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    (CNN)Between 2 million and 3 million Covid-19 vaccines are administered in the United States every day. That means many parents are being vaccinated but not their kids -- since the vaccine is not yet authorized for children under 16.While many parents can breathe a sigh of relief with their own vaccinations, it may be hard to feel really free as long as their children are unvaccinated. It's children who need to play on the playground, socialize with classmates and friends, and hang out without parents worrying all the time. How should vaccinated parents approach decisions about play dates, going to restaurants, and vacations while their children are unvaccinated? CNN Medical Analyst Dr. Leana Wen, an emergency physician and visiting professor of health policy and management at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, weighs in. CNN: When do you think Covid-19 vaccines are going to be available for children? Dr. Leana Wen: The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is currently authorized for people 16 and older; all the other vaccines are for 18 and older only. Studies are underway for...
    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas., was quick to dismiss a reporter's request that he wear a mask during a Senate presser on Wednesday.  Cruz stepped up to the microphones, but was stopped before he could speak by the unidentified reporter asking, "Would you mind putting on a mask for us?" "Yeah, when I’m talking to the TV camera, I’m not going to wear a mask," Cruz responded. "All of us have been immunized, so..." "It’d make us feel better," the reporter is heard replying.  MSNBC'S ANDREA MITCHELL BOTCHES ATTEMPT TO FACT-CHECK SEN. TED CRUZ ON SHAKESPEARE QUOTE "You’re welcome to step away if you’d like," Cruz said before chuckling. "The whole point of the vaccine -- CDC guidance is what we're following." Conservatives praised Cruz and mocked the reporter on social media.  "Like a boss," radio host Derek Hunter reacted.  CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP "'It would make us feel better' = muh feelings matter more than science," Spectator USA editor Amber Athey tweeted. "This is exactly how to respond to a performative virtue signaling reporter pretending to be scared of a vaccinated politician,"...
    (CNN)Some people may have gained more than 1.5 pounds on average per month during Covid-19 shelter-in-place orders last March and April. Forty-five out of 50 US state governments issued shelter-in-place orders from March 19 to April 6, 2020, to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.8 eating habits that can interfere with sleepA research team looked at nearly 7,500 weight measurements from 269 participants between February 1 and June 1, 2020, according to a research letter published Monday in JAMA Network Open. The participants were part of the Health eHeart Study, and their weight measurements came from Bluetooth-connected smart scales. "On average, they gained about 0.6 pounds every 10 days or 1.8 pounds per month during shelter in place orders," said cardiologist Dr. Gregory Marcus, one of the authors of the research and a professor of medicine at The University of California, San Francisco.Why people might be gaining weight in the pandemicRead MoreThis weight gain was irrespective of geographic location or comorbidities, the research found. The study authors said the implementation of shelter-in-place orders also corresponded with a decrease in...
    A self defence expert has revealed the best move to stop someone from attacking you from behind, saying that squatting and pushing your hips into the perpetrator is the most effective way to escape. James Griffiths, a self defence expert and personal trainer, who owns the Wild Training gym in High Wycombe told FEMAIL that a person who is attacked from behind should drop hips into a low squat and then find an easy point to hit their aggressor before getting away. He added that women shouldn't use the well known 'key trick' of holding keys between their fists to stab the assailant in the leg following a viral video which instructed people to do so.    James explained that an attacker who grabs someone from behind can easily pick them up and then throw them to the floor and that in the heat of the moment, a jab from a key is unlikely to be effective.  To prevent this, the victim should squat and push their hips back. Doing so will also throw back their attacker's hips which will take away...
    Its been 2 weeks since Texas lifted its mask mandate. Heres how business owners are handling it Some of the people at the Colorado King Soopers were actually there to get the COVID vaccine It’s just human nature. Offer people more time to do something, and they’ll take it. © Rose Wong for The Washington Post The IRS announced this week that it is extending the tax deadline from April 15 to May 17. It’s a move many in the tax industry have been begging the agency to take. Load Error Why is the IRS extending the tax deadline? The IRS faces a significant backlog in mailed returns, a delayed start of the 2021 tax season, inundated phone lines and a new round of coronavirus-related stimulus payments. It is overwhelmed, the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) pointed out. The extra time will help paid and volunteer tax preparers, especially the IRS’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance and Tax Counseling for the Elderly programs, which offer free tax help. This was...
    XBOX gamers are testing a new feature that boosts the graphics of their favourite games. An update recently rolled out to a handful of users on Xbox Series X and Series S offers more "refined" visuals on some titles, according to reports. 4The Xbox Series X and Series S are due a major graphics update soon The upgrade looks to be driven by the addition of Dolby Vision HDR gaming to Microsoft's latest consoles, Forbes reports. According to Dolby's website, Dolby vision provides "the most realistic and lifelike visuals" a game has to offer. Microsoft promised last September to add support for Dolby gaming a little while after the new consoles' release. According to Forbes, Dolby Vision only works on a handful of games for now. 4The consoles launched last November and have been largely sold out ever sinceCredit: Reuters The list includes Borderlands 3, Gears 5, Halo: Master Chief Collection and Wreckfest. It appears to be effective – testers said Dolby picture quality was more "refined" compared to the usual graphics offered by the consoles. The update has been...
