Mobile Home Owners Fear Evictions as Pandemic Protections End

Many who have struggled to keep up with mortgage payments are at the whims of a few financing firms that dominate lending in this market.

#berkshire-hathaway-inc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #evictions, #foreclosures, #legal-aid-for-the-poor-civil, #mobile-homes-and-trailers, #mortgages, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

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Many Parts of the U.S. Needed Persuading to Get Vaccinated. Not South Texas.

In the Rio Grande Valley, it is people’s exposure to death and disease, not offers of free beer or million-dollar prizes, that is driving vaccine rates higher.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hispanic-americans, #rio-grande-valley-tex, #texas, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Medicaid Enrollment Surpassed 80 Million, a Record, During the Pandemic

The increase points to the program’s growing role not just as a safety net, but also as a foundation of U.S. health coverage.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #medicaid, #patient-protection-and-affordable-care-act-2010, #state-childrens-health-insurance-program-s-chip

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Why Are the Tokyo Olympics Still Happening?

Wondering why the Tokyo Games haven’t been canceled? The answer lies in billions of dollars, years of work and thousands of athletes who can’t wait any longer.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #international-olympic-committee, #nbcuniversal, #olympic-games-2020, #suga-yoshihide

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Foo Fighters Bring Rock Back to Madison Square Garden

Over the weekend, Foo Fighters played Madison Square Garden, the first full-capacity concert in a New York arena since March of 2020.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fans-persons, #foo-fighters, #madison-square-garden, #midtown-area-manhattan-ny, #music, #pop-and-rock-music

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What to Know About California’s Digital Vaccine Cards

Monday: State officials have said the card is not a vaccine passport. So what is it?

#california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #vaccination-and-immunization, #vaccination-proof-and-immunization-records

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Tokyo Olympics Will Allow Domestic Spectators

The decision indicates a growing certainty that the Games will go ahead, despite months of concern that they could become a superspreader event.

#athletics-and-sports, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #internal-essential, #international-olympic-committee, #olympic-games-2020, #tokyo-japan, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Anthony Fauci on the Lab Leak Theory and Emailing Mark Zuckerberg

America’s chief immunologist claps back.

#audio-neutral-informative, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fauci-anthony-s, #national-institutes-of-health, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Let Yourself Enjoy This Miracle Summer

Rarely does the news stop to focus on the good, because there’s always another looming crisis that demands our attention.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #summer-season

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‘We’re Not Back to Normal,’ but New Yorkers Savor Reopening Weekend

With virus restrictions lifted, New Yorkers had mixed reactions to ending the precautions they’d grown used to.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #cuomo-andrew-m, #new-york-city, #parties-social, #theaters-buildings

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Wondering if the Covid Vaccine Worked? Get the Right Test, at the Right Time

Scientists generally recommend against antibody testing after vaccination. But for some people, it makes sense.

#antibodies, #clinical-trials, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #immune-system, #lat-david-b, #organ-donation, #tests-medical, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-science

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Soviets Once Denied a Deadly Anthrax Lab Leak. U.S. Scientists Backed the Story.

The accident and a subsequent cover-up have renewed relevance as scientists search for the origins of Covid-19.

#anthrax, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #russia, #wuhan-institute-of-virology-china, #yekaterinburg-russia

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The Pandemic Has Some of the Best Boxers Watching the Olympics From Afar

Boxers have had trouble with qualifying events being canceled because of the coronavirus. That led to some abrupt rule changes that left many athletes with no ability to adjust.

#boxing, #bujold-mandy-1987, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #international-boxing-assn, #international-olympic-committee, #olympic-games-2020

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E-Cards Are Back, Thanks to the Pandemic

The popularity of virtual cards has grown again as people sought ways to connect with loved ones and friends in the isolation and separation of Covid-19 restrictions.

#american-greetings-corp-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #e-cards, #greeting-cards, #hallmark-cards-inc, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Desperate for Covid Care, Undocumented Immigrants Resort to Unproven Drugs

Shut out from mainstream medicine, some immigrants are buying expensive, unproven Covid therapies from “wellness” clinics or turning to the black market.

