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Virtual contact was worse for older people during the pandemic than no contact, study finds

Virtual contact was worse for older people during the pandemic than no contact, study finds

As the Covid-19 pandemic swept the globe in early 2020, people around the world found themselves confined to their homes and limited to speaking to friends and loved ones via phone or video chat. But rather than helping alleviate isolation, this virtual contact was more likely to result in older people feeling lonely, according to…MORE

Olympic schedule and events to watch Monday
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Olympic schedule and events to watch Monday

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics continue Monday. Here just some of the events that viewers can enjoy watching. (Don’t forget: Tokyo is 13 hours ahead of Eastern Time in the US.) Beach Volleyball: Team USA’s April Ross and Alix Klineman will face Liliana Fernandez and Elsa Baquerizo of Spain. The events airs at 8 p.m. ET…MORE

She can’t hug her nephews because millions of Americans refuse to get the Covid-19 vaccine

She can’t hug her nephews because millions of Americans refuse to get the Covid-19 vaccine

All Kimberly Cooley wants to do is hug her 6-year-old nephews — and she can’t because tens of millions of Americans are choosing not to get vaccinated against Covid-19. Cooley received two doses of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine in February, but blood tests show the shots didn’t give her antibodies against the virus. That’s because, like…MORE

Biden administration announces resources to support people with long Covid
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Biden administration announces resources to support people with long Covid

The Biden administration on Monday released guidance and resources to support people experiencing long-term effects of Covid-19, known as “long Covid,” as the condition shapes up to be a major, long-term public health issue. The announcement comes as President Joe Biden will mark the 31st anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Biden and Vice…MORE

John Travolta honors Kelly Preston’s last role
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John Travolta honors Kelly Preston’s last role

John Travolta remembered his late wife over the weekend by posting a clip from her final film. Travolta shared a trailer from the film “Off the Rails,” which was the last movie for his wife, Kelly Preston, who died in July of 2020 following an undisclosed battle with breast cancer. She was 57. “Off the…MORE

Bipartisan infrastructure talks sputtering along with little time left
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Bipartisan infrastructure talks sputtering along with little time left

After spending the weekend negotiating, lawmakers have yet to clinch a bipartisan infrastructure deal, a precarious sign for senators who have months trying to cement a massive, bipartisan win for President Joe Biden. The talks are “inching along” and they aren’t going any faster than that, one source familiar told CNN over the weekend. After…MORE

US to keep existing Covid-related travel restrictions
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US to keep existing Covid-related travel restrictions

The White House has decided to maintain existing coronavirus travel restrictions amid surging cases triggered by the Delta variant, a White House official told CNN Monday. “Given where we are today with the Delta variant, the United States will maintain existing travel restrictions at this point,” the White House official said. The Biden administration has…MORE

Major medical groups call for employers to mandate Covid-19 vaccines for health care workers
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Major medical groups call for employers to mandate Covid-19 vaccines for health care workers

As the number of Covid-19 cases surges in the United States, more than 50 health care groups — including the American Medical Association, the American College of Physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Public Health Association — issued a joint statement calling for all health care and long-term care employers to mandate…MORE

In the Atlanta area, some school districts will require masks. The state’s biggest district is taking a different approach
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In the Atlanta area, some school districts will require masks. The state’s biggest district is taking a different approach

Six-year-old Audrey Gard will head to first grade next week wearing a mask. It’s a precaution her mom believes will help to minimize the chances of her getting coronavirus. But the Gwinnett County School District, north of Atlanta, is making masks optional for now, and Sara Holton Gard fears that could leave her family caught…MORE

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