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The World Is Returning to ‘Normal’ — but What Does That Mean?

Welcome to the oh-so-awkward grand reentry! A top industry executive privately recounted a recent experience that I believe speaks for many of us who are beginning to make that foreign-feeling transition back to the real world of in-person meetings, screenings and other live events. The insider said he had had an appointment on his calendar […]
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Claims that COVID-19 Present on Property Survive Motion to Dismiss

    Plaintiffs successfully argued against a motion to dismiss by alleging COVID-19 was present on their premises and required repairs and alterations to their properties. Legacy Sports Barbershop LLC v. Cont'l Cas. Co ., 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 102545 (N. D. Ill. June 1, 2021).      Plaintiffs operated a barbershop, barbering school and hair salon. They were insured by Continental. Plaintiffs alleged that the presence of COVID-19 required that they install a new air filtration system, build a ne...
Tags: Insurance, Continental, Tred Eyerly, Business Interruption, First Party Insurance, COVID-19, Legacy Sports Barbershop LLC, Cont l Cas Co, Continental Plaintiffs, Business Income and Civil Authority, Continental Plaintiff

Life-saving free train travel offered to domestic abuse victims in the UK

A pioneering railway scheme in the UK is helping domestic violence victims to escape their abusers by providing them with free travel to reach refuge The post Life-saving free train travel offered to domestic abuse victims in the UK appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: UK, Children, Women, Society, World, Community, Violence, Gender Equality, Domestic Abuse, The Independent, Openaccess, Top Six, COVID-19, Gender-based Violence, National Shelter Movement of South Africa, Towards Equality

Texas hospital just lost 153 employees who refuse to get a Covid-19 shot

Houston Methodist Hospital just lost 153 employees who refused to get vaccinated against Covid-19 even though they were working around sick, vulnerable people. Some of the anti-vaxxers were fired while others quit after a federal judge "dismissed a lawsuit by 117 hospital employees," according to NBC. — Read the rest
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Trump joked that he hoped COVID-19 'takes out' former national security advisor John Bolton, book says

US President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with senior military leaders at the White House in Washington, DC, on April 9, 2018. NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images Donald Trump joked about a former aide dying from COVID-19, a new book said. "John Bolton, Hopefully COVID takes out John," said Trump according to Axios. The book, "Nightmare Scenario," described Trump's faltering response to the pandemic. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former President Donald Trump jo...
Tags: Politics, Washington Post, White House, US, Trends, NEC, Washington Dc, News UK, John, Department Of Justice, Bolton, Donald Trump, Trump, Larry, John Bolton, Trump White House

Oral submissions to inquiry on local government elections start next week

The hearings will be open to the media and the public, under strict level-three regulations The post Oral submissions to inquiry on local government elections start next week appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Politics, Elections, Democracy, South Africa, Department Of Health, IEC, Dikgang Moseneke, Top Six, Local Government Elections, COVID-19, Electoral Commission Of South Africa, Public Participation, Municipal Elections, Electoral Commission Act, Free And Fair Elections

Education employees queue for Covid jabs, but some may have to wait a little longer

People who have had Covid-19 in the past 30 days or who have had a flu shot in the past 14 days will be vaccinated at a later date The post Education employees queue for Covid jabs, but some may have to wait a little longer appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, South Africa, Schools, Vaccine, Western Cape, Health Department, Angie Motshekga, Johnson & Johnson, Top Six, Third Wave, Basic Education Department, Coronavirus, South Africa (country, COVID-19, Richard Lessells, Vaccine Roll-out

China increased its threshold for herd immunity from 70% vaccinated to 85% as the efficacy of its shots comes into question

A health worker prepares a Sinovac vaccine dose in Manila, the Philippines Ted Aljibe/Getty Images 80 to 85% of people will need to be vaccinated to reach herd immunity in China, a top Chinese expert said. China previously said herd immunity would be reached at 70%. It comes as real-world data is raising questions about the efficacy of Chinese vaccines. See more stories on Insider's business page. China will likely have to fully vaccinate 80 to 85% of its population to reach herd immu...
Tags: Science, China, Trends, New York Times, News UK, Who, Vaccine, South China Morning Post, Shao, MANILA The Philippines, Sinovac, China Center for Disease Control and Prevention, COVID-19, COVID, Marianne Guenot, Shao Yiming

