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Open middle seats could reduce Covid exposure of maskless air travelers, CDC study shows

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here View of the cabin of a Delta flight between Minneapolis and Baltimore on April 25, 2020. Sebastien Duval | AFP | Getty Images Keeping middle seats open on aircraft could reduce passengers’ exposure to the virus that causes Covid-19 by......

Changing Strategy, the E.U. Bets Big on Pfizer to Battle Covid

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here BRUSSELS — Bruised by major disruptions in supplies of the AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson vaccines, the European Union Wednesday announced it was putting trust and money into the Pfizer-BioNTech shot to salvage its vaccination rollout and secure......

Why Biden’s COVID relief plan is big win for people with disabilities

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here USA TODAY A year after the pandemic began, people with disabilities finally can obtain the tools and assistance they need to earn a living and stay independent.   The American Rescue Plan, recently passed by Congress and signed by President Joe......

Major League Baseball teams that ignore COVID safety risk public health

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here USA TODAY TGBB: Thank goodness baseball’s back, and not just on the diamonds but in the stands as well. At MLB ballparks, actual people have replaced last season’s paper cutouts. Trouble is, in some stadiums this spring’s cheering fans appear......

Pausing use of J&J Covid vaccine will not affect timeline of getting U.S. vaccinated, says doctor

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here America’s temporary pause in the use of Johnson & Johnson‘s single-dose Covid-19 vaccine will not interfere with President Joe Biden‘s goal of getting the nation to some semblance of normalcy by Independence Day, the dean of Brown University’s School of......

COVID can’t unfairly let pols treat believers like second-class citizens

Jacob Sullum When Christians met in each other’s homes for prayer or Bible study, they had to be careful. Such gatherings were illegal, and the organizers never knew who might inform the authorities. Although that sounds like a scene from the Soviet Union, it in fact describes the situation in......

Moderna says new data shows its Covid vaccine is more than 90% effective against virus six months after second shot

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A healthcare worker holds a vial of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine at a pop-up vaccination site operated by SOMOS Community Care during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in New York, January 29, 2021. Mike Segar | Reuters Moderna‘s Covid-19 vaccine......

Dr. Anthony Fauci explains what the U.S. pause on J&J’s Covid vaccine means

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here White House chief medical advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci said Tuesday that the Food and Drug Administration’s recommended pause on the use of Johnson & Johnson‘s Covid-19 vaccine will give U.S. health regulators the time they need to thoroughly investigate how......

Panicked patients call doctors as Covid vaccine hesitancy rises with J&J blood clot issue

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here More Americans will likely refuse to get Johnson & Johnson‘s Covid-19 vaccine after U.S. health regulators said six women developed a rare blood-clotting disorder that left one dead and another in critical condition, experts on public health and vaccines told......

India’s Maharashtra state announces 15 days of tough new Covid measures

About 165,000 people are reported to have died of Covid-19 in India and there have been 12.5 million confirmed infections. The country’s mass inoculation drive, the largest in the world, has proceeded at a slower than expected rate – about 100 million doses of the Covishield and Covaxin vaccines have......

Covid cases are rising in more than half of U.S. states, despite ramp-up in vaccinations

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Medical staff watch and advise walk-in patients who received their COVID-19 vaccination at a pop-up clinic at Western International High School on April 12, 2021 in Detroit, Michigan. Matthew Hatcher | Getty Images As U.S. Covid cases rise, the country......

Britain reports 2,472 new COVID cases, 23 further deaths

LONDON, April 13 (Reuters) – Britain reported 2,472 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, down from 3,568 a day earlier, government data showed, adding that a further 23 people had died within 28 days of a positive test of the novel coronavirus. Some 32.25 million people have received a first dose......

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