People looking to cast doubt on the vaccines’ efficacy often cite a CDC study leaked by the New York Times saying viral loads were similar for vaccinated and unvaccinated people. But the study has serious limitations, and in any case doesn’t give the full picture on transmission.
After studies a decade ago revealed texts were effective at motivating voter behavior, the floodgates were opened.
Federal authorities recently authorized a third shot for some fully vaccinated groups. Here’s what you need to know about boosters.
Minnesotans report difficulty buying rapid tests and longer waits for test results, even as new cases of COVID-19 persist at high levels.
The boosters are available to people who got the Pfizer vaccine and meet certain other conditions.
For one thing, students are back in classrooms. For another, the delta variant is far more contagious than the original strain of coronavirus Minnesota saw last fall.
Between last Tuesday and Friday, the state added an average of 1,882 new cases per day, up from 1,557 new cases per day in the previous week.
The issue has greater urgency as the return to school coincides with a new wave of COVID-19 infections driven by the delta variant.
Concern about COVID-19 is a major factor in some regular fairgoers’ decision not to attend this year.
In previous waves of COVID-19 infections in Minnesota, increased hospitalizations were soon followed by increased daily death tolls. Not this time, so far.
As the prospect of sharing a holiday dinner table draws nearer, MinnPost talked to medical professionals about how to talk to people who have yet to be vaccinated against COVID-19 about getting vaccinated.
Workers at Episcopal Homes in St. Paul and Eventide in Moorhead are required to be vaccinated this fall.
As of Tuesday the state had not gotten any official communication from the federal government regarding additional shots.
Minnesota already requires a number of vaccines for students of various ages. What about COVID-19?