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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Judge will hear arguments on Biden administration ending Covid border restrictions for migrants

Judge will hear arguments on Biden administration ending Covid border restrictions for migrants

This post was originally published on this siteA federal judge in Louisiana will hear arguments Friday in a highly anticipated case over whether the Biden administration can end a controversial Trump-era pandemic restriction, known as Title 42, on the US-Mexico border later this month.

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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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Millions retired early during the pandemic. Many are working again, new data shows.

Millions retired early during the pandemic. Many are working again, new data shows.

This post was originally published on this siteAn estimated 1.5 million retirees have re-entered the U.S. labor market over the past year, making up for most of the excess losses since February 2020, according to an analysis of Labor Department data. Retirees report going back to work due to diminishing...

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Amazon workers lose paid COVID leave

Amazon workers lose paid COVID leave

This post was originally published on this siteAmazon will no longer offer paid time off for employees with COVID-19, according to multiple reports. The online retail giant announced the change, which went into effect on Monday after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention changed its guidance surrounding its handling...

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