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More than a year after two U.S. Department of Agriculture research agencies were moved from the nation's capital to Kansas City, Missouri, forcing a mass exodus of employees who couldn't or didn't want to move halfway across the country, they remain critically understaffed and some farmers are less confident in the work they produce. The decision to move the Economic Research Service and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture in September 2019 was pitched as putting them closer to farmers in the nation's breadbasket, though much of their work involves advising members of Congress back in Washington. After the relocation was announced, President Donald Trump's chief of staff at the time, Mick Mulvaney, joked that moving the jobs to Kansas City was also “a wonderful way to streamline government.”
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Ever since December when news broke that two COVID-19 vaccines were nearing emergency use authorization, we’ve all been warned to expect possible side effects from our shots as our body builds immunity against the novel coronavirus. However, with everyone braced for certain common symptoms, those patients who have been vaccinated but have not experienced any side effects may be wondering if their lack of a reaction is cause for concern. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) official vaccine guidance notes that "some people have no side effects." But what does it mean exactly if your shot leaves you side effect free? Read on to find out, and for more on what to do post-shot, check out The CDC Says Don't Take This After Your Vaccine Without a Doctor's OK. Side effects are the result of your body building immunity. Vaccines work by introducing your immune system to a new infection and priming it to recognize and fight off that disease if you were to later encounter it for real. Both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines contain a strand of genetic material called mRNA. When this enters your cells, it triggers them to make a piece of the spike protein that is on the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. While it doesn’t harm your body or cause COVID-19 infection, it does trigger your immune system to think that it’s under attack and to mount a response to fight it off. Your healthy cells then overwhelm those which have replicated the spike protein, and throughout this exchange, antibodies specific for COVID-19 are generated and leave you with future protection.The Johnson&Johnson vaccine meanwhile was created using a non-replicating adenoviral vector, where a tiny piece of genetic material from COVID is inserted into a weakened version of the common cold virus, which was altered so it can enter cells but not replicate inside of them, the pharmaceutical company explains. This again teaches your immune system to make antibodies against the coronavirus, so that if you were to come in contact with the real virus later on, you will then be able to fight it off more efficiently. And for more COVID news delivered right to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter. But that doesn't mean that if you don't have side effects, you don't have immunity. With so much reassurance being offered to the American public that vaccine side effects are nothing to be concerned about, those without them may be worried that a lack of side effects indicates the vaccine didn't work as effectively. But doctors say that's not the case. “If you get this vaccine and you don’t experience any side effects, it doesn’t mean that it’s not initiating a strong immune response,” explained Wendell Hoffman, MD, an infectious disease specialist at Sanford Health, in an article for the health care company's website.Leana Wen, MD, a practicing physician and op-ed columnist for The Washington Post, assured readers, "People respond differently to vaccines. Some experience side effects—this is normal and is a sign that the body is generating an immune response that will help to fight COVID-19 if exposed in the future. Some others don't have side effects. That's normal too, and there's no reason to believe that the vaccine is less effective for them." And for more on the newest side effects being discussed, check out The CDC Just Warned of 3 New Vaccine Side Effects. About half of people don't have any vaccine side effects. While much information has focused on the side effects people can expect after vaccination, those without sore arms or aches have expressed concern over their lack of side effects. On the Cleveland Clinic's website, one person wrote in and asked, "If you don’t experience any symptoms, does that mean the vaccine, or your immune system, isn’t working?"In response, Thaddeus Stappenbeck, MD, Chairman of the Department of Inflammation and Immunity at Cleveland Clinic’s Lerner Research Institute, explained, “When you actually look at the statistics from the trials, most people didn’t have side effects. A little over 50 percent didn’t experience any side effects at all and remember, they were still 94 percent protected after receiving the vaccine. So, you don’t need to worry if you don’t have any symptoms after your COVID-19 vaccinations.”Stappenbeck added that he hoped further investigations would reveal why people respond differently to the virus. “With so many people getting vaccinated, the medical community is very interested in why some people experience all the symptoms while others don’t,” he wrote. “They’re still in the process of sorting this all out. Right now, we don’t understand it." But, he added, the "main vaccines that have been approved for emergency use are effective whether or not you’ve developed side effects—and you don’t have to feel terrible to prove that you’re protected from COVID-19.” And for more on a strange reaction that's cropped up, check out Doctors Want You to "Be Prepared" for This Delayed Vaccine Side Effect. Side effects are only a concern if they get worse. If you do have side effects, the CDC says they'll come in two varieties. Firstly, the localized reaction to the injection itself, in the form of pain, redness, and swelling. And secondly, a body-wide response, most commonly presenting as fever, chills, tiredness, headache, muscle aches, or nausea. “In most cases, discomfort from fever or pain is normal,” they write. However, they say there are two situations in which you should call your doctor: "If the redness or tenderness where you got the shot gets worse after 24 hours," or, "If your side effects are worrying you or do not seem to be going away after a few days." And for the side effects most common with the newest vaccine in particular, check out These Are the Side Effects of the New Johnson&Johnson Vaccine, FDA Says.
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The rise of natural gas-fired power was long welcomed — or at least accepted — by both utilities and clean-energy groups. Gas vanquished coal, cutting both carbon dioxide emissions and wholesale electricity costs. But to renewable-energy advocates, gas' days are numbered — at least as far as building big power plants such as the one Xcel Energy is planning. They say an emission-free ...
