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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday eased indoor mask-wearing guidance for fully vaccinated people, allowing them to safely stop wearing masks outside and inside in most places, according to a person briefed on the announcement.
“Today the CDC is updating our guidance for fully-vaccinated people. Anyone who is fully vaccinated can participate in indoor and outdoor activities, large or small, without wearing a mask or fully distancing. If you are fully vaccinated, you can start doing the things that you had stopped doing because of the pandemic. We have all longed for this moment when we can get to some sense of normalcy,” CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said during a press conference at the White House.
The new guidance still calls for wearing masks in crowded indoor settings like buses, planes, hospitals, prisons and homeless shelters, but eases restrictions for reopening workplaces and schools.
It will also no longer recommend that fully vaccinated people wear masks outdoors in crowds. The announcement comes as the CDC and the Biden administration have faced pressure to ease restrictions on fully vaccinated people — people who are two weeks past their last required COVID-19 vaccine dose — in part to highlight the benefits of getting the shot.
The eased guidance comes two weeks after the CDC recommended that fully vaccinated people continue to wear masks indoors in all settings and outdoors in large crowds.
The person spoke on the condition of anonymity to preview the announcement ahead of the official release. The White House did not comment on the matter.
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Additionally, Dave Heathcote, an Insolvency Director at TDX Group, warned the scheme may have limited success: “Today’s long-awaiting introduction of the Debt Respite Scheme is a welcome and extremely timely move in the ongoing fight against debt. Providing a lifeline for indebted consumers via a temporary pause from most creditor enforcement action, Breathing Space offers a 60-day window for people to engage with formal debt advice, and consider repayment options best suited to their needs.
“Breathing Space is an important step in how society manages problem debt, however, its impact will be limited in cushioning against the potential wall of debt many will face down the line. Against the backdrop of increasingly positive news on the UK’s vaccination roll out and a potential return to normality, a more sombre and fuller picture of the pandemic’s financial impact will emerge as government support schemes and forbearance winds down.
“In the darkest days of the winter lockdowns, research showed concerning growth in the number of people facing financial difficulties, with almost half (47 percent) worrying about money every day and 24 percent feeling incapable of managing their finances. Lockdown lifted the lid on this underlying financial divide, but government support, as necessary as it was, masked the reality for those on lower incomes or facing unemployment. Now, as the tide goes out on financial support, the force of the wave of debt building since the pandemic began may be felt.
“Both people and businesses will need greater support, new solutions and innovative thinking to navigate future problem debt. The pandemic’s impact should accelerate improvements in how financial difficulty is supported, and the government’s mental health recovery plan already highlights the crucial role the debt management industry has to play. In the meantime, it’s vital for those in financial difficulty to fully capitalise on Breathing Space, and for creditors to use it as an intervention trigger to craft a sustainable, long-term customer journey out of debt.”
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During the panel discussion, the Pfizer CEO went one step further, suggesting that people get vaccinated annually following their third jab.
“There are vaccines that are like polio that one dose is enough…and there are vaccines like flu than you need every year,” he said.
“The Covid virus looks more like the influenza virus than the polio virus.”
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‘It is extremely important to suppress the pool of people that can be susceptible to the virus,’ Bourla said during panel discussion.
The long-term immunity offered by the current crop of coronavirus vaccines is unknown but research suggests the Pfizer vaccine is highly effective in the short-term.
A study led by University of Birmingham researchers and supported by the UK Coronavirus Immunology Consortium, compared antibody and cellular immune responses between the AstraZeneca and the Pfizer jab in over 80s.
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Seventy-six people received one dose of the Pfizer vaccine and 89 received one dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine.
Samples were collected five to six weeks after the first vaccine dose.
Spike-specific antibodies were present in the majority of people in both groups; 93 percent after the Pfizer vaccine and 87 percent after the AstraZeneca vaccine.
Everyone aged 45 and over can get the COVID-19 vaccine.
You can book appointments at a larger vaccination centre or pharmacy now, or wait to be invited to go to a local NHS service.
People at high risk of getting seriously ill from coronavirus (clinically extremely vulnerable), can also get the COVID-19 vaccine.
You do not need to wait to be contacted by the NHS if you’re eligible.
