More 80% of adults over 65 have been vaccinated. That's great.
However, only 38% of Americans age 18 to 29 have been vaccinated.
Younger people are also at risk for #covid19--even those with mild disease can suffer long-lasting health consequences.
New today: we have hit 70% of adults 30 and over with at least one shot, and we’re on pace for Americans 27 and over. For those 18 to 26, we’ve got more work to do.
If you haven’t already, it’s time to get your shots. Go to https://t.co/S2DQV6MlBv.
To those who say, let’s not give vaccines to kids & instead help other countries with their supply: It doesn’t have to be either/or. In fact, it needs to be both. We need to have safe, effective vaccines for children—& we need to scale up manufacturing globally. @PamelaBrownCNNhttps://t.co/RoOv0xjW53
After the Olympics announced it will allow in-person spectators, CNN Medical Analyst @DrLeanaWen discusses whether the safety measures will be enough. "If vaccination were required of these spectators, I would feel a lot better." https://t.co/uk6JFS3Xrl
All spectators at the 2022 World Cup must be fully vaccinated for the coronavirus, Qatar said.
The gulf nation is expecting up to 1.5 million international fans during the soccer tournament.
I agree with President Biden: Even with more contagious variants, it’s unlikely that “lockdowns” will be needed. We should keep indoor mask mandates on the table, though, if surges recur. The best way to avoid that? Increase vaccination rates & aim for higher community immunity. https://t.co/pWM4MV31oc
Good Monday morning! Join us @NewDay with @brikeilarcnn soon to speak about the unique circumstances in cruising & why #covid19 safety precautions are so important. Cruise operators realize this, which is why some have requirements including—crucially—proof of vaccination.
On vaccines in the workplace: @DrLeanaWen lists flu, Hep B, & chicken pox vaccines as requirements in the healthcare sector: "Adding #COVID19 is not unprecedented"
She also suggests "twice weekly surveillance testing" as an alternative to vaccine requirements in the workplace https://t.co/iOJfg5F4py
SUN| Dr. Leana Wen, an emergency physician and visiting professor of health policy and management at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, discusses the latest developments in the battle against the Covid-19 pandemic
Live at 8am ET! https://t.co/d7iI0XSUBn
Those fully vaccinated are well-protected from the Delta variant. However, a single dose of mRNA vaccines provides only 33% protection. Those without any vaccine are at even higher risk. This variant is leading to surges in parts of Russia and the UK, and could happen here too. https://t.co/BQyLVe6dXz
Speaking soon with @jessicadean@CNNnewsroom: This graph from the UK is a harbinger of what is to come in the US. The Delta variant will likely become dominant soon. This will pose a threat to the unvaccinated, and could cause localized surges in areas of low vaccine uptake. https://t.co/KiYbCflO9w
The effects of covid-19 on children have been overshadowed by the much greater impacts on adults, @DrLeanaWen writes.
"Developing safe and effective coronavirus vaccines for young children should be an urgent priority." https://t.co/DgtBJpX0LA
Speaking soon with @wolfblitzer on @CNNSitRoom: the Delta #covid19 variant is on its way to becoming dominant in the U.S. It is more transmissible & more virulent. In the UK, it is affecting young people, who are driving the surge there.
Each vaccine dose can save a life. https://t.co/f6xp10K2tK
Today, we’ve passed 300 million shots in 150 days.
When I took office, our nation was in crisis. Today, the virus is in retreat and our economy has smashed previous records for job growth.
That’s just four months, folks.