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What you need to prepare for the possible Covid-19 surge this season

As the weather gets colder and we face the double threat of the flu and a possible surge in Covid-19 cases, now is a prime opportunity to stock up on food and supplies. Covid-19 cases will likely increase in the winter months for three reasons: “First, the virus that causes Covid-19 is a coronavirus and…MORE

GBI investigating police shooting that left Georgia teen dead

A police officer has been placed on paid administrative leave as the Georgia Bureau of Investigation probes the shooting of a 19-year-old man in a small South Georgia city, according to information from GBI and the Sylvester Police Department. Jakerion Shmoud Jackson died Saturday after an officer in Sylvester, responding to a call about a…MORE

Treasury Department refunds nearly $4 million to FDNY 9/11 first responders health program

Treasury Department refunds nearly $4 million to FDNY 9/11 first responders health program

The US Department of Treasury has refunded nearly $4 million previously withheld from the health care program assisting September 11 first responders who suffer lasting effects from the attack and ensuing cleanup efforts, the president of the Uniformed Firefighters Association announced Monday. “This nation owes a profound debt of gratitude to the 9/11 first responders,”…MORE

‘King of the coal’ Robert Murray dies at the age of 80

‘King of the coal’ Robert Murray dies at the age of 80

Robert “Bob” Murray, known in the industry as the king of coal, died due to complications from lung disease early Sunday morning surrounded by his family in the Ohio Valley, his lawyer Michael Shaheen told CNN. Murray was diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, or coal miner pneumoconiosis, in July 2016 and had been battling the…MORE

British study shows evidence of waning immunity to Covid-19

British study shows evidence of waning immunity to Covid-19

A study of hundreds of thousands of people across England suggests immunity to the coronavirus is gradually wearing off – at least according to one measure. Researchers who sent out home finger-prick tests to more than 365,000 randomly selected people in England found a more than 26% decline in Covid-19 antibodies over just three months.…MORE

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