United Airlines to begin administering COVID-19 vaccines to employees at O’Hare
United Airlines will begin administering COVID-19 vaccines to eligible employees at O’Hare International Airport on Thursday. Vaccines will be available by appointment at the airline’s health clinic in Terminal 2, according to a letter to employees from Omar Idris, vice president of Chicago-based United’s O’Hare hub. Employees who live or work in Chicago and are at least 65 years old or are members of the flight crew are eligible and were expected to receive information on how to register as early as Tuesday evening, according to the letter. United, which is working with the city of Chicago an...
My worst moment: Malcolm-Jamal Warner and the anxiety of auditions
Malcolm-Jamal Warner stars as a top cardiothoracic surgeon on the Fox medical drama “The Resident,” which returned for its fourth season in January with a flashback to the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. Subsequent episodes, however, take place in the near future, after the vaccine has been widely administered and the immediate dangers of the virus are mostly a thing of the past. “One of the attractions of the show, not just for me but for viewers, is how it unapologetically deals head-on with issues in the medical field,” said Warner. Often the show’s narrative centers around the...
COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy slows race to defang the virus
All eyes are on the nation’s chaotic COVID-19 immunization rollout, as public health officials struggle to outpace the coronavirus and its variants by quickly inoculating those most likely to be hospitalized or die if infected. But in the months ahead, as the vaccine supply chain unkinks, the demand for shots is expected to ebb, leaving public health agencies with a different and perhaps greater challenge — coaxing people who aren’t sure they want a shot to roll up their sleeves. The goal is to reach herd immunity, a widely debated concept that most scientists say can be achieved by vaccinatin...
Editorial: We’re so close to beating COVID-19. Why would Texas Gov. Abbott end mask rule and make it worse?
Before issuing his order to end mask mandates, Gov. Greg Abbott must not have looked at the recent numbers of coronavirus deaths in Texas. Or worse, he did and decided that the 59 deaths reported Monday is good enough. Either way, the governor’s order Tuesday to end the statewide mask mandate and business capacity restrictions is a mistake. Even with recent improvement in COVID-19 case totals, hospitalizations and deaths, the pandemic is not over. Another spike is possible before enough people are vaccinated to finally squelch the disease’s spread, and Abbott’s order makes it more likely we’ll...
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
No. 15 Texas 81, Iowa State 67: One year after injury, Jase Febres ready to contribute again
When an athlete can’t play because of injury, it leads to some lonely days. The mind drifts as your team plays on. Texas guard Jase Febres had arthroscopic knee surgery one year ago. The road back was every bit as challenging mentally as it was physically. “From having to re-learn how to walk, to run, to moving on defense. It’s been a long journey,” Febres said. “This whole journey has been a good one, and it’s built a lot of character for me more than anything.” Tuesday night inside Hilton Coliseum in Ames, Iowa, was the first time since the injury that Febres looked like his old self. The UT...
NY lawmakers to strip Cuomo of emergency COVID-19 powers
ALBANY, N.Y. — New York lawmakers reached an agreement Tuesday to rescind and limit Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s sweeping emergency pandemic powers. With the governor facing swirling scandals related to sexual harassment claims and his administration’s handling of nursing home COVID deaths, legislative leaders said it’s time to restore “checks and balances.” The legislation introduced by Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, D-Yonkers, and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, D-Bronx, will immediately repeal the temporary emergency powers granted to the governor last year, while allowing some execut...
New York Daily News
Pele gets COVID-19 vaccine in Brazil: ‘Today is an unforgettable day’
This time, he received the shot instead of taking it. Pele got his first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine Tuesday in Brazil. “Today is an unforgettable day — I received the vaccine!” the 80-year-old soccer superstar said in an Instagram post. “The pandemic is not over yet. We must keep discipline to preserve lives until many people have taken the vaccine.” The three-time World Cup winner encouraged people to keep wearing masks and social distancing. The New York Cosmos legend has spent the pandemic isolated at his home in Guaruja, 55 miles southeast of downtown Sao Paulo. He suffers from various hea...
New York Daily News
Ask Anna: Is it normal to fantasize about my boyfriend's infidelity?
Dear Anna, My boyfriend took a trip out of state to visit some friends. When he got back home, I noticed a strange woman commenting on and "loving" all of his posts and photos. I asked him if he had slept with her or had done "anything" while on his trip and he said he didn't. I found out that she was in a private Facebook group that he is also in. (I've known he has been a part of the group since meeting him.) The group is a sex-positive group and she and him had a few interactions in the group over the course of three months after his visit that suggested they were conversing in a sexual man...
Tribune News Service
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott lifts COVID-19 mask mandate, allows businesses to open at 100%
FORT WORTH, Texas — Gov. Greg Abbott says it’s time to reopen businesses in Texas and remove the state’s mask mandate. “It is now time to open Texas 100%,” Abbott said in Lubbock, joined by Lubbock business leaders at Montelongo’s Mexican Restaurant. “Everybody who wants to work should have the opportunity. Every business that wants to be open should be open.” Abbott, a Republican, pointed to the state’s “abundance” of personal protective equipment, testing capabilities and antibody therapeutic drugs to treat the virus as reasons why businesses can fully reopen. He also maintained “Texans have...
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
UPS shipping out first batch of Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine
UPS is shipping out its first batch of Johnson & Johnson vaccines Tuesday, now that the single-dose vaccine for the coronavirus has emergency use authorization. Sandy Springs-based UPS said the vaccine packages were being flown from its Worldport air hub in Louisville, Kentucky to sorting facilities in other parts of the country, then loaded onto UPS trucks for delivery starting Tuesday morning. This is the third vaccine UPS is shipping, in addition to the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines authorized since December. UPS and Memphis-based FedEx Express are splitting the shipments of vaccines allocate...
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