Kern Public Health said that because of a data batch update to remove 587 duplicate COVID cases by the state, Kern County had a reduction of 185 new cases. Had the state not run their process to "de-duplicate" cases, the county would have reported 402 new cases, according to Kern Public Health.
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- The Guardian
Figures surged over summer as doses expired and vaccinations flagged amid widespread hesitancy One study based on CDC data found 15m vaccine doses were wasted in the US between March and September. Photograph: Nathan Posner/Rex/Shutterstock The United States is wasting millions of Covid-19 vaccine doses even as shortages plague many parts of the world. At least 15m doses were scrapped in the US between March and September, according to one analysis of CDC data. A separate investigation found 1m
- Miami Herald
When Marcia Blanar stayed at Hawks Cay Resort in the Florida Keys during the summer, a decorative fountain surrounded by benches “was raging with active Legionella,” according to a lawsuit filed on her behalf earlier this month in Monroe County Circuit Court.
- The Daily Beast
Alexandre Schneider/Getty ImagesAs the COVID-19 vaccine campaign gained steam in the United States last spring, I was locked down in my apartment in Rio de Janeiro, trying to avoid being infected with the virus. Brazil—then, as now, second only to the U.S. in coronavirus deaths—seemed to have the world’s slowest immunization program rollout. Brazilian cities had started vaccinating locals in January, but there just weren’t enough doses to go around.As the pace of vaccinations in the U.S. soare
- Good Housekeeping
Certain ArtNaturals hand sanitizers contain benzene, acetaldehyde, and acetal contaminants, the FDA found. Consumers are urged to stop using them now.
- Best Life
Whether you love lox or are serious about your sushi, seafood is a healthy addition to many diets. Loaded with omega-3 fatty acids and protein, seafood consumption has been linked to increased longevity, better heart health, and weight loss. However, before you order your next seafood-based meal, there's one pertinent question you should be asking your server to avoid serious illness, according to the U.S. Food&Drug Administration (FDA). Read on to discover what question you should be asking and
FDA advisory committee to vote on Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 booster, a day after endorsing the Moderna one
One day after a U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel voted to endorse a booster shot of the Moderna vaccine for seniors and other at-risk groups, it will reconvene to discuss a booster shot of Johnson & Johnson's one-dose regimen and weigh in on who, if anyone, should be offered one of those.
- USA TODAY
There is no correlation between increased vaccination in Cambodia and increased COVID-19 cases.
- The State
This was the fifth straight week that COVID-19 disease indicators in South Carolina have decreased.
Delivering vaccines around South Sudan is more expensive than the cost of the jab itself.
- WKBW - Buffalo Scripps
The Astrazeneca vaccine is not approved for use in this country, but it is on the list of vaccines approved for emergency use by the world health organization.
- Associated Press Videos
Johnson & Johnson executives have pitched a booster as a way to strengthen a robust vaccine that they said has retained its protective power over eight months. But FDA scientists pointedly challenged that assertion on Friday. (Oct. 15)
- Associated Press Videos
Millions in developing nations from Latin America to the Middle East have been left anxiously waiting for more doses of the Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine as Russia struggles to meet global orders. (Oct. 15)
- WLS – Chicago
These two neighborhoods are among several on the South and West sides with low vaccination rates.