Federal Research Bolsters the Case for Vaccine Mandates

Just a day after President Biden issued broad mandates aimed at encouraging American workers to get vaccinated against the coronavirus, federal health officials released new data showing that unvaccinated Americans are 11 times as likely as vaccinated people to die of Covid-19. Three large studies, published on Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, also highlighted the effectiveness […]

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Will vaccine mandates slow the pandemic? Yes, scientists say — but not immediately.

By Apoorva Mandavilli President Biden’s new coronavirus vaccine mandates will have sweeping ramifications for businesses, schools and the political discourse in the United States. But for many scientists, the question is a simpler one: Will these measures turn back a surging pandemic? The answer: Yes, in the longer term. It has become clear that the nation cannot hope to end […]

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U.S. virus cases are more than ten times too high, Fauci says.

Coronavirus infections are more than ten times higher than they need to be in order to end the pandemic, Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease doctor, told the political news site Axios. There are currently roughly 150,000 new infections a day in the United States. “That’s not even modestly good control,” Dr. Fauci told Axios. He added, […]

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When Was the First U.S. Covid Death? C.D.C. Investigates 4 Early Cases

Late last year, the federal government’s chief statistician on death received word about a tantalizing discovery: Someone had died from Covid-19 in January 2020, a death certificate said, a revelation that would have sped up the timeline of the virus’s spread in the United States by several weeks. That death was ultimately not what it seemed. The person who certified […]

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Unvaccinated Coloradans almost 4 times as likely to be hospitalized for COVID-19

Coloradans who aren’t fully vaccinated were almost four times as likely to be hospitalized for COVID-19 as of mid-August, suggesting that while the shots may have lost some effectiveness in preventing infections, they still greatly reduce the risk of severe illness. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment ordered hospitals to begin reporting data about patients’ vaccination status last […]

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Americans ignore warnings against using ivermectin to treat COVID-19

Public health warnings against using the anti-parasite medication ivermectin as a treatment for COVID-19, especially in the large doses meant for livestock, appear to have made little dent in its surging popularity in parts of the United States. Hospitals and poison control centers across the country are treating a growing number of patients taking the drug, even though every clinical […]

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Colorado COVID outbreaks fall in nursing homes

Nearly all settings in Colorado reported fewer outbreaks of COVID-19 this week, with the exception of schools, which essentially held steady. The biggest improvement was in long-term care facilities. As of Aug. 25, 73 nursing homes and assisted living facilities had reported outbreaks among residents or staff. This Wednesday, that total dropped to 35 active outbreaks. Improvement in long-term care […]

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COVID cases rising in Colorado children, but few hospitalized

New COVID-19 cases are rising faster in Colorado children than in adults, and kids’ hospitalizations have grown, too — though only modestly. New coronavirus infections in Colorado children started rising in July, in tandem with adult cases. In recent weeks, however, the rise has been faster in school-aged kids than adults, though it’s not clear if the return to classrooms […]

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Mormon vaccine push ratchets up, dividing faith’s members

SALT LAKE CITY — After more than a year of attending church virtually, Monique Allen has struggled to explain to her asthmatic daughter why people from their congregation of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints don’t wear masks. Allen said she’s taught her daughter that wearing a mask is Christlike, but now she worries her child feels like […]

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Colorado mandates vaccines for health care workers at licensed facilities

Colorado health care workers at about 3,800 licensed facilities across the state must be vaccinated against COVID-19 by the end of October, the state Board of Health voted in an emergency session Monday evening. The new vaccine mandate applies to staff and contractors who interact with patients or clients in assisted living homes, nursing homes, hospitals, hospices, community clinics and […]

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