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Top science officials in the Biden administration sought on Thursday to allay concerns about the highly transmissible Delta variant of the coronavirus, which has prompted renewed calls for mask wearing in some places.Top science officials in the Biden administration sought on Thursday to allay concerns about the highly transmissible Delta variant of the coronavirus, which has prompted renewed calls for mask wearing in some places.

As Delta variant surges, Fauci and Walensky say vaccines, not masks, are the solution

The healthcare company said that its vaccine was 85 per cent effective and could also help prevent hospitalization and death against the highly transmissible strain.The healthcare company said that its vaccine was 85 per cent effective and could also help prevent hospitalization and death against the highly transmissible strain.

Johnson & Johnson says its COVID-19 vaccine strong against Delta variant in new study - National | Globalnews.ca

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A tweet shared to Instagram falsely claims new COVID-19 cases among the vaccinated and unvaccinated are due to the vaccine, not the Delta variant.A tweet shared to Instagram falsely claims new COVID-19 cases among the vaccinated and unvaccinated are due to the vaccine, not the Delta variant.

Fact check: Delta variant, not 'vaccine shedding', behind COVID surge

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Johnson & Johnson (JNJ.N) said late Thursday that its single-shot COVID-19 vaccine showed strong promise against the Delta variant and other emerging strains and also provided durable protection against the infection more broadly.Johnson & Johnson (JNJ.N) said late Thursday that its single-shot COVID-19 vaccine showed strong promise against the Delta variant and other emerging strains and also provided durable protection against the infection more broadly.

J&J's COVID-19 vaccine shows promise against Delta variant | Reuters

Having spread to at least 85 countries, the Delta variant is now fueling outbreaks around the world and prompting new lockdowns.Having spread to at least 85 countries, the Delta variant is now fueling outbreaks around the world and prompting new lockdowns.

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The CDC and LA County have conflicting guidance on whether vaccinated people should wear masks indoorsThe CDC and LA County have conflicting guidance on whether vaccinated people should wear masks indoors

Editorial: Mask confusion: The CDC and L.A. County offer conflicting guidance. Who's right? - Los Angeles Times

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These are the global coronavirus stories you need to know about this week.These are the global coronavirus stories you need to know about this week.

Fast-spreading Delta Variant, Vaccination Rates, Reintroduction of Indoor Masks: COVID-19 Global Weekly Highlights

Both cases and deaths in Africa rise sharply—cases by 33% and deaths by 42%.Both cases and deaths in Africa rise sharply—cases by 33% and deaths by 42%.

Global COVID cases rise a bit; Delta variant in nearly 100 nations | CIDRAP

(Bloomberg) -- Covid-19’s fast-spreading delta variant now dominates conversations about the virus, with vaccine efficacy measures, case counts and country lockdowns increasingly focused on it.The “hyper-transmissible” variant may eclipse other virus mutations in the U.S. within weeks, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said. Some 1,000 U.S. counties with low vaccination rates, notably in the Southeast and Midwest, are particularly vulnerable. And Australia plans to cut international arrivals in hal(Bloomberg) -- Covid-19’s fast-spreading delta variant now dominates conversations about the virus, with vaccine efficacy measures, case counts and country lockdowns increasingly focused on it.The “hyper-transmissible” variant may eclipse other virus mutations in the U.S. within weeks, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said. Some 1,000 U.S. counties with low vaccination rates, notably in the Southeast and Midwest, are particularly vulnerable. And Australia plans to cut international arrivals in hal

Delta Variant in Focus; India Hits 400,000 Deaths: Virus Update

Johnson & Johnson said late Thursday that its single-shot COVID-19 vaccine generated strong, persistent activity against the Delta variant, and other highly…

J&J says its single-shot COVID vaccine shows strong activity against Delta | National Post

J&J says its single-shot COVID vaccine shows strong activity against Delta | National Post

The following is a roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19, the…

Men do worse with COVID-19: Study | Toronto Sun

Men do worse with COVID-19: Study | Toronto Sun

EU revives bloc-wide travel with Covid pass but Delta poses threatEU revives bloc-wide travel with Covid pass but Delta poses threat

EU revives bloc-wide travel with Covid pass but Delta poses threat - RFI

We've been living in a COVID world for more than 18 months now. At the outset of the pandemic, government agencies and health authorities scrambled to inform people on how to identify symptoms of the ...

