‘It’s Like Buying Bruce Springsteen Tickets’: The Hunt to Find a Vaccine Shot

Throngs of people languishing without appointments are cold-calling pharmacies and driving from clinic to clinic, hunting for an extra dose.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Can Bill Gates Vaccinate the World?

How the Microsoft founder is changing the way the world is vaccinated and, potentially, the course of the pandemic.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #gates-bill, #kulish-nicholas, #medicine-and-health, #microsoft-corp, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #twohey-megan, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Empty Office Buildings Squeeze City Budgets as Property Values Fall

A looming hit to tax revenues puts pressure on Congress to deliver relief.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #democratic-party, #federal-state-relations-us, #house-of-representatives, #law-and-legislation, #local-government, #property-taxes, #real-estate-commercial, #recession-and-depression, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #republican-party, #senate, #shopping-centers-and-malls, #stimulus-economic, #taxation, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Companies Put Return-to-Work Plans in Motion

Many employers are not making a decision until many workers are vaccinated. And some are making plans for “hybrid” work arrangements.

#avison-young-inc, #bank-of-america-corporation, #boston-mass, #charlotte-nc, #chicago-ill, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #duke-energy-corporation, #fifth-third-bank, #manhattan-nyc, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #rapid7-inc, #real-estate-commercial, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #san-francisco-calif, #seasons-and-months, #seattle-wash, #telecommuting, #texas, #vaccination-and-immunization, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Brazil’s Covid Crisis Is a Warning to the Whole World, Scientists Say

Brazil is seeing a record number of deaths, and the spread of a more contagious coronavirus virus variant that may cause reinfection.

#bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #manaus-brazil, #research, #vaccination-and-immunization, #walensky-rochelle

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America’s Most Prized Leftovers: Covid Vaccines

Throngs of people languishing without appointments are cold-calling pharmacies and driving from clinic to clinic, hunting for an extra dose.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Trump Should Be a Celebrity Vaccine Ambassador

White Republicans are among the most skeptical about “the jab.” There’s one man who can change that.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #polls-and-public-opinion, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

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How to Protect Yourself Against Coronavirus Variants

Upgrading your mask and staying vigilant are more important than ever.

#content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Biden Vows Enough Vaccine ‘for Every Adult American’ by End of May

The pharmaceutical giant Merck & Co. agreed to help manufacture Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus vaccine, in a deal partly brokered by the White House.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #defense-production-act, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #factories-and-manufacturing, #food-and-drug-administration, #johnsonjohnson, #merckcompany-inc, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Without Backpackers to Pick Them, Crops Rot by the Ton in Australia

The pandemic has exposed the shaky labor foundation of the country’s agriculture industry, spurring calls for an immigration overhaul.

#agriculture-and-farming, #australia, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #foreign-workers, #immigration-and-emigration, #labor-and-jobs, #shortages

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Dolly Parton, who helped fund the Moderna vaccine, gets a ‘dose of her own medicine.’

The country music star broke into song before she was inoculated, and urged her fans to “get out there and get your shot.”

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #internal-essential, #moderna-inc, #parton-dolly, #vanderbilt-university

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Cuomo Losing Power and Allies as Crisis Deepens

Gov. Andrew Cuomo faced more calls for his resignation, and a Republican congressman and Trump backer, Lee Zeldin, said he was exploring a challenge to him next year.

#bennett-charlotte-1995, #boylan-lindsey-1984, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government, #sexual-harassment, #zeldin-lee-m

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A Third Covid Vaccine Is a Reason for Optimism

A century ago, another pandemic terrorized the world for over a year — until it didn’t. Is the coronavirus finally going the way of the 1918 flu?

#biontech-se, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #debatable, #johnsonjohnson, #moderna-inc, #pfizer-inc

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Texas Drops Its Virus Restrictions as a Wave of Reopenings Takes Hold

As coronavirus cases fall, states are rescinding mask mandates and reopening businesses and schools, prompting people to emerge after months of isolation despite uncertainty about the pandemic’s future.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #restaurants, #states-us, #vaccination-and-immunization, #walensky-rochelle

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Texas and Other States Reopen as Covid Cases Fall

As coronavirus cases fall, states are rescinding mask mandates and reopening businesses and schools, prompting people to emerge after months of isolation despite uncertainty about the pandemic’s future.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #restaurants, #states-us, #vaccination-and-immunization, #walensky-rochelle

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Vaccine Passports, Covid’s Next Political Flash Point

A world divided between the vaccinated and unvaccinated promises relief for economies and families, but the ethical and practical risks are high.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #discrimination, #income-inequality, #travel-and-vacations, #vaccination-and-immunization

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‘It Should Not Be This Hard’: When Family Members Provide the Care

Readers respond to an Op-Ed essay urging increased support for the millions of Americans providing such assistance.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elder-care, #elderly, #home-health-care, #stimulus-economic, #united-states-politics-and-government

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How Do Virus Variants Get Their Names?

