Based on scientific trials from around the world, experts say that COVID-19 vaccines that have reported results have shown to be close to 100 percent effective at preventing hospitalizations and deaths.
According to medical experts and health agencies, people should get vaccinated regardless of whether they have previously been infected with COVID-19 because it remains unclear how strong or long-lasting the protection from natural antibodies is.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its mask guidance on Tuesday to recommend that people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 resume wearing masks indoors in parts of the country with high levels of the virus.
The Delta Variant is more transmittal and effective than the original variation. Luckily, fully vaccinated individuals are nearly immune to this variant, reports said.
Even as Minnesotans continue to push back COVID-19 through vaccination and other measures, health officials today said COVID-19 testing will remain a key tool in the coming months to help Minnesota keep the virus at bay. To underscore this point, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is offering updated guidance for who should get tested and when.
New York State surpassed one million cases of coronavirus on Saturday. According to the New York State Health department, 15,074 new COVID-19 cases were confirmed on Friday. The 15,074 new cases of COVID-19 brought the total number in New York State to 1,005,785.
The US Food and Drug Administration approved an emergency use authorization for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine on Friday, clearing the way for the distribution of the drug across the country.
Former US presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton have volunteered to get their COVID-19 vaccines on camera once it’s been deemed safe by the Food and Drug Administration in an effort to gain trust from Americans who are hesitant about the vaccine’s safety. “I promise you that when it’s been made for people who are less at risk, I will be taking it,” Obama said. “I may end up taking it on TV or having it filmed, just so that people know that I trust this science.” The United Kingdom announced a major step in its race
A COVID-19 vaccine being developed by the University of Oxford and British pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca was found to have an average efficacy rate of 70 percent following a large-scale trial.
In audio recordings obtained by The Washington Post and CNN, President Trump stated to journalist Bob Woodward that he played down the risk of COVID-19 to avoid creating panic. The audio is described in Woodward’s new book “Rage,” where President Trump said he deliberately played down the threat of pandemic and feels no responsibility to better understand the anger and pain of Black Americans. On Wednesday, Trump called Woodward’s book, titled Rage, a “political hit job” and said that he wanted to “keep the country calm.” “I wanted to always play it down. I still like playing it down, because
Northeastern University announced Friday that they dismissed 11 of their first-year students. The students were allegedly found violating social distancing guidelines amid the worldwide coronavirus pandemic.
Four people who attended the Republican National Convention (RNC) meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina, tested positive for COVID-19, according to county officials.