Tag: delta-variant

Heavily Vaccinated Sri Lanka Reopens to Ease Economic Shortfall
Sri Lanka lifted its COVID-19 lockdown on Oct. 1 even as, according to officials and traders, more than 800 containers carrying essential items were held up in the country's main port due to a lack...
Workers at Spectrum Health are now allowed to provide proof of natural immunity to bypass the vaccine mandate requirement.
Natural Immunity Exemption From Vaccine Mandate for Michigan Healthcare Workers
Michigan-based Spectrum Health announced on Sept. 9 that it would allow workers to bypass the vaccine mandate if they provided evidence of natural immunity against Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). This is a first for a...
Fearing Contamination, Japan Suspends the use of Millions of Doses of Moderna’s COVID-19 Vaccine
Japan has temporarily suspended the use of over 2.6 million doses of Moderna Inc’s COVID-19 vaccine after foreign substances were found in batches of the vaccine and after two people have died following jabs with...
A CSULB student receives a first dose of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine during a City of Long Beach Public Health Covid-19 mobile vaccination clinic at the California State University Long Beach (CSULB) campus on August 11, 2021 in Long Beach, California. Students, staff, and faculty at the California State University (CSU) and University of California (UC) system schools will be required to be fully vaccinated in order to attend in-person classes.
New Study: Pfizer Vaccine 42% Effective Against COVID-19, Rise in Delta Variant
A new preprint study published on Aug. 8, 2021 in medRxiv examined the effectiveness of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna mRNA vaccines in the Mayo Clinic Health System spanning Arizona, Florida, Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin, from...
Unvaccinated Employees to Pay Some Companies Monthly $50 Health Insurance Surcharge as if They Were Smokers
Some U.S. employers will begin to tax employees who decline the experimental gene therapy-based Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccinations $20 to $50 per month as a “health coverage surcharge” in a latest approach to forcing...
Delta Variant Infections Surge in China Despite Mass Vaccination
China is battling its worst COVID-19 outbreak in months — fueled by the Delta variant — which has forced authorities in several regions to lock down cities, suspend key transportation routes, cancel flights and order...
CDC and Fauci Report: Vaccinated Spread COVID-19 as Easily as Unvaccinated, High Viral Loads in Vaccinated
According to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report released on July 30, after several large public events in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, 469 cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) were diagnosed among residents...
Some experts believe that the Indian Dellta variant will become the dominant COVID-19 strain in the US.
CDC Director Warns Delta COVID-19 Variant Could Dominate US, Delta Plus Variant Emerges in India
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently classified the Delta variant (B.1.617.2) of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) virus as a variant of concern, after the World Health Organization (WHO) made the...