The Nashville Ledger

FLIGHT. 45 | NO. 42 | Friday, October 15, 2021

Not vaxxed, uninsured could cost us billions

We are tired. We locked ourselves in in March 2020 and waited almost a year for a life-saving vaccine. We received one or two doses (depending on the brand of vaccine) as soon as possible. We remained masked and socially distanced even after our jabs.

Hundreds of thousands of people have been hospitalized with COVID-19, some for long periods. It comes with high medical bills.

JOE ROGERS: MY OPINION

I’m trying to become a fan of the Titans, as befits a bona fide Nashvillian. But it’s going … slowly. Here is the problem:

RICHARD COURTNEY: REAL ESTATE VERIFICATION

Some have designated the crane as the official bird of Nashville. The skyline is adorned with the machines that sway in the heights of the city, now spreading their wings in Midtown, the West End, and SoBro.

IMMOVABLE

Top Residential Real Estate Sales, September 2021, for Davidson County, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

TITANS OF TENNESSE

The secret of the Titans portends mismanagement

Last week there was a refreshing franchise from the Tennessee Titans camp.

Kevin Byard has spoken at length this year about the need for the Titans to force more turnovers. Now he is leading by example.

The stakes get a little higher when the Titans host the Buffalo Bills this week on Monday Night Football. The Bills probably haven’t forgotten the 42-16 hit the Titans gave them last year in a rare Tuesday night game. The match had been rescheduled due to the Titans’ COVID-19 outbreak.

NASHVILLE (AP) – Titans wide receiver Julio Jones returned to training on Wednesday after missing the last two games with a hamstring injury.

UT SPORTS

Lane Kiffin escaped Knoxville in the dead of night, leaving in its wake burning mattresses, police barricades and students screaming curses.

JOURNALISTS

Rachel Schaffer Lawson joined the Nashville office of Dickinson Wright PLLC as an attorney.

BRIEFS

Condé Nast Traveler announced the results of its annual Readers’ Choice Awards with Nashville International Airport named ninth best airport in the United States

DRIVING

The Toyota Tacoma was the most popular mid-size truck sold in America during the first half of 2021. It is also one of Edmunds’ most popular models in the category.

PERSONAL FINANCES

Experts in emergency preparedness recommend that you have a “go bag” and a “stay bin” in case of disaster: kits with supplies to help you survive a few days if you have to evacuate your house or your home. shelter in place.

BUSINESS BOOK REVIEW

Looking back, it was such a small thing. On any other day, that almost irrelevant little annoyance at work might not have bothered you. This time it was, and that was it. You had no more worries to give, and you were done, immediate action was required.

VANDERBILT SPORTS

COLUMBIA, SC (AP) – There could be a debate about the best team in the Southeastern Conference this season. After Saturday, however, there should be little doubt about who’s at the back when Vanderbilt takes on South Carolina.

IN THE STATE

NASHVILLE (AP) – A solar energy company in Tennessee has bought an organization that helps companies offset their carbon emissions by funding new solar farms, which a former governor helped establish.

DETROIT (AP) – A second person has been killed by the explosion of an airbag inflator manufactured by a Tennessee company that has been under investigation by a federal agency for more than six years without any resolution.

COURTS

NASHVILLE (AP) – The federal government is funding organizations that illegally discriminate against LGBTQ applicants to become foster parents for unaccompanied refugee children, according to a complaint filed Wednesday.

HEALTH CARE

MINNETONKA, Minnesota (AP) – UnitedHealth’s Optum division continues to outperform and after posting better-than-expected numbers for the third quarter, the nation’s largest health insurer has raised its outlook for 2021 for the third time.

ENVIRONMENT

WASHINGTON (AP) – Seven large offshore wind farms are said to be developed on the east and west coasts and in the Gulf of Mexico under a plan announced by the Biden administration on Wednesday.

WASHINGTON (AP) – Critical UN climate talks next month are likely to end below the global target of reducing emissions from coal, gas and oil, the US climate envoy said John Kerry, after nearly a year of climate diplomacy that has seen deeper cuts from allies, but has so far failed to get some of the world’s biggest polluters to act enough quickly.

