Florida hospital reports Colombian COVID-19 variant increase: What to know
In Florida, where COVID-19 community transmission is ranked high by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), researchers say a new variant that originated in Colombia is popping up in sequencing testing.
B.C. looks to improve lower COVID-19 vaccination rates in the Interior as potential 4th wave looms
News/Canada/British Columbia: In the past three weeks, the number of daily COVID-19 cases in British Columbia have tripled, while the delta variant has grown to become the most dominant strain in the province.
Simone Biles's withdrawal from Olympic event could 'normalize' mental health conversations, experts say
Sports/Olympics/Summer Sports/Gymnastics: The decision of U.S. Olympic gymnast Simone Biles to withdraw from the women's team final to look after her mental health could go a long way toward dispelling stigmas around the issue in sports, experts said.
COVID-19 transmission rates by state: CDC
Fully vaccinated individuals should now wear masks in certain indoor areas in places with substantial and high coronavirus spread given the highly contagious delta variant, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), but what areas are spiking and who is most at risk?
Audit: Military personnel unprotected from toxic chemicals
The Defense Department has dragged its feet on protecting service personnel from "forever chemicals" at military installations and isn't doing enough to track health effects from exposure to the toxic compounds, according to an internal audit.
U.S. CDC calls for masks in areas of high COVID-19 transmission, even for fully vaccinated
News/Health: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reversed course on its recommendations around mask-wearing and now says that in areas of high COVID-19 transmission rates, even fully vaccinated Americans should wear masks in public indoor settings to prevent the spread of the delta variant.
CDC recommends fully vaccinated wear masks in certain indoor areas, advises universal masking for schools
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Tuesday that fully vaccinated individuals should wear masks in certain indoor areas and advised universal masking for schools regardless of individuals' vaccination status amid rising infections due to the delta variant.
UK may be nearing end of pandemic with vaccination goal in sight, epidemiologist says
England could be coming up on the end of its coronavirus pandemic after vaccinations resulted in a dramatic decline of risk for virus-blamed hospitalization and death, an epidemiologist said, according to a report.
K-12 schools should implement universal masking to protect younger kids, expert says
Amid rising COVID-19 cases largely due to the delta variant, K-12 schools should instate universal masking measures to safeguard younger kids who are not yet eligible for vaccination, an Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA) expert said Tuesday.