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US CDC to discuss vaccine boosters, Tropical Depression Fred, 'Jeopardy!' finale: 5 things to know Friday

12:45  13 august  2021
12:45  13 august  2021 Source:   usatoday.com

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The CDC updated its guidelines on Tuesday to recommend masks indoors, even for vaccinated people. The Delta variant makes it easier for vaccinated people to transmit the virus, the CDC said. Vaccinated and unvaccinated people infected with Delta may have similar viral loads. The CDC is currently hiding these data from the public, by the way, most likely because they know that once the data are revealed, any remaining shred of their pro- vaccine narrative will spontaneously collapse.

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CDC meets to discuss booster doses for severely immunocompromised

The fewer than 3% of Americans who are severely immunocompromised should be able to get an extra dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, the federal government said late Thursday. People who are on medications or have diseases that suppress their immune system may not have gotten adequate protection from their earlier vaccine doses and are more likely to mount a response to an additional dose, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) determined. The FDA's decision isn't an opening for booster doses for the general population. A study in people with solid organ transplants showed only about 15% had an immune response to the first dose and roughly half mounted one to a second. And another study confirmed the benefit of a third dose among transplant patients. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is expected to recommend the extra shots for some immune-compromised groups after a meeting Friday of its outside advisers.

Booster shot debate intensifies on global stage

  Booster shot debate intensifies on global stage The debate over booster shots of the COVID-19 vaccine is heating up as some public health experts warn countries against moving forward with plans to offer third doses.France, Germany and Israel are taking steps to deliver additional shots of the vaccine to vulnerable groups such as the elderly and people with compromised immune systems. Moderna said Thursday that it thinks booster shots will likely be needed before the winter, following a similar statement from Pfizer last month.

A U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( CDC ) advisory panel will meet on Friday to discuss considerations for booster doses of COVID-19 vaccines , as the United States deals with increasing cases from the Delta variant of the coronavirus. Israel has already started administering a third booster shot to people aged 60 and above after the country's health ministry reported a decrease in the effectiveness of the Pfizer Inc (PFE.N) vaccine in preventing infections and symptomatic illness.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( CDC ) revised its masking guidelines on Tuesday, urging all Americans in areas with high Covid-19 transmission to mask up when indoors, regardless of vaccination status. Mask mandates in companies, government departments, and certain local A national vaccine requirement is “not under consideration at this time,” Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters on Friday . Jean-Pierre also stated that “we are not going to head towards a lockdown.” Meanwhile, a spokesman for the White House Covid-19 team Ben Wakana lashed out at

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Fred likely to strengthen as storm watch issued for South Florida

Tropical Depression Fred was slowly strengthening and could regain tropical storm status sometime Friday, forecasters said. The system was dropping heavy rain over parts of Cuba early Friday and was on a forecast track that would carry it toward South Florida by Saturday, the U.S. National Weather Service said. The main threats were rain and flooding. Forecasters issued a tropical storm watch Thursday evening for the Florida Keys and the state's southwest coast. The National Hurricane Center said 3 to 6 inches of rain were expected across the Florida Keys and southern peninsula by Monday. While there is still uncertainty about its track, Fred could make landfall in the state in multiple locations, forecasters said. Fred is the sixth named storm of the 2021 hurricane season and the first in August, breaking a month-long lull after Hurricane Elsa formed in early July.

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" CDC has developed a national COVID-19 vaccine breakthrough database where state health department investigators can currently enter, store, and manage data for cases in their jurisdiction," the CDC said. " Vaccine breakthrough infections make up a small percentage of people who are fully vaccinated . CDC also continues to recommend people who have been fully vaccinated should keep taking precautions in public places, like wearing a mask, staying at least six feet apart from others, avoiding crowds and poorly ventilated spaces, and washing their hands often."

This contradicts the recommendations of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( CDC ), which says fully vaccinated people can go without masks unless local rules instruct otherwise. Data for the single-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine has not been gathered yet, but the expectation is that it has also been effective. She refrained from making a statement for or against taking a booster shot of a different vaccine after receiving the J&J vaccine , saying the CDC doesn’t have enough information yet to make a recommendation.

