Coronavirus Live Blog 9.19.2021

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Vaccine Related Information:

live updates from the meeting: “Tracking the FDA advisory panel meeting on Covid-19 booster shots”

What Happened to Variant-Specific COVID Vaccines? — Are vaccines tailored to Beta or Delta still even necessary?

CDC study finds Moderna vaccine most effective against hospitalization

FDA panel votes against COVID-19 booster recommendation

FDA advisory panel recommends booster doses of Covid-19 vaccine only for older and high-risk Americans

Sept 15: “FDA scientists strike skeptical tone on need for Covid-19 vaccine booster at this time, likely fueling debate”

July 12: “When and how will we know if we need Covid-19 booster shots?”

Israel is the other side of the booster argument, they are doing shot-3 and talking about shot-4: “A massive study from Israel suggests older adults were far less likely to develop severe COVID-19 after a booster shot, but the finding carries major limitations”

France suspends 3,000 unvaccinated health workers without pay Staff at hospitals and care homes had refused Covid jab despite warning by Macron of September deadline

Fauci says he supports vaccine mandates for air travel. Will it actually fly?

Cuba will begin giving shots to children as young as 2.

UK: Covid booster jab to be offered to those at most risk and over-50s in UK JCVI recommends Pfizer/BioNTech shot be used regardless of vaccine received first time around

Alberta to launch proof-of-vaccination program, declares health emergency amid surge in COVID-19 cases

and then abruptly changes course….
from July 12: “Jason Kenney says Alberta will not bring in COVID-19 vaccine passports”

Moderna president: ‘We don’t really know’ if additional COVID-19 shots will be necessary

3,000 Health Care Workers In France Have Been Suspended For Not Getting A COVID Shot

Can You Get the Flu Shot and COVID Vaccine or Booster at the Same Time? – It might be efficient, but here’s what experts say about safety and side effects.

UK sets out pandemic plan for fall and winter; booster shots for over 50s to begin next week

Pfizer CEO says Covid vaccine data for kids under age 5 may come in late October

U.S. judge blocks N.Y. vaccine mandate for healthcare workers

“18 Vaccine Experts, Including Top FDA Scientists, Publish Review in The Lancet Saying Current Evidence Doesn’t Support Need for COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters for the Fully Vaccinated”

“Moderna releases new data on Covid breakthrough cases it says supports need for booster shots”


Scientific Research & Variants:

Droplets with coronaviruses last longer than previously thought

Vaccine mandate backlash sparks concerns of other health crises

Rethinking Herd Immunity: Managing the Covid-19 Pandemic in a Dynamic Biological and Behavioral Environment – How better access, algorithms, and use of real-time local immunity data could lead to more effective local population protection, using data from Dallas County, Texas.

Protection of BNT162b2 Vaccine Booster against Covid-19 in Israel

Did the coronavirus jump from animals to people twice? – A preliminary analysis of viral genomes suggests the COVID-19 pandemic might have multiple animal origins — but the findings still have to be peer reviewed.

COVID-19 Virus is Evolving to Get Better at Becoming Airborne, new study shows – Findings suggest need for better ventilation and tight-fitting masks, in addition to widespread vaccination, to help stop spread of the virus

Infectious SARS-CoV-2 in Exhaled Aerosols and Efficacy of Masks During Early Mild Infection

More States Seeing Uptick of Pregnant COVID Patients in ICUs — Nearly all are unvaccinated, sources say

How Common Is Long COVID? — Review says the story isn’t over


Outbreaks & Restrictions:

Alabama recorded more deaths than births in 2020, marking a first in state history

Texas doctors, seeing unprecedented numbers of pregnant patients with COVID-19, urge pregnant people to get vaccinated – Pregnant women are getting vaccinated at lower rates than the general population. “This variant is much more aggressive, [and] pregnant women are getting sicker much faster,” one doctor says.

Alaska’s Largest Hospital Says The Strain Of COVID Is Forcing It To Ration Care

Why Kerala is still in the grip of India’s second wave of Covid National cases are at record lows, yet in state that excelled in handling first wave rates have stayed high since May

Idaho declares statewide hospital resource crisis amid Covid surge – State officials made the announcement Thursday, which will permit medical facilities to ration health care and triage patients.

