Nearly half of all coronavirus cases nationwide are in five states, a situation that pressure the federal government to consider changing the way the vaccine is distributed by sending higher volumes to hot spots.
New York, Michigan, Florida, Pennsylvania and New Jersey together reported 44 percent of the nation’s new COVID-19 infections, or nearly 197,500 new cases, in the last seven days available, according to the health agency. Of states compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
Intense concentrations of new cases in the state, which make up 22% of the US population, have prompted experts and elected officials to urge President Joe Biden’s administration to deliver additional vaccines to these locations. that So far, the White House has shown no signs of a shift from population-based, state-by-state vaccine policies.
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► The government is expanding access to the COVID-19 vaccine to all federally accredited community health centers. The White House decision, announced on Wednesday, extended opportunities for disadvantaged people to seek vaccines in their communities. There are more than 1,400 health centers nationwide.
► The coronavirus strains first discovered in the UK, formally known as B.1.1.7, are “the most common lineage in the United States,” said CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Valensky. On wednesday
► The EU drug regulator said it found “A possible link” between the vaccine against AstraZeneca coronavirus and the rare coagulation disorder. But said the benefits of the injections still outweigh the risks. In a statement released Wednesday, the European Medicines Agency has no new restrictions on the use of vaccines in people 18 years and older.
► A third of COVID cases, in a study of more than 230,000 Americans, the vast majority of Americans are diagnosed with cerebrovascular disease or psychiatry within six months, scientists report in the Lancet. Research has shown that more than 4 in 10 people have symptoms of an abnormality.
► Not a single cruise ship has departed with passengers from U.S. ports in the past year. But that’s changing.Norwegian Cruise Line announced plans to resume operations on Tuesday in late July, sailing in Europe and the Caribbean. Passengers and crew must be “100% vaccinated” two weeks before boarding.
📈 Today’s numbers: The United States has more than 30.8 million confirmed cases of coronavirus and 556,000 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University. Worldwide gross: more than 132.6 million and 2.87 million deaths, the CDC states that at least 219 million doses of the vaccine were distributed in the United States and 168 million.
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Allergies and Symptoms of COVID-19: How Are They Separated?
As COVID-19 infections increase again in some parts of the country, it is easy to skip to the conclusion that a sore throat or a runny nose can be a sign of the disease. This kind of reaction can be more common during this time of the year as seasonal allergies begin due to the high pollen counts.
The CDC says that nearly 8% of the US population is associated with this type of allergy, which typically leads to symptoms occurring in the nose, eyes and throat, much like COVID-19.
Here’s how you can keep them apart and deal with allergies during an epidemic.
Some colleges will prescribe vaccinations this fall.
Attending college in 2025 this fall may have new prerequisites: getting vaccinated against COVID-19, Rutgers University in New Jersey and Cornell University in upstate New York are. One of the first universities to declare their students must be vaccinated if they wish to self-study during Brown’s fall semester in Northeastern Rhode Island in Boston, Nova Southeastern University in Florida, and Fort Lewis College in Colorado all announced similar policies. There are many other schools that will participate in this program.
“It not only makes us safer. Ultimately, it makes our entire community safer, ”said Antonio Calcado, Rutgers Chief Operating Officer.“ That’s why we think prescriptions are the way to go with encouragement.
– Chris Quintana
Was it an itchy rash after your vaccination? You’ll be fine, experts say.
Exposure to COVID-19 can cause any form of skin reactions. A new study finds that some of them may be brief side effects of getting the vaccine. Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna, the itchy and bothersome reactions were found in a database of 414 patients of vaccine-linked skin problems and reported to healthcare professionals. Cases were collected between December and February before Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine was authorized, so it was not included, the study’s senior author, Esther Freeman, found that it did not cause a life-threatening reaction. Read more here..
“People can get rashes all over their body, and that can be a little surprising and scary. But these patients did very well, recovered and were able to return for a second dose, ”said Freeman, Massachusetts director of global dermatology. General hospital
– Elizabeth Way
Asian Americans who are most affected by the epidemic halt
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are battling the country’s highest long-term unemployment rate in more than a year after the outbreak closed hotels, restaurants, shopping malls, beauty salons and other sectors of the economy. Unemployment driven by the economic shutdown will return to pre-epidemic levels. But many Asian Americans aren’t sure when they’ll be able to return to work.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, approximately 48% of Asian communities 615,000 are unemployed, six months of unemployment, plus the first quarter of this year. The figure exceeds the number of long-term unemployed workers among unemployed workers in the black (43%), the white (39%) and Hispanic population (39%).
– Marc Ramirez
Technology staff ‘Apollo 13-ing’ vaccination scheduling program
Local health workers face the daunting duty of vaccinating their corners in America, having to integrate information technology systems in the face of unstable vaccine supplies and strained staff and resources. Although the federal government spends millions on immunization schedules and supply management programs. But there is little benefit for local officials trying to find the system on their own.
Becky Colwell-Ongenae Will County Geographic Information Systems Manager in Illinois said she felt like an expert in technology “Apollo 13-ing the release of this vaccine”, referring to 1970s space flight, where temporary engineering helped prevent catastrophes on oxygen tanks. Failed. “I had a plastic bag and tweezers and I had to take shelter home,” she said. Read more here..
– Aleszu Bajak and Elizabeth Weise
The US is behind other countries tracking important variables.
The United States is lagging behind other countries in using the tools needed to maintain a variety of variables – gene sequencing – increasing the risk that the new variant will spread without being detected here. Grading involves taking a sample from a positive test to another lab to find the virus’s genetic code, laying out a precise map for scientists how to overcome it.
So far this year, the United States is ranked 33rd in the world for grading rates, with a drop between Burkina Faso and Zimbabwe, according to COVID CoV Genomic, led by researchers from Harvard and MIT.The top three countries are Iceland, Australia and New Zealand – ranked at rates 55 to 95 times higher.
– David Heath
Approximately 80% of childcare teachers are vaccinated.
About 80% of teachers, school staff and carers have received at least the first COVID-19 vaccine, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The percentage comes from a CDC survey by 13,000 education workers and 40,000 childcare workers nationwide, the CDC said it has tracked more than 7 million doses given to the group, which was prioritized in early March with a high priority. Hoping to open the school again in the United States
“Our push to ensure teachers, school staff and child care workers are vaccinated in March have paid and paved the way for safer self-learning,” said Rochelle Walensky, CDC Director. “The CDC will build on the success of this program and work with our partners to further expand the vaccination efforts as we work to ensure the COVID-19 vaccine.”
Brazil, Argentina break death record, infection
Both Brazil and Argentina broke their own dire records with COVID-19 infection and deaths as the world continues to compete for vaccination as the virus widens, Brazil – where strain P. .1 more widespread – The highest deaths were recorded on Tuesday, with 4,195 deaths in the 24-hour period, with more than 330,000 deaths in the country due to COVID-19.
Argentina also broke the infection record, recording 20,870 new COVID-19 cases in a single day. The number of confirmed cases in the country has grown to more than 2.4 million.
Contributing: The Associated Press
This article originally appeared in the US Today: COVID cases updated: Half of the new cases are in only 5 states.