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Reinforced armor

The story

The american government rise in power efforts to combat Omicron.

Let’s hear this.

On December 1, the CDC confirmed the first case of the new COVID-19 variant in the United States. Since, Omicron spread… quickly. He is now composing almost three quarters of New coronavirus case in the WE. And earlier this week, officials from Harris County, Texas, reported the first known death of Omicron. Outgoing NIH director says there could soon be 1 million new COVID-19 cases a day – threatening hospital resources and test supplies. Biden administrator adds to the country’s COVID-19 toolkit.

Keep on going.

Yesterday, President Biden said “Happy Holidays, government is providing more testing sites.” First up: NYC, which will get help before Christmas. (Oh and it’s donate $ 100 to those who are boosted.) FEMA will also set up vax clinics to help administer boosters. Then from next month, “You get a free COVID test and you get a free COVID test. “ The government will deliver 500 million home tests to Americans who order them. TBD on details. The government is also ready to deploy 1,000 American troops to help hospitals. And hundreds of millions masks, gloves and other N-95 equipment are on standby for states in need.

What are people saying?

Some health experts say the administrator’s efforts are not aggressive enough. And that the United States is still lagging behind other countries like UK and Germany, which apparently provided billions of tests. Others have reportedly said the administrator could ban plane travel to people who are not fully vaccinated. But Biden said, “It’s not March 2020.” And that vaccines are “the most powerful tools we have.” The FDA could also grant permission at Pfizer and Merck COVID-19 antiviral pills this week – further extend the treatment.

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And also … This

What does not feel grown up …

The United States. * Yesterday, the Census Bureau published estimates that show that the U.S. population only increased by 0.1% between July 1, 2020 and July 1, 2021. For all math enthusiasts: that’s 392,665 people. To put it in perspective: it is the lowest rate since the founding of the nation. Period. And the first time since 1937 that the population has grown by less than a million. COVID-19 is partly to blame, increase in mortality and decrease in international migration. Deaths due to an aging population and declining fertility rates have also played a role. Census Bureau official stated that “the growth of the population has been slow down for years. “Worrisome, as it could affect our workforce later on.

PS: Another reason a number of women don’t have babies is that they don’t want to be parents. Here is an author’s point of view on his choice not to have children.

Who made a deal …

Kellogg workers. * Yesterday, the union representing around 1,400 striking workers said it had ratified a new five year contract with Kellogg Co. In October, workers at four grain plants in the United States quit their jobs after their contracts expired. And negotiations over wages and benefits have stalled. The news also made a splash on TikTok, by supporting the striking workers. Now Kellogg says “we have a deal”. And that the deal offers “immediate” pay increases and “enhanced benefits for all.” .

PS: here is your explanation of unions and how the pandemic affected them.

Who says “if you act out of the line, you will be in line …”

The FAA. Literally. Yesterday, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced its partnership with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). The two will share information about bad behavior from passengers (such as over 5,600 reports this year only) and remove the TSA PreCheck from those on the villain list. Basically, telling them, “You are being punished. “

Who has a message for all his fans …

OnlyFans founder Tim Stokely.

What a day of bones …

Baby Yingliang.

Skimm’d by Rashaan Ayesh, Maria del Carmen Corpus, Kate Gilhool, William Horn, Mariza Smajlaj, Clem Robineau and Julie Shain