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The surge of Covid-19 infections for unvaccinated people is only beginning, experts warn
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The surge of Covid-19 infections for unvaccinated people is only beginning, experts warn

With the recent increase of Covid-19 infections and hospitalizations due to the spread of the more dangerous Delta variant, health experts and officials expect the surge to worsen as long as large segments of the country remain unvaccinated. “I think we will see this big, steep acceleration,” Dr. Peter Hotez, co-director for the Center for…MORE

Why kaatsu, a fitness trend spotted at the Games, isn’t just for Olympians
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Why kaatsu, a fitness trend spotted at the Games, isn’t just for Olympians

Restricting your blood flow sounds like a dangerous thing to do, but it’s exactly what some Olympians, athletes, and surgery and physical therapy patients have done to strengthen their muscles and speed up recovery. The origins of this practice go back to 1966, when — while sitting on his heels during a Japanese temple ceremony…MORE

What you need to know about the Delta variant if you’re pregnant
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What you need to know about the Delta variant if you’re pregnant

The Delta variant of Covid-19 is dominating cases worldwide, and health officials in some countries are sounding alarm over its impact on pregnant women. Several of England’s top health officials issued a joint statement on Friday urging pregnant women to get vaccinated against the coronavirus. They pointed to new data showing that 98% of expectant…MORE

Ob-gyn associations recommend all pregnant people get vaccinated against Covid-19
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Ob-gyn associations recommend all pregnant people get vaccinated against Covid-19

Two leading organizations that represent obstetricians and gynecologists recommended Friday that anyone who is pregnant should be vaccinated against Covid-19. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) said their recommendation is based on evidence from thousands of people who were pregnant that the vaccines are safe to…MORE

CDC shares ‘pivotal discovery’ on Covid-19 breakthrough infections that led to new mask guidance
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CDC shares ‘pivotal discovery’ on Covid-19 breakthrough infections that led to new mask guidance

A new study shows the Delta Covid-19 variant produced similar amounts of virus in vaccinated and unvaccinated people if they get infected — illustrating a key motivation behind the federal guidance that now recommends most fully vaccinated Americans wear masks indoors. Experts say that vaccination makes it less likely that you’ll catch Covid-19 in the…MORE

Vaccination is not enough by itself to stop the spread of variants, study finds
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Vaccination is not enough by itself to stop the spread of variants, study finds

Vaccination alone won’t stop the rise of new variants and in fact could push the evolution of strains that evade their protection, researchers warned Friday. They said people need to wear masks and take other steps to prevent spread until almost everyone in a population has been vaccinated. Their findings, published in Nature Scientific Reports,…MORE

This Mississippi woman’s unvaccinated husband is battling Covid-19 in an ICU: ‘I wouldn’t want my worst enemy to go through this’
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This Mississippi woman’s unvaccinated husband is battling Covid-19 in an ICU: ‘I wouldn’t want my worst enemy to go through this’

With the rise of Covid-19 cases due to the more contagious Delta variant, evidence continues to mount that vaccination is the key to prevent serious coronavirus illness. For one Mississippi couple who caught Covid-19, their outcomes provide a growing contrast. The wife, who is vaccinated, recovered after 10 days. But her unvaccinated husband has been…MORE

If we want kids back in school and the economy to prosper, more of the US needs to get vaccinated, expert says
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If we want kids back in school and the economy to prosper, more of the US needs to get vaccinated, expert says

The United States is facing a pivotal moment in the battle against the coronavirus, given that vaccination rates remain stubbornly low in places and the Delta variant is hastening the rise in Covid-19 cases: It must do everything possible to increase vaccinations or risk worsening impacts of the pandemic. “If we want to keep our…MORE

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