The growing impact of the Delta variant, ongoing vaccine hesitancy, and the perils of COVID-19 misinformation are analyzed by doctors Uche Blackstock and Peter Hotez.
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HandoutA conservative radio host in Tennessee, who repeatedly spread misinformation about coronavirus and mocked vaccines but changed his tune after falling seriously ill, was still fighting for his life on Saturday, weeks after contracting the virus.Phil Valentine, who hosts a talk radio show on 99.7 WWTN-FM in Nashville, is hospitalized and is receiving supplemental oxygen while in critical care battling COVID pneumonia, his family said in a statement Friday.“They say he is still not getting w
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Arkansas GOP governor who is holding town halls to urge vaccinations said people he meets have called the shot a 'bioweapon' and talked about 'mind control'
Gov. Asa Hutchinson said resistance to the vaccine has "hardened in certain elements" due to "false information" and "myths."
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The United States is facing a COVID-19 summer surge as the delta variant spreads. More than 611,000 Americans have died from COVID-19, according to real-time data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. Just 57% of Americans ages 12 and up are fully vaccinated, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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A woman in Alabama whose 28-year-old son died of COVID-19 regrets not getting vaccinated and said his last words were 'this is not a hoax, this is real'
"It took watching my son die and me suffering the effects of covid for us to realize we need the vaccine," Christy Carpenter told The Washington Post.
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Phil Valentine's brother revealed the host was in critical care and in "very serious condition."
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Kim Marin planned to spend her 51st birthday on Friday eating a cherry pie made by her 80-year-old mother and 12-year-old daughter. But Marin and her daughter, Kate, began feeling ill earlier this week. On Wednesday the pair, who are fully vaccinated and live in Fairfax County, Va., tested positive for the coronavirus.Subscribe to The Post Most newsletter for the most important and interesting stories from The Washington Post. At first, it seemed like they just had a bad cold: They were coughing
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Vaccination hesitancy amid Delta variant is putting two groups of people at particular risk, doctor says
Vaccine hesitancy in the U.S. has proven to be a stubborn issue that is holding back America's ability to defend itself against the particularly infectious Delta variant in certain parts of the country.
The Delta variant is the fastest, fittest and most formidable version of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 the world has encountered, and it is upending assumptions about the disease even as nations loosen restrictions and open their economies, according to virologists and epidemiologists. Vaccine protection remains very strong against severe disease and hospitalizations caused by any version of the coronavirus, and those most at risk are still the unvaccinated, according to interviews with 10 leading COVID-19 experts. But evidence is mounting that the Delta variant, first identified in India, is capable of infecting fully vaccinated people at a greater rate than previous versions, and concerns have been raised that they may even spread the virus, these experts said.
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With nine in 10 adults in England now carrying antibodies against Covid, and infections seemingly in retreat, it would be tempting to think the country's epidemic is all but over. Yet there is growing evidence that the delta variant is far better than previous strains at reinfecting people who have previously had the virus or been double jabbed. On Friday, Public Health England (PHE) upgraded its risk assessment for reinfection after a natural infection from amber to red, warning that the delta
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