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Companies ask workers about vaccination status

1 month ago   |   By Finance Commerce

Most companies are hoping to avoid requiring vaccines. As companies weigh their options, many are canvassing employees to determine how many have already received a shot.
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Transplant patients 'desperate' for COVID vaccine protection are getting illicit 3rd doses - and it might be working for some

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

A doctor administers a second COVID-19 vaccine injection to a heart transplant recipient on February 20, 2021 at a hospital in Strasbourg, France.
Frederick Florin/AFP via Getty Images
It can be hard for people with transplant organs to derive the same benefits from vaccines as other people.
A new study suggests giving them 3 doses of COVID-19 vaccines, instead of 2, can help.
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For tens of thousands of Americans with suppressed or compromised immune systems, getting fully vaccinated against COVID-19 hasn't led to disease protection. Receiving a...
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June 14th COVID-19 New Cases, Vaccinations, Hospitalizations; NY State and D.C. Meet 70% Goal

June 14th COVID-19 New Cases, Vaccinations, Hospitalizations; NY State and D.C. Meet 70% Goal

1 month ago   |   By Calculated Risk

Congratulations to the residents of New York State and D.C. on joining the 70% club! Go for 80%!!!
This data is from the CDC .
According to the CDC, on Vaccinations .
Total doses administered: 310,645,827, as of yesterday 309,322,545. Daily: 1.32 million.
COVID Metrics Current Yesterday Goal Percent over 18, One Dose 64.5% 64.4% ≥70.0% 1,2 Fully Vaccinated 144.9 143.91 ≥160 1 New Cases per Day 3 12,223 13,005 ≤5,000 2 Hospitalized 3 13,944 14,683 ≤3,000 2 Deaths per Day 3 331 337 ≤50 2 1 America's Goal by July 4th, 2 my goals to stop daily posts, 3 7 day average for Cases, Hospitalized...
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Workers push back against hospitals requiring COVID vaccines

1 month ago   |   By Chron

HOUSTON - Jennifer Bridges, a registered nurse in Houston, is steadfast in her belief that it's wrong for her employer to force hospital workers like her to get vaccinated against COVID-19 or say goodbye to their jobs. But that's a losing legal argument so far.
In a stinging defeat, a federal judge bluntly ruled over the weekend that if employees of the Houston Methodist hospital system don't like it, they can go work elsewhere.
“Methodist is trying to do their business of saving lives without giving them the COVID-19 virus. It is a choice made to keep staff, patients and their families...
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July 24th COVID-19, New Cases, Hospitalizations, Vaccinations

July 24th COVID-19, New Cases, Hospitalizations, Vaccinations

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The DL on CockroachDB

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Schedule for Week of July 25, 2021

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Jeremy Grantham's GMO says stocks are overvalued by every metric, but there...

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Amazon wants a ‘key' to your apartment building

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