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Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Update
White House and Federal Agencies
- The White House acknowledged that it will not achieve its goal of having 70 percent of eligible adults receive at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by July 4th.
- Seventy percent of adults age 30 and over have received at least one dose.
- President Biden is urging younger adults to get vaccinated.
- Who is (and isn't) getting vaccinated, in 4 charts.
- Healthcare employers must comply with the new OSHA COVID-19 requirements by July 6th.
- The CDC extended the eviction moratorium from June 30th through July 31st. CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said the CDC intends for this to be the final extension of the moratorium.
- The White House is convening meetings with stakeholders to help mitigate evictions after the moratorium ends.
- The White House will send 3 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to Brazil.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Updates
- CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said every new COVID-19 death is preventable due to the effectiveness of vaccines.
- The CDC published the following reports and website updates:
- Overall US COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution and Administration Update as of Thu, 24 Jun 2021 06:00:00 EST
- Cases in the U.S.
- COVID-19 Hospitalization and Death by Age
- Cases & Deaths by County
- Myocarditis and Pericarditis Following mRNA COVID-19 Vaccination
- Federal Register Notice: Temporary Halt in Residential Evictions to Prevent the Further Spread of COVID-19
- COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage and Intent Among Adults Aged 18-39 Years - United States, March-May 2021
- Preparing for Your COVID-19 Vaccination
- Information about the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine
- Possible Side Effects After Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine
- Information About Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine
- Selected Adverse Events Reported after COVID-19 Vaccination
- Health Equity in Action
- Monitoring and Evaluation Action Guide: Wearing Masks as a COVID-19 Community Mitigation Strategy
Economy, Vaccine, Testing and Treatment
- The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) acknowledged a “likely association” between COVID-19 vaccines and a rare heart inflammation condition in young adults – especially men under 30.
- The CDC is aware of 323 cases of this condition. While most of these cases resulted in hospitalization, 295 of the cases were discharged after recovery.
- Given how rare these cases are, the ACIP reaffirmed the safety of the vaccines.
- Pfizer and Moderna vaccines will begin carrying warning labels about this condition.
- ACIP said it does not have enough data to make a recommendation on booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.
- NIAID Director Dr. Anthony Fauci warned against the dangers of the Delta variant and how it threatens our chances of eliminating COVID-19 in the U.S.
- New research suggests mixing and matching COVID-19 vaccines could produce a stronger immune response.
- The NIH began a new study on how COVID-19 vaccines effect pregnant and postpartum women and their babies.
- The NIH believes there may have been 17 million undiagnosed cases of COVID-19 in the early months of the pandemic.
- The World Health Organization (WHO) says poor countries are not receiving enough vaccines.
- Testifying at a Congressional hearing this week, Fed Chair Jerome Powell said the Fed will not respond to rising inflation until it has more evidence that the inflation we are experiencing is more than “transitionary.”