Cloth Masks Do Not Protect Against Virus as Effectively as Others, C.D.C. Says

The update in guidance comes as Covid cases continue to soar.
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Extra vaccine doses were expected to lower infection rates. But the shots also seem to be preventing severe illness caused by the new variant, the C.D.C. reported.
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A judge in Texas ruled on Friday that President Joe Biden could not require federal employees to be vaccinated against the coronavirus and blocked the U.S. government from disciplining employees...
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This report describes COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness time frames among people who received their first and second doses of the vaccine series, and effectiveness of third vaccine doses during both Delta- and Omicron-predominant periods.
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Welcome to COVID Questions, TIME’s advice column. We’re trying to make living through the pandemic a little easier, with expert-backed answers to your toughest coronavirus-related dilemmas. While we can’t and don’t offer medical advice—those questions should go to your doctor—we hope this column will help you sort through this stressful and confusing time. Got a question? Write to us at covidquestions@time.com. Today, A.B. asks: “I’m fully vaccinated, boosted and have recently recovered from a breakthrough infection. Can I go back to normal now?” There are certain path...
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Booster doses of COVID-19 vaccines increased protection against both the Delta and Omicron variants in three studies that looked at infections, hospital admissions and deaths in thousands of U.S. patients. Third doses of messenger RNA vaccines made by Moderna Inc. and the partnership of Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE were at least 90% effective in preventing hospitalizations during both the Delta and Omicron periods, according to an analysis of hundreds of thousands of hospitalizations and clinic visits. The shots’ protection against COVID deaths was diminished after Omicron’s rise, but remained significant, accor...
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FRIDAY, Jan. 21, 2022 -- One less excuse to avoid that COVID vaccine: The shots don't affect fertility in either men or women, new research shows, but coronavirus infection could cause short-term fertility problems in men. " Many reproductive-aged...
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“Vaccines are not magic forcefields,” Johns Hopkins’ Dr. Amesh Adalja told Forbes. “You are getting vaccinated to prevent yourself from getting severe illness from Covid-19,” not to stop getting infected at all.
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This report describes COVID-19 incidence rate ratios for unvaccinated versus fully vaccinated persons with and without booster vaccine doses during the emergence of the Omicron variant.
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The extra doses were most effective against infection and death among Americans aged 50 and older.
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Documents relating to the new coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination programme. Update in this version (published 21st January 2022) - added link to the updated MMR, MenACWY and COVID-19 vaccines communications toolkit for universities. Update in version published 18th January 2022 - added COVID-19 vaccination: resources for children aged 5 to 11 years.
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