Breakthrough cases in the U.S. are very rare and although the graphic below provided by Statista shows that around 6,000 people have contracted COVID after getting vaccinated, the number is still very small compared to the 165 million people who are fully vaccinated in the country.
"The vaccine is doing exactly what we wanted it to do," Fauci clarified. "It's preventing people from getting seriously ill. That's the reason why you get vaccinated. However, this virus is so transmissible that it can infect, even though it's a small fraction, it can infect vaccinated people, almost invariably,... read more →
The Lambda variant of COVID-19 may be more resistant to vaccines and is highly infectious, researchers at Japan's University of Tokyo have warned in a new scientific paper published on July 28. The study is yet to be peer reviewed. Like the Delta variant, Lambda is highly transmissible but Japanese researchers... read more →
CDC Director Rochelle Walensky, MD, called the COVID-19 Delta variant "one of the most infectious respiratory viruses we know of" and reported more cases and hospitalizations. "Today, I want to speak about our need to come together against a common enemy. SARS-CoV-2 and the Delta variant is spreading with incredible efficiency,... read more →
Traveling abroad during the COVID-era, whether it’s for your business or pleasure, can be challenging. Getting all the necessary information, understanding country specific COVID-19 PCR test travel requirements, documentation, following travel bans and restrictions around the world can be even more daunting. Countries Requiring a Negative Coronavirus Test Result You... read more →
(Reuters) - The Delta variant of the novel coronavirus that was first found in India is the greatest threat to the United States' effort to eradicate COVID-19 in its borders, said U.S. infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci during a Tuesday press call. "The transmissibility is unquestionably greater" in the... read more →
This new guidance applies to those who are fully vaccinated as indicated by 2 weeks after the second dose in a 2-dose series or 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine. Those who meet these criteria no longer need to wear a mask or physically distance themselves from others in both... read more →
Observance of Memorial Day On this Memorial Day, while enjoying the company of friends and family, let’s not forget the fallen men and women in the Armed Forces who have made the celebration of this day possible. They are not just names without faces. They are our mothers and... read more →