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Walgreens may start Covid-19 vaccinations at nursing homes on Dec 21



Walgreens said it hopes to get its first dosages of the Covid-19 vaccine on Dec. 21 and begin offering chances to nursing home residents and staff individuals in the days paving the way to Christmas.

The public drugstore chain will assume an instrumental part in the early rollout of the eagerly awaited inoculation. Walgreens and CVS Health hit manages the national government to immunize staff and occupants at long haul care offices, which most states have put at the highest point of the need list alongside medical services laborers for getting Pfizer’s and Moderna’s Covid-19 immunizations.

Pfizer’s immunization is relied upon to win crisis freedom from the Food and Drug Administration quickly, while Moderna’s endorsement is required to before long follow.

The beginning of immunizations at nursing homes will speak to a huge achievement in the Covid pandemic, on the grounds that drawn out consideration offices have been especially hard hit with Covid-19 flare-ups and passings. They are ordinarily home to more seasoned Americans who have basic ailments, making them more defenseless against create extreme instances of the illness and conceivably to kick the bucket from it.

Rick Gates, senior VP of drug store and medical care at Walgreens, shared the circumstance and more insights concerning the rollout in a meeting with CNBC. He said he trusts the inoculations at long haul care offices give Americans more solace and trust in the immunization. For instance, he stated, Walgreens’ staff can become familiar with the ordinary results, for example, touchiness close to the infusion site, so they can all the more likely guidance patients and lessen uneasiness or caution.

Public education

“It’s going to also help us from an education perspective because there are a lot saying that they may not get the vaccine,” he said. “The more we have from a practical application perspective, then we can educate more broadly on the safety protocols that we’re seeing with the vaccines as well as we expand into larger populations.”

The vaccine’s appropriation could turn into a cheerful intonation point during an especially dull stretch of the Covid pandemic. The single-day loss of life from the Covid in the U.S. hit a record-breaking high on Wednesday with 3,124 fatalities, as per CNBC’s examination of Johns Hopkins University information. The every day loss of life outperformed the quantity of individuals killed on 9/11 and the complete killed in the Pearl Harbor assault.

The Food and Drug Administration still can’t seem to authoritatively favor a Covid-19 antibody, however Commissioner Stephen Hahn prior Friday said the office was working “quickly” to give crisis use approval for Pfizer’s immunization, which the pharma organization created with BioNTech. On Thursday, a board of outside consultants suggested that the FDA award restricted leeway to the antibody, which has demonstrated to be 95% viable in huge scope clinical preliminaries.

That is the last obstacle before the multistep cycle of Covid-19 antibodies’ circulation to nursing homes can be settled at the state level and the inoculations start.

“We’re ready and certainly excited to get vaccines to start to help America pivot past this challenging time,” Gates said.

The process

States will decide the amount of their underlying antibody assignment will go to medical care laborers at emergency clinics and how much will go to long haul care offices.

Walgreens, which is working with FedEx to get immunization shipments, has assigned a portion of its drugstores as centers that will keep dosages in extraordinary coolers and have dry ice available, Gates said. Pfizer’s immunization, specifically, requires super cool stockpiling at short 94 degrees Fahrenheit. Doors said those immunization dosages will be taken to long haul care offices for on location centers that are staffed by two to 15 individuals, contingent upon the size of the office.

Walgreens has in excess of 27,000 drug specialists prepared to direct antibodies. The organization said it’s recruiting somewhere in the range of 8,000 and 9,000 drug store colleagues to help the Covid-19 antibody and other related endeavors, for example, testing.

Around 30,000 nursing homes and helped living offices have picked Walgreens to manage the immunization, and the organization hopes to make a few visits for every nursing home, Gates said. That is on the grounds that both Pfizer’s and Moderna’s antibodies require two portions half a month separated.

The Trump organization’s antibody despot, Dr. Moncef Slaoui, has said “significantly noticeable” results were accounted for in 10% to 15% of preliminary members for those antibodies. Thus, some nursing home administrators have communicated worries over the quantity of visits per office, saying it’s essential to have occasions to amaze the dates staff get shots.

Side effects

They stress that if their whole staff is inoculated around the same time, results from the shot may bring about various staff individuals removing a day or two off work, leaving the office short on medical caretakers and different laborers.

