Tag Archives: Social issues

Prince Andrew ends St. Andrews golf membership

Prince Andrew tees off at the 18th hole at St. Andrews in Scotland, October, 1994. Stephen Munday | Getty Images CNBC Politics Read more of CNBC’s politics coverage: The prince was a friend of the late money manager Epstein, who has been accused of sexually assaulting and abusing dozens of …

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How the U.S. is trying to fix its at-home Covid testing problem

The latest Covid-19 wave during the busy holiday travel season caught the U.S. flat-footed when it came to one key tool in its pandemic-fighting arsenal: at-home rapid tests. “In the United States, we haven’t had federal guidance on how to make testing a regular part of your daily life or …

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How to get free at-home Covid tests with your health insurance

luza studios | E+ | Getty Images Private health insurers are rolling out their procedures for people to get their at-home Covid tests at little to no charge. The Biden administration announced the policy toward the end of last year ordering insurers to reimburse those they cover for the tests, …

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Judge blocks mandate for federal workers

U.S. President Joe Biden speaks in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021. Al Drago | Bloomberg | Getty Images A U.S. judge in Texas on Friday blocked the Biden administration from enforcing an executive order requiring federal employees to be vaccinated against …

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Singapore will extend Covid booster program to teens aged 12 to 17

Students in protective masks engage in extracurricular activity in school on Jan. 6, 2022 in Singapore. Suhaimi Abdullah | NurPhoto | Getty Images Separately, Singapore shortened the isolation period for children under 12 and vaccinated people who test positive for Covid from 10 days to 7 days. The country’s National …

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Covid has strained couples, families

A couple wearing face masks cry for a Covid-19 victim in Argentina. SOPA Images | LightRocket | Getty Images The Covid-19 pandemic has taken an immense emotional toll on humankind, with people around the world dealing with the tragic loss of loved ones and heightened everyday pressures that have come …

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Antibiotic-resistant infections are killing millions, scientists say in Lancet study

MRSA bacteria DTKUTOO | Getty Images Drug-resistant bacteria killed almost 1.3 million people in 2019, scientists have estimated — more than either HIV or malaria. Researchers also estimated that antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections played some role in 4.95 million deaths in the same year. The findings of the study — which …

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Omicron is milder, but scientists say it’s still too soon to relax

A sign reminding riders to wear a face mask to prevent the spread of Covid-19 appears on a bus on First Street outside the U.S. Capitol on Monday, January 10, 2022. Tom Williams | CQ-Roll Call, Inc. | Getty Images Infectious disease experts have warned that it’s too soon for …

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Obamacare enrollment hits record high after Biden makes changes

What a difference a new president makes. Enrollment in Obamacare health insurance plans has hit a record high this season, a clear, if rare, policy victory for President Joe Biden in his first full year in office. The big surge came amid boosted financial assistance for enrollments, a wider window …

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Obamacare enrollment hits record high under

What a difference a new president makes. Enrollment in Obamacare health insurance plans has hit a record high this season, a clear, if rare, policy victory for President Joe Biden in his first full year in office. The big surge came in the wake of boosted financial assistance for enrollments, …

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