President Biden said he has talked to his Covid experts about mask rules for vaccinated Americans but so far, no change is planned.
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The Delta variant has reached all 50 states, unvaccinated Americans account for nearly all Covid deaths, and cities like Los Angeles and St. Louis are now calling for everyone, including the vaccinated, to mask-up indoors. So with the pandemic still in play, could federal mask mandates and vaccine mandates help? Dr. Nahid Bhadelia and Politico White House reporter Eugene Daniels join American Voices with Alicia Menendez to discuss what mandates for a politicized pandemic could look like.
Though it's rare for humans to contract the disease, health officials warn that it can turn serious if not immediately treated.
- The Telegraph
More than half of Covid hospitalisations are patients who only tested positive after admission, leaked data reveal. The figures suggest vast numbers are being classed as hospitalised by Covid when they were admitted with other ailments, with the virus picked up by routine testing. Experts said it meant the national statistics, published daily on the government website and frequently referred to by ministers, may far overstate the levels of pressures on the NHS. The leaked data – covering all NHS
- KTRK – Houston
The health department is urging residents to get vaccinated after the county and city reached 5,001 COVID-19 deaths combined.
Bowel health doesn’t need to be a stigmatized mystery shrouded in uncomfortable laughter. Our bowels have their own way of communicating with us and they can tell you whether everything is A-OK or not-so-great with the rest of our bodies. Whether it’s something up with your diet, your latest workout or your mental health, your […]
- Business Insider
Arkansas GOP governor who is holding town halls to urge vaccinations said people he meets have called the shot a 'bioweapon' and talked about 'mind control'
Gov. Asa Hutchinson said resistance to the vaccine has "hardened in certain elements" due to "false information" and "myths."
"It’s truly revolting to hear a privileged ignoramus like yourself pretend to be a victim of segregation," one Twitter critic wrote, addressing the far-right lawmaker.
- Good Housekeeping
A big part of the equation is your bedtime.
I tried eating, sleeping, and exercising the way Michael Phelps does in retirement, and it was surprisingly easy
An Insider reporter felt energized after he tried out Olympian Michael Phelps' health regimen for a week. It included getting more sleep and veggies.
- ABC News
The United States is facing a COVID-19 summer surge as the delta variant spreads. More than 611,000 Americans have died from COVID-19, according to real-time data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. Just 57% of Americans ages 12 and up are fully vaccinated, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
- Washington Examiner
The United States is experiencing a limited outbreak of the monkeypox virus.
- Business Insider
A woman in Alabama whose 28-year-old son died of COVID-19 regrets not getting vaccinated and said his last words were 'this is not a hoax, this is real'
"It took watching my son die and me suffering the effects of covid for us to realize we need the vaccine," Christy Carpenter told The Washington Post.
- Yahoo Finance
Vaccination hesitancy amid Delta variant is putting two groups of people at particular risk, doctor says
Vaccine hesitancy in the U.S. has proven to be a stubborn issue that is holding back America's ability to defend itself against the particularly infectious Delta variant in certain parts of the country.
- Washington Examiner
Louisiana Rep. Clay Higgins has announced his second diagnosis with the coronavirus, revealing that this bout is more severe than his first.
The Bachelor star developed "antibiotic resistant mastitis" after giving birth to twins with husband Arie Luyendyk Jr.
- USA TODAY
Big biceps, toned abs and cut calves – it's what society often deems as the perfectly sculpted body. But is it healthy?
I Was Diagnosed With Cancer At My First OB/GYN Visit & I Don’t Want Anyone Else To Go Through What I Did
The first time she went to a gynecologist, Emaan Abbass was 21. She’d heard her friends talking about their own visits, and figured it was time to go herself. The appointment ended up changing her life. “During that first exam, they diagnosed me with cervical cancer that had been caused by HPV,” she tells Refinery29, explaining that after that visit, she didn’t know where to turn for support. “I was raised in a pretty conservative Arab American home, where the topic of sex was very much a taboo.
COVID SCIENCE-People with allergic reaction to mRNA vaccines can get 2nd dose; Delta variant may be 1,000 times more infectious
The following is a roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19. Most people with allergic reactions to the first dose of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine from either Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna can safely receive the second dose, a new study shows. The rates of allergic reactions to these vaccines have been reported to be as high as 2%, with anaphylaxis, the most serious kind, occurring in up to 2.5 of every 10,000 vaccine recipients, the researchers said.
The Delta variant is the fastest, fittest and most formidable version of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 the world has encountered, and it is upending assumptions about the disease even as nations loosen restrictions and open their economies, according to virologists and epidemiologists. Vaccine protection remains very strong against severe disease and hospitalizations caused by any version of the coronavirus, and those most at risk are still the unvaccinated, according to interviews with 10 leading COVID-19 experts. But evidence is mounting that the Delta variant, first identified in India, is capable of infecting fully vaccinated people at a greater rate than previous versions, and concerns have been raised that they may even spread the virus, these experts said.
- Washington Post
Kim Marin planned to spend her 51st birthday on Friday eating a cherry pie made by her 80-year-old mother and 12-year-old daughter. But Marin and her daughter, Kate, began feeling ill earlier this week. On Wednesday the pair, who are fully vaccinated and live in Fairfax County, Va., tested positive for the coronavirus.Subscribe to The Post Most newsletter for the most important and interesting stories from The Washington Post. At first, it seemed like they just had a bad cold: They were coughing