We Can Ease Up on the DisinfectantAssociate Professor Hassan Vally discusses the role of surface contact in the transmission of the CCP virus.
CDC to Consider New Study on Social DistancingInfectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci said on Sunday that he and officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are aware of the study that shows that three feet of social distancing may “indeed” be enough to safely reopen schools, adding that officials at the CDC may be issuing new guidance on schools “soon.”
Grassley Urges DOJ to Probe Obstruction of Justice in COVID-19 Nursing Home ProbeRanking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) is urging Attorney General Merrick Garland to look into whether any state officials, who are subjected to the Justice Department’s CCP virus nursing home probe, had engaged in obstruction of justice.
US Deaths Fall 22%, Daily Vaccinations Set RecordThe United States reported a 22 percent decline in deaths from the CCP virus last week, while vaccinations accelerated to a record 2.4 million shots per day, according to a Reuters analysis of state, county, and CDC data.
As of Sunday, 21 percent of the U.S. population has received at least one dose of a vaccine, up from 18 percent a week ago. About 11 percent have received two doses, up from 9 percent, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Arizona Sees No New Deaths From VirusArizona health officials are reporting no new CCP virus deaths and 638 more confirmed COVID-19 cases, the disease caused by the CCP virus, in one of the lowest figures in months.
Spain Joins Countries Halting AstraZeneca VaccineSpain will stop using AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine for at least two weeks, the government said on Monday, joining a growing list of European countries putting the brakes on the shot over concerns about possible side effects.
Earlier on Monday, France, Germany, and Italy joined Denmark, Norway, and several others in halting use of the drug after reports of blood clots in some patients who had received the vaccine.
Boston Marathon to Cap Entrants at 20,000This year’s Boston Marathon will be limited to 20,000 entrants in a bid to allow greater social distancing throughout the course given the COVID-19 pandemic, race organizers said on Monday.
US Prison Guards Refusing Vaccine Despite OutbreaksA Florida correctional officer polled his colleagues earlier this year in a private Facebook group: “Will you take the COVID-19 vaccine if offered?” The answer from more than half: “Hell no.” Only 40 of the 475 respondents said yes.
Nearly Half of US Students Back to Five Day a Week, In-person Schooling: TrackerNearly one out of two K-12 students in the United States are at schools that have resumed five-day-a-week in-person classes, according to updated figures from a tracking organization.
Up from 46.9 percent a week prior, some 49.1 percent of American primary and secondary students are attending so-called traditional schools, Burbio, the organization, said on Sunday.
Thailand Sticks With AstraZeneca Vaccine After Safety ScareThailand will resume inoculating people with the AstraZeneca CCP virus vaccine on Tuesday after a brief delay over safety concerns, officials said, with Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha and cabinet members due to be first in line to get shots.
Pandemic May Have Been Caused by Bioweapon Research Accident in China: Former State Department InvestigatorThe CCP virus that caused the COVID-19 pandemic could have been the result of a bioweapon leak in China, according to David Asher, former lead COVID-19 investigator at the U.S. State Department.
“This might have been a weapons vector gone awry; not deliberately released, but in development and then somehow leaked,” Asher said on March 12 during a panel discussion at the Hudson Institute.
Danish Woman Who Died From Blood Clot After AstraZeneca Shot Had ‘Unusual Symptoms’A 60-year-old Danish woman who died of a blood clot after receiving AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine had “highly unusual” symptoms, according to the Danish Medicines Agency.
Facebook Adding Labels to All Posts About VaccinesFacebook on Monday said it will add labels to all posts about COVID-19 vaccines, as part of its efforts to help more people get a shot.
“We’ve already connected over 2 billion people to authoritative COVID-19 information, and today as access to COVID-19 vaccines expands, we’re going even further and aiming to help bring 50 million people one step closer to getting vaccinated,” Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg said in a statement.