On March 11, the United States will commemorate one year since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a glocal pandemic and the country shut down. Since then, there have been more than 29 million cases and 525,000 deaths in the United States.
Here at Clipboard Health, we would like to recognize the sacrifices made by those of you who have worked in the healthcare field during this time, and we would like to acknowledge and recognize the many people who have lost their lives to the coronavirus.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its COVID-19 recommendations on Monday. The new guidelines say that people who have been fully vaccinated can meet indoors in small groups with other fully vaccinated people or with people from one other household who are not yet vaccinated and are at a low risk for getting severe illness.
The CDC stated that it still discourages fully vaccinated people from unnecessary travel.
On Monday, the US reported that it saw a 12% decline in new COVID-19 cases last week. This will be the eighth week in a row that numbers have dropped.
Additionally, the US is administering 2.2 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine per day for a total of 92.1 million doses. Currently, 18% of the US population has received one dose of vaccine with 9% of the population having received two doses.
A recent congressional reported that it found “dangerous levels of toxic heavy metals” in some samples of baby food. The levels are toxic enough to potentially cause neurological damage if consumed.
In response, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced an increase in sampling baby foods and an increase in inspections but have not issued any new regulations.
The World Health Organization cautioned that the chances of Ebola spreading to the neighboring countries of Guinea are “very high.” So far, 18 cases have been identified during this new outbreak, resulting in four deaths.
Here’s a brief round-up of recent medical studies and their findings for you to stay up-to-date with the ever-evolving field of medical research.
To learn more about the top COVID-19 vaccines, vaccination timelines, potential requirements for health care professionals and facilities, and more, check out our COVID-19 Vaccine Information hub.
Here’s some more of the most recent news from the past week concerning the COVID-19 pandemic.
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