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The number of Indiana counties approaching high risk for community spread of COVID-19 nearly quadrupled in one week as an especially contagious coronavirus variant spread throughout the state.
On Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended that people should mask up in indoor public spaces — even if they’re fully vaccinated — in communities where the coronavirus has substantial or high transmission, which includes most of central Indiana. To help make sense of the news, the Indianapolis Business Journal talked to Dr. Cole Beeler, an infectious disease specialist at Indiana University Health.
The Marion County Public Health Department took a cue from the United States’ top public health authority Tuesday when it urged all residents, vaccinated and unvaccinated, to wear masks in enclosed public spaces.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reversed course Tuesday on some masking guidelines, recommending that even vaccinated people return to wearing masks indoors in parts of the U.S. where the coronavirus is surging.
A group of Indiana University students challenging the school’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate is asking the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals to stay enforcement of the mandate after failing in their bid for relief from a lower court.
The United States is in an “unnecessary predicament” of soaring COVID-19 cases fueled by unvaccinated Americans and the virulent delta variant, the nation’s top infectious disease expert said Sunday.
A group of Indiana University students is taking a challenge to the school’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate to the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals after an Indiana district court declined to enjoin the mandate. The students are also asking federal judges to stay enforcement of the mandate while the appeal proceeds.
U.S. regulators on Monday added a new warning to Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine about links to a rare and potentially dangerous neurological reaction, but said it’s not entirely clear the shot caused the problem.
Indiana continues to lag the nation in the percentage of people fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and is now seeing an outbreak of variants that are more infectious and can cause more severe illness.
Pfizer is about to seek U.S. authorization for a third dose of its COVID-19 vaccine, saying Thursday that another shot within 12 months could dramatically boost immunity and maybe help ward off the latest worrisome coronavirus mutant.
The Indiana State Department of Health on Wednesday reported 289 new COVID-19 cases, raising the total to 756,070 cases in the state during the pandemic. Also, far fewer people are showing up to be vaccinated on a daily basis.
Eight students, including an incoming law student, have filed a lawsuit against Indiana University, claiming the school’s policy requiring students to be inoculated against COVID-19 is “irrational and unreasonable” because “the pandemic is virtually over, herd immunity has been achieved and there is extremely minimal risk of COVID to IU students.”
Nearly half of Indiana residents eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine are now fully vaccinated against the coronavirus despite a continuing drop in the number of Hoosiers getting the jab each day.
Indiana State University will encourage but not require COVID-19 vaccinations for students and employees when they return to the western Indiana school for the upcoming academic year.
For months, President Joe Biden has laid out goal after goal for taming the coronavirus pandemic and then exceeded his own benchmarks. Now, though, the U.S. is unlikely to meet his target to have 70% of Americans at least partially vaccinated by July 4.
Indianapolis’ mask mandate will end Tuesday for fully vaccinated residents as part of the City-County Council’s ratification of a new public health order Monday evening.
The Indiana State Department of Health on Monday reported 275 new COVID-19 cases, the fewest number of new cases reported in the daily report since 264 on June 17, 2020.
President Joe Biden is looking for that extra something — anything — that will get people to roll up their sleeves for COVID-19 shots when the promise of a life-saving vaccine by itself hasn’t been enough.
Indiana health officials reported zero new deaths due to COVID-19 on Sunday, the same day the state logged 565 newly confirmed cases.