Modelo®, Takis® Snacks and Spice Adams Invite Fans to Go ‘All In’ This Summer with the “Hands on a Hot Drop” Competition

As one of many limited-edition #ModeloTime collaborations dropping this summer, fans will compete for a branded Modelo and Takis® Snacks vending machine and a year’s worth of beer and snacks*.

Modelo / Takis Vending Machine

Modelo / Takis Vending Machine

CHICAGO, July 07, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Summer is in full swing and to help fans maximize everything this season has to offer, Modelo is inviting consumers to have an “All In Summer” by partnering with some of the hottest brands to unlock weekly #ModeloTime collaborations. As part of the weekly #ModeloTime drops, Modelo has teamed up with Takis® Snacks to create a limited-edition, temperature-controlled vending machine, combining two of the best tastes of the summer – beer brewed for those with the Fighting Spirit paired with the iconic spicy snack brand.

To put Fighting Spirits to the test, Modelo has an exciting way for fans to get their hands – or hand – on a Modelo and Takis® Snacks Vending Machine. On Sunday, July 10, Modelo and Takis® Snacks will host its “Hands on a Hot Drop” Competition, where one lucky winner will receive the limited-edition vending machine along with help to buy a year’s worth* of Modelo and Takis® Snacks to fuel the summer vibes for the next year.

“Modelo is committed to helping our fans unleash their inner Fighting Spirit and maximize their summer,” said Greg Gallagher, Vice President Brand Marketing, Modelo. “Just like us, Takis Snacks has never been afraid to be bold, so it was a great fit to work with them on this unique experience.”

Pre-selected “Hands on a Hot Drop” contestants will be required to place one hand on the vending machine at the start of the competition and if they take their hand off for any reason— even if it’s to grab an ice-cold Modelo or wipe Takis® Snacks crumbs off their face – it will result in elimination. To keep things interesting, Modelo has tapped former professional football star and TV personality Spice Adams to host the competition, during which he will present challenges to see who has the most Fighting Spirit.

Modelo / Takis “Hands on a Hot Drop”

Modelo / Takis “Hands on a Hot Drop”

“I am thrilled to join Modelo and Takis Snacks at the iHeartRadio Block Party to host the ‘Hands on a Hot Drop’ competition and bring some extra spice,” said Adams. “I’ve got some tricks up my sleeve to keep participants on their toes and make sure everyone is having a great time. I’m ready to see which of these contestants has what it takes to bring the grand prize home.”

The competition will be held at the iHeartRadio Block Party presented by Modelo on Sunday, July 10 from 2 to 6 pm EST at Pier 76 in New York City. Modelo is welcoming those 21+ to watch the “Hands on a Hot Drop” competition live in New York City or on Instagram channels @ModeloUSA and @SpiceAdams.

Outside of the competition, two fans will be selected to win a Modelo and Takis® Snacks Vending Machine and help to buy a six-month supply* of Modelo beer and Takis® Snacks by entering the sweepstakes. The Modelo and Takis® Snacks collaboration is just one in a series of #ModeloTime drops taking place this summer to help consumers go all in. Every Friday at 3 p.m. ET, there is a fresh #ModeloTime drop, so fans won’t want to miss out. In order to get in on all the action, those interested can visit https://www.modelousa.com/pages/summer to enter the #ModeloTime drops and learn more.

Whether it’s a classic like Modelo Especial, the #1 import beer in the U.S.,1 or the full-flavored Chelada lineup – Modelo is here to help consumers go all in and make the most out of the precious summer months.

ABOUT MODELO®
Born in 1925 in the small town of Tacuba, Mexico, Modelo has been bringing distinctive high-quality beer to people ever since, including Modelo Especial®, Modelo Negra®, and a flavorful lineup of Modelo Cheladas. Modelo Especial is a golden, full-flavored Pilsner-style Lager with a clean, crisp finish. As the #1 imported beer in the U.S., Modelo Especial recently surpassed 150MM cases sold in 2021. The Modelo family of beers are exclusively brewed, imported and marketed for the U.S. by Constellation Brands.

