25% of Covid Infections in Los Angeles Occurred in Fully Vaccinated… Manhattan Bosses Scale Back Hopes for September Office Return… EU Reimposing Travel Restrictions on Americans?

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U.S. data show rising ‘breakthrough’ infections among fully vaccinated

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Some 25% of SARS-CoV-2 infections among Los Angeles County residents occurred in fully vaccinated residents from May through July 25, a period that includes the impact of the highly transmissible Delta variant, U.S. officials reported on Tuesday.

The data, published in the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s weekly report on death and disease, shows an increase in so-called “breakthrough” infections among fully vaccinated individuals.

Manhattan Bosses Scale Back Hopes for September Office Return

(Bloomberg) — Manhattan bosses have lowered their expectations for a return-to-office next month with cases of Covid-19’s delta variant on the rise.

mployers now see 41% of office workers returning by Sept. 30, down from an estimate of 62% in May, according to a survey by the Partnership for New York City conducted Aug 9-20. So far, about 23% of workers have returned to the workplace, up from 12% in May.

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EU Reimposing Travel Restrictions on Americans?

The European Union will discuss on Thursday whether to reintroduce travel restrictions on visitors from the U.S. as new coronavirus cases soar.

Slovenia, which holds the rotating presidency of the EU and is currently responsible for triggering an assessment of countries that are allowed non-essential travel into the bloc, recommended that the U.S. be removed from the list, according to two officials familiar with the plans.

The U.S. had 507 new Covid-19 cases per 100,000 inhabitants over the previous 14 days as of Aug. 15, according to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. That’s well above the limit of 75 set out in the EU guidelines.

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