It was the second COVID-19 outbreak reported in a week involving a summer camp in the area. Public Health – Dayton & Montgomery County on Monday reported 30 cases linked to Chautauqua Camp and Conference Center near Miamisburg. The number of cases has now surpassed 70 after more than 800 mostly youth from Baptist churches in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and Illinois attended camp from June 28 through July 2 at 10550 Camp Trail in Miami Twp. Source: COVID outbreak reported at Boy Scouts camp in Preble County
Young adults remain vaccine-hesitant New poll research from the University of California-San Francisco (UCSF) shows that one in four unvaccinated people aged 18 to 25 said that they “probably will not” or “definitely will not” get the COVID-19 vaccination. The results, from the March 2021 Household Pulse Survey, included 5,082 respondents. Eighty-three percent reported that they had not been vaccinated, 10% said they definitely will not get the vaccine, and 14% said they probably will not. The results are published in the Journal of Adolescent Health today. Young adults have been one of the hardest groups to vaccinate in the United States, despite many outreach attempts by the Biden administration. Without this group, herd immunity will likely evade the country. Though young adults and adolescents rarely die or get seriously ill from COVID-19, they account for roughly 20% of all new cases. And growing evidence suggests this age group can get “long-COVID,” or persistent symptoms that follow an initial mild infection. “Young adults who have had COVID, regardless of symptoms, may be vulnerable to long-term complications and debilitating symptoms that may include respiratory diffic
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Study authors say all this started after a pair of physicians submitted a petition questioning the safety and effectiveness of Pfizer’s vaccine.
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Confirmed infections climbed to an average of about 23,600 a day on Monday, up from 11,300 on June 23, according to Johns Hopkins University data. And all but two states — Maine and South Dakota — reported that case numbers have gone up over the past two weeks.
“It is certainly no coincidence that we are looking at exactly the time that we would expect cases to be occurring after the July Fourth weekend,” said Dr. Bill Powderly, co-director of the infectious-disease division at Washington University’s School of Medicine in St. Louis.
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