Delta variant rates doubled in the US in 2 weeks, Fauci said: from 9.9% to 20.6%. It could derail the US COVID-19 recovery.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, speaking on June 22, 2021 The White House The Delta variant is the "greatest threat" to US COVID-19 efforts, Dr. Anthony Fauci said Tuesday. He said its prevalence in the US doubled within 2 weeks, a worrying sign. The variant is more transmissible and dangerous than other types of the coronavirus. See more stories on Insider's business page. The proportion of Delta variant coronavirus cases in the US doubled in two weeks, Dr. Anthony Fauci said on Tuesday.Speaking a...
Tags: UK, Science, Cdc, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, News UK, Delta, World Health Organization, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Johnson, Anthony Fauci, Variant, Fauci

Morgan Stanley plans to block unvaccinated employees and guests from entering its New York offices

Morgan Stanley is requiring employees and clients entering its New York offices to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Mario Tama/Getty Images Morgan Stanley will require a COVID-19 vaccine for entry at its NY offices, Financial Times said. Once the policy goes into effect July 12, all unvaccinated employees will lose building access. The bank has already implemented "vaccine-only" work areas, FT reported. See more stories on Insider's business page. Morgan Stanley plans to block all...
Tags: New York, News, Finance, New York City, Trends, Markets, Vaccine, Morgan Stanley, Financial Times, Pandemic, COVID-19, COVID, Tyler Sonnemaker, Vaccine Passports, Mario Tama Getty Images Morgan Stanley, Westchester Morgan Stanley

Records Show Nearly 900 Secret Service Employees Got COVID

Almost 900 Secret Service employees tested positive for COVID-19 during the year since the pandemic hit the United States, according to public records published Tuesday.  [Author: Matt Shuham]
Tags: News, White House, United States, Secret Service, Donald Trump, Walter Reed, Matt Shuham, COVID-19

US will likely miss Biden's July 4 COVID-19 goal of having 70% of adults vaccinated, White House says

Dado Ruvic/Reuters The country will likely miss Biden's goal of having 70% of adults partially vaccinated by July 4. The White House made the announcement on Tuesday. Press secretary Jen Psaki said the goal will likely be achieved a couple weeks after July 4. See more stories on Insider's business page. The United States will probably miss President Joe Biden's goal of getting at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose into the arms of 70% of adults by July 4, the White House said Tue...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, New York Times, Vaccine, Vaccines, Biden, Reuters, Dado Ruvic, Jeff Zients, Jen Psaki

Progressive Democrats call on Biden and the CDC to extend eviction moratorium which expires next week

Usher speaks with Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., second from left, and Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., second from right, as they arrive for an event to mark the passage of the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act, in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, June 17, 2021, in Washington. AP Photo/Evan Vucci A group of House Democrats called on Biden and the CDC to extend a federal eviction moratorium. "It is an urgent matter of health, racial, and economic justice," they wrote in a letter...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, California, Cdc, Housing, Washington, White House, Massachusetts, Trends, Joe Biden, Democrats, Missouri, House, Rent, Evictions

Gauteng health system is heading for catastrophe

While officials remain entangled in bureaucratic knots, clinicians warn that the continued closure of the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital risks a ‘humanitarian disaster’ The post Gauteng health system is heading for catastrophe appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, South Africa, Gauteng, Openaccess, Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital, Top Six, Third Wave, Health System, Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital, Coronavirus, South African Military Health Service, COVID-19, Covid-19 Vaccine

Nearly 900 Secret Service agents got COVID-19, according to newly released government records

Secret Service agents watch the crowd as President Donald Trump addresses supporters during a campaign rally at the Ocala International Airport, Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, in Ocala, Fla. Phelan M. Ebenhack/AP Photo 881 Secret Service agents got COVID-19 during the first year of the pandemic, records show. It's not clear who the agents were or whom they were assigned to protect. But CREW, which obtained the records, emphasized the risks Trump placed on agents last year. See more stories on ...
Tags: Politics, News, US, Trends, Washington Dc, Secret Service, Donald Trump, Stanford University, Trump, Crew, Mike Pence, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, John Haltiwanger, COVID-19, COVID, Ocala International Airport

