Nearly half of all counties across the country report high or substantial community transmission.
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More than 97% of hospitalized COVID-19 patients are unvaccinated, once again stressing healthcare systems.
- Washington Post
A coronavirus variant discovered in Colombia is showing up among patients in South Florida, increasing infections and putting health officials on alert as calls grow louder for unvaccinated individuals to get inoculated. Carlos Migoya, CEO of Jackson Health System, told WPLG in Miami earlier this week that the B.1.621 variant has accounted for about 10% of coronavirus patients, trailing behind delta, the now dominant variant in the United States that's been ravaging the nation's unvaccinated, an
- USA TODAY
The findings raise questions about the coronavirus vaccines' protection and suggest that even vaccinated people could experience long-term symptoms.
- Business Insider
CDC says fully vaccinated people spread the Delta variant and should wear masks: 'This new science is worrisome'
The Delta variant makes it easier for vaccinated people to transmit the virus, CDC director Rochelle Walensky said.
- HuffPost Life
Mosquito bites have you clawing at your skin? This expert advice will bring you relief in no time.
- Good Morning America
Reports of uncommon breakthrough cases among fully vaccinated Americans, coupled with the delta variant tearing through the country, threaten to undermine the fiercely fought wins against the pandemic. For the fully vaccinated who do test positive, if you are at high risk for severe infection, health experts are now turning to Food and Drug Administration authorized, virus-fighting monoclonal antibodies in some cases. "Receiving antibody treatments in a timely manner could be the difference of ending up in the hospital or getting over COVID (quickly)," Dr. Shmuel Shoham, infectious disease physician at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, told ABC News.
- Real Simple
What (and how) you eat can help lower systemic inflammation for long-term health.
Nerve changes in eyes can help confirm 'long COVID'; Mental health issues tied to COVID-19 death risk
Changes in nerve fibers in the eyes can help confirm a diagnosis of "long COVID" - debilitating symptoms that persist more than four week after recovery from the acute illness, according to new findings. Because nerve fiber damage is suspected to underlie some of these lingering symptoms, ophthalmologists used a non-invasive technique called corneal confocal microscopy to check for nerve damage in the cornea. In their study of 40 COVID-19 survivors - most of whom had not been sick enough to need extra oxygen - and 30 uninfected individuals, the researchers found "significant associations" between nerve fiber loss in the cornea and the presence and severity of long COVID symptoms related to nerves, muscles and bones.
Enlarged glands mean your body is fighting off something, but how can you tell if it’s mild or serious?
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"That's under consideration right now," Biden said when a reporter asked whether the administration was weighing such a requirement. He made the remark while visiting the Office of the Director of National Intelligence in McLean, Virginia.
CDC reverses policy on face masks, amid reports of breakthrough infections with delta variant of COVID-19
Reports of breakthrough infections with the delta variant of the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 in Americans who are fully vaccinated has prompted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to change its policy on face masks in public settings for some parts of the U.S.
During India’s brutal second wave of Covid-19 between April and June, public health experts, human rights activists, and the international community blamed the Narendra Modi government for undercounting deaths.
- Popular Mechanics
As the contagious Delta variant of COVID-19 continues to spread in the U.S., you need to mask up—even if you're vaccinated. Here's how to find the right mask for you.
- LA Times
There's a white privilege to denouncing everyone who refuses to get a COVID-19 vaccine. For those who are Black, there's systemic racism to consider.
Dismal news of the week is a new study that says drinking too much coffee can shrink the brain and help cause dementia. A new study of nearly 18,000 people aged 37 to 73 has found that those who drank more than six cups of coffee a day had a 53% higher risk of dementia. On the one hand, six cups of coffee is a lot.
The reversal comes after the government health body said in May that vaccinated people no longer needed to mask up.
- The Week
I found a discrepancy in CDC vaccine stats. Here's what happened.
Thai volunteers on Wednesday turned a cargo warehouse at Bangkok's Don Muang Airport into a 1,800-bed field hospital for COVID-19 patients with less severe symptoms, as the country deals with its biggest outbreak to date. "This is a level 1+ field hospital where it can receive a large number of patients, who have less severe symptoms," Rienthong Nanna, director of Mongkutwattana Hospital, told Reuters. "But if patients' conditions deteriorate, they will be moved to our other field hospital called Pitak Rachan (Protect the King) Field Hospital," he added.
When it comes to COVID-19 in Colorado, the state says you're essentially on your own. Federal, state and local governments across the country are embracing mask requirements or mandatory coronavirus vaccinations.But so far Colorado leaders are not following suit.Stay on top of the latest market trends and economic insights with Axios Markets. Subscribe for freeThe big picture: Under new guidance released Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, masks should be worn indoors by e
- Women's Health
Fall flu season's coming up fast.