#alternative-and-complementary-medicine, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #migrant-labor-agriculture, #rumors-and-misinformation, #your-feed-healthcare

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Covid Lab-Leak Theory Renews “Gain-of-Function” Research Debate

Talk of ‘gain-of-function’ research, a muddy category at best, brings up deep questions about how scientists should study viruses and other pathogens.

#avian-influenza, #bats, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #laboratories-and-scientific-equipment, #research, #science-and-technology, #united-states-politics-and-government, #viruses, #your-feed-science

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‘I Quit My Job’ Is a Signal of Economic Recovery

With new opportunities and a different perspective as the pandemic eases, workers are choosing to leave their jobs in record numbers.

#careers-and-professions, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hiring-and-promotion, #labor-and-jobs, #labor-department-us, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #telecommuting, #unemployment, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries, #work-life-balance

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Why India Is Dealing With a Deadly ‘Black Fungus’ Epidemic

The deadly disease has sickened former coronavirus patients across the country. Doctors believe that hospitals desperate to keep Covid patients alive made choices that left them vulnerable.

#ahmedabad-india, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #diabetes, #disease-rates, #fungi, #gujarat-state-india, #hospitals, #india, #mucormycosis, #steroids

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Man Loses Hand in French Rave That Violated Pandemic Curfew

Five officers were also injured in violent clashes that erupted on Friday night in the town of Redon, in Brittany.

#brittany-france, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #curfews, #internal-essential, #raves-parties

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Brazil Faces Severe Drought as Covid Deaths Approach 500,000

Brazilians are paying more for electricity, dealing with the possibility of water rationing and expecting a destructive fire season in the Amazon in the worst dry spell in at least 90 years.

#amazon-jungle, #brazil, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drought, #environment, #forests-and-forestry, #weather

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Judge Blocks C.D.C. From Enforcing Virus Rules for Cruise Ships in Florida

The ruling was a victory for Florida, which had argued that the rules were crippling the cruise industry and causing the state to lose hundreds of million of dollars.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cruises, #decisions-and-verdicts, #desantis-ron, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #florida, #ships-and-shipping, #vaccination-and-immunization

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With Vaccination Goal in Doubt, Biden Warns of Variant’s Threat

Speaking at the White House, the president did not mention his goal of getting 70 percent of adults partly vaccinated by July 4 but trumpeted a different milestone: 300 million shots in his first 150 days in office.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #harris-kamala-d, #independence-day-us-july-4, #states-us, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization, #zients-jeffrey-d

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Covid Cases Surge Again in Russia, Many From Delta Variant

An outbreak centered in Moscow led to some vaccine mandates and the closing of some public spaces.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #moscow-russia, #politics-and-government, #russia, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Add Boats to the List of What’s Hard to Find (and More Expensive)

Sales and charters of boats of all sizes are up this summer. You can forget about bargaining, brokers say.

#boats-and-boating, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #luxury-goods-and-services, #personal-finances, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates

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High Hopes for Johnson & Johnson’s Covid Vaccine Have Fizzled in the U.S.

Production problems and a brief pause on its use kept the one-dose vaccine from becoming the game changer that health officials across the country believed it would be.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #emergent-biosolutions-inc, #factories-and-manufacturing, #gorsky-alex, #johnsonjohnson, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #rural-areas, #shutdowns-institutional, #states-us, #vaccination-and-immunization

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How the Candidates for N.Y.C. Mayor Would Tackle Homelessness

In the Democratic primary’s last days, and with New York’s economy starting to regain its footing, a chronic problem gains new urgency.

#adams-eric-l, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #de-blasio-bill, #donovan-shaun-l-s-1966, #elections-mayors, #evictions, #garcia-kathryn, #group-homes-and-supportive-housing, #homeless-persons, #mcguire-raymond-j, #mental-health-and-disorders, #public-and-subsidized-housing, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #stringer-scott-m, #wiley-maya, #yang-andrew-1975

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The Maldives Lured Tourists Back. Now It Needs Nurses.

