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Coronavirus

Fully-vaccinated people can gather without masks, CDC says

March 8, 2021

By MIKE STOBBE NEW YORK (AP) — Fully-vaccinated Americans can gather with other vaccinated people indoors without wearing a mask or social distancing, according to long-awaited guidance from federal health officials. The recommendations also say that vaccinated people can come together in the same way with people considered at low-risk for severe disease, such as…

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Senate OKs $1.9T virus relief bill

March 6, 2021

By ALAN FRAM WASHINGTON (AP) — An exhausted Senate narrowly approved a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill Saturday as President Joe Biden and his Democratic allies notched a victory they called crucial for hoisting the country out of the pandemic and economic doldrums. After laboring through the night on a mountain of amendments — nearly…

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BLM launches Survival Fund amid federal COVID-19 relief wait

March 5, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Demonstrators, including one carrying a Black Lives Matter flag, march past Independence Hall to urge that all votes be counted in Philadelphia, following the election. The Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation, which grew out of the creation of the Black Lives Matter movement, is formally expanding a $3 million financial relief fund…

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Enrollment at US community colleges plummets amid pandemic

February 25, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Peniella Irakoze poses for a photo on campus during a break from her part-time job at Phoenix College Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021, in Phoenix. Irakoze is working through a list of more than 1,000 fellow students who didn’t return to Phoenix College this semester, calling to check how they’re doing during the coronavirus…

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FDA says J&J 1-dose shot prevents COVID; final decision soon

February 24, 2021

By LAURAN NEERGAARD and MATTHEW PERRONE WASHINGTON (AP) — Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose vaccine protects against COVID-19, according to an analysis by U.S. regulators Wednesday that sets the stage for a final decision on a new and easier-to-use shot to help tame the pandemic. The Food and Drug Administration’s scientists confirmed that overall the vaccine…

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