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Live. Coronavirus Daily News Updates, March 15. What to Know About COVID-19 in Seattle, Washington, DC և Worldwide

As teachers outside Seattle և and beyond are vaccinated against COVID-19, some are still concerned about how schools will be able to partially return to private instruction by April 19. Research shows that schools can be safely reopened as long as children are three feet away, wearing masks and taking other precautions.

Staying vigilant against the virus remains a challenge at universities such as Duke, which has ordered its 14,000 students quarantined following an outbreak of fraternity events.

Appearing on Sunday news shows, Dr. Anthony Fauche called on former President Donald Trump to urge his followers to get vaccinated.

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Biden named Sperling to oversee COVID-19 aid package

File.  In this January 31, 2014, photo of the file, Gene Yin Sperling, Assistant to the President տնօրեն Director of the National Economic Council, walked over to hear Vice President Biden speak at a meeting with Biden's CEO at the Eisenhower Executive Office Washington Spling, Clinton վ Obama Administration President Biden oversaw the distribution of $ 1.9 trillion in coronavirus rescue packages, a White House official said Monday.  (AP Photo / Jacquelyn Martin)
File. In this January 31, 2014, photo of the file, Gene Yin Sperling, Assistant to the President տնօրեն Director of the National Economic Council, walked over to hear Vice President Biden speak at a meeting with Biden’s CEO at the Eisenhower Executive Office Washington Spling, Clinton վ Obama Administration President Biden oversaw the distribution of $ 1.9 trillion in coronavirus rescue packages, a White House official said Monday. (AP Photo / Jacquelyn Martin)

Clinton Gene Obama’s veteran Gene Yin Sperling will head oversight of President Biden’s $ 1.9 trillion coronavirus rescue package, a White House official said Monday.

Sperling will play a role similar to that of Biden as vice president after the 2008 financial crisis. “He will work with White House political council leaders, key heads of federal agencies, to quickly find ways to optimize their effectiveness,” said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to private media.

The package, which was signed into law on Thursday, tracks more than $ 4 trillion in epidemic aid. It seeks to fund mass vaccinations, rapidly hire workers, reopen schools, stabilize state և local government finances, and reduce child poverty. Promised direct payments of $ 1,400 have been made over the weekend, but Sperling’s task will involve spending money between governments, as companies like Goldman Sachs estimate that overall growth could reach 7% this year. :

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– osh osh Book, Associated Press

Facebook to tag vaccine posts to fight COVID-19 misinformation

Facebook adds information tags to vaccine messages as it expands its efforts to counter COVID-19-related misinformation.

CEO Mark Uck Uckerberg said in a blog post on Monday that the labels would contain “reliable information” about WHO vaccines. They will be in English և five other languages, more languages ​​will be added in the coming weeks.

The social network also adds a tool to help vaccinate users by giving them information on where and when they can be filmed.

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– The Associated Press

Alaska reports one-third of those vaccinated one year after the first case

Exactly one year after the announcement of the first case of the Alaskan coronavirus, the state announced that one third of its population over the age of 16 had received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

The figures were announced last Friday, ending the state’s restrictions on who can get coronavirus vaccines to choose eligibility for anyone 16 or older who lives or works in the state.

Alaska was the first state in the United States to withdraw its vaccine eligibility requirements.

As of Friday, at least one dose of the vaccine had been administered to about 187,000 people, or about 33.1% of all people over the age of 16. About 69% of people age 65 and older have received at least one dose of the vaccine.

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– The Associated Press

U.S. prison guards refuse to vaccinate despite COVID-19 outbreaks

Karin Troitino stands in front of the Court Amendment Institution on Friday, 2021.  March 12, Miami.  Troitino, president of the Local Correctional Officers' Union, said that as of March 11, less than half of the facility's 240 staff had been fully vaccinated.  Many who refused expressed concerns about the effectiveness of the vaccine և side effects.  (AP Photo / Marta Lavandier)
Karin Troitino stands in front of the Court Amendment Institution on Friday, 2021. March 12, Miami. Troitino, president of the Local Correctional Officers’ Union, said that as of March 11, less than half of the facility’s 240 staff had been fully vaccinated. Many who refused expressed concerns about the effectiveness of the vaccine և side effects. (AP Photo / Marta Lavandier)

Earlier this year, a Florida correctional officer conducted a poll among his colleagues in a private Facebook group. “Will you take the COVID-19 vaccine if offered?”

The answer is more than half. “No hell.” Out of 475 respondents, only 40 said yes.

More than half of people in the Massachusetts Department of Corrections refused to be immunized. A nationwide survey in California found that half of all correctional workers would wait to be vaccinated. In Rhode Island, prison staff refused the vaccine at a higher rate than inmates, according to Dr. Just Astin Berk, Medical Director. And early surveys of staff in Iowa showed that just over half of staff said they were being vaccinated.

As states introduce COVID-19 vaccines in the country’s prisons, correctional workers are rapidly abandoning the vaccines, worrying some public health experts about the prospect of controlling the epidemic both internally and externally. Infection rates in prisons are more than three times higher than in the general public. Prison staff helped speed up outbreaks by refraining from wearing masks, reducing human symptoms, accidentally using social distance, and hygiene protocols in confined, poorly ventilated areas that had matured to spread the virus.

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– The Associated Press

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