Over the last few months, a steady drumbeat of headlines has highlighted the astounding real-world effectiveness of the Covid-19 vaccines, especially the mRNA vaccines made by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna. The vaccines, study after study has shown, are more than 90 percent effective at preventing the worst outcomes, including hospitalization and death. But alongside this good […]

ASHBURN, Va. — Washington Football Team defensive end Montez Sweat said Wednesday he wasn’t persuaded to take the COVID-19 vaccine after listening to an expert discuss the matter with him and his teammates, highlighting an issue that remains not only in the NFL but in society as well. Washington coach Ron Rivera had an immunologist […]

A vaccine dose is prepared at the state’s mass vaccination site in St. Mary’s County. Photo from the Executive Office of the Governor. Maryland’s 60 hospitals and healthcare systems banded together Wednesday to announce that they will require all employees and clinicians to receive COVID-19 vaccinations. The announcement came in the form of a consensus […]

  The charts in the above chart box show that the weekly number of new cases per 100,000 in Evanston, Suburban Cook County, Chicago and the State are all at 25 or below.  The low test positivity rate in each region shows that testing is adequate. The data shows that all four regions are controlling […]

From a deafening silence to a jubilant chorus and back to silence again. Roland-Garros came alive on Wednesday, with 5,000 fans packed into Court Philippe Chatrier for the night session, a sense of normalcy seemingly returning to the tennis world as France began to relax its COVID-19 restrictions. And then, reality set in again, as […]

Michigan reported 257 new coronavirus cases and 7 new deaths for Wednesday, June 9. The state is averaging 330 new cases and 33 new deaths per day over the last week, according to data from the Department of Health and Human Services. Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 891,314 reported coronavirus cases […]

Hawaii Department of Health officials reported 46 new confirmed and probable coronavirus infections today, bringing the state’s total since the start of the pandemic to 36,731 cases. No new virus-related fatalities were reported today so the statewide COVID-19 death toll remains 505. The state’s official coronavirus-related death toll includes 392 fatalities on Oahu, 55 on […]

Face masks no longer are required outdoors on school grounds, according to updated COVID-19 guidance the New York State Department of Health issued Monday. Face masks continue to be required inside all schools and school administrative buildings for all students, faculty, staff and visitors. The state health department’s update Monday aligned New York’s guidance with […]

To the Editor: Blumenthal et al.1 report delayed large local reactions in 12 patients who had received the mRNA-1273 vaccine against severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). Baeck et al.2 report a similar reaction to the BNT162b2 vaccine. The majority of these patients with delayed large […]

As announced last month, COVID-19 vaccinations will be required for all members of the Vanderbilt University community for the 2021–22 academic school year. Faculty, staff and postdocs who have not yet received their vaccination may visit the free walk-up vaccination clinics taking place on campus in June and July or may find a vaccination site […]

People, some wearing protective face masks, stand on a train platform at Central Station after new public health regulations were announced for greater Sydney, including compulsory mask-wearing on public transport, following the emergence of new cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Sydney, Australia, May 6, 2021. REUTERS/Loren Elliott Australia’s Victoria state reported its lowest […]

Montpelier’s Capitol Theater, which has been closed during the coronavirus outbreak, is pictured in April 2020. Photo by Mike Dougherty/VTDigger For nearly 15 months, Gov. Phil Scott has led Vermont through the Covid-19 crisis, relying on immense executive powers granted through the declaration of a state of emergency. Since March 13, 2020, Vermont’s emergency status […]

A majority of the state is now in orange or yellow tier, with most of the Bay Area in yellow tier. Credit: California Blueprint for a Safer Economy With one week left to go until California drops its COVID-19 tier system and reopens its economy, Oakland and Alameda County are moving into the least restrictive, […]

Australia’s second largest city Melbourne will exit a COVID-19 hard lockdown as planned on Thursday night, Victoria state authorities said, although some restrictions on travel and gatherings would likely remain for another week. After two weeks in a strict lockdown that forced people to remain home except for essential business, Melbourne’s five million residents will […]

FAQ Which safety precautions are continuing?   Following updated CDC guidance from May 2021, the archdiocesan mask mandate now only applies to all parish faithful who have not received a vaccination. Masks are optional for those who are fully vaccinated. Capacity restrictions and social-distancing measures at archdiocesan parishes will be determined by the parish pastor based on […]

FILE PHOTO: Shops available for lease are seen in an empty shopping arcade on the first day of a five-day lockdown implemented in the state of Victoria in response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Melbourne, Australia, February 13, 2021. REUTERS/Sandra Sanders/File Photo A measure of Australian consumer sentiment fell for a second month […]

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any place where people gather. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. You and all minors accompanying you to the event (collectively, “All Attendees”) acknowledge and voluntarily assume all risks, hazards, and dangers arising from or relating in any way to […]

Taipei, Taiwan – After 18 months of successfully keeping COVID-19 at bay, Taiwan is now facing a surge in cases after an outbreak was discovered in mid-May. From just 1,200 cases and a handful of deaths among the island’s population of 23 million, the number of confirmed cases had reached more than 11,000 by Tuesday […]

People wearing face masks walk on a street market, following an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Wuhan, Hubei province, China February 8, 2021. REUTERS/Aly Song Top U.S. infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci has urged China to release information about six labourers who fell ill after working in a mine in Yunnan province […]

Okanogan County Public Health photo COVID-19 vaccinations will be offered Thursday in Bridgeport as part of the Chelan-Douglas Health District’s efforts to provide access to the vaccine in outlying areas of the two counties. The clinic will be at Fireman Park from 2 to 6 p.m. and will offer the one-dose […]