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Russian Hackers Target Organizations Developing Covid -19 Vaccine

A scientist preparing samples during research and development trials for a vaccine against the coronavirus at a laboratory in Saint Petersburg, Russia, last month.Credit…Anton Vaganov/Reuters Security in the United States, Canada and United Kingdom have warned of “Russian intelligence services” of trying to hack organizations trying to develop Covid-19 vaccine.  It is unknown if any information has been stolen or ...

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Oklahoma Governor Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Republican Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt has tested positive for the coronavirus, Oklahoma news outlet Tulsa World reported Wednesday. The report comes as the state’s number of cases continues to increase, according to a Johns Hopkins University database. Stitt is the first sitting governor to test positive for the virus. Stitt said that he is asymptomatic, and that he encourages anyone ...

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Walmart To Require Face Masks For All Customers

Walmart will require all customers to wear face coverings inside its stores beginning July 20, the company announced Wednesday. “As the number of confirmed cases has spiked in communities across the country recently, so have the number and types of face covering mandates being implemented,” the retailer said in a press release. “To help bring consistency across stores and clubs, ...

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‘This Is Good News’: Moderna Reports ‘Robust’ Results In Coronavirus Vaccine Trial

Pharmaceutical company Moderna said Tuesday it will begin a new phase of testing for its coronavirus vaccine later this month after all patients who took part in an initial trial showed “robust” responses to the drug. According to Moderna, all 45 volunteers in the study developed “rapid and strong immune responses” when administered the vaccine, with none of the participants ...

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California Indoor Religious Worship Suspended Indefinitely, State Health Department Confirms

The California Department of Health clarified Tuesday to the Daily Caller News Foundation that indoor religious services in the state have been suspended with no definite end date. Over four months after California initially instituted a lockdown on March 19, the state issued a new coronavirus order Monday that rolled back reopening plans. The guidance mandates that restaurants, bars, churches, fitness ...

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New York To Fine Out-Of-State Travelers If They Don’t Provide Their Contact Information

Travelers entering New York from states with the highest coronavirus rates will be fined if they fail to provide their contact information, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday. “New York is issuing an emergency health order: Out-of-state travelers from designated high-COVID states must provide their contact information upon arrival,” Cuomo said on Twitter. “If you fail to provide it, ...

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Gov Newsom Rolls Back Reopening Plans As COVID Cases Spike, Closes Bars And Restaurants

California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Monday that he will roll back plans to reopen businesses in the state following a dramatic increase in coronavirus cases. Newsom announced on Twitter Monday that he has is moving to close indoor operations for restaurants, movie theaters, zoos, and bars, among other businesses. “We’re going back into modification mode of our original stay at ...

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US Approves Two Coronavirus Vaccines For Fast-Track Testing, 100 Million Doses To Be Produced By End Of Year

The federal government granted a fast-track designation to two potential coronavirus vaccines, opening up the possibility for large-scale testing this month, according to the drugs’ manufacturers. American pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and European partner BioNTech announced the designation in a press release Monday. A fast track designation is a process designed to expedite the development of important drugs, according to the ...

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Common Sense & Covid

As a subject matter expert in my field, I understand that people look to me for advice and guidance. Some believe my schooling and experience make my opinions unassailable and substitute my thoughts for their own. Accepting the pronouncements of “experts” is a lazy substitute for critical analysis and reasoned thinking. Information can be confusing, common sense clarifies and cuts ...

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‘We don’t need big events anytime soon’: De Blasio Cancels Large Gatherings, Allows Protests To Continue

New York City canceled all large gatherings through September but won’t regulate social justice protests, Democratic New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said on CNN. The city cancelled street fairs, outdoor concerts and parades due to health concerns, de Blasio told Wolf Blitzer in an interview Thursday night. De Blasio said it’s “just not time” for events that draw ...

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Drink Coffee Through a Mask: Starbucks Will Require Customers To Wear Face Masks July 15th

Starbucks announced Thursday that beginning July 15, it will require customers to wear facial coverings while visiting all company-owned stores in the U.S. “The company is committed to playing a constructive role in supporting health and government officials as they work to mitigate the spread of COVID-19,” Starbucks said in a statement posted Thursday. Starbucks employees have been required to ...

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NJ, NY, CT Governors Extend Mandatory Quarantine To 19 States

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, alongside the New Jersey and Connecticut governors, announced Tuesday that visitors from three more hotspot states would need to quarantine when traveling to their states. Delaware, Kansas and Oklahoma were added to the list first created in June, bringing the total number of states under the order to 19, according to a press release accompanying the announcement. ...

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Arizona ICU Beds Running Low, Tucson Mayor Says They May Have To Send Patients To Different States

Arizona is in short supply of intensive care unit (ICU) beds and may have to send patients elsewhere as coronavirus cases soar in the border state, according to the mayor of Tucson. “Any day, we’re going to have to be sending patients to other states because of our lack of capacity,” Tucson Mayor Regina Romero told CNN Tuesday. “We need help. ...

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