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Sirens: Loud, Ineffective and Risky, Experts Say

The same risks identified in studies about ambulance responses apply generally to police and fire responses as well, though the dispatching criteria and cultures in those public safety disciplines can vary widely, experts said. In the case of ambulances, some medical services strive to meet response times based on studies …

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The Life and Career of Colin Powell

Robert Draper contributed reporting. The Daily is made by Lisa Tobin, Rachel Quester, Lynsea Garrison, Annie Brown, Clare Toeniskoetter, Paige Cowett, Michael Simon Johnson, Brad Fisher, Larissa Anderson, Wendy Dorr, Chris Wood, Jessica Cheung, Stella Tan, Alexandra Leigh Young, Lisa Chow, Eric Krupke, Marc Georges, Luke Vander Ploeg, M.J. Davis …

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The Threat, in Perspective – The New York Times

Colin Powell’s death at 84 underscores the continuing risk that Covid-19 presents to older people — even if they are fully vaccinated, as Powell was. For vaccinated Americans in their 70s and 80s, Covid remains more dangerous on average than many other everyday risks, including falls, choking, gunshot wounds or …

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Taliban Allow Polio Vaccine Program to Restart in Afghanistan

In an effort to eradicate polio and boost health measures for children in Afghanistan, the Taliban government has agreed to restart a door-to-door vaccination program next month, and will allow women to be frontline workers in the drive, health officials announced on Tuesday. The announcement, by the World Health Organization …

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Live Covid News and Updates

ImageNick Rolovich coached his final game at Washington State on Saturday against Stanford.Credit…Young Kwak/Associated Press Washington State University fired its football coach, Nick Rolovich, and four of his assistants for failing to comply with the state’s Covid-19 vaccination mandate, the school announced on Monday. Mr. Rolovich, the state’s highest-paid employee, …

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