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The Tokyo Olympics could be a COVID-19 “super evolutionary event”

The Tokyo Olympics could be a COVID-19 “super evolutionary event”

Enlarge / Flag bearers Yui Susaki and Rui Hachimura of Team Japan lead their team out during the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on July 23, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. Matthias Hangst | Getty Images Ten days before the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics, Kara Lawson, the coach…
“Get vaccinated! Take delta seriously!” US experts plead as cases skyrocket

“Get vaccinated! Take delta seriously!” US experts plead as cases skyrocket

Enlarge / Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, during a Senate committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on July 20, 2021. Covid-19 Coverage View more stories As COVID-19 cases continue to climb across the country—with some states seeing vertical rises—public health experts are once again emphatically…
Delta goes to Washington, infects vaccinated Capitol staffers

Delta goes to Washington, infects vaccinated Capitol staffers

Enlarge / White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki speaks during the daily press briefing at the White House on July 20, 2021, in Washington, DC. Psaki acknowledged that a White House staffer has tested positive for COVID-19, and there have been other recent breakthrough cases of vaccinated staff members. Covid-19 Coverage View more stories Multiple…
Pandemic of unvaccinated rages with delta’s spread; cases up in all 50 states

Pandemic of unvaccinated rages with delta’s spread; cases up in all...

Enlarge / Anthony Church says goodbye through glass windows to his daughter, who is recovering from COVID-19 at Johnston Memorial Hospital's ICU on June 16, 2021, in Abingdon, Va. Covid-19 Coverage View more stories With the rapid rise of the highly transmissible delta variant and national vaccination efforts largely stalled, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to…
Feds arrest CA homeopath for selling COVID pellets, fake CDC vaccine cards

Feds arrest CA homeopath for selling COVID pellets, fake CDC vaccine...

Enlarge / Vials containing pills for homeopathic remedies are displayed at Ainsworths Pharmacy on August 26, 2005, in London. Covid-19 Coverage View more stories Federal prosecutors have arrested a homeopathy practitioner for an alleged scheme involving sham COVID-19 immunization pellets and falsified COVID-19 vaccination record cards, the Department of Justice announced Wednesday. Juli Mazi, 41,…
Unvaccinated health workers are “unethical and appalling”—experts want mandates

Unvaccinated health workers are “unethical and appalling”—experts want mandates

Enlarge / A person gets a sticker after getting a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. Covid-19 Coverage View more stories Leading public health organizations and a growing number of independent health experts are coming together to push health care facilities to make COVID-19 vaccines mandatory for all health care workers. Some experts say such mandates are overdue…
All fans banned from Tokyo Olympics as COVID cases rise, delta spreads

All fans banned from Tokyo Olympics as COVID cases rise, delta...

Enlarge / Branding is displayed on a fence surrounding the Olympic Stadium on July 8, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has announced a fourth state of emergency for Tokyo which will run throughout the Olympic Games and remain in place until August 22. Covid-19 Coverage View more stories Both foreign and…
mRNA vaccine technology moves to flu: Moderna says trial has begun

mRNA vaccine technology moves to flu: Moderna says trial has begun

Moderna has given out the first doses of an mRNA-based influenza vaccine to participants in an early-phase clinical trial, the company announced Wednesday. Moderna ultimately plans to test the vaccine on about 180 people in the Phase 1/2 randomized, stratified, observer-blind trial. The trial will look at safety, different doses, and immune responses. The vaccine,…
Delta variant slams Missouri as ICUs fill and ventilators run low

Delta variant slams Missouri as ICUs fill and ventilators run low

Enlarge / The COVID-19 testing site at the Walmart Supercenter in Joplin, Missouri, on July 2, 2020. Covid-19 Coverage View more stories As the delta variant spreads rapidly in Missouri and cases of COVID-19 surge, some hospitals in the state are already strained. And projections suggest things will only get worse in the coming weeks.…
Even mild COVID in young people often leads to long-term symptoms, study finds

Even mild COVID in young people often leads to long-term symptoms,...

Enlarge / A UNLV Medicine medical assistant administers a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccination to a UNLV School of Nursing student. Even mild cases of COVID-19 in young people often lead to lingering symptoms and health complications that drag on for six months or longer, according to a small Norwegian study published this week in Nature Medicine.…

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