Tuesday, July 27

COVID-19 vaccine

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A vaccine-skeptic dad died from COVID-19, realizing too late that he should have got the shot, his doctor said

A 34-year-old dad who avoided COVID-19 vaccines later died of the illness. His doctor said that he wanted to'turn back time' and get jabbed he became seriously ill. Around 70% of the UK has been fully vaccinated, and vaccine hesitancy is rare, official data shows. LoadingSomething is loading. A UK man who refused the COVID-19 vaccine said he wi...
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US Department of Veterans Affairs becomes the first federal agency to require healthcare workers get vaccinated

About 115,000 of the US Department of Veterans Affairs' healthcare workers will be required to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The department is the first federal agency to require COVID-19 vaccinations. Veterans Affairs is the largest integrated healthcare system in the US, serving more than 9 million veterans. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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Dr. Fauci says a third booster shot for COVID-19’might likely happen’ for people who are immunocompromised

On CNN Sunday morning, Dr. Anthony Fauci said a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot "might likely happen." Emerging data from Israel indicates that the two-shot Pfizer vaccine could be less effective against the Delta variant. As Delta causes a surge in cases, Fauci said the coronavirus outbreak is now "a pandemic among the unvaccinated." LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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This natural health doctor has published over 600 articles claiming coronavirus vaccines are a fraud — he’s part of the’disinformation dozen’ responsible for the vast majority of COVID-19 misinformation on Facebook

12 people are responsible for the majority of COVID-19 disinformation being spread online, a CCDH study found. Number one is Joseph Mercola, a natural health doctor who publishes anti-vaxx claims to a following of 3.6 million on social media. One of Mercola's articles, "Could Hydrogen Peroxide Treat Coronavirus?", was shared nearly 5,000 times on Facebook. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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Biden job approval rating drops to 50% in Gallup poll, his lowest to date, though he remains in positive territory

President Joe Biden's job approval rating has dropped to 50%, a new low. However, some erosion was expected and Biden still has a positive favorability rating. Biden's first-quarter job approval rating averaged 56%, while his second-quarter average was 53.3%. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. LoadingSomething is loading. Pr...
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A fully vaccinated mom caught COVID-19 after her kids went to summer camp:’Our kids are Trojan-horsing us’

A fully vaccinated mom tested positive for COVID-19 after a counselor at her daughter's summer camp went home sick with the coronavirus. The mother developed cold-like symptoms, but never had a fever or shortness of breath. "My symptoms seemed exactly like a cold," she said. "Our kids are Trojan-horsing us. They are the way in." LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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Plague Inc. creators turned the Olympics into a superspreader event to help players understand the real risk of outbreaks at the games

In the popular game Plague Inc. holding the Olympics during a disease outbreak is a great way to end humanity. The situation in Tokyo is more nuanced than in the game, but it is still risky to hold the Olympics now, especially with the Delta variant. "Obviously, our game is just a game, but it still helps people realize the issues at stake," developer James Vaughan said. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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You will know, or possibly be, someone who gets COVID-19 after a vaccine. Here’s what to expect, according to 2 people with breakthrough cases.

Breakthrough cases will become more common as the more transmissible Delta variant keeps spreading. But most disease experts still expect COVID-19 to be milder in vaccinated people. Two young people who got sick after they were vaccinated described how their symptoms progressed. LoadingSomething is loading. Breakthrough infections, or COVID-19 ...
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Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine works very well against the Delta variant — but only after 2 doses

A UK study suggests two-dose Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines work well against Delta infections. After one shot, the vaccines were only 30% to 36% effective against symptomatic Delta infections. But with two shots, Pfizer's and AstraZeneca's vaccines were 88% and 67% effective, respectively. LoadingSomething is loading. A study of more than 19,...
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What to do if you’re exposed to COVID-19 after being fully vaccinated, according to experts

If you're vaccinated and exposed to COVID-19, most of the experts Insider spoke to said you don't need to worry unless you have symptoms. You should get tested if you're symptomatic, but some experts say to get tested after any exposure. If you're sick, stay away from others — even if it's not COVID. LoadingSomething is loading. So your roommat...