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This Mississippi woman’s unvaccinated husband is battling Covid-19 in an ICU: ‘I wouldn’t want my worst enemy to go through this’
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This Mississippi woman’s unvaccinated husband is battling Covid-19 in an ICU: ‘I wouldn’t want my worst enemy to go through this’

With the rise of Covid-19 cases due to the more contagious Delta variant, evidence continues to mount that vaccination is the key to prevent serious coronavirus illness. For one Mississippi couple who caught Covid-19, their outcomes provide a growing contrast. The wife, who is vaccinated, recovered after 10 days. But her unvaccinated husband has been…MORE

If we want kids back in school and the economy to prosper, more of the US needs to get vaccinated, expert says
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If we want kids back in school and the economy to prosper, more of the US needs to get vaccinated, expert says

The United States is facing a pivotal moment in the battle against the coronavirus, given that vaccination rates remain stubbornly low in places and the Delta variant is hastening the rise in Covid-19 cases: It must do everything possible to increase vaccinations or risk worsening impacts of the pandemic. “If we want to keep our…MORE

‘I am furious with myself’: Unvaccinated Covid patient describes the exhausting illness
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‘I am furious with myself’: Unvaccinated Covid patient describes the exhausting illness

Sitting in her hospital room in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Aimee Matzen struggled to breathe as she described how exhausting it is to have Covid-19. “The fact that I am here now, I am furious with myself,” she told CNN between deep, deliberate breaths. “Because I was not vaccinated.” Matzen, 44, finds herself in the Covid-19…MORE

Covid-19 linked to cognitive decline, acceleration of Alzheimer’s-like symptoms, research finds
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Covid-19 linked to cognitive decline, acceleration of Alzheimer’s-like symptoms, research finds

Covid-19 may be associated with cognitive decline and acceleration of Alzheimer’s-like symptoms, researchers reported Thursday. Researchers with an international consortium looking to understand the long-term consequences of Covid-19 on the central nervous system are finding memory issues and biological markers similar to those seen in Alzheimer’s disease patients. Both diseases have been marked by inflammation…MORE

Nursing home staff who are closest to patients are least likely to be vaccinated, study finds
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Nursing home staff who are closest to patients are least likely to be vaccinated, study finds

Staff at long-term care facilities who are the most likely to interact with vulnerable patients are the least likely to have been vaccinated, researchers reported Thursday. And there is evidence they have been infecting their patients, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-led team reported. They used data from 300 long-term care facilities across…MORE

Current rate of Covid-19 hospitalizations is about three times higher in states that have vaccinated less than half of their residents
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Current rate of Covid-19 hospitalizations is about three times higher in states that have vaccinated less than half of their residents

Average Covid-19 hospitalization rates are nearly three times higher among states that have fully vaccinated less than half of their residents vs. the average among those that have vaccinated more than half of their residents, according to a CNN analysis of federal data. And Covid-19 case and death rates over the past week are more…MORE

FDA OK’s Emergent BioSolutions plant to resume manufacturing J&J’s Covid-19 vaccine
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FDA OK’s Emergent BioSolutions plant to resume manufacturing J&J’s Covid-19 vaccine

Emergent BioSolutions announced Thursday that the US Food and Drug Administration will allow it to resume the manufacturing of the drug substance that goes into Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine. According to an administration official, the Baltimore plant has not been fully authorized yet, and while production can resume, the FDA will still need to…MORE

Some people in Missouri are getting vaccinated in secret to avoid backlash from loved ones, doctor says
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Some people in Missouri are getting vaccinated in secret to avoid backlash from loved ones, doctor says

The Covid-19 vaccine has become so polarizing that some people in Missouri are getting inoculated in secret for fear of backlash from their friends and family who oppose vaccination, a doctor told CNN on Wednesday. “They’ve had some experience that’s sort of changed their mind from the viewpoint of those in their family, those in…MORE

American workers are facing increasing pressure to get vaccinated against Covid-19
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American workers are facing increasing pressure to get vaccinated against Covid-19

Unvaccinated American workers are facing increasing pressure to get Covid-19 shots, as the country sees a dramatic rise in the number of government and private sector employers pushing inoculations for those who want to come to work. The moves, which picked up pace this week, came as the highly contagious Delta variant helped send daily…MORE

Question of the Day

July 30

Q: Out of the people who have tattoos…about 15-percent say they have a tattoo of this… A: Their pet

July 29

Q: About 25% of people say they have been annoyed by a neighbor doing this… A: Playing an instrument

July 27

Q: 2% of people say they never ever wash this… A: Pillow cases