By vaccinating older people, the country has saved thousands of lives. For older people, this does not cause a dilemma. Even if there is a small risk of a serious adverse reaction, that is still better than the much higher risk of dying from COVID.
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In the two decades since September 11, the U.S. has fought terrorism and extremism by concentrating on law-enforcement and intelligence readiness, with experts focused on disrupting fringe groups before they carry out violence. This Band-Aid approach is ill-suited to combatting modern far-right extremism, which has spread well beyond fringe groups and into the mainstream.
LANSING, MI — Michigan Gov.Gretchen Whitmer was one of seven people recognized as a recipient of the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award for her actions during the COVID-19 pandemic, the John F. Kennedy Foundation announced Tuesday.Whitmer and the six other award recipients will receive the awards during a virtual ceremony that will air for the public on May 26.
As more cities and counties with robust Covid vaccination rates start to experience stirrings of pre-pandemic life, some communities just a short drive away are seeing the opposite: paltry demand for shots accompanied by new hot spots of disease — and the Biden administration is redoubling its efforts to reach the stragglers.
Judge temporarily bans non-lethal force on nonviolent protesters after police response to George Floyd demonstrations in Ohio
The chaotic police response to racial injustice protests in Ohio’s capital city in the days after the death of George Floyd has resulted in a temporary ban on the use of tear gas, pepper spray, wooden bullets and other means of “non-lethal force” against demonstrators without appropriate provocation.
As America beats back Covid-19, it’s likely going to see more Michigans — hotspots where the coronavirus is surging in what’s hopefully a final hurrah for the pathogen that’s twisted our lives so much over the past year.But experts now say the solution for these hotspots is the same thing digging many other places out of the pandemic: vaccines.
Derek Chauvin has been convicted of murder for killing George Floyd by kneeling on his neck for more than nine minutes, a crime that prompted waves of protests in support of racial justice in the US and across the world.The jury swiftly and unanimously convicted Chauvin of all the charges he faced – second- and third-degree murder, and manslaughter – after concluding that the white former Minneapolis police officer killed the 46-year-old Black man in May through a criminal assault, by pinning him to the ground so he could not breathe.
Former officer charged with murder over death of George Floyd Twelve-panel jury deliberated for less than a day in Minneapolis LIVE Updated Show Verdict reached in Derek Chauvin murder trial The jury in Derek Chauvin’s murder trial have reached a verdict.It will be announced in court at 4.30pm eastern time, which is 9.30pm in the UK or, for worldwide reference, 8.30pm GMT.
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© Provided by The Guardian Photograph: Matthew Hatcher/Getty Images Despite past success and growing calls for another lockdown from public health experts, and doctors managing hospitals with Covid patients, the governor is resisting further restrictions, and is instead largely relying on a vaccination rollout and a voluntary suspension of in-person dining services. “I really do think the constant pressure over the last year is catching up, not just from the right and conservatives, but there are a growing
The Biden administration says its decision to stop administering Johnson & Johnson's coronavirus shot should make Americans more confident vaccines are safe.A growing chorus of state officials says it could have just the opposite effect.Any interruption could harden skepticism among people who were ambivalent over getting vaccinated or scared about getting sick from side effects, some governors and state health officials say.
Still, these are probably isolated incidents.But it’s important to be clear: They are mistakes.Congress has passed a law requiring that every American be provided the vaccine for free, no matter what health insurance they have or whether they have insurance at all.
Australia will not purchase Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine, citing concerns that it is of the same type as the AstraZeneca vaccine which is no longer recommended for people under 50.The decision further narrows the scope of possible vaccine candidates to be rolled out in Australia, where the government has purchased an additional 20m doses of Pfizer in a bid to ramp up a sluggish start to a program currently reliant on just two vaccines.
The governor of Michigan, Gretchen Whitmer, has argued the state should receive more vaccine doses.The Democrat, who experienced Republican criticism for her aggressive pandemic response last year, has been hesitant to tighten restrictions again.At a White House briefing on Monday, Walensky said vaccines have a “delayed response” when it comes to lowering new cases because it usually takes two to six weeks to see the effect of increased vaccination rates.
Gretchen Whitmer, the governor of Michigan, vowed on Sunday to push the Biden administration for more Covid-19 vaccines as her state experiences a worrying spike in cases.Joe Biden has said Washington will give Michigan more federal resources to support vaccinations and testing, but not additional vaccines.
Nowhere in America is the coronavirus pandemic more out of control than in Michigan.Outbreaks are ripping through workplaces, restaurants, churches and family weddings.Hospitals are overwhelmed with patients.Officials are reporting more than 7,000 new infections each day, a sevenfold increase from late February.
Teenagers serving as 'covid-19 student ambassadors' join Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to get inoculated with the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine this week. (Photo by Matthew Hatcher/Getty Images)Matthew Hatcher