Overnight Health Care: CDC Director Says People Vaccinated Are ‘Safe’ And Don’t Need To Wear Masks | Federal Judge Temporarily Blocks Indiana Abortion Abortion Act | Fauci warns of “two Americas” because of the increasing vaccination gap
Welcome to Wednesday Healthcare. The US will not meet its 70 percent vaccination target by Sunday. But Anheuser-Busch is still ready for it do well on his free beer promise.
Today: The CDC director and other senior health officials are spreading the word that people who have been vaccinated will largely not have to worry about the Delta strain. A federal judge temporarily blocked Indiana’s abortion “overturning” law, and Anthony FauciAnthony FauciFeehery: Trump should support DeSantis Last foreign scientist to work in the Wuhan lab: “What people say is just not what it is” Arkansas governor begs people to get vaccinated because COVID- 19 cases in the state are increasing MORE warned of “two Americas” because of large vaccine pickings.
We start with the Delta variety:
How concerned should you be about the Delta variant? The CDC director said vaccinated people are “safe” and do not need to wear masks.
Soothing words from the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Rochelle WalenskyRochelle WalenskyFauci warns of “local increases” in areas with low vaccination rates The Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by Facebook – Biden supports, gas tax issues remain with infrastructure Overnight health care: Biden advertises 300 million vaccine doses in 150 days | Biden warns of “potentially deadly” Delta variant | Public option fades away with little outcry from progressives MORE, WHO said on Wednesday that fully vaccinated people are “safe” from the current variants and do not need to wear masks, doubling CDC guidelines as some others call for a return to mask-wearing.
Some experts have different pieces of advice: The question of wearing masks has come back to the fore, following recommendations from Los Angeles County health officials and the World Health Organization that even fully vaccinated individuals should continue to wear masks in public as a precaution due to the rise in highly infected people, the transmissible Delta variant of the virus.
However, Walensky said the CDC’s guidelines have not changed and that people who are fully vaccinated do not need to wear masks, echoing other health professionals who find the vaccines are highly effective even against the Delta variant.
“If you are vaccinated, you are safe from the variants circulating here in the US,” Walensky said on NBC’s “Today” program, adding that it was “just right” that vaccinated people should not have to wear masks.
She responded to WHO by saying she was facing a global situation where, given global vaccine disparities, far fewer people are being vaccinated than the United States, and therefore giving more cautious advice.
“We know WHO needs to set guidelines and provide information to the world,” she said. “Right now, if we look around the world, we know that less than 15 percent of people around the world have been vaccinated and many of them really only received one dose of a two-dose vaccine. There are places around the world that are “pushing.”
Her words sparked some rejection:
Wearing masks indoors primarily protects those who are not vaccinated from possible exposure to COVID and potentially more serious diseases if exposed. Targeting recommendations to the needs of the most vulnerable, not those with the highest protection, is known as EQUITY.
– Rhea Boyd MD, MPH (@RheaBoydMD) June 30, 2021
Rather than catching up with the American people and trying to educate them about risk reduction, you have duplicated your most misleading, most capable “masked or manipulated” messages. As a mother, clinician and scientist, I am really disappointed in you @CDCDirector.https: //t.co/cWCSH0Rwey
– Erin C. Sanders, MSN, WHNP-BC (Sie / Sie / Sie) (@ErinSandersNP) June 30, 2021
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Related: Fauci warns of “two Americas” as the gap between vaccinated and unvaccinated widening
President BidenJoe BidenCriminal Justice Group calls for pardon for criminals released into domestic custody during pandemic Progressive Poll: Majority Supports Biden Agenda Passed Through Reconciliation Transportation Bans Selling Air Tickets To Belarus Under Arrest Of Opposition Journalist MOREAnthony Fauci’s senior medical advisor said he was concerned that the widening gap between vaccinated and unvaccinated in America would worsen, leading to possible spikes in coronavirus cases.
“If you superimpose such a low vaccination rate on a variant with high dispersal efficiency, you will see these people in the undervaccinated regions, be they states, cities or counties.” Types of Blips “, Fauci said at an appearance on Don lemonDon Carlton LemonDC official guarding the capitol says the Republican agent refused to shake hands with Club for Growth knocking out CNN in a social media adCNN’s show.
