Pfizer’s CEO says Jared Kushner wanted him to divert vaccine supplies from Canada, Japan, and Latin America to boost the US’s COVID-19 jab stockpile

Pfizer’s CEO, Albert Bourla, said in a book excerpt published by Forbes on Monday that he and Jared Kushner, former President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, once had a “heated” debate over whether the US should receive additional COVID-19 vaccine doses first. Bourla said he and Kushner, who in the early days of the pandemic was the head of a COVID-19 shadow task force, disagreed over the timeline to supply the … Continue reading Pfizer’s CEO says Jared Kushner wanted him to divert vaccine supplies from Canada, Japan, and Latin America to boost the US’s COVID-19 jab stockpile

Instagram gossip blog with 2.8 million followers that said Queen Elizabeth had died is doubling down, claiming a retraction was ‘fake news’

The CEO of a celebrity gossip blog went viral for claiming that Queen Elizabeth II has died. The Queen was diagnosed with COVID-19, Buckingham Palace announced on Sunday. Jason Lee doubled down after a Twitter account that appeared to be for his blog had briefly retracted the claim. The founder and CEO of the celebrity gossip blog Hollywood Unlocked has doubled down on his unverified … Continue reading Instagram gossip blog with 2.8 million followers that said Queen Elizabeth had died is doubling down, claiming a retraction was ‘fake news’

Virginia mom ‘threatened school board with ‘loaded’ gun over COVID masking

A Virginia mom was busted for telling a school board she’d show up with a loaded gun if her kids were required to wear masks in class. Amelia King, 42, was charged Friday by the Luray Police Department with making an oral threat on school property after being cut off during a public comment section of a Page County public school board meeting, according to CNN. … Continue reading Virginia mom ‘threatened school board with ‘loaded’ gun over COVID masking

Folk singer Hana Horká dies of COVID after deliberately catching virus

Veteran folk singer Hana Horká died Sunday of COVID-19 after intentionally exposing herself to the virus in an ill-advised self-immunization technique. She was 57 years old. The Czech musician’s passing was confirmed by her son Jan Rek, who told Prague Morning that she “preferred to catch the disease than get vaccinated.” Her fatal goal: to regain access to her favorite off-limits sources of entertainment. Per her son’s … Continue reading Folk singer Hana Horká dies of COVID after deliberately catching virus

Supreme Court blocks Biden’s vaccine-or-test mandate for businesses

The Supreme Court stopped the Biden administration Thursday from enforcing a requirement that employees at large businesses be vaccinated against COVID-19 or undergo weekly testing and wear a mask on the job. In a concurrent decision, the high court allowed vaccine mandates on most health care workers to stand. The rulings, which came during a spike of largely Omicron-variant COVID-19 cases across the US, came … Continue reading Supreme Court blocks Biden’s vaccine-or-test mandate for businesses

United Airlines says 3,000 employees test positive for COVID

United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby said on Tuesday that the company had about 3,000 employees who have tested positive for COVID-19 but its vaccinated employees had neither died nor recently been hospitalized with the disease. Chicago-based United was the first US carrier to mandate vaccines for its employees in order to facilitate travel and flight operations. Airlines have canceled thousands of flights since late December, when the … Continue reading United Airlines says 3,000 employees test positive for COVID

“IHU” coronavirus variant “on our radar” but not a threat, World Health Organization says

( CBSNews.com ) Paris — New coronavirus variants are detected every week. Most of them pop up and then quickly disappear, others persist quietly but never become widespread, and just a few rise to the ranks of “Variants of Concern,” as designated by the World Health Organization. So, it’s unusual that a variant tentatively identified in France more than a month ago, which failed to spread beyond a small initial … Continue reading “IHU” coronavirus variant “on our radar” but not a threat, World Health Organization says

No show: Giorgio Armani’s fashion week cancelations could be catalyst for other designers and brands

( FashionUnited.com ) Giorgio Armani’s announcement this week to cancel all catwalk presentations across its portfolio of collections could be a catalyst for other designers and brands to forego fashion week once again. Omicron, the latest coronavirus variant of concern, is rapidly spreading across the globe, with France drafting new legislation to ban unvaccinated people from public spaces, a possible deterrent for January’s haute couture … Continue reading No show: Giorgio Armani’s fashion week cancelations could be catalyst for other designers and brands

Dr. Sanjay Gupta: Resolutions for making 2022 a better, healthier year

(CNN.com)It’s almost the new year and along with it comes the admittedly aspirational tradition of setting New Year’s resolutions — ones that we hopefully can stick to and not abandon after Week 3, or even Day 3, of 2022. At the same time, we’re sliding into our third year of battling a novel coronavirus that continues to keep the world in pandemic mode. CDC shortens … Continue reading Dr. Sanjay Gupta: Resolutions for making 2022 a better, healthier year