ABOUT TAKIS®
Takis®️ is the most well-known brand of Barcel USA, the U.S. snack division of Grupo Bimbo, the world’s largest baking company with operations in 33 countries. Barcel USA is an exciting, young and fast-growing consumer packaged goods company headquartered in Coppell, Texas, with a strong presence in the largest markets nationwide. Takis are no ordinary snacks; they are the most intense snacks in the world. With different varieties: Takis®️ Rolled Tortilla Chips, Takis®️ Stix, Takis®️ Waves, Takis®️ Pop! and Takis®️ Hot Nuts. Takis snacks are for the strong, brave and daring. Visit us at www.barcel-usa.com/Takis

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1 Source: IQ 12LM ending November 2020
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Cellebrite to Release Second Quarter 2022 Financial Results on August 11, 2022

PETAH TIKVAH, Israel and TYSONS CORNER, Va., July 07, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Cellebrite (NASDAQ: CLBT) (the “Company”), a global leader in Digital Intelligence (DI) solutions for the public and private sectors, today announced that it will report its second quarter 2022 financial results before market open on Thursday, August 11, 2022.

On that day, management will host a conference call and webcast to discuss the Company’s financial results at 8:30 a.m. ET.

Telephone participants are advised to register in advance at: https://register.vevent.com/register/BI90711c1a1a8c4d6d8d7487d0eec649e8.

Upon registration, participants will receive a confirmation email detailing how to join the conference call, including the dial-in number and a unique registrant ID.

The live conference call will be webcast in listen-only mode at: https://edge.media-server.com/mmc/p/smmox4u4.

The webcast will remain available after the call at: https://investors.cellebrite.com/events-presentations.

About Cellebrite 

Cellebrite’s (NASDAQ: CLBT) mission is to enable its customers to protect and save lives, accelerate justice, and preserve privacy in communities around the world. We are a global leader in Digital Intelligence solutions for the public and private sectors, empowering organizations in mastering the complexities of legally sanctioned digital investigations by streamlining intelligence processes. Trusted by thousands of leading agencies and companies worldwide, Cellebrite’s Digital Intelligence platform and solutions transform how customers collect, review, analyze and manage data in legally sanctioned investigations. To learn more, visit us at www.cellebrite.com and https://investors.cellebrite.com.

Caution Regarding Forward Looking Statements
This document includes “forward looking statements” within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements may be identified by the use of words such as “forecast,” “intend,” “seek,” “target,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “could,” “continue,” “expect,” “estimate,” “may,” “plan,” “outlook,” “future” and “project” and other similar expressions that predict, project or indicate future events or trends or that are not statements of historical matters. Such forward looking statements include estimated financial information. Such forward looking statements with respect to revenues, earnings, performance, strategies, prospects, and other aspects of the business of Cellebrite are based on current expectations that are subject to risks and uncertainties. A number of factors could cause actual results or outcomes to differ materially from those indicated by such forward looking statements. These factors include, but are not limited to: Cellebrite’s ability to develop technologically advanced solutions and successfully integrate with the software solutions used by customers; acceptance of solutions by customers; errors, failures, defects or bugs in solutions; a failure to maintain sales and marketing personnel productivity or hire, integrate and retain additional sales and marketing personnel; the impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic; the impact of competition on pricing and on Cellebrite’s market share; sub-optimal results from products due to misuse by customers; Cellebrite’s failure to maintain and enhance its reputation and brand; inaccuracy of the estimates of Cellebrite’s market opportunity and forecasts of market growth; changes to packaging and licensing models that adversely affect the ability to attract or retain customers; failure to manage future growth effectively; failure to introduce new solutions and add-ons; issues in the use of artificial intelligence resulting in reputational harm or liability; the need for additional capital to support the growth of Cellebrite’s business; a failure to maintain the security of operations and the integrity of software solutions; the impact of government budgeting cycles and appropriations, early termination, audits, investigations, sanctions and penalties; a decline in government budgets, changes in spending or budgetary priorities, or delays in contract awards; a failure to adequately obtain, maintain, protect and enforce Cellebrite’s intellectual property or infringement of the intellectual property rights of others; perceptions or court or regulatory decisions that Cellebrite’s solutions violate privacy rights; the use of solutions by customers in a way that is, or that is perceived to be, incompatible with human rights; failure to comply with laws regarding privacy, data protection and security, technology protection, sanctions, export controls and other matters; and other factors, risks and uncertainties set forth in the sections titled “Risk Factors” and “Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements” in our Annual Report on form 20-F filed with the SEC on March 29, 2022 and in other documents filed by Cellebrite with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), which are available free of charge at www.sec.gov. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance upon any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made, in this communication or elsewhere. Cellebrite undertakes no obligation to update its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise, should circumstances change, except as otherwise required by securities and other applicable laws.