The island nation kept Covid cases low, and its resorts open, for much of the pandemic. But a recent surge exposed its overreliance on expatriate health workers.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #maldives, #nursing-and-nurses

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The American Renaissance Has Begun

During the pandemic, Americans have been asking existential questions about their lives; now they are changing them.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #entrepreneurship, #labor-and-jobs, #relocation-of-business, #united-states-economy, #venture-capital, #wages-and-salaries

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Hit Hard by Pandemic, Philadelphia Orchestra and Kimmel Center to Merge

By joining forces, the two institutions hope to bounce back from the severe losses brought by the coronavirus.

#classical-music, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #finances, #kimmel-center-for-the-performing-arts-philadelphia-pa, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #philadelphia-pa, #philadelphia-orchestra, #philadelphia-orchestra-and-the-kimmel-center-inc, #theaters-buildings

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Canadian Couple Who Flew to Indigenous Town for Vaccine Plead Guilty

The couple, a gambling executive and an actress, were fined $2,300 for violating coronavirus restrictions but won’t face jail time, court records show.

#baker-ekaterina, #beaver-creek-yukon-territory, #canada, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fines-penalties, #rodney-baker, #vaccination-and-immunization, #whitehorse-yukon-territory, #yukon-territory

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In Sprint to Reopening, Sports Hits Pandemic Obstacles

There is perhaps no greater hurdle to a return to normalcy in sports than the hesitancy among some elite athletes to be vaccinated.

#arum-bob, #athletics-and-sports, #basketball, #boxing, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #football, #golf, #lopez-teofimo-1997, #major-league-baseball, #national-basketball-assn, #national-football-league, #paul-chris-1985, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Could the U.S. Have Saved More Lives? 5 Alternate Scenarios for the Vaccine Rollout

About 100,000 people have died of Covid in the United States since February, after vaccine distribution was well underway.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-people, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization

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A Pill to Treat Covid-19? The U.S. Is Betting on It.

A new $3.2 billion program will support the development of antiviral pills, which could start arriving by the end of this year.

#clinical-trials, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #national-institutes-of-health, #remdesivir-drug, #your-feed-healthcare

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Washington Will Open Up for July 4 Fireworks. So Will Biden’s White House.

The White House will host a 1,000-person celebration on the South Lawn, even though President Biden is not on track to meet his goal of vaccinating 70 percent of Americans by July 4.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fireworks, #independence-day-us-july-4, #summer-season, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization, #washington-dc, #white-house-building-washington-dc

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After Coronavirus Pandemic and Brexit, UK Begins to See Worker Gaps

As the country’s economy restarts after months of closures, staffing shortages have emerged in some industries. The impact of leaving the European Union could be part of the problem.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #european-union, #foreign-workers, #labor-and-jobs, #le-gavroche-london-england-restaurant, #london-england, #shortages

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India May Fudge Its Covid Numbers, but the Ganges Does Not Lie

Floating corpses in the country’s holiest river are Exhibit A for the Modi administration’s failures and deceptions.

#adityanath-yogi, #bharatiya-janata-party, #bihar-india, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #ganges-river, #india, #modi-narendra, #uttar-pradesh-state-india

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The Economic Gauges Are Going Nuts. Jerome Powell Is Taking a Longer View.

Despite the current confusion, his outlook, based on hard lessons from the 2010s, is essentially optimistic.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #federal-reserve-system, #inflation-economics, #powell-jerome-h, #quantitative-easing, #stimulus-economic, #united-states-economy

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‘Springsteen on Broadway’ is coming back, but not for guests who can’t prove F.D.A.-approved vaccinations.

The venue, the St. James Theatre, is offering no exceptions for people who are unable or unwilling to be vaccinated.