    THE Government began sending out the third round of stimulus payments last week to help struggling Americans during the pandemic. Here is what you need to know about your $1,400 stimulus check if you’re on benefits or waiting for an EIP card. 3It is not known when stimulus checks will arrive for those receiving EIP cards and SSDI and SSI benefitsCredit: Getty It is still not certain when stimulus checks will arrive for those receiving EIP cards and SSDI and SSI benefits. According to the Social Security page, a Q&A section will be added "soon." SSDI and SSI recipients could face even more complications as the checks arrive during tax season, especially if they have recently added a dependent in 2020. Delays could also be caused if people stopped or started receiving SSI or SSDI in 2019 or 2020. In addition older adults, income tax-non-filers, parents in a child-support situation, or mixed-status citizenship family members might also face hurdles. It could take up to a few months for some people to receive the full payment. 3The Social...
    Moyo Studio | E+ | Getty Images Even as the U.S. government has deployed about 90 million $1,400 stimulus checks, you may still be asking, "Where is my money?" The IRS and Treasury Department announced last week it had sent out the first batch of stimulus checks totalling more than $242 billion. The $1,400 stimulus payments were authorized by Congress and President Joe Biden earlier this month. This time, the payments are as much as $1,400 per person, as well as $1,400 per child or adult dependents. As with the first two sets of stimulus checks, you must meet certain income thresholds in order to qualify. Generally, individuals with up to $75,000 in adjusted gross income will get a full payment. That goes up to $112,500 for heads of household or up to $150,000 for married couples filing jointly. This time, however, the payments phase out more quickly. The checks are capped at $80,000 for individuals, $120,000 for heads of household and $160,000 for married couples. Other eligibility rules also apply. Millions more payments will be dispensed in the coming...
    Believe me, if it were possible to fatally overdose on marijuana, I’d be a heapin’ midden of THC-infused mulch right now. But it’s just not. In fact, the number of recorded cases of fatal cannabis overdose in the history of cannabis and overdoses is—oh, would you look at that?—still zero.  I’m not saying it isn’t possible to get a bit too high from time to time. It definitely is. And maybe you’ll think you’re going to die, but you won’t—unless Neil Patrick Harris murders you on your way to White Castle, which I’m not totally ruling out.  But even the DEA, which is basically a bad ‘80s Afterschool Special with a $3 billion budget, admits that “no deaths from overdose of marijuana have been reported.” Like, ever. But don’t worry about facts. After all, Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts has a lot of strong opinions. Last week, during a spectacularly benighted press conference, he made them known. USA Today: "This is a dangerous drug that will impact our kids," Ricketts told reporters on Wednesday. "If you legalize marijuana, you’re gonna kill your kids. That’s what the data shows...
    Thousands of migrant children are trying to enter the US, renewing a fight in Washington. Whats going on at the Mexico border? Spa customer describes witnessing mass shooting in Atlanta It’s always nice to anticipate an influx of cash, especially if things have been a bit tight lately. The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, which was signed into law on March 11th, 2021, includes Economic Impact Payments in the amount of $1,400 or less, depending on your reported income. In fact, as of Wednesday, March 17th, you may have already gotten yours; that was when the first payments began hitting bank accounts. So if you’ve been using direct deposit to pay your federal taxes (or get your tax refunds), then check your bank account. If you don’t use direct deposit and you qualify for a payment, you should get either a check or a prepaid Economic Impact Payment (EIP) card in the mail. Haven’t seen anything yet and want to find out your status? The best way to find out where your payment is (and if...
    Hugo Boserup, 22, is given a PCR coronavirus test, as the global outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in Malibu, California, December 2, 2020.Lucy Nicholson | Reuters LONDON — Most people who have had Covid-19 are protected from catching it again for at least six months, but elderly patients are more prone to reinfection, according to peer-reviewed research published in The Lancet medical journal Wednesday evening. The first large-scale study on coronavirus reinfection rates was carried out in Denmark in 2020 with the findings confirming that only a small proportion of people (0.65%) returned a positive PCR test twice. PCR tests are seen as the gold standard and tell you if you currently have the virus. However, while prior infection gave those under the age of 65 around 80% protection against reinfection, for people aged 65 and older it conferred only 47% protection, indicating that they are more likely to catch Covid-19 again. The authors of the study — which was conducted by researchers from the Staten Serum Institut and the University of Copenhagen in Denmark, and the European...
