A USAID analysis of data from Johns Hopkins University found that new coronavirus infections nationwide have declined by 56.8% since the rise of the Delta variant in the first week of September.
Less cases in each region – South, Mid-Atlantic, mostly New England, Midwest, West. Some of the states most affected by the delta wave – Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, South Carolina and Tennessee – are reporting cases at about one-sixth of where they were less than two months ago. Arkansas and Louisiana cases have also dropped by more than three-quarters since then.
But there are some warning signals from the states, mostly in cold weather and often with low vaccination rates in some communities. Compared to the week of September 4, the speed of new cases is about 85% higher in Alaska, 63% higher in Michigan and 56% higher in Montana. They are up to 39% even higher in Vermont, which was the early leader in vaccination.
The United States has seen a sharp decline in the past, only to see cases rise again. Winter social gatherings can run indoors, where the infection can spread more easily.
Melissa Nolan, an assistant professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at the Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina, is cautiously optimistic.
“Our models predict the reduction and stability of cases during the rest of the calendar year,” Nolan said. “It’s assumed we’re not looking to catch another new variant in our population.”
– Mike Stuka
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আদেশ An order restraining the president of the Chicago Police Union from making public statements encouraging members to disobey the city’s vaccine mandate expired after a judge denied a request to extend it.
The North Dakota Department of Health on Tuesday blocked comments on its social media accounts, saying it was doing so to combat the spread of misinformation. The comment ban “will apply to all posts, and is not specific to any specific subject,” the agency said.
Healthcare centers in Maine are facing a staffing crisis, but the obligation to vaccinate is not the reason, the head of the state’s largest health network said Tuesday. Andrew Mueller, CEO of Maine Health, blamed an elderly worker and employees for leaving the industry due to work stress during the epidemic.
বে Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams, second in the NFL in terms of catches and third in the receiving yard, tested positive for COVID-19 and will likely miss Thursday’s game against the undefeated Arizona Cardinals. Adams says he has been vaccinated.
সংখ্যা Today’s issue: According to Johns Hopkins University, there are more than 45 million confirmed COVID-19 cases and about 738,000 deaths recorded in the United States. Worldwide total: more than 244 million cases and 4.96 million deaths. According to the CDC, more than 190 million Americans – 57% of the population – have been fully vaccinated.
What we are reading: Research during the epidemic found that people with mental health disorders were more at risk for COVID-19, but it wasn’t until last week that the CDC added them to a list of underlying medical conditions associated with a higher risk of serious illness.
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The FDA panel is a big step in fixing the Pfizer vaccine for kids 5-11 years old
After a discussion where it was pointed out that 40% of American children aged 5-11 were infected with COVID-19 by the end of June, a panel of Food and Drug Administration advisers on Tuesday voted 17-0 to approve the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus. Vaccines for children.
Strong support for the vaccine is a big step towards making those school-age children eligible for inoculation, probably in the coming weeks. Still the remaining three steps. The FDA will have to sign off, an independent CDC advisory panel will review the data and then give its clearance to the CDC director.
The FDA Committee of Vaccine Experts and Pediatricians says that while concerns remain about the unknown, the data are sufficient to support the use of the Pfizer-Biotech vaccine at this age because its benefits outweigh the risks.
Parents interested in getting a high level of protection for their children from the coronavirus would welcome this news statistic. Pfizer-BioNTech reported 10 micrograms of their vaccine, one-third of the doses given to adults, 90.7% effective in preventing significant COVID, which is a growing concern for children.
A study presented by the CDC found that 42% of children aged 5-11 in the United States were infected with COVID-19 by the end of June. Dr. Fiona Havers of the CDC told the committee that the hospitalization rate for children was the highest in September, so many children remain sensitive after the summer.
– Karen Weintrab and Elizabeth Weiss
Embarrassed Florida Surgeon General in favor of refusing to wear a mask
Florida’s new surgeon general, on fire for refusing to wear a mask to meet with a state legislator with cancer, He is trying to defend his actions because he reprimands more.
Sen. Tina Polsky told Dr. Joseph Ladapo that she had a serious medical condition – it was later revealed that she had breast cancer – and that she was concerned about the COVID-19 infection. He refused to wear a mask and instead offered to meet Polski outside, which he refused.
In a Twitter post on Tuesday, Ladapo tried to explain his thoughts, writing: “Conversations with someone wearing a mask do not seem fruitful to me, especially when other options exist. It is important for me to communicate effectively with people. I can’t do that when I’m half-covered. “
His position goes against the CDC and other medical experts who have suggested using masks to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
Also on Tuesday, Reverend Dr. Arabi Holmes Jr., a black Republican minister who is leading a statewide effort to vaccinate people of color, said of Ladapo: “It is disgraceful and disrespectful not to wear the mask of that top doctor.”