#astrazeneca-plc, #canada, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #new-york-state, #springsteen-on-broadway-play, #springsteen-bruce, #st-james-theater, #toronto-star, #vaccination-and-immunization

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8,000 Homeless People to Be Moved From Hotels to Shelters, New York Says

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s announcement signals the beginning of the end to an arrangement that many homeless people said provided a better living environment.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #de-blasio-bill, #group-homes-and-supportive-housing, #homeless-persons, #homeless-services-department-nyc, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #new-york-city, #quarantines, #vaccination-and-immunization

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In Leaked Messages, Boris Johnson Called His Health Secretary ‘Hopeless’

A trove of material released by the British prime minister’s former chief aide, Dominic Cummings, shows a government in chaos as the pandemic exploded last year.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cummings-dominic-1971, #great-britain, #hancock-matt-1978, #johnson-boris, #politics-and-government

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Covid Proved the C.D.C. Is Broken. Can It Be Fixed?

The pandemic revealed the glaring weaknesses of the world’s premier public health agency — and just how much work it would take to reform it.

#atlanta-ga, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #disease-rates, #electronic-health-records, #epidemics, #food-contamination-and-poisoning, #frieden-thomas-r, #masks, #medicine-and-health, #quarantines, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization, #walensky-rochelle

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CureVac’s Covid-19 Vaccine Disappoints in Clinical Trial

A preliminary analysis showed that CureVac’s mRNA vaccine had an efficacy of just 47 percent. “This is pretty devastating for them,” one expert said.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #curevac-gmbh, #rna-ribonucleic-acid, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-healthcare

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CureVac’s Covid Vaccine Performed Badly in Trial, In Part Due to Variants

The results were a blow to hopes that the vaccine could help meet the world’s urgent need. “This is pretty devastating” for the company, one expert said.

#clinical-trials, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #curevac-gmbh, #internal-essential, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Covid has claimed more than 600,000 lives in the U.S.

The once-unthinkable number comes as the country’s fight against Covid-19 has made big gains but remains unfinished, with millions not yet vaccinated.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #disease-rates, #internal-essential, #united-states

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Chris Paul Out Indefinitely Because of Coronavirus Protocols

Paul, the Phoenix Suns guard, could miss at least a part of the Western Conference finals.

#basketball, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #paul-chris-1985, #phoenix-suns, #playoff-games, #sports-injuries, #vaccination-and-immunization

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In Leaked Messages, Johnson Called His Health Secretary ‘Hopeless’

A trove of material released by the British prime minister’s former chief aide, Dominic Cummings, shows a government in chaos as the pandemic exploded last year.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cummings-dominic-1971, #great-britain, #hancock-matt-1978, #johnson-boris, #politics-and-government

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Vaccine Maker Earned Record Profits but Delivered Disappointment in Return

Emergent BioSolutions was awarded a $628 million federal contract with no competitive bidding. Top executives received big bonuses while factories mostly sat idle and tens of millions of Covid-19 doses were thrown away.

#astrazeneca-plc, #baltimore-md, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #emergent-biosolutions-inc, #food-and-drug-administration, #gaithersburg-md, #government-contracts-and-procurement, #health-and-human-services-department, #johnsonjohnson, #kadlec-robert-p, #maryland, #michigan, #rockville-md, #trump-donald-j, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Taiwan Accuses China of Blocking Access to BioNTech Vaccines

The two sides have traded accusations about whether political motivations are keeping the Taiwanese people from receiving immunizations amid the island’s first major Covid-19 outbreak.

#biontech-se, #chen-shih-chung, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #germany, #international-relations, #pfizer-inc, #shanghai-fosun-pharmaceutical-group, #shortages, #taiwan, #vaccination-and-immunization

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The End of Most Covid Rules in New York: What to Know

Precautions remain in places like the subway and hospitals, and businesses have the option to ask customers to wear masks.

#classical-music, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #geffen-david-hall-manhattan-ny, #new-york-city, #new-york-philharmonic, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Trumpism Without Borders

The forces that brought the former president to power are exerting pressure all over the world. 

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #income-inequality, #national-intelligence-estimates, #politics-and-government, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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