Senate passes $1.9 trillion Covid relief bill, House Democrats plan final approval Tuesday

The Senate passed a $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package on Saturday as Democrats rush to send out a fresh round of aid.

The Democratic-held House aims to pass the bill on Tuesday and send it to President Joe Biden for his signature before a March 14 deadline to renew unemployment aid programs. The Senate approved the plan in a 50-49 party line vote as Republicans questioned the need for another broad spending package.

Submitted by Admin on Sat, 03/06/2021 - 20:16
Gov. Greg Abbott says it’s time to open Texas 100%, end statewide mask mandate

AUSTIN — Texans will no longer be required to wear a face mask in public, and all businesses will be able open at full capacity starting next week, Gov. Greg Abbott announced Tuesday.

The Republican made the sweeping move — on Texas Independence Day — even though public health officials say restrictions are still critical to control the pandemic, which has killed more than 42,500 Texans.

Submitted by Admin on Wed, 03/03/2021 - 19:40

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., February 27, 2021 Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) (the Company) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for its single-dose COVID-19 vaccine, developed by the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, to prevent COVID-19 in individuals 18 years of age and older.

Submitted by Admin on Sat, 02/27/2021 - 20:09

Open Schools, Covid-19, and Child and Teacher Morbidity in Sweden (

Open Schools, Covid-19, and Child and Teacher Morbidity in Sweden

In mid-March 2020, many countries decided to close schools in an attempt to limit the spread of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the virus causing coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).Sweden was one of the few countries that decided to keep preschools (generally caring for children 1 to 6 years of age) and schools (with children 7 to 16 years of age) open. Here, we present data from Sweden on Covid-19 among children 1 to 16 years of age and their teachers. In Sweden, Covid-19 was prevalent in the community during the spring of 2020.

Submitted by Admin on Thu, 02/18/2021 - 19:02

How soon will COVID-19 vaccines return life to normal? (

How soon will COVID-19 vaccines return life to normal?

SAN DIEGO—Twenty days into the new year, cars were entering a parking lot bumper-to-bumper in the shadow of Petco Park, home of the San Diego Padres baseball team. Arms waving, attendants directed the cars into three lines, which split into four more, and yelled as though the first pitch had already been thrown. “I’m going to load you up, I’m sending you 10, you can stack them!” one attendant hollered to another.

But the Padres don’t play in January.

Submitted by Admin on Tue, 02/16/2021 - 19:54