Variant from India more contagious, WHO says

A meeting of the Federal Advisory Council is expected today Unsubscribe if you allow a vaccine to get into teenage arms – but states may not get a dose of another vaccine next week.

White House officials on a private call Tuesday told governors that the new shipment of the Johnson & Johnson single-dose shot could not be ordered immediately. Politico reported, citing four sources that did not name it. J & J’s vaccine production has been limited since its approval in late February – and in April by federal health officials paused use for 11 days after a rare bleeding disorder was connected to the shot.

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine for use in children aged 12-15 years old, and some cities offered gunshots less than 24 hours later. Most, however, are waiting for a federal advisory council, which will meet on Wednesday, to unsubscribe.

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►COVID is explodes in large parts of AsiaAlexander Matheou, director of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in the Asia-Pacific region, warned hospitals and health care providers. In the past two weeks, more people have been diagnosed in Asia than in America, Europe and Africa combined.

►Mexico’s popular tourist city of Cancun is struggling a “very worrying” increase in infections Despite improvements in most of Mexico, Governor Carlos Joaquín said.

The Massachusetts Department of Health reported no new deaths across the state on Tuesday as 3 million residents are now fully vaccinated.

►Only 11% of American adults not vaccinated for COVID-19 say they will definitely get the shot, while 34% definitely won’t get the shot, according to a new survey by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research become. Another 27% say they likely will and 27% say they probably won’t.

📈 Today’s numbers: The US has more than 32.7 million confirmed coronavirus cases and 582.8 deaths. according to the Johns Hopkins University. The grand total: over 159.7 million cases and 3.31 million deaths. In the United States, more than 334 million vaccine doses have been distributed and more than 263.1 million administered. according to CDC. More than 116.5 million Americans have been fully vaccinated – 35.1% of the population.

📘 What we read: Here you can find answers to Some of your most important questions about the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine in younger teenagers.

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Deadly “black fungus” is more common in India

A rare but life-threatening fungal infection is more common in COVID patients in India, while coronavirus cases soar to more than 350,000 a day, according to Johns Hopkins University. Mucormycosis, also known as the “black mushroom”“Caused by a group of molds called mucormycetes that have a tendency to live in the soil and break down organics, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In the past decade, doctors in India have only had a handful Cases seen. But over the past month they have reported tens of thousands of cases, said Dr. Bhakti Hansoti, associate professor in the Emergency Medicine and International Health Department at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

“It consumes a lot of resources, especially during this pandemic in India where health care resources are reaching their limits,” she said.

– Adrianna Rodriguez

U.S. COVID deaths hit their lowest level in 14 months

After weeks of reports from the United States of 700 COVID-19 deaths per day, the country currently has an average of 600 deaths per day. It’s been 10 months since the death toll was this low. In January, 3,100 Americans died a day.

May is well on the way to becoming the least deadly month of the pandemic since March 2020.

The death trends typically follow the fall trends a few weeks later, and the country’s cases peaked a few weeks ago. Since then, the pace of cases has slowed: the country currently has an average of 38,000 cases per day, a little more than half of the 71,000 cases per day reported less than a month ago.

– Mike Stucka

The WHO warns of a contagious variant of the concern from India that is potentially more contagious

Although the number of new COVID-19 cases and deaths has decreased slightly worldwide this week, the World Health Organization warns of potential problems. In a weekly report released Tuesday, the WHO warned that a variant first discovered in India could be more contagious than most versions of the coronavirus. While the effects of vaccines on the triple mutant virus are unclear, there is evidence that it may bypass some of the safeguards offered by vaccines.

The report also said the variant was likely one of several factors that contributed to India’s surge in recent weeks. The Indian health and funeral facilities were overwhelmed as hospitals routinely run out of oxygen and the crematoria are in operation around the clock.

These 9 states will end their participation in unemployment benefit programs

At least nine states have announced that they will end participation in federal unemployment benefit programs aimed at alleviating problems caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee briefed the U.S. Department of Labor on Tuesday, joining Alabama, Arkansas, Iowa, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota and South Carolina. Many state governors have made statements affirming the importance of small businesses. However, others pointed to labor shortages and labor issues threaten to slow the pace of economic growth. Many Republican experts blame the extra unemployment benefits.

“Families, businesses and our economies thrive when we focus on meaningful employment and deviate from short-term federal solutions,” Lee said in a statement.

Bringing Vaccines to People: Governors Share Success Stories with Biden

When the federal government reaches out to tens of millions of Americans who haven’t received the COVID-19 vaccine and even offer free transportation to get the shots, President Joe Biden listened to a handful of governors on Tuesday about what was going on in their states.

A common theme: convenience is important.

To that end, Biden announced a deal with hail-fighting companies Uber and Lyft to bring people to and from vaccination sites for free from May 24th to July 4th. Biden, who suggested that the CDC would soon issue new guidelines on what vaccinated people can do, aims to ensure that 70% of the country’s adults have received at least one dose by Independence Day.

During Biden’s call to the Republican governors of Ohio, Utah, and Massachusetts, as well as the Democratic governors of Maine, Minnesota, and New Mexico, a recurring theme was the importance of using mobile units, pop-ups, and walk-ins to increase shock.

“It goes out, it’s trying to innovate and figure out how to get it straight to the people,” said Mike DeWine, Ohio governor, adding that there is a lot of interest in Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose vaccine. “They want this one shot to be taken.”

– Jorge L. Ortiz

Contributor: The Associated Press.

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