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Omicron Hits The Vaccinated Hard

According to a recent press report, most of the more than 40 COVID-19 cases caused by the Omicron variant identified in the United States so far were in people who were fully vaccinated, and a third of them had received a booster dose.  The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that of the 43 cases attributed to […]

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Business Mogul Elon Musk Concerned With Under-Population

Business billionaire Elon Musk laments the low level of the world’s population.  The Tesla CEO said recently at The Wall Street Journal’s Annual CEO Council meeting that there are “not enough people” in the world and it could threaten human civilization. “I think one of the biggest risks to civilization is the low birth rate and the rapidly declining birthrate,” […]

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Existing Vaccine Good Enough To Fight Omicron

Existing vaccines should still protect people who contract the Omicron variant from severe Covid cases, a World Health Organization (WHO) official says. It comes as the first lab tests of the new variant in South Africa suggest it can partially evade the Pfizer jab. Researchers say there was a “very large drop” in how well the vaccine’s antibodies neutralized the […]

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CDC Urges Vaccination For Pregnant People

The CDC has issued an urgent health advisory for the increase of COVID-19 vaccination among people who are pregnant, recently pregnant (including those who are lactating), who are trying to become pregnant now, or who might become pregnant in the future to prevent serious illness, deaths, and adverse pregnancy outcomes. The CDC health advisory strongly recommends COVID-19 vaccination either before or during pregnancy […]

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COVID-19 Breeds Brain Fog

According to press reports, a new U.S. study, cognitive impairment – described as brain fog -can persist for months in COVID-19 patients, even for some who were not hospitalized. The research, published recently in the journal JAMA Network Open, found that almost a quarter of COVID-19 patients in a Mount Sinai Health System registry experienced some issues with their memory. […]

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WHO Looks To Revive Probe Into COVID-19 Origins: Report

The World Health Organization (WHO) is looking to revive a probe into the origins of the COVID-19 virus, assembling a team of 20 scientists to hunt for new evidence, the Wall Street Journal reported.  The new probe comes after an initial WHO inquiry — including visits to Wuhan, China, the site of the first confirmed COVID-19 outbreak in late 2019 — found that that the data […]

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WHO Appoints Former U.K. Prime Minister As Ambassador

The World Health Organization has appointed former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Gordon Brown as WHO Ambassador for Global Health Financing. The organization noted that Mr. Brown is widely credited with preventing a second Great Depression through his stewardship of the 2009 London G20 summit. It further said, he mobilized world leaders to commit an additional $1.1 trillion to […]

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Drugmakers Pfizer And BioNTech — Vaccine Safe For Underage Children

Drugmakers Pfizer and BioNTech have announced that their two-dose COVID-19 vaccine is safe and shows a robust antibody response in children ages five to 11. The vaccine makers conducted a study in which about 2,270 children in that age group were administered one-third of the adult dose, or 10 micrograms given three weeks apart.  The companies said the shots were […]

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CDC Director Says — Mask Up!

The viral spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant has forced the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to reverse its guidelines. The reversal now demands that individuals wear masks in certain indoor areas, whether fully vaccinated or not. Moreover, universal masking is now required in schools regardless of vaccination status.  CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said in a call […]

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CDC Sees Pandemic Among Unvaccinated

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Rochelle Walensky said COVID-19 is “becoming a pandemic of the unvaccinated” and that vaccinated people are protected against severe disease. The highly transmissible delta variant is fueling expanding outbreaks, but they are centered in parts of the country with lower vaccination rates. “We are seeing outbreaks of cases in parts of the country […]