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Missouri AG demands that local COVID mandates end

AP News Radio

00:47 sec | 2 hrs ago

Missouri AG demands that local COVID mandates end

"Missouri's Missouri's Attorney Attorney General General is is warning warning municipal municipal officials officials that that he he will will take take legal legal action action against against them them if if they they enforce enforce Kobe Kobe and and safety safety measures measures local local school school districts districts and and health health departments departments in in Missouri Missouri have have been been sent sent a a letter letter from from the the Attorney Attorney General General ordering ordering them them to to immediately immediately stop stop enforcing enforcing or or even even publicizing publicizing public public health health directives directives like like mask mask mandates mandates and and quarantine quarantine orders orders adding adding that that they they don't don't have have the the authority authority to to enforce enforce them them under under state state law law A. A. G. G. Eric Eric Schmidt Schmidt cited cited a a ruling ruling from from a a judge judge last last month month who who declared declared health health orders orders issued issued by by local local authorities authorities are are now now null null and and void void Schmidt Schmidt says says failure failure to to follow follow the the court's court's judgment judgment may may result result in in enforcement enforcement action action I'm I'm Jackie Jackie Quinn Quinn

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Fauci says early reports encouraging about omicron variant

AP News Radio

00:51 sec | 7 hrs ago

Fauci says early reports encouraging about omicron variant

"U. U. S. S. health health officials officials say say they're they're still still waiting waiting for for data data but but are are less less concerned concerned than than they they initially initially work work about about the the dangers dangers of of the the new new variant variant of of the the corona corona virus virus they they need need more more information information and and research research on on the the a a crown crown variant variant but but national national infectious infectious disease disease expert expert Dr Dr Anthony Anthony Fauci Fauci says says early early indications indications suggest suggest it it may may be be less less dangerous dangerous than than the the delta delta variant variant it it might might be be an an I. I. underscore underscore might might be be less less severe severe as as shown shown by by the the ratio ratio of of hospitalizations hospitalizations per per number number of of new new cases cases but but inotes inotes the the studies studies so so far far have have been been among among younger younger healthier healthier patients patients I'm I'm a a crunch crunch already already been been detected detected in in about about a a third third of of the the U. U. S. S. states states and and it it does does appear appear to to be be spreading spreading quickly quickly doctor doctor found found he he says says in in the the coming coming weeks weeks they'll they'll determine determine if if current current vaccinations vaccinations are are effective effective against against it it hi hi Jackie Jackie Quinn Quinn

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Judge blocks Biden vaccine mandate for federal contractors

AP News Radio

00:45 sec | 9 hrs ago

Judge blocks Biden vaccine mandate for federal contractors

"Hi hi Mike Mike Rossi Rossi reporting reporting a a federal federal judge judge blocks blocks the the Biden Biden administration administration from from enforcing enforcing a a covert covert nineteen nineteen vaccine vaccine mandate mandate the the blighted blighted ministration ministration has has hit hit another another roadblock roadblock in in its its efforts efforts to to implement implement coronavirus coronavirus vaccine vaccine mandates mandates U. U. S. S. district district judge judge R. R. Stan Stan Baker Baker in in Augusta Augusta Georgia Georgia has has blocked blocked the the administration administration from from enforcing enforcing a a cobit cobit nineteen nineteen vaccine vaccine mandate mandate for for employees employees of of federal federal contractors contractors Baker Baker issued issued the the stay stay blocking blocking enforcement enforcement of of the the mandate mandate to to nationwide nationwide it's it's the the latest latest in in a a series series of of vaccine vaccine mandates mandates set set backs backs for for the the administration administration as as Republican Republican led led states states and and others others have have been been successfully successfully challenging challenging federal federal vaccine vaccine requirements requirements all all three three of of Biden's Biden's broad broad vaccine vaccine mandates mandates affecting affecting the the private private sector sector have have now now been been put put on on hold hold by by courts courts might might cross cross CEO CEO Washington Washington

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COVID: How bad is the omicron variant? Q&A on what new research is telling us - The Mercury News

