Category Archives: Coronavirus

WHO recommends against most pregnant women getting Moderna vaccine

The World Health Organization has recommended against the use of the Moderna vaccine in pregnant women, albeit with certain exceptions. In its guidance released this week, the WHO said, “In the interim, WHO recommends not to use [Moderna’s vaccine] in pregnancy, unless the benefit of vaccinating a pregnant woman outweighs the potential vaccine risks, such as in health

White people are getting vaccinated at higher rates than Black and Latino Americans

A dose of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine is administered to a staff member at the Ararat Nursing Facility in the Mission Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles on January 7, 2021, in Los Angeles. (CNN)Black and Latino Americans are receiving the Covid-19 vaccine at significantly lower rates than White people — a disparity that health advocates

Biden tackles the coronavirus; Twin suicide bombings in Baghdad; Migrant shipwreck off Libyan coast

Newly inaugurated US President Joe Biden will sign 10 key executive orders to combat the coronavirus pandemic on Thursday, as cases surge and troubling new variants appear around the world. Initiating the national COVID-19 strategy rollout on Biden’s first day in office, the US announced plans to rejoin the World Health Organization after the former Trump administration had admonished it.

Coronavirus Conversations: Schools disrupted amid the pandemic

A young student wearing a face mask with the Greek flag, waits to enter his classroom at a primary school in Athens. Primary schools and kindergartens in Greece reopened have as the country has extended a two-month lockdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus, Jan. 11, 2021. The coronavirus pandemic has forced school systems

Confidence in Chinese vaccines has taken a hit. But as coronavirus cases grow, some countries are still pushing ahead

Mass public vaccination programs using a Chinese coronavirus vaccine are underway across Indonesia and Turkey, where tens of millions of people are expected to receive doses of the CoronaVac shot made by Beijing-based company Sinovac. On Wednesday, Indonesian President Joko Widodo was shown receiving the country’s first CoronaVac shot, after the government authorized it for emergency use.

Ted Cruz Got $35 Million For Billionaire Fracking Donors In Last COVID-19 Aid: Report

As President Donald Trump complains about “pork” in the current COVID-19 relief package, The Wall Street Journal reports that the last time around, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) helped manipulate the aid program to get $35 million for Texas billionaire fracking brothers who are major Cruz contributors. Dan and Farris Wilks collected the windfall even though

‘Now It’s the Senate’s Turn’: All Eyes on McConnell After House Approves $2,000 Coronavirus Relief Checks

Demands from progressive lawmakers and the public surged for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to urgently support and hold a vote on a bill that would boost coronavirus pandemic direct relief checks from $600 to $2,000 after at least two-thirds of Democrat-controlled House approved the legislation on Monday evening. The measure passed the House by

GOP Lawmaker introduces bill to rescind $25 million in funding for Kennedy Center

GOP Lawmaker introduces bill to rescind $25 million in funding for Kennedy Center

In wake of the Kennedy Center laying off almost 100 symphony individuals notwithstanding getting $25 million in bailout subsidizing, Republican legislator Bryan Steil (R-WI) has acquainted a bill with have the financing repealed. Steil tweeted: $25 million for the Kennedy Center ought to never have been remembered for the CARES Act, yet it is horrifying

Maxine Waters unleashes on Trump “Stop congratulating yourself! You’re a failure”

Maxine Waters unleashes on Trump “Stop congratulating yourself! You’re a failure”

Maxine Waters unleashes on Trump Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) took to Twitter to release on President Trump. The veteran lawmaker tweeted: Trump, since you destroyed the WH unit designed to plan for pandemics like #COVID19, you’d wish to prevent being duplicitous about the DPA & get more corps to develop masks, respirators, & everything needed

BREAKING: Newsom commutes prison sentences of over a dozen murderers

BREAKING: Newsom commutes prison sentences of over a dozen murderers

LA Times reports California: LA Times reports California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday exonerated five individuals that had just served their time and driven the sentences of 21 jail house detainees, including a significant dozen indicted for homicide or related wrongdoings. The casualties were kids in two of the cases and a pregnant lady during