MEDIA

WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal regulators say they are cracking down on “an explosion” in companies’ use of bogus reviews and other misleading messages to promote their products and services on social media.

BRUSSELS (AP) – The consortium of journalists behind the Pegasus Project’s investigation into Israeli group NSO malware, which has provided further evidence that it was being used to spy on journalists, human rights activists man and political dissidents, on Thursday won the first prize for journalism of the European Union. .

NEW YORK (AP) – Near the Twizzlers and Sour Patch Kids at It’Sugar are random items – stirred toys, fruit-shaped jelly candies – which have earned a spot on the candy store shelves because they went viral on TikTok.

VIRUS OUTBREAK

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Food and Drug Administration said Thursday it would ask its external experts to meet in late November to review Merck’s pill for treating COVID-19.

GENEVA (AP) – A senior U.S. trade official said on Thursday that the Biden administration remains committed to relaxing the rules that protect the technology behind coronavirus vaccines so they can be produced more widely.

U.S. health advisers are debating whether millions of Americans who have received Moderna vaccines should be boosted, this time using half the initial dose.

CHICAGO (AP) – The leader of the Chicago Police Union has called on his members to challenge the city’s requirement to report their COVID-19 vaccination status by Friday or to be put on unpaid leave.

MOSCOW (AP) – Russia on Thursday recorded the highest daily number of coronavirus infections and deaths since the start of the pandemic, a rapidly rising toll that has strained the country’s healthcare system.

DENPASAR, Indonesia (AP) – The Indonesian resort island of Bali reopened to international travelers to visit its shops and white sand beaches for the first time in over a year on Thursday – if vaccinated, negative test, originating in some countries, quarantine and consider restrictions in public.

NATIONAL / INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

Stocks rallied on Wall Street on Thursday as the market rocked through several days of wobbly trading.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) – Domino’s, a company seemingly tailor-made for a pandemic, has not been spared a phenomenon that plagues nearly every employer this summer: a severe shortage of workers.

LONDON (AP) – A work by British street artist Banksy that sensationalally shredded itself just after being auctioned off three years ago has grossed £ 18.5million (25.4million of dollars) Thursday, a record for the artist.

WASHINGTON (AP) – Wholesale inflation rose 8.6% in September from a year ago, the biggest gain since the 12-month change was first calculated times in 2010.

NEW YORK (AP) – It’s good to be a bank right now.

WASHINGTON (AP) – The number of Americans claiming unemployment benefits has fallen to its lowest level since the start of the pandemic, a sign that the labor market continues to improve even as hiring has slowed over the last two months.

MOLINE, Ill. (AP) – More than 10,000 Deere & Co. workers went on strike Thursday after “the company failed to come up with a deal meeting the demands and needs of our members,” the union said United Auto Workers in a statement.

NATIONAL / INTERNATIONAL POLICY

WASHINGTON (AP) – A Congressional committee investigating the Jan.6 Capitol uprising has voted to recommend criminal contempt charges against former White House aide Steve Bannon after defying the panel summons Thursday.

WASHINGTON (AP) – Senate Democrats are set to try again to push forward an election and vote review bill, testing Republicans’ objections with a vote slated for next week, the head of the House said on Thursday. majority Chuck Schumer.

WASHINGTON (AP) – Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer on Thursday warned fellow Democrats that they “should put our differences aside” as the party struggles to rally around the huge but now shrunken together Social Services and Climate Change Strategies from President Joe Biden.

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Joe Biden is expected to meet Pope Francis during his visit to the Vatican later this month as part of a five-day tour through Italy and the UK for global meetings on the economy and climate change.

WASHINGTON (AP) – Progressive congressional leaders warn colleagues of ‘wrong choice’ on what to keep or delete as Democrats cut back on president’s set of social services and climate change strategies Joe Biden, now $ 2,000 billion.

WASHINGTON (AP) – The House committee investigating the January 6 riot at the United States Capitol has issued a subpoena to a former Justice Department lawyer who has positioned himself as an ally of Donald Trump and helped the Republican president challenge the results of the 2020 election.

WASHINGTON (AP) – The United States and Israel said on Wednesday they were exploring a “plan B” to deal with Iran if the Islamic Republic did not return in good faith to negotiations to save the landmark 2015 nuclear deal .

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