• Your Vaccinated Immune System Is Ready for Breakthroughs

    1 month ago - By The Atlantic

    A new dichotomy has begun dogging the pandemic discourse. With the rise of the über-transmissible Delta variant, experts are saying you're either going to get vaccinated , or going to get the coronavirus. For some people-a decent number of us, actually-it's going to be both. Coronavirus infections are happening among vaccinated people. They're going to keep happening as long as the virus is with us, and we're nowhere close to beating it. When a virus has so thoroughly infiltrated the human population, post-vaccination infections become an arithmetic inevitability. As much as we'd like to...
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  • Amid infection surge, Mayor Demings ponders strategy to boost vaccinations, quell COVID-19

    1 month ago - By Orlando Sentinel

    Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings said this morning he was considering whether to limit access to county-owned buildings or adopt other restrictive strategies to rein in the pandemic, including possibly mandating employees to get vaccinated.
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  • Orange County is back under state of emergency as coronavirus infections skyrocket

    1 month ago - By Orlando Sentinel

    Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings declared a state of emergency as new infections of COVID-19 skyrocket, with mask and vaccine mandates.
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  • How Tokyo Olympics COVID-19 Countermeasures May Be Falling Short

    How Tokyo Olympics COVID-19 Countermeasures May Be Falling Short

    1 month ago - By Time

    Holding an Olympics during a pandemic was never going to be easy, and the Tokyo Organizing Committee consulted with numerous public health experts and invested in tracking app systems to help curb the spread of the virus within the Olympic community.
    But despite these strict countermeasures, an imperfect system and practical issues in compelling thousands of people from around to world to comply with often intense and inconvenient protocols are already leading to lapses that are opening the door for SARS-CoV-2, and in particular its Delta variants , to spark new infections that could...
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  • I'm a Pandemic Dad Who's Been Covering COVID-19. I Don't Know How to Think About the Risk Anymore

    1 month ago - By Time

    I'll say this for the pre-vaccine days: it was far easier to think about risk when the only sensible option-for those lucky enough for it to even be an option-was to hunker down, avoid as much contact with other people as possible, and wait out the storm.
    But a year of self-imposed isolation, fueled partially by fear and partially by a moral imperative to not infect others, has a way of scrambling your brain in a way that makes it hard to figure out what's “safe” now that we've entered this strange, half-vaccinated liminal phase. After getting my shots this past spring, it took me weeks to...
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  • Burundi, in reversal, says it will accept COVID-19 vaccines

    1 month ago - By ABC News

    Burundi's government now says it will accept COVID-19 vaccines, becoming one of the last countries in the world to embrace them
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  • Mississippi woman pleads others to get vaccinated as her husband is hospitalized

    Mississippi woman pleads others to get vaccinated as her husband is hospitalized

    1 month ago - By Daily Mail

    William Thomas Ball, 51, has been hospitalized with COVID-19 in Jackson, Mississippi after refusing to get vaccinated. Now his wife, Alicia, is asking for others in her community to get the shots.
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  • Expert says COVID-19 vaccine mandates for government employees may boost shot rates

    Expert says COVID-19 vaccine mandates for government employees may boost shot rates

    1 month ago - By Daily Mail

    An epidemiologist told ABC News the new vaccine-or-test rule may actually boost rates higher than vaccine lotteries did because it 'says the government supports vaccination.'
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