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When Charlome Pierce searched where her 96-year-old father could get a COVID-19 vaccine in January, she found zero options anywhere near their home in Virginia. The lone medical clinic in Surry County had none, and the last pharmacy in an area with roughly 6,500 residents and more land mass than Chicago closed years ago. At one point, Pierce heard about a state-run vaccination event 45 minutes away, No more appointments were available, which perhaps was for the best: the wait there reportedly could last up to seven hours.
Zynga (NASDAQ: ZNGA) has made smart use of acquisitions to fuel its growth for several years, and it just landed another one with Echtra Games. Zynga didn't disclose the purchase price, so it was likely a small deal, but the potential returns from this one acquisition could be significant as Zynga aims to tap into the talent at Echtra to expand its gaming empire beyond mobile devices. A key reason why Zynga acquired Echtra Games is the expertise the studio has in developing cross-platform games, which Zynga has in its current development pipeline.
Pope Francis on Saturday met with Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, the head of the Shiite Islam religious establishment in the holy city of Najaf, Iraq, where he denounced extremism in the country and pushed for peace.What they're saying: “We believers cannot be silent when terrorism abuses religion,” the pope said. “Dark clouds of terrorism, war and violence have gathered over this country. All its ethnic and religious communities have suffered.”Stay on top of the latest market trends and economic insights with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free“From this place, where faith was born, from the land of our father Abraham, let us affirm that God is merciful and that the greatest blasphemy is to profane his name by hating our brothers and sisters,” Francis said. “Hostility, extremism and violence are not born of a religious heart: they are betrayals of religion.”Al-Sistani, in a statement issued by his office after the meeting, maintained that Christians should “live like all Iraqis, in security and peace and with full constitutional rights," noting the “role that the religious authority plays in protecting them, and others who have also suffered injustice and harm in the events of past years.”The Vatican said Francis expressed thanks to al-Sistani for having “raised his voice in defense of the weakest and most persecuted” amid violence in Iraq’s recent history, adding the meeting “underlined the importance of collaboration” between religions.But, the Washington Post notes, "Some of the challenges were evident even Saturday: At the interreligious event occurring in the founding land of Islam, Christianity and Judaism, no Jews were present onstage."The big picture: The four-day visit to Iraq, which is heavily featured in the Old Testament, is largely intended to reassure the Christian minority living in Iraq who have been violently persecuted by the Islamic State. Francis' tour represents the first-ever papal trip to Iraq.In photos: Pope Francis arrives at the Baghdad International Airport on March 5 on the first papal visit to Iraq. Photo: VINCENZO PINTO/AFP via Getty Images Iraq's Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi welcomes Pope Francis at Baghdad International Airport's VIP Lounge, on March 5. Photo: AYMAN HENNA/AFP via Getty Images Iraqi President Barham Salih welcomes Pope Francis with an honor guard at Baghdad's Presidential Palace. Photo: Ameer Al Mohammedaw/picture alliance via Getty Images Pope Francis is welcomed by Iraqi President Barham Salih at the presidential palace in Baghdad on March 5. Photo: SABAH ARAR/AFP via Getty Images Muslim clerics listen as Pope Francis speaks at the presidential palace in Baghdad's Green Zone, on March 5. Photo: AYMAN HENNA/AFP via Getty Images Pope Francis delivers a sermon at the Syriac Catholic Cathedral of Our Lady of Salvation in Baghdad at the start of the first ever papal visit to Iraq on March 5. Photo: AYMAN HENNA/AFP via Getty Images Ignatius Joseph III Yunan, Syriac Catholic Patriarch of Antioch and all the East of the Syriacs applauds as Syriac Catholic Archbishop of Baghdad Ephrem Yousif Abba Mansoor presents Pope Francis with an ornamental candlestick gift after his sermon. Photo: AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP via Getty Images Pope Francis is received at the House of Abraham in the ancient city of Ur in southern Iraq's Dhi Qar province, on March 6. Photo: AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP via Getty Images Pope Francis speaks with Iraqi religious figures during an interfaith service at the House of Abraham in the ancient city of Ur, on March 6. Photo: AYMAN HENNA/AFP via Getty Images Pope Francis is pictured before his speech at the House of Abraham in the ancient city of Ur, on March 6. Photo: VINCENZO PINTO/AFP via Getty ImagesPope Fracis' itinerary.More from Axios: Sign up to get the latest market trends with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free
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An Italian prosecutor on Saturday requested life in prison for two young American men charged with slaying an Italian police officer in central Rome. Prosecutor Maria Sabina Calabretta asked the court to find the two defendants — Finnegan Lee Elder, 21, and Gabriel Natale-Hjorth, 20 — guilty and to impose Italy’s maximum sentence for the July 26, 2019, stabbing death of Vice Brigadier Mario Cerciello Rega. Calabretta called the attack “disproportionate and deadly.”
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Mar. 6—CRESAPTOWN — Calvary's Mason-Dixon Conference Final Four matchup against Heritage felt as much about Madi Dayton as the game at hand. The star forward became only the second Calvary player ever to score 2,000 career points with a layup early in the second quarter on Friday, as play was stopped to commemorate the milestone. But the historic moment had an impact on the court as well. It ...
Mar. 6—ANNAPOLIS — As people focus on a return to a life with some sense of normalcy, no one should forget the 7,748 Marylanders that died, many of them without their loved ones by their side, because of COVID-19, Gov. Larry Hogan said. Friday marked the one-year anniversary of the first cases of the virus confirmed in Maryland. To honor the memories of lives claimed by the disease, including ...
Pope Francis and Iraq's top Shiite cleric delivered a powerful message of peaceful coexistence Saturday, urging Muslims in the war-weary Arab nation to embrace Iraq’s long-beleaguered Christian minority during a historic meeting in the holy city of Najaf.
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