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All US Adults be Vaccinated by May

In The New York Times, Sheryl Gay Stolberg, Sharon LaFraniere, Katie Thomas and Michael D. Shear write “President Biden said on Tuesday that the United States was ‘on track’ to have enough supply of coronavirus vaccines ‘for every adult in America by the end of May‘, accelerating his effort to deliver the nation from the worst public […]

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Vaccination Pace Accelerate in Minnesota

The MPR News writes, citing Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) data, that more than 500,000 (about 9%) of Minnesotans age 16 and older — are completely vaccinated now and more than 948,000 people (about 17 %) had received at least one dose. State health officials reported on Thursday new 35,000 vaccination with the seven-day trend […]

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16% Minnesotans COVID-19 Vaccinated

As of end of February, 16.2% of the population (a total of 902,242 Minnesotans) have received at least one dose Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines. MPR News writes “the state’s vaccination effort is on an upswing with nearly 33,000 more vaccinations reported, significantly higher than Monday last week.” “More than 52 percent of Minnesotans 65 […]

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In Quest for Herd Immunity

In a previous post, it was highlighted that US will probably reach to COVID-19 herd immunity by July. In a recent article, The New York Times reporter Abby Goodnough writes that US is opening “mega mass vaccination sites” around the country to vaccinate Americans “In A Quest for Herd Immunity“. As of Saturday Feb 27, […]

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J & J Vaccine is Big Deal

On Sunday, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) vaccine advisers voted to recommend the Johnson & Johnson (J & J) Covid-19 vaccine which was almost immediately signed off by CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky for the distribution in US. The J & J vaccine has been shown to be safe and effective […]

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FDA Approves J & J Single Dose Vaccine

The single-dose coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine by Johnson & Johnson (J & J) received unanimous recommendation for emergency use authorization (EUA) from Food and Drug Administration (FDA) the external vaccine expert committee on Friday. According to CNN, the FDA’s Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC) voted unanimously to recommend EUA of the vaccine ‘in […]

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The Coronavirus Is Plotting a Comeback

In a recent New York Times article, science and global health reporter Apoorva Mandavilli writes “The Coronavirus Is Plotting a Comeback“. Though daily reported cases of coronavirus in US and around the globe are decreasing, health experts are warning that another variant-driven surge is in the horizon. Dr Michael Osterholm, director of Center of Infectious […]

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New Study Explains Virulence of New Variants

The new COVID variant from the UK, known as B.1.1.7, is reportedly is expected to be the most dominant coronavirus in the US and around the globe. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1661 new cases of the B.1.1.7 variant is reported from 44 states (as of Feb 21). The variant is […]

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Variants Spread Would be Dominant by Spring

According to Trevor Bedford with the University of Washington and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, the more contagious coronavirus variant (known as B.1.1.7) is likely to fuel a surge of cases in the spring, reports CNN Health. “The variant could ‘result in more of a wave’ around April or May but … vaccination and […]

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Timeline to Reach to COVID-19 Herd Immunity

As the pace of COVID-19 vaccination in the US is increasing with almost 1.5 million daily doses, scientists and health officials are talking about the timeline to reach to expected herd immunity. “Scientists estimate that somewhere between 70% and 85% of people need to be immune from the coronavirus before the disease will wane through […]