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Now you can order a third round of free test kits from COVIDTests.gov

The USPS has opened up a third round of orders for free COVID-19 tests. Even better, orders now come with eight tests instead of four. The US Postal...

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FDA: fluvoxamine doesn’t treat COVID-19 — and here’s 27 pages why

The FDA released a document with information about its decision to not authorize fluvoxamine to treat COVID-19. It’s unusual for the agency to...

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Amazon ends its PTO policy for workers with COVID-19

Amazon is ending a policy that allowed workers to get seven days of paid time off if they tested positive for COVID-19. Workers will now get up to...

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A warming world gives viruses more chances to hitchhike from species to species

New research warns that climate change could make it easier for viruses to leap from one species to another. That ultimately puts humans at greater...

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CDC launches new infectious disease forecasting center

The Center for Forecasting and Outbreak Analytics is like a weather service for disease, and will help the CDC use data and modeling to make...

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Uber, Amtrak, airlines drop mask requirements after judge strikes down rule

Many transportation providers, including Uber, Amtrak, and all three major airlines, said that masks would no longer be required for employees and...

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Judge says masks can’t be required on planes and trains

A federal judge ruled that the CDC did not have the authority to issue a mask mandate for planes and public transportation. COVID-19 cases are going...

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Mask mandate for air travel and public transportation is extended again

The mask mandate for air travel and public transportation will be extended until May 3rd, the CDC said. The mandate was previously scheduled to...

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Riot Games reportedly drops masking and vaccination requirements ahead of return-to-office order

Riot Games, developer of League of Legends and Teamfight Tactics, is initiating a return-to-office order while also dropping mandatory masking and...

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Tesla’s Shanghai factory stays closed as COVID restrictions remain in place

Tesla’s Shanghai factory will stay closed on Monday, April 4th as COVID-related restrictions stay in place. The factory has been closed since March...

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The White House has launched a new COVID-19 information site, COVID.gov

The Biden administration has launched COVID.gov, a website that contains information and local resources for COVID-19. The Biden administration has...

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FDA authorizes second COVID-19 vaccine booster for vulnerable groups

The FDA says people over 50 or who are immunocompromised can get a second booster shot of the Pfizer / BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines. The US...

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The CDC is still trying to fix its data problem

The CDC’s Data Modernization Initiative will try to connect state and local data systems to the federal level, Politico reported. The US has...

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Foxconn’s Shenzhen factories resume operations after lockdown

Foxconn, the world’s biggest contract manufacturer of electronics, says it’s "basically" resumed normal operations in Shenzhen after a...

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National wastewater monitoring system only has buy-in from a handful of states

The CDC’s national wastewater tracking system, which collects data on coronavirus levels to monitor the virus’ spread, only gets data from a...

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Biden administration extends mask mandate for airplanes and public transportation

The White House extended the mask mandate for people traveling on airplanes or public transportation. The requirement was set to expire on March 18th...

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Apple CEO Tim Cook tells employees the return to offices will begin on April 11th

Apple’s planned hybrid work model that will have employees working flexibly two days a week and in office the other three days will begin phasing...

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Twitter’s CEO says employees can return to the office starting March 15th

Twitter has announced its return to office plans and says it’ll open up its buildings and resume work travel on March 15th. The company’s new CEO...

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PSA: You can order a second round of free COVID tests starting next week

You’ll be able to order a second round of free COVID-19 tests from the government starting next week, as the US government is increasing the order...

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Google will no longer require US employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19

Google is no longer requiring its US-based workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19, according to CNBC. The company is also relaxing COVID-19...

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Microsoft will fully reopen its headquarters at the end of February

Microsoft plans to fully reopen its offices in Washington state, where it is headquartered, on February 28th. Its Bay Area offices will also reopen...

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The Canadian anti-vaccine mandate protests are causing automakers to cut production

Major automakers are cutting shifts and idling plants in response to the anti-vaccine mandate protests that have rocked Canada. The protesters have...

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The anti-vaxx Canadian truckers want to talk to you about Bitcoin

A press conference by the Freedom Convoy, a group of anti-vaxx Canadian truckers, devolved into a presentation about Bitcoin, confusing some of the...

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CDC launches wastewater tool to help show COVID-19 trends

The Centers for Disease Control has launched the National Wastewater Surveillance System to help track trends of the COVID-19 through community...

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Here’s how you can get Universal Travel Pass if you are fully vaccinated

By scanning the QR code present in this pass, all the details related to the person concerned are obtained. This pass will provide a convenient...

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Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine gets full FDA approval

Moderna has full FDA approval for its COVID-19 vaccine, which is marketed under the brand name Spikevax. It’s already been administered for a year...

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Spotify finally responds to Joe Rogan controversy with a plan to label podcasts that discuss COVID-19

Spotify has faced pushback from doctors, scientists, artists like Neil Young and Joni Mitchell. and some employees over Joe Rogan and his views on...

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Moderna starts trial of an omicron-specific COVID-19 vaccine

Moderna joined Pfizer / BioNTech in launching a clinical trial of an omicron-specific COVID-19 vaccine. The booster will be tested in around 600...

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