Pfizer antiviral reduces hospitalization, death among high-risk people by 89%, study shows: COVID-19 updates

This post was originally published on this siteA study found that Pfizer’s antiviral drug, Paxlovid, reduced hospitalization or death among high-risk people by 89%. More COVID-19 updates.     

It Isn’t Your Imagination: Restaurant Menus Really Are Shrinking

This post was originally published on this siteHigher food costs and staffing shortages are making for slimmer menus with fewer ingredients.

Senate to act on debt limit ahead of December 15 deadline

This post was originally published on this siteThe Senate is on track to vote on Tuesday to raise the national debt limit as lawmakers race to avert a catastrophic default ahead of a critical mid-week deadline.

Fed Set to Address Rising Inflation at Key Policy Meeting

This post was originally published on this siteIt is the first meeting since Chairman Jerome Powell said the Fed needed to shift its focus toward preventing higher inflation and away from fostering a rapid rebound in hiring from the pandemic.

Nearly one-third of Americans skipped care in past three months due to cost: poll

This post was originally published on this siteAlmost one-third of Americans skipped necessary medical care in the past three months because they could not afford it, according to a poll released Tuesday. The survey from the West Health Policy Center and Gallup found that 30…

Supreme Court declines to block New York vaccine mandate

This post was originally published on this siteThe Supreme Court turned away two emergency requests Monday from health care workers, doctors and nurses in New York to block the state’s vaccine mandate.

Minnesota hospitals warn they are ‘overwhelmed’ in full-page ad

This post was originally published on this siteMinnesota hospital leaders are warning in a full-page newspaper ad that they are “overwhelmed” amid a COVID-19 surge and are urging the public to take action. “Our emergency departments are overfilled, and we have patients in every bed in our…

Christmas shipping deadlines: The last day to send gifts with FedEx, UPS and USPS

This post was originally published on this siteWhat is the last day for UPS ground shipping by Christmas? It varies but FedEx and USPS say Wednesday is the ground cutoff for sending holiday gifts.     

Manchin signals major changes needed to win his support on Biden’s safety net plan

This post was originally published on this siteSen. Joe Manchin, the most pivotal swing vote in the Senate, indicated on Monday that a significant amount of work remains to be done to earn his support for President Joe Biden’s sweeping social safety net expansion, potentially delivering a fatal blow to Democratic leaders’ hopes of getting […]

December’s child tax credit payment will be the last one unless Congress acts

This post was originally published on this siteParents are set to get their last monthly infusion of the expanded child tax credit starting Wednesday — unless Congress acts to extend it for another year.

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