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Expert Issues New COVID Warning For All Americans

This week, the CDC recently deemed the Delta variant, first identified in India, a "variant of concern," revealing that it is quickly becoming the dominant strain of COVID-19. Many experts—including Dr. Anthony Fauci and former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb—worry that it has the potential to provoke a new COVID surge, after months of declining infections, hospitalizations and deaths. F. Perry Wilson, MD, Yale Medicine physician and researcher at Yale School of Medicine, explains why he too is concerned about B.1.617.2. Read on to hear what he has to say—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You Have "Long" COVID and May Not Even Know It.
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One in four parents will not get their child vaccinated against Covid, poll finds

A new poll has found that a quarter of adults in the United States do not intend to get their children vaccinated against Covid-19 because many of them are waiting for more research to prove the safety and effectiveness of the shots. A Harris poll, conducted between 11-13 June among 2,015 adults in the US, found that of the 25 per cent who do not intend to get their children vaccinated, 51 per cent say they are waiting for more research to prove the safety and effectiveness (37 per cent) of these vaccines.As many as 6 in 10 parents, or...

Moderna vs. Pfizer: Why We’re Not Playing Favourites with COVID-19 Vaccines

Throughout this pandemic, we have been working on COVID-19 vaccine education, communicating the latest evidence and busting harmful myths. Recently, this has involved comparing the Moderna versus Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. We’ve received tons of questions on social media and Zoom Q&A calls about the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine being the vaccine...
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Scientists find the highly transmissible delta variant in New York state

University at Buffalo scientists who are doing genomic sequencing of COVID-19 samples report that the delta variant of the coronavirus has been detected in Erie County. First identified in India and now responsible for a significant outbreak in the United Kingdom, the delta variant is believed to be as much as 200%, or twice as transmissible, as the original coronavirus strain.
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Expect the Unexpected From the Delta Variant

This much is clear: The coronavirus is becoming more transmissible. Ever since the virus emerged in China, it has been gaining mutations that help it spread more easily among humans. The Alpha variant, first detected in the United Kingdom last year, is 50 percent more transmissible than the original version, and now the Delta variant, first detected in India, is at least 40 percent more transmissible than Alpha.
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Delta variant of COVID: The two symptoms closely linked to it

The Delta variant of COVID - also known as the Indian variant, as it was first detected in India - has really messed things up for us here in the UK. After sailing through the first three stages of the four-stage roadmap out of lockdown, we've hit a large stumbling block ahead of what should have been 'freedom day' - the removal of all social distancing measures - on 21 June. And it's all thanks to rising cases of the Delta variant, a more transmissable variant of the virus which began spreading fast in the north west of England and has now taken grip country-wide.
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COVID-19 Delta Variant confirmed in Grundy County resident

The Grundy County Health Department has received confirmation of the COVID-19 Delta variant in a Grundy County resident. The Delta variant was previously known as the “Indian variant”, as it was first found in India. It’s one of three sub-lineages of the Indian variant, and is also known as B.1.617.2.
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New evidence shows third vaccine shot can help immunocompromised patients

CINCINNATI — For the first time, researchers are finding evidence that certain groups could benefit from a third vaccine shot. “People who have had organ transplants don’t respond very well to the vaccines because their immune system is suppressed,” said Dr. Stephen Blatt, medical director for infectious diseases at TriHealth. “There are fortunately some new studies that are suggesting, at least in organ transplants, if they get a third dose, their system may be triggered to produce protective antibodies.”
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Daily Wyoming coronavirus update: 65 new cases, 83 new recoveries

The total number of coronavirus cases in Wyoming grew by 65 on Friday, with the number of confirmed cases rising by 50 and the number of probable cases rising by 15, according to the Wyoming Department of Health’s daily update. Additionally, 83 new coronavirus recoveries were announced: 68 confirmed and...