Here’s where return-to-office plans stand now

In just a few weeks, many U.S.-based companies planned to be back in the office, at least part of the time. But a recent surge in Covid-19 cases due to the delta variant has caused some employers, including Apple, Alphabet, Uber and Lyft, to delay those return-to-office dates. And increasingly, employees are less willing to… Continue reading Here’s where return-to-office plans stand now

I should have gotten the damn vaccine – Dad sends heartbreaking text before dying of Covid-19

A Las Vegas dad who had been battling COVID-19 reportedly sent his fiancée a heartbreaking text, which read: “I should have gotten the damn vaccine” just before he died. Michael Freedy, 39, had gone on vacation with fiancée Jessica du Preez and their children, ages 17, 10, 7, 6, and 17 months, in mid-July, KVVU… Continue reading I should have gotten the damn vaccine – Dad sends heartbreaking text before dying of Covid-19

CDC says 7-day average of daily U.S. Covid cases surpassed peak seen last summer

day moving average, reached 72,790 on Friday, according to data compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s higher than the peak in average daily cases seen last summer, when the country was reporting about 68,700 new cases per day, according to the CDC. The daily average in Covid cases has since dropped,… Continue reading CDC says 7-day average of daily U.S. Covid cases surpassed peak seen last summer

Vaccinated People With Breakthrough Infections Can Spread The Delta Variant, CDC Says

When revising its mask guidance this week to urge even vaccinated people to wear masks indoors in much of the country, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was criticized for not citing data in making that move. Now it has — and the data is sobering. The study details a COVID-19 outbreak that started… Continue reading Vaccinated People With Breakthrough Infections Can Spread The Delta Variant, CDC Says

As more women opt out of the workforce, here’s what we know about how that could affect their Social Security benefits

Covid-19 prompted many women to leave the workforce. That’s because many women were forced to choose between working and taking care of their children and families amid a pandemic often opted for the latter. The difference in earnings and career prospects can be seen immediately. And it could also have implications for women’s retirement security.… Continue reading As more women opt out of the workforce, here’s what we know about how that could affect their Social Security benefits

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AMANDA NUNESTESTS POSITIVE FOR COVID-19… Title Fight Postponed

UFC superstar Amanda Nunes has tested positive for COVID-19 … and her fight against Julianna Pena next weekend at UFC 265 is off. The UFC is planning to reschedule the title fight once Amanda is 100% healthy. Nunes and Pena were scheduled to be the co-main event of the August 7 event … on a… Continue reading AMANDA NUNESTESTS POSITIVE FOR COVID-19… Title Fight Postponed

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U.S. Life Expectancy Fell By 1.5 Years In 2020, The Biggest Drop Since WWII

Life expectancy in the United States declined by a year and a half in 2020, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which says the coronavirus is largely to blame. COVID-19 contributed to 74% of the decline in life expectancy from 78.8 years in 2019 to 77.3 years in 2020, according to the… Continue reading U.S. Life Expectancy Fell By 1.5 Years In 2020, The Biggest Drop Since WWII

COVID Warnings From Washington Rise With The Uptick In Cases Around The Country

Rep. Steve Scalise, the No. 2 Republican in the House, got vaccinated against COVID-19 on Sunday after months of waiting, citing the rise of the delta variant and increasing cases and hospitalizations, primarily among people who are unvaccinated. His decision, reported on Nola.com, comes as lawmakers and the White House try to reach those hardest… Continue reading COVID Warnings From Washington Rise With The Uptick In Cases Around The Country

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New Data Leads To Rethinking (Once More) Where The Pandemic Actually Began

Back in May, a group of scientists — many at the top of the virology field — shifted the debate about the origins of COVID-19. They published a letter in the journal Science saying the lab-leak theory needs to be taken more seriously by the scientific community. Given the current evidence available, the scientists wrote,… Continue reading New Data Leads To Rethinking (Once More) Where The Pandemic Actually Began

It’s official: The Covid recession lasted just two months, the shortest in U.S. history

The Covid-19 recession is in the books as one of the deepest but also the shortest in U.S. history, the official documenter of economic cycles said Monday. According to the National Bureau of Economic Research, the contraction lasted just two months, from February 2020 to the following April. Though the drop featured a staggering 31.4%… Continue reading It’s official: The Covid recession lasted just two months, the shortest in U.S. history

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