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Rumours of airlines discussing a potential ban on vaccinated passengers due to blood clot risks appear to be baseless. “IATA is not aware of any airlines considering denying vaccinated passengers due to the blood clot risk,” Anaelle Ashong, Corporate Communications Assistant at IATA ( told Reuters via email. However, flying is not known to increase the vaccine-induced blood clot risk as flying can provoke a different type of blood clot, according to several health experts contacted by Reuters. There is no evidence that airlines met to discuss the blood clot risk for vaccinated passengers. Several medical experts told Reuters there is no evidence to show that flying increases vaccine-induced blood clot risk.
Persons: Anaelle, , Sue Pavord, Haematologist, ” Dr Gregory Poland, Read Organizations: International Air Transport Association, Reuters, “ Airlines, Johnson, AstraZeneca, Corporate Communications, U.S . Centers for Disease Control, Prevention, CDC, Oxford University Hospitals, British Society, Haematology, Mayo
The so-called delta variant of the coronavirus now accounts for nearly 10 percent of new cases in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday. The alpha variant was first detected in the United Kingdom, and in April, it became the dominant strain in the U.S.Data for the two-week period ending June 5 predicts that the delta variant accounts for 9.9 percent of cases in the U.S., the CDC said. Still, there is evidence that the vaccines in use in the U.S. are effective against this and other circulating variants. Two doses are required for the Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines, while the Johnson & Johnson vaccine requires just one. Because the delta variant is able to spread from person to person more easily, experts say those who have not had the vaccine remain especially vulnerable.
Persons: Johnson, Boris Johnson, Gregory Poland Organizations: Centers for Disease Control, Prevention, Monday, CDC, NBC News, Data, Moderna, Pfizer, Johnson, Public Health, Vaccine Research, NBC, Twitter, Facebook Locations: United States, India, United Kingdom, U.S, Mayo, Rochester , Minnesota
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday that it is temporarily banning dogs from being imported from more than 100 countries because of a risk of rabies. Because of vaccines, dog rabies has been eliminated from the U.S. since 2007, the CDC said. The CDC estimates that 6 percent of dogs that come into the U.S. from other countries arrive from places considered to be at high risk for dog rabies. "The importation of even one rabid dog could result in transmission to humans, pets and wildlife," the CDC said. Anyone wishing to bring a dog in from another country will need to apply for a special permit, the CDC said.
Organizations: Disease Control, Prevention, CDC, NBC, Twitter, Facebook Locations: United States, U.S, Brazil, China, Egypt, India, Kenya, Madagascar, Peru, Russia
S.Korea eases COVID-19 restrictions on concerts, sports games
  + stars: | 2021-06-14 | by ( Sangmi Cha | ) + 0.00   time to read: +2 min
Women wearing masks to avoid contracting the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) take a walk at a park in Seoul, South Korea, June 1, 2021. REUTERS/Kim Hong-JiSouth Korea began easing restrictions on large concerts and sports events on Monday after announcing last week it would loosen a series of coronavirus curbs as the country pushes ahead with its vaccination drive. The government has also said it would loosen some quarantine restrictions for fully vaccinated overseas visitors. South Korea has given a first dose to over 11.8 million people or 23% of the country's population, the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) director Jeong Eun-kyeong told a briefing. Japan started vaccinating its population in February like South Korea.
Persons: Kim Hong, Jeong Eun, kyeong, Jeong Organizations: REUTERS, Korea Association of Travel Agents, Reuters, Korea Disease Control, Prevention Agency, Thomson Locations: Seoul, South Korea, Ji South Korea, Korean, Singapore, Thailand, Korea, Japan
Apple plans to drop mask mandates for vaccinated customers at many stores from Tuesday, sources told Bloomberg. Apple staff at the stores will still have to wear masks, the sources said. Apple plans to allow vaccinated customers to go without masks at many of its US stores from Tuesday, sources familiar with the matter told Bloomberg. Staff would not ask customers to provide proof of vaccination, unnamed sources told Bloomberg. Walmart, Costco, and Trader Joe's were among the retailers that lifted mask requirements for vaccinated customers.
