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CDC Recommends Booster Shot for 65 and Older

On Thursday, advisors of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) endorsed Covid-19 booster shots for older and vulnerable Americans older or otherwise vulnerable Americans. This reportedly includes peoples in long-term care facility residents and certain people with underlying conditions, as well. According to CNN Health “The CDC advisers voted unanimously to recommend a […]

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Outbreaks of School-age Covid Cases in MN

In Star Tribune, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Jeremy Olson writes that there is out-break of Covid-19 in Minnesota schools (both elementary and high) where elementary school students are not yet eligible for vaccine. MPR News writes “Officials have been anxious for weeks that the new school year would bring an increase in the number of cases […]

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Healthcare Workers: Its Hard to Show Up

During the peak of 2020 Coronavirus pandemic, 69% of healthcare workers reported feeling stressed, and 17% reported feeling highly stressed, according to a survey report. In this Delta variant fueled second wave of the pandemic, healthcare workers are reportedly feeling similar stressed again. In NPR News, health reporter Catherine Richert writes that new wave of […]

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Hospitals are Forced to Start Rationing Care

CNN Health’s Madeline Holcombe and Holly Yan write that because of the case loads of Covid and others some hospitals have started rationing care. According to US Department of Health and Human Services, over 101,000 Covid patients are currently receiving hospitalized care. Dr. Amy Compton-Phillips, chief clinical officer of Providence Health System in Seattle, told […]

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Coronavirus Deaths Surpasses 1918 Flu Pandemic

According a Washington Post tracker, more than 675,000 U.S. deaths associated with the coronavirus have been reported since Feb. 29, 2020, as of As of Monday Sept 20. “That’s roughly how many died of influenza in the United States between 1918 and 1919 — along with more than 49 million people globally in the ‘deadliest […]

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CDC: Moderna Vaccine is the Most Effective

In a recent head to head study by the US Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), all three authorized Coronavirus vaccines were compared for their comparative effusiveness against hospitalization and found that effectiveness against Covid was higher for the Moderna vaccine (93%) than the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine (88%) and the Janssen vaccine (71%). Although these […]

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FDA Approves Covid Booster for 65+ and Older

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) vaccine advisers met last Friday and voted unanimously to recommend emergency use authorization of ‘a booster dose of Pfizer’s vaccine to people 65 and older and those at high risk of severe Covid-19 six months after they get their first two shots’. The advisory panel reportedly rejected by […]

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Covid-19 Requirements and Religious Exemption

According to Associated Press report, most people who are anti-vaccine are using religious objections to get exempted from various mandated required vaccines. As the Covid-19 vaccine mandates by large companies and federal government are rising, so as the religious exemptions. The religious exemption believe “comes from the idea that the vaccines contain aborted fetal cells, […]

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Hospitalization Surge in MN ‘A Different Ballgame’

After the School season started, Covid cases in Minnesota schools are reportedly growing rapidly and state health officials believe the cases would accelerate in the coming weeks. Dr. Ruth Lynfield, the state’s epidemiologist, told reporters that MN had about 150 cases/week before the school season and now — the first week of school for many […]

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Doctors Spread False Covid Information

The Philadelphia Inquirer reporters Jason Laughlin and Maddie Hanna write in a recent news report that ‘the some doctors and nurses share COVID-19 falsehoods and thus becoming misinformation superspreaders’. In Philadelphia, Kayla Ottey, a nurse practitioner, is reportedly one of the many the trained medical professionals “touting misinformation about COVID-19 prevention and treatment that, many […]