Congressman Joe Kennedy, Karen Regal, Boston discussed on WBZ Morning News
With support from Republicans if we get it, but the covertly past the past, there's no offensive. But but Republicans argued the price tag is just too steep, many asking what's the rush since they just passed a $900 billion package last month, But today in the Oval Office, Biden and his new Treasury secretary insisted the need is there. There's not more help. Many more people will lose their small businesses, roofs over their heads and the ability to feed their families and President Biden says Congress needs to act now. Former Massachusetts congressman Joe Kennedy has a new gig, offering commentary on CNN News that he made his debut appearance yesterday, talking about efforts by Democrats in Washington to pass that Cove in 19 relief package. This move comes a day after he said that he has no plans to run for office again any time soon, And he also launched a new initiative called the Groundwork Project, which is aimed in part, it's supporting political races that are considered unwinnable by the Democratic Party. Kennedy lost his effort last year to oust fellow Democrat incumbent Senator Edward Markey. It seems that most everyone is pretty stressed out about getting their hands on a covert 19 vaccine. These days, WBC's Karen Regal spoke with an expert in anxiety on how to deal with it all. It's a very hard thing to hand over all your control and we don't have control right now we have no control on making the vaccine when will get it? And who's going to give it to us. All of this is a wonderful recipe for anxiety soup. Dr. Todd Marconi from Boston University suggests breaking down this huge problem Cove it death economic issues when the kids get back to school and two small, manageable steps. Remembering what you can control. Now I can live my life, go back to trying to deal with this pandemic and manage things, the best that I can given the circumstances. Karen Regal WBZ Boston's news radio. It's 5 18 promising sign for another coded 19 vaccine that is still in development. Johnson and Johnson says it it's single shot vaccine, a 66% effective at preventing symptomatic disease 85% effective when it comes to preventing severe illness. Vaccines from Visor and Moderna. Both report roughly 95 efficacy rate against symptomatic disease, but they both required two shots. A doctor Dan Maruge, one of the vaccines, developers, tells ABC News that Americans likely will not be able to choose which vaccine they received. But he says that all three are reliable options. These vaccines appear to be safe and highly effective. And so right now, the most important thing is for people to get vaccinated. I think it's less important about the the different pros and cons amongst the different vaccines. Right now. We're in a situation where we need to protect lives. And officials in a number of Cape Cod town say that the state's rollout of covert vaccines has made it challenging to get the shots. WBC's Tim done without stand fail, Miss Town manager Julian Suso says the vaccine supply is low in the state is giving little notice and how much will be available and when for what he says is now a confusing process over in Sandwich officials say the town could not commit to covert vaccine clinics for its more than 2000 residents over the age of 75. Fire chief John Burke says the state supply isn't nearly enough. The amount of vaccines and we've been told by the state we're going to receive per week is 100. At that rate, he says It would take years to vaccinate the entire town, talking a year and a half two years at that drip rate of vaccines to vaccinate that subset population. Those problems stretch across the Cape. As Barnstable County says. In addition to a low vaccine supply, their help line is still being flooded by senior citizens confused and had a book an appointment. I'm done. WBZ, Boston's news radio and now with several Corona virus variants circulating in the U. S. Some health experts are saying that it's time to double up on masks. But you know what? The jury is still out on that. Not all doctors agree. Kcnc TV s Jeff Todd spoke with one expert in Denver. The double masking has come because Mass don't fit. I'm sure you've tried different ones. Some of them just you know, you just feel like Oh, this is terrible Doctor May Chu has been studying personal protective equipment for years. When you double mast. You actually create more resistance and you don't want to use it because you can't breathe. So you have to find that comfort, But the main thing is to wear something that's comfortable that fits where you reduce the leakage. She's seen political leaders and others start doubling up in recent weeks. It says the science shows one good mask works. The CDC right now is studying the effectiveness of double masks. It has not yet released any hard data to support whether it's better than using a single mask. The hunt is on for the person who left behind bombs on January 5th the night before the riot at the U. S. Capitol. Authorities say that it shows that it was a well planned and coordinated attack. And another search continues for the rioters who trampled a woman to death while trying to storm the capital fury and the utter lawlessness unfolding on January 6 as a crazed mob religiously assaults officers.