The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director Rochelle Walensky says she expects the delta variant will become the dominant coronavirus strain in the United States. The delta variant, first detected in India, has become dominant in Britain.
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Wilmington is opening back up to what you remember it being pre-pandemic as businesses stay open later, some ease mask requirements and more people are out and about. And that goes for travel in and out of the ILM airport, too.
Cooper dubbed the plan “Extra Credit Grants 2.0,” saying he wanted to continue the program Republicans in the General Assembly approved last year when they authorized $335 checks for families with children.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday that it would be easing up on mask guidance as more and more people become fully vaccinated. But North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper is holding off on adopting the new mandates for now.
Pfizer is working to have the word “emergency” no longer attached to their COVID-19 vaccine.The drugmaker announced Friday they have begun applying to the FDA for full approval of their COVID-19 vaccine for people 16 years and older.
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is recommending that providers in the state resume administration of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine now that the CDC and FDA have reaffirmed its safety.
Around 30 percent of New Hanover County residents are fully vaccinated and about the same are vaccinated in Brunswick County. However, other counties have even lower rates, and health officials say that’s alarming.
The antibody test that looks for the spike protein will still show a positive reaction, but won't be able to tell the difference between having antibodies from a previous infection or antibodies developed by the vaccine.