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

2 days 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

2 days 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

2 days 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

2 days 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

2 days 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

2 days 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

2 days 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

2 days 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

2 days 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

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

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

The 7-day average cases is the highest since May 3rd. The 7-day average hospitalizations is the highest since May 22nd. This data is from the CDC . According to the CDC, on... Read more ...

How NASA is using knowledge graphs to find talent

How NASA is using knowledge graphs to find talent

David Meza, senior data scientist at NASA, and his team are building a talent mapping database to better identify talent for jobs. Read more ...

Some State Officials Say Landmark Opioid Settlement Doesn't Do Enough To Help

A $26-billion settlement has been reached for companies involved in the prescription opioid epidemic. But what happens next? Read more ...

Covid Hospitalizations Tick Up Across U.S. Due To Delta Variant - These 17...

Nearly 30% of Missouri's hospital ICU beds are taken up by Covid-19 patients, compared to just over 1% in Vermont. Read more ...

French protesters reject virus passes, vaccine mandate

French protesters reject virus passes, vaccine mandate

PARIS - Some 160,000 people, including far-right activists and members of France's yellow vest movement, protested Saturday across the country against a bill requiring everyone... Read more ...

The Latest: Education Dept OKs Georgia plan for relief funds

The Latest: Education Dept OKs Georgia plan for relief funds

ATLANTA - The U.S. Department of Education approved Georgia's plans to use $1.4 billion in federal coronavirus relief money. Read more ...

Residents say flood-hit German towns got little warning

AHRWEILER, Germany - Like other residents of his town in Germany, Wolfgang Huste knew a flood was coming. What nobody told him, he says, was how bad it would be. The... Read more ...

Biden job approval rating drops to 50% in Gallup poll, his lowest to date...

Biden job approval rating drops to 50% in Gallup poll, his lowest to date, though he remains in positive territory

Summary List Placement President Joe Biden's job approval rating has dropped to 50%, a new low, down from 56%, according to the most recent Gallup opinion poll . The drop of 6... Read more ...

Biden's Stock Markets Have Not Crashed As Trump Predicted

Biden's stock markets have not crashed as Trump predicted. In fact, they have outperformed Trump's since their respective election victories and inaugurations. Read more ...

Nine Beautiful Coffee Table Books To Decorate With And Read

Go ahead and judge these books by their covers! Read more ...