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+972 73 394 8440
investors@cellebrite.com

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Gordon Brothers Acquires Unused Accommodation Barge Robyn S from Vanguard Shipping Limited for Immediate Sale

London, July 07, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Gordon Brothers, the global advisory, restructuring and investment firm, has acquired the Robyn S accommodation barge from Vanguard Shipping Limited.

The firm is managing the disposition of Robyn S, which is available for immediate sale to the international marine, shipping and offshore markets.

The barge was previously used to transport bridge sections and components during the construction of the Queensferry Crossing over the Firth of Forth. Robyn S was built in 2010 at Nanjing Yonghua Shipbuilding Industry Company Limited to standard North Sea specifications, and the topside was fabricated in 2012 by Consafe to DNV standards. In 2021, Vanguard Shipping Limited acquired a 120-personnel accommodation topside with helideck and combined both units. For additional vessel specifications, please visit www.gordonbrothers.com/robyn-s.

“We’re excited to build on our market-leading disposition and appraisal capabilities in the maritime sector with our acquisition of the Robyn S barge and to continue to support companies in the marine, shipping and offshore industries through strategic change,” said Oliver Veart, Director, Marine & Valuations at Gordon Brothers.

“Gordon Brothers has a proven track record in supporting companies within multiple industries and sectors and has shown an enthusiasm for the Robyn S barge,” said John Sumner, Managing Director of Vanguard Shipping Limited. “We are pleased to partner with them as they have the resources, expertise and market knowledge to sell the vessel and its associated assets.”

Gordon Brothers has established a dedicated marine services and valuations practice that leverages decades of experience buying, selling, operating and valuing assets in the commercial and industrial economy across Australia, Brazil, Canada, the U.K., Europe, Japan and the U.S., and the firm looks forward to developing additional strategic opportunities as it increases activity in the Middle East and Asia Pacific. Gordon Brothers provides clients with advisory services including fleet and vessel renewal analysis, disposition and investment strategies.

About Gordon Brothers
Since 1903, Gordon Brothers (www.gordonbrothers.com) has helped lenders, management teams, advisors and investors move forward through change. The firm brings a powerful combination of expertise and capital to clients, developing customized solutions on an integrated or standalone basis across four services areas: valuations, dispositions, financing and investment. Whether to fuel growth or facilitate strategic consolidation, Gordon Brothers partners with companies in the retail, commercial and industrial sectors to provide maximum liquidity, put assets to their highest and best use and mitigate liabilities. The firm conducts more than $100 billion worth of dispositions and appraisals annually and provides both short- and long-term capital to clients undergoing transformation. Gordon Brothers lends against and invests in brands, real estate, inventory, receivables, machinery, equipment and other assets, both together and individually, to provide clients liquidity solutions beyond its market-leading disposition and appraisal services. The firm is headquartered in Boston, with over 30 offices across five continents.

About Vanguard Shipping Limited
Vanguard Shipping Limited is a British maritime company and sister company of Vanguard Packing Ltd, specialists in the export packing of large components and bespoke consignments operating from numerous locations throughout the U.K. Both companies sit within the Alkron Industrial group.

Lauren Nadeau
Gordon Brothers
+1.617.422.6599
lnadeau@gordonbrothers.com

ข้อมูลระยะยาวของทารกให้ความมั่นใจในการผสมกับไข่ด้วยวิธีใหม่ – วิธีเจริญพันธุ์ในหลอดทดลอง (CAPA-IVM)

