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Ob-gyn associations recommend all pregnant people get vaccinated against Covid-19
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Ob-gyn associations recommend all pregnant people get vaccinated against Covid-19

Two leading organizations that represent obstetricians and gynecologists recommended Friday that anyone who is pregnant should be vaccinated against Covid-19. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) said their recommendation is based on evidence from thousands of people who were pregnant that the vaccines are safe to…MORE

CDC shares ‘pivotal discovery’ on Covid-19 breakthrough infections that led to new mask guidance
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CDC shares ‘pivotal discovery’ on Covid-19 breakthrough infections that led to new mask guidance

A new study shows the Delta Covid-19 variant produced similar amounts of virus in vaccinated and unvaccinated people if they get infected — illustrating a key motivation behind the federal guidance that now recommends most fully vaccinated Americans wear masks indoors. Experts say that vaccination makes it less likely that you’ll catch Covid-19 in the…MORE

Vaccination is not enough by itself to stop the spread of variants, study finds
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Vaccination is not enough by itself to stop the spread of variants, study finds

Vaccination alone won’t stop the rise of new variants and in fact could push the evolution of strains that evade their protection, researchers warned Friday. They said people need to wear masks and take other steps to prevent spread until almost everyone in a population has been vaccinated. Their findings, published in Nature Scientific Reports,…MORE

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

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