Biden announces booster For all Americans, more schools require masks and vaccinations, and the United States keeps land borders closed. Here is what you should know:
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Biden decided to provide boosters this fall, but was criticized by some
Earlier this week, the Biden administration announced that all American adults who have been vaccinated with these two mRNA vaccines will Eligible to participate in booster injections Eight months after receiving the second dose of vaccine, it is waiting for full authorization from the FDA and review by the CDC Vaccine Advisory Committee. Officials added that people who receive Johnson & Johnson vaccination may also be eligible for the booster vaccine, but they need more data before it is officially announced.Shortly after the news came FDA and CDC signed Provide a third dose of vaccine to Americans with weakened immune systems.
So far, experts have divided opinions on Biden’s decision. Three new studies released by the CDC show that the efficacy of vaccines will decline within a few months, especially with the rise of Delta variants.But some scientists have Criticize the move Provide boosters, saying that the data is not enough to persuade all Americans to make a third injection.Yesterday, the WHO Director for Africa said that this call was made when many people in poor countries have not yet received a dose of the vaccine. “A fair mockery of vaccines.”
More schools introduce new mask and vaccination requirements
After more than a week of legal battles over Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s ban on wearing masks, the Texas Department of Education yesterday weighed in, saying The ban will not be enforced Due to ongoing court challenges, in the state’s public school system. Once the legal proceedings are resolved, there will be further guidance. The agency also stated that if there are confirmed cases of Covid-19 in classrooms or extracurricular activities, it requires the school district to inform teachers, staff and families.Before making this decision, some schools in the state are figuring out their own ways to circumvent Abbott’s ban, such as Write masks in the dress code.
In other parts of the country, some school districts have also begun to perform new types of tasks.Culver City, California recently stated that all eligible students Must get their shots, The first in the country.New York City has stated that all high school athletes and coaches involved in high-risk sports need Vaccination to play.
Due to changing travel restrictions around the world, the United States has extended the closing time of the land border between Canada and Mexico
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced today that the land borders between the U.S. and Canada and Mexico will remain unchanged. Turn off unnecessary trips Until September 21, the reason was concerns about Delta variants.On the other hand, Canada Open the border Two weeks ago, Americans who tested negative were fully vaccinated less than 72 hours before arrival, making Americans the first non-essential travelers allowed to enter the country since the pandemic began. The state also recently stipulated that All passengers and staff Vaccination is required on its commercial flights.
Figuring out how to travel safely during a pandemic remains a challenge for many people.Recently, more stories about people testing positive for the coronavirus shortly before the end of the European holidays have surfaced and have had to Extend their trip Comply with the quarantine regulations of each country.And just today, Hong Kong changed its Required quarantine period For people from “high-risk” countries including the United States, it can range from 14 to 21 days.
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Should social media platforms be responsible for the spread of vaccine misinformation?
Recently, the White House accused Facebook of inciting the flames of pandemic misinformation, thereby preventing people who are hesitant about vaccines from being vaccinated and contributing to the spread of Covid-19.But it’s hard to say that any social network, even Facebook, has Anything close to the impact Conservative cable news channels such as Fox News are hesitant to vaccines. This problem is a serious partisan issue: as of early July, the average vaccination rate in counties that voted for Biden was nearly 12 percentage points higher than counties that supported Trump. In the last two weeks, nearly 60% of vaccine-related parts on Fox have disrupted vaccination efforts.
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