How to best support and protect young children during COVID-19? Some lessons learned


CITY OF WASHINGTON (June 22, 2021)---Young children and their families have been particularly vulnerable during the COVID-19 crisis. A survey of caregivers during COVID-19  in Pakistan found that emotional well-being of some children deteriorated significantly, particularly for those from poorest households and with parents also experiencing distress. In Kenya, during the…

SCHUMER, URGED CANADIANS TO WORK WITH U.S. OFFICIALS, AND ADOPT NEW ESSENTIAL TRAVELER RULES & IMPLEMENT COMMON SENSE NORTHERN BORDER REOPENING PLAN


CITY OF WASHINGTON (June 21, 2021)--With pandemic restrictions completely lifted in New York last week as New York state reached a 70% vaccination rate, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer, on a personal call to Canadian Ambassador Kirsten Hillman, once again pressed for Canadian and U.S. officials to adopt…

California to use federal COVID funds to pay off past-due rent accumulated during pandemic


CALIFORNIA (June 21, 2021)--- Gov. Gavin Newsom says California will pay off all the past-due rent that accumulated in the nation’s most populated state because of the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, a promise to make landlords whole while giving renters a clean slate. Left unsettled is whether California will…

COVID-19 dual-antibody therapies effective against variants in animal study


St. Louis (June 21, 2021)---COVID-19 therapies made from antibodies often are given to patients who are at high risk of severe illness and hospitalization. However, there have been nagging questions about whether such antibody therapies retain their effectiveness as worrisome new virus variants arise. New research at Washington University School…

FAA, Department of the Air Force sign commercial space agreement


WASHINGTON (June 21, 2021) --the Federal Aviation Administration and the Department of the Air Force signed an agreement June 15 aimed at eliminating red tape while protecting public safety during commercial space activities at ranges operated by the U.S. Space Force.The agreement recognizes common safety standards for FAA-licensed launch and reentry activities that…