Delta Wave Subsides: U.S. Infections And Hospitalizations Down At Least 50% From September Peak

Topline The wave of Covid-19 in the U.S. fueled by the hyper infectious delta variant continues to subside, with new infections and hospitalizations down dramatically from their peaks in September—though many states are still battling severe crises with the winter season fast approaching. HOUSTON, TEXAS – AUGUST 20: A daughter speaks to her mother with…

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Delta does not appear to make children sicker; Secondary immune response stronger after infection than after shot

A girl wearing a protective face mask to prevent contracting the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) rides a toy kick scooter at a park in Seoul, South Korea, April 3, 2020. REUTERS/Heo RanOct 8 (Reuters) – The following is a summary of some recent studies on COVID-19. They include research that warrants further study to corroborate the…

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‘We’re In A World Of Hurt’: NIH Director Is Latest Official Predicting U.S. Will Surpass 200,000 Daily Covid Cases

Topline Francis Collins, the director of the National Institutes of Health, on Sunday became the latest public health official to predict the U.S. will break 200,000 daily coronavirus cases – numbers last seen in January – as he warned unvaccinated Americans remain “sitting ducks” for the highly infectious Delta variant. WASHINGTON, DC – JULY 2: National Health…

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California doing much better with Delta variant than Florida, Texas. Here’s why

SAN FRANCISCO — Despite a significant surge in both coronavirus cases and hospitalizations this summer, California so far has managed to avoid the sky-high infection rates and increasingly overcrowded hospitals some other states are now experiencing.California’s coronavirus case rate remains below the national average and significantly less than that of Florida and Texas: two common points of…

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U.S. averaging 100,000 COVID-19 cases daily amid low vaccination rates in hard-hit areas

The milestone, which was last seen during the winter surge, is yet another bleak reminder of how quickly the delta variant of the coronavirus has spread through the country.A person is administered a COVID-19 vaccine shot in Ypsilanti, Mich., on Saturday. (Emily Elconin/Reuters)The latest: Canada loosening more travel restrictions for fully vaccinated travellers on Monday. …

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Fully Vaccinated May Transmit Delta Just As Easily—And New Variant Shows Signs Of Vaccine Evasion—Early U.K. Research Suggests

Topline While vaccinations reduce the overall risk of catching the delta variant, research published Friday by Public Health England (PHE) found early evidence that people fully vaccinated against Covid-19 may be able to transmit the hyper infectious variant just as easily as those who aren’t.  Vaccinates are still highly effective in preventing severe illness and…

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CDC study shows three-fourths of people infected in Massachusetts covid-19 outbreak were vaccinated

A sobering scientific analysis published Friday of an explosive Massachusetts covid-19 outbreak fueled by the delta variant found that three-quarters of the people who became infected were fully vaccinated. The report, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is one key piece of a growing body of evidence that bolsters the hypothesis that vaccinated…

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U.S. Hospitalizations Shoot Upward As Delta Variant Drives Increases In All But 3 States

Topline Despite the widespread availability of vaccines, the U.S. has now returned to the number of Covid-19 patients it had hospitalized in mid-March and early April as the spread of the more infectious delta variant continues to undo the country’s recent progress. TOPSHOT – Medical staff treat a COVID-19 coronavirus patient at a hospital in…

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New CDC data reveals how rare symptomatic breakthrough cases seem to be

Breakthroughs are expected and represent about 0.098% of those fully vaccinated.July 26, 2021, 11:01 AM• 10 min readAlthough reports of breakthrough COVID-19 cases occurring among fully vaccinated Americans are garnering much attention, as the country experiences a viral resurgence, new data illustrates just how rare these breakthrough infections are likely to be, and further shows…

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Major Florida Hospital Seeing Biggest Patient Spike Since Pandemic Started

Topline The healthcare system operating the largest hospital in central Florida is moving to limit visitations and push back elective procedures after dealing with what appears to be its biggest Covid patient surge throughout the pandemic, driven by the rapidly spreading Delta variant that’s made Florida a national hot spot. A tent is seen set…

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Former FDA Head Says Delta Will Infect ‘Majority’ Of Unvaccinated Americans—And May Be ‘Most Serious Virus’ In Their Lifetime

Topline With hospitalizations already surging nationwide, Dr. Scott Gottlieb, a former chief of the Food and Drug Administration, offered a dire warning for unvaccinated Americans on Sunday, saying “a majority” of those who haven’t had Covid-19 before will likely become infected by the delta variant, which could end up being one of the most serious…

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Infectious Delta Variant Is Now The Dominant Covid Strain In U.S., CDC Says

Topline The highly infectious Delta variant is now the dominant coronavirus strain in the U.S., according to the latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates, accounting for more than half of the country’s Covid-19 infections over the last two weeks and risking new waves of infection as the country fully reopens despite dangerously low…

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The slow return to normal: Delta variant threatens plans to lift pandemic restrictions across the world

LONDON — With the highly contagious delta variant of the coronavirus spreading quickly across the globe, countries are racing against time to vaccinate their populations, with plans to reopen after lengthy lockdowns at risk.And while the United States and countries in western Europe are cautiously easing social restrictions, elsewhere nations that once enjoyed relative success…

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Cases caused by more infectious Delta variant more than double in Germany

Pediatric nurse Jenny gives a Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine injection during vaccination at the Revolte Bar, which has been able to reopen after coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions were eased, in Berlin, Germany June 13, 2021. REUTERS/Annegret HilseBERLIN, June 28 (Reuters) – The share of COVID-19 cases caused by the more infectious Delta variant of…

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