Coronavirus Live Blog 10.3.2021

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Vaccine Related Information:

Workers Are Complying with Vaccine Mandates

Number of unvaccinated United staff drops from 593 to 320 after airline said it would fire them

NY hospitals remove hordes of anti-vax workers who defied mandate

Gavin Newsom mandates COVID vaccines to attend school, with no testing alternative

American, Alaska Airlines and JetBlue add vaccine mandates for workers.

Two-thirds of business leaders back Biden vaccine mandate: poll

Scientists at UVA believe they have found the key to creating a universal coronavirus vaccine

United Airlines Says Almost All Its Workers Are Vaccinated; Some Others May Be Fired

NYC Can Impose Vaccine Mandate On Teachers, Federal Appeals Court Says

AT&T extends its vaccination mandate to some unionized workers.

United Airlines is firing employees over noncompliance with its vaccine mandate.

A large share of Hispanic adults in the U.S. got vaccinated over the summer, a survey shows.

Vaccination increase includes largest Republican gain since April: Gallup



Scientific Research & Variants:

“Safety and efficacy of a MEURI Program for the use of high dose ivermectin in COVID-19 patients”

Probenecid inhibits SARS-CoV-2 replication in vivo and in vitro

The Approved Dose of Ivermectin Alone is not the Ideal Dose for the Treatment of COVID-19

Even Mild Cases of COVID-19 Leave a Mark on the Brain – And It’s Not Yet Clear How Long It Lasts

These Groups Are at Higher Risk of Developing Long COVID-19

Breakthrough COVID Infections: How Long Are Vaccinated People Contagious? – Here’s what experts know so far about the timeframe for spreading the virus.

A year later, 45% of COVID patients in Wuhan still have symptoms – Fatigue, sweating, chest tightness, anxiety and myalgia were most common.

Symptoms and Health Outcomes Among Survivors of COVID-19 Infection 1 Year After Discharge From Hospitals in Wuhan, China

Why Merck’s Covid-19 pill molnupiravir could be so important – The pharma giant says its new antiviral drug cut hospitalizations in half for at-risk Covid-19 patients.

Why people who don’t trust vaccines are embracing unproven drugs – Inside the upside-down world where Covid-19 vaccines are dangerous and ivermectin is saving lives.

For unvaccinated, reinfection by SARS-CoV-2 is likely, study finds

Sept 17: Pandemic effects may have lowered baby IQs, study says

Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Early Child Cognitive Development: Initial Findings in a Longitudinal Observational Study of Child Health

link: “Divergence of delta and beta variants and SARS-CoV-2 evolved in prolonged infection into distinct serological phenotypes”

CTC of Middle Tennessee recruiting for study of Ivermectin, 2 other drugs to fight COVID-19

More than 50 long-term effects of COVID-19: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Steroid nasal sprays reduce COVID-related poor outcomes, study suggests

Smokers 80% more likely to be admitted to hospital with Covid – Heavy smokers are up to six times more likely to pass away if they catch coronavirus

Smoking and COVID-19 outcomes: an observational and Mendelian randomisation study using the UK Biobank cohort

Side effect rates from a third Covid-19 vaccine dose similar to those after second shot, early data indicate

Real-World Evidence Shows Pfizer Vax Works Against Delta in Teens — Israeli case-control study finds vaccine effective 2 to 4 weeks following second dose

Merck Treatment Inhibits Covid Variants, Early Research Shows

Pfizer begins study of oral drug for prevention of COVID-19

“Examining the Underpinnings of COVID Anti-Vaccine Sentiment — Public health messaging has fallen short thus far; it’s time for a new approach”

Another MS Drug Class Causes Concern for COVID Vaccine Protection — Vaccine effectiveness may be reduced in MS patients on S1P modulators, data suggest



Outbreaks & Restrictions:

National Guard helps rural California hospitals as locals resist ‘death dart’ vaccine

Alaska allows hospitals to ration care amid COVID spike

Covid Is Killing Rural Americans at Twice the Rate of Urbanites

Tokyo lowers COVID-19 alert level to second-highest level 3

MN: Duluth-area COVID-19 surge tops last September Hospitals divert patients as capacity runs out.

