Alex Azar, Secretary of Health and Human Services under Donald Trump, has penned an op-ed for the
extolling the effectiveness of COVID vaccines. New York Times
Referring to himself as “the architect of Operation Warp Speed,” Azar urges Americans to take their shot while wishing Trump had gotten vaccinated on TV.
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Just two weeks ago, Jessica DuPreez was on vacation in San Diego with her fiancé Michael Freedy, and their five kids, ages 17, 10, 7, 6, and 17 months. But a visit to the beach led to a sunburn which led to a hospital visit and a positive COVID test.
Continue reading “Father Of 5 Dies Of COVID: ‘I Should Have Gotten The Damn Vaccine’”
new survey conducted by The COVID States Project shows almost two-thirds of Americans say they’d support federal, state or local governments requiring everyone to get a coronavirus vaccine. Continue reading “Poll: 64% Of Americans Would Support Govt Vaccine Mandate”
A husband and wife in Jupiter, Florida, are both currently hospitalized after contracting COVID-19. Cindy has been receiving treatments for 14 days. Her husband, Juan, is on a ventilator, receiving dialysis, and in critical condition. Neither were vaccinated against the virus.
Continue reading “FL Couple Regrets Skipping Vaccines After Being Hospitalized For COVID-19”
Medical experts looking into the Provincetown outbreak of COVID-19 have found the now-dominant delta variant may be able to spread among fully vaccinated people. The good news among the Ptown crowd is there were very few hospitalizations and zero deaths thanks to the majority of those infected having been vaccinated.
Continue reading “Delta Variant: ‘The Rules Have Changed, We Have A Different Epidemic Now’”
A Mississippi man who chose not to get vaccinated against the coronavirus had to have his leg amputated after he developed complications due to COVID-19.
Continue reading “MS Man Skipped Vaccination, Got COVID, Lost His Leg Due To Complications”
CBS News correspondent David Begnaud reports from a Mississippi hospital where the number of COVID-19 patients has soared from 2 the first week of May to 59 today. In interviews, several of the patients share their regret over skipping the vaccines.
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Nearly 60 major medical groups including the American Medical Association are calling for all health care personnel to be vaccinated against the coronavirus as new cases continue to increase thanks to the Delta variant.
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Johns Hopkins University’s
COVID-19 data tracking shows the United States had a massive spike of 79,310 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday.
On July 4, the number of new cases being reported had dropped to 3,491.
: The Daily Beast
The number is the highest in the world, exceeding recorded totals from Indonesia (54,000), the United Kingdom (51,949), and Brazil (45,591), and doubling that of India (38,079).
The spiking case number matches the level hit in October 2020, a record at the time, though it would not remain so for long.
Despite the effectiveness of multiple vaccines against the virus, vaccine hesitancy is fueling “a pandemic of the unvaccinated,” according to CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky.
The vast majority of all patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19 are unvaccinated, according to the CDC.
Y’all…please get vaccinated. I’m just saying.
: USA Today
Cases of COVID-19 have doubled in the U.S. in the past two weeks, and Arkansas is becoming a case study in how low vaccination rates can fuel the spread of the virus.
Arkansas continues to be the nation’s top state for new cases per capita, and only 35% of the state’s population is fully vaccinated, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The virus appears to be largely sparing vaccinated people from the most severe illness.
“Of all of our critically ill COVID positive patients at Baptist Health facilities, none have been fully vaccinated,” said Stephanie Whitaker, chief nursing executive for Baptist Health, a major healthcare provider in the state.
The state’s Department of Health said there are 240 COVID-19 patients in the state’s ICUs and 118 on ventilators. Only 4% of the state’s intensive care unit beds are available.
Cases of COVID-19 rose in all 50 states this week.