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Millions of Americans set to fly for Thanksgiving despite warnings

Fewer Americans than usual are expected to travel for Thanksgiving this year, but tens of millions still plan to drive or fly during the busy holiday week, alarming officials who have pleaded for people to stay home as coronavirus fatalities reached their highest level since May. “This is not a normal Thanksgiving,” said Andrew Cuomo,… Continue reading Millions of Americans set to fly for Thanksgiving despite warnings

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Americans pay more for prescription drugs than anyone else. Can Amazon Pharmacy change that?

An Amazon Prime membership already gets you deals on retail goods, snappy deliveries and access to video-streaming content. Now, the e-commerce behemoth says it will also get you free two-day deliveries at the newly-announced Amazon Pharmacy, as well as savings on generic and brand-name medication. So what does that mean for consumers’ health and wealth… Continue reading Americans pay more for prescription drugs than anyone else. Can Amazon Pharmacy change that?

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: COVID-19 spread when 5 million people left Wuhan for Chinese New Year, yet 50 million Americans will still travel for Thanksgiving

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday said it was “alarmed” about the 1 million new infections over the last week, and recommended against traveling this Thanksgiving. Potential alternatives include a virtual Thanksgiving meal with friends or loved ones and contact-free delivery of safely prepared traditional dishes to family and neighbors, the… Continue reading : COVID-19 spread when 5 million people left Wuhan for Chinese New Year, yet 50 million Americans will still travel for Thanksgiving

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Coronavirus Update: U.S. moves closer to 200,000 daily COVID cases; Birx and Fauci urge Americans to follow safety measures over Thanksgiving

The global case tally of the coronavirus illness COVID-19 climbed above 57 million on Friday, and the U.S. moved closer to 200,000 cases in a day while setting a fresh record for hospitalizations as the virus continues to infect people in every state and region. See now:Doctors question FDA approval of Gilead’s COVID-19 treatment and… Continue reading Coronavirus Update: U.S. moves closer to 200,000 daily COVID cases; Birx and Fauci urge Americans to follow safety measures over Thanksgiving

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Americans prepare for a holiday shopping season like no other

A raging pandemic and precarious economy hardly seem like the most promising backdrop for consumer spending. Yet Americans are forecast to open their wallets this holiday shopping season — even if they will be doing much of it online instead of in stores. Over the 75-day period leading up to Christmas, total US retail sales… Continue reading Americans prepare for a holiday shopping season like no other

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Americans flock for Covid-19 tests ahead of Thanksgiving

Over the next week, more than 100,000 students in the State University of New York system will be tested for the coronavirus. At Harvard, thousands more will do the same, as will students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Michigan. Colleges across the United States are scrambling to get tests for students… Continue reading Americans flock for Covid-19 tests ahead of Thanksgiving

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CDC urges Americans not to travel for Thanksgiving amid Covid surge

The leading public health agency in the United States has warned Americans not to travel for Thanksgiving, fearing the upcoming holiday will turn into an unprecedented big-ticket event that will fuel the frantic increase in cases of coronavirus. Officials at U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday released new guidelines recommending against traveling… Continue reading CDC urges Americans not to travel for Thanksgiving amid Covid surge

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Key Words: ‘Help is coming — and it’s coming soon’: Dr. Fauci outlines when COVID-19 vaccine will be available to all Americans

Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the leading government expert in infectious diseases for the past four decades, gave his estimate of when a vaccine will be available to all Americans: “We’re talking probably by April.” The veteran immunologist said frontline workers, those with pre-existing conditions, and vulnerable… Continue reading Key Words: ‘Help is coming — and it’s coming soon’: Dr. Fauci outlines when COVID-19 vaccine will be available to all Americans

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Americans barred from owning shares in Chinese military-linked companies

Donald Trump has signed an executive order prohibiting US investors from holding shares in companies with suspected ties to the Chinese military, in his first major foreign policy action since losing the presidential election to Joe Biden. The order would prevent US citizens and companies from conducting new transactions in shares of the targeted companies… Continue reading Americans barred from owning shares in Chinese military-linked companies

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Can Americans learn to trust a Covid vaccine?

Last weekend, I took part in a family Zoom chat with a dozen of my cousins who live around the world. In the course of conversation, I idly asked how many would have a Covid-19 vaccine if one became available (a hypothetical question at the time, as the cheering results of the Pfizer-BioNTech drug trial… Continue reading Can Americans learn to trust a Covid vaccine?