The Booster Bulletin: Your Weekly Dose of Immunization News
We’re committed to sharing news and information from local and national media about COVID-19, available vaccines, and immunization-related topics. Each week we’ll continue to review clips from across the U.S., from various news outlets and platforms, and bring you ten timely and relevant links.
“Doctors Debunk 9 Popular COVID-19 Vaccine Myths and Conspiracy Theories” Healthline (June 22, 2021)
“These are the sorts of notions that are held by many people who are reluctant and hesitant about getting the COVID-19 vaccine… [leaving many people] uncertain of the information they encounter, particularly on social media and even from conversations with their neighbor,” Dr. William Schaffner, professor of preventive medicine and infectious diseases at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, told Healthline.”
“The Dos and Don’ts of Hot Vax Summer” The Atlantic (June 24, 2021)
“If your wanderlust is coming on extra strong this summer, you may be wondering what to do with it. Being vaccinated may feel like a superpower, but what exactly is safe—or not?”
“A ‘tough nut to crack’: States race to vaccinate young adults against COVID-19” CNN (June 25, 2021)
“With more than 81.4% of all eligible people in Vermont having had at least one Covid-19 vaccine dose, no one would blame health officials if they wanted to take it easy, but the easy path is not a part of Dr. Mark Levine's pandemic plans.”
“Covid vaccine hesitancy: Misinformation ‘spreads faster than virus’” BBC (June 26, 2021)
“YouTube has removed more than 900,000 videos related to dangerous or misleading information about Covid since February 2020, according to statistics given to the podcast.”
“Almost All U.S. COVID-19 Deaths Now in the Unvaccinated” WebMD (June 28, 2021)
“If you, a friend or a loved one remain unvaccinated against COVID-19 at this point––for whatever reason––you are be at higher risk for dying if you do become infected. That's the conclusion of a new report The Associated Press released looking at COVID-19 deaths during May 2021. Of more than 18,000 people who died from COVID-19, for example, only about 150 were fully vaccinated. That's less than 1%.”
“12 Lessons COVID-19 Taught Us about Developing Vaccines during a Pandemic” STAT (June 30, 2021)
“The extraordinary drive to develop Covid-19 vaccines was like a moonshot—and like that fabled acceleration of space exploration science, it delivered. Just a little over six months after the first Covid vaccines were authorized for use, nearly 3 billion vaccine doses have been administered around the globe. The world got very lucky; so much went right in the quest for vaccines to end this pandemic. But there have been setbacks and failures along the way, and the progress toward supplying vaccine to less affluent parts of the world has been scandalously slow.”
“Comparing the COVID-19 Vaccines: How Are They Different?” Yale Medicine (July 1, 2021)
“In the United States, the number of cases and deaths that had been rising to a peak for almost a year have been flattening out, thanks, in large part, to COVID-19 vaccinations that began in December. As the weeks pass, more reports have been coming out about the effectiveness of the vaccines that are in use and the potential of those still in development. So, how do they differ?”
“Former U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams on Tuesday pressed the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for an update on when a Covid-19 vaccine may be approved, arguing that the wait—which is normal for approvals of this kind—is jeopardizing American lives.”
“Vaccines door-to-door: Immunization push goes granular as delta variant looms” The Washington Post (July 6, 2021)
“President Biden on Tuesday announced a summer-long effort to reach Americans still resistant to getting vaccinated, including going door-to-door and visiting places of worship, as he fights what growing evidence suggests is ever more entrenched resistance from vaccine holdouts.”
“Delta Is Now The Dominant Coronavirus Variant in the U.S.” NPR (July 6, 2021)
“The highly contagious delta variant now accounts for more than 51% of COVID-19 cases in the U.S., according to new estimates released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The variant, also known as B.1.617.2, was first detected in India and is spreading quickly across the globe.”
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