2 doses of J&J vaccine provide 94% protection, study says; US reaches death toll of Spanish flu: COVID-19 updates

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Johnson & Johnson released new data on Tuesday showing a booster dose of its vaccine, given two months after the one-shot vaccine, offers 94% protection against moderate to severe COVID-19 symptoms.

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J&J cited three studies of the vaccine to show that the booster shot provides 100% protection against severe or severe symptoms, the company said in a statement. The company said a booster dose given six months after a single shot provides even greater protection. The results are consistent with data from the Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines studies.

The J&J vaccine alone has been found to be 66% protective against moderate to severe disease worldwide and 72% protective in the US.


Dr. Paul Stoffels, Chief Scientific Officer of Johnson & Johnson said, “A single-shot COVID-19 vaccine that is easy to use, distribute and administer, and that provides robust and long-lasting protection, It is important to vaccinate the global population.” . “The booster shot further enhances protection against COVID-19 and is expected to significantly extend the duration of protection.”

Data comes on heels Pfizer-BioNtech is releasing results from a study Their vaccines are safe and effective for children 5 to 11 at one-third of the doses used in adolescents and adults.

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Also in the news:

Fans of the NBA’s Oklahoma City Thunder must provide proof of a COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test to attend games in person, the team announced Tuesday.

Jackson, Mississippi, Mayor Antar Lumumba signed an executive order setting an October 15 deadline for city workers to show evidence they have been vaccinated against COVID-19. Those who will not have to undergo weekly tests at their own cost.

Ohio Reps. Bob Latta and Tim Ryan tests positive for COVID-19 Despite being vaccinated against the virus this week. He was home quarantined.

IA Florida man died of COVID-19 Just 20 minutes before the birth of their first grandson this month. Her daughter told Granthshala she is “overjoyed” about the birth of her first grandchild.

Los Angeles plumber George Holiday, who shot a grainy video of four white police officers beating black motorist Rodney King in 1991, has died of complications from COVID-19, a friend said.

Family of an unvaccinated Kentucky woman who died of COVID-19 just days after getting married sharing your story In the hope of encouraging others to get vaccinated.

Today’s issue: The US has recorded more than 42.3 million confirmed COVID-19 cases and over 677,000 deaths Johns Hopkins University data. Global totals: Over 229.4 million cases and nearly 4.7 million deaths. More than 181 million Americans – 55% of the population – have been fully vaccinated, according to CDC.

What we are studying: The news that the US would open borders to vaccinate international travelers in early November brought a wave of relief to many. read more here.

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Florida’s new surgeon general outspoken critic of COVID lockdown, mandates

Dr Joseph Ladapo – a UCLA medical professor who has published controversial articles about the “Covid frenzy” and is an outspoken critic of lockdowns, mask and vaccine mandates and other mitigation measures – Named as the new Surgeon General of FloridaRon DeSantis announced Tuesday, Gov.

Ladapo, who was hired Monday at the University of Florida College of Medicine, said he wants to usher in a new era in Florida battling the COVID-19 pandemic, setting a model for other states to follow.

“Florida will completely dismiss the fear. The fear is gone,” Ladapo said during a press briefing after the regularly scheduled Florida cabinet meeting at the Capitol. read more here.

–Jeffrey Schwers, USA Today Network Florida

In US COVID-19 hot spot, a viral surge tests an Appalachian clinic

Outside a former Kmart on an Appalachian hill, a line of cars hurled toward white parking-lot tents for COVID-19 tests, which has seen demand skyrocket over the past few weeks.

As a shopping mall transformed into a medical clinic, residents waited for appointments and took medicines. In one room, patients received infusions of antibodies to blunt the effects of a virus that has grown rapidly in the area.

In recent weeks, Perry and several other Eastern Kentucky counties have posted some of the top-10 highest rates of COVID-19 in the country, according to a New York Times database.

With a needle in her arm, 67-year-old Kathy Barnett said she contracted COVID after deciding against vaccination. He had just suffered a heart attack when he contracted the virus. As she sat in a row of the recliner, a nurse turned to her to drip infusion fluid.

“It never stops. We’re open 13 hours most days, and it never ends,” said nurse Katie Cornett, noting that patients look sick with the Delta version. “Unfortunately, we have to send a lot to the hospital.” read more here.

— Chris Kenning, The Courier-Journal

Couple kicked out of Texas restaurant for wearing masks

A couple whose 4-year-old son has cystic fibrosis Was kicked out of a Texas restaurant For refusing to take off their masks. Natalie Wester and her husband, Jose Lopez, who are both fully vaccinated, said they wear masks in public to protect their child.

“Cystic fibrosis is a very life-threatening genetic disorder, and if my son contracts COVID he will need to be hospitalized,” Wester said on Facebook. Hang Time Sports Grill & Bar owner, Tom Blackmer, confirmed to a local station CBS 11 That no type of mask is allowed in their establishment.

“When they put on their masks that night, they were reminded that the front man had to take it off. They didn’t want to, and so we told them to leave,” he told the station. “I think the overall reaction with masks in the United States right now is ridiculous.”

Scott Gleason

Third Kentucky school employee dies of COVID

A counselor at Lee County Elementary School died of COVID-19 on Monday, Third employee to die at Eastern Kentucky school From the virus since the 2021-22 academic year started last month. Ronda Estes, 56, had worked for the district for 35 years, Superintendent Sarah Wasson said. Vasan said she cannot “talk about her vaccination status” or release any other medical information.

“Ronda was a calming force with a positive attitude regardless of the situation,” Vasson wrote in an email. “She encouraged and inspired everyone she came in contact with.” read more here.

Billy Cobin, Louisville Courier Journal

When will the employees return to the office? Never say never, some businesses

While many businesses are grumbling about when to bring employees back to their offices amid a spike in COVID cases, some have shrugged off the dilemma. closing some or all of your buildings. The trend foreshadows an office market that will shrink at least somewhat in the long run, hurting restaurants, bars and shops that depend on the expense of white-collar workers to survive.

The change could affect the broader economy by increasing defaults on commercial loans and reducing the city’s tax revenue.

“The lockdown has only intensified what has already been happening for years,” said Denise Consort, a small business consultant at Digital.com. “We’ve been moving towards remote working for decades.” read more here.

Paul Davidson

Loved ones rejoice as US lifts ban on international travel for vaccinations

The global community has faced a year and a half long in confronting the unbearable COVID-19 pandemic for some who have been separated from their loved ones due to travel restrictions. news that the US Removal of ban on vaccinated international travelers Early November brought a wave of relief, even though a specific lift date has yet to be announced.

Community members shared their reactions on Twitter under the hashtag #LoveIsNotTourism. Some shared pictures of themselves and their loved ones on social media platforms. @purahss wrote, “After a gap of 2 years we finally got a chance to meet again!! read more here.

Morgan Hines

In Tennessee, best drugs to defeat virus reserved for non-vaccination

The Tennessee State Government Now Recommends Approx. All vaccinated residents should be denied access to monoclonal antibody treatment To preserve limited supplies for non-vaccinated patients.

The recommendation is based on guidance from the National Institutes of Health, which notes that unvaccinated residents are more likely to face serious complications from coronavirus infection. However, Tennesseans who take a common-sense step to help stop the epidemic may lose access to one of the most effective treatments.

“With this limited resource, it makes sense to identify those most at risk,” said Dr., medical director of the Antibody Infusion Clinic at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Karen Bloch said. “Without politics, the unaffiliated fit into that category.” read more here.

Brett Kellman, Nashville Tennessee

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