    Stephanie Keith/Getty Images Indoor dining is permitted in much of the US, but that doesn't mean it's safe. Vaccinated people can eat inside restaurants without much personal risk. Unvaccinated people are not protected and should avoid indoor dining. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. In most parts of the US, you can walk into a restaurant and dine indoors. But just because you can doesn't mean that you should. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert, said in late February that even people who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 shouldn't dine inside restaurants just yet. The rate of the new coronavirus cases reported in the US is declining day by day, but the baseline is still "unacceptably high," Fauci said in a White House press briefing. As long as the virus is still circulating and the majority of people aren't yet protected by vaccines, he recommends against anyone congregating indoors. However, vaccinated folks might be itching to explore their new freedom after their full protection kicks in. If you do feel inclined to dine...
    GOOGLE Chrome on Android has a 'super-fast' version and there's an easy way to check if your phone is running it. Chrome 89 has recently launched and could give Android users a much faster and smoother browsing experience. 2The fast browser is avaliable for certain Android usersCredit: Getty - Contributor The updated Chrome browser is a 64-bit version especially for Android. Google says this makes it “up to 8.5% faster to load webpages, plus 28% smoother when it comes to scrolling and input latency.” Android users will need to make sure their device has at least 8GB of RAM and is running updated software if they want to use the 'super-fast' browser. There's a simple way to check if you have a compatible device. 2Users should be able to browse the internet faster and smootherCredit: Reuters Type 'chrome://version' into Chrome's address bar. Then you should see your handset's data pop up. You should note that even if your device is compatible, Google might not have rolled it out for your particular phone yet. Google is known for sporadic updates so...
    PETER Andre has backed TikTok for banning his daughter Princess. The 13-year-old turned into a TikTok sensation during lockdown last year, but has since had her account banned a number of times. 6Peter Andre has backed the social media app for banning her TikTok accountCredit: Peter Andre The Mysterious Girl singer, 48, wrote in his latest New Mag column: "My daughter Princess was excited to be back on TikTok again after her account got suspended, but then she got blocked again! "Now correct me if I'm wrong, but I said to her that for them to ban you, there must be a reason. "I said, whatever it is, if you're not supposed to be on it, get off it! "I'm harsh but I always do it with a smile and she knows I love her." 6Princess was a huge TikTok sensation during the first coronavirus lockdown last yearCredit: Instagram 6The teen loves to upload silly videos with friends and family on the appCredit: Tiktok/@princessandre22 Back in April 2020 The Sun revealed how the teen managed to rake up...
    FAMILIES will get up to $3,600 in tax credit per child as part of President Joe Biden's Covid stimulus plan. The cash boost comes after Mr Biden signed his $1.9trillion relief bill into law last week. 1We explain how to find out if you're eligible for $3,600 in tax credit per childCredit: Alamy The child tax credit (CTC) has so far been a $2,000 credit parents could claim on their taxes for every child under the age of 17. However, it's now set to increase to $3,600 per child under the age of six and to $3,000 for children older than six but younger than 17. If you have kids aged 17 and 18, or they're full-time college students between the ages of 19 and 24, you'll be able to get $500 for each child. The expanded CTC comes on top of the third stimulus checks, which are worth $1,400 each. Below we explain all you need to know about CTC and how to find out if you're eligible for the cash. What is child tax credit? The CTC helps reduce...
    (CBS DETROIT) – While consumer advocates praise lawmakers for passing the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, they’re also raising eyebrows at loopholes that could snatch payments from qualifying families. “We were not able to get the protection into the bill but we truly hope that debt collectors will not take advantage of it,” said National Consumer Law Center Associate Director, Lauren Saunders. READ MORE: DDOT And SMART Buses Resume Fare Collection Part of the ARP kicks out $1,400 payments for individuals and dependents, plus $2,800 for married couples. But that extra cash could be already called for. “The way garnishment works is a garnishment order is served on the bank. The bank then has to freeze the account immediately so you cannot access your money to buy food or anything else. The bank then gives you a notice and says, ‘Hey you’ve been garnished,’ and they give you a short period of time to go to court to get the garnishment order lifted. If you don’t do that then they’re gonna pay the money over to the...
    Dr Anthony Fauci has warned that the US could follow in Italy's footsteps and see a second coronavirus lockdown if restrictions are lifted too quickly as new cases plateau and deaths decline. Fauci, the nation's leading expert on infectious diseases, made the rounds on Sunday morning shows and cautioned that the US isn't out of the woods yet as it continues to see roughly 55,000 new cases each day - down from a peak of nearly 249,000 per day in mid-January.  'Even though the decline was steep, we absolutely need to avoid the urge to say: "Everything is going great,"' Fauci told Meet the Press.  'It is going in the right direction, but once you declare victory, the metaphor that people say: "If you are going for a touchdown, don't spike the ball on the five-yard line." When you plateau, there is always a risk of a surge. That's what the Europeans experienced.' It comes as cities and states around the country continue rolling back restrictions and Americans flock back to pre-pandemic activities like going to the movies, dining indoors and attending sporting events. The ramped-up reopenings have been...