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Judge to hear challenge to DeSantis' mask executive order

A Leon County circuit judge will hold a hearing Friday in a lawsuit filed by parents challenging an executive order by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis that seeks to prevent school districts from requiring students to wear masks during the COVID-19 pandemic. The lawsuit, in part, alleges that the executive order violates part of the Florida Constitution that requires the provision of a "uniform, efficient, safe, secure and high quality system” of public schools. It argues that preventing school districts from requiring masks threatens the safety of schools. DeSantis issued the executive order in July, and has argued that it should be up to parents whether their children wear masks at school. Circuit Judge John Cooper will hear arguments on an emergency motion for an injunction against the executive order.

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CDC recommends universal indoor masking for all teachers, staff, students, and visitors to K-12 schools, regardless of vaccination status. Children should return to full-time in-person learning in the fall with layered prevention strategies in place. Based on what we know about COVID-19 vaccines , people who have been fully vaccinated can do things that they had stopped doing because of the pandemic. These recommendations can help you make decisions about daily activities after you are fully vaccinated .

CDC recommends universal indoor masking for all teachers, staff, students, and visitors to K-12 schools, regardless of vaccination status. Children should return to full-time in-person learning in the fall with layered prevention strategies in place. You should get your second shot even if you have side effects after the first shot, unless a vaccination provider or your doctor tells you not to get it. If you had an allergic reaction to a previous shot of a COVID-19 vaccine , ask your doctor if you should get a different type of COVID-19 vaccine .

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Marlee Matlin is back on the big screen in Sundance Film Festival runaway hit 'CODA'

Marlee Matlin stars in "CODA" (in theaters and on Apple TV+ Friday), a runaway hit  at the Sundance Film Festival with a groundbreaking ensemble of predominantly deaf actors.  When writer-director Siân Heder approached the actress with her screenplay about a deaf Gloucester, Massachusetts, family with a hearing teenager Ruby, the Child of Deaf Adults (CODA), Matlin not only signed on for the role of mother Jackie, she became an in-the-trenches collaborator with Heder. Matlin, who lost her hearing due to illness at 18 months old, has experienced a number of Hollywood breakthrough moments as the only deaf actor to win an Academy Award, playing a rebellious student in 1986's "Children of a Lesser God."

Don’t Panic, But Breakthrough Cases May Be a Bigger Issue Than You’ve Been Told

  Don’t Panic, But Breakthrough Cases May Be a Bigger Issue Than You’ve Been Told The vaccines work very well, but current public health communications may be understating the frequency of infections among the vaccinated.The vaccines were never tested to prevent transmission, only symptomatic disease, and those who knew the science expected, from the outset, that we would see some number of such cases, and that they would be, overwhelmingly, mild. But Delta appears to have changed things. Not everything: the vaccines are working to suppress severe outcomes from covid infection — according to a New York Times analysis, by more than a factor of one hundred for some states, and at least five-fold for even the states where the effect has been most muted.

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Season finale of 'Jeopardy!' airs before new hosts take reins

The season finale of "Jeopardy!" will air Friday, with guest host Joe Buck and returning champion Matt Amaodio, who has joined the Hall of Fame list of legends such as Ken Jennings and James Holzhauer. Amodio secured his 17th victory in Thursday's episode and has won $547,600, landing him at No. 3 on the list of top prize winners. Friday's finale will also be the last episode of the  beloved quiz show before new hosts Mike Richards and Miyam Bialik take over hosting duties when season 38 kicks off on September 13. The long-running series announced the pair as permanent hosts Wednesday, with Richards hosting the daily syndicated show and Bialik taking the reins for primetime specials and tournaments on ABC. The announcement also came after the show had 16 guest hosts in the wake of Alex Trebek's death in November.

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Contributing: The Associated Press

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: CDC to discuss vaccine boosters, Tropical Depression Fred, 'Jeopardy!' finale: 5 things to know Friday

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Entertainment and media figures are responding to the news that Jeopardy! is once again searching for a new host following executive producer Mike Richards’ announcement that he would be stepping down from the role a week after he was selected to take over for longtime host Alex Trebek. On Friday, producer Sony Pictures Television announced Richards was stepping down following a number of controversies that emerged during his brief hosting tenure.

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