Tag Archives: COVID-19

Is it safe to travel if I’m vaccinated and recovered from Covid

Millions of people are now vaccinated, boosted and newly recovered from Covid-19 infections caused by the omicron variant. They have what some outside the medical community have labeled “super immunity.” And many are ready to see the world again. Though the term carries an air of invincibility, medical experts disagree …

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4-day workweek was cure for employee burnout at Primary online

Primary co-founders and co-CEOs Cristina Carbonell and Galyn Bernard shifted the online children’s clothing retailer to a four-day workweek during the pandemic and have no plans to go back to the longer week. Courtesy: Primary Millions of Americans are quitting their jobs and rethinking what they want when it comes …

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European countries scrap Covid rules despite warnings it’s too soon

A pedestrian zone in Oslo on Feb. 2, 2022, after Norway scrapped most of its Covid restrictions. Terje Pedersen | NTB | AFP | Getty Images LONDON — Several European countries are scrapping Covid regulations, despite the WHO urging governments to “protect their people using every tool in the toolkit.” …

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Australia, New Zealand, Bali, Malaysia, Philippines reopen for travel

Another day — another border reopens.       In the past two weeks, a slew of countries announced plans to reopen or relax border restrictions. This includes places that have maintained some of the strictest pandemic-related border controls in the world.  The announcements come on the heels of a record-setting period …

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Financial anxiety is high. Why financial planners may miss the signs

The Covid-19 pandemic has made it difficult for people to answer big questions about their futures, and many financial planners are underestimating the financial anxiety that is causing, according to a survey. A majority of financial planning clients — 71% — report experiencing financial anxiety at least half of the …

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New York state lifts indoor mask mandate as surge in omicron cases subsides

New York is dropping its strict indoor mask mandate as Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to fall across the state, Gov. Kathy Hochul said Wednesday. Hochul doesn’t plan to renew the health measure, which expires Thursday. It has required businesses to ensure customers were fully vaccinated or wear masks indoors …

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Johnson & Johnson plant pauses Covid vaccine production, report says

Syringes and a box of Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Paul Hennessy | SOPA Images | LightRocket | Getty Images The only Johnson & Johnson facility currently making usable batches of the company’s single-shot coronavirus vaccine has temporarily halted its production, a new report said Tuesday. The Netherlands-based plant has instead …

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Harvard medical professor says it’s time to move on from pandemic

It’s time to let the young, healthy and “anyone who wants to move on” from the pandemic do so, said Dr. Stefanos Kales, a professor at Harvard Medical School. In a paper posted on LinkedIn last month, Kales said that for the majority of children and adults, “Covid-19 is not …

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These countries have the lowest Covid vaccination rates in the world

A healthcare worker administers a Covid-19 vaccine to a woman in Johannesburg, South Africa, December 04, 2021. Sumaya Hisham | Reuters Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Haiti are the least vaccinated countries in the world against Covid-19, data has shown. Just 0.05% of Burundi’s population has received at …

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Covid will never become an endemic virus, scientist warns

JaruekChairak | iStock | Getty Images Covid-19 will never become an endemic illness and will always behave like an epidemic virus, an expert in biosecurity has warned. Raina MacIntyre, a professor of global biosecurity at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, told CNBC that although endemic disease can …

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