Tag: COVID-19

Ending the program that provided Americans with free COVID-19 tests is a huge mistake. (Op-Ed)

Ending the program that provided Americans with free COVID-19 tests is a huge mistake. (Op-Ed)

On March 6th, the Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response (ASPR), a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, officially ended the program that provided free at-home COVID-19 rapid antigen tests. Before March 6th, families were able to order four free tests delivered to their homes through COVID.gov. “ASPR has delivered over […]

Nobel Prize awarded to scientists behind COVID-19 mRNA vaccines

Nobel Prize awarded to scientists behind COVID-19 mRNA vaccines

Katalin Karikó and Drew Weissman won the Nobel Prize in medicine on Monday for their mRNA research, which allowed for the development of COVID-19 vaccines. The Stockholm panel that awarded the prize to the pair stated their discoveries allowed for the “unprecedented rate of vaccine development during one of the greatest threats to human health […]

U.S. government resumes free COVID-19 home test program

U.S. government resumes free COVID-19 home test program

In a proactive response to the escalating threat of COVID-19, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has announced the relaunch of a crucial program that will provide free at-home COVID-19 tests to Americans. This announcement comes at a time when the virus is regaining strength and spreading across the nation, posing a significant […]

WHO says COVID-19 no longer public health emergency

WHO says COVID-19 no longer public health emergency

The World Health Organization declared that COVID-19 no longer qualifies as a global health emergency on Friday. This decision reverses a declaration that was first made on January 30, 2020, when the disease had not yet been named COVID-19 and had no major breakouts beyond China’s borders.

U.S. and Mexico Agree on Tighter Immigration Policies at Border

U.S. and Mexico Agree on Tighter Immigration Policies at Border

U.S. and Mexican officials have agreed on a five-point plan on new immigration policies meant to deter illegal border crossings while also opening up other pathways ahead of an expected increase in migrants following the end of pandemic restrictions. The COVID-19 restrictions have allowed U.S. officials to turn away tens of thousands of migrants crossing the southern border, but those restrictions will lift May 11, and border officials are bracing for a surge.

Biden Signs Bill Terminating Covid-19 National Emergency

Biden Signs Bill Terminating Covid-19 National Emergency

On Monday, President Joe Biden signed a Republican-authored bill terminating the national emergency over the COVID-19 pandemic, a month before the White House had said the president would unilaterally end national emergency declarations related to the pandemic. 

Food Delivery Apps Post-Pandemic: A New Norm

Food Delivery Apps Post-Pandemic: A New Norm

Before the world experienced complete isolation and the height of social distancing, food either had to be consumed outside (restaurants, fast foods, etc.) or prepared after getting the ingredients from outside (supermarkets, farmers’ markets, etc.). Food delivery apps were a last resort; they were not the main goal.

An Edited video modified Kamala Harris’ statement on COVID-19 vaccines, fact-checkers say

An Edited video modified Kamala Harris’ statement on COVID-19 vaccines, fact-checkers say

Despite a video circulating online, US Vice President Kamala Harris has not stated that virtually every individual in a hospital with COVID-19 has been vaccinated. The video was edited to make it appear that the vice president said ‘vaccinated’ rather than ‘unvaccinated.’
“You couldn’t make this up,” said one Twitter user who shared the edited clip. The world of clowns. ‘Everyone I know [sic] in hospitals is vaccinated, so get the shot,’ she says. By the time this article was published, the now deleted tweet had received over 52,000 views and 1,400 likes.

Information Released About Nasal Spray Covid-19 Vaccines

Information Released About Nasal Spray Covid-19 Vaccines

Covid vaccines have been proven to effectively prevent the spread of potentially fatal strains of the virus and significantly reduce symptoms present, in the event that you do test positive. However, with recent spikes in cases nationwide even in those who are fully vaccinated, some have questioned the effectiveness of these immunizations, with those who are anti-vax using the continual existence of Covid within the US as a platform to somehow prove the ineffectiveness of the Covid vaccine. But now, over two years since the beginning of this devastating pandemic, health officials have been developing a nasal vaccine that could prevent all infections entirely and completely combat the Covid virus once and for all.

Op-Ed: No One Will Want to Watch Shows About Covid

Op-Ed: No One Will Want to Watch Shows About Covid

Two year’s into living with the Covid Pandemic, it is no secret that the disease and its consequences have become a major part of our lives. When it comes to TV shows set in modern day, you don’t expect major advancements to be left out of the plot. For example, you wouldn’t have expected produces to just exclude cellphones from their shows once everyone had them.

Biden Orders Federal Flags to Fly Half-Staff as U.S. COVID Deaths near One Million

“One million empty chairs around the dinner table. Each an irreplaceable loss. Each leaving behind a family, a community, and a Nation forever changed because of this pandemic,” Biden said in a statement this morning. Today, President Biden ordered U.S. flags to be flown at half-staff to mark the “tragic milestone” of 1 million U.S. lives lost to the coronavirus. He warns the American people that they must “remain vigilant against this pandemic.”

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