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964 people got COVID-19 after an outdoor music festival, despite compulsory negative tests, vaccines, or other proof of immunity

964 people who attended a Dutch outdoor music festival tested positive for the coronavirus. The festival did not impose social distancing, arguing that its screening procedures were enough. Information on the severity of the cases was not available. See more stories on Insider's business page. Nearly a thousand people tested positive for the coronavirus after attending a two-day outdoor festival in the Netherlands on the weekend of July 3.According to figures from health officials in Utrecht, 448 were exposed during the first day of the festival, and 516 the second day. The figures were reported by Algemeen Dagblad, a Dutch daily ...
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The Delta variant for the 1st time accounts for more than half of all US COVID-19 cases, CDC says

The CDC now estimates that the Delta variant makes a majority of COVID-19 cases in the US. The variant is most common in Midwestern states like Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska. It is least prevalent along the eastern seaboard around Virginia and Pennsylvania. See more stories on Insider's business page. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
Booster, coronavirus, Health, Healthcare, Johnson & Johnson, Science, variant

Some experts who had Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine are getting Pfizer boosters to protect against Delta — but the company says they don’t need to

A woman receives a Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine from registered nurse Gina Reed at a vaccination center established at the Hilton Chicago O'Hare Airport Hotel in Chicago, Illinois, on March 5, 2021. Kamil Krzaczynski/AFP via Getty Images Summary List Placement People that got Johnson & Johnson's single-dose COVID-19 vaccine don't need booster shots to protect against the highly infectious Delta variant, according to the company. The company said Thursday that the vaccine produced a "strong" antibody response against the Delta variant and other variants with worrisome mutations. The immune response lasted for at least eight months, they said, citing two small-scale lab experiments. The two experiments hadn't been...
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Some experts who had Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose vaccine are now getting extra shots of Pfizer or Moderna to try to protect against the Delta variant

Some experts who got Johnson & Johnson's one-dose vaccine are topping it up with a dose of Pfizer or Moderna. They did it for extra protection against the fast-spreading Delta coronavirus variant, they said. The FDA and CDC don't recommend getting an extra shot, after a J&J vaccine or otherwise. LoadingSomething is loading. ...