hospitals are surging with unvaccinated patients infected with the Delta variant — which could affect car accident victims and other non-Covid-19 patients who need hospital care, doctors say. “None of these patients thought they would get the virus, but the Delta variant has proven to be so highly contagious that even the young and the…MORE

About 99.999% of fully vaccinated Americans have not had a deadly Covid-19 breakthrough case, CDC data shows
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About 99.999% of fully vaccinated Americans have not had a deadly Covid-19 breakthrough case, CDC data shows

More than 99.999% of people fully vaccinated against Covid-19 have not had a breakthrough case resulting in hospitalization or death, according to the latest data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The data highlights what leading health experts across the country have highlighted for months: Covid-19 vaccines are very effective at preventing…MORE

How the pandemic killed a record number of rural hospitals
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How the pandemic killed a record number of rural hospitals

A couple dozen nurses stood together on the hospital lawn in rural Randolph County, Georgia. They wore black T-shirts that read “Patterson Hospital 1948-2020” over their hearts. The phrase “We Gave All” was written across a broken heart on their tired backs. Many had spent their entire careers at the 25-bed critical care hospital, built…MORE

Five takeaways on the science behind CDC’s latest mask guidance
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Five takeaways on the science behind CDC’s latest mask guidance

With surges in Covid-19 cases driven by the Delta variant, most Americans are now being advised to wear masks indoors — regardless of vaccination status — by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Since CDC guidelines updated Tuesday, we have learned more about the science that motivated these changes, both from a leaked…MORE

The surge of Covid-19 infections for unvaccinated people is only beginning, experts warn
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The surge of Covid-19 infections for unvaccinated people is only beginning, experts warn

With the recent increase of Covid-19 infections and hospitalizations due to the spread of the more dangerous Delta variant, health experts and officials expect the surge to worsen as long as large segments of the country remain unvaccinated. “I think we will see this big, steep acceleration,” Dr. Peter Hotez, co-director for the Center for…MORE

Why kaatsu, a fitness trend spotted at the Games, isn’t just for Olympians
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Why kaatsu, a fitness trend spotted at the Games, isn’t just for Olympians

Restricting your blood flow sounds like a dangerous thing to do, but it’s exactly what some Olympians, athletes, and surgery and physical therapy patients have done to strengthen their muscles and speed up recovery. The origins of this practice go back to 1966, when — while sitting on his heels during a Japanese temple ceremony…MORE

What you need to know about the Delta variant if you’re pregnant
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What you need to know about the Delta variant if you’re pregnant

The Delta variant of Covid-19 is dominating cases worldwide, and health officials in some countries are sounding alarm over its impact on pregnant women. Several of England’s top health officials issued a joint statement on Friday urging pregnant women to get vaccinated against the coronavirus. They pointed to new data showing that 98% of expectant…MORE

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