Pressure continues to increase from Democratic elected officials to get people vaccinated against the coronavirus as infections mount across the country, fueled by the spread of the highly transmissible delta variant .
Florida on Sunday broke its record for current hospitalizations, days after it recorded the most new daily cases since the start of the pandemic.
.Graham, 66, said he saw a doctor Monday morning after experiencing flu-like symptoms Saturday night and currently has mild symptoms that include feeling like he has a sinus infection. He plans to quarantine for 10 days."I am very glad I was vaccinated because without vaccination I am certain I would not feel as well as I do now,'' Graham tweeted. "My symptoms would be far worse.''
Millions face eviction after federal eviction moratorium endsTheend of the federal moratoriummeans evictions could begin Monday, leading to a years’ worth of evictions over several weeks just as the highly contagious delta variant of the coronavirus is rapidly spreading and ushering in the worst housing crisis since the Great Recession.
The moratorium, put in place by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in September, was the only measure keepingmillions of tenants in their homes.Many of them lost jobs during the pandemic and had fallen months behind on their rent.Landlords successfully challenged the order in court, arguing they also had bills to pay. They pointed out that tenants could access nearly $47 billion in federal money set aside to help pay rents and related expenses. headtopics.com
Advocates for tenants said the distribution of the money had been slow and that more time was needed to distribute it and repay landlords.Even with the delay, roughly 3.6 million people in the U.S. as of July 5 said they face eviction in the next two months, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s Household Pulse Survey.
Florida sets record for COVID hospitalizationsFlorida on Sundaybroke its record for coronavirus hospitalizationsa day after the state recorded the most daily COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic in early 2020.More than 10,200 people in Florida are hospitalized with confirmed COVID-19 cases, according to data reported to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. The previous record of 10,170 hospitalizations was from July 23, 2020, more than a half-year before vaccinations started becoming widespread, according to the Florida Hospital Association. Florida leads the nation in per capita hospitalizations for COVID-19.
Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare's chief communications officer said the hospital has 70 patients in its COVID-19 unit – an increase of 11 since Friday andthe highest the hospital has seen. The previous highest number was 51, said Stephanie Derzypolski, who added that the majority of those in the hospital with COVID now are unvaccinated.
Coronavirus cases are climbing across the country, but there are dramatic differences in the intensity of the outbreaks.Tennessee reported 356 cases in the last week of June and 12,765 cases in the last week of July, resulting in a 3,486% increase. In California, cases were up 1,078%. And in Louisiana, cases were up 1,043%. headtopics.com
More than 1M vaccine doses thrown away in 10 states since DecemberIowa might have to throw out tens of thousands of doses of the vaccine over the next six weeks. Last week, El Paso, Texas, threw out nearly 4,000. And in Arkansas, more than 80,000 doses expired this week.
"Prior to the vaccine, I was heartsick because people died and we couldn't help them. Now, they don't get the vaccine and we can't help them," Tammy Kellebrew, a pharmacist who travels to rural hospitals across Arkansas, told. "And so after every death, I go back to the pharmacy and I cry, and then I go back to work."
A survey reported by thesays that over a million doses have been thrown away in 10 states since vaccines were first administered. Much of the loss comes from lagging demand in recent months.New poll suggests unvaccinated people are unafraid of the pandemic
According to an Axios/Ipsos tracking poll, only 37% of adults said they were extremely or very concerned about the pandemic, the highest percentage since mid-May. The data showed that the percentage of those concerned is rising in vaccinated adults, but not in unvaccinated adults. headtopics.com
Of vaccinated adults polled in July, 44% were concerned about the vaccine, up eight percentage points since June. The percentage of unvaccinated adults concerned remained at a stable 23% from June to July.Fifty-four percent of vaccinated adults were concerned about the delta variant while 25% of unvaccinated adults reported they were concerned. While COVID-19 cases grow across the nation with the spread of the delta variant, poll results suggest many unvaccinated people are unafraid.
, the 7-day average of new cases increased about 64% last week, with over 66,000 new cases in the U.S. The CDC issued a new mask guidance last week to minimize the spread of COVID-19. Read more: Yahoo News »
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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says no indoor mask mandate for vaccinated people New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio strongly encouraged vaccinated people to wear masks indoors but stopped short of reissuing a mask mandate on Monday in what he said was an attempt to focus primarily on vaccinations. In this country Afghan resettlement is more important than our people losing their houses. :///// Naeher USAvMEX What should they be proud of? Violence? Poverty? The Democracy that we are losing it? I guess DeBlasio’s worried about upsetting the NYPD & FDNY, because they’re about the only mass groups in NYC who are anti-maskers. Most of the rest of us are just calmly wearing masks because we know it’s the safest bet.
Gun-wielding masked men shoot 10 in New York City attack, speed off on mopedsA pair of masked men unleashed a fusillade of gunfire on a crowded street in a New York City neighborhood Saturday night, wounding 10 people before getting on mopeds and speeding away, police said. New York Police Department investigators said the episode appeared to be tied to gang violence, but that seven of the shooting victims were innocent bystanders, including a 72-year-old man. 'This was, as I can most accurately describe it, a brazen, coordinated attack,' NYPD Chief of Detectives James Essig said at a news conference on Sunday. Each gun used was originally sold 'legally'.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says no to a mask mandate for vaccinated people New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio strongly encouraged vaccinated people to wear masks indoors but stopped short of reissuing a mask mandate on Monday, spurning guidance from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
New York won't open marijuana dispensaries until 2023: Cantor's ZuanicFive states legalized cannabis this year. But a top Wall Street analyst says it could take years for marijuana shops in states like New York to actually open. Legal shops What are you talking about? There is one in Manhattan
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At least 10 people injured in a mass shooting in New York CityPolice are searching for suspects after a shooting in Queens injures at least 10. Authorities believe seven victims were not intentional targets. Anyone with half a brain knows its the prevalence of guns in the only country on earth with this problem. Nobody wants to admit it. Wait, we just had another mass shooting? Why is there no travel advisory warning for those who wish to visit the US yet. 🍚