Saturday, July 10, 2021

HHS Secretary: ‘Knocking on a door’ to glean vaccine status ‘absolutely the government’s business’; Don’t buy the hysteria: The Delta variant is actually less dangerous, and other C-Virus related stories

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HHS Secretary: ‘Knocking on a door’ to glean vaccine status ‘absolutely the government’s business’
The Biden administration says Americans who receive a knock at the door about their COVID-19 vacation status have nothing to worry about because it’s “absolutely the government’s business.”
Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra took to CNN on Thursday to defend door-to-door efforts across the nation to boost the nation’s vaccination rates.
Critics say the program, which has used local volunteers since April to glean information on low-vaccination rate-communities, constitutes overreach by the government.
“I wonder if you can answer that criticism: ‘It’s none of the government’s business knowing who has or hasn’t been vaccinated.’ What do you say?” CNN’s Brianna Keilar asked Mr. Becerra. --->READ MORE HERE
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Don’t buy the hysteria: The Delta variant is actually less dangerous:
On Wednesday, the Delta variant became America’s dominant COVID strain. Yet it’s no cause for panic: The numbers — especially in Britain, which Delta hit hard — show it causes far fewer hospitalizations and deaths, while vaccines remain highly effective against it.
Most media hype the fear: “Americans should be more concerned about the Delta variant,” a Forbes piece declares. “Scientists have good reasons to sound the alarm,” New York magazine insists. “It’s hard to understand how worried to be,” a CNN analysis claims.
No, actually, the numbers are clear. Yes, Delta, first found in India, does appear more contagious than the Alpha variant first found in Britain — about 50 percent more transmissible, which is why it’s outpaced Alpha there.
Rising cases even prompted Prime Minister Boris Johnson to delay the end of restrictions. But the huge case spike didn’t lead to similar hospitalization or death spikes, so Britain’s back on track to lift regulations July 19. --->READ MORE HERE
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