Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont instructed the National Guard to be prepared to establish if there is a shortage of staff or a preventive and testing vaccine that will be effective by the end of Monday, he said. Civil servants are required to provide proof of protection or referral to weekly demands and timeframes, and those who do not comply are placed on unpaid leave.
As of Thursday, more than 63% – 20,000 workers – have been fully vaccinated while 12% of workers have started testing each week, Lamont said. More than eight thousand disobedient workers remain, yet another 2,000 have regained their status in the past two days.
“We have given many civil servants the opportunity to be tested weekly instead of vaccinations, giving them a chance to change beyond our neighboring countries. We have also given our employees the opportunity to listen. There is no reason why not all our employees should be compliant,” Lamont said.
Connecticut is just one of several countries facing a push for vaccination of troublesome workers, a move confirmed by health professionals as needed to protect those at high risk of Covid-19, but has met with strong strain from a few voices wishing to remain both in and out of work.
In Rhode Island, the health department announced in August that “all workers, students, and volunteers in RIDOH-licensed health care licenses” are required to get their first Covid-19 protection opportunity on Friday.
Care New England, one of the largest hospital systems in the state, reported by China that more than 95% of its healthcare workers had been vaccinated. Vaccine vaccination “continues to rise by day and hour,” according to systemic CEO James E. Fanale.
Most hospitals surveyed by CNN had high prevalence among staff, accounting for more than 90% of other major health care systems.
“You’ll see that number go up faster, because what we’re looking for is, you know, as more people are shut down or stopped, that number will go up,” Hochul said.
5- to 11-year-old medications may be available soon, but the decision finds the hesitation still there
As Delta’s diversity continues to spread, health workers are far from the only ones who deal with day-to-day risks at work. The revival of in-person learning in schools has already been exacerbated by the collapse of Covid-19 and the choice of students exposed by staff.
But while there is evidence that vaccines are reducing Covid-19 infection and severity among age-appropriate groups, there is still concern among parents and caregivers about injecting children aged 5 to 11, according to a recent study.
According to the report, 58% of parents said K-12 schools needed masks at the school for all students and staff, 4% said masks should only be required for students and non-students, and 35% said there should be no required masks. .
Instead of differentiating between vaccinated and non-vaccinated parents, KFF found, with 73% of vaccinated parents saying schools need masks for all students and 63% of non-vaccinated parents saying there should be no required masks.
The number of interviews, conducted August 13 to 22 from a sample of more than 1,500 people, Pfizer before announcing that clinical trials showed their Covid-19 injection was safe and made the immune system in this age group.
A formal submission of an EUA request for injections is expected to follow in the coming weeks, such companies said in a statement.
Death rates in non-urban areas are high, learning is available
Meanwhile, researchers are monitoring the effects of the epidemic in different parts of the world.
Deaths from Covid-19 in non-urban areas now occur more than twice the number of deaths from Covid-19 in cities, according to Johns Hopkins University data from University of Iowa’s Center for Health Policy Analysis.
After analyzing data on average Covid-19 deaths at the district level, it was determined that in the two weeks ending August 15, 2021, non-urban areas had an average death rate of 0.85 Covid-19 deaths per 100 inhabitants. Metropolitan areas had an average of half that – 0.41 Covid-19 deaths for every 100 inhabitants.
Deaths in non-metropolitan areas surpassed those in urban areas on a regular basis since the start of the study in April 2020, and the numbers from September 15 are the fourth full time that the number of non-metropolitan deaths had doubled the city’s mortality rate. Thus, the nonmetropolitan rate had not doubled those of major cities since December 1, 2020.
Researchers have used the US Department of Agriculture’s approach to distinguish between urban and non-urban areas. Counties are protected as a city center if they have an urban area of 50,000 or more people if they were a remote area with strong economic ties to the city. All other regions in the study were listed as unstructured.
CNN’s Virginia Langmaid, Naomi Thomas, Melanie Schuman, Augie Martin, Rosalina Nieves, Lauren Mascarenhas, Elizabeth Joseph, Melissa Alonso, Jamie Gumbrecht and Ben Tinker contributed to this report.