The delta variant has led to infections in those vaccinated from the virus. But experts say the vaccines are still needed.
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- KGO – San Francisco
There are zip codes in five Bay Area cities where vaccination rates are the lowest, with 45 to 60% of the population still not fully vaccinated. Experts say these Bay Area neighborhoods are driving most of the transmission fueling our fourth COVID-19 surge.
- Eating Well
An E. Coli Outbreak Has Been Potentially Linked to Cake Mix in Multiple States—Here's What You Need to Know
The outbreak spans across 12 states, and so far seven people have been hospitalized.
CDC data show 74% of people who tested positive for the virus in Massachusetts outbreak were fully vaccinated
A federal investigation into a COVID-19 outbreak earlier this month in a Massachusetts county that's home to Cape Cod found that 74% of the 469 infections were among vaccinated people, a finding that raises questions about the prevalence of breakthrough infections.
- ABC News
A week after the crowds descended upon Provincetown, Massachusetts, to celebrate the Fourth of July -- the holiday President Joe Biden hoped would mark the nation's liberation from COVID-19 -- the manager of the Cape Cod beach town said he was aware of "a handful of positive COVID cases among folks" who spent time there. "We are in touch with the Health Department and Outer Cape Health Services and are closely monitoring the data," Alex Morse told reporters. As of Thursday, 882 people were tied to the Provincetown outbreak.
- The Daily Beast
Facebook/The WildsFor several weeks earlier this summer, teen campers from across the country converged at a rural Christian camp in North Carolina for faith and fun that within weeks had turned into a superspreader nightmare.The camp is billed as a “funtastic” escape, and campers’ families pay around $350 a week to send their kids onto campgrounds nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains to hike, swim, zipline, barbecue and huddle together for “a healthy portion of God’s Word,” according to descript
- USA TODAY
Breakthrough COVID-19 infections after vaccination can lead to long-haul symptoms, Israeli study shows
The findings raise questions about the coronavirus vaccines' protection and suggest that even vaccinated people could experience long-term symptoms.
- NBC News
Vaccines continue to be effective, particularly at preventing severe disease, according to the document. But they may not be as good at preventing infection or transmission of the delta variant.
In an internal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report released on Friday, experts state that the COVID-19 Delta variant is more transmissible than the common cold, seasonal flu, and smallpox, and just as contagious as chickenpox. The New York Times was among several news outlets to obtain a copy of the internal document and reported that while CDC experts have publicly claimed that transmission of the Delta variant is rare among those who are vaccinated, internally “scientists h
- 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.
- Associated Press
Daryl Barker was passionately against a COVID-19 vaccination, and so were his relatives. Then 10 of them got sick and Barker, at just 31, ended up in a Missouri intensive care unit fighting for his life. It's a scenario playing out time and again at Lake Regional Hospital in Osage Beach, where 22 people died from the virus in the first 23 days of July.
- Idaho Statesman
The delta variant appears to cause more serious illness than earlier variants and spreads as easily as chickenpox.
- The State
The delta variant and stagnant vaccinations are leading to increasing infections across South Carolina and the nation, health officials say.
- USA TODAY
Essentials to have on hand as the delta variant spreads across the country, from hand sanitizer to masks to thermometers.
- Washington Examiner
Health authorities in Los Angeles County, California, said more than 25% of new COVID-19 cases are among the population fully vaccinated against the virus.
The potentially contaminated products were shipped between June 20 and July 21 to more than two dozen states
- The Telegraph
It’s the ugliest word in the English language. Six little letters that strike fear into everyone. Cancer. And I got it. Prostate cancer. It killed my father and is doing horrible things to my older brothers. I guess it was my turn. A death sentence? Perhaps. But much more importantly it’s proved a reaffirmation of the joys of life in all its magnificent colours. Yes, as weird as it may seem, I feel blessed. I’ve never seen my prostate, never felt it. The nurse told me it’s about the size of a wa
- Business Insider
The CDC's leaked document is 'largely reassuring' for vaccinated people, says a Brown University public-health expert
People who are fully vaccinated can spread the Delta variant just as easily as those who are unvaccinated, according to an internal CDC document.
- Business Insider
Lost your vaccine card? Confused about digital vaccine passports? Here are the different ways to prove you're vaccinated.
The “Venturer” mask is designed for performance and breathability.
- Women's Health
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