Doors recognized those worries and said Walgreens would adjust its organization plans if the results are found in the more extensive populace.

“Obviously, we’ll have to be flexible in how we’re going to support long-term care facilities, because they still need to service and take care of the residents of those long-term care facilities as well,” he said.

For some different Americans, notwithstanding, the hang tight for an antibody will be longer.

Walgreens isn’t yet certain when it will have antibodies at its drugstores to provide for the overall population, Gates said. He said it’s working with state authorities to hear which individuals will get need, for example, fundamental laborers and the individuals who are immunocompromised, and distinguish those individuals during appropriation.

What’s more, he knows from individual experience that a few Americans are anxious to guarantee their spot in the line. “Even my mom knows what number she is in the state of Iowa right now,” he said.


Here’s How Bitcoin Depot® Aims to Make Crypto Even More Accessible in 2021



Crypto ATMs or Digital Currency Kiosks (DCKs) are commonly found in areas like the U.S., Canada, and the UK. While other countries are still struggling to nail down cryptocurrency regulations, these three countries are leading the crypto-economy. A great example of this is the exponential growth of Bitcoin Depot, the largest and fastest-growing multi-cryptocurrency ATM network that is Bringing Crypto to the Masses™. 

Since 2015, the number of crypto ATMs or crypto ATMs has increased. As of June 2021, the crypto industry reported more than 22,000 crypto ATMs across the world. Bitcoin Depot, the largest of these networks, operates more than 4,000 of them across North America with more on the way.

Brandon Mintz, Founder, President, and CEO of Bitcoin Depot, explains the trends of crypto ATMs and the bright future for his  company, which has more than tripled its ATM count in the last year. Bitcoin Depot is projected to install close to 6,000 crypto ATMs by the end of 2021, and we are rooting for this progress, as these machines and cryptocurrency as a whole are here to stay and change the way we participate in financial services. 

What are Crypto ATMs? 

Crypto ATMs are just like cash ATMs, except they enable you to buy cryptocurrency. Bitcoin Depot offers a cash-to-crypto service, which means that you can get your cryptocurrency in return for cash at a physical location, which eliminates the need for online transactions. “Our crypto ATMs process the entire transaction in two minutes. This makes the act of purchasing digital assets faster than ever,” Mintz says. 

Crypto ATMs have become a part of crypto users’ daily lives, saving them from the tedious effort and delayed process of making an online purchase. This is especially true in the United States, which held 83% of the global crypto ATMs concentrated in North America in 2020. As a result of the growing demand for quick and convenient crypto transactions and the company’s exponential increase in the number of crypto ATMs installed last year, Atlanta-based Bitcoin Depot expanded its team by 130%.  

What Does The Future Hold? 

The number of crypto ATMs is anticipated to continue rising as cryptocurrency becomes  more widely accepted worldwide. “We are aiming to install up to 6,000 crypto ATMs by the end of this year, while advocating for the continued growth of the crypto-economy,” shares Mintz. 

Industry experts are expecting more banks to join the digital economy soon by opening a new chapter of acceptance for digital currencies as a standard form of payment. 

Since crypto ATMs have some significant advantages over traditional forms of payment methods, they are expected to bring about a positive contribution in the growth of cryptocurrency. “If we look at the figures, there has been an astounding growth in the installation by approximately 700% percent since 2016,” adds Mintz as he shares the plans for his company. According to a report, it is predicted that by 2023 that the crypto ATM market will be worth $144.5 million. 

Find Your Nearest Crypto ATM

As Bitcoin Depot continues to thrive, the company is introducing more accessible locations for people in North America. Over the last few months, Bitcoin Depot added thousands of new crypto ATMs throughout the US and Canada where users can instantly and securely buy Bitcoin, Litecoin, and Ethereum using cash. All you need to do is use this crypto ATM locator before heading out and visit the nearest one to complete your purchase! 

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Roosh’s partner Sergey Kartashov (Sergejs Kartasovs) about the development of AI and ML projects in the Ukrainian IT sector



Today, the best IT professionals from around the world are actively working to implement technologies based on Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), and neural networks into our lives. Ukrainian developers keep up with their foreign counterparts: recently, a lot of startups from this field have reached the top in the AppStore and GooglePlay world ratings. Sergey Kartashov (Sergejs Kartasovs), the Senior Partner at technology company Roosh, shared his vision of the future prospects for AI and ML technologies in Ukraine.

