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Cheaper hearing aids rule proposed by FDA for over-the-counter options

Cheaper hearing aids rule proposed by FDA for over-the-counter options

Hearing aids could become far more affordable in the US, with the FDA proposing a new category of over-the-counter models potentially far cheaper than current, prescription hearing aids. The new rule would upend current legislation that requires hearing aids be fitted by an audiologist, and only after a medical exam is completed.

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Biden crypto executive order tipped to tighten rules on Bitcoin & others

Biden crypto executive order tipped to tighten rules on Bitcoin & others

Signs of an impending crackdown on cryptocurrency by the US government continue to grow, with reports suggesting a new Biden executive order could intensify the White House's approach to non-traditional finance. The news follows earlier commitments by President Biden to bring together 30 countries around the world in an attempt to tackle "cyber threats," including potential misuses of crypto.

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US prepares to lift COVID-19 international travel ban: The new rules

US prepares to lift COVID-19 international travel ban: The new rules

Travel into the United States is set to get considerably easier, with the White House confirming its bans on foreign visitors is set to be relaxed - though with no compromise on vaccination status. Currently, those wanting to visit the US must navigate a complicated tangle of rules and restrictions, which has left America a no-go zone for many.

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FDA panel votes no on general public COVID-19 booster dose: What that means

FDA panel votes no on general public COVID-19 booster dose: What that means

The FDA's vaccine advisory committee has voted against a generally available third Pfizer COVID-19 booster, though left alternative routes open for other high-risk individuals. The panel, comprised of independent public health and scientific experts, pushed back at suggestions that sufficient data of vaccine safety had been gathered.

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COVID-19 boosters get FDA vaccine panel debate today: What happens now

COVID-19 boosters get FDA vaccine panel debate today: What happens now

The US Food and Drug Administration will begin deliberations today on whether to approve COVID-19 booster shots, following the Biden Administration's commitment to add an extra injection to those wanting to fully immunized against coronavirus. The FDA's Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee will see representatives from Pfizer, among others, pitch the value of a third vaccine shot amid fast-spreading variants like Delta.

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US solar roadmap makes Biden’s surprisingly bright predictions for 2035

US solar roadmap makes Biden’s surprisingly bright predictions for 2035

Close to half of America's electricity needs could be handled by clean solar energy by 2035, the US Department of Energy has concluded, as the Biden Administration looks to ways to trim emissions without increasing the costs of power. A focus on solar power has been key to that strategy, but even record-setting installations so far have been a relative drop in the ocean compared to the sort of solar farms required to ween America off its fossil fuel dependence.

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COVID-19 vaccine boosters officially recommended: Who, When and Why

COVID-19 vaccine boosters officially recommended: Who, When and Why

Booster shots of the COVID-19 vaccine will be available for everyone in the US from September, President Biden announced today, with the third injection intended to counter fading protection in the face of new coronavirus variants like Delta. Word of the plan broke earlier this week, with the White House confirming its ongoing pandemic strategy in an address by Biden this morning.

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New COVID-19 vaccine booster guidance tipped soon: What to expect

New COVID-19 vaccine booster guidance tipped soon: What to expect

A third booster shot of COVID-19 vaccine could be recommended for all Americans, with claims that the White House is readying new guidance to deal with coronavirus variants. Currently almost 169 million people in America have been fully vaccinated, according to the CDC, or just over half of the total population. However experts are concerned that newer COVID-19 strains could leave the current recommendations for vaccination insufficient.

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Biden sets ambitious 50-percent EV sales target for 2030

Biden sets ambitious 50-percent EV sales target for 2030

Half of vehicles sold in the US by 2030 should be electric, according to an aggressive new zero-emissions target by the Biden White House as it restores standards weakened under the previous administration. The new actions, part of the President's Build Back Better investments, aim to drive adoption of electrified vehicles and in the process bolster American industries and tackle the considerable problem of climate change.

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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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