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The results are in: These are the worst states for retirement in 2021

Serah Louis, Sat, April 17, 2021, 7:00 AM·23 min read

The results are in: These are the worst states for retirement in 2021

No matter where you choose to retire, you’ll be able to sleep in late, go for long walks in the afternoon and work on that book you always wanted to write.

But when it comes to your budget, health, safety and overall quality of life, the state you live in really does matter.

Every year, multiple studies claim they can show you which states are best or worst for retirement. They almost never agree, so we’ve averaged three of this year’s state rankings into one master list.

Here are the 25 states to write off your short list, counting down from bad to worst.

Editor’s Note: List of all 50 states ranked at end of article…

Source: The results are in: These are the worst states for retirement in 2021

What You Can and Can’t Do Once You’re Fully Vaccinated

Here’s what you should and shouldn’t do post-vaccination, according to health experts

by Michelle Crouch, AARP, March 19, 2021 | Comments: 304

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En español | If it has been at least two weeks since you received your last dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, congratulations! You are now considered “fully vaccinated.” You are armed with our best weapon against a virus that has killed more than 2.6 million people worldwide and upended our lives in unimaginable ways.

That is truly something worth celebrating.

But before you toss aside your mask and throw a party, it’s important to remember that the coronavirus is still spreading and the majority of Americans have yet to be vaccinated — so precautions continue to be necessary to protect yourself and the people around you.

Source: https://www.aarp.org/health/conditions-treatments/info-2021/fully-vaccinated.html

Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccines Are Very Effective, Report Says – The New York Times

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The coronavirus vaccines made by Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech are proving highly effective at preventing symptomatic and asymptomatic infections under real-world conditions, federal health researchers reported on Monday.

Consistent with clinical trial data, a two-dose regimen prevented 90 percent of infections by two weeks after the second shot. One dose prevented 80 percent of infections by two weeks after vaccination.

There has been debate over whether vaccinated people can still get asymptomatic infections and transmit the virus to others. The study, by researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suggested that transmission may be extremely unlikely, as infections were so rare.

Source: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/29/world/pfizer-moderna-covid-vaccines-infection.html

Nevada COVID-19 Restrictions | COVID-19 in Nevada | Travel Nevada

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Nevada is one of the most incredible places to get outside and play, explore, and get away from it all.

Of course, these days, some things are a little different. Here’s what to consider before you come camping and adventuring, and what to know when you do.

For info on Nevada’s Roadmap to Recovery, please click here.

Source: Nevada COVID-19 Restrictions | COVID-19 in Nevada | Travel Nevada

Hurricane Preparedness 2018

..with focus on North Carolina and South Carolina

With Hurricane Florence coming, likely landfall by Thursday, September 13, 2018, I wanted to provide some links about preparedness, especially for those in North Carolina and South Carolina. I have family and friends in the likely impacted areas, and I know they will be getting ready. Hurricane preparedness is something you do if you live in those areas of the East Coast, and can make a big difference to people in an impacted area. My own preparedness experiences was mostly the wildfires in Southern California area. Good planning and preparing makes a lot of difference, and can save lives…

Screenshot, 9/10/18, The Weather Channel
Screenshot, 9/10/18, The Weather Channel

North Carolina Hurricane Preparedness (PDF)https://www2.ncdps.gov/div/pao/HurrGuideFront08.pdf

South Carolina Hurricane Preparedness (PDF)http://scemd.cdn.missc.net/media/1282/2018-hurricane-guide_website.pdf

S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHE), Hurricanes and Floods Web sitehttps://scdhec.gov/disaster-preparedness/hurricanes-floods

Ready NC Web site (includes link for app)https://readync.org/EN/Index.html

NC 2-1-1, Disaster Preparedness and Assistancehttps://www.nc211.org/disaster-preparedness-and-assistance

Post and Courier (Charleston, SC) Hurricane Guidehttps://www.postandcourier.com/hurricane-guide/

Hurricane Preparedness, Mecklenburg County, NC (Charlotte)https://www.mecknc.gov/HealthDepartment/Preparedness/Pages/Hurricane%20Readiness.aspx

Hurricane Preparedness, Oak Island, NChttps://www.oakislandnc.com/emergency-info/hurricane-preparedness/

Hurricane Preparedness, Myrtle Beach, SChttp://www.cityofmyrtlebeach.com/departments/construction_services/hurricane_preparedness_plans.php

Hurricanes, Emergency Management, Horry County, SChttps://www.horrycounty.org/Departments/Emergency-Management/Hurricanes

National Hurricane Preparedness, National Weather Service (NWS)https://www.weather.gov/wrn/hurricane-preparedness

Hurricane Seasonal Preparedness Digital Toolkit (Ready.gov)https://www.ready.gov/hurricane-toolkit

Hurricanes (FEMA) (includes link to app)https://www.ready.gov/hurricanes