Case rise Children, the new mask and vaccine regulations have come into effect, and the FDA has authorized some people to step up their injections. Here is what you should know:
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With the increase in the number of child cases, the school prepares for the start of school
As Delta variants continue to spread, More and more children across the United States are falling due to Covid-19 cases-Some of them are seriousThe average number of children in the 7-day hospital for the disease last week increased by nearly 30% to 239, putting pressure on the hospital. This surge coincides with the start of a new school year in schools across the country.In response to the increase in cases, the National Education Association, the largest teacher union in the United States, recently supported Require school staff to be vaccinated.
More and more school districts are also adopting CDC Guidelines It is mandatory to wear masks in schools.On Thursday, Virginia joined these ranks, and the governor of the state announced that it would require all students, teachers, and staff at the school Wear a mask indoors, Regardless of their vaccination status.In general, most experts agree to minimize Distance learning It is important to take preventive measures at the same time.
More masks and vaccines are required
Last week, the national public health policy developed in the opposite direction. In some places, increasingly strict mask and vaccine regulations are being implemented.For example, the Ministry of Health and Human Services became The latest federal agency All employees are required to be vaccinated.and San Francisco announces that it will restrict entry Enter gyms, restaurants, and other indoor venues to provide services to people who can prove that they have been vaccinated, similar to New York City.
In contrast, despite the increasing number of cases, some legislators strongly oppose any regulations on masking or vaccination. Eight states It currently accounts for half of the country’s Covid-19 hospitalizations, many of which also have low vaccination rates and limited public health regulations.For example, the hospital in Texas is Full of Covid-19 patientsAlthough Governor Greg Abbott banned wearing masks, the judge allowed two counties Their own task To curb the rapid spread of the virus.
When the CDC strengthened its vaccine guidance for pregnant women, the FDA signed the booster
Yesterday the FDA authorized Third step up shot Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine is used for people with weakened immune function, including organ transplant recipients and other people with equally weak immune systems. The FDA added that other fully vaccinated people do not need an additional dose at this time. At the same time, the CDC’s Vaccine Advisory Committee is meeting today to consider boosting vaccines. If the CDC approves these vaccines based on their recommendations, they can begin distribution immediately.In doing so, the United States will follow in the footsteps of Israel and other countries. Israel has begun to provide a third dose of vaccine to people with weakened immune systems. Expand the qualifications of boosters For people over 50.
Earlier this week, the CDC also updated its Advice for pregnant women. Where did the previous guidance vaguely say that it was a pregnant woman Can Vaccination, the agency has now strengthened its language, saying that vaccination is Respected For anyone over 12 years old, including those with children.
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Where can I get the Covid-19 vaccine and what should I expect?
The number of cases in the United States is increasing, and one of the best ways to protect yourself and others from Covid-19 is If you have not been vaccinatedAlthough these vaccines may not completely prevent you from contracting the virus, they can ensure that your illness is much milder than other conditions. You can get the vaccine in a doctor’s office, hospital or emergency care center, and most major pharmacies. If you want to avoid waiting, you should be able to schedule your appointment online. The vaccine is free, But it’s best to bring your health insurance card and ID card. You may experience some minor and short-lived side effects, but you should not take medication or even over-the-counter painkillers before your appointment.Despite the misinformation circulating on the Internet, these shots will not change your DNA or Make you magnetic. One of the other ways you can do your part to stop the further spread of Covid-19 is Talk to other people in your life Who may need help getting vaccinated to ensure that they are safe and easy to vaccinate.
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