Persons: Joe's, Deidre O'Brien, Apple's Organizations: Bloomberg, Apple, Staff, Center for Disease Control, Prevention, Walmart, Costco Locations: California, Cupertino , California
REUTERS/Caitlin OchsThe U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Monday it will temporarily suspend importation of dogs from 113 countries classified as high risk for dog rabies effective July 14. The suspension applies to all dogs, including puppies, emotional support dogs, and dogs that traveled out of the United States and returning from high-risk countries. She cited a growing number of canine rabies cases in Haiti and Peru as a result of dog vaccination cutbacks. The CDC has previously estimated 1.06 million dogs are imported into the United States annually. The CDC estimates the import ban, which it expects to last a year, will affect about 6% of dogs imported.
Persons: Caitlin Ochs, Emily Pieracci, Pieracci, COVID, we're Organizations: REUTERS, U.S . Centers for Disease Control, Prevention, CDC, Reuters, Thomson Locations: Central, Manhattan, New York City , New York, U.S, United States, Russia, China, India, Brazil, Peru, Kenya, El Salvador, Guatemala, Belarus, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Jordan, Ecuador, Cuba, Malaysia, Indonesia, Nigeria, Haiti
It took 113 days to go from 500,000 total U.S. COVID-19 deaths to 600,000 - the second slowest 100,000-death jump since the pandemic began. The U.S. seven-day COVID-19 death average has fallen by almost 90% from its peak in January. The average seven-day COVID-19 hospitalization number has also plummeted since April due to vaccinations. The rate of hospitalization due to COVID-19 increased among adolescents aged 12 to 17 in April to 1.3 per 100,000 people from a lower rate in mid-March, the agency reported. read moreAs of Sunday, nearly 52% of the U.S. population has received their first vaccine dose, according to the CDC.
Persons: Lila Blanks, Gregory Blanks, Callaghan O'Hare, Biden Organizations: REUTERS, Reuters, U.S, U.S . Centers for Disease Control, Prevention, CDC, Thomson Locations: San Felipe , Texas, U.S, States, Brazil, India, United States
U.S. administers 310.6 mln doses of COVID-19 vaccines - CDC
  + stars: | 2021-06-14 | by ( ) sentiment -0.99   time to read: +1 min
A woman receives a COVID-19 vaccine at a clinic in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S., May 18, 2021. REUTERS/Hannah BeierThe United States has administered 310,645,827 doses of COVID-19 vaccines in the country as of Monday morning, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. The figure is up from the 309,322,545 vaccine doses the CDC said had gone into arms by June. 13 out of 374,398,105 doses delivered. The number of vaccine doses delivered remained at 374,398,105, as of Monday morning as shipments are not always sent on Sundays, according to the CDC.
Persons: Hannah Beier, Johnson Organizations: REUTERS, U.S . Centers for Disease Control, Prevention, CDC, Pfizer, Thomson Locations: Philadelphia , Pennsylvania, U.S, United States, Moderna
These evictions are happening despite a CDC eviction ban, which is set to expire on June 30. Princeton University's Eviction Lab, which examines eviction data, released a report last week that found that in every jurisdiction the lab could locate data, eviction rates were higher in neighborhoods with lower vaccination rates. "The CDC eviction moratorium is, for many tenants behind on rent, the last remaining protection from the threat of displacement." The Eviction Lab's findings only further strengthen the concerns that experts, and judges, have had with lifting CDC's eviction ban early. Nevertheless, the CDC has not commented on whether its eviction ban will be extended past June 30.
Persons: Dabney Friedrich Organizations: Centers for Disease Control, Prevention, Department of Health, Human, CDC, COVID, Treasury Department, Alabama Association of Realtors, Washington, New Locations: COVID, Dallas, Fort Worth , Houston, Indianapolis, Philadelphia, Phoenix , New York, South Bend, New York
U.S. has administered over 309 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines, CDC says
  + stars: | 2021-06-13 | by ( ) sentiment -0.99   time to read: 1 min
The United States had administered 309,322,545 doses of Covid-19 vaccines and distributed 374,398,105 doses in the country as of Sunday morning, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. Those figures were up from the 308,112,728 doses of vaccine that the CDC said had been administered as of Saturday, out of 374,397,205 doses delivered. The agency said 173,840,483 people in the United States had received at least one dose of a vaccine, while 143,921,222 people were fully vaccinated as of 6 a.m. ET on Sunday. The CDC tally includes the two-dose vaccines from Moderna Inc and Pfizer Inc/BioNTech/ as well as Johnson & Johnson's one-shot vaccine.
