Coronavirus

Employees call move to force teachers, students back to classrooms amid pandemic 'heartless'

The head of Chicago Public Schools says teachers who don’t show up for in-person learning next week will not be paid — a threat one teacher calls “heartless.”
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Principal fills in as school bus driver during COVID-19 shortages: 'You help where you need to'

One principal is wearing many hats amid the coronavirus pandemic to maintain a sense of normalcy for her students. With a shortage of school bus drivers, Janet Throgmorton volunteered to drive her students home. Read more now.
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New app helps you social distance and avoid crowds

The first app that encourages social distancing has arrived. On Friday, Tripadvisor announced Crowdfree, a platform to help users social distance while traveling and sight-seeing. Read more now.
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States encouraged to vaccinate low-risk people with unused doses sitting in freezers: HHS

The Secretary of Health and Human Services, Alex Azar, advised states to begin vaccinating lower-priority groups for COVID-19 with vaccine doses that would otherwise sit in the freezer unused. So far, 5.3 million people have been vaccinated.
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Second stimulus check: Delays causing frustration for millions of Americans

Millions of Americans are still waiting on their second stimulus check with no end in sight. Frustrations are running high as many have not been able to get an answer from the IRS.
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Fauci on COVID vaccinations: 'There is light at the end of the tunnel'

The coronavirus pandemic will get worse before it gets better, but vaccinations “will be the real gateway” to a return to normal, Dr. Anthony Fauci told a group of scientists and students Thursday.
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Expert explains why some test positive for COVID after vaccine

There have been several highly publicized cases of people testing positive for the coronavirus even after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine. Dr. Peter Chin-Hong, infectious disease expert with UCSF, says there are several ways this could happen.
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Medical officials investigate death of doctor who received COVID-19 vaccine

The Miami-Dade County Medical Examiner is currently investigating a Florida doctor’s death weeks after he received the COVID-19 vaccine. Read the latest details on RADIO.COM.
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UK COVID-19 strain most likely to spread among people in this age group: Study

A new study has shown that the new strain of COVID-9, identified as B.1.1.7 variant, is most likely to spread among people 20 years of age and younger. The new strain is more transmissible than COVID-19, however is still protected with the vaccine.
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Moderna CEO suggests the COVID vaccine will likely protect for ‘couple of years’

Moderna’s CEO is speaking out about the potential immunity offered by the COVID-19 vaccine. Stephane Bancel addressed the lingering question of how long the recently approved vaccine may last. Read the full story on RADIO.COM now.
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