Trump said he ‘listened’ to Fauci on how to handle the coronavirus pandemic but ‘didn’t do what he said’

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[ad_1] President Donald Trump at the White House on November 20. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images Former President Donald Trump said he ignored Dr. Anthony Fauci’s advice on handling the pandemic. “I listened to him, but I didn’t do what he said,” Trump said in a new podcast interview. Trump and Fauci often disagreed over … Read more

COVID-19 vaccines appear to cause sharp drop in infections in groups of American, Israeli health-care workers

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[ad_1] National Review Columbia University’s Ultra-Woke Idea: Segregated Graduation Ceremonies Last week, Columbia University, where I am currently a junior, made national headlines over commencement ceremonies demarcated by race, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status. Such multicultural ceremonies have a history at many schools, but Columbia’s was apparently the one to receive nationwide media attention. Though … Read more

This country is the happiest in the world, even during COVID-19

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[ad_1] Despite the challenges and uncertainty created by the coronavirus pandemic over the last year, Finland has maintained its status as the happiest country in the world. That’s according to the 2021 World Happiness Report, which was released on Friday. Among the top 10 happiest countries, nine were European.  Following Finland, in order, were Denmark, Switzerland, Iceland, the Netherlands, Norway, … Read more

20 Utah schools reopened when COVID-19 rates were soaring, but only saw 5 new cases. Here’s how they protected students and teachers.

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[ad_1] Elementary school students walk to classes to begin their school day in Godley, Texas, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020. LM Otero/AP Images Only 5 school-associated COVID-19 cases were detected among students and teachers exposed and tested across 20 schools in the district. The rare school-associated infections were attributed to poor mask usage or close lunch … Read more

Coronavirus variants from California now ‘of concern,’ CDC says. What does that mean?

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[ad_1] Two coronavirus variants first discovered in California have advanced to “variants of concern,” according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The agency updated its website Tuesday, adding that the new versions — called B.1.427 and B.1.429 — are more contagious, more capable of evading some COVID-19 therapies, and moderately more resistant to … Read more

Tanzania’s COVID-19-denying president, John Magufuli, dead at 61

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[ad_1] Tanzania’s COVID-denying president died this week, prompting an opposition leader to call his death amid the pandemic, “poetic justice.”  President John Magufuli was 61. “Our beloved president passed on,” the East African nation’s Vice President, Samia Suluhu Hassan, said on national television late Wednesday as she announced flags to be flown at half-mast for … Read more