Symptoms of the Delta variant that differ from traditional COVID symptoms

(Bloomberg) -- Covid-19’s fast-spreading delta variant now dominates conversations about the virus, with vaccine efficacy measures, case counts and country lockdowns increasingly focused on it.The “hyper-transmissible” variant may eclipse other virus mutations in the U.S. within weeks, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said. Some 1,000 U.S. counties with low vaccination rates, notably in the Southeast and Midwest, are particularly vulnerable. And Australia plans to cut international arrivals in hal(Bloomberg) -- Covid-19’s fast-spreading delta variant now dominates conversations about the virus, with vaccine efficacy measures, case counts and country lockdowns increasingly focused on it.The “hyper-transmissible” variant may eclipse other virus mutations in the U.S. within weeks, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said. Some 1,000 U.S. counties with low vaccination rates, notably in the Southeast and Midwest, are particularly vulnerable. And Australia plans to cut international arrivals in hal

Delta Variant in Focus; India Hits 400,000 Deaths: Virus Update

Researchers say the reopening last spring of businesses and public facilities eventually led to an increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations.Researchers say the reopening last spring of businesses and public facilities eventually led to an increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations.

How Reopenings Affected COVID-19 Hospitalizations

Delta plus , a new variant of the original Delta variation of the coronavirus, has spread around the world. Are our vaccines effective enough?Delta plus , a new variant of the original Delta variation of the coronavirus, has spread around the world. Are our vaccines effective enough?

Delta Plus: New Coronavirus Mutation Alarms Global Health Officials

Why are people reporting catching COVID-19 despite being fully vaccinated? We explain.Now that COVID-19 vaccinations are being rolled out in many countries, lockdown restrictions are being eased, including mingling in large crowds and not ha

Fact Check: Can You Still Catch COVID-19 Even If You Are Fully Vaccinated? | IFLScience

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Here's what experts think about mixing vaccines and if there's a need for an extra dose with the delta coronavirus variant.Here's what experts think about mixing vaccines and if there's a need for an extra dose with the delta coronavirus variant.

Should You Get A Pfizer Or Moderna COVID-19 Booster If You Had The Johnson & Johnson Shot? | HuffPost Life

The WHO's new recommendations on masks say that even fully vaccinated people should continue to wear them.Why some experts think we should "continue to play it safe."

What to Know About the WHO’s New Recommendations on Masks for Vaccinated People | SELF

Vaccines that reduce hospitalizations and deaths are tempering economic concerns—but not in poorer, less-inoculated countriesVaccines that reduce hospitalizations and deaths are tempering economic concerns—but not in poorer, less-inoculated countries

Delta variant’s spread hobbles global efforts to lift covid-19 restrictions

Delta plus , a new variant of the original Delta variation of the coronavirus, has spread around the world. Are our vaccines effective enough?Delta plus , a new variant of the original Delta variation of the coronavirus, has spread around the world. Are our vaccines effective enough?

Delta Plus: New Coronavirus Mutation Alarms Global Health Officials

Dr. Vivek Murthy said there is reason to be hopeful that people who received the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine may be protected against the delta variant.Dr. Vivek Murthy said there is reason to be hopeful that people who received the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine may be protected against the delta variant.

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Nearly 100 countries have reported cases of the Delta variant, while the Alpha variant has been found in 172 countries, Beta in 120 countries and Gamma in 72 countriesNearly 100 countries have reported cases of the Delta variant, while the Alpha variant has been found in 172 countries, Beta in 120 countries and Gamma in 72 countries

Delta variant to become dominant COVID-19 strain in coming months, says WHO-Health News , Firstpost

Two doses of Covid vaccine appear to provide protection against the rapidly spreading Delta variant, the European Medicines Agency said Thursday.Two doses of Covid vaccine appear to provide protection against the rapidly spreading Delta variant, the European Medicines Agency said Thursday.

Data Shows 2 Covid Jabs Protect Against Delta Strain: European Regulator

The upbeat assessment came as the World Health Organization warned that the coronavirus variant first spotted in India could fuel a new wave of cases in Europe.The upbeat assessment came as the World Health Organization warned that the coronavirus variant first spotted in India could fuel a new wave of cases in Europe.

Two doses of vaccine seems to curb Delta variant: EMA - Health - The Jakarta Post

US News: "The Delta variant has the capability of spreading much more efficiently from person to person. It also can cause more severe disease. So there are twUS News: "The Delta variant has the capability of spreading much more efficiently from person to person. It also can cause more severe disease. So there are tw

Anthony Fauci: 'Quite concerned' over Delta Covid-19 variant in US | World News - Times of India

'Delta dominant and not fully vaccinated': WHO outlines COVID-19's hold over Europe by August"Last week the number of cases rose by 10 per cent driven by increased mixing, travel gatherings and easing of social restrictions," WHO Regional Director for Europe Hans Kluge said.