Persons: Johnson Organizations: U.S . Centers for Disease Control, Prevention, CDC, United States, Moderna Inc, Pfizer Inc Locations: States, United
South Korea to exempt some people vaccinated overseas from COVID-19 quarantine
  + stars: | 2021-06-13 | by ( Josh Smith | ) sentiment -0.97   time to read: +1 min
A woman wearing a mask to prevent contracting coronavirus walks past an electronic board showing flight schedules at Incheon International Airport in Incheon, South Korea, January 3, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Hong-JiSouth Korea will exempt some travellers who have received their COVID-19 vaccine shots overseas from its mandatory two-week quarantine starting July 1, health authorities said on Sunday. As of May 5, the quarantine exemption was only applicable to people fully vaccinated in South Korea. Exempt travellers will need to fill out an application, and still need to be tested before and after arriving in South Korea. South Korea reported 452 more cases as of midnight on Saturday, bringing total infections to 147,874, the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) said.
Persons: Kim Hong, Son Young, rae Organizations: International Airport, REUTERS, Central Disaster Management, Korea Disease Control, Prevention Agency, Thomson Locations: Incheon, South Korea, Ji South Korea, Korea
Testing Decline May Hamper Ability to Track Outbreaks Doctors in China report more severe cases in the latest outbreak. A health care worker holding a vial containing doses of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine in Union City, N.J., in March. advised Johnson & Johnson on Friday that it should throw out the equivalent of 60 million doses. decided that an additional 60 million Johnson & Johnson doses should not be used. If and when the factory is allowed to reopen, Emergent will only produce the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, and only under Johnson and Johnson’s direct supervision.
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Live Covid Live Updates: Moscow Orders Shut Down as Russia Battles New Wave of Cases Doctors in China report more severe cases in the country’s latest outbreak. Now, with Western countries emerging from lockdowns, Russia runs the risk of entering a vicious new wave of the virus. The regulator, in a statement issued on Friday evening, said that Emergent BioSolutions had made those doses at the same time as other batches of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine that were found to be contaminated with the harmless virus used to manufacture the AstraZeneca vaccine. U.S. regulators have put the Baltimore facility under a microscope since March, when they discovered that a major production mishap had resulted in the contamination of a batch of Johnson & Johnson vaccines. Commuters this month in New Delhi, which has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic.
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U.S. has administered 308.1 mln doses of COVID-19 vaccines, CDC says
  + stars: | 2021-06-12 | by ( ) sentiment -0.99   time to read: +1 min
Syringes with the Pfizer vaccine are prepared for a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine clinic aimed at youths ages 12 or older at La Colaborativa in Chelsea, Massachusetts, U.S., June 11, 2021. REUTERS/Brian SnyderThe United States has administered 308,112,728 doses of COVID-19 vaccines and distributed 374,397,205 doses in the country as of Saturday morning, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. Those figures were up from the 306,509,795 doses of vaccine that the CDC said had been administered as of June 11, out of 373,413,945 doses delivered. The agency said 173,391,711 people in the country had received at least one dose of a vaccine, while 143,119,077 people were fully vaccinated as of 6 a.m. EDT on Saturday. The CDC tally includes the two-dose vaccines from Moderna (MRNA.O) and Pfizer/BioNTech (PFE.N), as well as Johnson & Johnson's (JNJ.N) one-shot vaccine.
Persons: Brian Snyder, Johnson Organizations: Pfizer, Colaborativa, REUTERS, U.S . Centers for Disease Control, Prevention, CDC, Thomson Locations: Chelsea , Massachusetts, U.S, United States, Moderna
Emergency room visits for adolescent suicide attempts soared this past summer and winter, especially among girls, perhaps in connection to America's struggle with Covid-19, new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data revealed Friday. That trend seemed to continue into this recently completed academic year as visits were up by 39.1 percent this winter, compared to the previous winter, the report said. Between Feb. 21 and March 20 this year, emergency department visits for potential suicide attempts were up 50.6 percent compared to the same period in 2019, data showed. And they visited emergency rooms for suspected suicide attempts 26.2 percent more often between July 26 and Aug. 22 than they did during the same time in 2019, the CDC researchers said. A heightened appreciation about mental health in 2020 might have prompted parents to get their children mental health treatment, they said.
