President Joe Biden on Thursday praised the country’s progress and vaccination efforts in the fight against the Kovid-1 pandemic epidemic as cases and hospital admissions continue to decline.
“It’s working. We’re making progress,” Biden said in a White House speech. Biden said daily cases have decreased by %% and hospitalizations have decreased in the last few weeks.
The Federal Advisory Committee unanimously arrived hours before to support booster shots of the Modern Covid-1 vaccine for people 5 years of age or older, as well as certain medical conditions or jobs in young adults that increased their risk of infection. The booster will be half of the regular dose.
If the panel’s decision is verified by a second advisory group and top officials from the Food and Administration Administration, the Modern Booster will be the second to be approved for emergency use. Pfizer-BioNTech additional shots were approved late last month.
A booster shot of the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine will be considered Friday, but it is unclear whether the committee will have enough information to approve it. Approximately, 000,000 people were studied after receiving a second dose two months after their first dose, and only 117 people were tracked after taking a second shot at six months. The panel will also hear information about getting a different vaccine as a follow-up on Friday.
About 66 million eligible Americans remain unvaccinated, which Biden said is “still an unacceptably high number” and he called for them to take shots.
“Now is not the time to give up. We have a lot more to do. We are in a very critical time as we work to corner Kovid-1 on,” he said.
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The White House said Thursday that President Joe Biden will meet with Pope Francis later this month to discuss the Covid-1 pandemic epidemic, among other issues, as part of a larger trip to Italy and the United Kingdom.
According to an analysis by the Kaiser Family Foundation, about 90,000 Americans died between June and September due to failure to get vaccinated against Covid-1.
– A California judge has partially blocked an order that went into effect Friday, requiring state prison staff to be vaccinated against the coronavirus. The temporary restraining order prevents enforcement of the order for unionized guards, while other prison staff who have health care facilities must be vaccinated.
– The New Hampshire Executive Council on Wednesday rejected ড 27 million in federal funding for vaccinations. The money would allow the state to hire public health managers and a dozen staff to promote the Covid-1 vaccine and allay concerns.
– Around San00 San Francisco city workers have sought medical or religious exemptions to avoid a deadline for vaccinating against the coronavirus or losing their jobs. So far, the city has not approved a request.
3 Today’s number: According to Johns Hopkins University, more than 44.7 million confirmed COVID-19 cases and more than 720,000 deaths have been recorded in the United States. Worldwide total: more than 239.4 million cases and 4.87 million deaths. According to the CDC, about 188 million Americans – 57% of the population – have been fully vaccinated.
যা What we are reading: Parents are already facing a shortage of child care providers কর্ম staffing has dropped by about 10% from pre-epidemic levels. Vaccine mandates can make it much more difficult for day care providers to hire otherwise qualified staff.
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New York State lost 3.5% of its health workers because of the need for vaccines
New York State has lost thousands of healthcare workers due to its need for the Covid-1 vaccine, but some are not nearly as expected.
New state data show that about 34,000 health workers were laid off or laid off because they failed to comply with orders, a 3.5% reduction in workers. More than half of them – 20,500 workers – were in the home health sector, which suffered 8%.
Governor Kathy Hochul said of the requirement, “Most of the healthcare workers are in their jobs, although despite what we were told before, it will be impossible to implement.” 55,000 workers will receive the vaccine in the final week before the September 2,000 deadline.
– David Robinson
Florida Governor Desantis vows to challenge Biden’s vaccination mandate
Florida Gov. Ron de Santis said the state would challenge the Biden administration’s upcoming vaccination mandate in federal court and predict it would be “reduced.”
The federal requirement, expected to be released this month, will apply to hospitals that treat Medicare and Medicaid patients and employers with 100 or more employees.
DeSantis has been promoting early treatment of Covid-1 of, such as through therapy such as monoclonal antibodies, requiring a vaccine designed to prevent illness.
-Frank Gluck, Fort Myers News-Press
The United States is sending another 17 million doses of the covid vaccine to the African Union
The United States is donating an additional 17 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine to the African Union, President Joe Biden announced Thursday.
The doses, which will be delivered in the coming weeks, will be on top of the 50 million single shots that the Biden administration has already donated to the African Union.
Biden made the announcement during a meeting at the Oval Office with Uhuru Kenyatta, President of the Republic of Kenya.
– Michael Collins and Courtney Subramanian
Studies show that Pfizer or Modern Booster may be best for J&J vaccines.
The best booster for the Johnson & Johnson Covid-1 vaccine vaccine could be either Pfizer-Biotech or Modern Shot, according to the National Institutes of Health posted Wednesday.