'Delta dominant and not fully vaccinated': WHO outlines COVID-19's hold over Europe by August | Euronews

The EU has four COVID-19 vaccines authorized: Pfizer and BioNTech, AstraZeneca, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson.The EU has four COVID-19 vaccines authorized: Pfizer and BioNTech, AstraZeneca, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson.

EU-approved COVID-19 vaccines protect against Delta variant - official - The Jerusalem Post

Delta variant exploits low vaccine rates, easing of rules | 2021-07-02 09:29:59Delta variant exploits low vaccine rates, easing of rules | 2021-07-02 09:29:59

Delta variant exploits low vaccine rates, easing of rules | Taiwan News | 2021-07-02 09:29:59

Fears of the Delta variant of COVID-19 are growing, but DC Health is telling those who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine they're OK without a booster.Fears of the Delta variant of COVID-19 are growing, but DC Health is telling those who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine they're OK without a booster.

DC Health: At This Time, People Who Got J&J Vaccine Don't Need Booster

Thursday's roundup covers the deadly heat wave, delta-plus variant, revived mask debate, morphing covid symptoms, Medicaid expansion and more.Thursday’s roundup covers the deadly heat wave, delta-plus variant, revived mask debate, morphing covid symptoms, Medicaid expansion and more.

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Thurston County COVID-19 update: Thurston County Health Officer Letter to the CommunityThurston County COVID-19 update: Thurston County Health Officer Letter to the Community

Thurston County COVID-19 Update: Thurston County Health Officer Letter to the Community - ThurstonTalk

One thousand US counties have Covid-19 vaccination coverage of less than 30 per cent.. Read more at straitstimes.com.United States News -One thousand US counties have Covid-19 vaccination coverage of less than 30 per cent.. Read more at straitstimes.com.

Biden to send response teams to fight spreading Delta Covid-19 variant, United States News & Top Stories - The Straits Times

St. Louis, St. Louis County and Jefferson County are seeing an increase of cases among young, unvaccinated people. The city and county also updated mask guidance.In Jefferson County, cases have gone up from 59 to 84 over the last two weeks — an increase of 42%

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Three major municipalities have issued a public health advisory in response to the emergence of the Delta variant in the St. Louis region.Three major municipalities have issued a public health advisory in response to the emergence of the Delta variant in the St. Louis region.

Vaccinated St. Louisans urged once again to wear masks indoors as Delta variant spreads | St. Louis News Headlines | kmov.com

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"The good news," Dr. Fauci said, "is that the vaccines that are used in this country do very well against the Delta variant.""The good news," Dr. Fauci said, "is that the vaccines that are used in this country do very well against the Delta variant."

Fauci says it doesn't seem the CDC will change mask recommendations despite growing concern about Delta variant - CBS News

Should you wear your face mask again? Here’s why Los Angeles is asking its residents to wear face masks.Should you wear your face mask again? Here’s why Los Angeles is asking its residents to wear face masks.

Coronavirus: Why Los Angeles wants you to wear face masks - Deseret News

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Monterey County officials are now confirming that the Delta variant of Covid-19 is now here. Three residents have been confirmed to have contracted Covid caused by the Delta variant, theMonterey County officials are now confirming that the Delta variant of Covid-19 is now here. Three residents have been confirmed to have contracted Covid caused by the Delta variant, the

Delta variant now detected in Monterey County; officials urge continued vigilance against Covid. | News | montereycountyweekly.com

“Right now, we have no information to suggest that you need a second shot after J&J, even with the delta variant,” Dr. Rochelle Walensky said on NBC’s “Today” show.“Right now, we have no information to suggest that you need a second shot after J&J, even with the delta variant,” Dr. Rochelle Walensky said on NBC’s “Today” show.

CDC director steers clear of recommending booster for people who got Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine - The Boston Globe

LA County reported its highest daily number of new COVID infections since April, an upward trend that began after the state lifting of restrictions.L.A. County reported its highest daily number of new COVID-19 infections since mid-April, continuing an upward trend that began following the statewide lifting of health restrictions.

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Los Angeles County reports highest number of daily new COVID-19 cases since mid-April

Los Angeles County reports highest number of daily new COVID-19 cases since mid-April | abc7.com

NEW YORK — The nightmare is returning. In Indonesia, grave diggers are working into the night, as oxygen and vaccines are in short supply. In Europe, countries are slamming their doors shut once again, with quarantines and travel bans.NEW YORK — The nightmare is returning. In Indonesia, grave diggers are working into the night, as oxygen and vaccines are in short supply. In Europe, countries are slamming their doors shut once again, with quarantines and travel bans.

Pandemic surges again in many parts of the world, fuelled by variants