Thursday, July 29

Vaccinations

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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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The week the Delta variant threatened the economy

The highly contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus now makes up the majority of US Covid cases. Americans are getting worried, sending markets on a fleeting plunge this week. While economic data suggests a robust recovery, the Delta variant remains a threat. LoadingSomething is loading. Just when Americans are getting into the throes of a ...
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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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Surgeon General doubles down on criticism of social media, says companies like Facebook need to’take responsibility’ for COVID-19 misinformation

Surgeon General Vivek Murthy on Sunday doubled down on his criticism of tech companies. In an appearance on Fox News Sunday, Murthy said companies "need to take responsibility" for the spread of COVID-19 misinformation. Murthy last week issued a 22-page advisory declaring misinformation a threat to public health. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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Fauci: Vaccinated people who contract COVID-19 are far less likely to spread the virus than unvaccinated people

Dr. Anthony Fauci said it would be "reasonable" to assume vaccinated people are less likely to spread COVID-19. Vaccinated people who get COVID-19 typically have less virus in their nasal passages. That would suggest that breakthrough infections are less contagious than infections in unvaccinated people. See more stories on Insider's business page. Fully vaccinated people who get "breakthrough" cases of COVID-19 are probably less likely to spread the virus to others, Dr. Anthony Fauci said in a White House briefing today.When asked if breakthrough cases are contributing to the spread of coronavirus in the US, the nation's top infec...
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BlackRock cuts outlook for US stocks to neutral as the reopening trade shifts to Europe and Japan

The reopening of economies after the worst of COVID-19 should boost European and Japanese stocks this year. REUTERS/Charles Platiau BlackRock Investment Institute said Wednesday it has cut its outlook on US stocks to neutral from overweight. BlackRock's strategists upgrade European and Japanese stocks which they see benefitting from a wider reopening of economies from the COVID-19 crisis. Strategists remain overweight on US small-caps. See more stories on Insider's business page. BlackRock strategists have switched to a neutral stance on US stocks while upgrading their views on European and Japanese equities, which they see as growing beneficiaries from the further reopenings of economies shut down by the COVID-19 crisis. BlackRock Investment Institute outlined, among other i...
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Surging coronavirus cases and deaths in Russia show the Delta variant’s havoc on a largely unvaccinated population

Russia's daily coronavirus cases have more than doubled in the last month. Deaths are climbing, too, as the Delta variant becomes more widespread. It's a lesson in what happens when Delta strikes a mostly unvaccinated country, experts said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Nearly a year after becoming the first nation to authorize a coronavirus shot, Russia has fallen behind in the global vaccine rollout. Just 15% of its population has received at least one dose.So when Russia identified its first cases of the Delta variant in May, the threat loomed larger than in highly vaccinated countries like Israel, the US, or the ...
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Biden says the Delta variant — set to become the US’s dominant strain — is’particularly dangerous for young people’

President Joe Biden warned Friday that Delta, a coronavirus variant first discovered in India, poses an increased threat to unvaccinated Americans."It is a variant that is more easily transmissible, potentially deadlier, and particularly dangerous for young people," Biden said at a White House news conference.His remarks came just hours after Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, told "Good Morning America" ​​that Delta would likely become the dominant strain in the US in the coming months. (Some experts have even suggested that might even happen within weeks.)Delta represents just 10% of US COVID-19 cases so far, but it already makes up around 90% of cases in the UK, according to a st...