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  • COVID vaccine conspiracy theories

    Here are some of the most prominent vaccine conspiracy theories

    During a July 16 White House press briefing, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, referred to COVID-19 as a “pandemic of the unvaccinated.” Even in countries where COVID-19 vaccines are readily available, people are simply refusing to get jabbed. Misinformation campaigns and vaccine conspiracy theories are largely to blame […] More

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    Will Hurricane Ida make COVID-19 in Louisiana even worse?

    The state of Louisiana was already reeling from rising COVID-19 cases before Hurricane Ida strengthened to a Category 4 and struck the state on Aug. 29. In its aftermath, as a great number of its residents assess the damage and deal with widespread power outages, they must also contend with how Ida may have worsened […] More

  • Delta plus variant

    Do we need to worry about the delta plus variant?

    A new COVID subvariant, discovered in Europe in March of 2021, is causing concern among some experts. Dubbed “delta plus”, the variant is a “sublineage” of the highly transmissible delta variant, according to USA Today. The subvariant has yet to become an issue in the U.S., despite recorded cases in the states, as well as […] More

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    EU to reinstate travel ban on US visitors

    A new wave of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in the United States is prompting the European Union to advise member states to ban nonessential travel from the U.S. The EU travel ban would come less than three months after the European nations encouraged Americans to travel. As the New York Times reported in its Aug. […] More

  • Variant of Interest - CDC

    What’s the difference between a variant of interest and a variant of concern?

    To date, the World Health Organization has identified four COVID variants of concern: alpha, beta, gamma, and the highly transmissible delta. The international agency is also keeping track of several “variants of interest,” which include variants eta, iota, kappa, and lambda, along with 13 additional variants that have surfaced across the globe. With so many […] More

  • When to get a flu shot in 2021?

    When should you get a flu shot this year?

    The fall is approaching fast, and with the COVID-19 pandemic still going strong, many people are wondering about the safest time to get a flu shot in 2021. Questions about when, and where, to get a flu vaccine are spurred by a number of concerns. People seeking a COVID vaccine are unsure how soon after […] More

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    Delta Airlines to charge unvaccinated employees $200 a month

    Delta Airlines will charge unvaccinated employees $200 a month each, according to an Aug. 25 announcement. The airline characterized this move as necessary to offset health care costs from employees who contract COVID-19 — though it’s also a milestone for corporate entities shifting from incentives to punishments in guiding employee behavior.  As the Associated Press […] More

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