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COVID vaccine: Seven possible side effects of the booster – how to report ‘suspected’ ones

COVID vaccine: Seven possible side effects of the booster - how to report ‘suspected’ ones

MILLIONS of people are being offered a coronavirus vaccine booster shot, as the UK braces itself for the dual impact of flu season and COVID. A booster vaccine dose helps improve the protection you have. Like the first two, there are possible side effects.COVID vaccine: Seven possible side effects of the booster - how to report ‘suspected’ ones

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‘Worrying!’ Britons issued alert on investment scams as many report being targeted

‘Worrying!’ Britons issued alert on investment scams as many report being targeted

OLDER PEOPLE are at risk of falling victim to investment-related scams, Britons have been warned, as instances of “guaranteed” returns have been on the rise in recent months. A study has found many people would be unaware of less common scams such as these and could fall victim to pressure surrounding the matter.‘Worrying!’ Britons issued alert on investment scams as many report being targeted

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Pfizer booster shot: Six side effects to expect following your third shot – CDC new report

Pfizer booster shot: Six side effects to expect following your third shot - CDC new report

MILLIONS of people across the UK are currently being offered a third shot of the Pfizer Covid vaccine to top up protection against coronavirus ahead of winter. Early data released by the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention suggests there are six side effects to expect the day after receiving the jab.Pfizer booster shot: Six side effects to expect following your third shot - CDC new report

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The 5 most common symptoms of COVID-19 in fully vaccinated right now – latest data report

The 5 most common symptoms of COVID-19 in fully vaccinated right now - latest data report

VACCINES are proven to be effective at slowing the spread of COVID-19 and reducing hospital admissions dramatically. Two doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech or Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine are estimated to be 96 percent and 92 percent effective against hospitalisation with the Delta variant, respectively. However, you can still catch the virus and your symptoms may be different to what you would experience without a vaccine.The 5 most common symptoms of COVID-19 in fully vaccinated right now - latest data report

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Simone Biles asks fans to ‘tell me a secret’ to fight Tokyo boredom, report says

Simone Biles asks fans to 'tell me a secret' to fight Tokyo boredom, report says

The world’s top gymnast is limited to her hotel room and practice while under Olympics COVID protocols, so she posted a question on Instagram.

U.S. gymnast Simone Biles is getting ready to win what could be a rare second Olympic all-around gold medal. But before that happens, she has to wait around in Tokyo under strict COVID-prevention rules.

That prompted Biles to reportedly posted in an Instagram Story recently: “Tell me a secret – I’m bored.”

Reuters reports Biles is unable to go anywhere but her hotel or practice, prompting the callout that was quickly responded to by her 4.4 million followers. And some of their comments were pretty deep.

One person reportedly announced they were pregnant, which got a “Congrats!” from Biles.

Another reportedly told the gymnast they had not told their father they were gay.

“Tell him, be free, be yourself. I support you,” Biles reportedly responded. “For anyone else struggling with telling family or friends, just know I will always welcome you with open arms on my page and platforms.”

Other secrets revealed to Biles reportedly included someone who was spending their inheritance on presents for their mothers and someone who said they muted a close friend on Instagram because “she posts the dumbest things.”

Biles concurred.

“Me too. Sometimes it’s needed,” she reportedly said.

Because it was posted to Instagram Story, the post automatically disappeared after 24 hours.

Biles, coming off her 7th U.S. gymnastics title, is in good position to repeat her haul of five medals from the 2016 Olympics in Rio. 

The women’s gymnastics team final is a week from Tuesday and the individual all-around is two days later. The individual apparatus finals are during the second week of the Games.

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Windham election audit team submits report to New Hampshire officials

Windham election audit team submits report to New Hampshire officials

A highly anticipated report about an audit of the 2020 election in Windham, New Hampshire, has been submitted to officials in the state.

One of the auditors, Harri Hursti, confirmed to the Washington Examiner on Monday that his team “submitted it yesterday,” more than six weeks after the audit concluded. The team’s findings may become public as early as Tuesday.

‘STILL A LOT OF WORK TO DO’ AS WINDHAM 2020 ELECTION AUDIT CONCLUDES

The portion of the audit that included the handling of ballots concluded on May 27. However, the audit team’s work did not stop there.

“Now, we have captured the data,” Hursti told observers at the time. “Now, we have to go back to do the analysis, and there might be something in the data, which we now have, which we haven’t yet understood.”

The three-person audit team — made up of Hursti, Mark Lindeman, and Philip Stark — initially found that as many as 60% of ballots with machine-made or handmade folds were improperly counted by scanning machines rendered by the town Windham. The ballot papers were made correctly, but the problem was due to the machines “forcefully” folding the paper in the wrong position.

The results of the audit cannot alter the official results of the Rockingham County District 7 House of Representatives race, according to S.B. 43, and it must uphold the recount. The hand tally of ballots also looked at the contests for governor and U.S. senator.

After the 2020 state House race results for the town were particularly close, the hand recount was requested. That resulted in four winning Republican candidates in Rockingham District 7 gaining around 300 votes and the top-finishing Democratic candidate losing around 100.

