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Q: How long will it take to vaccinate all adults in the US?
If vaccination picks up, to 1 million shots per day, in line with Biden’s promise, that timeline could bump up to spring 2022. To fully vaccinate all adults in the US by the end of this year, the pace would have to increase to about 1.3 million doses administered per day.
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“I take no pleasure at all in being in a situation of contradicting the president. So it was really something that you didn’t feel that you could actually say something and there wouldn’t be any repercussions about it,” he said.
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- Some Peruvian medics are going on hunger strike to demand more funding as cases of Covid-19 spiral in the country.
- “No Time to Die,” the latest film in the James Bond series and one of the most anticipated movies of 2021, has been delayed again.
- Glastonbury, Britain’s famous music festival, will be canceled for a second consecutive year amid the pandemic — an ominous sign for promoters and artists.
- With summer season in full swing, South Africans have been cautiously letting the sunshine in as the country battles its second wave of Covid-19.
- Rising tennis star Paula Badosa announced yesterday that she has tested positive for Covid-19 — the first known Australian Open player to contract the virus.
The island nation of Sri Lanka is now open to tourists from all countries. As part of efforts to prevent the spread of Covid-19, it has created a “bio bubble,” which will give visitors some freedom to travel within the country while still observing safety protocols.
“If people feel like they get angry more easily or irritated or have memory loss, even short-term memory — it’s normal. It could be a sign of loneliness.” — Stephanie Cacioppo, assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral neuroscience at the University of Chicago