Bloomberg Daybreak Asia

00:52 sec | 9 hrs ago

COVID: How bad is the omicron variant? Q&A on what new research is telling us - The Mercury News

"Health officials do say that so far the omicron cases are a bit more mild than the beta or delta meanwhile bloomers carrots wetzel a new study says looking at a new study from the Africa health research institute says the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine does give some protection to omicron Right So the word out of vaccine the study out of South Africa was that the vaccine is robust but not complete It shows some protection against the variant not quite as good as the protection offered against the delta variant but it does also still prevent severe disease Yeah no comment about other vaccines and that report by the way did say that boosters may be a way to really really help against our Macron Doctor Anthony Fauci says research it appears on Macron cases may be milder

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Where can I get a booster shot? Quickly find Moderna and Pfizer vaccines near you - CNET

WSJ What's News

00:37 sec | 13 hrs ago

Where can I get a booster shot? Quickly find Moderna and Pfizer vaccines near you - CNET

"UK, Norway and South Africa suggest that vaccines may offer significant protection against severe illness with the variant. The evidence could reinforce government efforts to broaden vaccination coverage and offer booster shots. Meanwhile, Pfizer CEO, Albert borla says his company could have done more to help improve low vaccination rates in poor countries. Here he is earlier today in an interview at WSJ's CEO council. And asked ourselves to partner earlier with NGOs on the ground to start running educational campaigns to start

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Study Finds Link Between Cannabis Use and Poor Sleep - Gizmodo

WTOP 24 Hour News

01:04 min | 17 hrs ago

Study Finds Link Between Cannabis Use and Poor Sleep - Gizmodo

"Jason for LAW news Some people use it to chill out but cannabis users might have more sleep issues than non users People who use cannabis may either sleep too much or not enough According to a large study of more than 20,000 adults in the U.S. the survey found heavy users were more likely to have sleep issues and were 64% more likely to sleep less than 6 hours at night Those who used cannabis 20 or more days in the previous month were also 76% more likely to sleep longer than 9 hours compared to those who did not use cannabis That was CBS correspondent Naomi rackham reporting Coming up Up your hall with fried chicken and donuts I'm Jeff label When we and American Eagle dot com were asked by our client repair clinic to well repair their website our digital marketing experts like Tim rolled up their sleeves and got to work If you know Tim you know that he loves a good challenge which meant that this project was pretty much the highlight of Tim's year From

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 NYC to impose vaccine mandate on private sector employers

Morning Edition

00:45 sec | 1 d ago

NYC to impose vaccine mandate on private sector employers

"Brooklyn New York City will require COVID-19 vaccines for a private sector employers starting December 27th but the mandate will almost certainly face legal challenges George pastina runs the city's law department and says health commissioner doctor Dave Chao can issue the mandate because it protects public health I don't believe there is any question that doctor chuck ski has the authority to issue this mandate And it's the across the board nature of it that is also I think makes it defensible But Albany a large school dean and president alisha mullet says the routine collection of vexing vaccination records could become burdensome so another option would be the honor system There

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Biden touts savings on insulin and other drugs for Americans

AP News Radio

00:56 sec | 1 d ago

Biden touts savings on insulin and other drugs for Americans

"President president Biden Biden still still pushing pushing Congress Congress to to pass pass his his social social spending spending legislation legislation says says it it offers offers tangible tangible savings savings on on the the cost cost of of prescription prescription drugs drugs president president Biden Biden says says his his bill bill would would cap cap out out of of pocket pocket prescription prescription costs costs for for those those on on Medicare Medicare at at two two thousand thousand dollars dollars a a year year and and allow allow Medicare Medicare to to negotiate negotiate prices prices lower lower which which is is currently currently disallowed disallowed we we pay pay the the highest highest highest highest projection projection drug drug prices prices of of any any developed developed nation nation in in the the world world and and he he made made it it personal personal having having a a young young woman woman who who had had to to ration ration insulin insulin speak speak about about high high drug drug prices prices and and winding winding up up in in a a coma coma sure sure it it is is not not from from the the same same vile vile in in America America shame shame on on us us as as a a nation nation but but Democrats Democrats still still haven't haven't been been able able to to pass pass is is two two trillion trillion dollar dollar spending spending bill bill and and even even if if they they do do the the effects effects of of the the price price lowering lowering steps steps would would not not be be felt felt right right away away subtracting subtracting from from the the political political value value heading heading into into the the mid mid terms terms hi hi Jackie Jackie Quinn Quinn

