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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Mexico to start COVID-19 vaccinations on Thursday: govt

Mexico will begin COVID-19 immunizations on Thursday, a day after the country receives its first batch of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines, Undersecretary of Health Hugo Lopez-Gatell said. “Tomorrow (Wednesday) the first consignment of the Pfizer vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 arrives,” he said Tuesday on Twitter. “There will be a press opportunity and then the vaccine will be safeguarded until its use on Thursday, […]

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Mandatory vaccinations required in only half of all countries

As countries struggle to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, vaccination uptake is a public health priority now more than ever. Efforts to increase vaccinations vary greatly around the globe. A new McGill-led study comparing policies around the world finds broad implementation of mandatory vaccination mandates. However, the penalties for failing to vaccinate differ significantly by country, ranging from fines to jail […]

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Fans Are Upset with Jessica Biel for Aligning Herself With an Anti-Vaxxer

If you thought measles, mumps, and rubella were issues of the past, think again. Individual cases for these diseases are on the rise, causing concern among parents, families, and doctors around the world. In fact, the Centres for Disease Control (CDC) reported that the U.S. has had the largest measles outbreak in 25 years with 980 cases across 26 states. Outbreaks in New […]

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Officials urge vaccinations amid Northwest measles outbreak (Update)

Public health officials scrambling to contain a measles outbreak in the U.S. Northwest warned people to vaccinate their children Monday and worried that it could take months to contain the highly contagious viral illness due to a lower-than-normal vaccination rate at the epicenter of the crisis. The outbreak near Portland has sickened 35 people in Oregon and Washington since Jan. […]

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