Tag: Coronavirus

Fauci: COVID vaccine rollout should prioritize people of color

Infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci highlighted the need to address racial disparities in the COVID-19 vaccination process, per an interview with The New England Journal of Medicine on Wednesday. What he’s saying: “I think that’s the one thing we really…

Several Republican and Democratic lawmakers emerge as troublemakers

Several Republican and Democratic lawmakers are emerging as troublemakers within their parties and political thorns for their leadership. Why it matters: We’re calling this group “The Mischief Makers” — members who threaten to upend party unity — the theme eclipsing…

‘A 6-Year-Old In A 90-Year-Old’s Body’ – The Children Devastated By Long Covid

“He’s like a six-year-old in a 90-year-old’s body,” says Chris Ward of his son Thomas, who first fell ill last February with a fever, breathlessness and aches all over his body. Thomas was assessed at A&E where the family was…

A Bold Proposal to Ease Child Poverty Is the Essence of Bidenomics

Six days into the Joe Biden Administration, it’s too early to say how his economic policy agenda will fare on Capitol Hill. But to grasp the intellectual and political basis of Bidenomics, a good place to start is his proposal…

U.S. surpasses 25 million COVID cases

The U.S has confirmed more than 25 million coronavirus cases, per Johns Hopkins data updated on Sunday. The big picture: President Biden has said he expects the country’s death toll to exceed 500,000 people by next month, as the rate…

Muslim families hope to reunite following Biden’s travel ban repeal

Muslim Americans across the U.S. are celebrating President Biden’s day-1 reversal of former President Trump’s travel ban that targeted several Muslim-majority countries. The big picture: The repeal of what many critics called the “Muslim ban” renews hope for thousands of…

The cloudy science on school reopening during the pandemic

President Biden’s plan to accelerate the reopening of K-8 schools faces major challenges from a still out-of-control pandemic and more contagious coronavirus variants. Why it matters: The longer American kids miss in-person schooling, the further they fall behind. But the…

New UK Variant Of Coronavirus May Be More Deadly, Boris Johnson Reveals

The UK new variant of coronavirus that helped drive increased infections in December is thought to be more deadly, Boris Johnson has revealed. The prime minister told a Downing Street briefing: “We’ve been informed today that, in addition to spreading…

Biden’s economic centrism isn’t exciting, but right for these divisive times

In an age of hyperpartisan politics, the Biden presidency offers a welcome centrism that might help bridge the divides. But it is also Biden’s economic centrism that offers a chance to cut through what has become an increasingly polarised approach…

Can the COVID-19 Vaccine Beat the Proliferation of New Virus Mutations?

All viruses change. SARS-CoV-2 had been remarkably stable as it coursed around the world, being so well adapted to the human host. This stability allowed the development of vaccines that are finely targeted for vulnerable regions of the virus’s spike…
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In photos: The Biden and Harris inauguration

Cities across the U.S. lit up to honor Americans killed by the pandemic, as President-elect Joe Biden led a national mourning during a sunset ceremony in Washington, D.C., on the eve of his inauguration. The big picture: Standing at the…
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The economy can’t guarantee a job. It can guarantee a liveable income for other work

When the coronavirus pandemic hit Australia in March 2020, the Morrison government took bold and imaginative action. The most notable examples were its income support programs – JobKeeper, paying a A$750 weekly subsidy to employers to keep workers on the…