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New COVID-19 variant named ‘IHU’ discovered in France — said to be stronger than Omicron

[Business Insider, Pixabay] Scientists and experts in France have reportedly identified a new variant of COVID-19 termed ‘IHU’. The new variant is said to be a more mutated strain than Omicron.Nearly 12 cases of this new variant have been reported near Marseilles and has been linked to the African country Cameroon.The B.1.640.2 or IHU variant was first […]

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Cruises should be avoided regardless of vaccination status, CDC says

(CNN) — The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday increased the risk level for cruise ship travel to its highest level and said it should be avoided, regardless of vaccination status. The agency bumped up the travel risk level for cruise travel from Level 3 to Level 4, indicating the risk for Covid-19 […]

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Chicago Teacher Spends 5 Hours in Airplane Bathroom After Testing For Covid During Flight

[ABC] A Chicago teacher who tested positive for COVID-19 spent five hours in an airplane bathroom during a flight to Iceland.CHICAGO (WLS) — A Chicago teacher spent five hours in an airplane bathroom because she tested positive for COVID 19. Marisa Fotieo shared her story on TikTok. She said she was flying to Iceland, when […]

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Miami private school requires students to stay home for 30 days after getting COVID vax

[New York Post, Google Maps] A Miami private school has mandated that students who receive a COVID-19 shot stay home for 30 days after each dose — citing debunked claims that newly vaccinated people can shed the virus. School officials at Centner Academy in the city’s Design District sent home a letter to parents informing […]

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Fired for refusing a Covid vaccine? You likely can’t get unemployment benefits

[CNBC, Getty Images] Businesses are increasingly requiring their workers to get a Covid-19 vaccine as a condition of employment.Employers like ChristianaCare, Northwell Health, Novant Health, UCHealth System and United Airlines have fired (or are poised to fire) hundreds of unvaccinated workers. Kaiser Permanente placed more than 2,200 on unpaid leave.Such workers likely don’t qualify for […]

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First, surges in Covid-19 infections led to shortages of hospital beds and staff. Now it’s oxygen

(CNN) Hospitals in parts of the South are running out of oxygen supply as Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations continue soaring, driven by the swaths of people who remain unvaccinated and a dangerous coronavirus variant that has infected millions of Americans. Several hospitals in Florida, South Carolina, Texas and Louisiana are struggling with oxygen scarcity. Some are at […]

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FDA grants full approval to Pfizer-BioNTech’s Covid shot, clearing path to more vaccine mandates

[CNBC] The FDA granted Pfizer and BioNTech full U.S. approval of their Covid-19 vaccine.The move may encourage some unvaccinated Americans to get the shots as well as give more private businesses across the nation greater confidence to implement vaccine mandates.Up until now, the mRNA vaccine was on the U.S. market under an Emergency Use Authorization.The […]

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Italy says 99% of COVID deaths since Feb were not fully vaccinated

(Reuters) – Almost 99% people who have died of COVID-19 in Italy since February this year were not fully vaccinated, the National Health Institute (ISS) said on Tuesday. The study, contained in a regular report on COVID-19 deaths released by the public health body, added that the few fully vaccinated people who died of COVID […]

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Guillain-Barré and Vaccines: What You Need to Know

[New York Times, Reuters] The link between the rare neurological disorder and the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine may be real, but the risk appears to be very small. Johnson & Johnson’s beleaguered Covid-19 vaccine may be associated with a small increased risk of Guillain–Barré syndrome, a rare but potentially serious neurological condition, federal officials said on […]

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CDC now calls coronavirus Delta variant a ‘variant of concern’

(CNN) The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now calls the Delta variant of the novel coronavirus, also known as B.1.617.2, a “variant of concern.” The variant of concern designation is given to strains of the virus that scientists believe are more transmissible or can cause more severe disease. Vaccines, treatments and tests that detect the […]

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