Vic has first batch of AstraZeneca vaccine

Victoria has taken delivery of its first batch of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines, with the rollout of the 50,800 doses to start early next week. It comes as the state on Friday celebrated a week-long run of “doughnut days”, with no locally-acquired coronavirus cases. The Health Department said the AstraZeneca doses had started arriving at Victoria’s… Read More »

‘I worry we’re getting numb’ to Covid numbers as states reopen, former CDC director says

Richard Besser, who served as acting director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention under former President Barack Obama, said he worries that people are discounting Covid numbers as governors decide to reopen their states.  “In Texas, where they removed the mask mandate, fewer than 10% of people have been vaccinated and the levels… Read More »

5 Workouts You Can Do in Under 10 Minutes

5 Workouts You Can Do in Under 10 Minutes iStock Struggling to muster the motivation to work out? Science shows that small, quick workouts of 10 minutes or less can elicit aerobic and metabolic benefits. Here the Well desk offers beginner-friendly, research-proven home workouts for you to get started. → NYT > Well

Conservatives target centrist Democrats on Becerra vote

Conservative policy groups are pressuring centrist-leaning Senate Democrats to nix the nomination of Xavier Becerra to head the Department of Health and Human Services. “Sens. Mark Kelly, Kyrsten Sinema, and Joe Manchin are critical senators in opposing the extreme agenda of Biden’s HHS nominee,” said Jessica Anderson, executive director of Heritage Action for America. “Mr.… Read More »

States rapidly expanding vaccine access as supplies surge

Buoyed by a surge in vaccine shipments, states and cities are rapidly expanding eligibility for COVID-19 shots to teachers, 55-and-over Americans and other groups as the U.S. races to beat back the virus and reopen businesses and schools. Arizona, Connecticut and Indiana have thrown open the line to the younger age bracket. Pennsylvania and Wisconsin… Read More »