Thursday, July 29

Vaccines

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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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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...
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Arizona Gov. tells school districts they can’t force unvaccinated students to quarantine following COVID-19 exposure

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey targeted two school districts over quarantine policies for unvaccinated students. The Republican said requiring certain kids to quarantine if they've been exposed goes against state law. But lawyers for the districts argue the policies are based on state and federal public health guidelines. See more stories on Insider's business page. Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey warned two school districts this week that requiring unvaccinated students to quarantine after exposure to COVID-19 is against state law.In a letter to two superintendents on Wednesday, Ducey said the districts' policy to mandate a 10-day quarantine ...
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President Biden’s message to Facebook: You’re’killing people’

Joe Biden said platforms like Facebook were "killing people" by spreading vaccine misinformation. "The only pandemic we have is among the unvaccinated, and they're killing people," he said. "The facts show that Facebook is helping save lives. Period," a Facebook spokesperson told Insider. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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Thailand is considering Western booster shots after 600 healthcare workers given Chinese vaccines caught COVID-19

Thailand is considering switching from a Chinese to Western vaccine to protect healthcare staff. The country is considering giving AstraZeneca doses to those already vaccinated with Sinovac. It came after 600 vaccinated staff caught COVID-19, adding to questions surrounding Chinese jabs. See more stories on Insider's business page. Officials in Thailand appear to be losing confidence in the Chinese-made vaccine it gave its healthcare workers, recommending that they receive booster shots of the AstraZeneca jab.The recommendation came on Monday from the nation's National Communicable Disease Committee. It was made after more than 600...
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GOP Rep. Madison Cawthorn said offering vaccines door-to-door could lead to the government confiscating guns and bibles

Madison Cawthorn said door-to-door vaccines could lead to confiscating people's guns and bibles. The GOP lawmaker was speaking at a CPAC event in Dallas on Friday. Joe Biden said Tuesday door-to-door vaccines could improve vaccination rates as the Delta variant spreads. See more stories on Insider's business page. Rep. Madison Cawthorn said President Joe Biden's call to offer COVID-19 vaccines door-to-door could lead to the government taking people's guns and bibles.Cawthorn, a Republican from North Carolina, was speaking Friday during an interview at the Conservative Political Action Conference event in Dallas, Texas, taking place...
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The UK economy grew just 0.8% in May as manufacturing troubles caused the rebound to lose steam

UK car production plunged in May, official data showed. Owen Humphreys-PA Images/Getty Images The UK economy undershot expectations to grow 0.8% in May, as bottlenecks in the manufacturing sector offset rapid growth in the hospitality industry, official data showed on Friday.That month-on-month growth in gross domestic product was well below the 1.7% uptick economists had been expecting. It compares with a 2% rise in April, revised down Friday from 2.3%. Overall, UK GDP was 3.1% smaller than before the pandemic in February 2020.The manufacturing sector badly underperformed in May, contracting 0.1%, the UK's Office for National Statistics said. Analysts were expecting strong growth in the sector.Transport equipment manufacturing suffered the most, falling 16.5% in May compared wit...
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The UK economy grew 2.1% in March, beating expectations as the vaccine-driven recovery picked up speed

The UK economy is gradually reopening from coronavirus lockdowns. Phil Noble/Reuters The UK economy grew 2.1% in March, considerably more than expected by economists, as business and consumer optimism grew as COVID-19 cases fell and the vaccination drive picked up speed, according to data on Wednesday.The 2.1% month-on-month expansion in gross domestic product was above expectations for growth of 1.3% and was helped by schools reopening as part of the country's "roadmap" out of lockdown. It was the strongest monthly growth since August 2020.March's increase helped the UK economy shrink by marginally less than expected in the first quarter, notching up a 1.5% contraction due to the restrictions put in place in January that were then gradually eased, the Office for National Statist...