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COVID-19 vaccination locations now in Apple Maps and Google Maps

COVID-19 vaccination locations now in Apple Maps and Google Maps

COVID-19 vaccine locations can now be found in both Apple Maps and Google Maps. Both systems are working with the same source of information: VaccineFinder. VaccineFinder is a dedicated online service originally developed by Boston Children's Hospital. The update to Apple Maps went live today, March 16, 2021, and can be seen on all compatible iPhone and iPad devices.

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COVID-19 doesn’t care how tired you are of it

COVID-19 doesn’t care how tired you are of it

You're probably tired of dealing with COVID-19, masks, social distancing, and everything that goes with it. You're not likely excited about the prospect of waiting until you have both doses of vaccine before you're mostly safe from COVID-19. You're probably even LESS excited about the idea that even after you've gotten your COVID-19 vaccine, there's still a chance that you could contract and spread COVID-19 to other people. But COVID-19 doesn't care about any of that.

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Tinder is getting a background check tool: What this means for you

Tinder is getting a background check tool: What this means for you

Tinder users will soon be able to run a fairly basic background check on potential future dates, Match Group has revealed, enabling users to avoid people who have a history of violence. The background check feature will be provided by Garbo, which will only make certain details available; users won't, for example, be able to see information about traffic history and drug-related matters.

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Spironolactone recalled after mix-up puts wrong doses in dozens of bottles

Spironolactone recalled after mix-up puts wrong doses in dozens of bottles

Spironolactone, a drug used to treat various health matters, has been recalled after the manufacturer behind the product discovered mislabeling that puts patients at risk of getting the wrong dose. Nearly four dozen bottles of the medication have been recalled, according to a notice recently published by the FDA.

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Star Alliance data breach impacts huge number of airline passengers

Star Alliance data breach impacts huge number of airline passengers

A data breach involving a third-party system provider behind the Star Alliance of airlines has exposed some information on hundreds of thousands of airline passengers, potentially including customer names and MileagePlus numbers. The leaked information won't allow unauthorized individuals to access passengers' accounts, however.

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CDC COVID-19 vaccinated guidance: Complex situation, simple action

CDC COVID-19 vaccinated guidance: Complex situation, simple action

At a White House press briefing today, CDC director Rochelle Walensky confirmed that there would be new guidance for COVID-19 vaccinated individuals "soon." Per Walensky, "these are complex issues, and the science is rapidly evolving." In other words - vaccination is not a go-anywhere, do-anything pass for the person that's been vaccinated - it's not that simple.

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Special dog food recalled, but not for the reason you think

Special dog food recalled, but not for the reason you think

If you purchase special frozen raw pet food or dog food, you should check out a new recall highlighted by the FDA. Bravo Packing is recalling all of its Ground Beef Raw Pet Food and Performance Dog food because of potential contamination with Listeria and Salmonella, which can make pets and humans sick.

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Major tire recall issued by Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.

Major tire recall issued by Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.

Many years ago, a major recall was issued on Firestone tires that were failing and causing accidents that were sometimes fatal. Recalls in the automotive industry aren't uncommon, and Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. has now issued a tire recall the covers more than 430,000 light truck tires in the US. The tires are being recalled due to sidewall bulges that could lead to tire failure.

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This head impact collar that cuts athlete brain injuries just got the FDA nod

This head impact collar that cuts athlete brain injuries just got the FDA nod

An innovative collar intended to prevent athletes from suffering brain injury from head impacts has been given authorization by the FCC to go on sale in the US, with hopes that Q-Collar could help the millions of such injuries that happen each year. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can lead to nerve damage, paralysis, and even death, when blunt trauma causes the brain to "slosh" in the skull.

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Thousands of stands with built-in USB ports recalled over shock risk

Thousands of stands with built-in USB ports recalled over shock risk

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission has highlighted a recent recall involving side stands (accent tables) that feature built-in charging receptacles, including USB ports. The reason, according to the recall notice, is a wiring problem that may cause users to be shocked when they plug a device into the stand. Owners are warned to stop using the tables and to wait for a replacement.

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Boeing 777 planes in the US, Japan grounded after engine failure

Boeing 777 planes in the US, Japan grounded after engine failure

Boeing's almost cursed 737 MAX is slowly starting to return to service but it seems that the aircraft maker has another headache coming. Fortunately, there were no lives lost before Boeing learned about what could be another faulty component that could have just as deadly consequences if left unchecked. Dozens of Boeing 777 planes have been temporarily put out of service after a flight from Denver had one of its engines failed in a rather dramatic way just after takeoff.

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Many cheese products recalled following CDC’s outbreak warning

Many cheese products recalled following CDC’s outbreak warning

Days after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published an advisory warning of a Listeria outbreak without a clear source, the FDA has highlighted a new related recall covering a number of Hispanic-style cheese products. The recalled cheese products were sold in several states across the Eastern half of the US.

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