“It’s almost like it’s two Americas,” he added.
Federal health officials say vaccination rates, especially in the southeast, have declined after an initial surge in vaccination from Americans. Experts warn that such differences in vaccination rates could lead to localized outbreaks.
“That is completely preventable, completely preventable,” said Fauci. “When you are vaccinated, you dramatically reduce your risk of infection and, even more dramatically, your risk of becoming seriously ill. If you are not vaccinated, you are at significant risk.”
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Survey: Employees are more likely to be vaccinated when employers offer paid time off
A recent survey found that American workers are more likely to be vaccinated against COVID-19 if their employers offer them paid time off to allow them to recover and recover from the vaccinations, suggesting a possible possibility to raise vaccination rates to increase.
The Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) vaccine monitor released for June on Wednesday found that 75 percent of workers whose employers offer paid time off for the syringes are vaccinated, compared with 51 percent of workers in companies who do not give paid time off.
Similarly, 73 percent of workers whose employers promote vaccination have received the vaccination, while 41 percent of workers in workplaces that do not provide this encouragement have been vaccinated.
Why it matters: The results seem to suggest that employers could play a role in increasing workers’ vaccination rates.
“Assuming employers want their workers to be vaccinated, even things like encouraging employees to vaccinate in addition to paid time off could make a difference,” said Liz Hamel, vice president and director of public opinion and polling research at KFF The Hill.
But most of them don’t want mandates: A majority of workers (61 percent) said they were against compulsory vaccination for their own employer. Those who weren’t vaccinated and identified as Republicans or slim Republicans were more likely to be against a mandate from their employer, 92 percent and 85 percent, respectively.
Still, 42 percent of unvaccinated employees said if their company required a vaccine to keep them working, they would get it.
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Federal judge temporarily blocks Indiana repeal abortion law
A federal judge on Wednesday temporarily blocked Indiana’s controversial law that would have required health care providers to provide information to their patients about the “reversal” of drug-induced abortion, a controversial claim unsupported by science.
The verdict came just one day before the law came into force. The bill, which required providers to recite a specific language for women seeking drug abortion, was passed by the GOP-controlled legislature earlier this year and signed by Governor Eric Holcomb (R) in April.
US District Court Judge James Patrick Hanlon, an agent of the former President TrumpDonald TrumpHouse Passes Bill To Boost Federal Guardian Authority Supreme Court Leaves CDC Eviction Moratorium Intact How Energy Will Drive The Race In Alaska Senate MORE, ruled that the abortion rights groups contesting the law had “a reasonable chance” of success in claiming that it violated abortion providers’ freedom of expression.
“While the state may require abortion providers to provide certain types of information to a woman trying to perform an abortion as part of the informed consent process, that information must at least be truthful and not misleading,” Hanlon wrote.
“Plaintiffs have shown a reasonable likelihood that they can demonstrate that the required disclosure has not been made,” he added.
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New draft law provides for long-term care for seniors
Rep. Tom Suozzi (DN.Y.), a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, unveils a new bill to create a public-private partnership aimed at providing long-term care insurance that enables seniors to get help at home get and stay away from nursing homes.
The bill would create a public long-term care insurance program for people in need of high levels of long-term care or “catastrophic” long-term care, with the idea of paying for these costs and allowing private companies to offer more affordable long-term care insurance on non-catastrophic levels.
The bill is financed by a 0.6 percent increase in wage tax.
What we read
CureVac, the latest experimental coronavirus vaccine, is only 48 percent overall effective, a disappointing result (Washington Post)
12 lessons Covid-19 taught us about vaccine development during a pandemic (statistics)
CD&R invests in Vera Whole Health, valued at $ 400 million (The Wall Street Journal)
Only 58% of Nursing Home Workers Are Vaccinated, Industry Hopes 75% Today (Skilled Nursing News)
State by state
Massachusetts Seniors Care Company Requires COVID Vaccinations for Workers – A First for Government Nursing Homes (Boston Globe)
States are stepping up efforts to regulate pharmacy drug brokers (Kaiser health news)
Welcome to your new normal: COVID restrictions are easing across Washington state (The Seattle Times)
Almost half of Texas voters have returned to their pre-pandemic life, the UT / TT poll finds (KXAN)
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