The TSA reported 2.2 million people screened on Friday, the highest number since the start of the pandemic. This comes amid growing concern particularly for those unvaccinated as the highly contagious delta variant spreads.
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- 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.
- 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
HANOI (Reuters) -Vietnam's health ministry issued an urgent appeal on Friday for private hospitals to treat COVID-19 patients as the Southeast Asian country battles a surge in infections driven by the highly contagious Delta variant. After successfully containing the virus for much of the pandemic, Vietnam has been facing record daily increases in infections since late April. "The Delta variant is destroying all anti-pandemic achievements," health minister Nguyen Thanh Long told a cabinet meeting on Friday.
- Idaho Statesman
The delta variant appears to cause more serious illness than earlier variants and spreads as easily as chickenpox.
- 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.
- USA TODAY
Essentials to have on hand as the delta variant spreads across the country, from hand sanitizer to masks to thermometers.
31-year-old man recovering in Missouri hospital after being given a 20% chance of survival; eschewed vaccine, citing ‘strong conservative family’
Daryl Barker and wife, along with eight relatives, contracted COVID-19; they say they'll both get vaccinated as soon as his health is restored.
- 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.
- The State
The delta variant and stagnant vaccinations are leading to increasing infections across South Carolina and the nation, health officials say.
- Kansas City Star
“High risk, immune compromised and sadly couldn’t muster an immune response,” tweeted Steve Edwards, president and CEO of CoxHealth.
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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.
Agnes Velasquez, mom to 15-year-old Paulina, is also battling COVID, but has milder symptoms after getting vaccinated
- Women's Health
"It is possible, even if health care professionals, social media, and the internet tell you otherwise."
Insomnia can become your new nighttime scourge as you ponder how and why your circadian rhythms got so out of whack. “Many people 65+ find that their sleep quality diminishes,” said Brandon Peters, M.D., a sleep physician at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle.
- Business Insider
6 vaccinated people who got COVID-19 share where they were infected: weddings, summer camps, and a Vegas trip
Breakthrough cases are becoming more common as the more transmissible Delta variant spreads across the US.
Almost 200 people have been infected since the virus was first detected at Nanjing airport on 20 July.
The former Bachelorette said she has swelling and blurred vision from the spots and is "trying to limit the stress" in her life so she can heal
Kenya said Friday it is extending a nighttime curfew and banning public gatherings to slow the spread of Covid-19, warning that hospitals were becoming overwhelmed.
A California restaurant asking patrons for proof they're unvaccinated was once fined $165,520 for not protecting staff and diners from COVID
Basilico's Pasta e Vino in Huntington Beach asks patrons for proof they're unvaccinated and discourages masks despite a local surge in COVID-19 cases.