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  • Fauci: Early COVID Vaccines Will Prevent Symptoms, Not the Virus Importantly, the initial COVID-19 vaccines will prevent symptoms in those who become infected with the coronavirus rather than kill the virus itself, NIAID Director Anthony Fauci, MD, said.
  • Colleges Testing Wastewater to Find COVID Outbreaks Early More than 65 colleges or universities in the United States are testing wastewater, often from dormitories, to anticipate and curb the spread of the coronavirus on campuses.
  • Delta Adds Hundreds to No-Fly List for Mask Refusal 'Wearing a mask is among the simplest and most effective actions we can take to reduce transmission, which is why Delta has long required them for our customers and our people,' said Delta CEO Ed Bastian.
  • White House: 'We're Not Going to Control the Pandemic' Mark Meadows said the focus is on controlling 'the fact that we get vaccines, therapeutics and other mitigation areas,' and that the administration is 'making efforts' to contain the virus.
  • Advocates Welcome Down Syndrome Guidance for Adults "These guidelines totally changed things for us and for our families," she says. "We'll all be more informed about issues to watch for so we can take action much sooner to ensure better health outcomes."
  • CDC Issues Updated Guidelines for Voting Safety Most voters wore masks, the poll workers said, but people didn't always wear them correctly or consistently cover their mouth and nose.
  • CDC Will Monitor COVID-19 Vaccine Recipients Once a coronavirus vaccine is approved and being distributed, the CDC will look for health issues by staying in touch with vaccine recipients through text messages and surveys, according to CNN.
  • Several Aides to Vice President Mike Pence Test Positive "In consultation with the White House Medical Unit, the vice president will maintain his schedule in accordance with the CDC guidelines for essential personnel."
  • Pfizer Begins COVID-19 Vaccine Trial in Teens Pfizer is now including teens in clinical trials for its COVID-19 vaccine candidate, expanding the participation age to include high schoolers and middle schoolers, according to USA Today.
  • States, U.S. Set New Records for COVID Cases "This is exploding all over the country," Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear told The New York Times. The state is among 17 that reported record numbers of cases during the past week.
  • US Records More Than 71,000 Cases on Thursday New coronavirus statistics bear out experts' predictions that the coronavirus will tighten its grip on the United States in the fall and winter.
  • Moderna Might Seek Government OK for Vaccine in December In a news release issued Thursday, Massachusetts-based Moderna said it had enrolled all 30,000 volunteers and had administered the second dose of the vaccine to 26,650 of them.
  • Florida Will Investigate All COVID-19 Deaths The Florida Department of Health will investigate the state's 16,000 coronavirus deaths, owing to questions about the integrity of the data.
  • Fauci: Masks, Social Distancing Likely Until 2022 "It's not going to be the way it was with polio and measles, where you get a vaccine, case closed, it's done," Fauci said. "It's going to be public health measures that linger for months and months."
  • COVID-19 Death Rates Dropped, Two Studies Say Deaths have fallen among hospitalized COVID-19 patients this year, which could indicate that doctors have a better understanding of how to treat the disease and that mitigation strategies are working.
  • Ireland Announces 6-Week Lockdown Restrictions "The evidence of a potentially grave situation arising in the weeks ahead is now too strong," Michael Martin, the prime minister of Ireland, said in a national address on Monday night.
  • CDC Recommends Barring Travelers Without Masks "Operators should ensure that any person on the conveyance wears a mask when boarding, disembarking, and for the duration of travel," the CDC wrote.
  • Fauci Not Surprised Trump Got COVID When I saw that on TV, I said, 'Oh my goodness. Nothing good can come outta that, that's gotta be a problem.' And then sure enough, it turned out to be a superspreader event.'
  • NAMS 2020 More Women Trying Cannabis to Manage Menopause Symptoms A new study finds 1 in 4 women have tried cannabis to manage menopause symptoms.
  • States Rush to Get COVID-19 Vaccination Plans to CDC "We all know that the goal is not to have a safe vaccine sitting on the shelf, but to have a program to administer the vaccine safely and effectively as another tool to end the pandemic."