Healthcare startups are driving a takeover boom

Hi, Morning, and welcome to Insider Healthcare. I'm Allison DeAngelis, and today in healthcare news:A top analyst explains what's driving a banner year of healthcare consolidation.Digital therapeutics firm Pear is going public in a $1.6 billion SPAC deal.WHO's top scientist isn't sold on booster shots, yet.If you're new to this newsletter, sign up here. If you've got biotech/pharmaceutical industry tips, email me at [email protected] or tweet @ADeAngelis_bio. Now, le...
Tags: India, Digital, US, Trends, Healthcare, Who, Fda, Nevada, Anthony Fauci, WSJ, Mount Sinai, Pear, Icahn, SPAC, Milton, Hyatt Regency

THE 600-WORD INTERVIEW: The guy who saved, and just helped Biden get 150 million Americans vaccinated, explains why we shouldn't just pay people to take the vaccine

Andy Slavitt, the head of President Biden's vaccine rollout and former administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Shari L. Gross/Star Tribune/Getty Images Andy Slavitt saved, ran Medicare and Medicaid, and headed up Biden's vaccine rollout. He says vaccine-hesitant people don't want to hear from the government. He says we can prevent pandemics if we're less selfish and don't politicize the science. See more stories on Insider's b...
Tags: Politics, Science, Trends, Joe Biden, Healthcare, Medicare, Fda, Vaccines, Biden, Donald Trump, Medicaid, Trump, Centers for Medicare, Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services, Andy Slavitt

Vaccine technology transfer hub a win for South Africa

The first batch of locally manufactured jabs could be expected in the next nine to 12 months The post Vaccine technology transfer hub a win for South Africa appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, Africa, South Africa, World Health Organisation, Vaccines, Trips, Cyril Ramaphosa, Top Six, Coronavirus, COVID-19, National Institute of Communicable Diseases, Biovac, Afrigen, mRNA-technology, Vaccine Technology Hub

[VIDEO] Keep calm & jab on: These numbers will boost your faith in Covid-19 vaccines

Allergic reactions, unusual blood clots and heart inflammation have all been linked to Covid vaccines. But most people won’t experience these severe reactions. Watch this easy explainer The post [VIDEO] Keep calm & jab on: These numbers will boost your faith in Covid-19 vaccines appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, South Africa, Vaccines, Openaccess, Top Six, Anaphylaxis, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Covid-19 Vaccine, Myocarditis, Thrombosis

Facts and figures: Global domestic violence numbers

“Every day, on average, 137 women are killed by a member of their own family,” said Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Under-Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director, in a statement released in March last year. These appalling figures are just one of the many consequences of gender-based violence and abuse, namely domestic abuse, which is defined as a pattern of behavior in any relationship that is used to gain or maintain power and control over an intimate partner The post Facts and figures:...
Tags: Domestic Violence, Rape, Un, National, Sexual Abuse, Gender Equality, Female Genital Mutilation, Unicef, UN Women, Child marriage, Openaccess, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Top Six, Sexual Violence, Femicide, Physical Violence

Report: Trump Suggested Sending American COVID Victims To Guantanamo Early In Pandemic

Then-President Donald Trump offered a horrifying solution to the burgeoning COVID-19 infections among American tourists returning to the country in February last year, according to the Washington Post. [Author: Cristina Cabrera]
Tags: News, Washington Post, Donald Trump, Trump, Cristina Cabrera, COVID-19

The Allure Of Toxic Productivity

Toxic productivity occurs when we try to schedule the maximum amount of output for every minute of our day.
Tags: Technology, Law, In-House Counsel, Olga V. Mack, Coronavirus, COVID-19

NEXT Renewable Fuels sees Oregon facility coming online in 2024

In Oregon, Columbia County Spotlight reports that following a leadership change and delays due to COVID-19, the planned NEXT Renewable Fuels facility near Clatskanie is expected to be operational in 2024, rather than in late 2021 or early 2022 as originally expected. The company is now under the leadership of a former board member who took over when the previous was arrested last year in Texas on child sex abuse charges. The project’s budget has nearly doubled as a result of the delays.
Tags: Texas, Oregon, Clatskanie, Fuels, NEXT Renewable Fuels, COVID-19, Oregon Columbia County