    The owner of a Christian boarding school in Missouri accused of physically and sexually abusing students is heard instructing a group of schoolgirls to 'knock out' another classmate, in disturbing video obtained by DailyMail.com.  Boyd and Stephanie Householder are charged with more than 100 counts alleging they sexually, emotionally, and physically abused girls for years at Circle of Hope Girls Ranch in Cedar County. 'I watched my parents do horrible things to the girls, like slamming a student against the wall or ground,' Amanda, 28, told DailyMail.com in an exclusive interview. The horrific mistreatment came to light last summer after the couple's daughter Amanda, who attended the school, started posting TikTok videos about the alleged abuse she and her peers suffered, prompting other girls to come forward.  Video footage obtained by DailyMail.com shows Stephanie sitting on a couch across from her husband Boyd while he is speaking to a group of students.  Boyd Householder (left) 71, faces 79 felony and one misdemeanor charge, including several counts of statutory rape, statutory sodomy, and abuse and neglect of a child. His wife...
    JOCKEY Bryony Frost ­matter-of-factly rattles off her injury list after being trampled ­during a race. “I did my sternum and my T8 and T7 vertebrae, lacerated my pancreas and liver and had an aneurysm in the artery between the two organs,” she says with a Devon twang. 11Jump jockey Bryony Frost reveals the toughness of riding and the injuries that she has sufferedCredit: News Group Newspapers Ltd The charismatic 25-year-old told The Sun: “Internal injuries are frustrating but with broken bones it’s, ‘Right, six weeks and it will marry up and you can kick on again’.” Britain’s most successful ever female jump jockey, Bryony was back in the ­saddle after just four months’ recuperation following the 2018 fall. Racing is tough — one in 11 rides ends in a fall. Imagine riding a wilful half-tonne beast­ at 30mph towards a 5ft fence with a cavalry charge behind you. And then crashing to the turf. While there have been successful female jockeys before, none has broken through like effervescent Bryony. Yet her rise to stardom has seen allegations of ­bullying by...
    Mike Theiler/Getty Images Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts has made his position on legalized marijuana of any type – including medical – clear: just say no. “If you legalize marijuana, you’re going to kill your kids,” Ricketts said at a press conference, after state lawmakers discussed a bill that could legalize medical marijuana in the state. This is getting some buzz, so here’s Gov. Ricketts today, saying “if you legalize marijuana, you’re going to kill your kids.” Some context: he said this after mentioning incidents in other states in which suicides and accidents occurred after pot ingestion. pic.twitter.com/L86SBoc0sC — Jon Kipper (@jonnykip21) March 10, 2021 “This is a dangerous drug that will impact our kids,” Ricketts said. “If you legalize marijuana, you’re going to kill your kids. That’s what the data shows from around the country. That’s why it’s dangerous to go around the established process we have to determine whether or not drugs are safe and effective, why legalizing marijuana and going around the regulatory process to keep people safe is dangerous, and going to harm our kids.” Ricketts,...
    WOMEN are sharing an emergency iPhone hack that will alert emergency services as well as your contacts, if you're ever in danger. Instagram user The India Edit posted the tip on her account following the disappearance of Sarah Everard. 3The India Edit shared this emergency iPhone hack that could keep you safe if you're ever in dangerCredit: India Edit Many women have taken to social media to express their anger and concerns over women’s safety following her disappearance, and India was keen to share her tip to help out anyone should they ever find themselves in danger. To activate the safety function on your phone, simply search “Emergency SOS” on your iPhone which will take you into settings. It explains that if you press and hold the side button and either volume button your phone will automatically make an emergency call. You can set up the option to call using nothing but the side button, to make the process easier and more discreet. ...
    CANDACE Owens doubled down on her criticism of Meghan Markle today, telling her followers "if you believe Meghan Markle is a victim, you're an idiot." The outspoken conservative political commentator seconded Fox News host Tucker Carlson's comments dissecting Meghan's answers during the Oprah interview. ???? Read our Meghan and Harry live blog for the latest news and gossip... 7Outspoken political commentator Candace Owens said, "If you believe Meghan Markle is a victim, you're an idiot"Credit: Fox News 7Meghan's argument with sister-in-law Kate Middleton was dubbed "petty" by Tucker Carlson, before Owens seconded his opinionCredit: CBS She quote tweeted a video of Carlson laying into the Duchess for her "petty argument" with sister-in-law Kate Middleton on his nightly show, expressing her admiration, writing: "Tucker always nails it." Carlson mocked Meghan's claims, saying "Stop the presses, she and her sister-in-law had a tiff about clothes... that's never happened before. "She thinks it's important enough to bring up in a television interview, this was her 9/11, so of course she considers it newsworthy. Okay, so she's a narcissist, guessed that." Owens, who made...
    HAYFEVER season increases your risk of picking up Covid, even if you don’t have the allergy, doctors have warned. Their advice is to stay indoors when the pollen count is high between March and September to prevent picking up the coronavirus. ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates... 2Scientists have warned the start of hayfever season could increase the risk of CovidCredit: Alamy In a new study, researchers looked at how the number of coronavirus cases increased in response to rising or falling pollen levels. The takeaway of the study was that pollen can exacerbate Covid-19. The team studies 31 countries - including the UK, US, Spain, Italy, Australia, South Africa and Canada.  On average, 44 per cent of the variability in Covid case rates was linked to pollen exposure - which is also what causes hayfever. Infection rates spiked four days after there was a high pollen count - the lag is due to the time it takes for symptoms to show. Case rates went up by four per cent when there was a spike...
