Coronavirus Live Blog 10.27.2021

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Vaccine Related Information:

Moderna says its Covid-19 vaccine was well-tolerated and generated robust immune response in children ages 6 to 11

Are Vaccine Boosters Widely Needed? Some Federal Advisers Have Misgivings.
“In our hearts, I think people don’t quite agree with this notion of a booster dose,” said one leading vaccine expert.

Covid vaccinations for children 5 and up could begin next month, Dr. Fauci says.

AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine brings rare but heightened risk of nerve syndrome

“Tracking the FDA advisory panel meeting on Covid-19 vaccines for kids”

How Should Patients With Autoimmune Diseases Approach COVID Vaccination? — Mixed messaging and a lack of tailored research leaves providers and patients in the dark

BioNTech says it will build a vaccine factory in Rwanda

FDA advisory panel recommends Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine be authorized for children

FDA vaccine advisers vote to recommend Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine for children 5 to 11

CDC: Pfizer Vax Kept Teens Out of the Hospital for COVID

FDA grants emergency use authorization for Moderna and Johnson & Johnson’s COVID vaccine booster shots

FDA strongly considers authorizing vaccine boosters for people as young as 40

FDA authorizes booster shots of Moderna, Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccines

FDA Greenlights ‘Mix and Match’ COVID Boosters — Moderna, Johnson & Johnson boosters also get thumbs up

“A primer on what we know about mixing and matching Covid vaccines”


Scientific Research & Variants:

What Previous Covid-19 Waves Tell Us About the Virus Now

COVID Vaccine Recipients Also Less Likely to Die of Other Causes — Study found downstream health effect for vaccination

COVID-19 Vaccination and Non–COVID-19 Mortality Risk — Seven Integrated Health Care Organizations, United States, December 14, 2020–July 31, 2021

New COVID-19 Biomarker Discovery – Can Predict Patient Death or Hospitalization

Delta variant does not cause more severe illness, CDC report says

Obesity Made Even Mild COVID Worse

Sex of the fetus influences the mother’s response to Covid-19 infection, new research shows

36% Of Those Who Had Covid-19 Didn’t Develop Antibodies, Study Says


Outbreaks & Restrictions:

New Zealand announces a plan to move away from lockdowns.

Russia reports cases of more contagious COVID-19 Delta subvariant

Britain’s skyrocketing coronavirus cases make it an outlier in Western Europe – The UK is paying the price for ‘freedom day,’ say experts.

Chinese province closes tourist sites following virus cases

As the rest of the world abandons ‘Zero Covid,’ China holds out.

South Korea loosens restrictions as it fully vaccinates 70 percent of its population.

Covid may overwhelm the health care system in Papua New Guinea, the Red Cross warns.

Health experts worry Arizona could be headed for deepening coronavirus crisis

Ukraine declared high risk for covid by US CDC

Worst of US pandemic likely behind us but we can’t drop our guard, experts say

China locks down city of 4m people after six Covid cases detected Residents in Lanzhou, Gansu, told to stay at home as buses, taxis and key rail routes suspended

Latvia is first country to reimpose lockdown in Europe’s new Covid wave

Covid live: warning drastic action needed to combat Poland case spike; record daily deaths in Singapore


All Other Covid News:

If Bolsonaro is potentially guilty of pandemic crimes, is Trump, too

St. Paul Mayor: City Employees Must Get COVID Vaccine Before End Of 2021

The ‘personal responsibility’ mantra has gone hand in hand with more deaths. Why has England gone along with it?

COVID-19 booster shots available in Santa Clara County

Don’t give Covid-19 long-haulers the silent treatment

Medicine Must Sanction the COVID Quacks — Intent doesn’t matter when patients are being harmed

PA Suspended After Interfering With Care of COVID Patients — Outspoken anti-masker Scott Miller accused of promoting false cures and more in Washington state

‘Darker skies and colder weather provide perfect conditions… for Covid-19 to thrive’
These were the words of the health secretary last week, as it became clear that vaccination alone will not keep the virus in check. But experts in health and education fear that Plan B will come too late

CNN Investigation: Tens of millions of filthy, used medical gloves imported into the US

Doctors are often unaware of the only treatment for early Covid-19

How Public Health Took Part in Its Own Downfall The field’s future lies in reclaiming parts of its past that it willingly abandoned.

“The Last Days of The Romanovs at the Port of Los Angeles (and Where Is Everybody?)”

“In Maine, Vaccine Mandate for EMTs Stresses Small-Town Ambulance Crews”

COVID Testing on Campus Is About More Than the Students — These programs keep the community safe and generate valuable knowledge

Cruises will no longer be required to follow CDC rules starting in January

The Real Scandal About Ivermectin Claims about the drug are based on shoddy science—but that science is entirely unremarkable in its shoddiness.

Election ‘distracted’ Trump team from pandemic response, Birx tells Congress Former White House coronavirus coordinator says more than 130,000 people in the U.S. died unnecessarily.

Raytheon CEO expects to lose ‘several thousand people’ over vaccination mandate

Tyson Foods reaches 96 percent vaccination rate after deal with union for paid sick leave

Birx: Trump adviser squeezed out health officials to downplay seriousness of Covid-19 – Scott Atlas had rapidly consolidated power on a platform that downplayed the seriousness of Covid to most Americans.

New York City mandates vaccines for all city workers.

CDC Now Reports COVID Cases and Deaths by Vax Status

Pictures of containers in neighborhoods blocking driveways. WOW !

In-N-Out Burger clashes with San Francisco over vaccine mandate: ‘We refuse to become the vaccination police’

Doctors in south Wales ‘scared to come to work’ over safety fears

White House has weighed tapping National Guard to address mounting supply chain backlog

Instagram displays ad offering fake Covid vaccine certificates in Australia

Bolsonaro should be charged with crimes against humanity, Covid inquiry finds

Covid conspiracy theories are driving people to anti-Semitism online – Old and overtly anti-Semitic fantasies are gaining new adherents, and far-right activists have been working to convert anti-lockdown beliefs to anti-Semitism too.

Documents released by the NIH contradict previous assertions by the EcoHealth Alliance about its experiments on bat coronaviruses in Wuhan.

“NIH Admits Funding Gain-Of-Function COVID Experiments; Gives EcoHealth Five Days To Report Data”

“China-linked disinformation campaign blames Covid on Maine lobsters – The University of Oxford found evidence that pro-China social media accounts are pushing a new thread of propaganda related to the origins of the pandemic.”

Unvaccinated Oregon workers who had covid-19 argued they don’t need a vaccine. A judge denied their request.

Minnesota COVID-19 pre-K-12 school cases plunge
One student and two staff members have died of COVID-19 complications last week.

Montana Officials Threaten Docs for Not Providing Ivermectin, Hospital Says — At least three high-ranking state officials have been implicated so far

Helena hospital says doctors ‘threatened’ by public officials over ivermectin request

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