Fauci sees vaccination for kids by late spring or the summer

first_imgWASHINGTON (AP) — The government’s top infectious disease expert says he hopes to see some kids starting to get vaccinated for COVID-19 in the next few months. It’s a needed step to securing widespread immunity to the virus. Dr. Anthony Fauci said at Friday’s White House coronavirus briefing that hopefully that will start to happen by late spring or summer. Vaccines are not yet approved for children, but testing is underway. Children represent about one-fourth of the population, and for the U.S. to reach “herd immunity,” or widespread resistance, about 70% to 85% of the population must be vaccinated. At the moment, even older adults are having problems getting shots.last_img read more

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3 money tips you shouldn’t always listen to

first_imgWe often get advice from people we know, and it’s usually good advice. Sometimes, the advice isn’t as good. Sometimes, the advice is a pail of hot garbage. Here are a few money tips you may want to think about before you go all-in on them.Use your credit card to build good creditSure, that’s one way to do it. Using a credit card responsibly isn’t necessarily a bad idea. If you use a credit card for a few small purchases and pay it off every month, you should be in pretty good shape. Just make sure you’re not spending uncontrollably. If you find you have no discipline when it comes to credit spending, it’s time to get rid of that card. Or at least freeze it in a block of ice.Renting is a waste of money. Buy a house!Purchasing a house can be a great idea. If you’re planning on living in a certain area for a while, or you find a mortgage that is WAY cheaper than your rent, it could be a great idea to buy a house. But, if you don’t like your job or the city you live in, it could be a horrible idea.Debt can be goodIt’s often said that debt like student loans or a mortgage are “good debt” because, in the long run, they can put you in a better place financially. The problem lies with how you choose to pay it off. Debt is debt. No matter the shape, pay it off as fast as you can. Don’t pay the minimum because it’s “good debt.” You don’t want to still be paying those student loans off 30 years later. 92SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: www.cuinsight.com Detailslast_img read more

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AFCON 2019: Ghana draw 2-2 with Benin in Group F opener

first_imgGhana opened its 2019 Africa Cup of Nations with a riveting 2-2 draw with Benin in Group F at the Ismailia Stadium.Benin scored inajded 2 minutes through Mikael Pote but two fantastic goals from Ghana captain Andre Ayew and brother Jordan give Ghana a 2-1 lead at half time.John Boye was then sent off 10 minutes into the second half before Pote scored his second of the game to tie the result.Ghana shocked under 2 minutes as Thomas Partey’s sloppy pass was intercepted by Mikael Frank Pote who bamboozled his way through the Ghana defense to finish nearly.As Ghana ran off to celebrate, Partey was quick to fetch the ball from his own net with with the confidence of an unshaken rain dripped bird, but deep down, he and his teammates looked like they had just bobbed  up bellywise from stream of sleep, still dazed.The Black Stars had to respond and they did within 5 minutes. Andy Yiadom lifted a sweet ball over the top to pick up the intelligent run of Jordan Ayew. He picked out his brother with a cut back and Andre Ayew’s first touch created space for him to unleash fabulous strike into the bottom corner. Ghana were level.The goal took the Ghana captain to 9 goals, the record Ghanaian goalscorer at the Africa Cup of Nations.Thomas Agyapong injured himself and was by another Afcon debutant Samuel Owusu.But just before half time, Jordan Ayew showed interstellar brilliance to beat his marker in the turn before unleash stupendous strike into the roof of the net.It was nothing short of deserved for the BlackStars and for Jordan in particular.At the start of the second half, John Boye was given his marching orders for one of the silliest things you’d ever see on a football match. Having been booked for a wild challenge in the first half, he received a second yellow for time wasting just a mere 10 minutes into the second half.A typical moment of brain freeze for the Metz defender. And not for the first time in his Black Stars career.Kwesi Appiah brought out Samuel Owusu and threw in Jonathan Mensah to maintain his defensive shape.Soon after, Benin were level, Pote with a neat finish following a fine short corner routine; his second of the game.On 70 minutes Partey’s piledrive from the free-kick was tipped over by Fabian Farnolle as Ghana went in search of the winning goal.But that was to be the most significant action of the remaining 20 minutes as Ghana survived a late onslaught from Michel Dussuyer’s team.Ghana will next play Cameroon on Saturday.last_img read more

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Championship round-up: QPR fight back to earn Brighton draw while Middlesbrough go top

first_imgNew QPR boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink saw his side recover from two goals down to earn a 2-2 draw against Brighton at Loftus Road.The league leaders scored twice in two second-half minutes as Dale Stephens scored smartly before Rajiv van La Parra doubled the lead with a right-footed shot from outside the area.However, Charlie Austin was the hero for the hosts as he scored twice following Lewis Dunk’s dismissal to complete the comeback only minutes before the full time whistle.Meanwhile, Emilio Nsue ensured Middlesbrough leapfrogged Brighton to claim top spot in the Championship as he scored the only goal in the 1-0 win over fifth-placed Burnley.Tom Ince put in the type of performance that was expected of him on a weekly basis as he scored a hat-trick to keep Derby in contention for an automatic promotion place as they won 4-0 at home to Bristol City.The former Blackpool man scored either side of half time to down the Robins, the first a right-footed shot across goal before doubling his tally with a left-footed effort from outside the area.Ince grabbed his third in the 71st minute with a close range effort to keep the Rams third before he turned provider as Johnny Russell made it four.Cardiff City overcame a late scare as they survived a Brentford fightback to win 3-2 at the Cardiff City Stadium.Tony Watt opened the scoring after only 20 minutes with a left-footed shot before Kenwyne Jones doubled the Bluebirds’ lead nearly ten minutes later from close range to seal the victory.Brentford managed to pull a goal back 20 minutes from time through a Jake Bidwell header before John Swift levelled with only five minutes remaining.However, Jones reclaimed the lead in injury time as Cardiff were on the brink of surrendering a 2-0 lead for the third successive game.Cash-strapped Bolton fought from 2-0 down to salvage a 2-2 draw with Charlton at the Valley.Ademola Lookman scored twice for the hosts within the first 26 minutes, with the first coming after only a minute of the game.However, Wanderers, who started the evening at the foot of the Championship table and unable to pay their players for the month of November, fought back with Emile Heskey and Josh Vela both scoring to level the scores before the break.Ipswich maintained their play-off push as they marched out 2-1 winners away to managerless Fulham.Freddie Sears opened the scoring for the visitors after only 17 seconds, before Ross McCormack hit back for the Cottagers.However, Brett Pitman, for the second game in a row, sealed the win for the Tractor Boys as they ended the evening in sixth.Huddersfield moved away from the relegation places with a 2-0 victory over struggling Rotherham thanks to goals from Mustapha Carayol and Ishmael Miller.MK Dons ran out 2-1 winners at home to Sheffield Wednesday, while Birmingham rescued a 1-1 draw away to Preston in the evening’s remaining two games. Full Championship results:Cardiff 3-2 BrentfordCharlton 2-2 BoltonDerby 4-0 Bristol CityFulham 1-2 IpswichHuddersfield 2-0 RotherhamMiddlesbrough 1-0 BurnleyQPR 2-2 BrightonMK Dons 2-1 Sheffield WednesdayPreston 1-1 Birmingham Charlie Austin scored twice to earn a draw against Brighton 1last_img read more

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