    To combat climate change, we could be 'teleporting' into other people's homes and our workplaces by 2030 using special smart glasses, Mark Zuckerberg has predicted. The Facebook CEO said he envisages face-to-face meetings replaced with virtual conferences made possible with some form of augmented reality (AR) headset. The ultimate vision, he added, would involve a normal-looking pair of electronic glasses that can present content on its lenses alongside the real world beyond. 'People are just going to want to maybe travel a little less in the future and do it more efficiently, and be able to go places without having to take the travel or commute time,' Mr Zuckerberg told the Information. 'Obviously, there are going to keep on being cars and planes and all that,' he added. 'But the more that we can teleport around, not only are we personally eliminating commutes and stuff that's kind of a drag for us individually, but I think that's better for society and for the planet overall, too.' The social media firm's first pair of smart glasses — made in collaboration with...
    Samir Hussein / Getty Meghan Markle was pregnant with Archie when she said she experienced suicidal ideation.  The thoughts are relatively common in pregnancy, especially among people with histories of trauma.  Speaking up is critical for your and your future child's well-being, and to break down the stigma.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Meghan Markle was more than halfway through her pregnancy with Archie when she hit such an emotional low that she attended a glamorous event simply to protect herself from herself.  "I can't be left alone," Markle said she told Prince Harry that morning in January 2019.  Markle revealed her past suicidal feelings to Oprah Winfrey on Sunday, bringing attention not just to how people's outward smiles can mask their inner pain, but also to how, for some, pregnancy can spawn devastating, even life-threatening, emotions.  "It's important to normalize [suicidal ideation in pregnancy] so more women can get the help they need, versus stigmatizing or shaming women for something that is common in pregnancy," psychotherapist Ashley McGirt, the founder and president of the WA...
    As violence surges, some question Portland axing police unit How much Did Ted Cruz and Donald Trump Jr.s claims of cancel culture help drive sales of Dr. Seuss books? Insider takes a closer look. The Senate is on track to pass a new stimulus package as soon as this weekend, and as much as Americans may need cash now, personal finance guru Suze Orman says they should do everything to avoid a different government payment — tax refunds. Load Error In a new interview, taped on Wednesday, Orman said the apparent government windfall indicates "something's radically wrong," since filers could otherwise have invested the money over the period it stood in the government's possession. She urged tax filers to adjust withholdings so they can retain such funds and place them in a retirement account or other investment vehicle. "If you're getting a tax refund, something's radically wrong," Orman says. "Because even though interest rates are so low, you're still allowing the government to have an interest-free loan on your money for a year." "If you really look forward...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Millions of California's have been vaccinated and now many are wondering what they can and can't do.San Francisco residents, Irma Duran and her mom Teresa are part of the group that group.RELATED: What to know when CA opens up vaccine eligibility on March 15"When can I have my cousins over? When can we start having our parties, start traveling? For us the big thing is family. When can we just start getting together?" said Duran.Teresa got her second dose of the Moderna vaccine on Wednesday, you can say that was her early birthday present. She turns 70 on Saturday.The CDC was expected to release recommendations for those fully vaccinated this week, but we're still waiting."CDC is working to assure that the communication we release on this guidance are clear and that the American public can act on them," said Dr. Rochelle Walensky, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.RELATED: Americans vaccinated against COVID-19 still wait for advice from health officialsMeanwhile, local doctors keep getting calls from patients like Teresa and Irma for guidance.Luz Pena:...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Millions of California's have been vaccinated and now many are wondering what they can and can't do.San Francisco residents, Irma Duran and her mom Teresa are part of the group that group.RELATED: What to know when CA opens up vaccine eligibility on March 15"When can I have my cousins over? When can we start having our parties, start traveling? For us the big thing is family. When can we just start getting together?" said Duran.Teresa got her second dose of the Moderna vaccine on Wednesday, you can say that was her early birthday present. She turns 70 on Saturday.The CDC was expected to release recommendations for those fully vaccinated this week, but we're still waiting."CDC is working to assure that the communication we release on this guidance are clear and that the American public can act on them," said Dr. Rochelle Walensky, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.RELATED: Americans vaccinated against COVID-19 still wait for advice from health officialsMeanwhile, local doctors keep getting calls from patients like Teresa and Irma for guidance.Luz Pena:...
