April 5, 2021

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The Latest: Navajo Nation Reports 4 New Virus Deaths | Business News

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — The Navajo Nation on Saturday reported 18 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases and four more deaths.

The pandemic totals on the tribe’s reservation that includes parts of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah increased to 30,164 cases and 1,257 deaths.

Tribal President Jonathan Nez encouraged people to celebrate the Easter weekend safely while following COVID-19 protocols. Nez said those including staying home as much as possible, wearing a mask, practicing social distancing, avoiding large in-person gatherings, and washing hands often.

VACCINES: More than 104.2 million people, or 31.4% of the U.S. population, have received at least one dose

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Russian Entrepreneurs Adapt to Virus Lockdown Challenges | Business News

By DARIA LITVINOVA and DANIEL KOZIN, Associated Press

MOSCOW (AP) — Valentina Konstantinova remembers well when Russia locked down for the coronavirus a year ago. Her 18-room boutique hotel, called Skazka, or “Fairytale,” was full, and within a couple of days, it had only one guest left.

“I still don’t understand how people could have vanished in one day, and where,” she recalled. The lockdown lasted six weeks, but with borders closed, her business prospects were grim.

One year later, Skazka is still open — thanks to some creative thinking by its owners — but with fewer guests than before.

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N.J. car dealer’s COVID losses not covered by insurance due to ‘virus exclusion,’ judge rules

An Ocean County car dealer who sued an insurance company that refused to cover the business’s monetary losses during the coronavirus pandemic has lost its case in federal court.

Downs Ford of Toms River sued Zurich American Insurance Company, alleging the carrier was obligated to cover business losses that the dealer incurred after New Jersey shut down non-essential businesses last year.

But Zurich claimed Downs Ford’s insurance policy contained a “virus exclusion.” On Thursday, a federal judge sided with Zurich.

“The language of the virus exclusion is clear,” U.S. District Judge Brian R. Maritnotti wrote in his decision granting Zurich’s

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The Virus Cost Performers Their Work, Then Their Health Coverage

Musicians are struggling, too. Officials at Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians, the New York local that is the largest in the nation, estimate that when changes to its plan take effect this month, roughly one in three musicians will have lost coverage: It will have shed more than 570 of the roughly 1,500 people who had been enrolled a year earlier.

“Nothing has kept me up at night more and weighed on me more heavily than the health care question,” said Adam Krauthamer, the president of Local 802 and a trustee co-chair of the union’s health fund.

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Dr. Fauci presents his personal virus model to the Smithsonian

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and chief medical adviser to the president, holds his personal 3D model of the COVID-19 virus that he is donating to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. Fauci presented the donation Tuesday night in a virtual ceremony honoring him with the museum’s Great Americans Medal. (Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History via AP)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dr. Anthony Fauci, the face of the U.S. government’s pandemic response, has donated his personal 3D model of the COVID-19 virus to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.

The

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Fauci presents his personal virus model to Smithsonian

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dr. Anthony Fauci, the face of the U.S. government’s pandemic response, has donated his personal 3D model of the COVID-19 virus to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.

The museum on Tuesday honored Fauci with its Great Americans Medal.

“Dr. Fauci has helped save millions of lives and advanced the treatment and our understanding of infectious and immunologic diseases across more than five decades of public service,” said Anthea M. Hartig, the museum’s director. “His humanitarianism and dedication truly exemplify what it means to be a Great American.”

The museum asked Fauci to contribute a personal

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