Fauci Warns There May Soon Be ‘Two Americas’ as Divide Widens Between Places With High and Low Vaccination Rates and the Delta Variant Spreads

CNN reported:

With the Delta variant accounting for more than a quarter of COVID-19 cases, there could soon be “two Americas” — one where most people are vaccinated and another where low vaccination rates could lead to case spikes, Dr. Anthony Fauci warned.

The stark disparity between places with low and high vaccination rates is something Fauci is “very concerned about,” he told CNN on Tuesday.

Heart Inflammation Linked to COVID Vaccines in Study of U.S. Military, Department of Defense Confirms

The Defender reported:

A new study of U.S. service members found higher than expected rates of heart inflammation following receipt of a COVID vaccine. It’s a finding Defense Department researchers say should call attention to the condition, known as myocarditis, as a potential side effect of vaccinations.

In a study published June 29 in JAMA Cardiology, U.S. military physicians described 23 cases of myocarditis in previously healthy males who developed the condition within four days of receiving a COVID vaccine.

Coronavirus Vaccines Are Widely Available in the U.S. So Why Are Scientists Working on New Ones?

Washington Post reported:

Even as vaccine supplies outstrip demand in the United States, the scientific quest for coronavirus shots has scarcely eased. In dozens of academic institutions, government laboratories and companies, the pace of work hasn’t relented. If anything, it feels busier to many scientists working on second-generation vaccines, variant-proof boosters or the ultimate goal — a vaccine that would work against multiple coronaviruses and stop future pandemics.

The world may not need the vaccine Ragan is studying, even if it works. The vaccine’s development path is far less clear. It’s getting harder to run coronavirus vaccine trials as authorized shots become available, shrinking the pool of potential study participants.

Fauci Says He’s Not Going to Waste His Time With an Antibody Test, and Neither Should You

Business Insider reported:

Dr. Anthony Fauci has no idea whether he has any detectable virus-fighting antibodies against COVID-19. And he doesn’t care to find out, either.

Fauci, who’s been fully vaccinated for five months, assumes that his vaccine protection will fade, and that he will need a booster shot.

“You don’t want to assume that you’re going to have indefinite durability of protection,” he told Insider in a recent phone call.

With the More Contagious Delta Variant, Some Officials Are Issuing New Mask Guidance

CNN reported:

The more transmissible Delta variant has spread to almost every state in the US, fueling health experts’ concerns about COVID-19 spikes.

The variant is expected to become the dominant coronavirus strain in the US, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. And with half the US still not fully vaccinated, doctors say it could cause a resurgence of Covid-19 in the fall — just as children too young to get vaccinated go back to school.

If You’ve Already Had COVID and Recovered, Do You Need to Get Vaccinated? CDC Asks

The Defender reported:

On June 25, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) put out a poll on social media. It was a simple statement the agency interrogated as a TRUE/FALSE query: “If you’ve already had #COVID-19 and recovered, you should still get vaccinated against COVID-19.”

55,559 Twitter members participated in the poll over the course of 24 hrs. With over 70% of respondents designating the CDC statement as “FALSE.”

Health Canada Recommends People With Rare Blood Condition Not Get Astrazeneca Vaccine

Reuters via Yahoo!News reported:

Health Canada said late on Tuesday it has recommended that people with a history of capillary leak syndrome not be inoculated with drugmaker AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine.

“Health Canada is updating the product monograph – or label – for the AstraZeneca and COVISHIELD COVID-19 vaccines to add capillary leak syndrome as a potential side effect, with a warning for patients with a history of capillary leak syndrome to not get the AstraZeneca or COVISHIELD COVID-19 vaccine”, it said in a statement.

COVID-19: Prioritising Low-Risk Groups a ‘Moral Catastrophe’ — but Should the UK Vaccinate Children?

Sky News reported:

Europe is starting to roll out vaccines to children – with 20 countries vaccinating those aged 12 and over or planning to do so in the near future – according to data gathered by Sky News.

A further six European countries have decided to only offer jabs to children with underlying health conditions.

Indonesia Begins Inoculating Pregnant Women, Breastfeeding Mothers, Kids

Business Standard reported:

Indonesia has launched a COVID-19 vaccination program for pregnant women, breastfeeding mothers, and children aged 12 to 18, Vice President Ma’ruf Amin announced here.

In his announcement on Tuesday, Amin said he welcomed the vaccine rollout for the above mentioned categories, who are all listed as vulnerable to COVID-19, adding that inoculation is a game changer in dealing with the pandemic, reports Xinhua news agency.

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