• Science

    COVID SCIENCE-Post vaccination infection rare but possibly contagious; study refutes another anti-vax pregnancy claim

    By Nancy Lapid    May 26 (Reuters) – The following is a roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus.    Breakthrough infections rare, but potentially contagious    As of April 30, when roughly 101 million Americans had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, “breakthrough” infections had been reported in 0.01{c25493dcd731343503a084f08c3848bd69f9f2f05db01633325a3fd40d9cc7a1} of them, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported on Tuesday. Roughly 27{c25493dcd731343503a084f08c3848bd69f9f2f05db01633325a3fd40d9cc7a1} of breakthrough infections were asymptomatic, while in 2{c25493dcd731343503a084f08c3848bd69f9f2f05db01633325a3fd40d9cc7a1} of cases, patients died. The CDC had genetic data for virus samples from 555 breakthrough infections. Mutated variants of the…

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  • Education

    ‘Get Teachers Vaccinated as Quickly as We Possibly Can’

    As tensions over when—and whether—to reopen school buildings continue to build, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the country’s top infectious disease expert, told educators in a virtual town hall that he’s hopeful that vaccinations and a strong federal response can pave the way for in-person instruction. In the town hall, hosted by the American Federation of Teachers and the National Education Association, Fauci said there is “some light at the end of the tunnel” with the availability of effective vaccines, and that reopening school buildings is a critical part of the administration’s response to controlling the coronavirus pandemic. “We’re not going to get back to normal until we get children back into…

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