As Delta Surges, Contact Tracing Re-Takes COVID Center Stage

Ilish Pérez, health educator, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. True Beck, COVID-19 response manager, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. K.J. Seung, MD, senior health and policy adviser, Partners in Health; assistant professor of global health and social medicine, Harvard Medical School. Danyelle McNeill, spokesperson, Arkansas Department of Health, Little Rock. Benjamin… Continue reading As Delta Surges, Contact Tracing Re-Takes COVID Center Stage

What are the Delta, Gamma, Beta and Alpha Covid variants?

UK coronavirus cases are rising due to a variant first identified in India that spreads more easily. Source link

Covid: Delta twice as likely to need hospital care

Dr Gavin Dabrera, from PHE, said: “We already know that vaccination offers excellent protection against Delta and, as this variant accounts for over 99% of Covid cases in the UK, it is vital that those who have not received two doses of vaccine do so as soon as possible. Source link

Covid: New Zealand pandemic strategy in doubt amid Delta spread

The highly infectious Delta variant “does change the game”, the Covid response minister says. Source link

Delta Whiplash: How the New Surge Is Affecting Mental Health

Vaile Wright, PhD, senior director of health care innovation, American Psychological Association. CBS News: “Travelers are canceling trips with COVID numbers rising again: ‘It was really kind of heartbreaking.’” Handbook of Positive Psychology, edited by C.R. Snyder and Shane J. Lopez, Oxford University Press, 2002. Rachel Goldenberg, Queens, NY. Roxanne Hawn, Golden, CO. Marissa… Continue reading Delta Whiplash: How the New Surge Is Affecting Mental Health

Covid vaccines still effective against Delta variant

But the jabs were more effective against the Alpha variant, the largest study of its kind suggests. Source link

Health Care Workers Share Stories of Delta Variant’s Toll

Michael Battistelli, licensed paramedic, emergency medical services instructor, Stratford, CT. Todd Rice, MD, associate professor of medicine, Division of Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care; and medical director COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit, Vanderbilt Medical Center, Nashville. Yvonne Billings, MD, director of cardiopulmonary medicine, Cleveland Clinic Martin Health, Stuart, FL. Gina McNemar, ICU nurse, Baton Rouge General… Continue reading Health Care Workers Share Stories of Delta Variant’s Toll

Delta COVID Variant May Increase Risk of Dating, Expert Says

Aug. 13, 2021 — The dating behaviors of adolescents and young adults pose a challenge to fighting the COVID-19 pandemic because some young people prioritize their relationships over the risk of becoming infected and may not comply with recommended preventive measures. “Recent research indicates that many [adolescents and young adults] are noncompliant or… Continue reading Delta COVID Variant May Increase Risk of Dating, Expert Says

Back to School, Back to COVID-19? Delta Changes the Situation

Whitney Sandoval, Wichita, KS. Sedgwick County, KS, COVID-19 Dashboard. CDC: “Guidance for COVID-19 Prevention in K-12 Schools,” “Demographic Characteristics of People Receiving COVID-19 Vaccinations in the United States.” Pew Trusts: “Compliance and Defiance: States React to New CDC Mask Guidelines.” NBC News: “Is the delta variant more dangerous for children? A growing number of kids… Continue reading Back to School, Back to COVID-19? Delta Changes the Situation

Delta a Concern on Campus: Back to College Amid COVID Surge

Aug. 9, 2021 – The Biden administration has announced initiatives to promote the safety of in-person college and university this fall as COVID-19 case rates surge across the country. A Vax to School College Checklist, adding COVID-19 vaccination discussions to sports physicals, and launching a Week of Action to promote vaccination among young… Continue reading Delta a Concern on Campus: Back to College Amid COVID Surge