5 things to know Tuesday, March 9, 2021


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1. Florida lowers age of COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to 60+
Governor Ron DeSantis said that starting March 15, the state will lower the age to 60 for Florida residents who can receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Last week, the state announced that all Florida school and daycare workers, regardless of age, can receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

DeSantis said he hopes to announce an expansion of vaccine sites for CVS and Walgreens soon.

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Florida Lowering Age Requirement for COVID-19 Vaccine to 60 and Over Starting March 15 (25 minutes)

2. How to choose between Johnson & Johnson and Moderna vaccines at Publix:
Publix says they will start administering the Johnson & Johnson vaccines in addition to the Moderna vaccine and that there is an easy way to choose which one to receive.

Every Wednesday, the appointments made during the window will be exclusively for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. The first ticket office will open on March 10 at 7 a.m. Appointments will be made either on Saturday March 13 or Sunday March 14.

The other two appointment windows on Mondays and Fridays will be for the Moderna vaccine. These meeting windows also open at 7 a.m.

How to choose between Johnson & Johnson and Moderna vaccines at Publix

3. Exclusive PPP Small Business Loan Window Ending Today:
Time is running out for small business owners looking to take advantage of a new change to the Small Business Administration’s paycheck protection program.

The priority desk for sole proprietorships and companies with less than 20 employees will expire at 5 p.m.

The exclusive access benefit was implemented by the Biden administration to help ensure that small businesses have the opportunity to receive funds.

Exclusive Small Business PPP Loan Window Ends Soon

4. President Biden Schedules First Prime-Time Speech of His Presidency
President Joe Biden will deliver his first prime-time speech during his presidency on Thursday, which will mark the first anniversary of when the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus a pandemic.

March 11, 2020 was also the one and only time President Donald Trump gave a prime-time speech on the coronavirus, announcing that the United States was suspending non-essential travel between the United States and much of the United States. Europe.

“He will discuss the many sacrifices the American people have made over the past year and the grave losses that communities and families across the country have suffered,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters on Monday. .

President Biden schedules first prime-time speech of his presidency

5. What is the status of the dunning checks?
After the Senate’s restricted passage of President Joe Biden’s $ 1.9 trillion stimulus bill on Saturday, the legislation faces just one more hurdle before it lands on Biden’s desk .

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said from the chamber on Monday that the US bailout will be put to a vote on Tuesday or Wednesday, when it is expected to pass without any GOP support.

Once the House votes on the bill, the legislation is passed to Biden, who is expected to sign it immediately.

What is the status of the dunning checks?

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On this day in history
On March 9, 1997, Christopher Wallace, aka Biggie Smalls, aka the Notorious BIG, was shot down at a red light in Los Angeles. The murder was seen as the culmination of an ongoing feud between rap artists on the east and west coasts.

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