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  • 17 Feb 2021 7:02 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

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  • 16 Feb 2021 7:15 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

    Earlier this month, the Biden administration announced it was moving to expand access to COVID-19 vaccines, freeing up more doses for states and beginning to distribute them to retail pharmacies.

    The number of participating pharmacies and the allocation of vaccines are expected to accelerate as drug makers increase production. For now, CVS, Walgreens, Walmart and Sam's Club are among neighborhood pharmacies that have already begun to administer vaccines to eligible recipients under the federal retail pharmacy program.


    Currently, CVS is offering COVID-19 vaccinations to "eligible populations" at a limited number of locations in 11 states. CVS said the vaccines will be offered on an "appointment-only basis." Appointments can be made online or through the CVS Pharmacy app. If eligible recipients don't have access to either, they can contact customer service.

    More at source: Fox

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  • 16 Feb 2021 7:08 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

    A severe winter storm is blasting much of the U.S. with heavy snow, freezing rain, ice and some of the coldest temperatures in years. Several states have declared emergencies as officials warn residents to stay home. CBS News meteorologist and climate specialist Jeff Berardelli joins "CBSN AM" to discuss the latest.

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  • 11 Feb 2021 7:09 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

    A janitor has become an internet sensation after he was caught on camera making an incredible basketball trick shot as he cleaned the school courts. 

    Joe Orians, who is the custodian at Liberty-Benton Middle School in Findlay, in Ohio was filmed on CCTV nonchalantly bouncing a ball as he strolled across the empty court.

    He then stood with his back to the hoop and without taking a glance over his shoulder launched the ball backwards.

    More at source: You Tube

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  • 10 Feb 2021 5:58 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

    Yesterday morning, about 30 janitors across Denver called on Commercial Cleaning Services (CCS), the largest employer of janitors in Colorado, to stop reducing their work hours at a time when cleaning requires more time due to stringent COVID-19 cleaning protocols.

    The actions of CCS, says Denver janitor Cynthia Rosales in a press release from the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 105, not only compromise the safety of offices and other places cleaned by janitorial staff amid the pandemic, but also put janitors and their families in a tough situation.

    “With fewer hours, we are still asked to maintain building standards during the pandemic,” Rosales said in the press release. “Our families are consistently squeezed financially with the uncertainty of whether we will work enough hours to get by.”

    More at source: Colorado Times Recorder

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  • 03 Feb 2021 11:17 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

    (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- According to Fortune Business Insights™, The global household cleaning products market size is expected to reach USD 312.49 billion by 2027, exhibiting a CAGR of 4.97 % during the forecast period. The growing emphasis to uphold a clean and hygienic household environment can be an essential factor augmenting the growth of the market during the forecast period. The market size stood at USD 163.98 billion in 2019.

    Key Market Driver:

    Rising Awareness about Clean-labelled Products to Boost Market

    The shift from artificial and harsh chemical products to green and natural products by consumers owing to the rising environmental knowledge will bolster the healthy growth of the market. The increasing demand for natural and clean-labeled products has led to high production and supply of green household cleaning products. The increasing environmental concerns have generated the necessity for all-natural products, which, in turn, will enable speedy expansion of the market. The increasing environmental initiatives by authorities is expected to push the development of organic products, which, in turn, can strengthen the market in the forthcoming years.


    Cleaning and Disinfection of Households to Eliminate Coronavirus

    The COVID-19 pandemic is predicted to have an excellent impact on the global market. The rising consciousness regarding hygiene and cleanliness at homes will spur opportunities for the market. The inflated demand for household cleaning products has led to the scarcity of such products. The rising pressure on manufacturers to elevate their production capacities in this crisis will further benefit the market. The growing implications and concerns regarding the spread of the virus will fuel demand for cleaning products.  Moreover, the long-term effect of the virus will simultaneously incite cautiousness among people, which, in turn, will augur well for the market.

    More at source: Globe Newswire

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  • 01 Feb 2021 7:09 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

    Covid-19 hospitalizations drop, but January has been the deadliest month of the pandemic. Here’s what to expect next

    For the first time in almost two months, less than 100,000 Americans are hospitalized for Covid-19.

    Sunday, the United States reported 95,013 Covid-19 hospitalizations, according to data from the COVID Tracking Project. And 97,561 patients were hospitalized Saturday. The last time the number was below 100,000 was December 1.

    Yet the seven-day average of new cases is still about the same as it was December 1. Even worse, the average number of daily deaths is more than double what it was then.

    January has been by far the deadliest month of the pandemic. More than 95,245 people have died from Covid-19 so far this month, surpassing December’s total of 77,486 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University.

    “Right now it’s the worst of possible worlds. It’s the winter. It’s getting cold out, people are together more, there’s still a critical number of people in the United States who don’t wear masks, who don’t social distance,” said Dr. Paul Offit, a member of the Food and Drug Administration’s vaccine advisory committee.

    “I think the next six weeks or two months are going to be rough. I think we could have another 100,000, 150,000 deaths.”

    More at source: ABC

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  • 27 Jan 2021 8:48 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

    Here we go again folks! This is not going away for years! Is your business prepared to combat Covid till 2023 and beyond? -Matt

    First Case of Brazilian Variant in the U.S. Found in Minnesota

    The United States' first confirmed case of the highly transmissible Brazilian coronavirus variant has been detected in Minnesota, state health officials said.

    A Twin Cities resident who recently traveled to Brazil became ill the first week of January and a specimen was collected Jan. 9, the Minnesota Department of Health said in a news release.

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    “This case marks the first documented instance of the Brazil P.1 variant in the United States,” the release said. “While this variant is thought to be more transmissible than the initial strain of the virus that causes COVID-19 disease, it is not yet known whether the variant causes more severe illness.”

    Besides being more transmissible, the Brazilian variant has mutations that allow it to evade the body's immune system, meaning the current vaccines might not work against it, NPR reported. People might also get infected a second time.

    More at source: WEB MD

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  • 25 Jan 2021 7:40 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

    California may have its own highly contagious homegrown COVID-19 strain

    Scientists in California believe there is a homegrown coronavirus strain in the state that could be responsible for the dramatic rise in cases, a report said on Sunday.

    Two separate research groups have discovered the apparent California strain while looking for the new variant that is believed to have come from the United Kingdom, according to the Los Angeles Times.

    The supposed California strain is in the same “family tree” as the U.K. strain and could be behind the state’s spread over the past few months, the paper said.

    An image of the SARS-CoV-2 virus seen in an electron microscope.

    One of the labs that discovered the strain, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles said that it amounted to 24 percent of about 4,500 viral samples gathered throughout California in the last weeks of 2020.

    Another analysis found that 25 percent of 332 samples taken in Northern California were of the new strain.

    More at source: NY POST

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  • 19 Jan 2021 8:43 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

    Another New Covid-19 Variant Discovered In L.A. Might Be Vaccine Resistant, Researcher Says; Strain First Identified In Denmark

    Two days after the Los Angeles Public Health Department announced that the much-talked-about UK variant of Covid-19, known as B.1.1.7, had been identified in the region, the California Department of Public Health revealed that another lesser-known strain had been circulating in the county as well.

    Known as L452R, the newly announced arrival was first identified in Denmark in March. It showed up in California as early as May.


    Dr. Charles Chiu, a virologist and professor of laboratory medicine at UCSF who, in concert with state authorities, has been genetically sequencing test samples to identify new variants said early indications are the L452R might be less susceptible to the currently approved vaccines, but more investigation is needed.

    More at source: Deadline

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