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ICE plans to target undocumented immigrants who didn’t voluntarily leave the US

Immigration and Customs Enforcement plans to launch an operation to find and deport undocumented immigrants who failed to voluntarily depart the United States despite previously committing to do so, according to a draft memo obtained by CNN. It’s the latest in a string of operations launched by ICE, the enforcement arm of the Department of…MORE

70% of Americans support same-sex marriage — a new high — a new survey finds

70% of Americans support same-sex marriage — a new high — a new survey finds

A new survey indicates there’s been a sea change in public support for same-sex marriage. More than two-thirds of Americans support same-sex marriage — record-high numbers, according to the 2020 American Values Survey. In the survey, published this week by the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI), a random sample of over 2,500 respondents from every…MORE

For Covid-19 vaccine recipients, CDC to roll out cell phone-based monitoring system

For Covid-19 vaccine recipients, CDC to roll out cell phone-based monitoring system

Once a Covid-19 vaccine becomes available in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention plans to monitor vaccine recipients for any health problems through text messages and online surveys, as part of a new program called V-SAFE. “V-SAFE is a new smartphone-based active surveillance program for Covid-19,” Dr. Tom Shimabukuro, deputy director…MORE

Social distancing limited Covid-19 spread for Major League Baseball teams

Social distancing limited Covid-19 spread for Major League Baseball teams

When the Philadelphia Phillies met the Miami Marlins on the field last July, a batch of Marlins players were infected with coronavirus, although they didn’t know it. One case led to 19 other cases — a superspreader event, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. But with no fans in the stands…MORE

Remdesivir becomes first Covid-19 treatment to receive FDA approval

Remdesivir becomes first Covid-19 treatment to receive FDA approval

The US Food and Drug Administration approved remdesivir for the treatment of coronavirus infection, the drug’s maker, Gilead Sciences, said Thursday. The drug, sold under the brand name Veklury, has been used under emergency use authorization. It is the first drug to be approved for treating Covid-19. “In the United States, Veklury is indicated for…MORE