New York City’s 148,000 college teachers and staffers should be vaccinated towards COVID-19 efficient at present because the nation’s largest public college system grew to become one of many first to mandate inoculations.
United Federation of Teachers president Michael Mulgrew mentioned 97% of his union’s members had acquired a minimum of one dose as of Monday morning. That is up from Friday, when Mayor Bill de Blasio mentioned 93% of teachers had acquired a minimum of one shot.
Unvaccinated staff are being positioned on unpaid depart and never be allowed to work this week, de Blasio mentioned. The mandate does enable for medical and non secular exemptions.
The metropolis was in a position to hold most college buildings open throughout a lot of the final college 12 months when different districts went to all-remote instruction, though solely a fraction of greater than 1 million college students selected the in-class possibility. New York City shouldn’t be providing a distant possibility this 12 months.
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►FIFA offered direct encouragement for footballers to get vaccinated on Sunday, making it the primary clear assertion of its variety from the world’s soccer governing physique as gamers have been flying to international locations for males’s World Cup qualifiers.
►Russia on Sunday reported a file day by day dying toll from COVID-19, the fifth time in every week that deaths have hit a brand new excessive. The nationwide coronavirus job drive mentioned 890 deaths have been recorded over the previous day, exceeding the 887 reported on Friday. The job drive additionally mentioned the variety of new infections prior to now day was the second-highest of the 12 months at 25,769.
►United Airlines introduced an integration with Apple’s Health app that permits prospects to shortly affirm they’ve met vaccination necessities.
📈 Today’s numbers: The U.S. has recorded greater than 43.6 million confirmed COVID-19 circumstances and greater than 701,000 deaths, in accordance to Johns Hopkins University data. Global totals: More than 234.9 million circumstances and 4.8 million deaths. More than 185 million Americans – 55.9% of the inhabitants – are absolutely vaccinated, in keeping with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
📘 What we’re studying: Despite federal COVID-19 assist, some cities are going through large hurdles in bringing employees again after finances cuts. In truth, state and native governments haven’t recovered about 400,000 of the non-education jobs shed for the reason that begin of the pandemic. Read more about the issue here.
Rural Americans are dying of COVID-19 at more than twice the speed of their city counterparts – a divide that well being specialists say is more likely to widen as entry to medical care shrinks for a inhabitants that tends to be older, sicker, heavier, poorer and fewer vaccinated. While the preliminary surge of COVID-19 deaths passed over a lot of rural America, the place roughly 15% of Americans reside, non-metropolitan mortality charges shortly began to outpace these of metropolitan areas because the virus unfold nationwide earlier than vaccinations grew to become accessible, in keeping with knowledge from the Rural Policy Research Institute.
Since the pandemic started, about one in 434 rural Americans have died of COVID, in contrast with roughly one in 513 city Americans, the institute’s knowledge reveals. And although vaccines have decreased general COVID dying charges for the reason that winter peak, rural mortality charges at the moment are greater than double city charges — and accelerating shortly.
Andrew Wiggins, whose standing for the upcoming NBA season was thrown into query final month, will now be accessible for all Golden State Warriors video games. Wiggins received his COVID-19 vaccination, coach Steve Kerr informed reporters Sunday on the group’s coaching camp, placing him in compliance with San Francisco’s mandates for giant occasions within the metropolis. Wiggins wouldn’t have been eligible to play in Warriors house video games within the metropolis had he not been vaccinated. The NBA beforehand denied Wiggins’ request for a non secular exemption from any metropolis mandates.
Wiggins, 26, had grow to be one of many faces of vaccine resistance within the NBA. Wiggins mentioned simply final week that his again was “definitely against the wall, but I’m just going to keep fighting for what I believe. I’m going to keep fighting for what I believe is right. What’s right to one person isn’t right to the other and vice versa.”
Wiggins stood to lose greater than $350,000 for each house sport missed, amounting to half of his $31.6 million wage for the 2021-22 season.
– Matt Eppers
The variety of Floridians receiving coronavirus photographs climbed more slowly in the past week than at any time since late December, an evaluation of state knowledge reveals. The state added simply 85,026 extra residents to Florida’s COVID-19 inoculation depend prior to now seven days, a Health Department report printed Friday says. That’s the smallest enhance since Dec. 28, the second week of statewide coronavirus immunization reporting.
In complete, 13,621,499 Florida residents have gotten a minimum of one vaccine dose, protecting 71% of the eligible inhabitants ages 12 and older, state well being officers reported. Health officers reported Friday that 11,370,030 Florida residents are absolutely vaccinated. That covers 59.5% of the eligible inhabitants.
Florida’s summer time surge of COVID-19 deaths, which occurred principally to the unvaccinated, continues to gradual. The state’s dying toll climbed 1,719 prior to now week, the slowest tempo since Aug. 27, earlier than the wave of newly reported fatalities crested.
The state’s dying toll stands at 55,299.
Florida well being officers have documented extra lives misplaced – 17,429 – than every other state since June 4, once they stopped publishing day by day coronavirus statistics as a result of “our state is returning to normal, with vaccines widely available throughout Florida,” Gov. Ron DeSantis spokeswoman Christina Pushaw mentioned on the time.
– Chris Persaud, Palm Beach Post
Contributing: Associated Press