‘BTS Meal’ Frenzy Forces Some McDonald’s Outlets in Indonesia to Close

Crowds of delivery drivers responding to a rush of online orders violated safe distancing measures as they flooded unprepared restaurants.

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Washington State Allows Free Joints for Covid Jabs

The promotion, called “Joints for Jabs,” is one of many across the United States whose aim is to get more Americans vaccinated.

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Anheuser-Busch to give away free beer when America hits its vaccination goal.

The company said it would “buy America’s next round” once 70 percent of U.S. adults had received at least one dose of a vaccine.

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First International Athletes Arrive in Japan for the Olympics

The team will be confined to one floor of a hotel as it prepares for the Tokyo Games, which are scheduled to begin July 23 despite a coronavirus outbreak and growing public opposition.

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Coronavirus Variant Discovered in India is Renamed Delta

The W.H.O. said it will label variants with Greek letters instead of numbers. Scientists hope the change will end the practice of referring to the mutations by the places they were detected.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #india, #internal-essential, #world-health-organization

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Nashville Hat Shop Sold Yellow Star Anti-Vaccine Patches

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With Idaho’s Governor Out of State, the Lieutenant Governor Bans Mask Mandates

Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin had signed an executive order while Gov. Brad Little, her political rival, was away at a conference.

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Meet the Ohio Vaccine Lottery’s $1 Million Winner: A 22-Year-Old

Abbigail Bugenske won the first $1 million prize through Ohio’s new vaccine lottery. A 14-year-old boy also won a full-ride scholarship to college.

#cincinnati-ohio, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #internal-essential, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Manitoba, Canada Is Now the Worst Covid Hot Spot in North America

The coronavirus is spreading faster per capita in Manitoba than in any other state or province in Canada, the United States or Mexico, and its hospitals are overflowing.

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Ventilation and Testing Can Help Keep U.S. Schools Open in Fall, Studies Suggest

The studies follow recent federal guidance that all schools teaching students from kindergarten through grade 12 should continue to implement mask-wearing policies through the end of the current school year.

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Emergent, Which Ruined Vaccine Doses, Gave Its Top Executives Bonuses

The government has so far paid Emergent BioSolutions $271 million, even though American regulators have yet to clear a single dose of vaccine produced at its manufacturing plant in Baltimore.

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New York Will Adopt C.D.C. Guidelines on Masks for the Vaccinated

“No masks, no social distancing,” Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said of the policy that will go into effect on Wednesday.

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Taiwan Reports a Daily Record of 180 Cases

The self-governing island, which has had striking success with the virus, ramped up restrictions in Taipei after reporting 180 locally transmitted infections.

#china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #internal-essential, #new-taipei-city-taiwan, #taipei-taiwan, #taiwan

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U.K. May Change Vaccine Protocol to Tackle India Covid Variant

British officials are considering targeted vaccinations and renewed restrictions after the number of cases of the variant tripled in just over a week.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #great-britain, #india, #internal-essential

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Some States Greet New C.D.C. Mask Guidance With Caution

The new policy seemed to catch many retailers and their workers by surprise, and a major union for food workers asked whether they were supposed to serve as “vaccination police.”

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #internal-essential, #masks, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization

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U.S. Vaccine Rollout Begins for Children ages 12 to 15

The world’s first mass coronavirus inoculation campaign for children kicked off in earnest in the United States on Thursday after the federal government cleared the way for the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to be available to those in that age group.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #internal-essential, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization

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U.S. Must Do More to Track Covid Variants, Scientists Tell Congress

At a House subcommittee hearing, witnesses emphasize the need for much more genome sequencing, data-sharing and research to track virus mutations and their effects.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #genetics-and-heredity, #house-of-representatives, #internal-essential, #research, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

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WeWork’s CEO: ‘Least Engaged’ Employees Work From Home

Sandeep Mathrani’s comments at a Wall Street Journal event prompted intense debate on Twitter.

#co-working, #internal-essential, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #wework-companies-inc

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A New Covid Dilemma: What to Do When Vaccine Supply Exceeds Demand?

Some states are now cutting back their deliveries of vaccines even though only a third of Americans are fully vaccinated.

#arkansas, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #colorado, #connecticut, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hutchinson-asa, #internal-essential, #justice-james-c-ii, #pfizer-inc, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Airborne Coronavirus Is a Threat, the C.D.C. Acknowledges

The new focus underscores the need for the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration to issue standards for employers to address potential hazards in the workplace, multiple experts say.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #heating-ventilation-and-cooling-hvac, #internal-essential, #occupational-safety-and-health-administration

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Japan Extends Emergency Measures Before Tokyo Olympics

The expanded restrictions come 11 weeks before the scheduled start of Tokyo’s Summer Games, as a fourth wave of coronavirus infections continues.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #internal-essential, #japan, #osaka-japan, #tokyo-japan

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The Biden administration says it will support lifting patent protections to help produce more vaccines globally.

The move was a breakthrough for international efforts to suspend patent rules as the pandemic rages in India and South America.

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T.S.A. Extends Mask Mandate for Travel Into September

The mandate was set to expire on May 11.

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Fire Strikes Covid Hospital Ward in India.

The news compounded the sense of despair overwhelming the nation of 1.4 billion, now suffering the worst pandemic wave anywhere.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #gujarat-state-india, #india, #internal-essential

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AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine has generated $275 million in sales so far this year.

The company has pledged not to profit from its vaccine during the pandemic. Governments have been paying several dollars per dose.