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Potentially hazardous asteroid to pass near Earth

Astronomy Cast

00:52 sec | 1 d ago

Potentially hazardous asteroid to pass near Earth

"Good orbit and neowise is turning up asteroid after asteroid comet after comet. And filling in the known objects and near earth orbit. Now near earth orbit means things that are orbiting the sun in an orbit that is near earth's orbit. It doesn't necessarily mean it is near the Planet Earth. Atlas is out there looking for the stuff that isn't just near earth asteroids, but objects that are really close to our planet, sometimes getting ready to dive through the atmosphere. Atlas has found a few of those where it alerts folks. Hey, this thing is coming, take pictures. So far, no one has had to take refuge, but

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Petroleum found in well water near Pearl Harbor, Navy says

Native America Calling

02:00 min | 1 d ago

Petroleum found in well water near Pearl Harbor, Navy says

"Bit about red hill, these are navy film tanks that are located a little bit north of one on one with our aquifer. So we as islands get our water from aquifers beneath us and we pump the water up in the water comes from the rainfall and it seeps through all the porous Ross gets purifies and goes into these aquifers. And it's located local or up towards the mountainside of Pearl Harbor because they utilize the gravity to allow the fuel that is kept in these tanks to run down into Pearl Harbor in order to be loaded into the ships that need it. And what happened here is I think it's about 1940, they found a need to place, of course, this is right because of the war and the war gave the American military kinds of reasons to coop his take land Hawaiian land and Hawaiian resources. But the immediate some type of place to house, excuse me, fuel tanks. So there are 20 huge massive 250 feet tall tanks does underground into this hill and we used to call a couple of cutscenes, but they named red hill. And it holds a total of 250 million gallons of petroleum fuel. And so, again, it's still, of course, carry feels to the ships and Pearl Harbor. Now this strategic location is only a hundred feet above yalu aquifer. And like I said, it's water to hundreds of thousands of residents, militaries, visitors, extending from jalava all

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 Italian dentist presents fake arm for vaccine to get pass

Stephanie Miller

00:30 sec | 1 d ago

Italian dentist presents fake arm for vaccine to get pass

"This one This is a man in an Italian man attempted to obtain proof of vaccination without actually getting the job He was caught by a veteran nurse tempting to get his COVID vaccination in a fake arm Gotta say nice try The nurse was offended She said it was so humiliating thinking a nurse couldn't tell the difference between rubber foam and skin He'd put a fake arm in the head She said the arm of the fake arm wasn't the right color as the rest of him And also it was fun Okay Okay

Scientist behind UK vaccine says next pandemic may be worse

AP News Radio

00:40 sec | 1 d ago

Scientist behind UK vaccine says next pandemic may be worse

"One one of of the the scientists scientists behind behind the the oaks oaks with with AstraZeneca AstraZeneca cove cove in in nineteen nineteen vaccine vaccine is is warning warning that that the the next next pandemic pandemic may may be be worse worse professor professor Sara Sara Gilbert Gilbert says says unless unless more more money money is is devoted devoted to to research research and and preparations preparations to to find find emerging emerging viral viral threats threats the the next next virus virus attack attack could could be be more more contagious contagious and and lethal lethal in in excerpts excerpts released released ahead ahead of of a a speech speech Gilbert Gilbert says says the the scientific scientific advances advances made made in in fighting fighting deadly deadly diseases diseases must must not not be be lost lost due due to to the the cost cost of of fighting fighting the the current current pandemic pandemic and and she's she's expected expected to to say say could could be be nineteen nineteen is is unlikely unlikely to to be be the the last last time time a a virus virus threatens threatens our our lives lives and and our our livelihoods livelihoods I'm I'm Charles Charles through through this this month month

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Study shows men spread COVID particles more than women and children

