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New CDC Research Bolsters Support for COVID Vaccines
Far More Likely
to Die of COVID

NEW studies

Unvaccinated Far More Likely to Die of COVID

Moderna 'moderately' more effective at preventing hospitalization, but all 3 get thumbs-up overall

(Newser) - President Biden is getting pushback , mostly from GOP circles, on the sweeping vaccine mandates his administration put into place this week, but new CDC research may help nudge the vaccine-hesitant into getting their shots without any further directive. Per the Washington Post , the three new studies published Friday "highlight...

Study: Vaccines Are 'Doing What They Are Designed to Do'

People with breakthrough infections less likely to be hospitalized or suffer long-haul COVID

(Newser) - The more infectious delta variant has complicated the battle against COVID-19, but vaccines are still doing their job, researchers say. A large study from the UK released Wednesday found that "breakthrough" infections among vaccinated people remain rare, and vaccinated people who do become infected are twice as likely to...

As Delta Surges, So Do Sales of Toilet Paper
The Toilet Paper
Situation Is Back

The Toilet Paper Situation Is Back

Procter & Gamble is shifting factories to a 24/7 schedule

(Newser) - We've apparently reached that point in the pandemic where toilet paper is a hot commodity again. Procter & Gamble, the largest US manufacturer of toilet paper and paper towels, announced it is boosting production—operating factories 24 hours per day, seven days a week—in response to increased demand....

26 Infected With COVID by Unvaccinated Teacher

The elementary school teacher went to work for two days while showing symptoms, CDC says

(Newser) - An unvaccinated elementary school teacher is being blamed for infecting dozens of people with COVID-19 after she went to work for two days while showing symptoms. Per the Guardian , the CDC says the California woman infected a total of 26 people with the virus. In May, the Marin County woman...

Positive COVID Test Lacks One Key Element

As of now, people can't be told which variant they have

(Newser) - When someone learns they've tested positive for COVID, they might also discover that the news is surprisingly incomplete. As Insider reports, patients almost certainly will not learn which variant of the virus caught up with them. It's not because the lab can't figure it out—it's...

Technically, Delta Isn't as Contagious as Chickenpox

But as far as respiratory diseases go, it's on top

(Newser) - The delta variant is "probably the most contagious respiratory virus that we know" of, or so a Belgian biostatistician and professor of evolutionary biologist tells NPR . It was a statement made as part of a larger question: Is that "most contagious respiratory virus" really as contagious as chickenpox?...

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