The White House launched a report early Thursday on the results of vaccination requirements within the U.S., contending that mandating vaccines will result in thousands and thousands extra Americans getting pictures within the arm.
The report was launched forward of President Joe Biden’s journey to Chicago – the place he will meet leaders who carried out vaccination requirements in private and non-private sectors, analyzed well being care programs, instructional establishments, public-sector companies and personal companies. The report discovered that companies instituting vaccine requirements have seen their variety of absolutely vaccinated employees rise above 90%. Nationwide, 63% of adults aged 18-64 are absolutely inoculated.
“Without vaccination requirements, we face endless months of chaos in our hospitals, further detrimental impacts on our economy, and anxiety in our schools,” the report reads. According to the White House evaluation, vaccine requirements have broad public help and will assist boost the economic system by bringing employees again to the labor power.
But a lot of Republican-led states have remained steadfast in opposing such requirements, going so far as punishing areas that try and enlist such directives.
The White House report follows Biden’s orders from mid-September that every one employers with 100 or extra employees both mandate vaccines or make use of weekly COVID-19 testing. Some of essentially the most distinguished American firms with vaccine mandates embrace Disney and United Airlines.
Vaccination requirements exist at 25% of companies, 40% of hospitals, and schools and universities serving 37% of all graduate and undergraduate college students nationwide, the report says. Thousands of extra companies are anticipated to impose requirements within the coming weeks.
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►High college weight rooms are being renovated and new soccer fields are getting constructed. The cash for these highschool sports activities was a part of a $123 billion infusion supposed to assist faculties reopen and recuperate from the pandemic. But some districts have used large portions for athletics projects they could not beforehand afford.
► A Texas man who posted on Facebook that he paid somebody sick with COVID-19 to deliberately unfold the virus was sentenced to 15 months in federal prison. He was discovered responsible on two counts for violating a federal regulation that criminalizes false information and hoaxes associated to organic weapons after pretending to have somebody unfold COVID-19 at a San Antonio grocery retailer.
►In New York, a statewide vaccination mandate for all hospital and nursing dwelling employees will be expanded Thursday to dwelling care and hospice staff.
►The World Health Organization is working to ship COVID-19 medical provides into North Korea, a doable signal that the North is easing one of many world’s strictest pandemic border closures to obtain outdoors assist.
📈 Today’s numbers: The U.S. has recorded greater than 44 million confirmed COVID-19 instances and greater than 707,000 deaths, in accordance with Johns Hopkins University data. Global totals: More than 236 million instances and 4.8 million deaths. More than 186 million Americans — 56.1% of the inhabitants — are absolutely vaccinated, in accordance with the CDC.
📘 What we’re studying: Schools and fogeys are nonetheless burdened by COVID-19 instances, contact tracing and quarantines. Remote studying has returned in some instances. In others, children are again to sitting at dwelling with out work. Unlike final yr, most lecture rooms are open, however they function amid shifting well being suggestions and frequent fights over masks. When will college be regular once more? Many educators, mother and father and college students look previous the well being hurdles and say: Never. Read more here.
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- Colorado hospital: No vaccine, no transplant
- Children of coloration lose caregivers to COVID at alarming charge
- Mississippi hospitalizations excessive as faculties drop masks mandate
- Biden spends another $1 billion to ramp up at-home COVID-19 tests
- Woman who died after J&J vaccine was opposed to vaccinations
A Colorado well being system is requiring “almost all” organ transplant patients to get vaccinated towards COVID-19 earlier than they obtain their transplant. UCHealth confirmed to USA TODAY that “in almost all situations, transplant recipients and living donors” throughout the system “are now required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in addition to meeting other health requirements.” The well being system added that, for transplant sufferers who contract COVID-19, the mortality charge can vary from roughly 20% to over 30%, considerably greater than the final inhabitants.
“These requirements increase the likelihood that a transplant will be successful and the patient will avoid rejection,” UCHealth stated in a press release.
– Marina Pitofsky
At least 140,000 youngsters throughout the U.S. have misplaced a main or secondary caregiver to COVID-19, in accordance with a examine printed Thursday within the journal Pediatrics. The examine highlights a pandemic-driven childhood disaster and its disproportionate influence. Researchers discovered youngsters of coloration account for 65% of kids orphaned from COVID-19 by June. That’s greater than 91,000 youngsters of coloration, in comparison with 51,000 white youngsters.
Hispanic youngsters had been twice as seemingly as white youngsters to lose a caregiver and 1 in each 412 Hispanic youngsters misplaced at the very least one, the examine discovered. Indigenous youngsters, who had the best danger, had been nearly 5 occasions extra seemingly; about 1 in each 168 Native American youngsters misplaced a caregiver.
The examine’s lead creator, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention epidemiologist Susan Hillis, known as the disparities “disturbing.” Read more here.
– Nada Hassanein
As coronavirus instances drop in Mississippi faculties, docs warn youngsters contaminated with COVID-19 are nonetheless filling up the state’s solely pediatric hospital as some faculties are once more doing away with masks requirements.
Of 740 faculties reporting from 73 of Mississippi’s 82 counties, there have been greater than 800 new COVID-19 instances in Mississippi college students statewide from Sept. 27 by Oct. 1, according to the health department’s Tuesday report.
Some Mississippi faculties have begun to calm down masks mandates as neighborhood instances have began to say no. The American Academy of Pediatrics Mississippi Chapter wrote a Thursday memo to high school leaders and fogeys that mask-wearing in faculties is crucial to lessening COVID-19 transmission.
“Acute COVID hospitalizations are increasing again it seems and it is timed exactly with schools dropping mask requirements,” Dr. Charlotte Hobbs, professor of pediatric infectious disease at Children’s of Mississippi states, said in the memo.
— Sarah Haselhorst, The Clarion Ledger
The Biden administration on Wednesday announced a new $1 billion investment in home coronavirus tests that will quadruple the nation’s supply of these rapid tests by early December, officials said. The administration has secured commitments from test manufacturers to supply up to 200 million home tests per month by December, said Jeff Zients, the White House coronavirus response coordinator.
Last month, the Biden administration announced it would spend nearly $2 billion to purchase about 280 million coronavirus home tests to supply long-term-care facilities, community testing sites, homeless shelters, prisons, jails and other centers that serve vulnerable populations. On Monday, the Food and Drug Administration authorized ACON Laboratories’ Flowflex COVID-19 home test, a move that would add tens of millions of tests within weeks, an FDA official said.
— Ken Alltucker, USA TODAY
Woman who died after J&J vaccine was opposed to vaccinations
A 37-year-old woman died on Sept. 7 from a rare and severe condition causing blood clots that have been linked to the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Jessica Berg Wilson, a mother of two, was opposed to COVID-19 vaccinations, according to her obituary. During the last weeks of her life, “the world turned dark with heavy-handed vaccine mandates,” it reads. “Local and state governments were determined to strip away her right to consult her wisdom and enjoy her freedom.”
Three other deaths from the blood clots have been confirmed nationally. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention paused the J&J vaccine in the spring to investigate, but ultimately lifted the pause and resumed use of the vaccine soon after.
Contributing: The Associated Press