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The iPhone 12 now accounts for 63% of iPhone sales in the U.S

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The iPhone 12 lineup makes up 63% of iPhone sales in the United States now.
The lineup has surpassed the iPhone 11 lineup as the highest-selling iPhone in the country.
The iPhone 12 is now the highest-selling iPhone in the United States.
The iPhone 12 lineup has decidedly taken the crown from the iPhone 11.
A new report from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners says that the iPhone 12 lineup now makes up more than 63% of iPhone sales in the United States. The iPhone 11, in comparison, made up about 65% of sales last year at this time.
CIRP says that the iPhone 12...
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The U.S. Reported a Record 93,000 Drug Overdose Deaths During the 2020 Pandemic Year

The U.S. Reported a Record 93,000 Drug Overdose Deaths During the 2020 Pandemic Year

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Overdose deaths soared to a record 93,000 last year in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. government reported Wednesday.
That estimate far eclipses the high of about 72,000 drug overdose deaths reached the previous year and amounts to a 29% increase.
“This is a staggering loss of human life,” said Brandon Marshall, a Brown University public health researcher who tracks overdose trends.
The nation was already struggling with its worst overdose epidemic but clearly “COVID has greatly exacerbated the crisis,” he added.
Lockdowns and other pandemic restrictions isolated those with...
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US surgeon general warns over COVID-19 misinformation

US surgeon general warns over COVID-19 misinformation

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WASHINGTON - U.S. surgeon general Vivek Murthy raised the alarm on Thursday over a growing wave of misinformation about COVID-19 and related vaccines that threatens efforts to quell the pandemic and save lives, urging technology companies and others to act.
In his first advisory as the nation's top doctor under President Joe Biden, Murthy called on tech companies to tweak their algorithms to further demote false information and share more data with researchers and the government to help teachers, healthcare workers and the media fight misinformation.
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COVID vaccines, variants, and boosters are a nuanced storm

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We're starting to learn more and more about how COVID vaccines interact with variants. But we'll still need vigilance and months of more data.
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What You Need to Know About COVID-19 Booster Shots

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Since the U.S. began a massive country-wide vaccination effort against COVID-19 last winter, a majority of adult Americans have been immunized. But now it seems that all of them may need an additional dose next year.
Public health experts including Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, stress that studies continue to show that the three vaccines currently authorized in the U.S. protect against COVID-19 disease, including against variants of the virus that are more transmissible. But as effective as the vaccines are, they can't provide...
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