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Coronavirus live news: scrapping quarantine for double jabbed being considered; Vietnam reports highest daily total

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Government looking at whether to drop self-isolation measures for double-jabbed; healthcare workers in Italy launch legal bid against requirement they get Covid vaccination, according to reports

The US has administered almost 330 million vaccine doses but the debate is growing about about whether the country can really relax with the spread of the Delta variant.

Despite the number of vaccinations, there are massive gaps in some areas. Less than 50% of adults in Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana have recieved a dose.

“We don’t exactly know what the herd immunity percentage would be for Covid-19. It would be different for the Delta variant, and higher, because it is more transmissible.”

More than 2,000 counties representing over half of the American population have not met Biden’s goal of 70 percent of adults receiving at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine by Independence Day, according to an analysis by The Washington Post…

Most ominously, the highly transmissible delta variant is on the rise and represents a quarter of confirmed cases, posing a greater risk to pockets of unvaccinated communities than earlier strains of the virus.

Huge crowds of protesters have returned to the streets of Brazil’s biggest cities to demand the removal of a president they blame for more than half a million coronavirus deaths.

Tens of thousands of demonstrators hit the streets of Rio de Janeiro on Saturday morning as calls for Jair Bolsonaro’s impeachment intensified after allegations that members of his government had sought to illegally profit from the purchase of Covid vaccines.

Related: Brazilians take to streets to demand removal of Jair Bolsonaro

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from The Guardian https://ift.tt/3ygmTnm
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