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AstraZeneca Confirms Strong Vaccine Protection After US Rift

CAMBRIDGE, UK (AP) — AstraZeneca insists that its COVID-19 vaccine is strongly effective even after counting additional illnesses in its U.S. study, the latest in an extraordinary public dispute with American officials. In a late-night news release Wednesday, the drugmaker said it had analyzed more data from that study and concluded the vaccine is 76%…

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Amid Growing Challenges, Biden to Hold 1st News Conference

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden held off on holding his first news conference so he could use it to celebrate passage of a defining legislative achievement, his giant COVID-19 relief package. But he’s sure to be pressed at Thursday’s question-and-answer session about all sorts of other challenges that have cropped up along the way. A…

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CDC Changes School Guidance, Allowing Desks to be Closer

NEW YORK (AP) — Students can safely sit just 3 feet apart in the classroom as long as they wear masks but should be kept the usual 6 feet away from one another at sporting events, assemblies, lunch or chorus practice, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday in relaxing its COVID-19 guidelines.…

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AstraZeneca Vaccinations Resume in Europe After Clot Scare

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Countries across Europe resumed vaccinations with the AstraZeneca shot on Friday, as leaders sought to reassure their populations it is safe following brief suspensions that cast doubt on a vaccine that is critical to ending the coronavirus pandemic. The British and French prime ministers rolled up their sleeves, as did a…

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St. Patrick’s Day to be Largely Virtual in NYC for 2nd Year

NEW YORK (AP) — A largely virtual St. Patrick’s Day was planned for New York City on Wednesday, one year after the annual parade celebrating Irish heritage was canceled because of the pandemic. Although the city’s usual huge parade with floats and marching bands was canceled, Mayor Bill de Blasio joined parade leaders and several…

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Morales’s Barber Services Bill Heads to House Floor with Bipartisan Support

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (FNN) – State Representative Daisy Morales (D-Orlando)’s Barber Services bill (HB 855) heads for the House floor with bipartisan support after passing through its final committee, the House Commerce Committee, in a 24-0 vote Tuesday.  The bill authorizes barbers to shampoo, cut, or arrange hair in locations other than their registered barbershop without…

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State Representative Daisy Morales Marks 100 Days in Office

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Freshman State Representative Daisy Morales (D-Orlando) celebrates her first 100 days in office, sharing approximately three-and-a-half months of consistent service to her constituents, strong outreach to Hispanic and underserved communities, and bold legislative action. View the full report here.   “I’m proud of what my staff and I have already achieved in the first 100…

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AP: Why Countries are Halting the AstraZeneca Shot

LONDON (AP) — In recent days, countries including Denmark, Ireland, and Thailand have temporarily suspended their use of AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine after reports that some people who got a dose developed blood clots, even though there’s no evidence that the shot was responsible. The European Medicines Agency and the World Health Organization say the data…

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