Thursday, April 28, 2022

Fully Vaccinated and Twice Boosted Kamala Harris Tests Positive for COVID-19; After omicron winter surge, CDC finds nearly 60% of all Americans and 75% of kids have been infected by the coronavirus, and other C-Virus related stories

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Vice President Kamala Harris tests positive for COVID-19:
Harris, who is fully vaccinated and twice boosted, has not been a close contact of the president or first lady, White House press secretary Kirsten Allen insisted.
“Today, Vice President Harris tested positive for COVID-19 on rapid and PCR tests,” Allen said in a statement.
“She has not been a close contact to the President or first lady due to their respective recent travel schedules. She will follow CDC guidelines and the advice of her physicians.”
Harris has exhibited no symptoms and will isolate and work from the vice president’s residence, Allen added.
“The Vice President will return to the White House when she tests negative,” the statement read.
Harris was scheduled to receive the President’s Daily Brief in the Oval Office with President Biden Tuesday morning but White House spokesman Chris Meagher told The Post that the veep didn’t attend. --->READ MORE HERE
After omicron winter surge, CDC finds nearly 60% of all Americans and 75% of kids have been infected by the coronavirus:
A huge proportion of American adults and even more children were infected by the coronavirus between December and February, perhaps explaining why cases have risen but not skyrocketed since.
New government data, released Tuesday, looked at blood drawn for medical purposes during that timeframe and found antibodies to the virus that causes COVID-19 in nearly 60% of people, up from one-third just three months earlier.
In adults under 50, 37% had antibodies in December, compared with 64% in February; in those 50-64, antibody presence rose from 29% to 50%; and in adults 65-and-older it climbed from 19% to 33%.
The increase was highest among the youngest. In children, the antibody rate rose from about 45% to 75%.
A previous infection provides some protection against a subsequent one, though it's not clear how long that protection lasts, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said in a phone call with media.
"We do believe there is a lot of protection in the communities both from vaccination as well as from boosting and from prior infections," Walensky said. --->READ MORE HERE
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