Coronavirus cases are skyrocketing in at least half of the U.S. The Delta variant is fueling the surge, but the CDC says vaccines are still effective against it. Dr. Julie Morita, executive vice president of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and a former member of the Biden administration's transition advisory board, joins CBSN's Elaine Quijano to discuss the latest.
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As CBS News' David Begnaud reports, the Centers for Disease Control is predicting coronavirus deaths will increase over the next month. The Delta variant has already begun fueling a surge in cases and in some places, hospitalizations. Dr. Brittani James, a family medicine physician and co-founder of the Institute for Antiracism in Medicine, joins CBSN's Lana Zak to discuss more of the day's coronavirus headlines.
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U.S. health officials said Thursday they now have evidence of an untreatable fungus spreading in two hospitals and a nursing home. The “superbug” outbreaks were reported in a Washington, D.C, nursing home and at two Dallas-area hospitals, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported. A handful of the patients had invasive fungal infections that were impervious to all three major classes of medications.
CDC officials are concerned about a strain of the Candida auris fungus that's resistant to all drugs and appears to have spread in small clusters in health care settings, rather than in individuals who had taken antifungals.Why it matters: "The concern is that it could spread to any of the patients who are at high risk, not just the ones who've been treated before — and that the population who could acquire these potentially untreatable infections could be much larger," Meghan Lyman, medical off
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Some public health experts say you should only get tested if you're symptomatic, but others suggest more frequent testing to keep an eye on variants.
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Yes, the summer cold and cough season really is worse than usual. “I’ve had bad colds, but I’ve never experienced a virus like this,” said Holly Riddel, 55, an entrepreneur in Redondo Beach, California, who has been suffering from congestion, clogged ears and a raspy throat for about two weeks. “I want this gone. I haven’t been able to work out. I’m just not feeling like myself.” Months of pandemic restrictions aimed at COVID-19 had the unintended but welcome effect of stopping flu, cold and oth
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Masking indoors will yet again be the new normal in Los Angeles County -- and possibly elsewhere in the U.S. Lourdes Balduque/ Moment via Getty ImagesWith the highly infectious delta coronavirus variant spreading at an alarming rate, the World Health Organization in late June 2021 urged people to again wear masks indoors – even those who are fully vaccinated. And on July 15, Los Angeles County, California, announced that it would again require masking up in public indoor spaces, regardless of va
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'I'm sorry, but it's too late' - unvaccinated patients beg for shot; new infections nearly triple in two weeks: COVID news
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You will know, or possibly be, someone who gets COVID-19 after a vaccine. Here's what to expect, according to 2 people with breakthrough cases.
Two young people who were vaccinated and got mild COVID-19 breakthrough cases described to Insider how their symptoms progressed.
Masking is already being recommended again in parts of California. An infectious disease specialist weighs in.
Data: CSSE Johns Hopkins University; Note: Rhode Island and Iowa data is from CDC and from July 12-July 19; Map: Axios VisualsCoronavirus infections are rising dramatically all over the U.S. as the highly contagious Delta variant spreads.The big picture: Some “breakthrough” infections are happening to vaccinated people, but this rising tide of cases and hospitalizations is mainly a threat to those who aren’t vaccinated. And in some parts of the country, most people aren’t vaccinated — so the vir
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Even people who are fully vaccinated can spread the virus, health experts warn.
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U.S. health officials said Thursday they have evidence of an untreatable fungus spreading in two hospitals and a nursing home.
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Ten counties are in the red, the highest classification signaling a severe level of community spread. There were none on July 1.
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A Houston hospital has its first case of the lambda variant, but public health experts say it remains too soon to tell how the variant will spread.
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Misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines is costing people their lives. We separate the myths from the reality.
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A variety of factors have contributed to the recent surge in the region, including people growing weary of the pandemic and letting precautions slip, low vaccination rates and the emergence of the delta variant of the virus, says one expert.