US: New COVID cases fall by 25%

Japan: Restaurants, venues in 13 prefectures to try using proof of vaccination

India reports its lowest daily counts of Covid deaths and new infections in months.

Spain will allow soccer stadiums to return to 100 percent capacity.

In lockdown for 18 months, Singapore’s migrant workers yearn for freedom.

Lockdowns at Vietnamese suppliers create a crunch for retailers.

America’s pandemic is now an outlier in the rich world Its daily toll of excess deaths is greater than in all other high-income countries combined

COVID-19 in Wisconsin: 32 new deaths, more than 3,000 new cases

COVID-19 hospitalizations in Minnesota reach 800 Updated CDC forecast of COVID-19 activity in Minnesota predicts no change in infection numbers driving fourth pandemic wave.

Incidence, co-occurrence, and evolution of long-COVID features: A 6-month retrospective cohort study of 273,618 survivors of COVID-19

Boise woman forced to go to Bay Area for medical care as COVID ‘crisis’ closes off Idaho hospitals



All Other Covid News:

“Warriors’ Andrew Wiggins gets vaccinated, proving effectiveness of public health mandates”

U.S. school board members ask Biden to protect them from anti-mask protesters.

The Bill For His COVID Test In Texas Was A Whopping $54,000

Pharmacies in Japan permitted to sell medical-grade COVID-19 antigen test kits

Vietnam’s COVID-19 lockdown ensnares world’s clothing giants

Returning to Work: Millions in Uncharted Waters Due to Long-Haul COVID-19

Dr. Fauci reveals when you should really get your flu vaccine

Fact Check: Has Norway “Reclassified” COVID As Flu?

Why We Need to Upgrade Our Face Masks—and Where to Get Them – High-quality respirators such as N95s and K95s are now widely available and provide the best protection against COVID, according to experts. Why aren’t more people wearing them?

U.S. hits 700,000 COVID deaths; case counts now falling in some areas

How a doctor who questioned vaccine safety became DeSantis’ surgeon general pick

Trump: ‘I got the Pfizer’

Chinese media suggest Maine lobster was ‘Pandora’s box’ that unleashed COVID-19

google translate: “Great clue! Suspicious U.S. seafood received at Huanan Seafood Market before the outbreak”

“COVID-19 found in whitetailed deer”

Antivaxxer convinces sick covid patient in ICU to check himself out of the hospital. Patient dies 2 days later

Dozens of ships are forced to anchor off coast of New York as they wait to dock in the country’s second-largest port – adding to US supply chain crunch which has forced FedEx to reroute 600k packages a day

LA port backup grows to record 62 ships as supply chain crunch worsens

Container Ships Now Piling Up At Anchorages Off China’s Ports

Global shortage of shipping containers highlights their importance in getting goods to Amazon warehouses, store shelves and your door in time for Christmas

Arkansas lawmaker drafts bill for natural immunity to be considered same as COVID vaccination

The workers who keep global supply chains moving are warning of a ‘system collapse’

YouTube bans all anti-vaccine misinformation.

Santa Cruz County becomes first Calif. county to drop mask mandate after delta wave

NETWORK OF RIGHT-WING HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS IS MAKING MILLIONS OFF HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE AND IVERMECTIN, HACKED DATA REVEALS The data also reveals that 72,000 people paid at least $6.7 million for Covid-19 consultations promoted by America’s Frontline Doctors and vaccine conspiracist Simone Gold.

Workers are putting on pants to return to the office only to be on Zoom all day Pandemic-era safety procedures have created a new dynamic at work, in which many employees say they’re operating at work the same way they were at home.

Covid’s partisan pattern is growing more extreme.

SF schools have had no major COVID outbreaks. Here’s why.

San Jose Spotlight: Santa Clara County Breakthrough Covid Hospitalizations Remain Low

‘No one’s got it:’ ‘The View’ chaos sparked by false-positive COVID-19 test results, hosts say

Biden receives his Covid-19 booster shot: Vaccines ‘can save your life and … can save the lives of those around you’

McConnell gets booster, calls it ‘easy decision’

Trump administration assumed everyone was going to get Covid, says former FDA chief – Former official admits US planning failures and that former president’s officials were reconciled to uncontrolled spread

Up to 90% of Americans may have some form of Covid immunity after delta wave, Dr. Gottlieb says


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