Dr. Anthony Fauci said Sunday that parents can safely allow their children to play trick or treat outside this Halloween.
“You can get there,” said the best infectious disease specialist in the country. CNN’s “State of the Union”. “You’re almost out… (so) enjoy it.”
Children who can be vaccinated against coronavirus should be vaccinated for “extra protection”. The vaccine has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for children over the age of 12. The FDA can grant similar emergency approval to children of age. 5 to 11 the day before Halloween.
“This is a good time to think about why vaccination is important,” Forch said. “Go out and enjoy not only Halloween, but other upcoming holidays.”
Last year, Fauci advised parents not to let children go from house to house.
Also in the news:
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who is under Senate scrutiny over his handling of the pandemic, claimed on Sunday that COVID-19 protocols at a football match prevented him from attending matches. He has not been vaccinated.
Washington football coach Nick Lolovich has confirmed a report by USA Today Sports that he is seeking a religious exemption from college vaccination obligations. Lorovich came from a Catholic family and attended a Catholic high school. Pope Francis described vaccination as an “act of love” and urged people to get vaccinated.
More than 20,000 runners will meet on Monday for the 125th Boston Marathon, delayed since April due to the pandemic.
Malaysian officials say 90% of adults in the country are now fully vaccinated and restrictions on foreign travel for vaccinated residents will be eased from Monday.
Today’s issue: More than 44.3 million COVID-19 infections have been identified in the United States, killing more than 713,000 people, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. Global total: Over 237.8 million cases and 4.85 million deaths. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 187.2 million Americans (56.7% of the population) have been fully vaccinated.
What we are reading: Dozens of other countries, from Cambodia to Canada, have beaten the United States with COVID-19 vaccinations. The difference is clear. To match Canada’s enthusiasm, an additional 50 million Americans now need vaccinations. What happened here?
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After the delta version jumped into the heat, COVID-19 cases and subsequent deaths have dropped significantly not only in the United States but in other countries as well.
In the week ending Saturday, there were less than 50,000 COVID deaths worldwide for the first time since the week ended November 3, 2020. During those dates, 3,577,988 people died from the disease worldwide. .. This is 74 percent of the total number of people who died during an epidemic.
There have been a significant number of deaths in the world—some estimates suggest that India alone did not report millions—but the rate of decline in cases is certainly positive news. The death toll is currently less than half of the worst week recorded at 103,060 at the end of January. Globally, the weekly total of new cases is less than 3 million.
Tea Party favorite and Texas gubernatorial candidate Alan West said Sunday that he had been admitted to Plano with COVID-19 and had received monoclonal antibody infusion therapy.
“The results were almost immediate,” tweeted West, who was not vaccinated. “After this experience, I can prove that I am more focused on fighting the obligation of vaccines to pocket big pharma and corrupt bureaucrats and politicians.”
Instead, West, 60, advocated for the treatment of his choice. These treatments are primarily developed by large companies such as Regeneron Pharmaceuticals. Their position is that people need to pay hundreds of dollars for experimental treatments after they become sick by receiving a free vaccine and reducing their chances of infecting others. I countered by Twitter’s reply asking if there is and whether I have to pay for the hospital.
“Our body is the final sanctuary of our freedom and independence. I defend it for all, even progressive socialist donkeys, who should be saved from them.” West tweeted.
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Day care centers struggle to find and retain employees
Although labor shortages caused by historical pandemics have disrupted many industries, childcare has been affected more than in most cases. Day care centers were closed early in the pandemic, according to labor ministry data, leaving the sector sacking or sacking 373,000 employees, or 36% of employees. About 70% of these jobs have returned. In other words, there is still a shortage of 109,000 employees in childcare. In contrast, the economy overall recovered 78% of the jobs that were wiped out last spring, and restaurants and bars lost almost half of their workforce but regained 84% of their positions.
This situation forces providers to operate with already tight margins to keep their children away or increase their parenting costs.
Mark McMurphy, executive director of the White Birch Child Care Center in Heniker, New Hampshire, said: Please see this for details.
– – Courtney Subramanian and Paul Davidson
COVID rates are falling, but winter and human error may dent profits
The COVID-19 infection rate has fallen after a nearly as bad wave as last winter. But when experts start acting like COVID-19 is over, there could be another surge. Another wave could come this winter as people stop taking precautions, indoors start gathering in large numbers, and vaccines and boosters shrink.
“Most of it depends on human behavior, and human behavior hasn’t helped us much in this pandemic,” CDC Director Rochelle Valensky said in a recent call with reporters. said. “We are fighting with ourselves, not our ordinary enemies.”
– – Karen Weintraubi
Epidemic depression, anxiety went up and down with a boom
A new study published by the CDC shows that levels of anxiety and depression reached the peak of the pandemic late last year and declined after vaccines became widespread and restrictions were eased. Anxiety scores increased by 13% from August to December 2020 and then decreased by 26.8% from late May to early June. Similarly, depression levels increased by 14.8% and then decreased by 24.8%. The analysis was based on data from the Census Bureau’s Household Pulses Survey.
“Across the study, the frequency of symptoms of anxiety and depression was positively correlated with the average number of COVID-19 cases per day,” the study said. “Mental health services and resources, including telemedicine behavioral services, are critical during the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Iowa schools may continue to request masks after initial injunction
After federal judges extended the suspension of the state’s school mask obligation ban, Iowa school districts could keep them with face-covering requirements for now. Judge Robert Pratt, who issued a temporary restraining order against the law on Sept. 13 in response to a proceeding filed by the parents of a disabled student, issued a temporary injunction against the state law on Friday.
Pratt’s temporary custody order was due to expire on Monday, but the injunction now means the law could be blocked during the proceedings. In his Friday filing, Pratt cited the trajectory of pediatric COVID-19 cases in the state since the start of the school year and “irreparable harm to the children involved in this case.” ..
-The Des Moines Register, Ian Richardson
Contribution: The Associated Press
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