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Amid COVID surge, school mask mandates supported by most parents: poll

McEnany: Biden admin does not have power for ‘Orwellian’ mask mandates ‘Outnumbered’ on the Biden administration checking if they can overrule governors on mask mandate bans. As schools return from summer break amid growing concerns of the highly contagious delta variant, most parents support school mask mandates. The KFF COVID-19 Vaccine Monitor said 63% of parents of […]

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Italy makes COVID health pass obligatory for teachers

Italy’s cabinet Thursday made the coronavirus health pass obligatory for teachers as well as passengers on public transport, including domestic flights, ferries and long-distance trains. The Green Pass, which is an extension of the EU’s digital COVID certificate, will already be required from Friday to enter cinemas, museums and indoor sports venues, or eat indoors […]

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Study: Chinese COVID shot may offer elderly poor protection

A new study suggests that a Sinopharm vaccine offers poor protection from COVID-19 among the elderly, raising questions for dozens of countries that have given the Chinese company’s shots to their most vulnerable populations. A survey of blood samples taken from 450 people in Hungary at least two weeks after their second Sinopharm dose found […]

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WHO sees ‘likely’ COVID vaccine link to rare heart inflammation

The World Health Organization said Friday that there was a “likely causal association” between coronavirus vaccines using mRNA technology and “very rare” heart inflammations, but the benefits still outweigh the risks. The UN health body’s Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety (GACVS) said that cases of myocarditis—inflammation of the heart muscle—and pericarditis—inflammation of the lining […]

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How afraid of COVID variants should we be?

More than 4 million. That’s how many people have been killed by COVID-19 globally as of Thursday. At least, that’s the officially reported number. As SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, continues to spread, it is mutating. It is those new strains of the virus that are largely driving the latest surges in unvaccinated populations […]

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Autopsy study shows how COVID harms the brain

The brains of people who died from COVID-19 were remarkably similar to the brains of people who die from neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, showing inflammation and disrupted circuitry, researchers report. “The brains of patients who died from severe COVID-19 showed profound molecular markers of inflammation, even though those patients didn’t have any […]