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    Getty Patrick Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs. For Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, protecting himself and his family is his number one priority. Speaking to the media on Monday, the new father revealed he decided to take the COVID-19 vaccine to preserve the well-being of his daughter Sterling Skye, who was born February 20. “To me it was more of a personal decision, with having a baby girl and knowing that I was going to be around people,” the 25-year-old said. “I wanted to make sure I could do whatever I could to help keep her healthy.” View this post on Instagram A post shared by Patrick Mahomes II (@patrickmahomes) Emphasizing that individuals are free to make their own decision, the 2018 NFL MVP added that he wasn’t influenced by outside voices. “I mean, whatever you believe, I think you can do whatever that...
    Democrats on Wednesday passed their $1.9 trillion spending and welfare bill that would have been unimaginable even in the Obama years, and the big news is how easily they did it. The party is united behind the most left-wing agenda in decades, while Republicans are divided and in intellectual disarray. This is only the beginning of the progressive steamroller, and it’s worth understanding why. *** One lesson from the Covid non-fight is that there are no Democratic moderates in Congress. The party base has moved so sharply left that even swing-state members are more liberal than many liberals in the Clinton years. Democrats lost not a single vote in the Senate and only one in the House. The fear of primary challenges from the left, which took out House war horses in 2018 and 2020, has concentrated incumbent minds. CLICK HERE TO GET THE OPINION NEWSLETTER A second lesson is...
    (CNN)I spent last Thursday evening the same way many of us have spent uncountable hours over the course of the last 12 months: talking on a Zoom call with friends I haven't seen in person in more than a year. I'm sure you can set the scene in your mind, but if you can't: I was sitting in my pajamas, in my bedroom at my mom's house, drinking a glass of bottom-shelf white wine. We updated each other about our lives in between sips and screen freezes from shoddy internet connections.I told them about my job search, how I've temporarily moved back in with my mom and brother (again), and the latest TV shows I've been watching. I gushed over Taylor Swift's upcoming re-recorded albums. But I also lamented the loneliness I was feeling, how the monotonous days of this gray winter have made me feel as though nothing good...
    (CNN)Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert, on Sunday urged Americans to take any of the three "highly efficacious" coronavirus vaccines now available to them and not delay getting one vaccine over another. His comments come after the US Food and Drug Administration on Saturday authorized Johnson & Johnson's Covid-19 vaccine, adding a third vaccine option for Americans."These are three highly efficacious vaccines. I can tell you I have been fully vaccinated with one that was available. It was the Moderna," he told CNN's Dana Bash on "State of the Union." "If I were not vaccinated now and I had a choice of getting a J&J vaccine now or waiting for another vaccine, I would take whatever vaccine would be available to me as quickly as possible for the simple reason of what I said a moment ago, we want to get as many people vaccinated as quickly...
    WASHINGTON — Dr. Anthony Fauci says if a coronavirus vaccine is available, regardless of which one, take it. The top U.S. infectious disease expert told NBC on Thursday a third vaccine becoming available “is nothing but good news” and would help control of the pandemic. U.S. regulators announced Wednesday that Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose vaccine offers strong protection against severe COVID-19. It’s expected to be approved soon by the FDA. Fauci warns people not to hold off on getting the Johnson & Johnson vaccine while waiting for the slightly more effective Pfizer or Moderna shots. He says it’s a race “between the virus and getting vaccines into people” and “the longer one waits not getting vaccinated, the better chance the virus has to get a variant or a mutation.” Fauci says public health officials are always concerned about virus variants and stressed following public health measures of wearing masks and...
    (CNN)Bringing the Covid-19 pandemic to an end will require the active participation of religious Americans, who should view vaccines as an answered prayer rather than a threat to their faith. Guthrie Graves-Fitzsimmons2020 was a humbling year. Nobody's life was left untouched by a virus that took the lives of more than 344,000 Americans and 1.8 million people around the world. We mourned in isolation and grieved a failed national response to contain the ravages of the pandemic. If you weren't the praying type already, chances are you prayed some in 2020. While the distribution is unfortunately staggeringly behind schedule in the US, the Pfizer and Moderna Covid-19 vaccines bring us hope going into 2021. Other promising vaccines are on the horizon. In less than a month, the White House will be occupied by someone who takes the pandemic seriously. There are reasons to hope, but also more challenges ahead....
