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Less than 0.001% of fully vaccinated Americans died after a Covid-19 breakthrough case, CDC data shows

Less than 0.001% of fully vaccinated Americans died after a Covid-19 breakthrough case, CDC data shows

Less than 0.004% of people fully vaccinated against Covid-19 experienced a breakthrough case resulting in hospitalization and less than 0.001% died from the disease, according to the latest data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The data highlights what leading health experts across the country have highlighted for months: Covid-19 vaccines are…MORE

How the pandemic killed a record number of rural hospitals
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How the pandemic killed a record number of rural hospitals

A couple dozen nurses stood together on the hospital lawn in rural Randolph County, Georgia. They wore black T-shirts that read “Patterson Hospital 1948-2020” over their hearts. The phrase “We Gave All” was written across a broken heart on their tired backs. Many had spent their entire careers at the 25-bed critical care hospital, built…MORE

Five takeaways on the science behind CDC’s latest mask guidance
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Five takeaways on the science behind CDC’s latest mask guidance

With surges in Covid-19 cases driven by the Delta variant, most Americans are now being advised to wear masks indoors — regardless of vaccination status — by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Since CDC guidelines updated Tuesday, we have learned more about the science that motivated these changes, both from a leaked…MORE

The surge of Covid-19 infections for unvaccinated people is only beginning, experts warn
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The surge of Covid-19 infections for unvaccinated people is only beginning, experts warn

With the recent increase of Covid-19 infections and hospitalizations due to the spread of the more dangerous Delta variant, health experts and officials expect the surge to worsen as long as large segments of the country remain unvaccinated. “I think we will see this big, steep acceleration,” Dr. Peter Hotez, co-director for the Center for…MORE

Why kaatsu, a fitness trend spotted at the Games, isn’t just for Olympians
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Why kaatsu, a fitness trend spotted at the Games, isn’t just for Olympians

Restricting your blood flow sounds like a dangerous thing to do, but it’s exactly what some Olympians, athletes, and surgery and physical therapy patients have done to strengthen their muscles and speed up recovery. The origins of this practice go back to 1966, when — while sitting on his heels during a Japanese temple ceremony…MORE

What you need to know about the Delta variant if you’re pregnant
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What you need to know about the Delta variant if you’re pregnant

The Delta variant of Covid-19 is dominating cases worldwide, and health officials in some countries are sounding alarm over its impact on pregnant women. Several of England’s top health officials issued a joint statement on Friday urging pregnant women to get vaccinated against the coronavirus. They pointed to new data showing that 98% of expectant…MORE

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

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