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Unvaccinated People 20 Times More Likely to Die From COVID: Study

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. During the month of September, Texans who weren’t vaccinated against COVID-19 were 20 times more likely to die from COVID-19 and related complications than those who were fully vaccinated, according to a new study from the Texas Department of State Health […]

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11 States File Suit Against Biden’s Business Vaccine Mandate

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Attorneys general in 11 states filed suit Friday against President Joe Biden’s administration, challenging a new vaccine requirement for workers at companies with more than 100 employees. The lawsuit filed in the St. Louis-based 8th U.S. […]

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COVID-19 and Pregnancy: Women Regret Not Getting the Vaccine

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. PHENIX CITY, Ala. (AP) — Sometimes when she’s feeding her infant daughter, Amanda Harrison is overcome with emotion and has to wipe away tears of gratitude. She is lucky to be here, holding her baby. Harrison was 29 weeks pregnant and […]

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Cities, Police Unions Clash as Vaccine Mandates Take Effect

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Police departments around the U.S. that are requiring officers to get vaccinated against COVID-19 are running up against pockets of resistance that some fear could leave law enforcement shorthanded and undermine public safety. Police unions and officers are pushing back by […]

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AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine Shows 74% Efficacy in Large US Trial

CHICAGO (Reuters) – AstraZeneca Plc’s COVID-19 vaccine demonstrated 74% efficacy at preventing symptomatic disease, a figure that increased to 83.5% in people aged 65 and older, according to long-awaited results of the company’s U.S. clinical trial published on Wednesday. Overall efficacy of 74% was lower than the interim 79% figure reported by the British drugmaker […]

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Pilots’ Unions Warn Vaccine Mandates Could Disrupt Holiday Travel

Unions representing pilots at American Airlines and Southwest Airlines are asking for exemptions to President Joe Biden’s pending vaccine mandate, saying that holiday travel could be disrupted otherwise, according to Politico. The Allied Pilots Association, which represents 14,000 pilots at American Airlines, wrote a letter to federal officials suggesting that mandatory vaccinations could cause widespread […]

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Biden Vaccine Mandate Rule Could Be Ready Within Weeks

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Sept. 10, 2021 — The White House filled in more details Friday of its newly announced plans to blunt the impact of COVID-19 in the U.S. The emergency rule ordering large employers to require COVID-19 vaccines or weekly tests for their […]