The modern academic community no longer classifies AI and ML technologies as theoretical ones, since they are increasingly being applied in practice. The computer games and mobile application developers are already actively using many of the existing practices. Analysts, financial institutions, and even medical institutions apply them as well.

For instance, doctors from China used the AI-based system at the peak of the coronavirus pandemic. With its help, doctors could monitor compliance with quarantine restrictions by citizens of the country. Furthermore, now IT developers are focused to create services that would help diagnose various diseases as quickly and efficiently as possible, using advances from the field of Machine Learning.

As Sergey Kartashov notes, foreign investors willingly put money in the projects implementing AI and ML technologies. In 2020 alone, such projects attracted about 40% of the total investment in the IT sector. Educational projects, the development of drones, and startups from the field of medicine interest the investors the most.

So far, Ukraine cannot boast of such rapid development in the sector of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. Nevertheless, Ukrainian tech companies have already proven that they are capable of creating promising high-quality AI-based projects. Moreover, according to the Senior Partner at Roosh, over the past 10 years, there have been a lot of such products on the Ukrainian market. The expert notes such startups as the text checking service Grammarly, the Viewdle’s technology capable of recognizing objects and faces in images (by the way, Google Inc bought this product to use for its own search engine), and the scoring system Scorto that the financial structures willingly use.

Roosh also has several similar products to its credit. The Reface application is among the most successful of them. The trick of this product is that a user can replace the face of an actor or singer with his or her own and become the main character in the video or GIF. The popularity of the application turned out to be so great that in the fall of 2020 it topped the App Store rating, leaving behind even such projects as TikTok, Netflix, and YouTube.

According to Sergey Kartashov, AI and ML technologies have already become an integral part of our everyday life. These developments are actively used to automatically translate and check the text, scan fingerprints on phones and tablets, and recognize faces in social networks.

The expert argues that what previously seemed an unfeasible future has already become an objective reality. And Ukraine has bright prospects in the field of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning along with the world’s tech giants.

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Samuel Kwame Boadu is the black entrepreneur Ghanaian who is redefining access to quality education with scholarships for Africans especially Ghanaians at all levels.

Samuel Kwame Boadu with his firm SamBoad Travels & Educational Consult, department of SamBoad Business Group Limited is making it possible for Ghanaians and some African countries to achieve their set goals to further their education. Some are also achieving their dreams in other fields of education, through Samuel Kwame Boadu’s company, an education and travel consultancy firm.

Samuel Kwame Boadu, Founding CEO of SamBoad Business Group is determined to redefine education with focus on training, consulting, marketing, travel and scholarships.

Samuel Kwame Boadu commenced his consultancy with an agreement with UNIAGENTS, a platform with many affordable universities across the globe , processing over 34  eligible applicants with full and partial scholarships, before expanding operation to other areas like visa assistance and ticketing.

Samuel Kwame Boadu believes lots of people are unable to find the educational opportunities available to them but it could be made much easier.

“People do not understand that online education is the future and it is closer than we think; we intend to enlighten them and help schools better understand their operations,” he noted.

The SamBoad Travel & Educational Consult, subsidiary of SamBoad Business Group Limited, he added, wants to combat fraudulent activities of “agents” who charge students outrageous fees under the pretext of placing them in educational institutions abroad.

Notable among his educational interventions is an agreement with UNICAF that helps offer 70% to 80% scholarship for people who want to study bachelors, masters & PHD programs.

He also instituted the historic 80% scholarship project in 2019 for students through his social media platform giving over 70 students scholarship through Unicaf Scholarship to help them study online whiles working.

His company, as part of several other commitments, hosts short term seminars and professional development courses for aspiring entrepreneurs and corporate organizations in different cities in the country.

Samuel Kwame Boadu concluded by quoting an American author and entrepreneur, Brian Koslow: “If you nurture your mind, body and spirit, your time will expand. You will gain a new perspective that will allow you to accomplish much more.”

Samuel Kwame Boadu per comments, recommendations from applicants is one of the best Student Advisors and Students Consultant in Ghana doing the most for the working class who want to further their education online without quitting their jobs.

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