Covid-19 is not the only viral disease that has caught children this year. Influenza, which sends thousands of children to the hospital each season, is predicted to increase further in the coming months. USA Today analyzed the data and spoke with pediatricians across the country to understand the risk of COVID-19 in children compared to other common viral diseases.
Dr. David Bucholaz, a professor of pediatrics at Columbia University’s Irving Medical Center, says the flu, which is dormant in the summer, is not a simple comparison with Covid-19, which is contagious throughout the year. “Clearly, the risk of Covid-19 in a normal season is higher than the flu,” he said. Respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, is particularly dangerous, killing 100 to 500 children a year, he said.
“If you have a baby or toddler, you should be much more concerned about RSV than Covid,” Butchholz said. “Many more children die of RSV than COVID, especially children under 2 years of age.”
A St. Louis County councilor woman said an elevator driver pulled a gun on her husband when he told the driver to wear a mask. Councilwoman Lisa Clancy tweeted in the elevator, “One of your drivers pointed a gun at my husband when he told him to wear a mask (which is your policy).” Clancy said her husband wanted to report the incident, but the driver canceled the trip and deleted the transaction record.
“The elevator is working with police and has also suspended the driver,” he tweeted and confirmed the elevator and police. “We are satisfied with how the elevator is handling it.”
A panel of Food and Drug Administration advisers will vote on Tuesday on whether the Pfizer-Bioentech COVID-19 vaccine is approved for use in children between the ages of 5 and 11. Once the advisory committee approves the vaccine, there are three steps left before it becomes available to children. : The FDA must sign off, an independent CDC advisory panel will review the data, and then the CDC manager must sign off. Children are much less likely to be hospitalized with COVID-19 or suffer the long-term consequences of the disease than adults, placing a greater burden on vaccines to prove their risk is safe and effective.
Meanwhile, Moderna announced Monday that its vaccine for children aged 6 to 11 shows “strong” immunity in a study of more than 4,500 young people. Moderna said it plans to submit the information to the FDA “in the near future.”
A study presented by the CDC found that 42% of American children aged 5-11 were infected with COVID-19 by the end of June. Dr. Fiona Havers of the CDC told the committee that the hospitalization rate for children was the highest in September, so many children remain sensitive after the summer.
In response to the recently announced vaccine order for Auburn University for all employees, Alabama Governor K. Ivy has issued an executive order On its own Monday, it instructed all state agencies not to implement the federal vaccine order issued by President Joe Biden, which applies to agencies employing 100 or more people.
In a tweet, Ivey said: “The federal government’s excesses have given us no other option.” Auburn announced Friday that all university employees must be vaccinated by December 8.
First-year Auburn football coach Brian Harsin, who contracted covid in August and missed 10 days of precision practice, declined to answer reporters’ questions on Monday about whether he had been vaccinated. As of Oct. 21, at least 82% of employees with university-sponsored facilities have been fully or partially vaccinated, the university said.
– Bennett Durando, Montgomery Advertiser
Unvaccinated Americans will face stricter rules for re-entry into the United States
Vaccinated Americans re-entering the country will face stricter rules from November 8, when the United States will reopen its doors to foreign travelers – unless they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The White House said Monday that in order to allow U.S. citizens to return to the United States without proof of vaccination, “a negative test document must be created within one day of departure.” The current rules allow for testing within three days of travel.
Fully vaccinated Americans will have a three-day window for COVID-19 testing with negative results until they can show proof of vaccination.
– Bailey Schulz and Eve Chen
Long-term side effects of coronavirus include ‘brain fog’, research says
Long-term side effects of COVID-19 According to a study that examined 740 patients at the Mount Sinai Health System, this may include memory loss and other cognitive impairments commonly referred to as “brain fog”. The study was published in the peer-reviewed medical journal JAMA Network Open.
Oxford University and the National Institutes of Health Research reported earlier this month that “brain fog” was another study. Cognitive symptoms are seen in about 8% of patients and are more common in the elderly. The study also found common chronic symptoms, such as shortness of breath, abdominal pain, fatigue, pain, anxiety and depression.
– Michelle Shane
Government Descent wants $ 5K bonus to entice immunized police in Florida.
Florida Gov. Ron Descentis is pushing the state legislature for a 5,000 bonus and other approvals. Incentives to tempt police officers in other states. More specifically, DeSantis encourages those who wish to hire those who do not want to comply with the Ticker Requirements to relocate to the state of Sunshine without obligation. In many parts of the country, police officers and their unions have steadfastly resisted the need. Dissentis has raised its national profile, especially within the Republican base, by vehemently opposing the mask and vaccine mandate throughout the epidemic.
“In the next legislative session, I’m going to sign a law that would give a $ 5,000 bonus to any out-of-state law enforcement who moved to Florida,” Descentis said in a Fox interview Sunday. “So NYPD, Minneapolis, Seattle, if you’re not treated well, we’ll treat you better here.”
Contributed by: Associated Press