1.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) could as soon as Wednesday lay out the requirements for schools to reopen, President Biden said in an interview that aired Sunday.
2.Dr. Scott Gottlieb, former head of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), said Sunday the coronavirus vaccines currently being distributed throughout the United States should provide “reasonable protection” against new strains that were detected in the United Kingdom, South Africa, and Brazil.
3. New Orleans announced new restrictions for Mardi Gras.
4. 8% of the U.S. population has received one or more doses of COVID-19 vaccines, according to official figures released Friday by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
5.U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration announced Friday that 1,110 active-duty military personnel will be deployed across the country to assist with COVID-19 vaccinations.
3.The Tampa Bay Buccaneers won their second Super Bowl in franchise history behind Brady’s three touchdown passes and an impressive defensive performance against the Kansas City Chiefs’ high-powered offense.
4. ICE new guidelines signal that people convicted of drunken driving, minor drug offenses, and tax crimes will not be priorities for deportation.
5. U.S. President Joe Biden plans to raise the refugee cap for the current fiscal year to 62,500, a sharp increase from the 15,000 set by former President Donald Trump.
1. Smartmatic sued Fox News for more than $2.7 Billion for promoting a false narrative about the 2020 election that damaged the company.
2. Supermarket chain giant Kroger Co said on Friday it would give $100 to workers who get a COVID-19 vaccination.
3. Oil prices rose about 1% on Friday, after hitting their highest in a year and closing in on $60 a barrel after OPEC+ remain committed to their supply tightening policy.
4.Long-term unemployment is at an all-time high. Indeed, long-term unemployment is edging toward a historical peak.
5. Democrats are reportedly considering sending the $1,400 payments to individuals earning up to $50,000, and $2,800 to married couples earning up to $100,000 (plus $1,400 per child)
1.South Africa has suspended plans to inoculate its front-line health care workers with the AstraZeneca vaccine after a small clinical trial suggested that it isn’t effective in preventing mild to moderate illness from the variant dominant in the country.
2. Iran has unveiled its second homemade coronavirus vaccine and says it has begun human trials, state TV reported Sunday.
3. Indonesia’s Food and Drug Authority has announced an emergency use authorization to give the COVID-19 vaccine produced by China’s Sinovac Biotech Ltd. to people over 60.
4. The United Kingdom will not issue a coronavirus passport according to officials.
5. Congo working to stop new Ebola outbreak in country’s east
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