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Public Health Systems Still Aren’t Ready for the Next Pandemic

Like public health officials everywhere, Dr. Jeffrey Duchin marvels at the miraculous production of highly effective vaccines against COVID-19 in mere months. But Duchin, head of public health in Seattle and King County, Washington, doesn’t dwell on the only triumph of the pandemic response. Instead, he quickly pivots to the huge deficiencies plaguing the rollout …

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Rhode Island receives $8 million in grants to aid the homeless | Covid-19

Rhode Island is getting more than $8 million in federal grants for homeless assistance programs. The funds administered by the Department of Housing and Urban Development will support 33 homeless assistance projects around the state. “A safe place to live is one of the most effective forms of PPE, but too many Americans are without …

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JPMorgan to BofA See Scope for Longer South African Stock Rally

South African stocks have made their best start to the year since 2012, even after last-week’s pull-back, and JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Bank of America are among those predicting further gains. A global appetite for riskier assets has propelled emerging market inflows and the Johannesburg exchange is set to benefit from its heavy weighting …

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GOP lawmakers urge Biden to meet with them on virus relief

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has agreed to meet a group of 10 Republican senators who have proposed spending about one-third of the $1.9 trillion he is seeking in coronavirus aid, though congressional Democrats are poised to move ahead without Republican support. Sunday’s invitation to the White House came hours after the lawmakers sent …

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Myanmar Leader Aung San Suu Kyi, Others Detained by Military | Voice of America

Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi and a number of other ruling party officials were detained Monday, a spokesperson said. Aung San Suu Kyi and Prime Minister Win Myint were taken early Monday, said the spokesman for the ruling party, National League for Democracy. “I want to tell our people not to respond …

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Super Bowl 2021 ads: Bud Light and Tide commercials lead the pack so far

Pringles went with a space theme for its 2021 Super Bowl ad. Video screenshot by Amanda Kooser/CNET There won’t be any Budweiser Clydesdale horses booping noses with puppies during Super Bowl LV on Sunday, Feb. 7.  The competitive, high-stakes ad landscape is looking a little different this year as big names like Budweiser, Pepsi and …

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Inside Housing – News – Waking watch fund targeted towards eight cities, government reveals

A £30m fund to help buildings with dangerous cladding replace costly waking watches with alarms will be targeted towards six cities, the government revealed today.  The majority of the waking watch fund will be spent in eight cities, the government has said today (pictute: Getty) Sharelines A £30m fund to help buildings with dangerous cladding …

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The Frontier: How the CARES Act forgot Oklahoma’s most vulnerable hospitals | Covid-19

A federal economic relief package passed by Congress in March promised to provide a lifeline for hospitals, particularly those in rural communities where many facilities struggled to survive even before the coronavirus pandemic. But over the past 10 months, the distribution of more than $100 billion in CARES Act funding for health care providers has …

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