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WS/FCS school board to consider delay of phased re-entry plan for students

WS/FCS school board to consider delay of phased re-entry plan for students


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DIAGNOSED WITH COVID-19 SURVIVES A STROKE AND A HEART ATTACK. HER MESSAGE TODAY AFTER SPENDING MONTHS IN THE HOSPITAL. KENNY: HAPPENING NOW, SOME GUILFORD COUNTY STUDENTS COULD RETURN TO CLASSROOMS NEXT WEEK. TALITHA: JUSTIN HAS THEIR MESSAGE, LIVE. >> I WILL TELL YOU, THERE WERE A LOT OF FOLKS OUT HERE TONIGHT, MANY WEARING RED AND HOLDING SIGNS. IT WAS PUT ON BY THE FORSYTH COUNTY OF EDUCATE — COUNTY EDUCATORS AND THEY SAY THEIR MAIN MESSAGE IS TO MAKE SURE THAT SCHOOLS OPEN UP SAFELY AND THEY DO NOT WANT TO SEE KIDS OR STAFF GETTING SICK. THE PRESIDENT OF THE FORSYTH COUNTY ASSOCIATION OF EDUCATORS SAYS THEY HAVE SENT RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE SCHOOL BOARD THAT INCLUDE ADDING MORE STAFF TO SCHOOLS. >> WE NEED MORE

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Maryland coronavirus plan says 14 percent of residents eligible for early vaccine when available

Maryland’s 68-page plan aims to “immediately make the vaccine available to Marylanders at highest risk of developing complications from COVID-19 as well as our critical front line health care workers and essential workers in public safety and education,” Gov. Larry Hogan (R) said in a news release.

High-risk health-care workers, first responders, older adults in congregate settings, incarcerated people and people with comorbidities and underlying conditions will be eligible for a vaccine in the first of two phases of distribution.

The plan outlines 13 focus areas, including an estimate of critical populations, vaccine provider recruitment and enrollment, and how health officials plan to ensure residents a vaccine is safe and effective.

According to the plan, residents will use the MarylandVax.org website to preregister for the vaccine, and providers will use an online immunization database to order vaccines and to track their delivery and the doses administered.

Maryland began discussing vaccine

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Niche Sports Are No Longer an Ivy League Admissions Plan

Photo illustrations by Pelle Cass

To make the images that appear in this story, the photographer Pelle Cass locked his camera onto a tripod for the duration of an event, capturing up to 1,000 photographs from one spot. The images were then layered and compiled into a single digital file to create a kind of time-lapse still photo.

Image above: Cornell versus Dartmouth, women’s lacrosse, October 2019


On paper, Sloane, a buoyant, chatty, stay-at-home mom from Fairfield County, Connecticut, seems almost unbelievably well prepared to shepherd her three daughters through the roiling world of competitive youth sports. She played tennis and ran track in high school and has an advanced degree in behavioral medicine. She wrote her master’s thesis on the connection between increased aerobic activity and attention span. She is also versed in statistics, which comes in handy when she’s analyzing her eldest daughter’s junior-squash rating—and whiteboarding

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Trump offers false hope with Canadian drug plan

Kent Kaiser
Published 11:00 p.m. ET Oct. 15, 2020

On September 24, the Trump administration finalized its plan to allow for the importation of prescription drugs from foreign markets. Under the plan, states could develop proposals for federal government approval to facilitate the importation of certain drugs from Canada.

The Trump administration plan is politically motivated and provides a false hope to voters that the plan would lead to lower drug costs and that the drugs would be safe.

Taking from Canadian medicine cabinets and importing market-distorting, socialist price controls are not the answers to lowering prescription drug prices for Americans.

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Canadian medicine cabinets aren’t all that full, or cheap, or safe, Kaiser writes. (Photo: Photo Illustration by Elise Amendola, AP, The Detroit News, AP)

First, there is no guarantee that the prices of prescription drugs will even go down in United States or that any savings would

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Senior Source: Medicare drug plan premiums drop 34%

The SilverScript Smart Rx plan, for example, is $7,20 a month. Open enrollment is Oct. 15 to Dec. 7.

COLORADO, USA — Medicare’s annual open enrollment period begins Oct. 15 and runs through Dec. 7. 

During this time of year, you can drop or switch your plan coverage. The experts at the State Health Insurance Assistance office (SHIP) said there are substantial savings for those willing to get online or make a phone call or two this year.

