Researchers have found that, even with the country’s very high vaccination rate, “we see new PCR-positive infections and new severe COVID cases in fully vaccinated people during the Delta wave in Israel from June 1 up to August 1. So clearly, Delta is dominant, and is responsible for new cases, including severe disease,” said Fauci, who is also director of the NIAID.
For the first time during the pandemic, children now account for more than one quarter of new weekly US COVID-19 cases, according to the latest report from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).
The deaths, spread out across four states in January 2020, have become part of a scattershot collection of clues about the virus’s early spread.
The 129 students at John Hayden Johnson Middle School in Southeast are learning from home after contact tracers determined the students were in close contact with a person who tested positive, according to a statement from D.C. Public Schools, which educates about 50,000 students.
Mississippi has recorded 72 fetal deaths in unvaccinated pregnant women infected with the coronavirus, state health officials announced Wednesday, sounding the alarm on the virus’s danger in pregnancy.
Low-grade ventilation system at indoor carnival in Gangelt leading factor in outbreak among partygoers
France has become the latest European country — and the most significant tourism destination — to remove the United States from its safe travel list, following EU recommendations in the wake of a US Covid spike.
Singapore is shifting the focus of its daily reports to turn attention to its medical capacity alongside the country’s plans to live with the virus, amid an increase of its daily count of Covid cases in the local community to the highest it’s ever been.
At least 13 employees of the Miami-Dade County Public Schools have died from complications of COVID-19 since Aug. 16, according to district officials. Those who died include teachers, school bus drivers, a security worker and a cafeteria manager.
Pediatric hospitalizations, driven by a record rise in coronavirus infections among children, have swelled across the country, overwhelming children’s hospitals and intensive care units in states like Louisiana and Texas.
The R number, representing the average number of people a COVID patient will go on to infect, dropped to 0.8
Residents on the Thai resort island of Phuket will get a third dose of vaccine to shield them from a resurgence in Covid-19 outbreak ahead of an expected rush in vaccinated tourists in the fourth quarter.
Many people with long COVID feel that science is failing them. Neglecting them could make the pandemic even worse.
The results of a cluster RCT of surgical and cloth masking conducted in Bangladesh are now available as a preprint (not yet peer reviewed), and have made a huge splash. Here are my thoughts on what the authors found, and more importantly, what it means for us going forward. Related Study
Los Angeles Unified School District — the second largest in the country — has approved a measure mandating that students 12 and over must be vaccinated for COVID-19 if they want to attend in-person classes.
Complete protection against infection has long been hailed as the holy grail of vaccination. It might simply be unachievable.
The debate over whether and how broadly to approve additional “booster” doses of COVID-19 vaccines is expected to play out this month. This much is certain: The FDA’s Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee will discuss whether to recommend booster doses for the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine (COMIRNATY®, BNT162b2) meets on September 17.
In a speech to a U.K. audience, the U.S.′ top infectious disease expert discussed the significance of long Covid, the benefits of a move to a three-dose vaccination drive and why he believes it is important to vaccinate children.
If you have a baby at home or are expecting one in the next few months, you might be on edge for all sorts of reasons, but particularly because of COVID-19. The delta variant of the coronavirus has turned nearly every community in the country into a bright red hot spot of viral infection. Babies can’t get vaccinated against COVID-19 yet — and the youngest age included in current vaccine clinical studies is 6 months old.
Pregnant women who received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine were not at higher risk for miscarriage than their unvaccinated counterparts, according to a trio of new US studies.
Official Reporting for September 10, 2021
World Health Organization
Weekly Epi Update September 6, 2021 (latest release)
New Cases: 569,073
Confirmed Cases: 222,406,582
Confirmed Cases: 223,369,412
Total cases: 40,523,954 (+163,164 New Cases)
Total deaths: 652,480 (+1,647 New Deaths)
Science and Tech
Psychological and Sociological Impact
How many close friends and relatives do you have with whom you feel at ease and can discuss private matters? How many of them do you see at least once a month? Do you participate in any groups? These are among the questions on a survey called the Berkman-Syme Social Network Index, which physicians use to determine whether someone is “socially isolated.” People are considered isolated if they have fewer than six confidants, no spouse and no group affiliations. Those conditions make them less likely to report that they have someone they can count on to listen if they need to talk, give advice about a problem or show them love and affection.
Estimates of COVID-19 Cases and Deaths Among Nursing Home Residents Not Reported in Federal Data – JAMA
Spontaneous Abortion Following COVID-19 Vaccination During Pregnancy – JAMA
Misinformation, Disinformation, and Conspiracy Theories
Amazon is under pressure from Democrats in Congress over how its algorithms promote hoax COVID-19 cures, including the livestock dewormer ivermectin, as well as anti-vaccination claims and other medical misinformation.
Coping with COVID
What the internet brings us today for vaccination memes