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Danes vaccinate 100,000 people in a day to test system

Danes vaccinate 100,000 people in a day to test system

Health
Denmark is vaccinating 100,000 people in one day as they test their system ahead of a June rollout where four times as many people will be vaccinated per dayByThe Associated PressApril 12, 2021, 9:55 AM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleCOPENHAGEN, Denmark -- Denmark’s Health Minister declared Monday “the big vaccine day," with 100,000 people to be vaccinated in one day as officials test the system ahead of a June rollout where four times as many people as that will be vaccinated each day.The shots will be given in 68 inoculation centers across the country of nearly 6 million. The number will be lower Tuesday.Minister Magnus Heunicke said Danes will “set a new record,” and urged people to arrive on time and have high spirits.The bulk of the vaccination will be i
‘Manifest’ stars tease S3: ‘People are going to be absolutely shocked’

‘Manifest’ stars tease S3: ‘People are going to be absolutely shocked’

Entertainment
NEW YORK, April 1 (UPI) -- The stars of Manifest said Season 3 of the NBC sci-fi thriller, which premieres Thursday, will be a game changer. The series follows passengers of Flight 828, who experience brief turbulence while flying, and then arrive at their destination, where they are told they have been missing and presumed dead for the past five years. That left heartbroken loved ones to move on without them. Advertisement As the travelers try to restart their lives, they quickly realize they are connected to one another psychically and are able to predict the future, particularly when people will die, thanks to the inexplicable visions and voices that guide them. The plane tail with the number 828 written on it that was recovered from the ocean at the end of Season 2 will play a big par...

30 million people may receive $1,400 stimulus checks after Social Security Administration provides payment information to IRS

Finance
zimmytws | iStock | Getty ImagesThe Social Security Administration has sent information to the IRS that will help clear the way for almost 30 million people to receive their $ 1,400 stimulus checks, lawmakers said on Thursday.The development comes after Democratic leaders on the House Ways and Means Committee gave the agency 24 hours to turn over the payment information so that the IRS could process the payments.In a statement, the lawmakers, led by House Ways and Means Committee Chair Richard Neal, D-Mass., blamed Social Security Commissioner Andrew Saul for the delays, which "defied congressional intent and imposed needless anxiety and pain on taxpayers."In response, Saul released a statement on Thursday strongly denying those claims.Saul said the Social Security Administration was init...
Towns cut off and 18,000 people evacuated as downpours intensify in Australia

Towns cut off and 18,000 people evacuated as downpours intensify in Australia

World
Hundreds of people have been rescued and around 18,000 evacuated as record rain brought more extreme flooding to Australia's east coast.Emergency services fear up to 54,000 people could be displaced, with rain forecast to continue until Wednesday. Prime Minister Scott Morrison told parliament that 35 communities in northern New South Wales had been isolated and emergency services had conducted more than 700 flood rescues. Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player Aerial footage shows flooding in New South Wales "We are gr...
Study: COVID-19 death risk higher for people with severe MS disability

Study: COVID-19 death risk higher for people with severe MS disability

Health
March 19 (UPI) -- Older adults with severe disability due to multiple sclerosis are 25 times more likely to die from COVID-19 than those with more mild forms of the neurological disorder, a study published Friday by JAMA Neurology found. These same patients with multiple sclerosis are up to four times as likely to develop severe COVID-19 symptoms and require hospital care after getting infected with the virus, the data showed. Advertisement In addition, MS patients treated with corticosteroids like prednisone -- a common class of drugs used in people with the condition -- are three times as likely to be hospitalized with COVID-19 and four times as likely to die from the disease compared to those who do not use these medications. Similarly, those treated with rituximab -- a man-made antibo...