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Leak claims CDC in talks about changing mask rules for vaccinated people

Leak claims CDC in talks about changing mask rules for vaccinated people

Insiders have claimed that top Biden administration officials are in talks about whether the Centers for Disease Control should alter its face mask guidelines in light of the Delta variant. The change, should one happen, may require fully vaccinated adults to resume wearing face masks indoors, though the White House is allegedly aware that such a change could come with its own repercussions.

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Biden gives brief statement: platforms like Facebook are ‘killing people’

Biden gives brief statement: platforms like Facebook are ‘killing people’

During a recent brief interview, a reporter asked President Biden to give a message to social media platforms like Facebook. Biden had only a brief response given the moment during which the question was asked, but it cut right to the core of the pandemic and how it is playing out, with the President stating simply that they're "killing people."

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Biden Order targets cheaper hearing aids and internet, right-to-repair & Big Tech

Biden Order targets cheaper hearing aids and internet, right-to-repair & Big Tech

A new Executive Order could make hearing aids cheaper in the US, cut internet costs, and protect right-to-repair rules, as President Biden aims to undercut corporate consolidation in Big Tech, pharma, and other industries. In addition, the Order lights a fire under antitrust agencies to investigate and enforce business deals and more that might impair competition.

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WHO: COVID-19 Delta variant means the vaccinated should still wear masks

WHO: COVID-19 Delta variant means the vaccinated should still wear masks

Even fully-vaccinated people should continue to wear face masks, the World Health Organization has warned, in order to slow the spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant. Despite several countries, including the US, softening mask requirements in recent weeks, the WHO has cautioned that new, especially virulent versions of the coronavirus could still be an issue.

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US hits 300 million COVID-19 vaccine shots, but will it reach July 4 goal?

US hits 300 million COVID-19 vaccine shots, but will it reach July 4 goal?

In a tweet this week, President Biden announced that the US has hit (and surpassed) its latest COVID-19 vaccine milestone: 300 million shots have been administered during the president's first 150 days in office. More than 65-percent of adults in the US have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose, with more than 55-percent fully vaccinated. However, some remain skeptical over whether the US will reach Biden's July 4 vaccination goal.

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EV tax credit boost to $12,500 heads to Senate with some thorny details

EV tax credit boost to $12,500 heads to Senate with some thorny details

The US Senate will consider new EV tax credits that could cut as much as $12,500 off the cost of a new electric vehicle, though the controversial incentive expansion would place new production demands on automakers hoping to benefit from it. The revamped incentives would replace the existing scheme, which can trim a new EV by as much as $7,500 in tax credits, though which have caps which eventually lock out the most successful car companies.

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Huge 800 megawatt offshore wind farm gets Biden go-ahead for US

Huge 800 megawatt offshore wind farm gets Biden go-ahead for US

A huge offshore wind turbine farm has been given the go-ahead by President Biden, the first major wind project of its type in US waters. The approval means Vineyard Wind will be able to install up to 84 turbines off the coast of Massachusetts, with the potential to supply enough power to keep 400,000 homes and businesses on green energy.

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White House taps Uber and Lyft to offer free rides to vaccine appointments

White House taps Uber and Lyft to offer free rides to vaccine appointments

The White House announced a new initiative aimed at getting more people in the US vaccinated. Under this new effort, the Biden administration has teamed with Uber and Lyft to offer free rides to vaccination appointments. The initiative is part of a wider round of new measures intended to get 70-percent of US adults vaccinated with at least one shot by July 4.

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Biden says US hit second major COVID-19 vaccine goal within 100 days

Biden says US hit second major COVID-19 vaccine goal within 100 days

Late last year, Biden revealed a goal for his administration that, at the time, seemed nearly impossible to achieve: administering 100 million COVID-19 vaccine doses within his first 100 days in office. The vaccination effort took off, however, and the Biden administration ended up hitting the goal well ahead of schedule. Not content with that achievement, President Biden revised the goal from 100 million to 200 million doses in his first 100 days.

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Biden wants 500,000 EV chargers by 2030: Here’s how that works

Biden wants 500,000 EV chargers by 2030: Here’s how that works

The Biden Administration wants 500,000 EV chargers across the US, and now the White House is explaining just how that'll roll out - and some of the new technology it's counting on to make zero-emissions transportation more feasible. The ambitious charger goal was announced back in March 2021, with President Biden's $2 trillion infrastructure plan earmarking $174 billion into the EV transition.

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White House earmarks $1.7bn to help states deal with COVID-19 variants

White House earmarks $1.7bn to help states deal with COVID-19 variants

COVID-19 variants are spreading freely in the United States and currently represent around half of the cases in the country. Rapid vaccination remains a key aspect of preventing the rise of new variants, which are the result of mutations that begin popping up when a virus is spreading far and wide. Other things also contribute to controlling the spread of variants, and the Biden administration has revealed how it will help bolster them.

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Biden moves ‘open season’ COVID-19 vaccine date to April 19

Biden moves ‘open season’ COVID-19 vaccine date to April 19

President Biden has announced that the 'open season' deadline for states to make everyone eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine has been moved back to April 19. This is the latest adjustment to the vaccination timeline, reducing the wait for the general public from the original May 1 deadline. The updated deadline joins the revised goal to reach 200 million administered shots by Biden's 100th day in office.

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