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Economist says it may take years before Americans see the benefits of Biden's infrastructure bill

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As Pandemic Continues, Americans , Recieve Less Federal Aid. The world has almost entered its third year of the COVID-19 pandemic. CNN reports citizens of the United States shouldn't expect any more help from the federal government in 2022. CNN reports citizens of the United States shouldn't expect any more help from the federal government in 2022. Congress authorized relief packages totaling $5.7 trillion in 2020 and 2021. . Economists say much of Congress' relief packages have now been spent. Now, amid the onset of the highly-contagious Omicron variant, experts say less help is on the way than ever before. In the United States, stimulus checks are a thing of the past. Helpful programs like enhanced unemployment insurance and paid sick leave programs have expired. Expanded child tax credits were paid out for the last time in December. After public outcry, President Biden announced that student loan repayments would be paused until May. And still, there is much uncertainty as we turn toward 2022

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Health Experts Worry Biden’s Plan To Distribute 500 Million COVID-19 Tests Isn’t Enough [Video]

Health Experts Worry Biden’s Plan To Distribute 500 Million COVID-19 Tests Isn’t Enough

Health Experts Worry Biden's Plan, To Distribute 500 Million, COVID-19 Tests Isn't Enough. Health Experts Worry Biden's Plan, To Distribute 500 Million, COVID-19 Tests Isn't Enough. As the Omicron variant began its swift spread across the nation, the Biden administration announced plans to distribute 500 million at-home COVID-19 tests starting next month. As the Omicron variant began its swift spread across the nation, the Biden administration announced plans to distribute 500 million at-home COVID-19 tests starting next month. Experts are concerned 500 million tests aren't enough to address the surge of Omicron. Some say the administration should have been distributing tests weeks ago. Health officials say the administration's incompetence in rolling out test kits before the holidays was an "opportunity lost.". The quality of life for people over Christmas was probably diminished if they couldn't get a test. , Amesh Adalja, senior scholar at Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, via Fox News. Compounding issues further, a nationwide shortage of COVID-19 tests has left many Americans in the dark. Compounding issues further, a nationwide shortage of COVID-19 tests has left many Americans in the dark. Experts say 500 million tests aren't enough even if limited only to the nation's labor force. I can imagine each 200 million needing at least one test a week. , Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, professor of medicine at Stanford University, via Fox News. I can imagine each 200 million needing at least one test a week. , Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, professor of medicine at Stanford University, via Fox News. Thus far, the Biden administration's response to the Omicron variant has been underwhelming, to say the least. Thus far, the Biden administration's response to the Omicron variant has been underwhelming, to say the least. The reality is that we’re probably not going to have [tests] in time to mitigate the current surge and at least that. , Neil Jay Sehgal, assistant professor of health policy at University of Maryland School of Public Health, via Fox News. The reality is that we’re probably not going to have [tests] in time to mitigate the current surge and at least that. , Neil Jay Sehgal, assistant professor of health policy at University of Maryland School of Public Health, via Fox News

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2nd At-Home Rapid COVID Test Is Authorized by the FDA [Video]

2nd At-Home Rapid COVID Test Is Authorized by the FDA

2nd At-Home Rapid COVID Test , Is Authorized by the FDA. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced its authorization on Dec. 28. The test was designed by Siemens Healthineers and can now be used in addition to the Roche test the FDA also recently approved. The authorization comes as test shortages have wracked the nation amid record-breaking numbers of infections. Officials with the Biden administration praised the FDA's move as in keeping with its COVID priorities. Increasing Americans' access to easy-to-use, reliable COVID tests is a top priority for the Biden Administration, , Xavier Becerra, Health and Human Services Secretary, via 'The Hill'. ... and we are using all resources at our disposal to make more tests available and ramp up supply, Xavier Becerra, Health and Human Services Secretary, via 'The Hill'. With daily infections topping 300,000 in the U.S., at-home testing has become a signature administration strategy. Adding two new authorized tests will give Americans more options for testing at home, , Xavier Becerra, Health and Human Services Secretary, via 'The Hill'. ... which helps keep people safe and provides peace of mind, Xavier Becerra, Health and Human Services Secretary, via 'The Hill'. FDA officials cautioned that the at-home test is not 100 percent accurate. Negative results do not rule out SARS-CoV-2 infection and should not be used as the sole basis for treatment or patient management decisions, including infection control decisions. , Jacqueline A. O’Shaughnessy, FDA Scientist, via 'The Hill'. Despite this, the tests offer reliable guidance in the context of a person's potential exposure to COVID-19. Negative results should be considered in the context of an individual’s recent exposures, history and the presence of clinical signs and symptoms consistent with COVID-19, Jacqueline A. O’Shaughnessy, FDA Scientist, via 'The Hill'. The Biden administration is expected to begin distribution of 500 million at-home tests sometime in January

