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    President Joe Biden would not be where he is without Black voters. Fittingly, he’s made some pretty weighty promises in his plan for Black America. We’re keeping track of them all in a biweekly series. Biden has taken more steps to advance upward mobility in Black communities his first 100 days in office than former President Donald...
                      by Jeffrey Tucker  The last 14 months elevated a global group of intellectuals and bureaucrats about which most people had previously cared very little. Among them, the ones who believe least in freedom entrenched their power, thanks to a big push by the lavishly funded...
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    (CNN)We are compounding an important public health policy mistake. As the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, states and elected leaders declare an end to pandemic restrictions, paving the way back to "normal," there's a presumption that vaccinated adults can safely be around one another with neither masks nor social distancing. But, based...
    Loading the player... Fentanyl overdoses, including by people taking pills falsely sold to them as Xanax or Percocet, are spreading across Georgia. Officials say they have found clusters in the Savannah and Columbus areas after an initial set of cases was found mostly around Augusta. The suspected overdoses began in January. The state Public...
    (CBS4) – Several metro area counties will transition on Sunday to Level Clear, the least restrictive level on the COVID-19 dial. Level Clear allows businesses to operate at 100% capacity with no mitigation requirements, aside from the state’s indoor mask mandate. Denver, Jefferson, Broomfield, Boulder, Adams and Arapahoe counties have indicated that they plan to...
    (CNN)When the history of Covid-19 is written, masks will get their own, long chapter. In the early days of the pandemic, American public health experts warned people against wearing them. Officials weren't sure how easily the coronavirus spread between people and were concerned that widespread mask-wearing would deplete the scarce protective equipment front-line health workers...
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    Some epidemiological and policy experts are questioning the timing of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's decision to lift mask guidelines for vaccinated people, arguing the data have not changed in recent days. Experts in epidemiology and public policy, including those who are left-leaning, questioned the CDC's reversal in dropping requirements that fully vaccinated...
    Friday on FNC’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” host Tucker Carlson reacted to the new guidance from the CDC, which ends a mask requirement for those who have been vaccinated. According to Carlson, the issue was a “troubling development” for those whose objective is power, and not necessarily public health. Transcript as follows: CARLSON: As you have...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) –- The Baltimore City Health Department partnered with Ascension St. Agnes Friday to offer vaccinations at Digital Harbor High School for people aged 12 and up. “Being 14, I spent a lot of time on the Internet so I see all the rumors, I guess you could call them—all the conspiracy theories,” Adam...
    Loading the player... Destiny James, a young woman who received a $50K donation from Drake in 2018, is celebrating a full circle moment and the “God’s Plan” rapper is too.  This week, the 23-year-old Denmark, South Carolina native shared that she was graduating from a master’s program in public health from the University of...
    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Masks are still required indoors in New Jersey, Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy said Friday, but he and the Democrats who control the Legislature said they plan to end the public health emergency granting him vast powers by next month. Murphy’s announcement that the state will retain an indoor mask requirement because...
    (CNN)If you have questions after the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention declared on Thursday that it was safe for Covid-vaccinated persons to cast aside masks and social distancing in outdoor and indoor spaces, with a few exceptions, such as on airplanes and trains and for immunocompromised persons, then you are not alone. While...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The Miami Police Department is joining forces with other law enforcement and local leaders to target crime hotspots in an effort to bring gun violence to a screeching halt. “If there aren’t cops in those areas, all we’re going to find is the casings. We want to catch those crooks as they’re...
    It wasn't clear heading into Friday when and whether California would adopt new health guidelines after the federal government said fully vaccinated people can quit wearing face coverings and social distancing in most situations outside or inside.Counties across California are waiting for word from the state on potential new guidance following Thursday's announcement by the...
    Despite the fact that all viruses mutate, our scientific and medical community are alarmed at how rapidly COVID-19 genetic variants have become dominant worldwide. These current widespread variants are an enormous threat to public health programs, especially as they are likely more transmissible and may reduce vaccine effectiveness. COVID-19 vaccines help reduce variant transmission by...
    LARIMER COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – The Larimer County Department of Health & Environment announced its local public health order will expire at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday. Starting on Monday, the county will only follow public health orders set by the state. On Thursday afternoon, Gov. Jared Polis’ office confirmed to CBS4 that the state will...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — The Department of Public Health in San Francisco on Thursday confirmed that the House of Prime Rib has voluntarily shut down for an investigation into complaints of alleged food borne illness at the popular restaurant. The city’s Department of Public Health issued a release Thursday stating it “is aware of...
    Environmental and public health groups hailed the rule change as a return to EPA's responsibility to follow science and prioritize public health. The Environmental Protection Agency is revoking a Trump-era rule that overhauled how the agency evaluates air pollutants, a move the Biden administration says...
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced new guidelines for indoor mask guidelines for vaccinated people during a Thursday afternoon press event on ZOOM. Dr. Rochelle Wolensky confirmed earlier reports that guidance on indoor mask-wearing and social distancing for fully vaccinated citizens. After Covid Czar Andy Slavitt opened the ZOOM call touting impressive positive...
