Paraguay’s Covid Vaccine Crisis Gives China Diplomatic Opening

Paraguay desperately needs Covid-19 vaccines, which China could supply. That has led the South American nation to reconsider its relationship with Taiwan, which precludes it from dealing with Beijing.

#abdo-benitez-mario, #asuncion-paraguay, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #international-relations, #paraguay, #politics-and-government, #taiwan, #vaccination-and-immunization

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How New Mexico Became the State With the Highest Rate of Full Vaccinations

New Mexico, which has one of the highest poverty rates in the U.S., is a vaccination pacesetter thanks to decisive political decisions, homegrown technology and cooperation.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #grisham-michelle-lujan, #native-americans, #new-mexico, #poverty, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Nearly Half of Republicans Say They Don’t Want a Covid-19 Vaccine

Over half of American adults have now received at least one shot, but resistance to vaccination among Republicans remains strong, two new polls found.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #polls-and-public-opinion, #republican-party, #vaccination-and-immunization

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These People Should Be Required to Get Vaccinated

Cases are surging. We need to maximize the number of inoculated frontline workers and students.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #disease-rates, #labor-and-jobs, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Did Spotlighting a Rare Potential Vaccine Side Effect Put More at Risk?

Some public health officials fear that the pause on the Johnson & Johnson vaccine may fuel vaccine hesitancy and expose more Americans to a bigger danger: the coronavirus.

#astrazeneca-plc, #blood-clots, #conspiracy-theories, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #food-and-drug-administration, #johnsonjohnson, #medicine-and-health, #vaccination-and-immunization

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How the Coronavirus Variants Are Spreading in New York City

New, searchable ZIP code-level data provides a close look at how contagious variants have kept New York’s case levels alarmingly high.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #health-and-mental-hygiene-department-nyc, #new-york-city

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Coronavirus Variants Don’t Need to Be Scary

Viruses mutate constantly, though not always in dangerous ways. But we need to keep vaccinating and stay vigilant.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Surging Virus Has Michigan’s Whitmer at Loggerheads With Biden

As Gov. Gretchen Whitmer pleads for more coronavirus vaccine, the Biden administration on Monday urged her to shut Michigan down, something she wants to avoid.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #michigan, #shutdowns-institutional, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization, #walensky-rochelle, #whitmer-gretchen

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Why It’s Time to Rethink the Olympics

Displacements, human rights violations, health concerns and overspending have dogged the Games in recent years. The Olympic mission is a mess in need of long-term fixing.

#boycotts, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #international-olympic-committee, #international-relations, #japan, #olympic-games, #olympic-games-2020, #olympic-games-2022, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

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Michigan’s Virus Cases Are Out of Control, Putting Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in a Bind

Ms. Whitmer, a Democrat, locked down her state over the din of protests last year. Now she is trying a different approach, appealing to personal responsibility.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #michigan, #shutdowns-institutional, #vaccination-and-immunization, #whitmer-gretchen

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India Covid-19 Crisis Deepened by Missteps and Complacency

The new wave will hurt global efforts and vaccine supplies, experts say. Researchers are scrambling to assess whether new coronavirus variants are playing a role in India.

#contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #disease-rates, #india, #infections, #maharashtra-india, #modi-narendra, #politics-and-government, #quarantines, #vaccination-and-immunization

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More Contagious Covid Variant Is Now Dominant in U.S., C.D.C. Says

The B.1.1.7 variant, first identified in Britain, is now the source of most new coronavirus infections in the United States, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.

#american-rescue-plan-2021, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #disease-rates, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization, #walensky-rochelle

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More Contagious Virus Variant Is Now Dominant in U.S., C.D.C. Chief Says

The B.1.1.7 variant, first identified in Britain, is now the source of most new coronavirus infections in the United States, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.

#american-rescue-plan-2021, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #disease-rates, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization, #walensky-rochelle

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Where Does Covid End, and Long Covid Begin?

