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Indoor Masking Needed in Almost 70% of US Counties: CDC Data

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. In announcing new guidance on Tuesday, the CDC said vaccinated people should wear face masks in indoor public places with “high” or “substantial” community transmission rates of COVID-19. Data from the CDC shows that designation covers 69.3% of all counties in the United States […]

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Majority of Greeks Trust COVID Vaccines Despite Protests: Poll

ATHENS (Reuters) – Nearly two-thirds of Greeks believe getting vaccinated against COVID-19 can beat the pandemic and most favour mandatory vaccination for certain groups such as healthcare workers, nursing home staff and teachers, a survey showed on Thursday. The findings come as the government pushes vaccinations by offering cash and other incentives, with the aim […]

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Sydney readies for the army as lockdown fails to squash Delta outbreak

SYDNEY (Reuters) -Sydney’s poorest neighbourhoods on Friday braced for military enforcement of the city’s toughest and longest lockdown of the COVID-19 pandemic as the infection numbers held persistently high five weeks since restrictions began.People in protective face masks walk through the quiet city centre during a lockdown to curb the spread of a coronavirus disease […]

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Pentagon, Disney Revive Mask Mandates Following CDC Change

It has been 2 days since the CDC reversed itself and said people who are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus should wear masks again when indoors, and businesses and government entities are already following suit. On July 27, the agency called for masks in K-12 school settings and in areas of the U.S. experiencing “substantial […]

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Prevention of SARS-CoV-2 virus spread through aerosols

As the development of the COVID-19 pandemic to date has shown: aerosols contribute significantly to the occurrence of infection – and combating them can significantly reduce a resurgence of infection levels. The question of effective protective measures will become acute in the autumn, if not before: seasonal factors, new virus variants, declining immunity after vaccination […]

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Britain reports 27,734 daily COVID-19 cases, first rise in a week

FILE PHOTO: The City of London financial district is seen as people wearing protective face masks walk along the River Thames, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in London, Britain, July 27, 2021. REUTERS/Henry NichollsLONDON (Reuters) – Britain reported 27,734 COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, an increase on the 23,511 reported a day earlier and a […]

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VA, California, and NYC Requiring Employees to Be Vaccinated

The U.S. Department of Veterans Administration, the State of California, and New York City announced Monday that employees will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in coming months ― or, in the case of California and New York, undergo regular testing. The VA becomes the first federal agency to mandate COVID vaccinations for workers. […]