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  • The Latest: Minneapolis mandates workers to mask up indoors
    MINNEAPOLIS — The mayors of Minneapolis and St. Paul said Tuesday they’ll require city employees to wear masks in indoor public spaces as the delta variant of the coronavirus spurs concern nationwide.Mayors Jacob Frey and Melvin Carter said they’ll also require visitors to city-owned buildings to wear masks. The moves... Read more
    Source: ABC - Health Published on: 2021-08-03 By The Associated Press
  • Tennessee won't incentivize COVID shots but pays to vax cows
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee has sent nearly half a million dollars to farmers who have vaccinated their cattle against respiratory diseases and other maladies over the past two years.But Republican Gov. Bill Lee, who grew up on his family's ranch and refers to himself as a cattle farmer in his... Read more
    Source: ABC - Health Published on: 2021-08-03 By TRAVIS LOLLER Associated Press
  • France's Macron uses social media to push for vaccination
    French President Emmanuel Macron has taken to popular social media apps in a new push to encourage vaccinations against COVID-19 and to reach out to younger peopleByThe Associated PressAugust 3, 2021, 1:32 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articlePARIS -- French President Emmanuel Macron has taken to... Read more
    Source: ABC - Health Published on: 2021-08-03 By The Associated Press
  • Pushback challenges vaccination requirements at US colleges
    INDIANAPOLIS -- The quickly approaching fall semester has America’s colleges under pressure to decide how far they should go to guard their campuses against COVID-19 while navigating legal and political questions and rising infection rates.Hundreds of colleges nationwide have told students in recent months they must be fully vaccinated against... Read more
    Source: ABC - Health Published on: 2021-08-03 By TOM DAVIES Associated Press
  • The Latest: Famed Minneapolis club requiring vaccination
    MINNEAPOLIS — The First Avenue music venue in Minneapolis that was made famous in Prince’s movie “Purple Rain” is requiring that all concertgoers provide proof of vaccination against the coronavirus or show a negative virus test.The venue said Monday that the policy is effective immediately.Patrons must have a completed vaccination... Read more
    Source: ABC - Health Published on: 2021-08-02 By The Associated Press
  • Mask mandate reinstated in San Francisco Bay Area amid surge
    SAN FRANCISCO -- San Francisco and six other Bay Area counties announced Monday that they are reinstating a mask mandate for all indoor public settings as COVID-19 infections surge because of the highly contagious delta variant.The new mandate applies to everyone, regardless of their vaccination status, and takes effect on... Read more
    Source: ABC - Health Published on: 2021-08-02 By JOCELYN GECKER Associated Press
  • Evictions expected to spike as federal moratorium ends
    BOSTON -- The eviction system, which saw a dramatic drop in cases before a federal moratorium expired over the weekend, rumbled back into action Monday, with activists girding for the first of what could be millions of tenants to be tossed onto the streets as the delta variant of the... Read more
    Source: ABC - Health Published on: 2021-08-02 By MICHAEL CASEY Associated Press
  • Florida virus cases soar, hospitals near last summer's peak
    MIAMI -- Hospital admissions of coronavirus patients continue to soar in Florida with at least two areas in the state surpassing the previous peaks of last summer's surge, prompting calls by local officials for the governor to declare an emergency.A large hospital system in Jacksonville said its hospitals were at... Read more
    Source: ABC - Health Published on: 2021-07-29 By ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON Associated Press
  • Jill Biden getting procedure on foot after Hawaii visit
    First lady Jill Biden is undergoing a medical procedure to remove an object that became lodged in her foot while walking on a beach in Hawaii last weekendByThe Associated PressJuly 29, 2021, 9:26 PM• 1 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleWASHINGTON -- First lady Jill Biden is undergoing... Read more
    Source: ABC - Health Published on: 2021-07-29 By The Associated Press
  • Israel to offer 3rd COVID booster shot to older citizens
    JERUSALEM -- Israel’s prime minister on Thursday announced that the country would offer a coronavirus booster to people over 60 who have already been vaccinated.The announcement by Naftali Bennett makes Israel, which launched one of the world's most successful vaccination drives earlier this year, the first country to offer a... Read more
    Source: ABC - Health Published on: 2021-07-29 By ILAN BEN ZION Associated Press

