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Some people in Missouri are getting vaccinated against Covid-19 in secret for fear of backlash from loved ones who oppose the vaccines, doctor says

Some people in Missouri are getting vaccinated against Covid-19 in secret for fear of backlash from loved ones who oppose the vaccines, doctor says

The Covid-19 vaccine has become so polarizing that some people in Missouri are getting inoculated in secret for fear of backlash from their friends and family who oppose vaccination, a doctor told CNN Wednesday. “They’ve had some experience that’s sort of changed their mind from the viewpoint of those in their family, those in their…MORE

The US is returning to early pandemic surges and restrictions. It’s time to compel people to do the right thing, expert says

The US is returning to early pandemic surges and restrictions. It’s time to compel people to do the right thing, expert says

It has been months since Covid-19 vaccines were made available to most of the US population and things are looking much more like they did early in the pandemic: cases are surging, events are being postponed and restrictions are back. The culprit is the insufficient rate of vaccinations, and a solution may be to mandate…MORE

Eating foods high in flavonoids could slow down cognitive decline, a study says
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Eating foods high in flavonoids could slow down cognitive decline, a study says

Eating a plate full of colorful foods like strawberries and peppers, which include flavonoids, could slow your cognitive decline, a new study found. People who ate about 600 milligrams (0.02 ounces) of flavonoids per day had a 20% lower risk of cognitive decline than those who ate only 150 milligrams (0.005 ounces) per day, according…MORE

What the CDC’s ‘substantial’ and ‘high’ levels of Covid-19 transmission actually mean
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What the CDC’s ‘substantial’ and ‘high’ levels of Covid-19 transmission actually mean

Health guidance issued Tuesday recommends that fully vaccinated people wear masks indoors if they’re in areas with “substantial” or “high” transmission of Covid-19. But what do “substantial” and “high” actually mean? The two terms are part of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s four-tiered system that measures the level of community transmission in…MORE

Pfizer data suggest third dose of Covid-19 vaccine ‘strongly’ boosts protection against Delta variant
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Pfizer data suggest third dose of Covid-19 vaccine ‘strongly’ boosts protection against Delta variant

A third dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine can “strongly” boost protection against the Delta variant — beyond the protection afforded by the standard two doses, suggests new data released by Pfizer on Wednesday. The data posted online, which are expected to be discussed in a company earnings call on Wednesday morning, suggest that antibody…MORE

CDC’s new masking guidance prompted by science that emerged in just the last several days, Walensky says
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CDC’s new masking guidance prompted by science that emerged in just the last several days, Walensky says

The CDC’s decision to change its mask guidance this week was prompted by scientists’ determination — only days old — that vaccinated people with breakthrough Delta coronavirus variant infections can pass the virus to others, the center’s director said Wednesday. Dr. Rochelle Walensky said such breakthrough infections are rare, and stressed that Covid-19 vaccines generally…MORE

Dr. Sanjay Gupta: Emerging from the pandemic of loneliness
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Dr. Sanjay Gupta: Emerging from the pandemic of loneliness

It’s an understatement to say that living through a global pandemic for the last 18 months or so has been hard on everyone. But few groups in the United States have had it as bad as older folks. Very early on, it became apparent that the older you were, the worse you would likely fare…MORE

CDC recommends encouraging everyone to wear a mask in school, regardless of vaccination status
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CDC recommends encouraging everyone to wear a mask in school, regardless of vaccination status

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended on Tuesday that localities encourage all teachers, staff, students, and visitors in schools to wear masks indoors, regardless of vaccination status. “In areas with substantial and high transmission, CDC recommends fully vaccinated people wear masks in public indoor settings to help prevent the spread of the…MORE

CDC updates guidance, recommends vaccinated people wear masks indoors in certain areas
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CDC updates guidance, recommends vaccinated people wear masks indoors in certain areas

To prevent further spread of the Delta variant, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its mask guidance on Tuesday to recommend that fully vaccinated people wear masks indoors when in areas with “substantial” and “high” transmission of Covid-19, which includes nearly two-thirds of all US counties. “In recent days I have seen…MORE

5 ways to get your kids to wear masks
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5 ways to get your kids to wear masks

Add it to your fall 2021 back to school shopping list: Buy more masks. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expected to recommend that everyone in K-12 schools wear a mask, regardless of their vaccination status, as it updates its masking guidelines in response to the more transmissible Delta variant, according to…MORE

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