Fully Vaccinated People Need Not Worry Too Much About People With Covid-19, CDC Says
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has new guidances that will relieve some people. Those who have their full vaccinations, do not have to be too cautious around those who become sick by the novel disease, the New York Daily News reported.Source: Black Enterprise
COVID testing’s value shrinks as vaccines beat back virus
WASHINGTON -- Federal health officials’ new, more relaxed recommendations on masks have all but eclipsed another major change in guidance from the government: Fully vaccinated Americans can largely skip getting tested for the coronavirus.Source: ABC News
Maryland reports 244 new COVID cases, 17 deaths as positivity rate and hospitalizations continue to decline
Maryland’s coronavirus testing positivity rate continued its decline Sunday as state health officials reported fewer than 250 new COVID-19 cases for the third time in the past seven days.Source: The Baltimore Sun
Here's why COVID vaccine passports are not likely in CT
With about half of the state’s population fully vaccinated and nearly all of the pandemic restrictions lifted, Connecticut health experts say a vaccine passport system would be a valuable tool, but they acknowledge implementing the program would be a challenge.Source: CT Post
Can vaccines change your DNA?
NEW DELHI: Most fears are at least in part because of false claims from anti-vaccination groups and social media posts that messenger RNA vaccines can alter DNA, causing long-term health problems. But no, experts say it is not possible for any of the vaccines to alter your DNA.Source: The Times of India
States Are One-Upping Each Other with Vaccine Rewards — But Will It Work?
On Wednesday, May 12th, in what sounded more like a pitch from a used car salesman than the introduction of a major public health initiative, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced the launch of a $1 million lottery for vaccinated residents of the state. “Now, I know that some of you are shaking your head and saying, ‘That Mike DeWine, he’s crazy! This million-dollar drawing idea of yours is a waste of money,’” the governor said in a televised address. “But truly, the real waste at this point in the pandemic — when the vaccine is readily available to anyone who wants it — is a life lost to Covid-19.”Source: Rolling Stone
22 Immunization Experts from Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Somalia and Uganda Graduate from the EPI LAMP Program
On May 17, 2021, 22 delegates from Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Somalia and Uganda graduated from the Expanded Program on Immunisation Leadership and Management Programme (EPI LAMP), a 9-month certificate programme offered by Yale’s Global Health Leadership Initiative (GHLI) in partnership with the University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) and PATH.
Are they experimental? Can they alter DNA? Experts tackle lingering coronavirus vaccine fears.
When the coronavirus vaccines first started rolling out in December, LisaRose Blanchette had doubts. To her, it felt like the shots, particularly the messenger RNA vaccines, had been “rushed through production,” and she didn’t trust that they would be safe or effective.Source: The Washington Post
CDC: Fully vaccinated people can go without masks in most indoor settings
Dr. Howard Forman, Yale School of Public Health Professor joins the Yahoo Finance Live panel to discuss the latest from the CDC that says people that are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can shed masks in most indoor settings.Source: Yahoo! News
What parents need to know about mask guidance and unvaccinated children
When the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released guidelines saying it is safe for fully vaccinated Americans to go without a mask in most situations, many sighed in relief and happily cast their masks aside.Source: Today
CDC says fully vaccinated Americans no longer need masks indoors or outdoors in many cases
Americans who are fully vaccinated can go without masks or physical distancing in many cases, even when they are indoors or in large groups, federal officials said Thursday, paving the way for a full reopening of society.Source: The Washington Post
Experts: Kids are 'reservoirs' for COVID. Here's why they say youth should be vaccinated.
Children ages 12 to 15 will start getting vaccinated this week, and though experts say preventing transmission of the coronavirus is one of the main reasons to inoculate children, serious COVID-19 infections have occurred among this age group.Source: CT Post
Covid-19: Studies Indicate Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine Protects Against the Most Severe Outcomes of Some Virus Variants
The Biden administration on Wednesday came out in support of waiving intellectual property protections for Covid-19 vaccines, a breakthrough for international efforts to suspend patent rules as the pandemic rages in India and South America.Source: The New York Times
How COVID vaccination efforts have limited CT 'breakthrough' cases
As Connecticut nears 70 percent of its adult population who have received at least one COVID-19 dose — a goal set for the nation to reach by July — the state for the first time on Friday released a detailed view of “breakthrough” infections.Source: CT Post
Can Biden’s Vaccine Patent Waiver End the Pandemic?
U.S. President Joe Biden is winning widespread praise from health experts for endorsing a six-month-old proposal to waive the pharmaceutical industry’s intellectual property (IP) rights on COVID-19 vaccines. But several questions remain, including how quickly Wednesday’s decision will translate to more vaccines in the developing world and whether other rich countries will join the United States in supporting Biden’s plan.Source: Foreign Policy
Dollar stores: gateways to equitable Covid-19 vaccine distribution
With the number of Americans receiving Covid-19 vaccines each week starting to decline, it’s time to pull out the stops to reach those who are willing to be vaccinated but haven’t yet been able to do so. Enlisting dollar stores as vaccination sites is one way to make vaccines more widely and equitably available.Source: STAT
Inside the hard core: Childhood vaccine protesters raise COVID worries
The focus at the state Capitol Tuesday was on traditional vaccines for school-aged children. But the thousands of adults who showed up to protest mandatory inoculations for these children comprise a key bloc in COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy.Source: CT Post