COVID-19, shootings: Is mass death now tolerated in America?

(AP) — After mass shootings killed and wounded people grocery shopping, going to church and simply living their lives last weekend, the nation marked a milestone of 1 million deaths from COVID-19. The number, once unthinkable, is now an irreversible reality in the United States — just like the persistent reality of gun violence that kills tens of thousands of people every year. Americans have … Continue reading COVID-19, shootings: Is mass death now tolerated in America?

Shanghai reports first deaths in current COVID-19 outbreak…

(AP) — Shanghai authorities on Monday reported the first COVID-19 deaths in the latest outbreak in China’s most populous and wealthiest city. All three people who died were elderly, had underlying diseases such as diabetes and hypertension and had not been vaccinated against the coronavirus, city Health Commission inspector Wu Ganyu told journalists. “After entering hospital, their conditions grew worse and they died after attempts … Continue reading Shanghai reports first deaths in current COVID-19 outbreak…

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

Scientists identify new gene differences in severe COVID patients

Scientists have pinpointed 16 new genetic variants in people who developed severe COVID-19 in a large study published on Monday that could help researchers develop treatments for very sick patients. The results suggest that people with severe COVID have genes that predispose them to one of two problems: failure to limit the ability of the virus to make copies of itself, or excessive inflammation and … Continue reading Scientists identify new gene differences in severe COVID patients

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’

Coachella and Stagecoach festivals drop all Covid-related restrictions

( NBCNews.com ) The festivals will not require negative tests or vaccinations. After revealing last fall that vaccinations would not be required for entry, the Coachella and Stagecoach festivals have further revealed that there will no longer be any Covid-related barriers to entry at all, not even negative tests. Nor will a requirement to wear masks figure into the picture when millions of selfies go … Continue reading Coachella and Stagecoach festivals drop all Covid-related restrictions