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How will Omicron affect global economy and health facilities in 2022? | Putin-Biden | Oneindia News [Video]

How will Omicron affect global economy and health facilities in 2022? | Putin-Biden | Oneindia News

Omicron's effect on the global economy, health infrastructure and international travel. Also, the Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin talks today. Find out these on Global Chit Chat, where we bring you up to speed with top developments in geopolitics that are important but lesser-known. #Omicron #WorldNews #Geopolitics #BidenPutin

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Biden To Speak With Putin Thursday Amid Growing Ukraine Tensions [Video]

Biden To Speak With Putin Thursday Amid Growing Ukraine Tensions

Biden To Speak , With Putin Thursday, Amid Growing Ukraine Tensions. NBC News reports Biden will speak with Putin over the phone on Dec. 30 at the Russian president's request. . The conversation will be held as 100,000 Russian troops sit at the Ukrainian border, stoking invasion fears. The conversation will be held as 100,000 Russian troops sit at the Ukrainian border, stoking invasion fears. Russia denies malicious intentions. . The Biden Administration continues to engage in extensive diplomacy with our European Allies and partners, consulting and coordinating on a common approach in response to Russia’s military build-up on the border with Ukraine, Emily Horne, National Security Council spokesperson, via NBC News. Ahead of the planned call, Secretary of State Antony Blinken had a conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. Ahead of the planned call, Secretary of State Antony Blinken had a conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. [Blinken] reiterated the United States’ unwavering support for Ukraine’s independence, sovereignty, and territorial integrity in the face of Russia’s military buildup on Ukraine’s borders, Ned Price, State Department spokesman, via statement. Earlier this month, Biden told Putin there would be "severe consequences" if Russia attacked Ukraine

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The Flu May Increase Risk of Developing Parkinson’s Disease by Up to 90%, Study Says [Video]

The Flu May Increase Risk of Developing Parkinson’s Disease by Up to 90%, Study Says

The Flu May Increase Risk of Developing Parkinson’s Disease , by Up to 90%, Study Says. Parkinson's disease is a neurodegenerative disorder. It negatively affects one's ability to control motor function. According to the Parkinson's Foundation, nearly one million Americans are affected by the disease. A study recently published in 'JAMA Neurology' may have found a link between flu infections and Parkinson's. A study recently published in 'JAMA Neurology' may have found a link between flu infections and Parkinson's. 'The New York Times' reports researchers analyzed Danish healthcare databases and tracked flu infections dating back to 1977 to reach this conclusion. The study found that those who had dealt with the flu at any point ended up having a 70% higher chance of contracting Parkinson's disease within ten years. Within 15 years, that number rose to 90%. The association may not be unique to influenza, but it's the infection that has gotten the most attention. , Noelle M. Cocoros, research scientist, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, via 'The New York Times'. Experts say the study adds to the theory that inflammation from infections like the flu have an ill effect on the central nervous system. Researchers say they have yet to find a definite link between the flu and Parkinson's. We've couched our findings with appropriate limitations. , Noelle M. Cocoros, research scientist, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, via 'The New York Times'. Our study adds to a broader literature, and we shouldn't overstate the results. , Noelle M. Cocoros, research scientist, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, via 'The New York Times'

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If You Love Them Don't Feed These Foods to Your Dog . Americans sure do love their dogs. As of 2017-2018, 60.2 million households in America had a dog. Some of the foods we eat are perfectly safe for dogs. Experts say most human foods are not safe for dogs. Don't fall for those puppy dog eyes when these foods are around:. Grapes. Experts say grapes and grape-derived food items are absolutely unsafe for dogs. Known to cause renal failure in canines, even a handful of grapes could prove fatal for your favorite pup. Onions. Cooked or raw, onions just aren't any good for your furry friend. In canines, onion intake could result in anemia as well as lifelong damage to red blood cells. Liver. Liver is rich in Vitamin A, a great nutrient for humans. Due to such high counts of Vitamin A, a dog munching on liver can quickly experience

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5 Highly Unusual , US Christmas Traditions. These five American traditions baffle Christmas celebrators in other parts of the world. Decorating Trees With Popcorn. German-Americans who traditionally decorated their trees with fruits and nuts are thought to have been the first to do this. TV Yule Logs. The first burning log aired on TV in the 1960s. Now it streams on Netflix. Drunk Santa. Santacon got its start as a San Francisco pub crawl in 1994. The NYC event raised over $400,000 for charities in the five years before COVID-19 hit. Eggnog. The base ingredient of this American holiday staple is egg yolks, which doesn't seem to appeal to the rest of the world. Hidden Pickle Ornaments. In this U.S. tradition, the first child to spot the pickle ornament receives an extra present

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