California, NYC to workers: Get vaccine or face weekly tests
California and New York City announced Monday that they would require all government employees to get the coronavirus vaccine or face weekly COVID-19 testing, and the Department of Veterans Affairs became the first major federal agency to require health care workers to receive the shot.Source: AP News
Prognosis As Delta Spread Quickens, CDC Pressured to Revise Mask Guidance
A growing number of public-health experts are urging the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to recommend that even fully vaccinated people wear face masks in public amid the resurgence of virus cases fed by the delta variant.Source: Bloomberg
Yale Receives $15 Million for Health Education Collaboration
Yale University has received a $15 million, five-year U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) award to advance research utilization in Liberia’s health sector. This award will fund the continuation of Yale’s strong partnership with the University of Liberia and Vanderbilt University.
You got a coronavirus vaccine. But you still became infected. How did that happen?
Within the past week, positive coronavirus test results were delivered to at least three New York Yankees players, an Olympic gymnast alternate, multiple state lawmakers from Texas, a White House official and a staffer in House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office. They also had this in common: All were fully immunized with coronavirus vaccines, their cases known as breakthrough infections.Source: The Washington Post
Send Vaccines Where People Want Them: Developing Nations
According to a new study co-authored by Yale’s Mushfiq Mobarak and Saad Omer, COVID-19 vaccine acceptance is significantly higher in low- and middle-income countries than wealthy ones. The results suggest that prioritizing developing nations for vaccine distribution could help save more lives and keep variants at bay.Source: Yale Insights
COVID cases grow as Delta variant takes hold in CT
Connecticut’s COVID metrics continue to inch upwards, with 409 new reported cases Monday — representing a 1.53% positivity rate — as the Delta variant’s foothold in the state grows stronger. Connecticut is currently posting a seven-day positivity rate that is comparable with its numbers from early May.Source: CT Mirror
Delta fears grip economy as cases jump across the country
The delta variant of the coronavirus is sweeping through the United States, raising the average number of cases to 30,000 per day, crowding hospitals in areas with large numbers of unvaccinated people and spurring questions about the nation’s recovery from the pandemic.Source: The Hill