WTOP 24 Hour News

01:06 min | 1 d ago

Study shows men spread COVID particles more than women and children

"Who spreads the most COVID particles in the air Well a Colorado state university study focused on tracking the spread of COVID and performing arts says men more frequently spread coronavirus filled particles than women are children do It's because men have bigger lungs The report finds the virus also spreads more easily among people who speak at louder volumes which means louder and closed locations like bars sports arenas and concert venues can be susceptible to higher levels of spread However venues were allowed audience responses are less frequent like a ballet for instance might be safer compared to a concert with thousands of screaming or singing fans I try to stay away from loud men anyway Good policy right Still ahead who won't be going to the Winter Olympics in China next year It's 8 43 Are you interested in beginning or expanding on a career in the pipe fitting pipe welding or HVAC service industry Are you interested in an opportunity to work full time and learn both on the job and in the classroom Are you interested in learning a trade that will allow you to earn 6 figures and have the best benefits in the industry Are

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 Cruise ship with COVID-19 infections has new passengers

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:51 sec | 1 d ago

Cruise ship with COVID-19 infections has new passengers

"Seeing an average of more than a 100,000 new coronavirus infections each day the highest in two months nearly 900 Americans are dying from the virus each day but deaths from COVID-19 do continue to decrease A Norwegian cruise line ship is pulled into New Orleans with several COVID cases among its passengers and crew Dave Cohen has more All ten people who tested positive for COVID were said to be asymptomatic aboard the ship the disembarked here in New Orleans The 3200 crew members and passengers were all fully vaccinated according to officials Everyone was given tests to take at home over the next three days The CDC is working with the Louisiana Department of Health overseeing the situation The ship made stops in Belize Honduras and Mexico after leaving New Orleans back on November 28th Coming up the president is getting ready to speak with Russia's Vladimir Putin They

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Unvaccinated Italians face new restrictions as holidays near

AP News Radio

00:45 sec | 2 d ago

Unvaccinated Italians face new restrictions as holidays near

"It it is is making making life life more more uncomfortable uncomfortable for for unvaccinated unvaccinated people people as as the the holidays holidays draw draw near near it it is is excluding excluding them them from from Indo Indo restaurants restaurants theaters theaters and and museums museums into into the the new new year year to to control control the the spread spread of of corona corona virus virus any any coverage coverage of of vaccine vaccine skeptics skeptics to to get get their their shots shots starting starting Monday Monday the the telling telling please please come come check check whether whether dine dine is is seated seated in in restaurants restaurants or or bars bars have have what's what's called called a a super super health health plus plus thirty thirty fine fine they've they've either either been been vaccinated vaccinated or or have have recovered recovered from from the the virus virus those those who who used used to to rely rely on on just just a a recent recent negative negative test test will will not not be be allowed allowed in in the the number number of of new new infections infections in in Italy Italy has has been been rising rising for for the the past past six six weeks weeks a a worrying worrying trend trend as as Italians Italians planned planned holiday holiday parties parties to to get get aways aways I'm I'm Charles Charles de de Ledesma Ledesma

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CEOs, scientists on whether current vaccines can fight Omicron

WTOP 24 Hour News

01:29 min | 2 d ago

CEOs, scientists on whether current vaccines can fight Omicron

"It can help with tracking the virus and vaccine development Especially if this virus becomes endemic we're going to really rely heavily on sequencing data for determining what the vaccines should look like She says some vaccines are already in development using data from sequencing the omicron and delta variants Luke lugert WTP news You can hear more on how sequencing works in D.C. tomorrow on the isn't normal yet podcast Fairfax county public schools are expanding COVID-19 safety measures as winter sets in All fairfax county school students and staff will now have access to COVID-19 testing anyone with COVID symptoms or may have been in close contact with someone with COVID can now go to one O 6 drive-through testing sites in the county Appointments are not needed but students and staff must register through the school system's secure online portal Those being tested will be given a rapid antigen test and wait 15 minutes for the results If the test is positive a PCR test will be administered to confirm the positive result Kyle Cooper WTP news A D.C. man charged last week with the murders of two women is now a person of interest in a D.C. missing persons case News four reports that 35 year old Anthony Robinson of D.C. was charged after police in Harrisonburg Virginia found the bodies of two women in a vacant lot Other Northern Virginia jurisdictions are investigating whether Robinson may be tied to other missing person cases the missing person case in D.C. that police

