Omicron Virus Causing Worries for Those Vaccinated
© by Nam Y. Huh from the Associated Press The COVID-19 vaccine shots won’t be enough to combat the omicron variant, according to Ugur Sahin, the CEO of vaccine developer BioNTech. An 8-year-old child receives a second dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at Northwest Community Church in Chicago recently. “We must be aware that even triple-vaccinated are likely to transmit the disease,” he told French daily Le Monde. “It is obvious we are far from 95 percent effectiveness that we obtained against the initial virus,” he added. Sahin said vaccine efficacy has been dropping against omicron, which is a sign that the vaccines aren’t enough, according to Euro News. “There will be a loss of effectiveness against Omicron over time, it’s very likely, but it’s still to be measured how quickly. I will not base predictions on preliminary laboratory data but on real-life data, which is much more appropriate,” Sahin said. That’s why consistent testing is important for monitoring the spread of the virus, he said. Indeed, a recent study from researchers at Columbia University suggested that the omicron variant of COVID-19 is “markedly resistant” to the COVID-19 vaccines, antibody treatments and COVID-19 vaccine booster shots, as I wrote for the Deseret News. Experts have been advising unvaccinated people […]
A Salute to UPS Foundation – Doing Good Round-the-World
The UPS Foundation is celebrating 70 years of giving, and the Atlanta-based Foundation is marking the occasion by re-framing its vision to address today’s most persistent problems. With a bold goal to positively impact one billion lives by 2040, equity is now at the center of The Foundation’s four focus areas: Health & Humanitarian Relief Equity & Economic Empowerment Local Community Engagement Planet Protection UPS Foundation Vice President Joe Ruiz said “we’re deeply committed to community involvement – especially in times of crisis – delivering hope and helping people in need. Around the world, our employees and The UPS Foundation gave $122.3 million last year. And most recently in the U.S., UPSers donated more than $44 million to the United Way. In the midst of a global pandemic, UPSers remain committed to delivering what matters.” Mr. Ruiz added that UPS Foundation President Nikki Clifton was offering her leadership to accomplish MORE GOOD over the next several decades. In a quote, Ms. Clifton said “even in these challenging times, UPS employees around the world are delivering what matters for our communities by donating their time, talent and treasure to generate social impact. A heartfelt thank you goes out to every UPSer. […]
Help Disabled by Donating Wheelchairs… and Help Fight COVID-19
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