วิลมิงตัน, รัฐเดลาแวร์, July 07, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — การศึกษาติดตามผลกับทารกอายุ 2 ปีใหม่ได้รายงานว่าไม่พบความแตกต่างในผลลัพธ์ของพัฒนาการในเด็กที่เกิดหลังจากการเจริญเติบโตเต็มที่ในหลอดทดลอง (CAPA-IVM) เมื่อเทียบกับเด็กที่เกิดด้วยวิธีการปฏิสนธิภายนอกร่างกายแบบเดิม (IVF) หลังการกระตุ้นรังไข่ การศึกษานี้ถูกออกแบบมาเพื่อตรวจสอบพัฒนาการที่ล่าช้าของเด็กในด้านการสื่อสาร การใช้กล้ามเนื้อมัดใหญ่ การใช้กล้ามเนื้อมัดเล็ก การแก้ปัญหา และพฤติกรรมส่วนตัวและพฤติกรรมทางสังคม โดยมีเด็กทั้งหมด 231 คนที่ได้รับการประเมินเมื่ออายุ 6 เดือน 12 เดือน และ 24 เดือนหลังคลอด

ผลการศึกษาได้รับการนำเสนอโดย Prof. Dr. Tuong M Ho ในการประชุมประจำปีครั้งที่ 38 ของ European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) เมื่อวันที่ 6 กรกฎาคม 2022 ที่เมืองมิลาโน (อิตาลี) และได้รับการตีพิมพ์ลงใน Human Reproduction1 วารสารเวชศาสตร์การเจริญพันธุ์ชั้นนำ

Prof. Dr. Lan Vuong จากโรงพยาบาล MyDuc, HCMC, เวียดนาม ซึ่งเป็นผู้นำในการศึกษากล่าวว่า “ผลการค้นคว้าที่สำคัญอย่างหนึ่งในการศึกษาครั้งนี้คือ ดูเหมือนจะไม่มีข้อกังวลอย่างมีนัยสำคัญใด ๆ เกี่ยวกับความปลอดภัยของ CAPA-IVM ต่อพัฒนาการของเด็ก” ผลลัพธ์ในปัจจุบันช่วยยืนยันการค้นพบล่าสุดที่ว่า CAPA-IVM ไม่ก่อให้เกิดการเปลี่ยนแปลงของอีพิเจเนติกที่สำคัญ หรือทำให้เกิดข้อบกพร่องในโอโอไซต์2ที่เจริญเติบโตเต็มที่ในหลอดทดลอง Dr. Vuong เชื่อว่าการหาหลักฐานอย่างต่อเนื่องเกี่ยวกับ CAPA-IVM มีความสำคัญสำหรับแพทย์ที่กำลังพิจารณาวิธีการทางเลือกในการรักษาเกี่ยวกับภาวะเจริญพันธุ์ในปัจจุบัน

เกี่ยวกับ CAPA-IVM

CAPA-IVM เป็นวิธีการใหม่ในการทำให้เซลล์ไข่เจริญเติบโตเต็มที่ในหลอดทดลอง โดยทำการเก็บไข่หลังจากที่มีการกระตุ้นรังไข่เพียงเล็กน้อยหรือไม่กระตุ้นเลย โดยรวมเอาขั้นตอนการผสมกับไข่ที่เจริญเติบโตเต็มที่ในหลอดทดลอง ซึ่งจะช่วยส่งเสริมพัฒนาการของเซลล์ไข่ CAPA-IVM เป็นวิธีการทางเทคโนโลยีเพื่อช่วยในเรื่องภาวะเจริญพันธุ์ที่เป็นมิตรต่อผู้ป่วย ซึ่งอาจเป็นทางเลือกแทนการกระตุ้นรังไข่แบบเดิมและ IVF โดยลดภาระของการรักษาสำหรับผู้ป่วย สิทธิ์ทั่วโลกสำหรับเทคโนโลยี CAPA-IVM เป็นของ Lavima Fertility, Inc.

แหล่งอ้างอิง

1. Vuong LN, Nguyen MHN, Nguyen NA, Ly TT, Tran VTT, Nguyen NT, Hoang HLT, Le XTH, Pham TD, Smitz JEJ, Mol BW, Norman RJ, Ho TM. พัฒนาการของเด็กที่เกิดจาก IVM เทียบกับ IVF: ติดตามผลเป็นเวลา 2 ปีในการทดลองแบบสุ่มโดยมีกลุ่มควบคุม Human Reproduction 2022, หน้า 1–9, deac115,

