Misconceptions, Pediatric Cases, and More Coronavirus News
Reddit users protested misinformation, child cases are on the rise, and countries are replacing travel advice. Here’s what you need to know:
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Reddit moderators have protested the rise of Covid’s misinformation online
Last week, dozens of Reddit moderators coordinated a blackout to protest the company lax Covid disinformation policies, keep their subreddits private and post platform-critical messages. Reddit first responded to statements about the importance of free speech, but on Wednesday reversed course and quarantined 54 Covid-denial subreddits, adding many hoops that people have to jump into to get involved and limit spread in the interior. Also banned / r / NoNewNormal, a large subreddit that has been quarantined since mid-August for spamming other communities with lies about the virus.
An example of misinformation spreading on Reddit and everywhere is the trend of vaccine skepticism people taking ivermectin, an antiparasite commonly used in animals, to treat or prevent disease. While Food and Drug Management and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have warns against drug use, which has not been proven to be a solution and can cause serious illness, just this week the podcast host Joe Rogan He is said to have taken it after testing positive for Covid-19.
Child cases continue to raise the concern of parents and officials
Last week, children accounted for 22.4 percent of weekly reported cases of Covid-19 in the U.S., and the rate of cases among children ningtaas na. Along with the start of the school year and a increase in cases of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), there is growing concern about urgency to protect children, especially the experience of pediatric hospitals one “No offense has occurred yet.” The CDC recommends universal internal masking for all students, faculty, staff, and visitors to schools, regardless of immunization status. And the U.S. Department of Education is examines five states due to concerns that their mask order bans could discriminate against students with disabilities and health conditions making them more vulnerable to Covid-19.
As child cases rise, some parents, doctors, and scientists are debating the ethics of vaccinating children by prescribes shots “off-label,” or offering a drug for a cause or to a group that was not studied during the approval process. Now that the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine has full FDA approval, it may be possible-but most experts and officials have strongly banned it.
Changing restrictions and a holiday weekend impact travel
Earlier this week, the European Union voted change travel restrictions, especially the removal of the U.S. from the list of safe countries for unnecessary travel. These are the recommendations, and it is up to each member country to decide how and how to implement them. The change is likely to affect underprivileged Americans. The U.S. has also yet to open its doors to tourists from the EU, and the CDC added seven new areas on the list of at -risk destinations this week, including Switzerland and Puerto Rico. There is also the agency urged Americans to be careful this holiday weekend, especially the ones that haven’t changed yet.
All the changing protocols and uncertainty around pandemic travel is a benefit for an industry: Travel advisors. A recent survey of American tourists found that nearly 17 percent are likely to get professional help booking a trip for the first time once the pandemic is over.
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