30

Jul

CDC Announces New Mask Guidelines Since Cape Cod Outbreak

The recent COVID-19 outbreak on Cape Cod prompted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to urge Americans to start wearing masks again. The CDC announced that 127 vaccinated people were infected with the Delta variant during the outbreak. The infected cases seemed to carry as much viral load as 84 unvaccinated or partially vaccinated people who[…]

29

Jul

COVID Cases Rising in States with Low Vaccination Rates

After several months of declining case numbers, COVID-19 infection cases are rising again across the country. Many of the states that are increasing are states that are lagging in vaccinations. In an NBC article, Nigel Chiwaya reports that “Nationwide, the four-week COVID case count has more than doubled as of Monday from the previous four weeks”. The[…]

22

Jul

Texas Hospital Reports First Case of Lambda COVID Variant

Houston Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas is now treating its first patient infected with the lambda variant of COVID-19. While the hospital has mainly been dealing with patients infected with the delta variant, a more contagious strain of SARS-CoV-2, there is still a high level of concern regarding the lambda variant. A substantial amount of the COVID-19[…]

22

Jul

Doctor Warns American Traveling to Florida Due to Delta Variant

As the highly contagious Delta variant spreads across the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have continued to urge Americans to avoid non essential international travel. However, one doctor believes this is not enough, Dr. Ebony Jade Hilton states “If we’re going to talk about traveling to the U.K., then we should also[…]