  • Biden marks 110M doses of COVID-19 vaccine shipped abroad
    President Biden on Tuesday announced the U.S. has shipped more than 110 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine to 65 countries in an effort to suppress the pandemic globally."As long as the virus continues to rage outside the United States, potentially more dangerous variants could arrive at our shores again," Biden... Read more
    Source: Fox - Health Published on: 2021-08-03 By Kayla Rivas
  • Pfizer, J&J react to COVID-19 breakthrough infections
    Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson remain confident in their respective COVID-19 vaccines’ ability to prevent severe illness, hospitalization and death amid the spread of the highly transmissible delta variant, the companies told Fox News.Following recent outbreaks in Massachusetts, in which nearly three-quarters of some 469 COVID-19 cases occurred in fully... Read more
    Source: Fox - Health Published on: 2021-08-03 By Kayla Rivas
  • NIH director backs away from suggestion that parents wear masks at home to protect kids
    The head of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) on Tuesday afternoon tried to walk back his comments from earlier in the day suggesting that parents wear masks at home to protect unvaccinated children.Dr. Francis Collins said "it’s clear" that the delta variant was capable of causing serious illness in... Read more
    Source: Fox - Health Published on: 2021-08-03 By Alexandria Hein
  • COVID-19 hospitalizations in Louisiana to hit record-high
    Louisiana is on track to set a record-high for the number of COVID-19 patients hospitalized amid a rapid rise in the delta variant. On Monday, Gov. John Bel Edwards, who temporarily reinstated a statewide indoor mask mandate, said Louisiana is experiencing the worst surge in the U.S. CLICK HERE TO FIND... Read more
    Source: Fox - Health Published on: 2021-08-03 By Alexandria Hein
  • Does delta COVID-19 variant raise risk of reinfection?
    With the emergence of the delta variant driving new breakthrough infections, some are wondering what impact the strain may have on reinfection rates. In the fall, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advised that some cases of reinfection are expected, but "remain rare."However, that guidance published by the... Read more
    Source: Fox - Health Published on: 2021-08-03 By Alexandria Hein
  • CDC data reflects spiking RSV cases into July
    National reports of a common respiratory virus increased into July, according to laboratory data submitted to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infections typically occur during the fall, winter and spring, suggesting an unusual summertime uptick coinciding with rising cases of the delta variant.CLICK... Read more
    Source: Fox - Health Published on: 2021-08-03 By Kayla Rivas
  • Delta COVID-19 variant is 'way more dangerous' than original strain, expert says
    Amid an uptick in COVID-19 hospitalizations nationwide, officials have pointed to the delta variant as a driving factor in new cases. One expert also noted anecdotal reports emerging that in hospitalized patients, the illness is progressing in a quicker manner than previous strains.CLICK HERE TO FIND A COVID-19 VACCINE NEAR... Read more
    Source: Fox - Health Published on: 2021-08-03 By Alexandria Hein
  • Lilly's COVID-19 drug reduces death risk in patients on ventilator
    Eli Lilly and Co. said new data from a Phase 3 trial showed its COVID-19 drug, baricitinib, was shown to reduce deaths in patients receiving mechanical ventilation. CLICK HERE TO FIND A COVID-19 VACCINE NEAR YOUThe study, which involved a cohort of 101 adult patients, found those on mechanical ventilation or... Read more
    Source: Fox - Health Published on: 2021-08-03 By Alexandria Hein
  • COVID-19 breakthrough infections with severe outcomes comprise 0.01% of cases
    Unvaccinated Americans are largely driving transmission, White House officials said Monday, and while breakthrough infections do occur, less than 1 percent of cases result in hospitalization or death.CLICK HERE TO FIND A COVID-19 VACCINE NEAR YOU"This remains a pandemic of the unvaccinated, where the vast majority of spread is —... Read more
    Source: Fox - Health Published on: 2021-08-03 By Kayla Rivas
  • Florida hospitals facing record COVID-19 surge expand units, limit visitors again
    Florida’s largest hospital systems are expanding their coronavirus units, limiting visitors and fearing staffing shortages as they deal with the statewide surge that is breaking records set last year for both cases and hospitalizations.Hospitalizations have grown tenfold statewide in just over a month as the more contagious delta variant spreads,... Read more
    Source: Fox - Health Published on: 2021-08-03 By Fox News