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Missouri health care CEO trying to reach the unvaccinated says people are dying unnecessarily
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Missouri health care CEO trying to reach the unvaccinated says people are dying unnecessarily

Steve Edwards, the president and CEO of a health care system in Missouri, is troubled that health experts cannot seem to inspire more people to get vaccinated in his area, which is being hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic. Edwards, of Springfield-based Cox Health, told CNN on Friday that his system has had 534 Covid-19…MORE

Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine’s benefits still outweigh risks, CDC data show
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Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine’s benefits still outweigh risks, CDC data show

The benefits of the Johnson & Johnson Janssen coronavirus vaccine still outweigh potential risks, according to data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “Many hospitalizations, ICU admissions and deaths can be prevented through Janssen and mRNA Covid-19 vaccines, far outweighing the risks,” CDC researcher Dr. Hannah Rosenblum told the agency’s Advisory Committee…MORE

Hospitalized Covid-19 patients are asking for the vaccine — when it’s too late, two health care workers say
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Hospitalized Covid-19 patients are asking for the vaccine — when it’s too late, two health care workers say

As the Delta variant helps fuel a surge in Covid-19 hospitalizations in the US, unvaccinated patients are regretting their inoculation status, two health care workers say. “When they come into the (hospital) system, they say, ‘Can I get vaccinated?’ And at that point, you can’t,” Alix Zacharski, an intensive care clinical nurse manager at Miami’s…MORE

The pandemic has pushed children’s mental health and access to care to a ‘crisis point’
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The pandemic has pushed children’s mental health and access to care to a ‘crisis point’

Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, Bailey Lynn and her friends often talked about the toll the virus has taken. Still, the high school senior was surprised recently by the results of a survey she created to assess her classmates’ mental health during the pandemic: Only a quarter who said they thought they needed a therapist had…MORE

Biden says full FDA approval of a Covid-19 vaccine could come as early as the end of August
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Biden says full FDA approval of a Covid-19 vaccine could come as early as the end of August

To date, more than 339 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine have been administered to give people protection from the coronavirus; several studies show that the three vaccines authorized for emergency use in the United States work and are safe; and the government continues to give them out in schools and at ball fields, and yet,…MORE

How worried should vaccinated people be about Covid-19 breakthrough infections?
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How worried should vaccinated people be about Covid-19 breakthrough infections?

Coronavirus infections are on the rise again in the United States. While more than 99% of deaths are among those unvaccinated, anecdotal reports abound of breakthrough infections, or cases of fully vaccinated people who still test positive for Covid-19 — including several New York Yankee baseball players. How worried should vaccinated people be of contracting…MORE

Millions of peaches! How to make the most of summer’s best fruit
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Millions of peaches! How to make the most of summer’s best fruit

There’s nothing like sinking your teeth into a perfectly ripe, juicy peach on a hot summer day. It’s one of summer’s simplest pleasures, and it’s hard to beat for pure enjoyment. But it’s not the only way to eat a peach. In addition to enjoying them raw and cooked in desserts, fresh peaches can be…MORE

Three states are seeing about 40% of the country’s new Covid-19 cases
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Three states are seeing about 40% of the country’s new Covid-19 cases

While Covid-19 cases in the United States have been rising in almost every state over the past week, a handful have been driving the bulk of the nationwide surge. White House coronavirus response coordinator Jeff Zients told reporters Thursday the country has “fundamentally changed the course of this pandemic” and the threat of serious disease…MORE

CDC advisers will meet Thursday to discuss need for coronavirus boosters and J&J vaccine safety

CDC advisers will meet Thursday to discuss need for coronavirus boosters and J&J vaccine safety

Vaccine advisers to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will meet Thursday to make recommendations on how to address new safety issues concerning the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine and to review preliminary data on whether Covid-19 vaccine boosters will be needed in the future — especially for people with compromised immune systems.…MORE

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