Idaho rations health care statewide amid massive COVID surge

Mu over 7 times more resistant to antibodies than first virus strain

Japan: Much-maligned music festival in Aichi spawns COVID-19 cluster

Japan: Nagoya’s health centers swamped as over 6,000 COVID-19 patients wait at home

Japan: Record 250 who had virus die at home and places not hospitals

We are in a crisis’: Fargo hospital slammed with COVID cases

Children and teens account for nearly half of new COVID cases in Maine – The state reported 319 cases among people under 20 years old, a three-day total that is the highest number in any report during the pandemic.

South Dakota: ICU beds full at Monument Health as COVID-19 cases continue to rise

California Becomes One of Only Three States to Exit the CDC’s Worst Category for COVID Transmission

Alaska E.R. patients are waiting hours in vehicles as a major hospital rations care.

COVID hospitalizations rise slightly in LA County, but are dramatically lower over 2 weeks



All Other Covid News:

Alabama Pickers, couple known for reselling and vaccine opposition, both dead of COVID

California counties with high Covid vaccination rates helped Newsom cruise to victory in the recall election

‘We have a little girl here and she doesn’t have her people’: Washington 8-year-old loses parents to COVID

Alabama bill would let workers sue if they get sick from employer-mandated COVID vaccines

How Ivermectin Became The New Focus Of The Anti-Vaccine Movement

Kansas anti-vax group boasts 16 sponsors ahead of ‘freedom rally’ in Lenexa – Physicians reject misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines: ‘You’re killing people by supporting groups like this’

NHL projects a 98% full COVID-19 vaccination rate among players before the 2021-22 season – That rate means that between just 10-15 players are not vaccinated

Have COVID-19 falsehoods reached crisis level in Clark County?

Nationwide shortage of monoclonal antibody treatment could be dire for Kentucky

Monoclonal antibodies temporarily unavailable in South Carolina – Demand is outweighing supply for the COVID-19 treatment, and a new shipment may not come in for a few weeks.

Republicans question politics behind Biden decision to ration COVID treatment

Snorting and Gargling Iodine to Fight Covid-19 Is a Really Bad Idea – It’s the latest anti-vaxxer tactic you should avoid at all costs.

Doctors warn consuming Betadine won’t cure COVID, could be deadly

Rapid Increase in Ivermectin Prescriptions and Reports of Severe Illness Associated with Use of Products Containing Ivermectin to Prevent or Treat COVID-19

Efficacy of Povidone-Iodine Nasal and Oral Antiseptic Preparations Against Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome-Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)

UPDATE “Anti-Vaxxers Are Now Gargling Iodine to Prevent Covid-19” 

9 Lions And Tigers At The National Zoo Are Being Treated For COVID

Anti-Mask Florida Official Dies of COVID—and Takes GOP Software Secrets With Him

Five Oregonians hospitalized with ivermectin poisoning

The dubious rise of ivermectin as a Covid-19 treatment, explained – Evidence suggests ivermectin is not a Covid-19 “miracle drug.” How did it get so popular?

2 of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s children have tested positive for COVID-19 

Stressed Healthcare Workers Face Another Threat: Harassment

Story claims US was warned about viral outbreak in Wuhan in October 2019

L.A. County will require proof of vaccination at drinking establishments.

How a rogue doctor who called the vaccine ‘needle rape’ was made an Idaho public-health official in its worst COVID crisis yet

As India’s Lethal Covid Wave Neared, Politics Overrode Science

How wellness influencers are fueling the anti-vaccine movement. For years, the wellness world has been entangled with vaccine hesitancy. Amid covid-19, the consequences are starker than ever.

Over Half of States Have Rolled Back Public Health Powers in Pandemic

Record shattered: 61 container ships stuck waiting off California – Imports to Los Angeles in August fell 5.9% year on year amid heavy congestion

Massachusetts governor deploys state’s national guard to assist with bus driver shortage – 90 Massachusetts National Guard members begin training Tuesday in four cities, Gov. Charlie Baker announced.

5th Conservative radio host who spurned vaccines, mocked AIDS patients dies of covid-19

Immunocompromised vaccinated woman dies of covid after visiting Mississippi

Today’s covidiot covid treatment, drinking betadine

White House praises Fox for its new Covid policy, encourages network to ‘convey to their audience’ why it’s effective

Biden’s team tightens grip on state use of Covid antibody treatments – Federal health officials plan to allocate specific amounts to each state under the new approach.

Mass calls out National Guard to drive school buses



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