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Welcome to Mostly Microbes and Infectious Diseases. David Ojcius posts newspaper and journal articles in the broad field of microbiology.

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San Francisco named 2021's best US city for summer vaxcation

#SanFrancisco #vaxcation #vacation #COVID19 #COVIDVaccination #COVIDVaccine #tourism A new survey lists San Francisco as the top when it comes to the best city in the U.S. for those looking for a safe and fun place to visit this summer. With the summer travel season officially here, and with the COVID-19 pandemic still not completely in the rear view mirror, many people are making safety a key factor in their destination decision. The survey by the group LawnStarter rounded u

‘Two Americas’ may emerge as Delta variant spreads and vaccination rates drop

#DeltaVariant #COVID19 #COVIDvaccination #COVIDvaccine #coronavirus #Delta Only 52% of Republicans said they were vaccinated & 29% have no intention of getting a vaccine. 77% of Democrats said they were already vaccinated, & only 5% are resisting the vaccine. With Covid vaccination penetration in the US likely to fall short of Joe Biden’s 70% by Fourth of July target, pandemic analysts are warning that vaccine incentives are losing traction and that “two Americas” may emerge

Don’t Count on Needing a Covid Booster Shot, WHO Scientist Says

#COVID19 #COVIDVaccination #COVIDvaccine #coronavirus As some governments and pharmaceutical officials prepare for Covid booster shots targeting more-infectious virus variants, health authorities say it’s too early to tell if they will be required. “We do not have the information that’s necessary to make the recommendation on whether or not a booster will be needed,” Soumya Swaminathan, the World Health Organization’s chief scientist, said in a Zoom interview Friday. The “sci

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