    (CNN)As more patients and friends get fully vaccinated, Dr. William Schaffner's phone has been ringing constantly, his email box flooded. The fully vaccinated -- people who are two weeks past their second dose of the Moderna or Pfizer Covid-19 vaccines, or after a single dose of Johnson & Johnson's -- have many questions for the professor of infectious diseases at Vanderbilt University.States shift to vaccinate those in their 50s against Covid-19 as supply expandsThey ask if it's OK to hug their grandkids now. Can they play cards with their vaccinated friends? Can they host a small indoor dinner party, but should they forget to invite Uncle Frank who has been unmasked at the bar a lot?"I try to answer as many of those questions as I possibly can, because these are very thoughtful people," Schaffner said. "These are the people who are trying to do the best in these circumstances."For others who don't happen to have a favorite infectious disease expert on speed dial, the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention will soon publish guidelines for the fully vaccinated....
    Apple’s Find My app might get a new safety feature to help prevent someone from using the kinds of devices tracked in the app to stalk you instead. “Item Safety Alerts”, spotted in the iOS 14.5 beta, will notify you if an unknown device being tracked on Find My is “moving with you” so you can remove it or disable it, 9to5Mac reports. The feature seems designed to counteract a scenario where a Find My-compatible device is hidden in a pocket or bag and then used to track someone’s movements. The Item Safety Alerts setting was found in early versions of iOS 14.3, according to AppleInsider, but was removed until its reappearance in iOS 14.5. The setting is enabled by default in the beta and Apple seems to want it to stay on. If you turn off the setting off, the system will warn you that unknown devices can see your location without you being notified, Apple blogger Benjamin Mayo shared on Twitter. Something I hadn’t considered before: new beta includes a Item Safety setting in Find My. This is...
    A MUM-of-two has revealed how the ‘3x3’ rule essentially saved her marriage, and it’s a must for anyone with young kids.  Bek Day, who has a toddler and a pre-schooler, spent her days rushed off her feet, as most parents can sympathise with.  2A mum with two kids revealed her husband taking a cheeky nap one weekend was the catalyst for a shift in their marriageCredit: Getty Images - Getty Which is why rage would bubble up inside her every time her husband disappeared for a cheeky nap, as the ‘kids seem occupied’.  Bek told Kidspot: “It was one such nap, on an otherwise innocuous Saturday, that introduced the ‘3x3 rule’ into our marriage - and though I didn’t know it at the time, it was the catalyst for a huge, positive change in the way we relate to each other.” Following a furious argument between the pair after her husband's stealthy nap, the parents chatted about the childcare situation, with her other half admitting it was a ‘c****y move’ to disappear for 45 minutes. But they both acknowledged they’d...
    IF you’ve always wondered if you or your family harbour psychopathic tendencies, here’s a simple five minute test which could give you an idea.  A woman has shared the one question to ask, which has six answers, and it should reveal a lot about your personality.  8If you've ever wondered if you have psychopathic tendencies - a woman has shared one question which could find outCredit: @sophia.boi/TikTok TikToker Sophia shared a video, saying: “Did you know there’s a question out there that can reveal if you have psychopathic tendencies?"  In the video, which has been viewed more than three million times, she starts by telling people to imagine themselves in nature. She says: “I want you to close your eyes and imagine yourself walking through a dark and eerie forest.” She gives people ‘a minute’ to picture themselves in the woodland setting.  Sophia continues: “Now your heart is pounding and you hear sounds all around you. “Suddenly you hear and feel breathing behind you and your whirl around in terror. What do you see in the forest? A wild animal...
    London — Ann Mead, who is in her second trimester of pregnancy, isn't sure if she's going to get the COVID-19 vaccine before she has delivered her baby. The teacher is one of many pregnant frontline workers who are being offered inoculations, but are uncomfortable with the lack of relevant safety trial data for pregnant people. "I don't know that I feel like being a guinea pig for it, because it's not just my body right now," Meade said. Women — many of whom are or may become pregnant — make up a high proportion of healthcare workers and teachers around the world. However, pregnant people are often excluded by default from vaccine studies. And this blind spot doesn't just apply to data on vaccines: Pregnant women, despite facing more severe disease if they become sick with COVID-19, have been largely excluded from coronavirus drug treatment trials as well. "I just don't know how long it will be until I feel like I am protected," Meade says.A history of exclusionThe coronavirus pandemic has brought fresh attention to the decadeslong...
    PFIZER’S Covid vaccine may be less effective if you’re fat, a study has warned. Italian researchers said obese people make half as many antibodies - proteins that attack the virus. ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates... 2Having extra fat may make the coronavirus jab less effective, scientists sayCredit: Alamy It may be because their fat hampers their immune system, which is involved in making antibodies. Extra weight can cause long-term inflammation, which sabotages the immune system and makes it less able to fight infection. Obesity, defined as a BMI over 30, has already been shown to be a risk factor for severe Covid and death, prompting health officials to warn the public to drop some pounds. But the exact reasons have not been clearly explained. The latest study was conducted by Dr Aldo Venuti, of the Istituti Fisioterapici Ospitalieri in Rome, and colleagues. The team looked at how many antibodies were produced after two doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine in 248 healthcare workers - of which only 26 were classed as obese, making it a...
    Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine may be less effective in obese people, scientists have warned. Severely overweight healthcare workers generated only half the antibodies to fend off Covid after receiving two doses of the jab, compared to healthy people. Italian researchers said obese people may need another top-up vaccine, or bigger doses, to protect them against the disease. The above results show the antibody levels in people of differing weights after getting their second dose. They reveal there was no significant difference between them, suggesting more tests are needed. Separate results indicated the jabs were half as effective in obese people Scientists said obesity is known to lead to jabs being less effective because it can stop cells functioning normally Severely overweight people are already considered to be more at risk of becoming critically ill or dying if they get infected. Scientists say this may be because they are more likely to have other conditions —such as diabetes and high blood pressure — that make them more vulnerable.  Experts today said it was also well known obesity — defined as...
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    Former President Donald Trump’s eldest son proclaimed on Thursday that his father continues to be the future of the Republican Party. "If you're reading the room and you're intelligent, you realize that Donald Trump is still the future of the Republican Party," Donald Trump Jr. told Fox News’s Sean Hannity. FORMER TRUMP ADVISER SAYS MCCARTHY ‘HAS TO GO’ OVER LIZ CHENEY IMPEACHMENT VOTE FALLOUT Trump explained that Republicans who follow the 45th president are "following an America First agenda" to "fight for the hardworking men and women.” He also made the case that it’s a “good” thing that many Republicans have broken from the former president over the past several weeks. "The Republican Party isn't going to be bound to those corporate interests anymore," he said. "So I love that they are making that link and breaking it because we need more of that, and we need candidates and people who will go to bat, who will go to war and fight for the American working class and make sure we put them first.” The former president is set...
    U.S. Treasury Bond Yields Pass S&P 500 Dividend Estimate as Inflation Pressures Weigh Fauci warns against cherry-picking vaccine brands; global death toll hits 2.5 million: Live COVID-19 updates Unique Tip If Your Car Has Automatic Headlights Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/6 SLIDES © Provided by Best Life If You’re Using These Soaps, Stop Immediately, FDA Says Washing your hands frequently and thoroughly has been an instrumental public health measure amid the COVID pandemic. However, if you’re using one particular brand of soap subject to a new recall, you may actually be adding dangerous bacteria to your hands every time you hit the sink. Four popular soaps sold at retailers like Walmart have been pulled from shelves due to potential contamination with Burkholderia cepacia bacteria, which can lead to fatal infections in some individuals. Read on to discover if the soap you’re using at home could be putting you at risk. And if you want to protect yourself, If You're Making Your Dinner in This,...
    With about 5% of Americans having received two doses of COVID-19 vaccines, many are wondering: Can I finally give — and receive — hugs or host a dinner party? It would be safest to wait until everyone getting together is vaccinated, health experts say. The current approved vaccines both require two shots for them to work most effectively, and full protection may not come until a week or two after the second dose. While scientists are confident that the Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech vaccines for COVID-19 are 94% to 95% effective in preventing clinically recognizable disease, they don’t yet know whether vaccinated people can be asymptomatic carriers of the virus. “We don’t know yet whether [the vaccine] prevents asymptomatic infection,” Dr. Anthony Fauci, the U.S. government’s top infectious diseases expert, said on the “L.A. Times Today” program regarding the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. “So it is conceivable and theoretically possible that you could get infected, but because you’re vaccinated, you don’t get sick. In other words, the vaccine works, but it didn’t protect you from infection.” That “means you can...
    A defendant facing federal charges over the U.S. Capitol siege on Jan. 6 is facing the hard reality that it’s not a good idea to text one’s ex while engaged in dubious and potentially criminal conduct. Accused pro-Trump rioter Richard Michetti is accused of texting his ex to tell her that she was a “moron” if she couldn’t see that the 2020 election was stolen — which is what Donald Trump himself repeatedly told a crowd before the violence erupted on that day in infamy. Michetti also appeared to claim he and other angry supporters of the 45th president were discriminated against because they were tear-gassed and pepper sprayed. Such responses by law enforcement were unfair, Michetti claimed, because leftists who protested Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court in 2018 were not treated in similar fashion. The ex, who is identified in a 10-page Statement of Facts merely as W1, came forward on Jan. 7 and “reported to law enforcement” that Michetti “sent several text messages and two videos” to her while participating in the siege. W1 turned...
    Richard Michetti texted his ex during the Capitol riot to say she was "a moron" if she didn't believe the election was stolen. She turned him in. Michetti is now facing charges for his alleged conduct January 6 after prosecutors said someone with whom Michetti had a "prior romantic relationship" shared with law enforcement texts and videos that he'd sent her during the attack. "If you can't see the election was stolen you're a moron," Michetti texted her that day. Michetti was charged with entering or remaining in restricted building or grounds, violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds, obstruction of justice as well as a charge making him punishable as a principal. Prosecutors listed a series of texts that Michetti sent his ex as he made his way to the U.S. Capitol. Around 7:15 p.m. the night before the riot, he wrote, "I just got to dc I'll call when I get off." Assault On The U.S. Capitol Assault On The U.S. Capitol More Capitol riot suspect texted his ex. She reported him to the...
