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Biden administration to buy $1 billion in additional covid tests

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The Biden administration spending $1 billion to purchase an additional 180 million rapid COVID-19 tests on top of the $2 billion announced in September. The news comes as an Australian company has ...

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Covid tests recalled after giving false positive results

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An Australian company is the latest to recall at-home Covid testing kits that are being used in the United States. Medical manufacturer Ellume made the emergency move saying the 200,000 tests produce ...

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Just 1 case of covid causes lockdown of Australian state

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The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) entered a snap lockdown Aug. 12, after just one positive Covid virus case was detected. The move is being called draconian as the public and some health ...

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Jackson County reinstates mask mandate through August

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Beginning Monday, Jackson Country residents will be required to wear masks, at least for the next 30 days. The county is reinstating its indoor mask mandate, following other communities. Many are questioning ...

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Max Lucado tests positive for COVID-19 despite being vaccinated

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Author and Pastor Max Lucado has COVID-19 despite being vaccinated against the virus. In a recent tweet, Lucado showed a photo of a COVID test listing him as positive for the virus, ...

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Missouri attorney general to sue St. Louis over new mask mandate

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Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt plans to file a lawsuit to stop the return of mask mandates in St. Louis City and County “The citizens of St. Louis and St. Louis County ...

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Fully vaccinated Australian woman gets Delta variant

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A fully vaccinated Australian woman has tested positive for the highly contagious Delta variant of COVID-19. Public health alerts have been issued for the Sunshine Coast, Brisbane, and locations in Far North Queensland. Health ...

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South Korea accepts Israeli vaccine doses that Palestinians turned down

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Palestinian leaders have lost the opportunity to immediately vaccinate residents after refusing Israel’s offer of a vaccine swap. Now South Korea says it will take the 700,000 doses from Israel. Under the ...

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Missouri saw whopping 26% loss of all small businesses during Covid

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A new report finds that the biggest casualty of Covid lockdowns across the nation was small businesses. The report says that 26% of all small businesses in Missouri closed, with an unknown ...

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Senate unanimously approves Hawley bill on Wuhan lab

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In a major victory for bipartisanship, Senator Josh Hawley has convinced the entire Senate to vote unanimously for a bill over the Wuhan lab. The bill requires the Biden administration to declassify ...

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Kansas News Briefs: Wichita door camera records mountain lion

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — In Kansas news, Wildlife officials say a Wichita doorbell camera captured video of a mountain lion trotting along a residential back alley earlier this week. Kansas Department of ...

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Fear of Covid runs high in young adults, contrary to actual risk

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New polling finds that young American adults have a fear of Covid not supported by data outlining their actual risk. Nearly 3 million Americans are being vaccinated against COVID-19 each day, but ...

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Christian agencies: Starvation at doorstep of seven million in East Africa

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Seven million people across six countries in East Africa are on the brink of starvation. The disturbing news comes from numerous Christian agencies on the ground, including World Vision. This figure is ...

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As media spins positive news, worry about Covid drops to record low

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According to a new Gallup poll, worry about Covid has dropped to its lowest level since this time last year. Just 35 percent of all Americans surveyed from March 15 to 21 ...

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Missouri and Kansas will not require vaccine passports

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The governors of Missouri and Kansas announced on Monday that they will not institute vaccine passports for citizens. Missouri Gov. Mike Parson said that although he doesn’t support state-mandated vaccine passports, he ...

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Missouri Senate passes amendment to prevent vaccine passports

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The Missouri Legislature is working to ban so-called vaccine passports for travel. An amendment attached to a transportation bill from Sen. Lincoln Hough prohibits Missouri organizations from requiring COVID-19 vaccine documentation to ...

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Biden skips Jesus in Easter message, mentions Covid 7 times

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President Joe Biden gave his Easter address to the nation over the weekend but forgot one important person surrounding the holiest day in Christianity. Jesus. Instead, Biden urged Americans to get vaccinated ...

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Just 40 percent who normally attend Easter services will do so Sunday

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The arrival of the pandemic caused major disruptions to Easter services at many churches in 2020. Although churchgoers say they now are more comfortable with attending live services, many still plan to ...

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Missouri Covid rate drops to lowest in nation

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Missouri has the lowest COVID-19 positivity rate in the nation, Gov. Mike Parson announced on Thursday. “Our seven-day positivity rate is below 4 percent, a long time since we’ve seen those kinds ...

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Johns Hopkins professor: Covid herd immunity by April

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The coronavirus will be “mostly gone” by April, according to a professor at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Professor Martin Makary, who also teaches at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, says ...

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In Philadelphia, a scandal over vaccinations led by 22-year-old

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It started as a group of college friends who wanted to help during the pandemic. They had tech skills, so they used 3D printers to make face shields. Then they organized as ...

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Health officials warn of vaccination-related scams

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New scams related to COVID-19 vaccinations are spreading across the nation. Missouri health officials are joining other states in listing precautions. “Health departments. are not going to be asking people for their ...

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Poll: Pandemic strengthened faith, family ties of many

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Amid the negative news, is there a family silver lining to the ongoing pandemic? Yes, according to a new poll from the Pew Research Center. The poll found that 28 percent of ...

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Survey: More dads satisfied with extra time spent with kids

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A new Pew Research Center analysis finds more fathers are satisfied with the amount of time they spend with their kids. The survey comes as the coronavirus lockdowns required millions more dads ...

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Rick Warren on Covid lessons for churches

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The COVID pandemic has exposed a flaw in many U.S. churches, Pastor Rick Warren says. “Most churches only have one purpose — worship,” Warren told “Relevant” magazine. “And if you take worship ...

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