“Long Covid” is just the latest example of a pathogen causing surprising persistent effects.

#autoimmune-diseases, #bacteria, #chronic-condition-health, #chronic-fatigue-syndrome, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #disease-rates, #food-contamination-and-poisoning, #helicobacter-pylori-bacterium

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Many Children With MIS-C Had No Covid-19 Symptoms

Pediatricians should be vigilant, experts said, after the release of the largest U.S. study of the syndrome, MIS-C, that can strike young people weeks after their coronavirus infection.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #heart, #jama-pediatrics-journal, #research, #your-feed-healthcare, #your-feed-science

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Many Children With Serious Inflammatory Syndrome Had No Covid Symptoms

Pediatricians should be vigilant, experts said, after the release of the largest U.S. study of the syndrome, MIS-C, that can strike young people weeks after their coronavirus infection.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #heart, #jama-pediatrics-journal, #research, #your-feed-healthcare, #your-feed-science

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The ‘Joy and Envy’ of Vaccine FOMO

As some people start to shake off coronavirus precautions, those who are waiting their turn for a vaccine say the FOMO is real. “It’s like when every friend is getting engaged before you.”

#age-chronological, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #brazil, #canada, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #european-union, #france, #germany, #great-britain, #mexico, #politics-and-government, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #states-us, #vaccination-and-immunization

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One-Third of New Yorkers Have Received a Vaccine Shot

The spread of highly contagious coronavirus variants has dampened optimism about ending the pandemic even as vaccinations spread.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #new-york-city, #theater, #vaccination-and-immunization

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How Many New Yorkers Have Received the Vaccine Shot? One-Third

The spread of highly contagious coronavirus variants has dampened optimism about ending the pandemic even as vaccinations spread.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #new-york-city, #theater, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Virus Variants Threaten to Draw Out the Pandemic, Scientists Say

Declining infection rates over all masked a rise in more contagious forms of the coronavirus. Vaccines will stop the spread, if Americans postpone celebration just a bit longer.

#astrazeneca-plc, #brazil, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #europe, #florida, #germany, #great-britain, #immune-system, #influenza, #johnsonjohnson, #moderna-inc, #novavax-inc, #oxford-university, #pfizer-inc, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-science

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Fully Vaccinated Americans Can Travel With Low Risk, C.D.C. Says

They should still wear masks but no quarantines are necessary, the agency said in new guidance that cited growing data about the effectiveness of the shots.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #cruises, #disease-rates, #quarantines, #travel-and-vacations, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #your-feed-science

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California’s Governor Was Tested by the Pandemic. Now a Recall Looms.

In California, both Republicans and Democrats say the threat of a recall election has shaped Gov. Gavin Newsom’s recent responses to the coronavirus pandemic.

#california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #disease-rates, #elections-governors, #newsom-gavin, #politics-and-government, #polls-and-public-opinion

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What Color Means Coronavirus Safety?

Many states use color-coded tiers to signal coronavirus restrictions. Why are they all wildly different?

#color, #disease-rates, #maps, #states-us

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Can Vaccinated People Spread the Virus? We Don’t Know, Scientists Say.

Researchers pushed back after the C.D.C. director asserted that vaccinated people “do not carry the virus.”

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #clinical-trials, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #masks, #research, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization, #walensky-rochelle, #your-feed-science

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Why We Redesigned the Virus Trackers

Here’s what’s new on our coronavirus tracking pages.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Covid Surge in Michigan Alarms Health Experts

The U.S. has entered a disconcerting phase: Vaccines are rolling out quickly, but upticks in cases raise the prospect of a new surge.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #hospitals, #michigan, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Are We Way Too Timid in the Way We Fight Covid-19?

The debate among doctors, epidemiologists and economists is still going strong.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #economics-theory-and-philosophy, #food-and-drug-administration, #gonsalves-gregg-1968, #polls-and-public-opinion, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #tabarrok-alex, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Biden Says He Would Support Moving All-Star Game Over Georgia Voting Law

In an interview on ESPN, President Biden discussed the restrictions passed by the state’s Republicans last week and encouraged baseball fans to abide by social-distancing protocols.

