1,8,000 school teachers and staff in New York City must be vaccinated against COVID-19 effective today. There were no alternatives to the exam, and alternative teachers lined up to take the classroom.
New York, the country’s largest public school system, is one of the first major districts to make inoculation compulsory.
Mayor Bill de Blasio said vaccinated workers would be put on unpaid leave and would not be allowed to work this week.
The city was able to keep most school buildings open for most of the last school year while other districts went all the way to remote directions, although a fraction of the more than 1 million students chose the class option. New York City is not offering a remote option this year.
De Blasio said that as of Friday, 90% of education department staff had received at least one vaccine dose, of which 93% were teachers and %% principals. The order allows medical and religious exemptions.
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IF FIFA on Sunday directly encouraged footballers to be vaccinated, the first such clear statement from the world football governing body since the players flew to countries for the men’s World Cup qualifiers.
On Sunday, Russia recorded a record number of deaths per day from Kovid-1, reaching a new high for the fifth time in a week. The National Coronavirus Task Force said 90 deaths had been recorded in the past day, surpassing the 7 reported on Friday. The taskforce further said that the number of new infections in the last day is the second highest of the year at 25,769.
– United Airlines has announced the integration with Apple’s Health App, which allows customers to quickly confirm that they have met the vaccination requirements.
3 Today’s number: According to Johns Hopkins University, more than 43.6 million confirmed COVID-19 cases and more than 701,000 deaths have been recorded in the United States. Worldwide total: more than 234.9 million cases and 4.8 million deaths. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 185 million Americans – 55.9% of the population – have been fully vaccinated.
3 What we read: Despite federal Covid-1 aid assistance, some cities are facing major obstacles to repatriating workers after budget cuts. In fact, state and local governments have not rescued about 400,000 uneducated jobs since the epidemic began. Read more about the problem here.
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Rural Americans are more likely to die from covid than urban Americans
Rural Americans are dying from covid-1 of twice as much as their urban counterparts স্বাস্থ্য health experts say that the reduction in medical care for the elderly, the sick, the overweight, the poor and the underprivileged could make it more widespread with less vaccinations. Although the primary cause of death from covid-1 deaths has been rural rural America, where about 15% of Americans live, before the vaccine is available, the virus spreads across the country, leading to rapid mortality in metropolitan areas. From the Institute of Rural Policy Research.
Since the outbreak began, about 431 rural Americans out of 41 urban Americans have died in Covid, according to the institute. And while vaccines have reduced COVID mortality overall since the peak of winter, rural mortality is now more than double the urban rate – and is accelerating.
Andrew Wiggins of the Warriors received the Covid vaccine
Andrew Wiggins, whose status for the upcoming NBA season was questioned last month, will now be available for all Golden State Warriors games. Wiggins, who received his Covid-1 vaccine, told reporters at the team’s training camp on Sunday that he had complied with a San Francisco order for a big event in the city. Wiggins would not be eligible to play in the Warriors’ home games in town without the vaccine. The NBA previously denied Wiggins a request for religious exemption from any city order.
Wiggins, 26, became one of the face of vaccine resistance in the NBA. Wiggins said last week that his back was “of course against the wall, but I’m continuing to fight for what I believe. To others it’s right and vice versa.”
Wiggins stood to lose more than $ 350,000 to miss each home game, half of his .6 31.6 million salary in the 2021-22 season.
– Matt Apers
The number of Floridians vaccinated has slowed to a crawl
The number of Floridians receiving coronavirus shots has risen more slowly than at any time since the end of December last week, according to state data analysis. In the last seven days, the state has added 5,0226 residents to Florida’s Covid-1 inoculation count, according to a Health Department report released Friday. This is the lowest increase since December 2 in the second week of the statewide coronavirus vaccination report.
In total, 13,621,499 Florida residents have received at least one vaccine dose, covering 71% of the eligible population 12 years of age or older, state health officials said. Health officials reported Friday that 11,370,030 Florida residents have been fully vaccinated. It covers 59.5% of the eligible population.
The increase in deaths from Florida summer covid-1 deaths, which occurred mostly without vaccinations, has been slow. The death toll in the state rose to 1,719 last week, the slowest pace since Aug. 27, before the newly reported death toll.
The death toll in the state is 55,299.
Florida health officials recorded 1,42 more deaths than any other state since June, when they stopped publishing daily coronavirus figures because “our state is returning to normal, vaccines are widely available across Florida,” Time said.
– Chris Parswood, Palm Beach Post
Contributed by: Associated Press