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The health care professionals answer questions about “the process of developing the vaccines now being administered, vaccine safety and effectiveness, common side effects, concerns and skepticism among communities of color regarding vaccine equity, vaccine prioritization among designated populations of vulnerable Virginians and essential workers, vaccine availability, the public and personal health importance of getting the …

Vaccinators administer the Oxford AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine at a medical center in Bridport, England, on March 20.  Finnbarr Webster/Getty Images A senior European diplomat is urging caution over the use of proposed new rules that would govern exports of Covid-19 vaccines to outside of the EU. The rules were announced by the European Commission earlier …

Here’s what you need to know: Gonzaga is the top No. 1 seed in the men’s tournament field.Credit…David Becker/Associated Press West region Gonzaga, the top No. 1 seed, is the first team to enter the N.C.A.A. men’s tournament undefeated since Kentucky in 2014-15, and the Zags have a legitimate shot to become the first undefeated …

Since their royal exit and the countless reports and rumors that swirled since, questions have bubbled up about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s life. They recently answered many of them in their explosive two-hour tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey, in which they revealed their struggles with racism, mental health and more. However, the interview left …

TOKYO — Kazuo Ishiguro’s latest novel, “Klara and the Sun,” the first since he won the 2017 Nobel Prize in literature, depicts how state-of-the-art technology can create serious inequality. With the novel set for release on Tuesday, Ishiguro talked with Japanese media about his thoughts concerning the implications of technological advances for human society and …

By Paul RinconScience editor, BBC News website image copyrightNASA / JPL-Caltech On Thursday, Nasa’s Perseverance rover will land on Mars after a journey from Earth of almost seven months. Here, we answer some common questions about the mission. What time is the Mars landing? The Perseverance rover is set to touch down on Mars at …

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – As state health leaders continue to work to vaccinate Oklahomans against COVID-19, officials say there is some confusion regarding the second dose of the vaccine. So far, the state reports that 383,225 Oklahomans have received their first dose of the vaccine, while 110,860 have completed both doses. AstraZeneca vaccine being tweaked …

By Roger HarrabinBBC environment analyst image copyrightWest Cumbria Mining Company image captionThe mine would extract coking coal from beneath the Irish Sea to be used in steel production Pressure is growing on the prime minister to ban a new coal mine in Cumbria. The county council approved the colliery, and the government decided not the …

By Perrin Stein Local public health officials have raised concerns about recent revisions to the state’s vaccine distribution plan , which prioritizes people over 70 and those between ages 16 and 69 with specific underlying health conditions over some essential workers and those living in group settings. The vaccination of older and more vulnerable Montanans …

In 2020, businesses had to be digital or die. Digital transformation drove technology projects, remote work and education became the norm due to the COVID-19 pandemic and building block technologies such as cloud computing, artificial intelligence, and machine learning accelerated.  Bret Taylor, president and chief operating officer of Salesforce, summed the current state of business …