    Ever since Minnesota got word this spring that it, along with every other state, would be receiving a massive check from the federal government to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, one rule was front of mind: Spend it by Dec. 30 — or give it back. Every expenditure from the state’s $1.87 billion share of CARES Act money was designed with that in mind. Rental and mortgage assistance had to be applied for by early in December to give the state time to get payments out by year’s end; local governments had to spend or return their share of $841 million by December; nonprofits and other organizations that received money for meals, shelter and child care had to show that it was spent by year’s end. Now, with that deadline just days away, state budget managers have been told by Congress that, well, never mind. Though state and local governments...
    The director of the National Institute of Health (NIH) made an impassioned plea to Americans on Sunday, asking them to “hit the reset button” on their concerns regarding the coronavirus vaccine. "Meet the Press" host Chuck ToddCharles (Chuck) David ToddSen. Alexander criticizes Texas lawsuit Centrist senators express optimism their COVID-19 relief bill will become law Chicago mayor says COVID-19 vaccine faces 'reluctance' among African American communities MORE noted during an interview with Dr. Francis Collins that a Miami-Dade County study that found less than half of health care workers were not interested in receiving the vaccine. “This is a source of great concern for all of us and I would like to plead just to people who are listening to this this morning to really hit the reset button on whatever they think they knew about this vaccine that might cause them to be so skeptical,” said Collins. NEW: @NIHDirector says he...
    BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — It looks like it’ll be Zoom for the holidays for many people this year. With more families choosing to celebrate safely, CBS2’s Jessica Layton got some advice on how to make your virtual Thanksgiving a success. “Even though we can’t be in person together, we’re fortunate that we still are here together,” said Tom Gallagher, of Bridgewater. For as long as he can remember, Gallagher has hosted his kids and grandkids for Thanksgiving, but with the COVID infection rate soaring in New Jersey, the usual in-person Gallagher gathering of 13 was called off. “It just wasn’t worth the risk of bringing everybody in,” he said. RELATED STORY — Health Experts: Don’t Give In To Pressure To Host Or Attend In-Person Thanksgiving Dinners “Yeah, everybody’s a little sad about it but definitely making the best of it this year,” said daughter Kellyann Gallagher, of Raritan. She set...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — With just days left until Thanksgiving, the rush is on at COVID-19 testing sites across Illinois. CBS 2’s Marissa Parra takes us to a testing site on Chicago’s Northwest Side, where lines were long, but many say it was worth the wait. Within the last 24 hours, well over 120,000 Illinois residents were tested for COVID-19, a single-day testing record for the state But with all those tests, health experts are worried that people who get negative test results will be lulled into a false sense of security ahead of time with family for Thanksgiving. There was a time when you might have seen a line like this at some sort of premiere, but this is the line for a COVID test, a far less glamorous reality, with just days left until Thanksgiving, a day typically spent travelling to a household packed with people. We spoke to...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — With just days left until Thanksgiving, the rush is on at COVID-19 testing sites across Illinois. CBS 2’s Marissa Parra takes us to a testing site on Chicago’s Northwest Side, where lines were long, but many say it was worth the wait. Within the last 24 hours, well over 120,000 Illinois residents were tested for COVID-19, a single-day testing record for the state But with all those tests, health experts are worried that people who get negative test results will be lulled into a false sense of security ahead of time with family for Thanksgiving. There was a time when you might have seen a line like this at some sort of premiere, but this is the line for a COVID test, a far less glamorous reality, with just days left until Thanksgiving, a day typically spent travelling to a household packed with people. We spoke to...
    These girls see themselves in Vice President-elect Kamala Harris Donald Trump Jr. tests positive for COVID-19 Seniors On Medicare Are Getting a Big Pay Day in 2020 Ad Microsoft Expert: “This credit card is so good I signed up personally” Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/13 SLIDES © Mykola Sosiukin / Getty Images/iStockphoto The coronavirus pandemic has changed nearly every aspect of our financial lives. Many of us have lost jobs or work hours, seen our investments swing from highs to lows and changed the way we spend money, with many of our usual expenses (commuting, vacations, etc.) now off the table. With so much uncertainty still looming about how the pandemic will affect the economy going forward, it’s...
    The decision by New York City officials to temporarily close schools to in-person instruction due to an uptick in coronavirus cases makes little sense because "children really are not affected by this virus," Dr. Bob Lahita told "Your World" Wednesday.  "Up to the 12th grade, which is the fourth year of high school, we have like a 99.996 survival [rate], because those children, even if they are infected, do not succumb to the disease," Dr. Lahita, the chairman of medicine at St. Joseph University Hospital in Paterson, N.J., told host Neil Cavuto. City officials announced that all public schools would be closed beginning Thursday after the average COVID-19 infection rate over the previous seven days exceeded the 3% threshold. NYC PUBLIC SCHOOLS TO SHUT DOWN THURSDAY OVER COVID SPIKE Video"We've always worried about teachers and janitors and other ancillary people who could wear masks, socially distance themselves, surround themselves in...
