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How the different Covid vaccines will handle new variants of the virus

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here New more contagious variants of the coronavirus are being investigated in the United States, raising questions about whether the Covid vaccines currently in use will provide protection against mutations. There are multiple more contagious variants emerging around the globe, in......

Senate leaders, Manchin agree on virus bill jobless benefits

Detriot News
Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Washington — Senate leaders and moderate Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin struck a deal late Friday over emergency jobless benefits, breaking a nine-hour logjam that had stalled the party’s showpiece $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill. The compromise, announced by the West......

The Virus Spread Where Restaurants Reopened or Mask Mandates Were Absent

New York Times
Even as officials in Texas and Mississippi lifted statewide mask mandates, researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday offered fresh evidence of the importance of face coverings, reporting that mask-wearing mandates were linked to fewer infections with the coronavirus and Covid-19 deaths in counties across the......

Dining at restaurants and the lack of mask mandates are each linked to the spread of the virus in the U.S., the C.D.C. says.

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here As officials in Texas and Mississippi lifted statewide mask mandates, researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offered fresh evidence of the importance of mask use in a new study on Friday. Wearing masks, the study......

Dr. Scott Gottlieb says Covid mask mandates should be last virus mitigation measures lifted

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Dr. Scott Gottlieb told CNBC on Friday he believes governors are right to begin easing Covid restrictions on businesses as long as mask policies remain in effect. “Leaving the masks in place, having that be the last thing we lift, I think......

The Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by Facebook – Virus relief bill headed for weekend vote

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Alexis Simendinger   Presented by Facebook       Welcome to The Hill’s Morning Report. Today is Friday! We get you up to speed on the most important developments in politics and policy, plus trends to watch. Alexis Simendinger......

Nearly 160 million U.S. households to get virus stimulus checks: White House

Reuters
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki answers a question from a journalist during a press briefing at the White House in Washington, U.S., March 4, 2021. REUTERS/Tom Brenner WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A total of 158.5 million households would receive direct payments under the Senate version of a $1.9 trillion coronavirus......

President Biden promises enough vaccines for every adult in U.S. by end of May

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here The Biden administration is delivering good news in the fight against the pandemic, announcing there will be enough vaccines for all U.S. adults by the end of May. But it comes as some states are easing restrictions. Nancy Cordes......

Virus Variant in Brazil Infected Many Who Had Already Recovered From Covid-19

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here In just a matter of weeks, two variants of the coronavirus have become so familiar that you can hear their inscrutable alphanumeric names regularly uttered on television news. B.1.1.7, first identified in Britain, has demonstrated the power to......

Virus Did Not Bring Financial Rout That Many States Feared

New York Times
Windfalls for Some States In his survey, Peter DeGroot, head of municipal research and strategy at J.P. Morgan, found a handful of states, including Idaho, South Dakota and New Mexico, that managed to take in even more money last year than in 2019. The survey also identified several states where......

Dr. Scott Gottlieb sees promising signs that Covid vaccines reduce virus transmission

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Dr. Scott Gottlieb said Monday he sees promising signs that suggest Covid vaccines are effective in reducing person-to-person spread of the virus in addition to their well-documented ability to protect against severe disease. In an interview on CNBC’s “Squawk Box,” the former......

FDA authorizes Johnson & Johnson vaccine, set to begin shipping out this week

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here A third vaccine is joining the race to vaccinate America against the coronavirus. The FDA authorized the Johnson & Johnson vaccine over the weekend, and is about to ship out. Errol Barnett has the latest. Source link To Return......

Raptors’ virus issues worsen, game vs. Bulls ppd.

ESPN
11:49 AM ET Tim BontempsESPN Two days after the Toronto Raptors beat the Houston Rockets with several coaches — including head coach Nick Nurse — and star forward Pascal Siakam sitting out due to the NBA’s health and safety protocols, the Raptors had Sunday night’s game against the Chicago Bulls......

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