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CDC: The coronavirus could be’just a few mutations’ away from evading the vaccines

The head of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday that the coronavirus is "just a few mutations potentially away" from possibly evading the available COVID-19 vaccines. "The largest concern that I think we in public health and science are worried about is that virus and the potential mutations away we are from a very transmissible virus that has the potential to evade our vaccines, in terms of how it protects us from severe disease and death," CDC director Rochelle Walensky said during a press briefing. Walensky added, "The big concern is that the next variant that might emerge-just a few mutations potentially away-could potentially evade our vaccines. "She explained that "f...
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A British ICU doctor described seeing her patients regret not getting vaccinated:’You can see it dawn on them’

A British ICU doctor says the "vast majority" of her COVID-19 patients have been "completely unvaccinated." Samantha Batt-Rawden told The Guardian that many regret not getting the jab after they wind up hospitalized. "You can see it dawn on them that they potentially made the biggest mistake of their lives," she said. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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Meet the top 11 gene-editing biotechs

Hello, Welcome to Insider Healthcare. I'm Lydia Ramsey Pflanzer, and today in healthcare news:If you're new to this newsletter, sign up here. Comments, tips? Email me at [email protected] or tweet @lydiaramsey125. Let's get to it... Intellia Therapeutics is developing Crispr-based gene-editing medicines that could potentially cure diseases. ...
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Groups representing millions of healthcare workers demand vaccine mandates for doctors, nurses, and others in medical fields:’The nation depends on it’

Groups representing millions of doctors and nurses are calling for mandatory vaccinations for healthcare workers. The statement comes as vaccinations have stalled in the US, and cases of the delta variant rise. "We call for all health care and long-term care employers to require their employees to be vaccinated against covid-19," the groups said in a statement reviewed by The Washington Post. 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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A healthcare worker who was hospitalized for a month with COVID-19 says she now has nearly $1 million in medical bills

Shenita Russie caught COVID-19 while working in Boston as a mobile respiratory therapist, Newsweek reported. She became so unwell that she was put in a medically-induced coma. Russie has racked up an eye-watering amount in medical bills. "Close to a million dollars," she told THV11. LoadingSomething is loading. A healthcare worker from Arkansas...
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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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Heatwaves are killing workers on the job. The government needs to set new rules for employers before more Americans needlessly die.

Extreme heat is a public health crisis, just like the coronavirus pandemic. Essential workers and communities of color are put at higher risk for heat-related illness and lack protections, just as they have during the pandemic. While emissions need to be cut, the present impacts of heat on people need to be addressed with changes to regulations and infrastructure. Abdullah Shihipar is a writer who covers public health, class, and race. This is an opinion column. The thoughts expressed are those of the author. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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COVID-19 patients in ICUs at a Florida hospital are’begging’ to be vaccinated, nurse says

Patients in ICUs at a Florida hospital are "begging" to be vaccinated, a nurse told CNN. Almost all of the patients in ICUs at the hospital have not yet received a shot, CNN reported. The nurse often has to remind patients that the right time to get vaccinated is before getting sick, she said. LoadingSomething is loading. Patients in intensive ...
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Florida now accounts for nearly a quarter of all new COVID-19 cases in the United States

12,647 people tested positive for COVID-19 in Florida on Wednesday. The 7-day average of new daily cases is 8,911. Across the US, more than 55,000 people tested positive on July 21. LoadingSomething is loading. Florida is experiencing its largest number of new coronavirus cases since January, with the state accounting for nearly a quarter of al...