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‘I think people are underestimating how bad this is going to get’: Dr. Ashish Jha on the delta variant

The dean of Brown University’s School of Public Health warned about the tough months ahead across the U.S. due to Covid, as new data shows people infected with the delta strain can carry up to 1,000 times more virus in their nasal passages than those infected with the original strain. “I think people are underestimating… Read More »

Mississippi health officials plead with elderly to avoid mass indoor gatherings as delta Covid variant rips through state

Medical workers with Delta Health Center wait to vaccinate people at a pop-up Covid-19 vaccination clinic in this rural Delta community on April 27, 2021 in Hollandale, Mississippi. Spencer Platt | Getty Images Mississippi state health officials issued new guidance on Friday that calls for state residents over the age of 65 and immunocompromised residents,… Read More »

Journalists Discuss Long Covid, Delta Variant, Clinic for Migrants

California Healthline producer Lydia Zuraw told of her experience with long covid and how singing helped her shortness of breath on Newsy’s “Morning Rush” on Thursday. California Healthline reporter and producer Heidi de Marco discussed a clinic treating migrants at the Mexican border on KCET’s “SoCal Update” on Wednesday. KHN Colorado correspondent Rae Ellen Bichell… Read More »

Pfizer COVID vaccine effective against India variant: Britain health body

New data from the United Kingdom indicates that the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is effective against the India variant, which has previously been labeled by U.S. health officials as a “variant of interest.”  India has suffered an increasingly difficult crisis in recent months, hitting a global high in daily coronavirus deaths with 4,529 on Wednesday.  With… Read More »