#baseball, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #espn, #georgia, #law-and-legislation, #major-league-baseball, #stadiums-and-arenas, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

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As Coronavirus and Economic Woes Ravage Brazil, Bolsonaro Improvises and Confounds

Critics see the recent behavior of Brazil’s president — polarizing in the best of times — as an unnerving sign of a flailing leader. His strategy, if there is one, is difficult to discern.

#bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #defense-and-military-forces, #disease-rates, #impeachment, #politics-and-government

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The Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine Is Said to Be Powerfully Protective in Adolescents

A clinical trial found no symptomatic infections among vaccinated children ages 12 to 15, the companies said, and there were no serious side effects. The data have not yet been reviewed by independent experts.

#age-chronological, #antibodies, #astrazeneca-plc, #children-and-childhood, #clinical-trials, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #food-and-drug-administration, #johnsonjohnson, #moderna-inc, #pfizer-inc, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-science

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Virus Variants Can Infect Mice, Scientists Report

Infected rodents pose no immediate danger to humans, but the research suggests that mutations are helping the coronavirus expand its range of potential hosts.

#animals, #bats, #brazil, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #europe, #institut-pasteur, #mice, #minks-animals, #rodents, #south-africa, #xavier-montagutelli, #your-feed-science

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Why Virus Tests at One Elite School Ran Afoul of Regulators

In the suburbs of Chicago, New Trier High School offers a lesson in just how complicated it can be to track the coronavirus in schools.

#chicago-ill, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #disease-rates, #education-k-12, #illinois, #laboratories-and-scientific-equipment, #new-trier-high-school, #safeguard-screening-llc, #shutdowns-institutional, #tests-medical, #your-feed-science

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‘No Excuse Not to Be Vaccinated’ in Texas, Which Expands Eligibility to All Adults

Texas and five other states began providing coronavirus vaccines to everyone 16 and older regardless of health conditions on Monday, with other states scheduled to do the same this week.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #houston-tex, #jackson-lee-sheila, #texas, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Biden Pushes Mask Mandate as C.D.C. Director Warns of ‘Impending Doom’

The administration is stepping up the pace of vaccinations and expanding access to shots, but it remains in a race against a virus on the upswing.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #masks, #states-us, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization, #walensky-rochelle

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Why Coronavirus Testing Still Matters

With case numbers still high, coronavirus testing remains essential, experts say, but the goals and approach will change as vaccines roll out.

#american-rescue-plan-2021, #disease-rates, #los-angeles-calif, #medicine-and-health, #tests-medical, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

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Pfizer Begins Testing Its Vaccine in Young Children

Other drug makers have begun similar trials of their Covid-19 vaccines. If they work in children younger than 12 as expected, it will be easier for the U.S. to reach herd immunity.

#astrazeneca-plc, #children-and-childhood, #clinical-trials, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #johnsonjohnson, #moderna-inc, #pfizer-inc, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-science

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Businesses May Benefit From Sharing Covid Testing Resources, Study Suggests

Universities and other institutions looking to protect themselves from Covid-19 may benefit from sharing their testing resources with the wider community, a new study suggests.

#colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #disease-rates, #mesa-colo, #sabeti-pardis-c, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

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Covid-19 Is Surging in India, but Vaccinations Are Slow

An outbreak around Mumbai has led to a campaign for more inoculations. That could affect supplies around the world.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dharavi, #disease-rates, #india, #maharashtra-india, #mumbai-india, #politics-and-government, #quarantines, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Where Europe Went Wrong in Its Vaccine Rollout, and Why

While Washington went into business with the drug companies, Europe was more fiscally conservative and trusted the free market.

