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Biden says the ‘pandemic is over’ despite the US maintaining one of the highest death rates worldwide with nearly 400 Americans dying of COVID-19 daily

Biden says the ‘pandemic is over’ despite the US maintaining one...

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President Biden said the COVID-19 pandemic was over in an interview with CBS News on Sunday.  "We're still doing a lot of work on it, but the pandemic is over," said Biden. According to the CDC, the US is averaging around 400 deaths per day. Loading Something is loading. President Joe Biden said the COVID-19…
From “stop the spread” to “you do you”: NY mask policy has experts facepalming

From “stop the spread” to “you do you”: NY mask policy...

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Enlarge / "You do you" when it comes to masks on NY transit. New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority faced immediate backlash Thursday after unveiling a new mask-optional policy featuring the tagline "You do you" below a silly cartoon of a person improperly wearing a mask over just the nose, not the mouth. Generally, the new…
COVID coalition over, Moderna sues Pfizer and BioNTech over vaccines

COVID coalition over, Moderna sues Pfizer and BioNTech over vaccines

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Enlarge / Moderna states that it doesn't want to halt production or distribution of Pfizer/BioNTech's vaccine, but it does want to be paid a license for its claimed patents.Getty Images Now that the vaccine race is over and shots are broadly available, Moderna has filed suit against Pfizer and BioNTech, claiming they infringed on Moderna's…
Dr. Oz emailed Trump admin. to push notoriously useless COVID treatment

Dr. Oz emailed Trump admin. to push notoriously useless COVID treatment

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Enlarge / Mehmet Oz, US Republican Senate candidate for Pennsylvania, speaks during a campaign event in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, on Thursday, June 9, 2022. In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, Mehmet Oz—aka Dr. Oz—repeatedly emailed top-level Trump administration officials, urging them to push the ineffective malaria drug, hydroxychloroquine, to treat COVID-19 based…
CDC to restructure after COVID failure, “confusing and overwhelming” guidance

CDC to restructure after COVID failure, “confusing and overwhelming” guidance

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Enlarge / CDC Director Rochelle Walensky testifies during a Senate committee hearing in July 2021. After persistent and often harsh criticism for its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic and now the monkeypox emergency, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will undergo a significant overhaul, involving cultural and structural changes aimed at realizing its prior…
A Michigan restaurant closed early because ‘cocky’ tourists were rude to staff

A Michigan restaurant closed early because ‘cocky’ tourists were rude to...

A Michigan restaurant closed early because tourists were "rude" and "arrogant," its manager said. "Due to the mistreatment of our servers, our kitchen is closed," she wrote on a sign. Service and hospitality workers have had to deal with more rude customers since the pandemic started. Loading Something is loading. A restaurant in Michigan closed…
These COVID ‘Facts’ Are No Longer True

These COVID ‘Facts’ Are No Longer True

Photo: Steve Heap (Shutterstock)It’s been a long pandemic, and COVID is still going strong. But along the way, we’ve at least learned a lot of things. Just as we stopped obsessing over hand-washing, there are plenty of other ideas we once had (or still have) about COVID that need to be updated. Here are some…
How hiring the wrong medical “expert” derailed US pandemic response

How hiring the wrong medical “expert” derailed US pandemic response

Enlarge / Scott Atlas, a White House adviser, used his position to advocate for allowing the SARS-CoV-2 virus to spread and tried to block testing for it, which would further that goal. While one congressional committee seems to be grabbing all the headlines recently, other investigations of the Trump administration have continued in the background.…
Billionaire investor Howard Marks touts bargain assets, trumpets China, and warns against trying to time the market. Here are his 9 best quotes from a new interview.

Billionaire investor Howard Marks touts bargain assets, trumpets China, and warns...

Howard Marks framed the market downturn as a rich opportunity for bargain hunters. The billionaire investor said he pounces on deals instead of waiting and trying to time the market. Marks dismissed macro forecasts, and emphasized the strangeness of the current market backdrop. Loading Something is loading. Howard Marks trumpeted the bargains available in the…
Pandemic killed 15M people in first 2 years, WHO excess death study finds

Pandemic killed 15M people in first 2 years, WHO excess death...

Enlarge / A woman watches white flags on the National Mall on September 18, 2021 in Washington, DC. Over 660,000 white flags were installed here to honor Americans who have lost their lives to COVID-19 epidemic. An estimated 14.91 million people worldwide died in 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an…

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