Moderna says its COVID vaccine is 100% effective in children 12 to 17 years old after the second dose.
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Ten states, mostly in the northeast, have now met President Joe Biden’s goal of vaccinating at least 70% of adults with at least one dose by July 4, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Wednesday. .
A majority of people infected with COVID-19 still have antibodies to the virus 10 months later, according to a study released Monday. Two other studies published on Monday looked at people who had been exposed to the virus a year ago and found that cells retain a memory of the coronavirus that only grows stronger over time (although the result cannot be derived vaccines alone).
National Institutes of Health director Anthony Fauci said in a credit hearing on Wednesday that people who have been vaccinated will likely need to be vaccinated to maintain their immunity, but when that vaccine may be possible, we don’t know exactly.
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►Southwestern Ohio Woman Won The State’s First Million Vax-a-Million Vaccine Incentive Award, While Dayton-area Teenager Received First Scholarship full academic study offered by the program, the state said Wednesday evening. The number of first doses given to people aged 16 and over in Ohio rose 40% in the week after Governor Mike DeWine announced vaccine donations, according to a USA Today Network Ohio analysis of data from state vaccination.
►43% of Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders between the ages of 18 and 44 feel hesitant about the COVID-19 vaccine, a survey by the Pacific Islander Center of Primary Care Excellence and the American Association of Psychologists said, The Yappie.
►Suicide deaths fell 9% at the height of the pandemic halt from previous years, a surprise given the increased levels of stress, anxiety and depression reported.
►Pedestrian advocates want some of San Francisco’s most important streets, like the main road to Golden Gate Park, to be closed to cars. Others push back, saying they have to drive to work, drop off kids and get around. The debate was marked by dueling rallies and shrill arguments over security and climate change in this densely populated city.
📘 What we read: Millions of school-aged children spent the last year of school trying to learn at home as the COVID-19 pandemic raged around them. For many, it wasn’t easy, and when they return to buildings in the fall, they’ll need extra support, experts say.
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Facebook will no longer remove posts claiming COVID-19 was man-made or man-made, a move that could fuel more speculation and conspiracy theories about how the deadly virus started.
“In light of ongoing investigations into the origin of COVID-19 and in consultation with public health experts, we will no longer remove the claim that COVID-19 is man-made from our applications,” Facebook spokesperson said. continue to work with health experts to keep pace with the evolving nature of the pandemic and regularly update our policies as new facts and trends emerge. “
– Terry Collins
U.S. health officials have granted emergency clearance for a third antibody drug to help reduce hospitalizations and deaths from COVID-19.
There has been low demand for two similar drugs already available, mainly due to logistical hurdles in their delivery and confusion over their availability. U.S. health officials have attempted to raise awareness of the treatments, connecting people who test positive for COVID-19 with information about nearby providers.
The drugs are given as a single intravenous infusion in a hospital or clinic and should be given within 10 days of the onset of symptoms.
The World Health Organization reported on Tuesday that coronavirus cases fell 14% globally over the past week and deaths are down 2%. More than 4.1 million new cases have been reported, along with 84,000 deaths.
“There will come a time when we can all take off our masks, no longer have to keep a distance from each other, go safely to concerts, sporting events, gatherings and restaurants – like people from some countries are able to do so now. because they don’t have COVID-19 transmission, ”WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said during a COVID briefing on Monday. “But for most of the world’s population who are not yet vaccinated, we are not yet. “
Days after a U.S. intelligence report rekindled concerns about the origins of COVID-19, President Joe Biden said on Wednesday that he had asked the intelligence community to “redouble” its investigative efforts into the how and where the coronavirus appeared.
“I have now called on the intelligence community to redouble their efforts to collect and analyze information that may bring us closer to a definitive conclusion, and to report to me in 90 days,” Biden said in a statement.