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As pandemic ebbs, an old fear is new again: mass shootings

10 days ago   |   By Chron

PORTLAND, Ore. - Brianne Smith was overjoyed to get an e-mail telling her to schedule a second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Hours later, her relief was replaced by dread: a phone alert - another mass public shooting.
Before the pandemic, she would scan for the nearest exit in public places and routinely practiced active shooter drills at the company where she works. But after a year at home in the pandemic, those anxieties had faded. Until now.
“I haven't been living in fear with COVID because I'm able to make educated decisions to keep myself safe,” says Smith, 21, who lives in St...
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White House tells states to use or lose their COVID-19 vaccine supply: WaPo

White House tells states to use or lose their COVID-19 vaccine supply: WaPo

10 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement With rates of COVID-19 vaccine doses tapering off in the United States, the White House is telling states they need to either use or lose their vaccine supply, The Washington Post reported on Tuesday.
Four months into the US's vaccine rollout, the seven-day average of vaccine doses administered has fallen from a peak of 3.5 million doses per day in mid-April to 2.3 million in early May, according to The New York Times. As of Tuesday, 56% of the US's adult population - people who are 18 or older - have received at least one shot and 40% have been fully vaccinated.
The...
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Tucker Carlson turns misleading segment on vaccine hesitancy into an attack on House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy

Tucker Carlson turns misleading segment on vaccine hesitancy into an attack on House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy

10 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement Fox News host Tucker Carlson started a segment Monday night by questioning the integrity of a prominent consultant leading vaccine hesitant focus groups, and he ended it by implying House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy is "violating House ethics rules."
The opinion host's five-minute block bundled vaccine skepticism with Carlson's usual warnings of elites nefariously manipulating his viewers. It also added to the pressure McCarthy faces over whether to expel Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming from House leadership because she won't lie about the 2020 election being stolen.
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Tucker Carlson calls Barack Obama a 'creepy old guy' and attacks him for urging Americans to get the COVID-19 vaccine

Tucker Carlson calls Barack Obama a 'creepy old guy' and attacks him for urging Americans to get the COVID-19 vaccine

10 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Monday called former President Barack Obama "a creepy old guy" and attacked him and other public figures for promoting COVID-19 vaccines.
Obama recently filmed a public service announcement for Yahoo News in which he encouraged vaccination. A short version of the PSA was posted on Yahoo News' TikTok account, targeted to the platform's predominately young users.
"I want to talk about you getting yours," Obama said. "The vaccine is safe, it's effective, it's free. I got one, Michelle got one, people you know got one. And now, you can get...
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