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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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The CDC’s Covid-19 vaccination card, annotated

(CNN) Nearly 170 million people have been vaccinated against Covid-19 in the United States — which means the same amount have been handed a version of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s white record card. The CDC’s vaccination card is likely to be the primary proof of vaccination going forward as the US continues […]

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West Virginia To Give Away Guns As Covid-19 Vaccine Incentive

[WebMD] Guns to Help Promote COVID Vaccine in W. Virginia June 2, 2021 — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice announced new COVID-19 vaccine incentives on Tuesday, including a $1.5 million cash prize, custom-outfitted trucks, and custom hunting rifles and shotguns, according to Forbes. Weekly lotteries will take place from June 20 to Aug. 4, with a drawing for […]

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A doctor who died from Covid-19 left his family a sports card collection worth $20 million

[CNN] For over four decades, a doctor from Florida avidly collected baseball cards and sports memorabilia with some items dating back to the 1880s. Now, his collection, which is valued at $20 million, is going up for auction. Dr. Thomas Newman, a neurologist, died following complications from Covid-19 in January, according to his wife, Nancy. […]

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We have all longed for this moment’: Federal guidance says vaccinated Americans may go without masks.

[The New York Times] Federal health officials on Thursday advised Americans who are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus that they could stop wearing masks or maintaining social distance in most settings, the clearest sign yet that the pandemic might be nearing an end in the United States. The new recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention […]

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50,000 fans attend rock concert in COVID-free New Zealand

[New York Post] As the rest of the world isolates, New Zealand rocks! More than 50,000 people gathered for a massive rock concert in the island nation, which is free of social-distancing requirements after virtually stamping out COVID-19 with strict policies. The band Six60 has been playing to huge crowds across the county, and its Saturday tour […]

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Wounded by both a pandemic and recession, millennials are reliving the history of 100 years ago

[Business Insider, Getty Images] Millennials are defined by the Great Recession and the coronavirus pandemic, says gen expert Neil Howe.It’s a repeat of the GI Generation, who came of age during the Spanish Flu and Great Depression.The pandemic and economic crash defined older and younger cohorts of both generations, but in reverse.Millennials have lived through two recessions before the age of 40, the scars […]

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More countries suspend AstraZeneca vaccinations over blood clot fears: What we know so far

[CNBC, Getty Images] Thailand on Friday became the first Asian country to halt the use of the jab over safety concerns, shortly after Denmark announced a two-week pause to its nationwide rollout after reports of blood clots and one death.Europe’s drug regulator, the European Medicines Agency, stressed on Thursday that there was no indication the […]

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You’ve been vaccinated — the CDC is finalizing guidance on what’s safe for you to do

[CBS NEWS] The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is finalizing guidance aimed at clarifying what Americans who have received COVID-19 vaccines should and shouldn’t do, according to two sources at the agency familiar with its drafting.  The upcoming guidance, first reported by Politico, is expected to include that fully vaccinated individuals should be able to gather in […]

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CDC says these are the most common side effects people report after getting Covid vaccine

[CNBC] The CDC published new data listing the most common side effects Americans reported after receiving shots of Pfizer’s or Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccines.The analysis used data from the first month of vaccinations, between Dec. 14 and Jan. 13., when there were more than 13.7 million doses administered.The agency said there were 6,994 reports of so-called […]

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