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Novavax COVID-19 vaccine could be ready by summer
February 24, 2021

Novavax COVID-19 vaccine could be ready by summer

Early results showed that the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine was more than 89 percent effective against the coronavirus in its phase three trials. The company has enrolled the vaccine trial with 30,000 volunteers in the U.S. and Mexico. The vaccine could be ready by this summer.

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COVID-19 vaccination begins for elderly in Mexico
February 19, 2021

COVID-19 vaccination begins for elderly in Mexico

The Mexican government hopes to vaccinate everyone over the age of 60 in the coming months, about 15 million people- that’s only 12 percent of the total population. Many people worried about the country would not have enough vaccine doses.

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Vaccinating teachers as part of return to in-person learning in the U.S.
February 19, 2021

Vaccinating teachers as part of return to in-person learning in the U.S.

In the U.S., there’s a push to return most students to in-person learning by the end of April. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said states should prioritize teachers for vaccination, the agency said it is not a prerequisite for reopening. And only some of the states allow teachers to get shots.

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Movie theaters reopen in Venezuela
February 19, 2021

Movie theaters reopen in Venezuela

Movie theaters are reopening in Venezuela, but only every other week. That’s part of the Venezuelan government’s plan to stop the spread of the coronavirus. How will movie theaters adapt to the new normal to contain the spread of COVID-19?

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Concerns whether impeachment will become commonplace
February 19, 2021

Concerns whether impeachment will become commonplace

Former U.S. President Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial acquittal was quick and clear. Some Republicans have said that Democrats could face impeachment in the future. So, what does all of this mean for the impeachment of future U.S Presidents?

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February 18, 2021

A community joins to fight food insecurity

A minority community in Miami, Florida is coming together to help each other in these pandemic times of increased food insecurity. A local organization is utilizing free-for-all refrigerators to increase food access to those in need. It’s called the Village (Free)dge.

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February 18, 2021

Brazilian state aims to vaccinate entire city

A small city in the Brazilian state of São Paulo has been chosen for a groundbreaking study to test how well China’s CoronaVac vaccine can reduce coronavirus contagion in its population. The idea is to inoculate virtually the whole adult population and observe how well that tamps down circulation and spread of the virus.

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February 18, 2021

Black History Month: The women behind the Civil Rights Movement

The most recognizable faces associated with the Civil Rights Movement in the United States are Black men like Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X. The many women who organized and marched alongside these men are not as well-known. In fact, throughout history African American women have been a vital part of movements for change but they’ve only started to get their due.

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February 17, 2021

The impact of African Americans on the medical field

On a recent Saturday, more than 700 people flooded a Denver Black church for their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Surveys show African-Americans are more hesitant than others in the population about getting vaccines. “We’ve done a lot of work to educate people in […]

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COVID-19 survivors might only need one vaccine dose
February 16, 2021

COVID-19 survivors might only need one vaccine dose

Several studies in the United States suggest that COVID-19 survivors might not need a second dose of a coronavirus vaccine. But Dr. Anthony Fauci says all Americans may be eligible to get the vaccine by the spring. If supply ramps up health experts believe the nation can stay the course with the two shot for all regimen.

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February 12, 2021

Top Chinese New Year videos

Every Lunar New Year, global companies launch highly-produced videos, many cinematic and filled with high drama and emotion. Take a look at some of the best Lunar New year videos. For your viewing pleasure, we also created a handy YouTube playlist here. Coronavirus themes Many […]

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February 12, 2021

Black History Month: The meaning of Soul Food

Food has always been a part of culture, it is what brings friends and family together. Food can also provide a link to the past. For African-Americans, soul food reminds them of their African roots and the slave trade that brought them to the U.S.

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February 12, 2021

COVID-19: Addressing vaccine racial disparities

Several studies show Black Americans are receiving a smaller share of COVID-19 vaccines than the general population, in some cases a significantly smaller share. This, at a time when Blacks and other communities of color are dying from the disease at a higher rate than Whites. This racial disparity is something the U.S. government, states and cities are trying to address.

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February 12, 2021

Schools prepare to reopen in Caracas

After nearly a year of homeschooling, Venezuela is making plans to reopen schools as soon as next month. Limited access to the internet has made homeschooling a problem for many students. But despite the benefits of a return to the classroom, many parents and teachers say they’re not eager for the schools to reopen just yet.

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February 12, 2021

Addressing U.S. domestic terrorism

As Democrats accuse former U.S. President Donald Trump of inciting insurrection at the U.S. Capitol last month, the Biden administration is in the middle of a multi-agency assessment of the threat of domestic terrorism. But extremist groups have been gathering support since well before Donald Trump took office.

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Cube tightens restrictions amid surging COVID-19 cases
February 8, 2021

Cube tightens restrictions amid surging COVID-19 cases

The new COVID-19 measures enforced over the weekend strengthen previous moves in Cuba and focus on tougher restrictions regarding international flights and strict isolation of all incoming travelers in hotels and other facilities. See the latest.

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February 2, 2021

Denver undertakes mass COVID-19 vaccination program

Not long ago here at Coors Field, anticipation hung in the air ahead of a baseball game. This past weekend, the Denver stadium hosted something much more serious. “I’m thrilled,” said one woman. “Been waiting for this for what, four months now?” A giant parking […]

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February 1, 2021

A look at the Black family in the U.S.

Black History Month attempts to celebrate the achievements of African Americans, and a time for recognizing their role in U.S. history. But recent events, particularly over the last twelve months, have once again brought the issue of racial equality to the forefront. Check out the first video in our Black History Month series.

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