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“If I had grandchildren, I would certainly recommend they get vaccinated,” President Biden’s chief medical adviser said. COVID vaccines for younger children are being tested in clinical trials now.
The Biden transition team also announced that Dr. David Kessler will be the White House’s chief science officer of COVID Response.
The new deal effectively doubles the federal government’s order from the company. Pfizer said the U.S. government has agreed to pay $1.95 billion for the additional doses.
“All taxpayers and businesses will have this additional time to file and make payments without interest or penalties,” Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Friday.
“This has happened, and my intention is to come here every day I can,” the conservative talk show host told his listeners on Monday. He said the diagnosis was confirmed by two medical institutions.
President Trump has signed off on raising the age of sale from 18 to 21 for cigarettes and e-cigarettes. Health advocates worry it guards the industry from further sweeping regulations.
“This would be a huge step backward,” said one environmental advocate. “It would cause greatly increased pollution.” The Trump administration says it will help the oil and gas industry save money.
“The Justice Department upholds the rule of law — and we owe it to the victims and their families to carry forward the sentence imposed by our justice system,” Attorney General William Barr said.
“The American people are fed up with illegal robocalls,” FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said. “And we believe that we need to make it easier for phone companies to block these robocalls.”
Pentagon sources say that Trump’s hopes for a space force produced tensions between Wilson and the White House, who saw her as delaying the process. She plans to go into academia.
The underwater world of Bikini Bottom, where the action takes place, reflects Hillenburg’s deep interest in marine life. The show has been highly successful over nearly 20 years.
Bees exposed to a type of insecticides called neonicotinoids dramatically changed their behavior — becoming sluggish, antisocial and spending less time caring for the colony’s young, researchers say.
The Kroger Co. includes major chains such as Ralphs, Harris Teeter, Food4Less and Pick ‘n Save. Its goal is to eliminate all single-use plastic bags by 2025.
It’s a shift for the church, which used to consider the death penalty an “acceptable, albeit extreme, means of safeguarding the common good” in response to certain crimes.
Philip Wilson was convicted in May for failing to report child sex abuse by a priest in the 1970s. He had stepped aside from his role but hadn’t formally resigned, saying he was planning to appeal.
The country has a high rate of domestic violence, and it’s one of the first places to pass a law granting paid leave to survivors.
Soak up some holiday vibes with this video of a bear having an afternoon in Altadena, Calif.
Antarctica’s ice is melting faster than was thought, say scientists who recently completed the most exhaustive assessment of the ice sheet to date.
The labels use the letters BE, for bioengineered, not GMO, which critics say could baffle consumers. One design features a smiling sun that a skeptic calls “essentially propaganda for the industry.”
Winter is over, and the game is going to look slightly different than last year. The league is trying to speed up the pace of play with rule changes.
Understanding the molecular basis of major disorders such as autism, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder could help in developing better treatments.
The technology provides them with an unprecedented view into how the ancient civilization worked and lived, revealing almost industrial agricultural infrastructure and new insights into warfare.
Bergdahl, who walked off his military post in Afghanistan in 2009 and was held by the Taliban for five years, was dishonorably discharged and will lose his rank and forfeit his pay.