Monday, January 30, 2023

Alexander Nazaryan

White House pleads for new coronavirus funds: 'We need this money'

WASHINGTON — A lack of new congressional funding could imperil the nation’s ability to respond to future coronavirus waves, the White House warned on Tuesday, even as prospects for passage of its $15.6 billion pandemic-response request appeared to be...

Florida contradicts CDC, says healthy children should not get COVID vaccine

WASHINGTON — Florida’s top health official said Monday that he would recommend healthy children not receive the coronavirus vaccine, contradicting both medical expertise and the recommendation of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Dr. Joseph Ladapo, the state’s controversial...

Biden urges return to office

WASHINGTON — For the second time in a week, President Biden on Friday urged for an end to remote work, framing the much-delayed return to the office for millions of white-collar workers as necessary for the United States to...

'Please take them off': DeSantis scolds students for wearing face masks

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, one of the nation’s most prominent opponents of coronavirus restrictions, lashed out at a group of students attending a cybersecurity event for wearing face coverings on Wednesday.“You do not have to wear those masks,” DeSantis...

Are we really done with masking?

COVID-19 updates: View latest newsWASHINGTON — When a teacher in Las Vegas told her students last month that they no longer had to wear masks in keeping with the state’s new rules, the classroom erupted in cheers. Mask mandates...

Is Colorado getting COVID right?

WASHINGTON — Since almost the beginning of the pandemic, states have vied for the status of being the one that got the coronavirus response right. There was New York, with its intense lockdowns, followed by Florida’s edgy disregard for...

CDC pleads for caution, but governors may be done listening

WASHINGTON — Caught seemingly off guard by the rapidity with which Democratic elected officials in states on both coasts have rolled back pandemic restrictions in recent days, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Rochelle Walensky urged continued caution...

Teachers' union leader signals willingness for masks to come off: 'No one wants masks in schools'

WASHINGTON — The debate over whether children need to wear face masks in classrooms to prevent the spread of the coronavirus took a new turn on Tuesday, with Randi Weingarten, head of the influential American Federation of Teachers, indicating...

The school culture wars turn to mask mandates

WASHINGTON — New Jersey became the latest state to lift school mask mandates on Monday, as Democrats continue to struggle over how to keep schools open, adhere to scientific guidance and allay a base that remains in favor of...

CDC: 'We know people are anxious' to return to pre-pandemic life

WASHINGTON — Asked at a Wednesday briefing of the White House pandemic response team about when Americans could expect life to return to normal, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Rochelle Walensky offered a somewhat cryptic but revealing...

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