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US panel backs COVID-19 boosters only for seniors, high-risk

Dealing the White House a stinging setback, a government advisory panel overwhelmingly rejected a plan Friday to give Pfizer COVID-19 booster shots across the board, and instead endorsed the extra vaccine dose only for those who are 65 or older or run a high risk of severe disease. The twin votes represented a heavy blow

Opinion

Opinion: Making Sense of 2020 U.S. Census Report

A startling figure emerged recently: 567 percent. According to the latest U.S. Census report, between 2010 and 2020 the number of people of Hispanic/Latino origin identifying with multiple races increased from 3 million to 20.3 million, or 567 percent. Why? One reason could be a key census change, in which respondents were allowed more options

Housing

With 253,000 Arizonans behind on rent, court halts eviction moratorium

The Supreme Court’s decision to overturn a national eviction moratorium late Thursday comes as an estimated one-fifth of U.S. renters are behind on the rent – including 253,000 in Arizona. Critics said the ruling could lead to an “eviction crisis” that will further the spread of COVID-19 as more people become homeless. “While our country

COVID-19

‘There are only so many beds’: COVID-19 surge hits hospitals

Florida hospitals slammed with COVID-19 patients are suspending elective surgeries and putting beds in conference rooms, an auditorium and a cafeteria. As of midweek, Mississippi had just six open intensive care beds in the entire state. Georgia medical centers are turning people away. And in Louisiana, an organ transplant had to be postponed along with

Housing

CDC issues new eviction ban for most of US through Oct. 3

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a new eviction moratorium that would last until October 3, as the Biden administration sought to quell intensifying criticism from progressives that it was allowing vulnerable renters to lose their homes during a pandemic. The ban announced Tuesday could help keep millions in their homes as the

COVID-19

Delta force: What makes the COVID-19 variant different, and dangerous

After a brief period of decline, COVID-19 cases are back on the rise in the United States and experts say the delta variant, now deemed to be as contagious as the chickenpox, is to blame. Delta, the name for the variant officially known as B.1.617.2, is a mutation of the original coronavirus strain. Originating in India, the

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