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Fauci says officials feel 'very badly' about African travel ban, will reevaluate policy

Fox News Sunday

01:03 min | 2 d ago

Fauci says officials feel 'very badly' about African travel ban, will reevaluate policy

"Doctor Anthony Fauci says he's hopeful the U.S. will be able to lift its travel ban on African countries in a reasonable amount of time appearing on CNN State of the Union Fauci noted we're looking at that very carefully on a daily basis as health officials gain more information about cases here in the U.S. and worldwide The U.S. imposed a travel ban on South Africa and 7 other countries last week to help the spread of the new COVID-19 omicron variant Police say they're looking to charge the person who helped hide the parents of the alleged Michigan school shooter Oakland county sheriff Michael Bouchard said the department believes that parents were helped in getting into the art studio where they were ultimately arrested James and Jennifer crumbly are in custody after they were found in the facility Everybody pinched in We were confident we'd be able to find them in short order and because of that teamwork we did He says the whole family has been separated from each other on the jail's campus So they are in our jail all three of them The sun and both parents They are segregated each individually Bashar said prosecutors could charge the individual who allegedly assisted them with aiding and abetting or obstruction of justice

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Atlas 5 rocket launches two Space Force satellites

Bloomberg Radio New York Show

00:41 sec | 2 d ago

Atlas 5 rocket launches two Space Force satellites

"Edged weapon and they shot him The launch of a United launch alliance rocket is getting scrubbed due to a fuel leak the Atlas four rocket was to have lifted off from cape canaveral this morning a leak discovered in the rocket propellant ground storage with the blast off until tomorrow morning and other attempt to schedule just after four The mission involves lasers for data communication between NASA and the International Space Station I'm Brad Siegel This is Bloomberg Wall Street week with David Weston from Bloomberg radio This is Wall Street week I'm David Westin and we conclude our week once again with our very special contributor here on Wall Street week He is a Larry summers of Harvard And Larry welcome back

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More omicron detected as hospitals strain under delta surge

AP News Radio

00:45 sec | 2 d ago

More omicron detected as hospitals strain under delta surge

"Well well the the delta delta variant variant is is responsible responsible for for most most covert covert nineteen nineteen cases cases in in the the country country the the newest newest variant variant continues continues to to spread spread CDC CDC director director Richelle Richelle Wilensky Wilensky says says there there are are still still more more questions questions than than answers answers when when it it comes comes to to the the the the crown crown variant variant we we do do we we don't don't yet yet know know is is how how transmissible transmissible it it will will be be how how well well our our vaccines vaccines will will work work they they do do know know that that it it has has the the most most mutations mutations of of any any other other variant variant which which is is concerning concerning many many of of those those mutations mutations have have been been associated associated with with more more transmissible transmissible variance variance with with evasion evasion of of some some of of our our therapeutics therapeutics and and potentially potentially invasion invasion of of invasion invasion of of some some of of our our immunity immunity speaking speaking on on ABC's ABC's this this week week with with George George Stephanopoulos Stephanopoulos well well Lenski Lenski says says the the new new variant variant was was already already in in about about fifteen fifteen states states over over the the weekend weekend I'm I'm Shelley Shelley Adler Adler

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Study: Omicron could be more transmissible due to sharing genetic material with common cold | TheHill - The Hill

Bloomberg Radio New York Show

00:30 sec | 2 d ago

Study: Omicron could be more transmissible due to sharing genetic material with common cold | TheHill - The Hill

"Of sexual misconduct against Chris Cuomo A new study says the Akron COVID variant may be more transmissible because it shares genetic material with the common cold The study done by researchers in Massachusetts says the new variant has genetic material that's similar to a coronavirus that causes common cold symptoms I'm Brad Siegel Sports gambling once again is in limbo in the state of Florida Will all tough has the details

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