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When it comes to cold therapy, you can use a frozen bag of peas on the affected area – just make sure to wrap the peas in a tea cloth.
Remember to never put ice directly on the skin as this can cause further injury.
“If you know how to look after your back, you can greatly reduce your risk of getting back pain,” said Bupa.
This involves exercising regularly, bending the knees when lifting heavy items, and keeping a good posture.
Speaking during a visit to Middlesbrough, Mr Johnson said: “There’s definitely going to be a world in which international travel will use vaccine passports
“I think when it comes to trying to make sure that we give maximum confidence to businesses and customers in the UK, there are three things – there’s immunity whether you have had it before so you have natural antibodies, whether you have been vaccinated, and of course whether you have had a test.
”Mr Johnson said the passports were a hot topic among airline industry personnel and other countries, adding: “There’s a logic to that.”
Currently, foreign travel for leisure purposes is illegal under UK lockdown regulations.
Barcelona president-elect Joan Laporta was said to be facing a race against time to raise the necessary funds to complete his bid for the club’s top job, or face a second election.
Per the terms of his election, he must present a bank guarantee worth 15 percent of Barcelona’s budget within 10 days of his election – which means Wednesday of this week.
The sum he needs to raise is understood to be €125 million ($ 149 million).
The bank guarantee must also be ratified by La Liga to receive official approval. Barcelona have found themselves in an unenviable financial position due to the mismanagement of former presidents Josep Maria Bartomeu and Sandro Rosell, with their current debt estimated to be in advance of €1 billion.
Laporta’s candidacy for the presidency was bolstered by the support of club talisman Lionel Messi and he defeated rivals Victor Font and Toni Freixa in the election. He campaigned, in part at least, by saying that he would do all in his power to retain Messi’s services at the club amid rumors that the Argentine may again campaign to leave upon the expiration of his contract this summer.
It is thought, or hoped at the very least, that Laporta’s stewardship of the famous club might held re-establish Barcelona’s status as Europe’s most successful club. During his first term in charge, the team won practically every trophy available to them – including three Champions Leagues.
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Laporta had also been speculated as considering the appointment of club legend Xavi into the Camp Nou dugout to replace current boss (and fellow former player) Ronald Koeman. Xavi was club captain for much of the glory days in Laporta’s first reign.
If Laporta doesn’t raise the required funds, an interim president would be appointed who will oversee a brand new election – and the entire process begin all over again.
As the deadline ticked down, reports in Spain claimed that Laporta had managed to secure funds through Banco de Sabadell and Audax, although La Liga will still need to validate his approval as president.
Vivian’s mother, Lisa (Poehler), is an old-school feminist who waxes lyrical about fighting the patriarchy as a teenager with heavy punk music and brutal protests.
Combining her two worlds, Vivian anonymously writes and distributes a zine titled MOXIE.
Within its pages are accusations of how the patriarchy is still at play in 2021, as well as a call to arms for the women in the high school to rise up and fight against the established “norm”.
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Poehler also stands out as one of the most engaging roles in the movie.
Although her time on screen is short, she really gives off a strong Leslie Knope vibe – except with leather jackets and death stares.
Moxie would have been a lot better if it leaned on Poehler some more. Early on the movie solidified her as a feminist icon, only for her daughter, Vivian, to look to Lucy as a role model instead.
Furthermore, the plot felt a little trite at times. Sure, it had standard teenage-dream-esque scenes including romantic getaways, best friend bust-ups and cinematic high-school cliches – but it wasn’t enough.
Moxie lacked that certain John Hughes touch which would have really exemplified the film’s heart.
Instead, the final act of the movie rests on its laurels and pushes through to the credits, complete with a colourful prom montage.
Moxie is a gorgeous film with incredible actors and really strong narrative backbone. Although the basis of the film has a great hook, it needed just a little more thought and perseverance to make it a real classic. Poehler’s presence is welcomed, but squandered after only giving one really involved scene. Despite this, Moxie is better than a lot of movies out there. It handles the social issues its raises intelligently and deftly and will certainly be loved by a lot of people. It is worth watching for Poehler’s ice cream-eating habits alone.
Moxie is out on Netflix tomorrow.