Unvaccinated staff eyed in federal investigation of Mesa County nursing home cases, deaths – The Denver Post

By Jason Dearen and Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Lagging vaccination rates among nursing home staff are being linked to a national increase in COVID-19 infections and deaths at senior facilities, and are at the center of a federal investigation in a hard-hit Colorado location where disease detectives found many workers were not inoculated. The investigation by the […]

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Fauci says U.S. headed in “wrong direction” on coronavirus – The Denver Post

WILMINGTON, Del. — The United States is in an “unnecessary predicament” of soaring COVID-19 cases fueled by unvaccinated Americans and the virulent delta variant, the nation’s top infectious diseases expert said Sunday. “We’re going in the wrong direction,’ said Dr. Anthony Fauci, describing himself as “very frustrated.” He said recommending that the vaccinated wear masks is “under active consideration’ by […]

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Journalists Dig in on Delta Variant Risks and Opioid Overdose Deaths

KHN Midwest correspondent Lauren Weber discussed outbreaks caused by the covid-19 delta variant in Missouri and elsewhere on Newsy on Thursday. Click here to watch Weber on Newsy Read Weber’s “The Delta Variant Thrives in a State of Political and Public Health Discord“ KHN correspondent Aneri Pattani discussed opioids and the rise in overdose deaths on Newsy’s “Morning Rush” on […]

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Vaccinations rise in some states with soaring infections

Vaccinations are beginning to rise in some states where COVID-19 cases are soaring, White House officials said Thursday, and hospitals are running out of space because of the delta variant, which is “spreading with incredible efficiency.” Coronavirus coordinator Jeff Zients told reporters that several states with the highest proportions of new infections have seen residents get vaccinated at higher rates […]

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Routine vaccination rates in Victoria unaffected by COVID-19

Researchers, led by Dr. Frank Beard, Associate Director of the National Center for Immunization Research and Surveillance and the University of Sydney, and Mr Brynley Hull, a Research Fellow at the NCIRS and the University of Sydney, compared vaccination activity in Victoria in 2019 and 2020 by analyzing de-identified Australian Immunization Register (AIR) surveillance data. “Neither stage 3 nor stage […]

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Plague found in six Colorado counties, linked to death of 10-year-old child

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is urging everyone to be careful around animals after plague was found in mammals and fleas from six counties and the state recorded its first death from the disease since 2015. The state didn’t release the full list of counties, but said La Plata was one of them. The 10-year-old child who […]

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Lockdowns in Asia as some nations see 1st major virus surges

Several countries around Asia and the Pacific that are experiencing their first major surges of the coronavirus rushed to implement tough restrictions Friday, a year and a half into a pandemic that many initially weathered well. Faced with rapidly rising numbers of infections in recent months, authorities hope the measures can slow the spread before health care systems are overwhelmed. […]

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West Nile virus found in Weld County mosquitoes

Colorado’s weekly mosquito tests found West Nile virus in Weld County, but people statewide should take precautions, the state health department said. Not all counties and cities have mosquito-testing programs, so the virus could also be in other parts of the state, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. The best way to protect yourself is to […]

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