They pointed out that drug plan premiums are currently at historic lows, having now dropped an average of 34% over the last three years

“Those premiums are going down for the plans,” said Lead Counselor Lauren Bell. “What you’ll pay for your co-pay for your prescription is going to depend on what you take.”

The key, Bell said, is to do a little homework.

“About three years ago, the prices were about

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Finally, Keir Starmer has a Covid plan of his own… and it’s a cunning trap for Boris Johnson

Imagine that, instead of Labour leader, Sir Keir Starmer were a builder.

“Blimey, guv! What cowboy did this conservatory for you?”

“Oh dear. Is there something wrong with it?”

“Wrong with it? It’s a death trap, guv. Terrible. Hopeless. Worst conservatory I’ve ever seen. Blimmin’ cowboys. Make sure you don’t use ’em again.”

“Oh no. How awful. But what exactly’s wrong with it?”

“Everything, guv. Literally everything. They’ve got every single square inch of this conservatory completely and utterly wrong. You name it, they’ve cocked it up. Cowboys.”

“But what should they have done instead?”

“What should they have done instead, guv? I’ll tell you what they should have done instead.”

“Yes?”

“They should have done a good job, guv. That’s what I would have done. But instead, they did a bad job. Schoolboy error.”

Such – until now, at least – has been the tenor of Sir Keir’s approach

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How to navigate Medicare 2021 open enrollment Plan Finder

The best resource for evaluating plans is Medicare’s online Plan Finder. This is especially true if you have a lot of prescription drugs. In recent years, the government has revamped the site in an attempt to simplify its appearance and make it more intuitive to use.

Let’s explore the basics of how to use the new website.

First, go to medicare.gov/plan-compare. You can log in, create an account or continue without logging in. If you do create a mymedicare.gov account and have a Part D prescription drug plan, the new Plan Finder will automatically pull your current prescription drugs into its comparison tool.

You will need your Medicare card and a unique login ID and password to create an account. An expanded search of Medigap policies is available via a link near the bottom of the page.

The next screen will ask “a few quick questions” about what kind of

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Does Boris Johnson have a Plan B? The country has a right to know

On March 23, the day Boris Johnson announced a national lockdown to counter the spread of coronavirus there were 3,500 people in hospital with the disease, just as there are now. The number of positive tests is growing at close to 20,000 a day. On Saturday, around 70 deaths attributed in whole or in part to Covid were recorded. Worse, whereas in March we were going into spring, now winter is coming and the respiratory diseases associated with the change of season will be exacerbated.

Essentially, all the ingredients are place for another nationwide lockdown and Mr Johnson is under increasing pressure to order one. Ranks of scientists are lining up to tell us that the virus is “spiralling out of control” and we are “on the brink”. The Prime Minister will today set out what his Government proposes to do about this.

Tougher controls in parts of the North

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Wardlaw+Hartridge students plan race and identity symposium

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Bridgewater Courier News

Matthew Hartzler, Arthur L. Johnson High School senior, recently earned a merit scholarship with a value of $30,000 per year through the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Medal Program. The Rensselaer scholarship is awarded to outstanding math and science students. 

Matthew Hartzler, Arthur L. Johnson High School senior and scholarship recipient. (Photo: ~Courtesy of Clark Public School District)

According to Rensselaer, a university based in Troy, New York, the medal was ”first presented in 1916 with two purposes: to recognize the superlative academic achievement of young men and women, and to motivate students toward careers in science, engineering, and technology.”

School Counselor Molly Cusick stated, “Matt is a very hard-working student that always looks to take on new challenges, both academically

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North Thurston says plan for small-group learning will resume

North Thurston Public Schools announced in an email to families on Tuesday that its plans for in-person, small-group learning will resume, a week after the district put those plans on hold.

“Safety has always been and will remain our top priority for in-person instruction, as demonstrated by our temporary pause to review the most current public health guidance,” the email reads.

Those plans were put on hold Sept. 29. The next day, the state Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, with input from the state Department of Health and the state Department of Labor and Industries, released a document online titled, “Employer Health & Safety Requirements for School Scenarios.”

“After thoroughly reviewing all the expectations, including specific mask requirements for staff in specialized settings, we are resuming our planning for bringing small groups of students on-site,” the email reads.

The district added: “All required personal protective equipment has now been

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