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Fired for refusing a Covid vaccine? You likely can’t get unemployment benefits

[CNBC, Getty Images] Businesses are increasingly requiring their workers to get a Covid-19 vaccine as a condition of employment.Employers like ChristianaCare, Northwell Health, Novant Health, UCHealth System and United Airlines have fired (or are poised to fire) hundreds of unvaccinated workers. Kaiser Permanente placed more than 2,200 on unpaid leave.Such workers likely don’t qualify for […]

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FDA grants full approval to Pfizer-BioNTech’s Covid shot, clearing path to more vaccine mandates

[CNBC] The FDA granted Pfizer and BioNTech full U.S. approval of their Covid-19 vaccine.The move may encourage some unvaccinated Americans to get the shots as well as give more private businesses across the nation greater confidence to implement vaccine mandates.Up until now, the mRNA vaccine was on the U.S. market under an Emergency Use Authorization.The […]

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Lollapalooza a ‘Recipe for Disaster,’ Doctors Say, Warning of COVID Spike After Festival

[NBC Chicago] Chicago’s top doctor has said there will “almost certainly” be some COVID cases associated with the four-day music festival While Chicago officials remain hopeful Lollapalooza won’t spur a significant rise in COVID-19 cases, infectious disease experts at Northwestern University are bracing for a jump in infections during the coming weeks. ““It’s a recipe for disaster,” […]

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Italy says 99% of COVID deaths since Feb were not fully vaccinated

(Reuters) – Almost 99% people who have died of COVID-19 in Italy since February this year were not fully vaccinated, the National Health Institute (ISS) said on Tuesday. The study, contained in a regular report on COVID-19 deaths released by the public health body, added that the few fully vaccinated people who died of COVID […]

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50,000 fans attend rock concert in COVID-free New Zealand

[New York Post] As the rest of the world isolates, New Zealand rocks! More than 50,000 people gathered for a massive rock concert in the island nation, which is free of social-distancing requirements after virtually stamping out COVID-19 with strict policies. The band Six60 has been playing to huge crowds across the county, and its Saturday tour […]

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More countries suspend AstraZeneca vaccinations over blood clot fears: What we know so far

[CNBC, Getty Images] Thailand on Friday became the first Asian country to halt the use of the jab over safety concerns, shortly after Denmark announced a two-week pause to its nationwide rollout after reports of blood clots and one death.Europe’s drug regulator, the European Medicines Agency, stressed on Thursday that there was no indication the […]

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You’ve been vaccinated — the CDC is finalizing guidance on what’s safe for you to do

[CBS NEWS] The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is finalizing guidance aimed at clarifying what Americans who have received COVID-19 vaccines should and shouldn’t do, according to two sources at the agency familiar with its drafting.  The upcoming guidance, first reported by Politico, is expected to include that fully vaccinated individuals should be able to gather in […]

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CDC says these are the most common side effects people report after getting Covid vaccine

[CNBC] The CDC published new data listing the most common side effects Americans reported after receiving shots of Pfizer’s or Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccines.The analysis used data from the first month of vaccinations, between Dec. 14 and Jan. 13., when there were more than 13.7 million doses administered.The agency said there were 6,994 reports of so-called […]

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Kevin Durant will quarantine, miss four games over seven days after exposure to COVID-19, per report

[CBS Sports] Kevin Durant will need to quarantine for seven days after the NBA’s contact tracing initiative revealed that he has been exposed to COVID-19, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania. Durant already had COVID-19 early in the outbreak. He has tested negative and still has antibodies according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, but the league’s rules do not […]

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