The study, which included about 500 people, found that mRNA vaccines produced a stronger immune response than two doses of J&J as a booster after a shot of J&J. Booster doses of the mRNA vaccine were effective for those who received the Pfizer or Modernna two-dose series.
“People were waiting for a big study of Mix and Match, it gave a lot of new information and there was nothing before about the mRNA booster about Johnson & Johnson,” said Dr. Eric Topol, vice president of research. National expert on data use in Scripps research and medical research in La Jolla, California.
– Elizabeth way
The Chicago Police Union is back against the need for a vaccination report
Chicago police are urging key members of the union to “hold the line” and city employees through an online portal not to report their vaccination status before Friday’s deadline.
John Katanzara, president of the Chicago Police Union, encouraged officials to submit vaccination requests instead. Employees who have not been vaccinated will need to be tested twice a week.
“If we doubt that the numbers are true and we have a large number of our members standing firm on their belief that this is an excessive communication, and they are not going to provide information on the portal or submit the test, then it is safe 50% in Chicago this weekend. There will be less police force, ”he said in a video message.
Mayor Laurie encouraged Lightfoot officers to get vaccinated, noting that four Chicago police officers have died at Covid-1 of. More than 40,000 U.S. law enforcement officers have died from the disease, the number one cause of duty-related deaths in 2020 and 2021, according to Officer Down Memorial Page.
– Grace Hawk
Studies have shown that children, like adults, are capable of carrying high levels of infectious coronavirus
Children, adolescents and adolescents are equally capable of carrying high levels of coronavirus in their respiratory tract, just like adults, according to a study published Thursday in the Journal of Infectious Diseases.
Researchers from several Boston institutions-Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and MGH, MIT, and the Ragan Institute at Harvard-studied 110 children aged two weeks to 21 years who tested positive for Covid-1.
The researchers found that high levels of the virus matched those of the living, contagious virus, and that children who were noticeable and asymptomatic within the first five days of illness were the most contagious. The researchers found no relationship between the age of the children and the amount of their viral load, and no relationship between the viral load and the severity of the disease in children.
“Children with Covid-1 with, if asymptomatic, are contagious and may contain SARS-Cov-2 variants,” said Lyall Younger, a study author and pediatric pulmonologist at Massachusetts General. “The effects of this study show that masking and other public health measures are needed for everyone – children, adolescents and adults – to get us out of this epidemic.”
– Grace Hawk
Study: Americans drink and smoke less, exercise less during epidemics
A study led by UCLA researchers found that Americans drink more alcohol, smoke less, exercise less, and spend more time in front of a computer or television.
Among those surveyed, the researchers found that alcohol consumption increased by 23% and cigarette smoking by 9%. Smoking, in particular, can have an adverse effect on those infected with the Covid-1 contract: current and former smokers are 2.4 times more likely to die from intensive care unit support or disease than non-smokers.
Exercise decreased by about one-third and screen time increased by 60%, the researchers found. Other countries such as Canada, Italy, Brazil and Poland have seen similar behavior during the epidemic.
Dr. Li Liwei Chen, lead author of the study and professor of epidemiology at UCLA, said restrictions on essential activities and orders to stay at home have negatively affected some behaviors of American adults, especially minorities.
Hospitals weigh orders for covid vaccine for patients in need of life-saving organ transplants
Following a recent outcry in a hospital for a Colorado woman to receive a coronavirus vaccine before considering an organ transplant, several high-profile health care systems are also considering rules to add the Covid-1 vaccine to the vaccination list.
Hospitals that perform heart, liver, lung or other organ transplants have strict requirements and prioritize patients based on a variety of factors, including medical requirements, suitability and chances of success.
“Organ is a rare resource,” said Dipali Kumar, president-elect of the American Society of Transplantation. “It’s our duty to make sure the gift is safe.”
Studies have shown that people who are infected with Kovid-1 contract are more likely to die from organ transplants than from normal organs. Also, the vaccine is less effective in post-transplant patients, who must take anti-rejection drugs.
– Why Altukar
World Health Organization: Cases worldwide dropped 7% last week
The World Health Organization says the number of global coronavirus cases dropped last week, continuing the downward trend that began in late August.
In the latest weekly assessment of the epidemic released on Wednesday, the UN health agency said there were about 2.8 million new cases and 46,000 confirmed deaths last week, down 7% and 10%, respectively. In the case of Europe there was an increase of 7%, with declines being reported in all regions of the rest of the world.
Contribution: Associated Press