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Fauci approves personal guidance from the CDC

Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, July 9, 2021. CNN Dr. Anthony Fauci said Friday that he agrees with new guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which recommends returning to personal school for children this fall. “I think the message from the CDC is clear and I completely agree …

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Delta variant is spilled out of an incubator that is also a Midwest tourist hotspot

Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this week named southwestern Missouri – the region that includes Branson – as one of several hotspots for the variant. “Low vaccination rates in these counties combined with high rates and lax mitigation policies that do not protect those not vaccinated against disease will certainly and unfortunately lead to …

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Good news on the HIV front

(Newser) – Patients tested positive for HIV previously feared a “certain death sentence” as there is no cure for the virus, according to HealthDay News. New research calms this fear, with researchers saying that those with HIV in the United States can now expect a similar life expectancy as those who do not. In a study published this week in …

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If you notice this while talking, it may be an early sign of dementia

We all slip sometimes when we try to remember the right word for something. But Maree Farrow, Ph.D., a cognitive neuroscientist at the University of Tasmania’s Wicking Dementia Research and Education Center, told Australia’s ABC News that people with dementia repeatedly end up finding the right word to use. Instead, they often end up replacing things with the wrong word, …

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Memphis doctor sees more vaccinated people hospitalized

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) – The Delta variant in Shelby County has affected virtually all demographics, including vaccinated humans. Doctors say they see more vaccinated people being admitted to hospitals with COVID-19, but they are still encouraging people to get the vaccine. In Shelby County, more than 140 cases were reported between Thursday and Friday. A week ago, we were averaging …

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Santa Clara County COVID data reveals more than 250 outbreaks in the workplace

SAN JOSE – Santa Clara County recorded more than 250 coronavirus outbreaks in the workplace in 2020 and 2021, showing new data that provides the most comprehensive picture to date of how the virus spread through key businesses during the peak months of the pandemic. The eruption affected almost every sector, including retailers and grocery stores, restaurants, construction sites, manufacturing …

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Idaho COVID-19 update: Unvaccinated make up most cases

Idaho saw an increase in its COVID-19 test positivity rate and seven-day moving average this week, according to data from the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare. Dave Jeppesen, director of health and welfare, says that the vast majority of the state’s new COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths can be attributed to the unvaccinated. By Friday, 44.6% of Idahoans ages …

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