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U.S. lacks plan for getting vaccine to communities of color devastated by virus – POLITICO

With months before the first shots could become available, there’s worry that communities of color could be left behind.

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In the absence of a national strategy, some local groups aiding minority communities are beginning to draw up their own plans for engaging hard-to-reach patients. In Tucson, Ariz., a health center is planning a digital blitz to promote vaccination, relying on a similar strategy that has helped bring in thousands through its drive-in testing sites. In Nevada, a statewide nonprofit is convening a task force to strategize an effective vaccination campaign, bringing together a broad range of groups,…

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COVID-19 lockdowns just ‘defer the problem’ of third wave, UK scientist warns – New York Post

A UK government science adviser warned Sunday that ongoing lockdowns just “defer the problem” — and warned that a third wave of the coronavirus next year is “entirely possib…

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A UK government science adviser warned Sunday that ongoing lockdowns just “defer the problem” — and warned that a third wave of the coronavirus next year is “entirely possible.”
Mark Woolhouse, who sits on Britain’s Scientific Pandemic Influenza Group on Modelling (SPI-M), dismissed the UK’s latest lockdown as trying to “stick this out for another six months” in the vague hope a vaccine will become widely available.
“I have to say that most people I have talked to who are involved in vaccine d…

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Florida residents can now enjoy restaurants and bars without restrictions, but Miami mayor says state may not be ready for Phase 3 – CNN

As Florida restaurants and bars enjoyed their first full day of operation without Covid-19 restrictions in months, the mayor of Miami warned that the governor’s decision to fully reopen such establishments and to limit local governments’ ability to enforce th…

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(CNN)As Florida restaurants and bars enjoyed their first full day of operation without Covid-19 restrictions in months, the mayor of Miami warned that the governor’s decision to fully reopen such establishments and to limit local governments’ ability to enforce their own restrictions could have devastating consequences.
“I think it’s going to have a huge impact,” Mayor Francis Suarez told CNN Saturday about Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ decision to allow restaurants, bars and other businesses to o…

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COVID News: How tiny airborne particles may pose a big coronavirus problem – WABC-TV

Just how does the virus that causes COVID-19 spread from one person to another?

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At a University of Maryland lab, people infected with the new coronavirus take turns sitting in a chair and putting their faces into the big end of a large cone. They recite the alphabet and sing or just sit quietly for a half hour. Sometimes they cough.The cone sucks up everything that comes out of their mouths and noses. It’s part of a device called “Gesundheit II” that is helping scientists study a big question: Just how does the virus that causes COVID-19 spread from one person to another?

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