Study estimates 67% of cases between December and February were linked to UK variant

About two-thirds of all U.S. coronavirus cases identified over the past three months may be linked to the variant first identified in the UK, a new study suggests. There are at least 11,569 cases of the strain, known as B 1.1.7, in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  But … Read more

Biden’s Covid chief says states reopening are ‘playing with fire’

U.S. governors are ‘playing with fire’ if they reopen their states too soon, warned President Biden’s senior coronavirus adviser Andy Slavitt on Tuesday.  Average daily coronavirus infections are up by 12 percent compared to last week, rising to more than 67,000 new cases every 24 hours, according to a DailyMail.com analysis of Johns Hopkins University … Read more

Mortality rate rose 15.9% in 2020 and 5% of all COVID death certificates listed virus as only cause

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published two new reports on the extent to which COVID-19 contributed to U.S. deaths in 2020.  In one of the studies, researchers found that the virus caused the U.S. mortality rate to rise nearly 16 percent. They also determined that COVID killed 91.5 out of every … Read more

Health workers 90% less likely to catch coronavirus after they are fully vaccinated, CDC data show 

Two doses of either Moderna’s or Pfizer-BioNTech’s coronavirus vaccine are highly effective at preventing infection, a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) real-world study published on Monday finds. Researchers looked at vaccination rates among nearly 4,000 healthcare employees, first responders, and other essential and frontline workers from mid-December 2020 to mid-March 2021. Results … Read more

Health workers 90% less likely to catch coronavirus after they are fully vaccinated, CDC data show 

Two doses of either Moderna’s or Pfizer-BioNTech’s coronavirus vaccine are highly effective at preventing infection, a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study published on Monday finds. Researchers looked at vaccination rates among nearly 4,000 healthcare employees, first responders, and other essential and frontline workers from mid-December 2020 to mid-March 2021. Results showed … Read more

Ex CDC director Robert Redfield believes COVID ‘escaped’ from Wuhan lab as early as September 2019

Trump’s CDC director Robert Redfield says he believes COVID-19 ‘escaped’ from a lab in Wuhan and started spreading as early as September 2019 Robert Redfield, the former CDC director, says he believes COVID-19 ‘escaped’ from a lab in Wuhan, China He said the virus may have been circling since September 2019Redfield made the claims in a CNN interview … Read more

US has risen to 7th in world for vaccinating its population – but still lags behind UK’s rollout

A vaccination drive that has begun to pick up speed is propelling the United States ahead in the race to immunize its population against COVID-19. Currently, the U.S. ranks seventh in the world, with 25.7 percent of Americans having received at least one dose, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention … Read more

Early Covid surges were 150% more common in counties with large minority populations

Coronavirus has left no corner of the U.S. untouched, but counties with large minority populations are up to 150% more likely to have been hard-hit by infections compared to mostly white regions of the country, new data shows.  The virus spread like wildfire in communities of color, taking off fastest first in areas with large … Read more

Florida becomes third state to surpass 2 million coronavirus infections

More than two million people in Florida have had COVID-19 as of Tuesday, making it the third state in the U.S. to pass the grim milestone.   Only Texas and California have seen more all-time infections that Florida now.   And cases could be set to surge again in the Sunshine State and countless Spring Breakers continue … Read more

California variant accounts for 52% of cases there while UK strain TRIPLES in Ohio 

Coronavirus variants are continuing to spread across the United States, accounting for more and more cases.   California’s homegrown variant, known as B.1.427/B.1.429, now makes up more than half of infections in the state and 20 to 40 percent of cases elsewhere. Meanwhile, the UK variant, known as B.1.1.7, has spread to every single state and … Read more