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Johnson & Johnson’s one-shot COVID vaccine authorized for emergency use

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here The Food and Drug Administration on Saturday authorized Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use. The vaccine is the third to be approved for use in the United States, and the first that requires only one shot.  ......

FDA approves Johnson & Johnson’s single-shot Covid vaccine for emergency use

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The Food and Drug Administration has approved Johnson & Johnson‘s Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use, giving the United States a third tool to fight the pandemic as highly contagious variants start to take root across the country. The FDA’s emergency......

Biden tours Texas devastation after historic winter storm

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Watch CBSN Live President Biden toured an emergency management hub while Dr. Jill Biden helped pack boxes at a food bank during their visit to Texas in the aftermath of deadly winter storms. Janet Shamlian reports. Copyright © 2021......

FDA panel unanimously recommends third Covid vaccine as J&J wins key vote in path to emergency use

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A key Food and Drug Administration advisory panel on Friday unanimously backed Johnson & Johnson‘s single-shot coronavirus vaccine for emergency use, a critical step paving the way to distribute a third preventative treatment in the U.S. next week. The nonbinding......

FDA staff endorses Johnson & Johnson’s single-shot Covid vaccine for emergency use

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A healthcare worker holds vials containing doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine against the COVID-19 coronavirus as South Africa proceeds with its inoculation campaign at the Klerksdorp Hospital on February 18, 2021. Phill Magakoe | AFP | Getty Images......

Japan regions push to end state of emergency as COVID-19 cases fall

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: Pedestrians wearing protective masks amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, make their way in Tokyo, Japan, February 2, 2021. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon TOKYO (Reuters) – Regional Japanese governments have requested emergency pandemic measures be lifted ahead of the March 7 scheduled end as new COVID-19 cases trend lower, the......

Argentina approves Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: Vials of the Sinopharm’s coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine are pictured in Lima, Peru, February 9, 2021. REUTERS/Sebastian Castaneda/File Photo BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Argentina’s drug regulator has authorized the emergency use of Sinopharm’s COVID-19 vaccine ahead an expected delivery of 1 million doses of the Chinese-made jab. The......

Texas congressman says emergency aid will help Texans pay high energy bills charged after deep freeze

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here “Yes, that’s the current plan with the federal assistance — be able to help the homeowners both repair, because we have a lot of water leaks, a lot of water damage, pipes bursting, but also their electricity bills as......

United flight drops debris on Colorado neighborhood during emergency landing

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here A United Airlines flight made a safe emergency landing Saturday after experiencing engine failure shortly after takeoff. Large pieces of debris fell from the plane and onto a residential Colorado neighborhood, damaging property and sparking a federal investigation into......

At least one killed in protest in Myanmar: emergency service

Reuters
Police advance on the street during protests against the military coup, in Mandalay, Myanmar, February 20, 2021. REUTERS/Stringer NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES. (Reuters) – A man was killed in Myanmar on Saturday when police fired to disperse protesting opponents of a Feb. 1 military coup in the second city of......

Millions of Texans facing water crisis after deadly winter storm

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Watch CBSN Live Texas residents are dealing with the fallout from a major winter storm that caused widespread power outages and a water crisis. Janet Shamlian has the latest. Copyright © 2021 CBS Interactive Inc. All rights reserved. Source......

2.5 Million Women Left the Work Force During the Pandemic. Harris Sees a ‘National Emergency.’

New York Times
Child care remains an issue for working mothers, and it was a major theme of the round table on Thursday. Nearly 400,000 child care jobs have been lost since the outset of the pandemic, Ms. Harris said. The closings of small businesses and the loss of millions of jobs have......

West Virginia bill would limit governor’s emergency spending authority

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here West Virginia legislation that would limit the governor’s spending authority during a state of emergency is making its way through the General Assembly. House Bill 2014, sponsored by Del. Shannon Kimes, R-Wood, seeks to establish legislative oversight of emergency......

How you can help Texas during the winter weather emergency

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here The deadly frigid weather in the South hit Texas hardest. The state’s failure to weather-proof many power generating facilities exacerbated the crisis and led to millions of homes and businesses losing electricity. In some areas, boil water advisories were......

Mercedes emergency call bug: Carmaker recalls vehicles

BBC
“In rare cases, this could mean that in the event of an accident-related temporary drop in a vehicle’s voltage, the communication module might not communicate the correct current position when an emergency call is made/triggered,” a spokeswoman for the car-maker said. BBC – For more and to sign up click......

Multiple storms across the country bring freezing temperatures and icy weather

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Multiple winter storms are moving across the U.S., dropping temperatures to dangerous levels. Multiple states are declaring weather emergencies, with the Midwest expected to experience the worst of it. Charlie De Mar reports. Source link To Return to the......

Missouri bill targeting local emergency orders withdrawn – but very much alive

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here At least six bills seeking to restrict local officials from imposing emergency health orders that curtail business operations have been swirling about the Missouri Senate since the 2021 session began in early January. In an effort to coalesce the......

UPDATE 1-Brazil Senate leader expects to pass four months of emergency pandemic payments

Reuters
(Adds detail, quote, comment) BRASILIA, Feb 12 (Reuters) – Brazil moved a step closer on Friday to reviving pandemic emergency aid to the poor, as Senate President Rodrigo Pacheco said the chamber will prioritize approving the payments, which he expects to be granted over four months from March through June.......

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