    A WOMAN has shared her clever and very discreet way of finding out if your man is faithful - and all you’ll need is a receipt. TikTok user Kandy_Dime shared her tip with her followers captioning her video “how to catch a cheater.” 2Kandy revealed that you can use the sun visor of your man's car to catch him cheatingCredit: @theoriginal_ness/TikTok In the video, she simply slips a receipt in between the sun visor on the passenger side of her man’s car. The theory is that when the suspected mistress then pulls down the visor to use the mirror the receipt will fall out. Kandy says: “You know what’s missing and you know what’s up, you know what time it is.” The clip has since been viewed almost 20,000 times and hundreds of likes from suspicious spouses. 2She slips a receipt in the visor of the passenger seat so that she will know if a girl has used the mirror to look at herselfCredit: @theoriginal_ness/TikTok However, not everyone was convinced by her trick. “Or the dude uses it to block...
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    People in These 16 States Are Having the Most Trouble Paying Bills Shelbys New F-250 Super Baja Is the Diesel-Powered Full-Size Raptor of Your Dreams Unique Tip If Your Car Has Automatic Headlights Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/5 SLIDES © Provided by Best Life If You’re Over 65, You're at Higher Risk for This COVID Complication It's widely known that risk factors for the coronavirus increase with age. Your likelihood of severe illness, hospitalization, and death all go up significantly once you reach a certain age bracket. Unfortunately, those may not be the only issues you face at an advanced age. In fact, new research indicates that if you're over 65, you may be at higher risk for another concerning COVID complication. Keep reading to find out what you should be looking out for, and for more coronavirus guidance, If You're Over 65, You Could Be Missing This COVID Symptom, Study Says. Read the original article on Best Life.
    IF you’ve filed your 2020 tax return and you’re due a refund, it can feel like a long time waiting for your cash to land. But you can track where your refund is at any stage in three different ways. 1You can track your tax refund in three different waysCredit: Getty Images - Getty Americans have until July 15 to file their tax return - and it’s a good idea to get it in early. According to Kiplinger, you could get a faster tax refund and some Americans could get a bigger third stimulus check the earlier they file. When you’ve filed your return and you’re expecting a tax refund, how can you track it? We explain what you need to know. How do I track my tax refund? You can see where your money is 24 hours after you've sent in your 2020 tax return by logging onto IRS’ Where’s My Refund tool. To do this, you’ll need to enter your Social Security Number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN), which is shown on your tax return. You’ll also...
    PREGNANT women or new moms could be eligible for Medicaid - and it can help to cover some important costs. The federal public health insurance programme helps around 72.3million Americans. 1If you're pregnant or a new parent, you might be eligible for MedicaidCredit: Getty - Contributor Pregnant women are often covered by Medicaid because they are classed as “categorically needy”. You will also be covered up to 60 days after your baby is born. But whether you can access the scheme will vary depending on what state you are in, and your household size, income and immigration status will be taken into consideration. When using Medicaid to cover your care, you’ll be given a list of medical providers who accept patients under this programme. How to apply for MedicaidTHERE are two ways to apply for Medicaid, the first of which is by speaking directly to your state Medicaid agency. First, you need to find out what your state's Medicaid policy is called as they tend to be named differently across America. For example, in Hawaii the scheme is called...
    LOOK - without going into too much detail, we all know how uncomfortable constipation is. But while most people either turn to over-the-counter remedies or simply chug prune juice (*shivers*), one woman has shared her little-known trick that promises to put an end to the discomfort. 2A woman went viral on TikTok when she revealed her 'splinting' trickCredit: Alamy Earlier this month, a TikTok user went viral when she explained how she sticks her thumb inside her vagina and pushes the poo out through the vaginal wall. She said: "When you're constipated and the poo is there but you can't quite push it out [...], just hook your thumb in your vagina. "And then you can feel the poop and you can just pop it out. Let me know how it goes. You're welcome!" Unsurprisingly, the video attracted a LOT of attention on social media - but is this unusual method actually safe? 2Dr. Jennifer Lincoln says you should go to the doctor if you need to splint regularlyCredit: @drjenniferlincoln/Instagram Speaking to Buzzfeed, gynaecologist Dr. Jennifer Lincoln revealed that it's...
    LOW income families, pregnant women and Americans aged over 65 struggling to pay for medical insurance can get cover through Medicaid. The federal program will cover most medical expenses and currently helps around 72.3million Americans through the benefit from the scheme. 1Around 72.3million Americans currently benefit from the Medicare programCredit: Getty Images - Getty Here, we take you through everything you need to know about getting on the program, from how to apply to what it covers. Who can apply for Medicaid? Medicaid provides free or low-cost medical benefits for millions of Americans who are in certain circumstances. To be eligible, you must meet at least one of the following criteria: Adults on a low income Children Pregnant women People who are age 65 or over People with disabilities The healthcare system is a federal program that's administered by individual states. Funding comes from both federal and local government's so exactly what is covered on your plan may differ depending on the state. There is a set standard of care that must...