America isn’t first — it’s far behind — and studies point to Republicans

Why is the U.S. falling behind the rest of the developed world in COVID-19 vaccinations? As of mid-September, according to Oxford University, 63 percent of Americans had been fully or partially vaccinated. That’s lower than Canada (75 percent), France (74), Italy (73), the U.K. (71), Israel (69), Germany (66) and Japan (66).A lot of the…

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US to end travel ban for fully vaccinated passengers in early November

The United States will re-open to air passengers from China, India, Britain and other European countries who have received Covid-19 vaccines in early November, the White House said Monday, rolling back tough pandemic-related travel restrictions that started early last year. The White House plans to allow non-US citizen travellers from countries who have been barred…

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Fauci Warns Not To Get Booster Shot Before Approval — Which Could Be A Few Weeks Away For Some

Topline Dr. Anthony Fauci “strongly recommended” Sunday that people only get a Covid-19 booster shot when the government approves it for their specific demographic and shot, suggesting that while a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) panel only approved Pfizer booster shots for certain groups this week, their recommendation will likely change as more data comes…

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Nearly 6 In 10 Americans Support Vaccine Mandate For Air Travel, Per New Survey

Most Americans now “strongly favor” vaccine mandates for air travel, according to multiple surveys. (Photo by Paul Bersebach) MediaNews Group via Getty Images Another major public survey has revealed public support for a vaccine mandate for air travel. Nearly six in 10 Americans (57%) support such a requirement for flying, according to a recent poll…

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Transplant patients see boost in COVID-19 protection after 3rd vaccine dose, study suggests

A study from Toronto’s University Health Network suggests a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine boosts immunity in transplant recipients.Researchers at Toronto’s University Health Network say their findings suggest a third-dose booster of COVID-19 vaccine is the ‘best way to increase protection’ in transplant recipients. (Brittany Spencer/CBC)Mike Willis was intrigued when he heard about a study aimed…

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Pentagon to require all troops to get coronavirus vaccine by mid-September

The Pentagon will require all military personnel to get the COVID-19 vaccine by Sept. 15, according to a new memo from Defense Secretary Lloyd AustinLloyd AustinSenate confirms Biden’s pick for Navy secretary The Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by Facebook – McConnell plays ‘long game’ on government funding, reconciliation Austin expected to seek authorization to…

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Mike Pence is joining other GOP officials in pushing the COVID-19 vaccine, telling young conservatives: ‘I got the shot’

Former Vice President Mike Pence is urging young conservatives to get the COVID-19 vaccine. “I got the shot, my family got the shot,” Pence told a Republican audience in Texas. He joins the ranks of GOP lawmakers who are voicing their support for the COVID-19 vaccine. LoadingSomething is loading. Former Vice President Mike Pence is…

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Texas Republican leader dies of COVID-19 five days after anti-vaccination post

A Texas Republican leader who was hospitalized with COVID-19 died Wednesday, just days after he shared a post on social media questioning the effectiveness of the coronavirus vaccine.The Galveston County Republican Party said in a Facebook post Wednesday morning that Scott Apley, a member of the State Republican Executive Committee and Dickinson City Council, had died.While the…

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Moderna says its COVID-19 shot remains 93% effective 4-6 months after second dose

A healthcare worker holds a vial of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine at a pop-up vaccination site operated by SOMOS Community Care during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Manhattan in New York City, New York, U.S., January 29, 2021. REUTERS/Mike Segar/File Photo/File PhotoAug 5 (Reuters) – Moderna Inc (MRNA.O) said on Thursday its COVID-19 shot…

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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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Desperate to get Americans vaccinated as the Delta variant spreads, Biden suggests a door-to-door vaccination effort

The more transmissible Delta variant is dominant in at least 5 states so far.  President Biden has proposed local “door-to-door” initiatives as mass vaccine sites close.  A Washington Post-ABC News poll found that 29% of Americans say they most likely won’t take a vaccine. LoadingSomething is loading. As the more transmissible Delta variant spreads throughout the…

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32 States Didn’t Hit Biden’s July 4 Vaccine Goal—These Were The Furthest From It

Topline Just 18 states and Washington, D.C. surpassed President Biden’s goal of partially or fully vaccinating at least 70% of their residents against Covid-19 by the July 4 holiday, as many in the South, Midwest and East lagged far behind in a rollout divided starkly along party lines. US President-elect Joe Biden receives a Covid-19…

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Johnson & Johnson one-dose vaccine works well against delta variant

Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine works well against the delta variant and the immune response lasts at least eight months, the company said Thursday, citing lab tests of vaccine recipients’ blood.“Current data for the eight months studied so far show that the single-shot Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine generates a strong neutralizing antibody response that…

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