• April 8th COVID-19 Vaccinations, New Cases, Hospitalizations

    3 days ago - By Calculated Risk

    Note: I'm looking forward to not posting this daily! I've been posting this data daily for over a year, and I'll stop once all three of these criteria are met:
    1) 70% of the population over 18 has had at least one dose of vaccine, 2) new cases are under 5,000 per day, and 3) hospitalizations are below 3,000.
    According to the CDC, 174.9 million doses have been administered. 25.6% of the population over 18 is fully vaccinated, and 43.2% of the population over 18 has had at least one dose (111.4 million people have had at least one dose).
    And check out COVID Act Now to see how each state is...
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  • OBGYNs say pregnant people should feel safe getting the coronavirus vaccine

    OBGYNs say pregnant people should feel safe getting the coronavirus vaccine

    3 days ago - By Business Insider

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    Two physicians said they recommend the COVID-19 vaccine for all pregnant and breastfeeding people.
    The only exception is that people who've had a serious reaction to a vaccine or part of the COVID-19 vaccine should consult their doctor first.
    If you're "super fearful," don't feel forced: "There's so many things to worry about when you're pregnant."
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    OB-GYN Dr. Jessica Shepherd cannot think of a single pregnant person whom she'd tell to not get the COVID-19 vaccine. "As an OB-GYN, as a physician, as a mom, I would definitely...
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  • U.S. jobless claims up as virus still forces layoffs

    3 days ago - By Finance Commerce

    The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose last week to 744,000, signaling that many employers are still cutting jobs even as more people are vaccinated against COVID-19.
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  • Wynn CEO asks workers to get vaccinated. Those who don't will be tested

    3 days ago - By Review Journal

    Wynn Resorts Ltd. CEO Mike Maddox in a video asks workers to get vaccinated. Those who don't will have to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test every week.
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  • Facebook, eBay, and other online marketplaces are working to clamp down on sales of doctored COVID-19 vaccine cards

    3 days ago - By Business Insider

    Gerald McDavitt, 81, a Veteran of the United States Army Corps of Engineers, holds his CDC vaccine card after being inoculated with the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 Janssen Vaccine.
    Joseph Prezioso/AFP via Getty Images
    Fake and forged vaccine cards are being sold on platforms including Facebook, eBay, and Shopify.
    Hundreds of online stores have sold blank and counterfeit vaccine cards, the NYT reports.
    Over 45 state AGs have called on online marketplaces to do more to prevent scammers from profiting on their platforms.
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    The sudden surge of fake...
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