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A year after several cruise ships were host to major coronavirus outbreaks and with large numbers of Americans now vaccinated, cruise lines have been striving to get business going. Royal Caribbean declined to give more details on the guests who had tested positive or the circumstances of their infection, when asked by Reuters on Friday. Celebrity Cruises later said it was paying to fly both guests home privately on Saturday and planning to disembark the remaining passengers on time after being tested. The Celebrity Millennium cruise is due to end on the island of St. Maarten on Saturday. Cruise expert Stewart Chiron, who is on board the Celebrity Millennium ship, told Reuters that life onboard on Thursday night had gone on as planned, with dinners, shows, and evening entertainment.
Persons: Maarten, Ashley Kosciolek, Stewart Chiron Organizations: Reuters, Royal Caribbean Group, Carnival Corp, Royal, Cruise Line Holdings Ltd, Cruises, Cruise, The U.S . Centers for Disease Control, Prevention Locations: Royal Caribbean, St, North America, Barbados, Aruba, Curacao, The, Florida, Caribbean, Mexican Riviera, Alaska
Two passengers on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship tested positive for Covid-19, officials said Thursday. Celebrity Millennium, which is part of Celebrity Cruises owned by the Royal Caribbean Group, was the first cruise ship to sail out of North America since the coronavirus pandemic began in 2020, Celebrity Cruises said in a news release. "Today two guests sharing a stateroom onboard Celebrity Millennium tested positive for Covid-19 while conducting the required end of cruise testing," the cruise line company said. "Celebrity Millennium is sailing with fully vaccinated crew and guests and following comprehensive protocols that align with our destination partners and exceed CDC guidelines to protect the health and safety of our guests," Celebrity Cruises said. The Celebrity Millennium is a 7-day cruise from St. Maarten, the Caribbean port of Philipsburg, with additional stops in Aruba, Barbados and Curacao.
Organizations: Royal, Celebrity Cruises, Royal Caribbean Group, Cruises, The, Disease Control, Prevention Locations: Royal Caribbean, North America, St, Maarten, Caribbean, Philipsburg, Aruba, Barbados, Curacao
The government has blocked any shipments of Johnson & Johnson's vaccine, health officials told the WSJ. States already have stockpiles of the single-dose J&J shot, and vaccination rates are falling. US state and federal health officials told The Journal that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is banning states from ordering the J&J shot. The vaccine suspension comes after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Thursday extended the shelf life of the J&J vaccine from three months to four-and-a-half months when refrigerated. States currently have excess doses of the J&J vaccine, and millions of the single-dose vaccines are set to expire in June.
Persons: Johnson, Johnson COVID, Illinois haven't, Keith Reed, J didn't Organizations: Johnson, Wall Street, for Disease Control, Prevention, Food and Drug Administration, FDA Locations: Michigan , Oklahoma, Illinois
Former FDA chief Scott Gottlieb on post-vaccine heart inflammation symptoms
  + stars: | 2021-06-11 | by ( ) sentiment -0.98   time to read: 1 min
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailFormer FDA chief Scott Gottlieb on post-vaccine heart inflammation symptomsThere have been a higher-than-expected number of cases of heart inflammation in 16- to 24-year-olds after receiving their second dose of Pfizer’s or Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccines, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday, citing preliminary data from its vaccine safety monitor system. Dr. Scott Gottlieb, member of the boards of Pfizer and biotech company Illumina and former FDA commissioner, joined "Squawk Box" on Friday to discuss.
Persons: Scott Gottlieb Organizations: FDA, Centers for Disease Control, Prevention, Pfizer
The study found that among boys ages 12 to 17, emergency visits for suspected suicide attempts increased 3.7%. The increases began after emergency department visits for suspected suicide attempts previously appeared to decrease in spring 2020 compared with 2019, according to the study. The study included data on emergency department visits across 49 states and Washington, DC, from the CDC's National Syndromic Surveillance Program. "The difference in suspected suicide attempts by sex and the increase in suspected suicide attempts among young persons, especially adolescent females, is consistent with past research," the researchers wrote in their study. Also, the researchers noted that the data were just on emergency department visits and do not mean suicide deaths have increased.
Persons: Dr, Sanjay Gupta Organizations: CNN, US Centers for Disease Control, Prevention, CDC, International Association for Suicide Prevention, Befrienders, Get CNN, CNN Health, Covid Locations: United States, Washington
Further investigation is needed, however, to confirm whether the vaccination was the cause of the heart problem. The CDC had information on the recovery of patients in 220 cases; in more than 80 percent of these cases, patients got better on their own. Vaccine safety experts are always on the lookout for a range of possible side effects following any new vaccine. Despite the increased number of reported myocarditis cases among young people, Shimabukuro said, no major red flags have been identified. The CDC will hold a meeting of its Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices on June 18 to further look at the evidence and assess the risk of myocarditis following vaccination.