#astrazeneca-plc, #brussels-belgium, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #curevac-gmbh, #disease-rates, #europe, #european-commission, #european-union, #government-contracts-and-procurement, #pfizer-inc, #politics-and-government, #public-private-sector-cooperation, #sanofi-sa, #shortages, #slaoui-moncef-m, #vaccination-and-immunization, #von-der-leyen-ursula

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Will Israel’s Strong Vaccination Campaign Give Netanyahu an Election Edge?

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is banking on voters crediting him for beating the pandemic. But many worry that the country’s reopening may be premature and politically driven.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #disease-rates, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #elections, #israel, #lapid-yair, #likud-party-israel, #netanyahu-benjamin, #pfizer-inc, #politics-and-government, #polls-and-public-opinion, #shutdowns-institutional, #vaccination-and-immunization

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U.S. Rushes to Expand Covid Vaccine Eligibility in a ‘Race Against Time’

As coronavirus cases nationwide have plateaued, at least 17 states have committed in recent days to widening the list of people who may get a vaccine.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #deaths-fatalities, #disease-rates, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization

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White House to Spend Billions to Increase Virus Testing and Ease Reopening

As coronavirus infection rates decline, fewer are getting tested for the virus. The Biden administration wants to reverse that to ensure that schools and workplaces can reopen safely.

#american-rescue-plan-2021, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #disease-rates, #education-k-12, #food-and-drug-administration, #johns-hopkins-university, #tests-medical

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Trust in AstraZeneca Vaccine Is Shaken in Europe

The European Medicines Agency seems likely to pronounce the shot safe. But will anyone want to take it after this week’s panic?

#astrazeneca-plc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #disease-rates, #europe, #european-medicines-agency, #european-union, #politics-and-government, #polls-and-public-opinion, #vaccination-and-immunization

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AstraZeneca Concerns Throw Europe’s Covid-19 Vaccine Rollout Into Deeper Disarray

Germany, France, Italy and Spain became the latest countries to suspend use of the vaccine even as a third wave of the pandemic threatens the continent.

#astrazeneca-plc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #deaths-fatalities, #disease-rates, #europe, #european-union, #oxford-university, #quarantines, #shutdowns-institutional, #vaccination-and-immunization

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AstraZeneca Concerns Throw Europe’s Vaccine Rollout Into Deeper Disarray

Germany, France, Italy and Spain became the latest countries to suspend use of the vaccine even as a third wave of the pandemic threatens the continent.

#astrazeneca-plc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #deaths-fatalities, #disease-rates, #europe, #european-union, #oxford-university, #quarantines, #shutdowns-institutional, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Can the World Learn From South Africa’s Vaccine Trials?

Vaccine trials are often done in wealthier countries. Scientists say the South Africa experience proves the value of trials in the global south.

#astrazeneca-plc, #clinical-trials, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #gates-bill-and-melinda-foundation, #novavax-inc, #oxford-university, #south-africa, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #vaccination-and-immunization

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China’s Dr. Fauci Urges Restraint in Fighting Covid-19

Zhang Wenhong has drawn a huge public following with a human touch and candid advice that sometimes runs counter to the government’s authoritarian instincts.

#china, #content-type-personal-profile, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #influenza, #polls-and-public-opinion, #shanghai-china, #zhang-wenhong-1969

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Covid Vaccines Aren’t Enough. We Need More Coronavirus Tests.

Even with vaccines, the coronavirus won’t subside if we can’t keep tabs on it.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #tests-medical, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Seattle’s Virus Success Shows What Could Have Been

The Seattle area once had more coronavirus deaths than anywhere else in the United States. A year later, the region’s deaths per capita are lower than any other large metropolitan area.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #disease-rates, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #king-county-wash, #seattle-wash, #washington-state

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U.S. Allows Indoor Visits in Nursing Homes. Here’s What to Know.

The recommendations are the first revision to the federal government’s nursing home guidance since September.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #centers-for-medicare-and-medicaid-services, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #elderly, #nursing-homes, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

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