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iPhone delivery delays might result from new lockdowns in China

April 15th, 2022

Buyers looking to purchase Apple devices should be aware of the ongoing lockdowns in certain Chinese provinces that might impact the iPhone supply line and lead to potential delivery delays. The first closures came in March, as China was fighting a new wave of COVID-19 in the country. The Shenzhen government announced new lockdown measures …

President Biden Meets with Governors and Mayors about American Rescue Plan

You can order free at-home COVID tests from the government right now

January 18th, 2022

In an effort to combat the latest wave of COVID-19 infections sweeping the country, the government is buying 1 billion at-home test kits to send out to Americans free of charge. Late last year, the Biden administration announced plans to purchase 500 million test kits to send out to households around the country. Assistant Press …

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How to get a free at-home Covid-19 test starting this weekend

January 12th, 2022

Two years into the coronavirus pandemic, people are still struggling to find and access a COVID-19 test in relatively short order when they need one. Accordingly, some businesses (like Google) have resorted to just getting their hands on tests themselves and making them available to employees — as well as customers (like Southwest Airlines). This …

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Airlines have canceled an insane number of flights since Friday morning

December 28th, 2021

The federal government is doing that thing again. The thing where its COVID-19 response and messaging appears to flail in response to the chaos of what’s happening on the ground — and what’s not happening in the skies. Regarding the latter, the US has seen thousands of flights canceled since Friday, as the Omicron Covid …

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Donald Trump just revealed that he got a COVID-19 booster shot

December 20th, 2021

With the Omicron variant of COVID-19 raging and heralding “a winter of severe illness and death,” according to the White House’s ominous warning, Donald Trump chose this moment to reveal something about himself. Not only is he “fully vaxxed” against COVID-19, but he’s also gotten a booster shot. That’s something that millions of his supporters, …

Southwest Airlines CEO tests positive for COVID-19

Southwest Airlines CEO who told Congress face masks ‘don’t add much’ protection now has COVID

December 17th, 2021

After insisting to a Senate panel this week that airplane air filtration systems are so good that face masks really “don’t add much” additional protection for fliers, Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly has tested positive for COVID-19. The Dallas-based air carrier confirmed his diagnosis on Friday, according to Reuters, which followed this week’s lengthy in-person …