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Dec 11 2020
FDA Panel Endorses Authorization of Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine for Emergency Use
A Food and Drug Administration (FDA) committee voted 17-4, with one abstention, on Thursday to recommend the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine for emergency use. The committee's votes considered whether benefits of the vaccine outweigh the potential risks for people aged 16 and older. Final FDA approval could happen as soon as Friday, and healthcare workers and nursing home patientsVox CNBC Fox News (Online News)
Oct 14 2022
Social Security Recipients to See Biggest Cost of Living Boost Since 1981
Veterans and retirees who receive Social Security benefits are set to get an 8.7% cost-of-living increase next year, the highest since 1981.
Key Quotes: The acting Social Security Administration Commissioner said the move will give beneficiaries "more peace of mind and breathing room." A Social Security and Medicare policy analyst at The Senior Citizens League, an advocacy group, toldMilitary Times CNN (Online News) Fox Business
Jan 03 2023
Florida National Park Closes After Hundreds of Migrants Arrive by Boat
The National Park Service closed Dry Tortugas National Park near the Florida Keys after roughly 300 migrants from Cuba arrived there over the weekend.
The Details: The NPS closed the park to public access Monday after the arrivals, which are reportedly becoming more common. Nearly 200 more migrants arrived in different parts of the Keys over the weekend, and others were rescued byNew York Post (News) Axios NPR (Online News)
Nov 18 2020
Perspectives: Moderna and Pfizer Announce Progress on COVID-19 Vaccines
Pharmaceutical companies Moderna and Pfizer have both announced COVID-19 coronavirus vaccines that are reportedly about 95% effective. Both companies will soon apply for an emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration.
Most voices reacting to the news came from left- and center-rated outlets. Voices in left-rated outlets tended to be more cautious about the newThe Philadelphia Inquirer The Hill New York Post (News)
May 20 2021
Biden Signs Executive Order Addressing 'Financial Risks' of Climate Change
President Joe Biden on Thursday signed an executive order directing federal agencies to examine and address the risks climate change poses to the U.S. financial system. Potential threats to the financial system include extreme weather that poses risks to supply chains, food, water, housing and energy, according to a fact sheet on the order. The order also directs regulators and purchasingNPR (Online News) Washington Examiner Politico
Jan 11 2013
You're Right: That Person's Opinion is Not Rational
AllSides tends to attract some of the most rational thinkers around: people who want to see all sides of something before drawing a conclusion about it.
Does that sound like you? If so, you might get pretty annoyed at people who take a strong view that seems ill-informed.
The next time time you feel angry at someone who is loudly proclaiming a nonsensical viewpoint, let yourselfLiz Lehman Teal
Dec 06 2021
Economists Expect Inflation to Continue in 2021, Remain High for Several Years
A majority of economists surveyed by the National Association for Business Economics (NABE) predict that inflation will continue to rise in 2021 and will remain high for the next several years.
Seventy-one percent of the 48 economists surveyed predict that Personal Consumption Expenditures (PCE) minus food and energy will not drop below the Federal Reserve's year-over-year target rateAl Jazeera Associated Press Fox Business
Nov 09 2021
Pfizer Asks FDA to Authorize COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shots for All Adults
Pharmaceutical company Pfizer announced Tuesday that it's asking the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to authorize its COVID-19 vaccine booster shot for all Americans ages 18 and up.
An FDA advisory panel rejected a similar request from the company in September, and a third dose of the company's vaccine was authorized only for certain adults by federal regulators soon after. PfizerNBC News (Online) The Hill The Epoch Times
Oct 23 2020
Antiviral Drug Remdesivir Approved as COVID-19 Treatment by FDA
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved remdesivir, an antiviral drug from Gilead Sciences, as a treatment for COVID-19 Thursday. The drug, sold under the name Veklury, will be used for hospitalized COVID-19 patients. Previously authorized by the FDA for emergency use to treat COVID-19, it has become the first FDA-approved treatment for the virus. Typically administered in five dosesNewsweek Washington Examiner USA TODAY
May 30 2019
When Talking to Conservatives, Liberals May Want to Avoid These Terms
Editor's note: See our list of words conservatives may want to avoid when talking to liberals.
Suppose you are talking to another person who has very different political viewpoints. Everything seems to be going fine. Then, you say a word or phrase that unintentionally alienates the other person. Suddenly, the conversation feels derailed. What may have been pleasant can quickly becomeJames Coan