B.1.351 may sound sweet to a molecular epidemiologist, but what’s the alternative, other than stigmatizing geographical names?

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #discrimination, #microbiology, #names-geographical, #world-health-organization, #your-feed-science

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My Vaccine, a Love Story

I spent my life covering wars, but this battle was fought at home.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #de-blasio-bill, #jackson-heights-queens-ny, #new-york-city, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Farther, Faster and No Sweat: Bike-Sharing and the E-Bike Boom

Social-distancing, sustainability and accessibility helped accelerate e-biking during the pandemic, and the trend is showing up in urban bike-sharing programs.

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #transit-systems, #travel-and-vacations

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A Weekend of Mourning at a Los Angeles Church

A priest who was hospitalized last year with Covid-19 offered funeral Masses for two victims.

#content-type-personal-profile, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #funerals-and-memorials, #los-angeles-calif, #zamarripa-jesus

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A Year After New York’s First Covid-19 Case, Cuomo Lies Low

After drawing praise for his leadership early in the pandemic, the governor is embroiled in several scandals.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #de-blasio-bill, #lawrence-jacob, #metropolitan-museum-of-art, #museums, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #sexual-harassment

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Colleges That Require Virus-Screening Tech Struggle to Say Whether It Works

Many schools that use fever scanners and symptom checkers have not rigorously studied if the technology has slowed the spread of Covid-19 on campuses.

#campusclear, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #health-screening, #mobile-applications, #privacy, #science-and-technology, #software, #symptom-checker, #university-of-idaho, #university-of-missouri, #wearable-computing

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In Their Own Words: Why Experts Say Elementary Schools Should Open

With proper safety measures, doctors and scientists said in a survey, the benefits outweigh the risks.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #education-k-12, #heating-ventilation-and-cooling-hvac, #shutdowns-institutional, #vaccination-and-immunization

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There Is No Vaccine for Grief

But there are ways to prepare to face it.

#content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #grief-emotion, #love-emotion

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

The first detailed studies of the so-called P.1 variant show how it devastated a Brazilian city. Now scientists want to know what it will do elsewhere.

#brazil, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #genetics-and-heredity, #research, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-healthcare, #your-feed-science

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High Turnover at Nursing Homes Threatens Residents’ Care

A new study highlights the persistent problems caused by an unstable work force, an underlying threat that may have led to staggering death tolls in the pandemic.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #health-affairs-journal, #nursing-and-nurses, #nursing-homes, #research, #workplace-hazards-and-violations, #your-feed-healthcare

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Frontier Cancels Flight, Citing Maskless Passengers

The airline’s treatment of the passengers, all Orthodox Jews, drew condemnation and accusations of anti-Semitism from Jewish groups.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #anti-defamation-league-of-new-york, #anti-semitism, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #discrimination, #frontier-airlines-inc, #hasidism, #jews-and-judaism, #miami-fla

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A Covid Vaccine Side Effect, Enlarged Lymph Nodes, Can Be Mistaken for Cancer

The condition is becoming more common as immunization rates increase. Experts are suggesting ways to ease patients’ fears and avoid needless testing.

#breast-cancer, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #lymph-nodes-and-lymphatic-system, #mammography, #radiology-journal, #tumors, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-healthcare, #your-feed-science

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Ex-Times Reporter Who Used Racial Slur Publishes a Lengthy Defense

Donald McNeil, who resigned last month after the publication of an article on his conduct during a student trip, writes that he left the paper after “a series of misunderstandings and blunders.”

#baquet-dean, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #indecency-obscenity-and-profanity, #internal-storyline-no, #mcneil-donald-g-jr, #new-york-times, #news-and-news-media, #newspapers, #race-and-ethnicity

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Virus Did Not Bring Financial Rout That Many States Feared

Grim forecasts held up for a few states, but many took in about as much tax revenue as before the pandemic — sometimes a lot more.

#brookings-institution, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #federal-aid-us, #federal-budget-us, #income-tax, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #republican-party, #sales-and-excise-taxes, #states-us, #stimulus-economic, #tax-policy-center, #taxation, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Can’t Get a Covid Vaccine? In This County, Everybody is Eligible.

The rural area outside Phoenix is one of the first places in the U.S. to open vaccinations up to the general public. This is what success looks like.

#arizona, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #gila-county-ariz, #hospitals, #rural-areas, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Why I Overcame My Vaccine Hesitancy

The more people who become immune to the virus, the less this scourge will be able to mutate and evade the vaccines already available.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #food-and-drug-administration, #moderna-inc, #pfizer-inc, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Rangers’ Don Wakamatsu Sanitizes Stadium Using Drones

Don Wakamatsu’s day job is bench coach of the Rangers, but his background in farming led to an interesting solution for how to help fans feel safe.

