Lambda COVID-19 Variant from Peru Feared to be Vaccine Resistant

Scientists are concerned that a highly contagious new COVID-19 strain devastating Peru may be immune to vaccinations. The Lambda mutation, or C.37, appears to have originated in Peru last August and is now being blamed for the country having the…

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U.S. Navy Introduces Service-wide Incentives for Vaccinated Sailors

The Navy became the first military branch in the U.S. to announce a service-wide incentive to encourage sailors to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The incentives include increased freedom of movement at port calls and removing the requirement of pre-deployment quarantine…

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Research Suggests Dogs Can Detect COVID-19 Infections

A new collaborative study by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Durham University, and the group Medical Detection Dogs, published on Sunday, indicates that dogs may help fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The scientists completed Phase 1 of…

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New York and Maryland Launch Lotteries for Vaccinated Residents

New York and Maryland both announced on Thursday the launching of lotteries for their vaccinated residents. The two states are joining Ohio, which announced last week that vaccinated residents may enter the lottery with millions in prizes, and the incentive…

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CDC: No Masks, No Social Distancing for Fully Vaccinated People

The Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Dr. Rochelle Walensky announced on Thursday that people who have received the complete COVID-19 vaccination are no longer required to wear masks while indoors or outdoors or observe physical…

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$1M Lottery, Scholarships Offered to Vaccinated Citizens of Ohio

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has come up with an unorthodox incentive to encourage all Ohioans to get the COVID-19 vaccine. He announced that the state is giving away full scholarships to vaccinated adolescents aged 17 and younger and offers a…

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COVID-19 Vaccines for 12 to 15-year-olds Could Begin on Thursday

On Monday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) expanded the emergency use authorization (EUA) for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to be administered to adolescents as young as 12 years old. President Joe Biden called it a promising development. The…

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Pfizer, Moderna Shares Dip as Biden Administration Supports COVID-19 Vaccine Patent Waiver

U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai announced Wednesday that the United States would advocate for waiving COVID-19 vaccine patent protections in discussions with the World Trade Organization. The announcement came as coronavirus infections reached their highest levels in countries that have…

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Biden Considers Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccines for U.S. Troops

President Joe Biden said that he is not ruling out the requirement of vaccines on all U.S. troops. The federal regulators, the Food and Drug Administration, released the approval and final clearance on the COVID-19 vaccine. Still, Biden cautioned that…

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