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Just 11 percent of unvaccinated Americans
say they will definitely get a shot: poll
Posted by NorthernDog 5/11/2021 12:21:47 PM Post Reply
Only 11 percent of Americans who have not been vaccinated for COVID-19 say they will definitely do so, according to a poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research released Tuesday. Thirty-five percent of Americans surveyed said they have not received a COVID-19 vaccine compared to 64 percent who said they have. (Snip) The poll comes as demand for the COVID-19 vaccine declines as those who were most eager to get vaccinated have already done so. President Biden is expected to speak with a bipartisan group of governors virtually on Tuesday to discuss strategies to get more shots
US job openings soar
to highest level on record
Posted by NorthernDog 5/11/2021 11:08:25 AM Post Reply
WASHINGTON — U.S. employers posted a record number of available jobs in March, illustrating starkly the desperation of businesses seeking to find new workers as the economy expands. Yet total job gains increased only modestly, according to a Labor Department report issued Tuesday. The figures come after the April jobs report, released Friday, that fell far short of economists' expectations, largely because companies appear unable to find the workers they need, even with the unemployment rate elevated at 6.1%. (Snip) The enormous number of openings will likely add fuel to a political dispute about whether the extra $300 in weekly federal