#baseball, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #drones-pilotless-planes, #major-league-baseball, #texas-rangers, #wakamatsu-don

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Why Trump Holds a Grip on the G.O.P.

Republicans still embrace the power of the ex-president’s agenda to galvanize voters and drive turnout.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #conservatism-us-politics, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cruz-ted, #desantis-ron, #haley-nikki-r, #immigration-and-emigration, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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What to Know About California’s Covid-19 Relief

Monday: Information about who’s eligible for state pandemic aid and how to get it. Also: The Golden Globes.

#california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov

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United Adds to Its Orders for Boeing 737 Max Planes

The airline is also speeding up deliveries of the planes in a show of confidence in the jet, which was recently allowed to fly again after major updates.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #boeing-737-max-groundings-and-safety-concerns-2019, #boeing-company, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #united-airlines

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Texas After the Storm

Even as the cold has lifted and the ice has melted, the true depth of the devastation remains hidden. We look at the aftermath of the storm through the eyes of three women.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #electric-light-and-power, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #texas

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Johnson & Johnson Will Test its Vaccine in Infants

The company’s coming trials will also involve pregnant women and people whose immune systems are compromised.

#babies-and-infants, #children-and-childhood, #clinical-trials, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #immune-system, #internal-essential, #johnsonjohnson, #vaccination-and-immunization

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What We Know About Gov. Cuomo’s Sexual Harassment Claims

Two former state employees have accused Gov. Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment, prompting calls for an independent investigation.

#bennett-charlotte-1995, #boylan-lindsey-1984, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #james-letitia, #nursing-homes, #politics-and-government, #sexual-harassment, #special-prosecutors-independent-counsel

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Warren Revives Wealth Tax, Citing Pandemic Inequalities

A tax on the net worth of America’s wealthiest individuals remains popular with voters, but has yet to be embraced by President Biden.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #federal-taxes-us, #high-net-worth-individuals, #senate, #taxation, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #warren-elizabeth

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If Government Did Its Job We Might Not Need GoFundMe

The crowdfunding platform helps people pay their rent and medical bills. Its chief executive, Tim Cadogan, says it was never meant to be a social safety net.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #crowdfunding-internet, #gofundme, #stimulus-economic, #tim-cadogan

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Thousands of Farmworkers Are Prioritized for the Coronavirus Vaccine

A landmark initiative in California is taking vaccines to the fields, targeting an immigrant work force that is at high risk for Covid-19. Many of the workers are undocumented, raising questions about whether they should have priority.

#central-valley-calif, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #migrant-labor-agriculture, #vaccination-and-immunization

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How the Pandemic Stalled Peak TV

Where’s “Succession”? “Atlanta”? After the number of scripted shows fell for the first time in a decade, Hollywood hopes to satisfy a restless audience with less costly fare.

#apple-tv-plus, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #netflix-inc, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #television, #web-original-programming

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Derek Khan, Onetime Stylist for Hip-Hop Stars, Dies at 63

He was an architect of the over-the-top look known as “ghetto fabulous.” Later, unable to support his own lavish lifestyle, he fell from grace.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #dubai-united-arab-emirates, #fashion-and-apparel, #jewels-and-jewelry, #khan-derek-1957-2021, #pop-and-rock-music, #rap-and-hip-hop

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The Era of Vaccine Diplomacy Is Here

The coronavirus threat is global. So is the remedy.

#astrazeneca-plc, #china-national-pharmaceutical-group-corp-sinopharm, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #international-relations, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization, #world-health-organization

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Brazil Is Brilliant at Vaccinations. So What Went Wrong This Time?

It’s not hard to work out who to blame for the country’s disastrous vaccine rollout.

#astrazeneca-plc, #bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #pfizer-inc, #sao-paulo-brazil, #sinovac-biotech-ltd, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Olympians Enter a Risky New Event: Vaccine Line Jumping

Some nations are prioritizing Olympians for vaccinations. Others say athletes will wait their turn. The choices could determine if the Tokyo Games are a sporting spectacle, or a super-spreader event.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #international-olympic-committee, #olympic-games-2020, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Seniors Seeking Vaccines Have a Problem: They Can’t Use the Internet

Older adults living alone often lack access or an understanding of technology, and many are unsure how to sign up for an appointment.

#administration-for-community-living, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elderly, #older-adults-technology-services, #smith-tina-f, #social-media, #vaccination-and-immunization

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In Quest for Herd Immunity, Giant Vaccination Sites Proliferate

A day at one mass site in Connecticut shows both the promise and the shortcomings of the approach, which is at the center of President Biden’s plan to bring the pandemic to an end.

#connecticut, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #east-hartford-conn, #federal-emergency-management-agency, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-healthcare, #your-feed-science

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