With hospitals crowded from COVID, 1 in 5 American families delays health care

With hospitals crowded from COVID, 1 in 5 American families delays health care

This post was originally published on this site Putting off surgeries or routine treatments for serious illnesses has become common during the pandemic, a new NPR/Harvard poll finds. (Image credit: Kyle Green/AP)

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U.S. to open borders to fully vaccinated travelers from Canada and Mexico

U.S. to open borders to fully vaccinated travelers from Canada and Mexico

This post was originally published on this siteNPR’s Steve Inskeep talks to Democratic Rep. Veronica Escobar of Texas about tourism coming back to her border district in El Paso once the border reopens to fully vaccinated travelers.

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What’s behind the push for a fourth stimulus check

What’s behind the push for a fourth stimulus check

This post was originally published on this siteIRS has distributed almost 170 million payments. But hardship remains widespread as the Delta variant spreads.

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U.S. to lift land border restrictions for vaccinated travelers

U.S. to lift land border restrictions for vaccinated travelers

This post was originally published on this siteFor the first time since March 2020, the U.S. will allow vaccinated travelers to enter the country by land for non-essential activities, like tourism and family visits.

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FDA advisory committee to consider boosters for Moderna and J&J COVID-19 vaccines

FDA advisory committee to consider boosters for Moderna and J&J COVID-19 vaccines

This post was originally published on this sitePeople who received Moderna and J&J COVID vaccines have been in limbo about booster shots. A key FDA committee will recommend if they are necessary.     

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Texas Governor Greg Abbott bans vaccine mandates by “any entity”

Texas Governor Greg Abbott bans vaccine mandates by “any entity”

This post was originally published on this siteThose found in violation of the order will be subject to a fine.

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U.S. or China? Who’s Winning the 5G Races

U.S. or China? Who’s Winning the 5G Races

This post was originally published on this siteThe competition among equipment makers, countries and cellphone companies is heated. Here are the leaders in each of those races.

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Return of Office Workers Reaches Pandemic High

Return of Office Workers Reaches Pandemic High

This post was originally published on this siteAs Covid-19 infection rates fall, workers are trickling back to the office at the highest rate since the pandemic began, with more firms indicating that they will be welcoming workers back in the weeks ahead.

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Native American tribes push to get Biden’s infrastructure bill passed

Native American tribes push to get Biden’s infrastructure bill passed

This post was originally published on this siteMarking Indigenous Peoples’ Day, tribes are calling on Congress to swiftly pass the infrastructure bill — which they say would begin to address historical inequities in Indian Country.

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One-fourth of US infrastructure is at risk of flooding amid ‘changing environment,’ report says

One-fourth of US infrastructure is at risk of flooding amid ‘changing environment,’ report says

This post was originally published on this siteFlooding is the most expensive natural disaster in the US. A new report pinpoints who is most at risk: Louisiana, Florida, Kentucky and West Virginia.     

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