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US coronavirus: US can vaccinate up to 85% of US adults and start returning to normal by fall, Fauci says

“When you put …. the pedal on the floor, you can get it done,” Fauci told CNN’s Chris Cuomo on Thursday. At the current pace of vaccinations, this necessary threshold will not be reached until February 2022, but Fauci said officials must and will strengthen production and distribution by “getting vaccination centers in the community, getting pharmacies fully involved, using …

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Russia welcomes the US proposal to extend the nuclear treaty

MOSCOW (AP) – The Kremlin on Friday welcomed US President Joe Biden’s proposal to extend the last remaining nuclear weapons treaty between the two countries, which is expected to expire in less than two weeks. Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Russia was in favor of expanding the pact and was waiting to see the details of the …

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President Biden takes office: NPR

Since taking office on January 20, President Biden has signed off on actions to reverse measures taken by his predecessor, former President Trump. Alex Wong / Getty Images hide caption change caption Alex Wong / Getty Images Since taking office on January 20, President Biden has signed off on actions to reverse measures taken by his predecessor, former President Trump. …

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Bids executive orders target federal minimum wage and food insecurity Biden administration

Sign up for the Guardian’s first thing newsletter On Friday, Joe Biden will sign a few executive orders aimed at providing immediate relief to U.S. families struggling with the economic toll of the Covid-19 pandemic and extending security protection for federal workers. The first action addresses food insecurity by expanding nutrition programs for low-income families and children. The order would …

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Covid vaccine: Experts say Biden’s strategy can benefit from good timing

“They will benefit from the learning curve,” said Vijay Samant, a former Merck director who oversees the production of three successful vaccines during his tenure. Samant said that the vaccine manufacturers have had months to prepare bottlenecks in the supply and that production is always expected to be faster in the coming months – a blessing for the Biden administration. …

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Biden signs 2 executive orders aimed at pandemic-related food aid, workers’ needs

President Biden signs a few notices on Friday aimed at helping American families and small businesses experiencing economic hardship during the coronavirus pandemic. The first executive order will seek to maximize the federal government’s existing resources to support families with an emphasis on providing food assistance to low-income families. Biden will ask the Department of Agriculture to increase current pandemic-related …

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Evacuation order revoked after residents of Washington State Town were told to flee due to explosion threat

Local police and fire agencies responded to a commercial structural fire at the Washington Potato Company in Warden, Washington, according to the Grant County Sheriff’s Office. There was a “risk of ammonia explosion,” the sheriff’s office said. The sheriff’s office gave residents the clear signal in a tweet early Friday morning. The Warden is located about 150 km southwest of …

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