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Hospital employees who were told they must get COVID vaccine or lose their jobs say they'll bring their case to the Supreme Court after federal judge ruled against them

Unvaccinated employees at Houston Methodist hospital system say they plan to bring their lawsuit against their employer to the U.S. Supreme Court, after their bid to have a vaccine mandate at work thrown out was ruled against by a federal judge. The hospital system suspended 178 employees for two weeks...
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Do I need a vaccine if I've already had COVID-19?

The Centers for Disease Control announced that in most cases, vaccinated adults in the U.S. could start going without masks, even indoors—a long-awaited benchmark to signal a return to a more normal life. But many people still have lingering questions about the COVID-19 vaccines and whether or not they're needed, especially if you've already had COVID-19.
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Experts Release Grim Prediction for the COVID Vaccination Campaign in the US

The US is currently facing a massive decline in the number of infections and deaths caused by the COVID-19 disease, but it may be too early for Americans to open the champagne. The vaccination campaign in the world’s hardest-hit country by the pandemic is unfolding pretty fast, as 311 million vaccine doses were given so far, according to Bloomberg.
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Eric Clapton Doubles Down on Vaccine Conspiracy Theories

How Eric Clapton feels about the COVID-19 vaccine; the guitarist, who has also been outspoken during the pandemic about his anti-mask and anti-lockdown beliefs, has not exactly been shy about spreading misinformation about the jab, making false claims about its side effects and referring to vaccine information as “propaganda.” Now, in a new video, Clapton has doubled down, falsely asserting that the vaccine can cause fertility problems.
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The Covid Delta variant: how effective are the vaccines?

As lockdown easing in England is delayed from 21 June to a possible date of 19 July amid concerns of a substantial wave of hospitalisations due to the Delta variant of coronavirus, we take a look at the latest data on the protection offered by vaccines. What does vaccine effectiveness...
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COVID-19 is spiking in places with lower vaccination rates

Data suggest there is a relationship between the number of COVID-19 vaccinations and case rates in certain states. In some situations, states with lower vaccination rates are showing an increase in cases. Only four states with more vaccinations than the national average are seeing increasing case rates. Data suggest there...
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CDC urges COVID-19 vaccinations at discharge

The CDC is encouraging hospitals, emergency departments and emergency care facilities to administer COVID-19 vaccines to unvaccinated patients at discharge, reports AHA News. The agency said jurisdictions should distribute part of their vaccine allocations to these facilities and may want to prioritize providers in counties with a higher social vulnerability index to help increase vaccine equity.
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Pfizer studying vaccinated people who get infected for insights on boosters

Pfizer is studying the rare cases in which vaccinated people have gotten infected with the coronavirus in order to determine when booster shots might be needed. “We will be looking at real world data to help us understand when we might see a change in vaccine effectiveness,” David Swerdlow, clinical epidemiology lead for Pfizer Vaccines, said on Monday at the Precision Medicine World Conference, Bloomberg Law reported.
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Disneyland drops mask mandate for vaccinated guests as it opens to all

Fully vaccinated adult guests at Disneyland will no longer be required to wear masks starting Tuesday as the Anaheim, Calif.-based theme park reopens to everyone. Disneyland will retain some key safety protocols, such as mask requirements for children age 2 and up who are not fully vaccinated. Visitors who aren’t fully vaccinated must continue wearing a mask indoors, but Disneyland won’t require a proof of vaccination.
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‘A summer of freedom’: Vaccine gives new meaning to July 4th

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden wants to imbue Independence Day with new meaning this year by encouraging nationwide celebrations to mark the country’s effective return to normalcy after 16 months of coronavirus pandemic disruption and more than 600,000 lives lost. The White House is expressing growing certainty that July...