Birx, the White House coronavirus response coordinator, said that travelers “have to assume that you were exposed and you became infected and you really need to get tested in the next week.” She urged that travelers avoid anyone in their family over 65 or with underlying illnesses.The drugmaker Moderna said it would apply on Monday to the Food and Drug Administration to authorize its coronavirus vaccine for emergency use.Moderna’s application is based on data that it also announced on Monday, showing that its vaccine is 94.1 percent effective, and that its study of 30,000 people has met the scientific criteria needed to determine whether the vaccine works.
Each person requires two doses, administered a month apart, so 20 million doses will be enough for 10 million people.Moderna is the second vaccine maker to apply for emergency use authorization; Pfizer submitted its application on Nov.
Pfizer has said it can produce up to 50 million doses this year, with about half going to the United States.The first shots of the two vaccines are likely to go to certain groups, including health care workers, essential workers like police officers, people in other critical industries and employees and residents in nursing homes.While some in the creative community on TikTok joke about the coronavirus vaccine or tease people who are part of the anti-vaccine movement, scientists and coronavirus vaccine participants are hoping to be a source to fight misinformation on the app.He has since posted many videos addressing the coronavirus, including updates on vaccines, mink infected with the coronavirus and how some people with the virus can lose their sense of taste and smell.
The videos, he said, have left him vulnerable to harassment from people against vaccines and masks.“While people may appreciate them, they’re not going to go viral,” he said about his videos.Ashley Locke, 29, from Nashville, said she posted about her experience as a participant in AstraZeneca’s trial to document a journey in her life, but didn’t expect the more than two million views it has gotten, or the thousands of questions and comments.But with all that, she said, she isn’t always successful in demystifying the vaccine.“There are some people that are really out there that are convinced that it’s a microchip,” she said.With New York City’s unemployment rate at 13.2 percent, many people have turned to working for food delivery apps like DoorDash, Uber Eats and Grubhub, which have seen huge demand from customers.
Advocacy groups estimate that there were roughly 50,000 delivery workers before the pandemic — a number they say has grown exponentially.DoorDash and Uber said they had provided extra help to delivery drivers during the pandemic, including offering sick pay to those who were infected.
DoorDash, the nation’s largest food delivery app, said it provided access to low-cost telemedicine appointments.DoorDash also said it had changed its pay model, which came under fire last year after it was revealed that tips were being used to subsidize its payments to workers.
The company recently reached a $2.5 million settlement with prosecutors in Washington, D.C., after being accused of misleading consumers over how it tipped its workers.
The work can be convenient for people supplementing a main source of income, but a struggle for those who depend on it as a primary job, advocates for the workers said.Speaking to the local news media, the students — some of who had become stranded while visiting family overseas — said they felt lucky to return to Australia, which is beginning to reopen as states eliminate, or come close to eliminating, the spread of the coronavirus.Many teachers said they had also become impromptu social workers for their students, directing them to food banks, acting as grief counselors for those who had family members die of Covid-19 and helping pupils work through their anxiety, depression and isolation
Often, the teachers said, their concern for their students came at a cost to themselves
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