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Coronavirus Roundup: FDA Greenlights Third Vaccine; Shipment and Distribution Begins

There's a lot to keep track of. Here’s today’s list of news updates and stories you may have missed.

Go Ahead and Fail

Perfectionism can make you miserable. Here’s how you can muster the courage to mess up.

The Do’s and Don’ts on Social Media for Vaccine Haves and Have-Nots

In the thick of a global pandemic, and with a vaccine rollout that has been less than optimal, it's no surprise that selfies featuring the coveted COVID-19 shot surface on social media timelines. But is posting a vaccine selfie on your social media account a faux pas or a needed encouragement for others to get the shot?

A Simple Rule of Thumb for Knowing When the Pandemic Is Over

At some point—maybe even soon—the emergency phase of the pandemic will end. But what, exactly, is that magic threshold?

The Most Likely Timeline for Life to Return to Normal

An uncertain spring, an amazing summer, a cautious fall and winter, and then, finally, relief.

Coronavirus Roundup: “Bright Spots” of the Federal Pandemic Response; FDA Addresses COVID Variants

There's a lot to keep track of. Here’s today’s list of news updates and stories you may have missed.

VA Touts Lower Employee COVID-19 Infection Rates, Improved PPE Supply

Officials praise VA workforce's resiliency as widespread vaccination leads to far fewer employees missing work.

Officials Still Fighting for Vaccine Distribution for D.C.-Area Feds Despite Initial Rejection

Lawmakers caution the Biden administration against “foisting” feds onto state vaccination programs.

Make an Effort? If Rewards and Performance Align

We put in mental effort when there's a reward, research finds, but also when our performance will make a difference.

What Does ‘Reopening Schools’ Mean? Here’s What the Biden Administration Has Said.

The president’s powers to reopen schools during the pandemic are limited, but Biden has said it is a priority.

GovExec Daily: What Feds Need to Know About Tax Season

Dallen Haws joins the podcast to discuss public servants' options for the upcoming filing season.

Biden Task Force Says Unmasked Feds Should Face Discipline, Calls for Bonus Leave

A task force on federal employee safety during the COVID-19 pandemic has issued its first set of guidelines.

Coronavirus Roundup: Winter Storms Hamper Vaccine Shipments; an Update on Efforts to Combat Mask Fraud

There's a lot to keep track of. Here’s today’s list of news updates and stories you may have missed.

Prominent Scientists Call on CDC to Better Protect Workers From COVID-19

The academics insist that more workers should get top-rated N95 masks, the best defense against airborne coronavirus particles.

GovExec Daily: How Will Feds Get Vaccinated?

Eric Katz joins the podcast to discuss the confusing messaging coming out of agencies.