Keeping Title 42 in place won’t slow US-Mexico border crossings, officials say

Keeping Title 42 in place won’t slow US-Mexico border crossings, officials say

This post was originally published on this siteA court ruling blocking the termination of a Trump-era pandemic restriction at the US-Mexico border is unlikely to slow border crossings, Biden administration officials say, as migration in the Western hemisphere reaches new highs.

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Pfizer’s COVID vaccine is safe and appears effective for children under 5, company says

Pfizer’s COVID vaccine is safe and appears effective for children under 5, company says

This post was originally published on this siteTests by Pfizer-BioNTech show three COVID shots for children under 5 appear to be safe and effective. The dose is one-tenth as much as for adults.     

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Democratic pressure grows on Schumer to break impasse on COVID relief

Democratic pressure grows on Schumer to break impasse on COVID relief

This post was originally published on this siteA growing number of Senate Democrats say they’re ready to take a tough vote on an amendment to keep the Title 42 health order in place at the U.S.-Mexico border if that’s what’s needed to move a stalled COVID-19 relief package. Senate Majority...

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Biden administration makes 8 more free Covid tests available to US households

Biden administration makes 8 more free Covid tests available to US households

This post was originally published on this siteThe Biden administration is opening CovidTests.gov for a third round of orders while reiterating its calls on Congress to act on additional Covid response funding.

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US hits 1 million deaths from COVID-19

US hits 1 million deaths from COVID-19

This post was originally published on this siteThe United States has reached 1 million reported deaths from COVID-19, according to figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a number that shows the shocking toll the virus has taken on the nation. The U.S. has had more deaths per...

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House panel exposes how ‘shameful’ meatpackers put profits over worker health during pandemic

House panel exposes how ‘shameful’ meatpackers put profits over worker health during pandemic

This post was originally published on this site A congressional report published Thursday revealed that meat processing companies worked with and lobbied the Trump administration to continue operating during the Covid-19 pandemic, despite the danger to workers in the high-risk industry. “The devastating impacts of the Covid crisis on workers...

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Biden’s Covid Summit Aims to Bolster Pandemic Fight

Biden’s Covid Summit Aims to Bolster Pandemic Fight

This post was originally published on this siteThe meeting is meant to reinvigorate the crisis response as vaccination and testing rates lag and many countries try to put the pandemic behind them.

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Americans less worried about COVID despite rising cases: Gallup

Americans less worried about COVID despite rising cases: Gallup

This post was originally published on this siteLess than one-third of Americans say they are “somewhat worried” or “very worried” that they will get COVID-19 despite an uptick in cases across the U.S., according to a new poll. A Gallup poll released on Wednesday found that 31 percent of Americans...

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What will COVID look like this summer? Health experts say the virus won’t be endemic, yet.

What will COVID look like this summer? Health experts say the virus won’t be endemic, yet.

This post was originally published on this siteThe past two summers saw increased cases, hospitalizations and death, but health experts say this summer may be different.     

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Shanghai Lockdown Reignites Supply-Chain Problems for U.S. Companies

Shanghai Lockdown Reignites Supply-Chain Problems for U.S. Companies

This post was originally published on this siteSome companies are warning that Covid-19 lockdowns are denting sales, disrupting operations and adding a strain that could be felt well into the summer.

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