Persons: Tom Shimabukuro, Shimabukuro, Cody Meissner Organizations: Centers for Disease Control, Prevention, Drug Administration, CDC, Tufts Children's Hospital, NBC, Twitter, Facebook Locations: Boston
But when Sawyer tried to call her last month with the good news that she would be allowed into the United States, she couldn’t reach her – Jasibi had been kidnapped again. Biden has filled many key immigration advisory positions with high-profile migrant advocates, including some opponents of the Title 42 border restrictions. Since Biden took office, U.S. border authorities have recorded more than 300,000 expulsions under Title 42. U.S. officials have said the Title 42 border restrictions are partly needed to protect government workers. In recent weeks the United States began admitting asylum seekers whom migrant advocates had identified as being especially vulnerable in Mexico.
Persons: Jasibi, Callaghan O'Hare, Joe Biden, Ariana Sawyer, Sawyer, Biden, Andrea Flores, Flores, Donald Trump, ” Flores, , Joseph Amon, Del Organizations: WASHINGTON, REUTERS, Trump, Reuters, Human Rights Watch, Publicly, Biden, American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU, National Security Council, U.S, Department of Health, Human Services, Central Americans, U.S . Centers for Disease Control, Prevention, Drexel University, CDC, DHS, United, Human Rights Locations: Honduras, Texas, U.S, United States, Mexico, Jasibi, Honduran, Del Rio , Texas, Ciudad Acuna, Del Rio
LA County DA George Gascón charged an LA County health contractor with stealing 500 blank vaccine cards. A contractor working at a Los Angeles County vaccination center was charged on Wednesday with stealing more than 500 blank vaccine cards. The procuring and selling of fake and blank vaccine cards is on the rise, and an Insider investigation showed that 150 fake vaccine cards could be purchased on the internet for $50. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention provides Americans vaccine cards for free after they receive a COVID-19 vaccine dose. "Selling fraudulent and stolen vaccine cards is illegal, immoral and puts the public at risk of exposure to a deadly virus," Gascón said.
Persons: DA George Gascón, George Gascón, Muhammad Rauf Ahmed, Gascón, LaVerne, Ahmed, KNBC Organizations: LA, DA, Prosecutors, Las Vegas, Disease Control, Prevention Locations: LA, Pomona, Los Angeles, Angeles County, Las
S.Korea considers vaccinating workers at major companies
  + stars: | 2021-06-10 | by ( Heekyong Yang | ) sentiment -0.99   time to read: +2 min
A health worker gets a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine at a COVID-19 vaccination center in Seoul, South Korea, March 10, 2021. Samsung Electronics, SK Hynix and LG Electronics said they had received the letter. Samsung and SK Hynix are the world's top two memory chip makers. Prime Minister Kim Boo-kyum said South Korea wanted to re-open travel with countries including Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Guam, allowing people to visit without needing to quarantine. South Korea has inoculated about 10 million people, or 19.6% of its 52 million people, and plans to vaccinate 70% by the third quarter.
Persons: Kim Hong, Kim Boo, kyum Organizations: Pfizer, REUTERS, Samsung Electronics Co, SK Hynix Inc, LG Electronics Inc, Business, Korea Disease Control, Prevention Agency, Samsung Electronics, SK Hynix, LG Electronics, Samsung, South, Thomson Locations: Seoul, South Korea, Ji South Korea, KS, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Guam
Moderna said it has asked the Food and Drug Administration to expand the emergency use of its Covid-19 vaccine in adolescents ages 12 to 17. Moderna said on May 25 its Covid vaccine was 100% effective in a study of 12-to-17-year-olds, making it the second shot to demonstrate high efficacy in younger age groups. Pfizer and BioNTech requested expanded use of their shot in adolescents on April 9, for example, and were authorized by the FDA on May 10. More experts say herd immunity is looking increasingly unlikely as coronavirus variants spread. Vaccinating kids may also hasten the return of in-person learning and after-school extracurricular activities such as sports, art and music, health experts say.
Persons: Sherri Trimble, BioNTech, Moderna, Covid Organizations: Health First Medical, Food and Drug Administration, FDA, Pfizer, Disease Control, Prevention Locations: Melbourne , Florida, Moderna, U.S
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