2. Saenz-de-Juano MD, Ivanova E, Romero S, Lolicato F, Sánchez F, Van Ranst H, Krueger F, Segonds-Pichon A, De Vos M, Andrews S, Smitz J, Kelsey G, Anckaert E. การแสดงออกของ DNA methylation และ mRNA ของยีนที่ปลูกถ่ายใน blastocyst ซึ่งได้จากวิธีการที่ได้รับการพัฒนาให้ดีขึ้นโดยการทำให้ไข่เจริญเติบโตเต็มที่ในหลอดทดลองจาก antral follicle ในผู้ป่วยกลุ่มอาการรังไข่มีถุงน้ำหลายใบ Human Reproduction 2019 กันยายน 29;34(9):1640-1649

ติดต่อ
andre.rosenthal@lavimafertility.com

Waves | MaxxAudio® Powers SKYWORTH TV’s S100 Skybar

Waves Has Teamed Up with SKYWORTH for the S100 Soundbar

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn., July 06, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Waves Audio, the preeminent provider of adaptive audio technologies in consumer electronics and recipient of a Technical GRAMMY® Award, and SKYWORTH TV, a leading global television manufacturer and a pioneer in big-screen Artificial Intelligence of Things (AIoT), have teamed up to include Waves MaxxAudio® sound enhancement technology in the new SKYWORTH S100 Soundbar.

By using the Waves’ MaxxAudio embedded on the Nuvoton NPCP215 DSP, the S100 provides unique sonic qualities and a complete suite of advanced sound enhancement algorithms. The S100 features Waves’ renowned MaxxBass – a virtual subwoofer that extends bass response beyond the physical capabilities of the hardware.

Eitan David, Waves GM Consumer Division, comments, “We are pleased to cooperate with SKYWORTH TV on enhancing the sonic quality of their home theater systems, and we are delighted to offer the S100 end user a richer and purer sound, immersing the listener with a powerful and authentic sound experience.”

With Waves’ proven experience in professional audio, acoustic device tuning is at the core of Waves’ expertise. The suite of MaxxAudio device-tuning tools, provides intuitive and highly precise solutions to deliver the best possible tuning presets for the unique characteristics of a sound device.

On the S100, SKYWORTH engineers have created three unique sound profiles to satisfy all listeners and cover every use case and a vast variety of content: A video preset, which significantly enhances sound for movies; a music preset, which offers a pristine and authentic sound quality that will please any demanding audiophile; and a voice preset, which presents clear and well-defined voice clarity for dialogue-heavy applications.

ShuangHua Tao, Skyworth Overseas Sales & Marketing HQ Chief Management of Marketing Planning, comments, “We are delighted to collaborate with Waves. Their contribution of high-end technology and experience in sound enhancing algorithm software has transformed the sound quality of the S100. The advanced, cutting edge and versatile Waves tuning console has resulted in a highly impressive and unique ‘true to sound’ quality. The S100 delivers an immersive sound experience with deep, powerful bass and crystal clear, open high frequencies.”

Discover more about MaxxAudio here.

About Waves Audio

Waves, recipient of a technical GRAMMY Award®, is a global leader and pioneer in audio technology for the music, entertainment, broadcasting, and consumer electronics industries. Top music producers, sound engineers, and live show engineers rely on Waves to create hit songs, blockbuster movies, top-selling games, and sold-out shows. The Waves Maxx® suite of audio and voice modules with Waves Nx® 3D audio enhances the sound experience on millions of laptops, tablets, smartphones, smart speakers, headphones, and is available on SoCs from the world’s foremost chip makers. Learn more about Waves technologies for consumer electronics at maxx.com.

About SKYWORTH TV
SKYWORTH TV is a leading global television manufacturer and a pioneer in big-screen Artificial Intelligence of Things (AIoT). Founded in 1988, SKYWORTH TV has more than 30 years of experience providing advanced home entertainment solutions and is one of the top global providers of Android TVs. Under its brand proposition “Lead the future”, SKYWORTH TV continues to invest heavily in R&D and innovative technology solutions and is dedicated to leading the transformation of the TV industry to revolutionize smart home experiences. For more information, please visit: http://global.skyworth.com/

Waves Audio PR Contact:

Dalia Migdal: dalia@waves.com

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As COVID-19 Cases Rise, New Variant Poses Major Challenge

Cases of COVID-19 are surging again globally, due in large part to the rise of virus variant Omicron BA.5, which is much more contagious than its predecessors and is able to circumvent existing immunity in many people.

In the U.S., the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week released data indicating that the BA.5 variant is now responsible for more than half of new cases and is poised to continue outcompeting older versions of the Omicron variant that remain in circulation.

