Boston patient removed from heart transplant list for being unvaccinated

A 31-year-old father has been removed from the heart transplant list at a Boston hospital because he is refusing to get the COVID-19 vaccine, his family said. DJ Ferguson’s family say he was first on the list to receive the transplant at Brigham and Women’s Hospital — but he is no longer eligible because of his vaccination status, CBS Boston reported. His father, David Ferguson, said his son — … Continue reading Boston patient removed from heart transplant list for being unvaccinated

Biden mandates COVID shots for all federal workers, many businesses

Telling unvaccinated Americans, “Your refusal has cost us all,” President Biden on Thursday mandated that two-thirds of all US workers get COVID-19 shots, with far-reaching new rules for businesses and federal workers as cases surge. Saying the “Delta variant” is fueling a “pandemic of the unvaccinated,” Biden called for businesses with 100 or more employees to compel workers to either get vaccinated or be tested weekly under a new Labor Department policy. … Continue reading Biden mandates COVID shots for all federal workers, many businesses

75 Florida doctors stage symbolic walkout in protest of unvaccinated COVID-19 patients

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. (NBC) – Dozens of South Florida doctors staged a walkout on Monday to protest the number of unvaccinated COVID-19 patients flooding their hospital in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, Just before sunrise, about 75 doctors stepped outside their hospitals and offices to stand together and encourage the community to get vaccinated. “We are exhausted. Our patience and resources are running low and … Continue reading 75 Florida doctors stage symbolic walkout in protest of unvaccinated COVID-19 patients

CDC adds seven destinations to ‘very high’ Covid-19 travel risk list

CNN.com (CNN) — France and Iceland are among seven destinations added on Monday to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s highest risk category for travel. Travel should be avoided to locations carrying the “Level 4: Covid-19 very high” notice, according to CDC guidance. Anyone who must travel should be fully vaccinated first, the agency advises. The seven destinations added to the Level 4 list on August … Continue reading CDC adds seven destinations to ‘very high’ Covid-19 travel risk list

California man who mocked vaccines on social media dies of COVID-19

A California man who mocked COVID-19 vaccines has died after becoming infected with the virus. Stephen Harmon, 34, died on Wednesday at Corona Regional Medical Center, about an hour east of Los Angeles. Prior to his hospitalization, Harmon shared a series of jokes on social media about vaccines. “I got 99 problems but a vax ain’t one,” he wrote in June on Twitter. In another … Continue reading California man who mocked vaccines on social media dies of COVID-19

Covid-19 booster shot likely needed within 12 months, Pfizer’s CEO says

People will likely need a third dose of a Covid-19 vaccine within a year of getting fully vaccinated and may subsequently need annual shots to protect against the coronavirus, Pfizer’s CEO Albert Bourla said Thursday. Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech are in the process of studying how long the protective immunity induced by the vaccines will last. Their findings will guide whether additional booster … Continue reading Covid-19 booster shot likely needed within 12 months, Pfizer’s CEO says