On April 12, Gov. Chris Sununu signed S.B. 43 ordering the audit.

The audit has been celebrated by former President Donald Trump, along with the audit in Arizona’s Maricopa County, as part of what he deemed the “incredible fight to seek out the truth on the massive Election Fraud which took place in New Hampshire and the 2020 Presidential Election.”

On Sunday, Trump claimed the Windham audit found “horrible things.”

“In New Hampshire, they found horrible things in New Hampshire with respect to voting,” he told Fox News’s Maria Bartiromo.

In May, auditors emphasized their initial findings did not point to widespread fraud and won’t change the winners or losers of the races.

“The original count, the recount, nothing has ever been changing who gets elected,” Hursti told CNN at the time. “This is an exercise of finding what caused the error, but the four winners have all, from day one, remained to be the same four winners. This has never threatened that. And, again, if there would have been a widespread fraud, which would have been uncovered [in] this, it would have come out. There was none.”

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The final report from the Forensic Election Audit team was due 45 days from the completion of the forensic audit. The New Hampshire secretary of state, attorney general, and the Ballot Law Commission are expected to issue additional reports within 45 days of receiving the audit team’s findings.

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There is no state, county or city in the country where a full-time, minimum-wage worker can afford a two-bedroom rental, a new report says

There is no state, county or city in the country where a full-time, minimum-wage worker can afford a two-bedroom rental, a new report says
There is no state, county or city in the country where a full-time, minimum-wage worker working 40 hours a week can afford a two-bedroom rental, a report from the National Low Income Housing Coalition showed.
A full-time minimum-wage worker can afford a one-bedroom rental in only 7% of all US counties — 218 counties out of more than 3,000 nationwide.
The federal minimum wage is $ 7.25.
But the report showed that a worker would need to earn $ 24.90 per hour in order to afford a two-bedroom home at Fair Market Rent. And a $ 20.40 “housing wage” would be needed for a one-bedroom. Fair Market Rents are government estimates of what a person should expect to pay for a modest home in their area.
A housing wage is the amount a worker would need to earn to afford a home without spending more than 30% of their income on rent and utilities.
“These amounts are far higher than many Americans — including seniors, people with disabilities, and working families — can spend on housing,” wrote Marcia L. Fudge, secretary of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, in the preface to the report.

Rents are out of reach

Nationally, the average fair market rent is $ 1,061 a month for a one-bedroom and $ 1,295 a month for a two-bedroom, according to the report.
Meanwhile, the average renter’s hourly wage is $ 18.78, an income that can absorb only $ 977 a month in rent without being housing cost burdened. A household living on one minimum wage income can afford even less, $ 377 a month, the report showed.
The average renter In 17 states — including California, Florida, and New York — earns at least $ 5.00 below the state’s average two-bedroom housing wage.
The biggest gap is in Hawaii, where the difference between what an average renter earns, and the state’s two-bedroom housing wage is $ 20.13.
And even the states, the District of Columbia, and several dozen counties and municipalities that have minimum wages higher than the federal minimum wage don’t clear the bar.
In California, where the minimum wage is $ 14 an hour, the cost of housing is so high that it still has the highest housing wage: A person in California needs to earn $ 39.03 an hour to afford a two-bedroom apartment and $ 31.06 for a one-bedroom.
A minimum-wage worker would have to put in 89 hours every week just to afford the one-bedroom and 112 hours to afford the two-bedroom.
West Virginia has among the lowest housing wages. But with a minimum wage of $ 8.75 an hour, workers would still need to earn $ 14.83 an hour to afford a two-bedroom apartment, and $ 12.12 for a one-bedroom.
The report includes an interactive map that shows how much you need to earn in your area to afford rent.

The pandemic’s impact

The pandemic exacerbated the unstable housing situation for many people, and local, state and federal governments put protections in place to prevent a tidal wave of evictions. An unprecedented amount of federal emergency rent relief — $ 46 billion — was set aside to provide relief for struggling renters and their frustrated landlords.
But many will still struggle to pay rent in the future without addressing longer-term housing affordability, according to the report.
There are 7.5 million low-income renters who are “extremely” cost burdened — meaning they spend more than half of their income on housing, according to the report. This can put renters at risk of homelessness. More than 580,000 people were homeless during the peak of the coronavirus crisis last year, according to HUD.
Housing affordability is a greater challenge for Black and Latino households, the report found, with those groups more likely to be housing cost burdened.
During the pandemic, Black and Latino workers saw higher unemployment rates, leading to these groups being more likely to have fallen behind on rent, according to analysis of data from the Census Bureau by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
The NLIHC a non-profit policy advocate for growing and improving affordable housing, recommends expanding rental assistance to all eligible struggling renters and making investments in the national Housing Trust Fund and public housing to create, preserve, and rehabilitate affordable homes.
It also asks Congress to create a permanent National Housing Stabilization Fund to provide temporary assistance for households at risk of eviction and to strengthen and enforce renters’ protections, in order to keep renters stably housed.

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