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Israel says Pfizer Covid vaccine is just 39% effective as delta spreads, but still prevents severe illness

People receive a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine inside a Covid-19 mass vaccination center at Rabin Square in Tel Aviv, Israel, on Monday, Jan. 4, 2020. Kobi Wolf | Bloomberg | Getty Images Pfizer and BioNTech‘s Covid-19 vaccine is just 39% effective in Israel where the delta variant is the dominant strain, but still… Read More »

National ballet company predicts largest audiences in years for its return after Covid halt

The American Ballet Theatre — the country’s national ballet company — has announced it will be returning to the stage in New York City this October, a year after halting indoor performances due to Covid. “We cannot wait to see ABT in the Lincoln Center theaters that are our home,” ABT Executive Director Kara Medoff… Read More »

Texas’ hospital system confirms its first case of new COVID-19 lambda variant

Loading the player… Just when people were beginning to wrap their heads around the delta variant of COVID-19, this week, Texas’ hospital system has become the first to report a case of the lambda variant. According to ABC News, Monday, Houston Methodist Hospital, which operates eight hospitals in its network, confirmed its first case of the… Read More »