Australia’s vaccinations need to rise before country can set up travel bubbles, let students in

More Australians need to be vaccinated before the country sets up travel bubbles and lets international students in. Australia has closed its doors to the outside world since March 2020, and even barred its own citizens from returning home from India this past May. Australia’s trade minister, Dan Tehan, told CNBC that relaxing border restrictions… Continue reading Australia’s vaccinations need to rise before country can set up travel bubbles, let students in

CDC says 7-day average of daily U.S. Covid cases surpassed peak seen last summer

day moving average, reached 72,790 on Friday, according to data compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s higher than the peak in average daily cases seen last summer, when the country was reporting about 68,700 new cases per day, according to the CDC. The daily average in Covid cases has since dropped,… Continue reading CDC says 7-day average of daily U.S. Covid cases surpassed peak seen last summer

U.S. reaches 70% Covid vaccine milestone for adults about a month behind Biden’s goal

Seventy percent of U.S. adults have had at least one shot of a Covid vaccine, according to data published Monday by the CDC, about a month behind President Joe Biden’s Fourth of July goal. The 70% goal set by Biden in May is seen by federal health officials as a crucial step toward reaching so-called… Continue reading U.S. reaches 70% Covid vaccine milestone for adults about a month behind Biden’s goal

Health experts fear unlocked England could become an incubator for new Covid variants

Covid-19 restrictions is risking the emergence of new, potentially more dangerous variants of the virus, scientists have warned. England lifted most of it last remaining restrictions on July 19, including mandatory mask-wearing and social distancing. Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland still have some restrictions in place. U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has previously described the… Continue reading Health experts fear unlocked England could become an incubator for new Covid variants

Vaccinated People With Breakthrough Infections Can Spread The Delta Variant, CDC Says

When revising its mask guidance this week to urge even vaccinated people to wear masks indoors in much of the country, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was criticized for not citing data in making that move. Now it has — and the data is sobering. The study details a COVID-19 outbreak that started… Continue reading Vaccinated People With Breakthrough Infections Can Spread The Delta Variant, CDC Says

CDC warns lawmakers that delta variant is as contagious as chickenpox and may make people sicker than original Covid

The CDC warned House lawmakers Thursday that the new delta variant sweeping across the country is as contagious as chickenpox, has a longer transmission window than the original Covid-19 strain and may make older people sicker, even if they’ve been fully vaccinated, according to a copy of the document reviewed by CNBC and authenticated by… Continue reading CDC warns lawmakers that delta variant is as contagious as chickenpox and may make people sicker than original Covid

Pfizer sells $7.8 billion in Covid shots in the second quarter, raises 2021 guidance on vaccine sales

Pfizer said Wednesday it sold $7.8 billion in Covid-19 shots in the second quarter and raised its 2021 sales forecast for the vaccine to $33.5 billion from $26 billion, as the delta variant spreads and scientists debate whether people will need booster shots. The company’s second-quarter financial results also beat Wall Street expectations on earnings… Continue reading Pfizer sells $7.8 billion in Covid shots in the second quarter, raises 2021 guidance on vaccine sales

Covid immunity is about more than antibodies — here’s what else helps protect you

There’s been a lot of news around research out of New York University that suggests the Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine is less effective against the delta variant, because it triggers fewer antibodies. And many are questioning whether, several months out, people’s antibody levels will wane and require a booster shot. Antibody levels are one… Continue reading Covid immunity is about more than antibodies — here’s what else helps protect you

Mississippi and Louisiana have some of the worst vaccine rates and highest hospitalizations in U.S.

Covid cases are doubling across several states and hospitals are starting to fill up again, especially in states with lower vaccination rates as the highly contagious delta variant rips across the country. Two of the states hit hardest last week — Mississippi and Louisiana and — have the nation’s worst and fourth-worst vaccination rates and… Continue reading Mississippi and Louisiana have some of the worst vaccine rates and highest hospitalizations in U.S.

There’s been a decrease in cases of cholera in the country – NCDC

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has said that there’s been a decrease in the number of reported cases of cholera in the country. A weekly epidemiological report released on Tuesday July 27, showed that Benue, Delta, Zamfara, Gombe, Bayelsa, Kogi, Sokoto, Bauchi, Kano, Kaduna, Plateau, Kebbi, Cross River, Nasarawa, Niger, Jigawa, Yobe, Kwara… Continue reading There’s been a decrease in cases of cholera in the country – NCDC