Gov. Abbott’s order banning COVID-19 vaccine mandates in Texas starts by reminding you of his disaster declarations and ends with a note about religious exemptions, so apparently they’re going with the “thoughts and prayers only” approach to a different deadly crisis. pic.twitter.com/rW0NiURuPK
VACCINE MANDATE: Federal judge to decide fate of health care workers claiming religious exemption, tomorrow @News_8 www.rochesterfirst.com/news/top-stories/will-health-care-workers-be-able-to-keep-their-religious-exemptions-a-judge-decides-tuesday
Courts fully support vaccine mandates 29 fed lawsuits 8 cases dismissed 8 TRO requests denied (from judges appointed by Trump, Obama, Bush, Clinton, Reagan) 2 TROs granted both for no religious exemptions in NY HCW mandate 1 SCOTUS rejection of emerg bid to overturn mandate
My inbox is about to get “spirited” Covid vaccine religious exemptions should not exist. Here's why. cc @MSNBC www.msnbc.com/opinion/covid-vaccine-religious-exemptions-should-not-exist-here-s-why-n1281136
The percentage of people testing positive increased slightly by 0.19% to 3.89%.
Doctors say the new cases are fueled by dangerous strains targeting the unvaccinated. During an August press conference, Gov. Larry Hogan said the Delta variant, a strain that is reportedly two to four times more contagious than the original virus strain, accounts for nearly every new confirmed case in Maryland.
“The vaccines are without a doubt our single most effective tool to mitigate the threat of COVID-19 and the surging Delta variant, and Maryland’s vaccination rate continues to outpace the nation,” Hogan said.
More than 3.9 million Maryland adults are fully vaccinated.
Hospitalizations dropped by thirty to 753. Of those hospitalized, 555 remain in acute care and 198 are in the ICU.
Since the pandemic began, there were 544,219 total confirmed cases and 10,363 deaths.
There are 3,933,168 Marylanders fully vaccinated. The state has administered 8,079,021 doses. Of those, 3,988,796 are first doses with 4,330 administered in the past 24 hours. They have given out 3,627,348 second doses, 3,632 in the last day.
“Thanks to the millions of people who have rolled up their sleeves, Maryland continues to be one of the most vaccinated states in America,” said Governor Hogan of the eight million milestone mark. “We have achieved these numbers with strong public health outreach, innovative lottery and scholarship promotions, and a relentless focus on equity.”
The state began to administer the Johnson & Johnson vaccine again in April after the CDC and FDA lifted their pause on the vaccine due to a rare blood clot found in some women.
A total of 305,820 Marylanders have received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, 252 in the last day.
On September 24, after the CDC granted final approval for Pfizer’s booster, Gov. Hogan announced the immediate authorization of the booster shot for Marylanders who have received their second Pfizer shot at least six months ago. Hogan had already approved use for vulnerable populations in early September.
The state has administered 157,057 additional or booster vaccine doses, 9,053 in the last day.
The state reported 84.5% of all adults in Maryland have received at least one dose of the vaccine.
In August, the state launched a post-vaccination infections dashboard that is updated every Wednesday. There have been 18,243 total cases among fully vaccinated Marylanders as of last Wednesday, Sept. 22.
Of those cases, 1,331 vaccinated Marylanders were hospitalized, representing 8.73% of all Covid cases hospitalized in the state. One hundred fifty-six fully vaccinated Marylanders have died, representing 8.36% of lab-confirmed Covid deaths in the state.
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11 October, 2021 - 07:42pm
11 October, 2021 - 07:42pm