DMV Offers Free Real ID Upgrade To Californians Who Renewed Licenses By Mail During Pandemic

Californians who renewed driver's licenses or ID cards during the COVID-19 pandemic are eligible to upgrade to Real ID cards for free, the Department of Motor Vehicles announced Monday.
Tags: News, California, DMV, California Dmv, Real Id, Department of Motor Vehicles, COVID-19

Italy reopens borders to U.S. tourists June 21: Entry Requirements

Italy has reopened its borders for tourism, effective June 21, 2021. United States and Canadian citizens are among those allowed in. The official government websites have not yet been updated, but our Universal Aviation Italy office has confirmed the details. Here’s what you need to know: Italy entry requirements for travelers from the United States, Canada & Japan and C List countries Effective June 21, 2021, Travelers from the United States, Canada, Japan and C List countries (see li...
Tags: Milan, Rome, United States, United Kingdom, Italy, Netherlands, Aviation, Faroe Islands, Venice, Sri Lanka, Azores, North Ireland, United States Canada Japan, Antigen, U S Canada Japan, Poland Portugal

Celebrity Cruises CEO says people are itching to blow tons of money on casinos, massages, and other thrills: 'They just want to enjoy themselves'

Celebrity Cruises' Celebrity Reflection ship. Celebrity Cruises Celebrity Cruises CEO Lisa Lutoff-Perlo said many travelers are eager to shell out extra cash. During the pandemic, Americans saved $1.6 trillion and now many are looking to vacation. Despite bad press surrounding cruises, several trips have sold out within days of being announced. See more stories on Insider's business page. Celebrity Cruises CEO Lisa Lutoff-Perlo said many people who were cooped up during the pandemi...
Tags: Transportation, News, Celebrity, US, Trends, Economy, Cruise, Boats, Retail, Silversea, Vrbo, Oceania, St Maarten, Commerce Department, Celebrity Cruises, Lutoff Perlo

'We'll all be dead by June!': Jared Kushner screamed at a health official after hearing about delayed mask shipments, according to new book

Senior Advisor to the President Jared Kushner. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Kushner reportedly grew so frustrated at news over mask shipments last year that he threw his pen at the wall. "You f---ing moron," Kushner reportedly yelled at a health official. "We'll all be dead by June!" The scene was detailed in a forthcoming book by two Washington Post reporters. See more stories on Insider's business page. Jared Kushner lashed out at a public health official when he learned in late Mar...
Tags: Politics, News, Guantanamo, Washington Post, White House, Masks, US, Trends, Donald Trump, The Washington Post, Trump, HHS, Health and Human Services Department, Yasmeen Abutaleb, Mark Meadows, Kushner

Oxygen supplies in Gauteng remain stable amid third wave

More than 1 500 patients in Gauteng are currently on oxygen assistance The post Oxygen supplies in Gauteng remain stable amid third wave appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, South Africa, Gauteng, Department Of Health, Cyril Ramaphosa, Top Six, Third Wave, Zweli Mkhize, Coronavirus, South Africa (country, COVID-19, Covid-19 Vaccine, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, Kwara Kekana, Vaccine Roll-out, Nomathemba Mokgethi

Education sector prepares for mass vaccination drive to beat J&J jab expiry date

More than half a million basic education-sector workers are set to receive the vaccination in the next two weeks The post Education sector prepares for mass vaccination drive to beat J&J jab expiry date appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, South Africa, Schools, Vaccine, Health Department, Angie Motshekga, Johnson & Johnson, Top Six, Third Wave, Teachers Unions, Basic Education Department, Coronavirus, COVID-19, South African Democratic Teachers Union, National Teachers’ Union, Vaccine Roll-out

Fauci pushes back against the 'craziness' of attacks on his evolving pandemic response, saying 'that's the way science works'

Dr. Anthony Fauci in Washington, DC, on February 25, 2021. Saul Loeb /AFP via Getty Images Dr. Anthony Fauci pushed back against attacks on his evolving response to the pandemic, Axios reported. Fauci said attacks on his shifting positions are "actually criticizing science." Fauci has become a frequent punching bag among right-wing media and politicians. See more stories on Insider's business page. Dr. Anthony Fauci is pushing back more pointedly against attacks criticizing his evolvin...
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