The new variant is also carving its path across other countries. In the Americas, Brazil and Mexico are both experiencing upticks. In Europe, cases are on the rise across the continent, including in Germany, France, Italy, Spain and Greece, among others. The United Kingdom is experiencing a rise as well.

In Asia, cases are rising in Japan, South Korea and India, among others. Cases are also climbing in Australia and New Zealand.

‘Worst’ variant yet

Public health experts are warning that despite the fact that death rates from COVID-19 remain low in the U.S., the Omicron BA.5 variant remains a major concern. Evidence suggests that a recent prior infection with COVID-19 offers little or no protection against reinfection with the new variant.

During past waves, it has typically been assumed that an individual who had recovered from a bout of COVID-19 would have enhanced immune protection against reinfection for a significant period of time.

“The Omicron subvariant BA.5 is the worst version of the virus that we’ve seen,” Dr. Eric Topol, a member of the Department of Molecular Medicine at Scripps Research, wrote in his popular Substack newsletter. “It takes immune escape, already extensive, to the next level, and, as a function of that, enhanced transmissibility, well beyond Omicron (BA.1) and other Omicron family variants that we’ve seen.”

Even though people appear to be less likely to get extremely sick from the new variant, public health experts say that they are concerned about the possibility that as infections increase, more people will come down with lingering symptoms. So-called long COVID, which can include fatigue, shortness of breath, cognitive dysfunction and other adverse health events, has been detected in as many as one in five people who survive an infection.

Public health challenge

Rising case counts have public health experts deeply concerned about what will take place in the coming months.

“Right now, the public health stance should be maximizing vaccination, including boosters for those who are eligible and primary vaccination and boosters for children,” David Blumenthal, president of the Commonwealth Fund, a public health foundation, told VOA. “That’s the absolutely critical, essential first step in a public health campaign to reduce the impact of COVID. That also should include planning for, we hope, a more specific vaccine in the fall against the Omicron variants.”

Blumenthal said he believed that the threat of long COVID meant that it also makes sense for people to continue wearing masks in public during surges in infection. However, he said he recognized that calling for more restrictions presented a serious challenge to public health officials, who will find themselves trying to persuade a pandemic-weary public to embrace masking again.

“I think that civic leaders — respected, nonmedical leaders, as well as personal physicians — are probably the best communicators at this point,” he said.

US in detail

According to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University, in the 90 days ending on July 6, the average number of daily cases over the previous seven days in the U.S. rose to 106,193, from 34,795. However, the actual number of cases is believed to be far higher, because the prevalence of at-home testing means that the majority of cases are not reported to public health agencies.

The same data set shows that over the same 90-day period, the seven-day average of people hospitalized for COVID-19 rose to 35,637, from 14,904. While that marked a significant upward move in percentage terms, the absolute number of people currently hospitalized for the disease remains far below the more than 807,000 recorded at the peak in January.

Deaths from COVID-19 have actually fallen over the past 90 days, with a seven-day average of 309 recorded on July 6, compared with 507 recorded 90 days earlier. The current death rate remains near all-time lows since the beginning of the pandemic.

Blumenthal said he believed that the threat of long COVID meant that it also makes sense for people to continue wearing masks in public during surges in infection. However, he said he recognized that calling for more restrictions presented a serious challenge to public health officials, who will find themselves trying to persuade a pandemic-weary public to embrace masking again.

“I think that civic leaders — respected, nonmedical leaders, as well as personal physicians — are probably the best communicators at this point,” he said.

US in detail

According to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University, in the 90 days ending on July 6, the average number of daily cases over the previous seven days in the U.S. rose to 106,193, from 34,795. However, the actual number of cases is believed to be far higher, because the prevalence of at-home testing means that the majority of cases are not reported to public health agencies.

The same data set shows that over the same 90-day period, the seven-day average of people hospitalized for COVID-19 rose to 35,637, from 14,904. While that marked a significant upward move in percentage terms, the absolute number of people currently hospitalized for the disease remains far below the more than 807,000 recorded at the peak in January.

Deaths from COVID-19 have actually fallen over the past 90 days, with a seven-day average of 309 recorded on July 6, compared with 507 recorded 90 days earlier. The current death rate remains near all-time lows since the beginning of the pandemic.

Source: Voice of America