    COVID remains utmost in most of our minds—and with good reason—but it can’t be the only health concern we care about. Flu vaccines and regular medical procedures, such as mammograms, colonoscopies, and more, should not be ignored. When COVID was at its peak in our area during the spring months, you’d have thought that heart attacks stopped and almost no one was diagnosed with cancer. “Early on, it made you wonder what happened to all those problems you’d see people for regularly,” said Dr. Lev Davidson, Medical Director, Cancer Treatment and Wellness Center, Northwell Health Cancer Institute at Northern Westchester Hospital. “Those problems,” however, didn’t disappear. According to the National Cancer Institute, approximately 10,000 additional deaths from cancer will most likely be due to delayed screening. And screening, as Dr. Davidson stresses, saves lives—without it, you might be closing the window on any cure possibility. That's why Northern...
    Restaurants and bars in Maryland are buckling up for what could be a rough ride as restrictions continue to tighten. On Tuesday, Gov. Larry Hogan rolled back restaurants’ indoor capacity to 50%. Outside the Irish Inn At Glen Echo, patio chairs dripping with rain are set up in empty parking spaces. “What you see outside there is keeping us alive,” said manager Frank Cassady. With restrictions limiting restaurants reduced even further to 25% capacity in Montgomery County, the Irish Inn is relying heavily on good weather. “It’s a day-by-day. It’s a week-by-week. And it’s very difficult. For instance, now we’ve got Thanksgiving coming up. Thanksgiving is one of our busiest days of the year, and we have no clue where we’re going with that,” Cassady said. It’s a question many restaurant owners share heading toward another traditional moneymaking holiday that they need to make the most of. “We know we’re...
    AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – Businesses at the Stanley Marketplace began operating under new restrictions Wednesday as Adams County entered Safer at Home Level 3 because of rising cases of COVID-19. Owners of restaurants say they are already making adjustments that keep them at the requirements for the new restrictions but they worry about another shutdown if the coronavirus is not under control soon. (credit: CBS) “We’re blessed with our guests always wanting to get a touch of what we offer as well as the other businesses in the area,” said Erasmo Casiano, the chef and owner at Create Cooking School. “We’re moving with the tides here, that’s all we can do as a business owners.” He opened his business almost two years ago and he says the start of 2020 was a solid beginning for the new company. Their open concept kitchen allows for people to take classes in groups, they...
    **Want FOX News Halftime Report in your inbox every day? Sign up here.**On the roster: Trump hits ‘whatever’ in his long COVID retreat - Trump plays defense in Arizona - Biden barks at reporter over corruption claims - Tillis campaign hits Cunningham with vet-narrated ad - Getting workedTRUMP HITS ‘WHATEVER’ IN HIS LONG COVID RETREATIn President Trump’s broadside today against Dr. Anthony Fauci and the team fighting coronavirus – “these idiots,” as Trump called them – there was one part that the president got absolutely right.“People are tired of COVID,” Trump said in a conference call with campaign workers intended to boost morale ahead of a grueling home stretch for the struggling campaign.Tired indeed. It’s been more than seven months since Trump declared a national emergency and vowed from behind the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office that “the virus will not have a chance against us” because of our vigilance about...
    The focus of Governor Jared Polis's October 16 press conference was a plan for distributing a future COVID-19 vaccine that will be submitted to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention later today. But this information was accompanied by revelations regarding data about the novel coronavirus's current spread through the state, including a new record for daily cases and hospitalizations that continue to soar, with no end in sight. In revealing these figures, Polis encouraged people to cut back on gatherings. "If you have social plans this weekend with some friend to get together at their house or whatever it is, I suggest you avoid them for a few weeks," he said. The key Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment stats cited by Polis: 1,312 new positives today, as well as 352 hospitalizations. Those hospitalizations, he noted, are "the most since late May, and I am very concerned about this trend....
    Although many venues have been shuttered for the past six months over COVID-19, B-Side Live is opening this Friday, October 9, in the former Black Buzzard space in the basement of Oskar Blues at 1624 Market Street. Hayley Steiner, who paired bands with visual artists as founder of the RiNo Showcase, will act as the venue's operator and booking manager. She says her vision for the spot is simple: "Human beings need live music, and even in a time like this, there has to be a safe place for it." In keeping with Colorado state guidelines and local public-health orders, capacity will be limited to fifty people inside the venue at a time. The concerts will be socially distanced, and guests will be required to sit. Related Stories Mad Dog Blues Experience Finds Positivity During the Pandemic Celebrate Halloween at Itchy-O's Drive-In Hallowmass Staying Present: Augustus on Color TV...
    Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden says he’ll listen to what the experts say to determine whether it’s safe for him to face off next week against President Trump – who’s battling COVID-19 -- at the second of three scheduled general election debates. “I’ll do whatever the experts say is appropriate for me to do,” Biden told reporters as he boarded a flight Monday to campaign in the battleground state of Florida. The former vice president and Trump are scheduled to face off next Thursday in Miami, Fla. “Listen to the science. If scientists say that it’s safe…then I think that’s fine." LIVE UPDATES FROM FOX NEWS ON TRUMP'S HOSPITALIZATION FOR COVID But Biden stressed that “I think we should be very cautious.” The president was hospitalized Friday afternoon at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, hours after testing positive for the coronavirus. Trump and Biden shared the same stage last Tuesday,...
    Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenQuestions remain unanswered as White House casts upbeat outlook on Trump's COVID-19 fight CNN anchor confronts senior Trump campaign adviser after motorcade: Trump's 'downplaying the virus' Biden again tests negative for COVID-19 MORE said Monday that he would follow medical experts' guidelines when asked whether it was safe for him and President TrumpDonald John TrumpQuestions remain unanswered as White House casts upbeat outlook on Trump's COVID-19 fight White House staffers get email saying to stay home if they experience coronavirus symptoms White House says 'appropriate precautions' were taken for Trump's outing to see supporters MORE to take part in next week's scheduled presidential debate as the president undergoes treatment for COVID-19.  “I’ll do whatever the experts say," Biden told reporters in New Jersey as he was en route to campaign stops in Florida, according to a press pool report.  “I think we should be very cautious,"...
    Former Vice President Joe Biden told a local news anchor that he hopes President Donald Trump’s COVID-19 infection is a “wake up call” that will enlighten people who previously thought that going maskless made them “somehow free, or whatever.” The Democratic presidential nominee gave several local interviews in Michigan Friday, including to Detroit ABC affiliate WXYZ’s 7 Action News. Asked for a reaction to Trump’s diagnosis, and how it might affect behavior, Biden’s first priority was to wish the first couple well. ” Well first of all, our prayers are with the president and the first lady that they recover fully, number one,” Biden said. “Number two, I think that, I hope it changes the perception among many people who thought that not wearing a mask made them somehow, I don’t know, free or whatever,” he continued.  “It’s not about wearing the mask to protect yourself, it’s wearing the...
    TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government said Wednesday it will do “whatever it takes” to support the economy during the coronavirus pandemic as it presented the government’s priorities for a new session of Parliament. If the three main opposition parties vote against the speech, which was formally delivered by Governor General Julie Payette, an election would be triggered. But at least one is expected to support the speech. Two leaders of opposition parties could not attend the speech because they recently tested positive for COVID-19. Canada has seen a surge in cases in recent days. The governor general called the pandemic the most serious public health crisis Canada has ever faced. Over 9,000 Canadians have died in six months and the government says the economic impact of COVID-19 on Canadians has already been worse than the 2008 financial crisis. The government is extending the Canada Emergency...
    Sen. Kamala Harris, the democratic vice presidential nominee, accused President Trump of downplaying the “seriousness” of the coronavirus pandemic and said she wouldn’t take his word that a COVID-19 vaccine was ready for use. “I will say that I would not trust Donald Trump and it would have to be a credible source of information that talks about the efficacy and the reliability of whatever he’s talking about,” she said during an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union” that aired on Sunday. “I will not take his word for it.” Trump and officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said last week that a vaccine could be ready to ship to the states for distribution by Nov. 1 — two days before Election Day. “From the beginning of this pandemic, he has called it a hoax, has muzzled the public health experts. He has minimized the seriousness...
    White House chief of staff Mark Meadows teased that the Trump administration may soon announce new therapies for the coronavirus. During a Sunday interview with ABC host George Stephanopoulos, Meadows said the White House plans to announce new therapeutic treatments for COVID-19 in the "coming days." "We've been working around the clock. The president has been very clear, whatever amount of money, whatever amount of time needs to be invested, we're doing that," Meadows said. "We're hopeful with some of the breakthrough technology on therapeutics that we'll be able to announce some new therapies in the coming days." On mitigating COVID-19 in the U.S., White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows tells @gstephanopoulos: "We're hopeful that with some of the breakthrough technology on therapeutics that we'll be able to announce some new therapies in the coming days." https://t.co/qxICVVlxra pic.twitter.com/hvVUDl3Lj0— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) July 26, 2020 Stephanopoulos also...
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