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8 weeks between shots is the 'sweet spot' for giving Pfizer's two-dose COVID-19 vaccine, UK researchers say

1 day ago   |   By Business Insider

A paramedic flushes a syringe before preparing a shot of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine.
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Giving two doses of Pfizer's shot eight weeks apart could best protect against the Delta variant.
A study found that the eight-week delay boosted immune responses higher than waiting 21 days.
It's a trade-off between needing two doses and optimizing the immune response, the researchers said.
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Giving the second dose of Pfizer's two-dose COVID-19 vaccine eight weeks after the first is the "sweet spot" to protect against the fast-spreading...
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July 22nd COVID-19, New Cases, Hospitalizations, Vaccinations

July 22nd COVID-19, New Cases, Hospitalizations, Vaccinations

1 day ago   |   By Calculated Risk

The 7-day average cases is the highest since May 8th.
The 7-day average hospitalizations is the highest since May 28th.
This data is from the CDC .
According to the CDC, on Vaccinations .
Total doses administered: 339,763,765, as of a week ago 336,054,953. Average doses last week: 0.53 million per day.
COVID Metrics Today Yesterday Week
Ago Goal Percent over 18,
One Dose 68.6% 68.4% 67.9% ≥70.0% 1,2 Fully Vaccinated✅ 162.2 161.9 160.4 ≥160 1 New Cases per Day 3 🚩 40,246 37,642 27,443 ≤5,000 2 Hospitalized 3🚩 21,153 20,286 15,712 ≤3,000 2 Deaths per Day 3 🚩 223 206 204 ≤50 2 1 America's...
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The Latest: US officials seek to know if 3rd dose helps some

The Latest: US officials seek to know if 3rd dose helps some

1 day ago   |   By Stl Today

WASHINGTON - Federal health officials signaled Thursday they're hunting ways to quickly learn if a third COVID-19 vaccine dose might better protect organ transplant recipients and other patients with weak immune systems.
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The Latest: White House says no change to mask mandate

The Latest: White House says no change to mask mandate

1 day ago   |   By Stl Today

WASHINGTON - The White House says there's been no decision to change the COVID-19 guidance on wearing face masks.
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NFL Raises Pressure On Players To Get Vaccinated: Teams May Be Forced To Forfeit Games Due To Covid Outbreaks

1 day ago   |   By Forbes

NFL teams that have a Covid-19 outbreak among unvaccinated players or staff will be forced to forfeit any game that can't be rescheduled within the upcoming 18-week regular season, and neither team's players will receive their weekly salary for contests that aren't completed, Commissioner Roger G...
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Coronavirus Vaccinations Rising In Hard-Hit States Like Florida And Nevada

1 day ago   |   By Forbes

The White House is seeing more people get vaccinated in states with the highest new Covid-19 case rates.
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Czech Athletes Latest To Pull Out Of Tokyo Olympics Due To Covid - Here's The Full List

1 day ago   |   By Forbes

A growing number of athletes have tested positive for Covid-19 as the Games get underway.
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Italy to require COVID-19 'pass' for many activities

1 day ago   |   By Chron

ROME - With daily COVID-19 cases sharply rising again, Italy will soon require people to have passes reflecting their health status to access gyms, museums, movie theaters, the inside of restaurants and other venues.
Premier Mario Draghi's government approved a decree Thursday ordering the use of the so-called “green” passes starting on Aug. 6. To be eligible for a pass, individuals must prove they have received at least one vaccine dose in the last nine months, recovered from COVID-19 in the last six months or tested negative in the previous 48 hours.
The passes will be needed to dine at...
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Melania Trump didn't think Donald Trump would win in 2016, former lawyer Michael Cohen told Insider

Melania Trump didn't think Donald Trump would win in 2016, former lawyer Michael Cohen told Insider

1 day ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement Former First Lady Melania Trump never expected her husband to win the White House in 2016, former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen told Insider.
"Melania played a very limited role during the campaign not believing Donald would actually win," Cohen told Insider for its 2016 oral history of how Trump took over the Republican Party. "However, when directly asked for her opinion on a matter by Donald, she offered it readily."
Cohen's comment echoes other reports that Melania Trump and many others close to the former president weren't expecting to win on Election Night in...
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Psaki says the White House won't reveal how many vaccinated staffers have tested positive for COVID-19

Psaki says the White House won't reveal how many vaccinated staffers have tested positive for COVID-19

1 day ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Thursday said the White House will not publicize how many vaccinated staffers have tested positive for COVID-19.
"No, I don't think that you can expect that we'll be providing numbers of breakthrough cases," Psaki said in response to the number of COVID-19 cases among vaccinated people on the White House campus. Psaki said that there are roughly 2,000 people who work on the White House campus so breakthrough cases are inevitable "statistically speaking."
"We're in a very different place than we were a several months ago...
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Groups worry about tapping COVID relief for infrastructure

Groups worry about tapping COVID relief for infrastructure

WASHINGTON - Organizations representing long-term care facilities on Friday urged lawmakers working on a bipartisan infrastructure plan to avoid dipping into COVID-relief funds... Read more ...

A man in Texas told someone he matched with on Bumble that he attended the...

A man in Texas told someone he matched with on Bumble that he attended the US Capitol riot where the FBI says he attacked police with a metal whip. They turned him in

Summary List Placement A man in Texas has been arrested after he boasted to a match on an online dating app about attending the January 6 insurrection from "the very... Read more ...

Jeff Bezos' 18-year-old space-flight companion reportedly told him he had...

Jeff Bezos' 18-year-old space-flight companion reportedly told him he had never bought anything from Amazon before

Summary List Placement The 18-year-old passenger on Blue Origin's spaceflight on Tuesday had an awkward admission to former Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos during the trip. Dutch... Read more ...

The Latest: US ships 22M vaccine doses to other countries

The Latest: US ships 22M vaccine doses to other countries

WASHINGTON - White House press secretary Jen Psaki says the United States has shipped 22 million doses of the coronavirus vaccine to other countries this week. Read more ...

Wall Street closes a tumultuous week with more record highs

Wall Street closes a tumultuous week with more record highs

NEW YORK - Wall Street notched more record highs on Friday, ending the week on a strong note after opening it with a stumble. The S&P 500 rose 1%. It was the fourth straight... Read more ...

How to watch gymnastics at the Tokyo Olympics - the finals are free to...

How to watch gymnastics at the Tokyo Olympics - the finals are free to stream on Peacock

Summary List Placement Gymnastics are one of the most anticipated events at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Qualification subdivisions start on July 23 and the last gymnastics final... Read more ...

How to find your Windows 10 product key or digital license

How to find your Windows 10 product key or digital license

Summary List Placement Windows 10 is installed thousands of times a day on computers both new and old. But without a receipt, how do you prove that you actually own... Read more ...

July 23rd COVID-19, New Cases, Hospitalizations, Vaccinations

July 23rd COVID-19, New Cases, Hospitalizations, Vaccinations

The 7-day average cases is the highest since May 6th. The 7-day average hospitalizations is the highest since May 25th. This data is from the CDC . According to the CDC, on... Read more ...

Activision Blizzard influencers are turning their backs on the video game...

Activision Blizzard influencers are turning their backs on the video game giant after a bombshell lawsuit

Summary List Placement After a bombshell lawsuit was filed by the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing against video game company Activision Blizzard on... Read more ...

Yellen outlines to Congress emergency measures on debt limit

Yellen outlines to Congress emergency measures on debt limit

WASHINGTON - Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen told Congress on Friday that she will start taking emergency measures next week to keep the government from an unprecedented... Read more ...