In other news, Nashville District Attorney General Glenn Funk says he will not enforce a new law requiring businesses to notify the public if transgender people are allowed to use their bathrooms. Others are saying there is no enforcement mechanism for it.
Tennessee District Attorneys General Conference President Amy Weirich argued that the language in the new law “doesn’t speak to anything having to do with enforcement.”
“The way it’s written, I don’t see anything that allows or provides me the responsibility or right to go to civil court and ask a judge to enforce it,” said Weirich, Shelby County’s district attorney.
Meanwhile, economists at the Fitch ratings agency say they don't expect the American labor market will fully recover until sometime in mid to late 2022.
Finally, people who were infected with COVID-19 and also vaccinated may be immune for the rest of their lives according to a pair of studies published in the journal Nature.
Immunity to the coronavirus lasts at least a year, possibly a lifetime, improving over time especially after vaccination, according to two new studies. The findings may help put to rest lingering fears that protection against the virus will be short-lived.
Together, the studies suggest that most people who have recovered from Covid-19 and who were later immunized will not need boosters. Vaccinated people who were never infected most likely will need the shots, however, as will a minority who were infected but did not produce a robust immune response.
Both reports looked at people who had been exposed to the coronavirus about a year earlier. Cells that retain a memory of the virus persist in the bone marrow and may churn out antibodies whenever needed, according to one of the studies, published on Monday in the journal Nature.