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4th person in US mysteriously stricken with deadly bacteria from South Asia

4th person in US mysteriously stricken with deadly bacteria from South...

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Enlarge / Burkholderia pseudomallei grown on sheep blood agar for 24 hours. B. pseudomallei is a Gram-negative aerobic bacteria, and it's the causative agent of melioidosis. A fourth person in a fourth US state has mysteriously contracted a deadly South Asian bacterium without leaving the continental US, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported…
Florida in revolt as COVID cases spike, DeSantis rejects health measures

Florida in revolt as COVID cases spike, DeSantis rejects health measures

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Enlarge / Florida man and Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks during a press conference held at the Assault Brigade 2506 Honorary Museum on August 05, 2021, in Hialeah, Florida. Covid-19 Coverage View more stories The dire COVID-19 situation in Florida continues to worsen as local and federal leaders push back against Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis and…
WHO calls for global moratorium on COVID boosters until end of September

WHO calls for global moratorium on COVID boosters until end of...

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Enlarge / WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. Covid-19 Coverage View more stories The World Health Organization on Wednesday called for a global moratorium on countries offering third doses—booster shots—of COVID-19 vaccines to their general populations until at least the end of September. The call comes in light of the vast inequity in vaccine distribution worldwide,…
After a COVID-free year, delta arrives in Wuhan, China

After a COVID-free year, delta arrives in Wuhan, China

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Enlarge / Residents line up for nucleic acid testing of COVID-19 on August 3, 2021, in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. Covid-19 Coverage View more stories After going a full year without any locally spread cases of COVID-19, the city where the coronavirus pandemic first began has now detected its first cases involving the delta variant.…
Missouri AG wages war on masks as state blazes with delta cases

Missouri AG wages war on masks as state blazes with delta...

Enlarge / Eric Schmitt, Missouri Attorney General. Covid-19 Coverage View more stories Missouri has been one of the hardest-hit states so far in these early days of a delta-fueled COVID-19 surge. Cases increased nearly 500 percent since the start of July, while vaccinations stalled. Right now, with just 41 percent of the state fully vaccinated, 112…
CDC mask reversal: Vaccinated should wear masks in many settings amid surge

CDC mask reversal: Vaccinated should wear masks in many settings amid...

Enlarge / Self-sewn protective face masks in a fabric store on April 3, 2020, in Jena, Germany. Covid-19 Coverage View more stories Fully vaccinated Americans should go back to masking up in schools and areas of high or substantial COVID-19 transmission, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Tuesday. The CDC says its stark…
“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…
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…
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…

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