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Top US Health Body Says Schools Can Re-Open, Issues Covid Guidelines

The US health body recommended vaccination for teachers and staff as soon as possible. (Representational) Washington: The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday issued new guidelines urging schools to reopen safely and as soon as possible, while offering a detailed plan for limiting the spread of Covid-19. The strategy emphasizes universal masking, […]

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Donald Trump’s bout with Covid-19 was more serious than acknowledged at the time.

President Donald J. Trump was sicker with Covid-19 in October than publicly acknowledged at the time, with extremely depressed blood oxygen levels at one point and a lung problem associated with pneumonia caused by the coronavirus, according to four people familiar with his condition. His prognosis became so worrisome before he was taken to Walter […]

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Panthers’ offensive roster outlook: Upgrades at QB and OL a priority – Carolina Panthers Blog

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Carolina Panthers coach Matt Rhule didn’t have to think long when asked what Tampa Bay and Kansas City had in common prior to Super Bowl LV. “Elite quarterbacks with really well-invested offensive lines,” Rhule said while coaching at the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama. Quarterback already has been an offseason focus, as […]

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Biden administration steps in to help with the supply chain for N95 masks.

The White House on Thursday stepped into the fragmented market for disposable virus-filtering N95 masks, moving to connect medical supply companies with mask manufacturers who say they are loaded with inventory but can’t find buyers — even in the midst of a pandemic in which doctors and nurses are desperate for the protective gear. President […]

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Former US President Donald Trump’s Defense Team Demands Acquittal In “Unjust” Impeachment Trial

A Trump attorney said the goal of the impeachment case was “cancelling 75 million Trump voters”. (File) Washington: US Senators should acquit Donald Trump, his lawyers said Friday in his impeachment trial for inciting insurrection, arguing that Democrats’ real goal was taking “vengeance” and “canceling” the right-wing populist’s movement. “The article of impeachment now before […]

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White House Suspends Deputy Press Secretary for Threatening Reporter

President Biden and his press department have sought to strike a new tone with the correspondents who endured years of hostility while covering the previous administration. That effort was undercut last month when a deputy White House press secretary, T.J. Ducklo, threatened a Politico journalist who was reporting on his close personal relationship with a […]

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Fritz Pollard Alliance’s Rod Graves — Jacksonville Jaguars’ hiring of Chris Doyle ‘simply unacceptable’

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Fritz Pollard Alliance blasted the Jacksonville Jaguars and head coach Urban Meyer for hiring Chris Doyle, a former strength coach at the University of Iowa who was accused of making racist remarks and belittling and bullying players, to be the team’s director of sports performance. Fritz Pollard Alliance executive director Rod […]

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With new C.D.C. guidance expected, we asked experts whether it’s safe to reopen schools.

President Biden initially pledged to reopen the nation’s schools by his 100th day in office, but the White House has in the past week sought to temper those expectations, setting a reopening benchmark of “the majority of schools” — or 51 percent. That push will hinge on new guidance, expected to be released on Friday […]