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Infections Rise In 42 States; Fauci Says It's 'Horrifying' To See People Cheer Lack Of Vaccinations: Covid-19 Updates

Covid Infections Rise in United States (Post ID: 1021)

Forty-two states saw an increase in COVID-19 cases last week from the week before, a sign that the pandemic is not yet over in the United States.

Only Alaska, Delaware, Iowa, Maine, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota and West Virginia saw a decline in cases over the seven-day period that ended Saturday from the previous week.

The rate of vaccinations has slowed in recent weeks, and less than half of all Americans, 47.9%, are fully vaccinated, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

CDC director Dr. Rochelle Walinsky says more than 99% of COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. in June were among unvaccinated people. In addition, preliminary data indicates that over the past six months, nearly all of the COVID-19 deaths in various states have occurred in unvaccinated people, she said.

Full Story:    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2021/07/11/infections-up-42-states-cpac-attendees-cheer-low-vaccination-rate/7928562002/

Last updated on 07/11/2021 05:27 PM

Who Says Delta Is The Fastest And Fittest Covid Variant And Will ‘Pick Off’ Most Vulnerable

Covid Variants (Post ID: 1020)

Last updated on 06/21/2021 08:52 PM

U.S. To Split 55 Million Covid Vaccine Doses Between Latin America, Asia And Africa

Covid-19 Vaccine (Post ID: 1019)

  • The Biden administration announced it will send 55 million Covid-19 vaccine doses to countries in Latin America, Asia and Africa as the coronavirus continues to rapidly spread in low- and middle-income nations.
  • The 55 million vaccine doses are the remaining portion of 80 million shots President Joe Biden has committed to donating abroad.
  • Earlier this month, the administration said it would send the first 25 million doses to South and Central America, Asia, Africa, neighboring countries and U.S. allies.
  • Full Story: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/06/21/covid-vaccine-us-to-split-55-million-doses-between-latin-america-asia-and-africa-.html

Last updated on 06/21/2021 08:49 PM

U.S. Official Says Covid Booster Shots Will Also Be Free To The Public

Covid-19 Vaccine (Post ID: 1018)

Last updated on 05/11/2021 08:29 PM

India Sees Deadliest Day Of Pandemic With Covid-19 Deaths Topping 4,000

Covid-19 (Post ID: 1017)

India reported its highest daily death toll — 4,187 people — on Saturday, weeks into the world's worst wave of coronavirus cases that's leaving people without lifesaving hospital beds, oxygen and drugs. 

In all, nearly 240,000 people in India are confirmed to have died from COVID-19, with reported infections topping 21 million.

Full Story: https://www.npr.org/2021/05/08/995021124/india-sees-deadliest-day-of-pandemic-with-covid-19-deaths-topping-4-000

Last updated on 05/09/2021 10:07 PM

U.S. To Restrict Travel From India Effective May 4 Amid Massive Covid Surge

Covid-19 (Post ID: 1016)

  • The Biden administration will restrict travel from India as that country grapples with a gigantic surge in coronavirus cases, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said.
  • The policy will take effect Tuesday, May 4, Psaki said.
  • The administration made the decision on the advice of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Psaki said.
  • Full Story:  U.S. to restrict travel from India effective May 4 amid massive Covid surge

Last updated on 04/30/2021 08:15 PM

U.S. To Share 60 Million Doses Of Astrazeneca Covid Vaccine With Other Countries

Covid - 19 Vaccine - AstraZeneca (Post ID: 1015)

  • The United States will share 60 million doses of the AstraZeneca Covid vaccine with other countries.
  • Cases continue to spike around the world.
  • New infections in the U.S. have slowed, and the Biden administration said it would make materials for vaccine production available to India as the country deals with a surge of cases. Full Story. U.S. to share 60 million doses of AstraZeneca Covid vaccine with other countries

Last updated on 04/26/2021 06:32 PM

U.S. To Give India Raw Materials For Vaccines, Medical Supplies To Help Fight Covid Surge

Covid-19 in India (Post ID: 1014)

Last updated on 04/26/2021 02:55 PM

Photos Show The Deadly Toll Of Covid In India As Coronavirus Cases Top 17 Million

Covid-19 in India (Post ID: 1013)

  • India has reported a record number of coronavirus cases for the fifth day in a row, with a second wave pushing its health care system to the brink.
  • There were some 352,991 new cases of Covid-19 reported in the last 24 hours, seeing India’s total number of infections top 17 million, with 5 million cases counted in April alone.  Full Story.  Deadly toll of Covid in India

Last updated on 04/26/2021 02:48 PM

Pfizer Covid Vaccine Is 91% Effective In Updated Data, Protective Against South African Variant

Find Vaccine Now (Post ID: 1012)

  • Pfizer and BioNTech said their vaccine is around 91% effective at preventing the disease, citing data that included people inoculated for up to six months.
  • The shot was also 100% effective in preventing illness among trial participants in South Africa, where a new variant is dominant, although the number of those participants was relatively small at 800.  Fully Story

Last updated on 04/01/2021 01:54 PM