Health experts say monoclonal antibody therapy treatment for COIVD-19 continues to grow in popularity, but a few weeks after the federal government took over the distribution of the drug, some still fear there won’t be enough to go around.
Friday’s report from the Labor Department also showed that the unemployment rate fell sharply to 4.8% from 5.2% in August. But new infections remained high as September began, and employers are still struggling to find workers because many people who lost jobs in the pandemic have yet to start looking again.
A crisis may be averted… temporarily at least. Senators say they are on track to prevent the country from defaulting on its debt. This comes after a weeks-long standoff between Senate Democrats and Republicans. Washington News Bureau’s David Ade spoke with Texas Senator John Cornyn about the recent developments.
By MARY CLARE JALONICK, ERIC TUCKER and COLLEEN LONG
The report released Thursday offers new insight about how the Republican incumbent tried to undo the vote and exert his will on the department, asking leaders to declare the election “corrupt” and disparaging its top official for not doing anything to overturn the results.
Sweden suspended the use of Moderna for those recipients under 30, Denmark said those under 18 won’t be offered the Swiss-made vaccine, and Norway urged those under 30 to get the Pfizer vaccine instead.
In their agreement, Republican and Democratic leaders edged back from a perilous standoff over lifting the nation’s borrowing cap, with Democratic senators accepting an offer from Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell.
The White House warned that if the borrowing limit isn’t extended, that could send “shock waves through global financial markets and would likely cause credit markets worldwide to freeze up and stock markets to plunge.”
The Biden Administration plans to move the Bureau of Land Management headquarters back to Washington, D.C. after it moved to Grand Junction, Colorado in 2019. Former Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke criticizes the plan.
Together, Biden, Pelosi and other Democrats are entering a highly uncertain time, the messy throes of legislating, in what will now be a longer-haul pursuit that could stretch for weeks, if not months, of negotiations.