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The CDC now recommends masks for vaccinated people — but at least 6 major cities had already told residents to mask up again

LoadingSomething is loading. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended on Tuesday that vaccinated people wear masks in public indoor settings — a change from the previous guidelines, which suggested vaccinated people didn't need masks. The new rules apply to areas of the country with high rates of coronavirus transmission, as well as K-12 schools, the CDC said.Some vaccinated Americans, though, have already been told to ma...
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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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CDC: Everyone should mask up indoors — whether they’re fully vaccinated or not — as the Delta variant sweeps the US

The CDC has published its new mask guidelines: Everyone should wear masks indoors, regardless of vaccine status. Masks are particularly important in areas of high COVID-19 transmission and in schools, the CDC said. The CDC said in May that masks were no longer necessary for fully vaccinated people. LoadingSomething is loading. The Centers for D...
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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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The US could see daily COVID-19 cases quadruple next month as vaccinations hit a wall, former CDC director says

Dr. Tom Frieden warned the US could see 200,000 new COVID-19 cases a day in four to six weeks. That rate was last seen in January. He said it was due to people not getting vaccinated, and there would be "preventable deaths." LoadingSomething is loading. Daily coronavirus cases in the US could quadruple next month as a large number of people are...
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The vaccine mandate’tipping point’: These entities are requiring vaccines as the Delta variant spreads

On Monday, city, state, and federal agencies began to announce vaccine mandates. California, New York City, and the US Dept. of Veteran Affairs became the first government entities to do so. A group representing 300 bars in San Francisco will require vax cards. More entities may follow. LoadingSomething is loading. As COVID-19 cases rise again ...
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UK coronavirus cases have been dropping dramatically over the last week. Vaccines aren’t the only reason why.

The UK's daily coronavirus cases dropped to 25,000 on Monday after a recent peak of nearly 55,000 on July 17. Experts think a combination of warm weather and fewer public gatherings may have helped. The UK's promising trajectory may bode well for the US, where cases are surging. LoadingSomething is loading. The UK's daily coronavirus cases are ...
'Oumuamua, Aliens, Asteroid, Extraterrestrial Life, Science, Space, ufo

A Harvard-led team is launching a new project to search for physical evidence of aliens and their technology

A new project will search for alien civilizations and technologies using Earth-based telescopes. Researchers plan to look for unidentified aerial phenomena in the atmosphere that could be aliens. Harvard physicist Avi Loeb leads the project. He thinks the interstellar object'Oumuamua was an alien ship. LoadingSomething is loading. When the firs...
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Making these three lifestyle changes will help you take the best poop, according to science

Following is a transcript of the video.There's honestly nothing more satisfying than a good poop. On the flip side, a bad poop can ruin your day. You know what I'm talking about. Too hard, too soft, too sudden, not soon enough. If this isn't ringing any bells, congrats on being the world's only perfect pooper! A title to wear with pride.For the rest of us, we have to work at it. The good news is we have science on our side. There are a bunch of things we can do to smooth out the kinks in our digestive system, and some of them are very literal . But real quick, let us introduce you to the Bristol stool scale, a handy-dandy chart listing the different types of poop your body can make. They range from type one, hard lumps, to type seven, totally liquid. When it comes to No. 2, you actually...
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NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has discovered water vapor on Jupiter’s ocean moon Ganymede for the first time

Evidence of water vapor in the atmosphere of Jupiter's moon Ganymede, has been recorded for the first time. Astronomers found the water vapor using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. Ganymede is the largest moon in the solar system. Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have discovered evidence of water vapor in the atmosphere of Jupiter's moon Ganymede for the first time. LoadingSomething is loading. ...