#astrazeneca-plc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #internal-essential, #oxford-university, #vaccination-and-immunization

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As Covid-19 Cases Rise in India, Oxygen Becomes Scarce

As a devastating coronavirus outbreak sweeps the country, pushing the total death toll to more than 200,000, medical oxygen has become scarce.

#center-for-policy-research, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #hospitals, #india, #internal-essential, #oxygen

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Here Is When the C.D.C. Says You Should Wear Masks Outdoors.

Vaccinated people can often skip masks outdoors when they won’t be in crowded situations with strangers, the new guidance says, but unvaccinated people should still wear them in many outdoor settings.

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Florida Private School Bars Vaccinated Teachers From Student Contact

Centner Academy advertises its support for “medical freedom from mandated vaccines,” and has recently hosted talks by antivaccine advocates.

#centner-academy, #centner-leila, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #florida, #internal-essential, #miami-fla, #teachers-and-school-employees, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Does Your Pet Have Separation Anxiety? Or Do You?

If you’re going back to work, and leaving your furry companion, we want to hear from you.

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Empty Middle Seats on Planes Cut Coronavirus Risk in Study

The risk of exposure on a flight is lowered by 23 to 57 percent if middle seats are kept unoccupied, according to the study. But it did not look at what protection mask-wearing could provide.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #heating-ventilation-and-cooling-hvac, #internal-essential, #kansas-state-university, #research

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Regeneron Study Shows Promise for Covid Antibody Drug

Antibody drugs like Regeneron’s could give doctors a new way to protect high-risk people who haven’t been inoculated or who might not respond well to vaccination.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #internal-essential, #regeneron-pharmaceuticals-inc, #research, #vaccination-and-immunization

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China Official Acknowledges Low Effectiveness of the Country’s Covid Vaccines

#beijing-china, #brazil, #china, #china-national-pharmaceutical-group-corp-sinopharm, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #internal-essential, #moderna-inc, #pfizer-inc, #research, #rna-ribonucleic-acid, #vaccination-and-immunization

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A Florida woman who coughed in a shopper’s face last year at Pier 1 was sentenced to 30 days in jail.

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A Florida woman who coughed in a customer’s face last year at Pier 1 was sentenced to 30 days in jail.

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On Easter, Pope France Urges Universal Access to Coronavirus Vaccines

He also noted the economic and social hardships of the pandemic, especially for the young.

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Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccines Are Very Effective, Report Says

Consistent with clinical trial data, a two-dose regimen prevented 90 percent of infections by two weeks after the second shot. One dose prevented 80 percent of infections by two weeks after vaccination.

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Virus Partially Shuts Trump’s Florida Club

The club is set to play host to events during the Republican National Committee spring retreat in Florida next month. It has been Mr. Trump’s post-presidency base of operations.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #florida, #internal-essential, #mar-a-lago-palm-beach-fla, #palm-beach-fla, #trump-donald-j

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Moderna Begins Testing Its Covid Vaccine in Babies and Young Children.

The company plans to study healthy children ages six months through 11 years old in the U.S. and Canada.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #internal-essential, #moderna-inc, #research, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-healthcare, #youth

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A New Study Suggests Students Can Be Just 3 Feet Apart Safely

The new study, published last week in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases, suggests public schools may be able to reopen safely for in-person instruction as long as children maintain three feet of distance between them, and with other mitigation measures maintained, such as wearing masks.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #internal-essential, #research

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Yo-Yo Ma Gives a Surprise Concert at Vaccination Site

He used the 15-minute observation period after receiving his second dose to play “Ave Maria” and Bach’s Prelude in G Major.

#berkshires-mass, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #internal-essential, #ma-yo-yo, #vaccination-and-immunization

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China Says China-Made Vaccines Will Help Get You Into China

A new rule for foreigners applying in Hong Kong for visas gives preference to those who choose shots produced in China.

#china, #china-national-pharmaceutical-group-corp-sinopharm, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hong-kong, #internal-essential

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Hungary Pays $36 Per Dose for Chinese Vaccine

Hungary has agreed to pay $36 per dose of the Sinopharm vaccine, according to contracts that were leaked by a Hungarian official.

#biontech-se, #china, #china-national-pharmaceutical-group-corp-sinopharm, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #european-union, #hungary, #internal-essential, #pfizer-inc

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What Will Your Covid ‘After’ Look Like?

We want to hear what readers hope, fear and predict for a gradually post-pandemic world.

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

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Pope Francis’ Iraq Trip Ends, but Coronavirus Fears Remain

Crowds gathered over Francis’ three-day visit, sporting high spirits but few masks. Few in the country have been vaccinated.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #francis, #internal-essential, #iraq, #roman-catholic-church

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Please Send Us Your College Application Essays About Money

Did you apply for undergraduate admission for the fall 2021 semester? Did you write an essay about money, work or social class? We’d like to read it and perhaps publish it.

#colleges-and-universities, #internal-essential, #personal-finances

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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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New York City is ramping up testing for variants as the vaccine rollout continues.

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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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North Korea’s borders are closed, but Russia says some of its citizens found a way out by trolley.

Russia’s Foreign Ministry said some of its citizens, including a diplomat and his 3-year-old, left North Korea on a hand-pushed railroad trolley.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #diplomatic-service-embassies-and-consulates, #internal-essential, #north-korea, #russia

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Televangelist Frederick K.C. Price Dies From Covid

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #internal-essential

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