    President Joe Biden will invest $400 million from his $1.9 trillion coronavirus rescue bill to build a Public Health AmeriCorps, the White House announced Thursday. “The program will focus on building a diverse pipeline for the public health workforce and providing direct service to communities across the country,” a release from the White House explained....
    The White House announced Thursday that it is providing $7.4 billion of funding from the pandemic relief measure passed earlier this year to hire and train public health workers to respond to COVID-19 and future crises. The funding includes $3.4 billion for “overstretched public health departments” in states and localities to hire additional staff who...
    (CNN)The Biden administration will invest $7.4 billion to recruit and hire public health workers to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic and prepare for future public health challenges, the White House announced Thursday. The funding includes $4.4 billion to expand public health staffing for the Covid-19 response and support vaccination outreach, contact tracing and outbreak investigations....
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The COVID-19 pandemic is having a major impact across the world and also in cities across Northern California. The latest number of confirmed cases in the U.S. can be found at the CDC's 2019 Novel Coronavirus in the U.S. page. (The CDC updates the webpage on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.)Join anchor...
    CNBC’s Shepard Smith confronted CDC director Dr. Rochelle Walensky Wednesday night on criticism of the Centers for Disease Control and questions about masking guidelines for vaccinated people. “On this criticism on guidance, you’ve heard it. There is confusion,” Smith said. “Has the CDC lost its sort of lofty perch and if so, how do...
    Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt sued St. Louis County over its COVID-19 safety protocols, saying they are putting "unending control" on people's lives. The county's public health regulations, including mask mandates for students and restrictions on large gatherings in houses of worship, are "unjustified burdens" on freedom and can be swapped for "less restrictive" regulations,...
    THE catastrophic scale of the coronavirus pandemic was caused by a "toxic cocktail" of delay, hesitation and denial, a report has revealed. A series of disastrous decisions led to the deaths of nearly four million people and devastated the global economy, the Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response said. ???? Read our coronavirus live...
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    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Local public health experts answer your COVID-19 vaccine questions in a live Q&A segment hosted by Judy Hsu and Rob Elgas.April 27, 2021: Dr. Rashmi Chugh, DuPage County Health Dept.; Dr. Geraldine Luna, Chicago Dept. of Public HealthEMBED More News Videos Dr. Rashmi Chugh, DuPage County Health Dept., and Dr. Geraldine Luna,...
    Goldie Hawn opened up about her personal battle with depression as she rose to fame in her 20s. "When I was young, I became depressed," the actress said during a Tuesday appearance on "Good Morning Britain." "I was 21 and I was rising to success," the 75-year-old recalled. "I know it sounds terrible, but it’s a...
    In California, 830 new cases of the coronavirus were reported, bringing the total number of cases so far to 3,731,505, according to Sunday’s end-of-day totals on public health websites. The daily average of new cases over the last 14 days was at 1,878 as of Sunday, May 9. There were 18 new deaths reported statewide...
    SANTA CLARA (KPIX) — Public health officials in Santa Clara County are coming up with ever more creative ways to entice teenagers to get vaccinated including open-air DJ dance parties at Levi’s Stadium this week. Each evening this week from Tuesday, May 11, to Thursday, May 13, between 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Levi’s stadium...
    Mushrooms sold in Massachusetts and New York have been linked to a listeria outbreak that has been plaguing parts of the nation. Testing conducted by disease investigators at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) has led to the expansion of a national recall of Enoki mushrooms after two packages investigators purchased tested positive for Listeria...
        LaFayette, GA:  A skunk has tested positive for animal rabies, and public health officials are reminding Walker County residents about the potential dangers of rabies and urging them to make sure their pets are vaccinated against the potentially deadly disease. This is the...
    A top Japanese scientist has accused Tokyo 2020 organisers of prioritising money over lives – telling Sportsmail the Games should not go ahead this summer. Professor Kentaro Iwata, the world-renowned infectious diseases specialist at Kobe University Hospital, has warned it is not 'the right time and place' to host an Olympics given the extended state...
    Jack Davis, The Western Journal May 9, 2021 0 Comments Police in Calgary, Alberta, used newly given powers on Saturday to arrest two street preachers who did not require anyone to wear masks to attend their services. Artur and Dawid Pawlowski face charges of organizing an illegal in-person gathering, inciting or inviting others to attend an...
    A Canadian pastor who went viral last month for ordering out police who showed up to his church on Easter weekend was arrested Saturday for violating COVID-19 limits on gatherings set by a new court order. Pastor Artur Pawlowski, the head of Calgary’s Street Church in Alberta, and his brother, Dawid Pawlowski, were arrested and charged with "organizing an illegal...
    (CNN)Several weeks after world health officials declared the coronavirus a pandemic, 40-year-old Sheri McCaskill decided to apply to a master's program in public health. The decision, McCaskill said, stemmed partly from the sudden heightened awareness about the importance of public health as the virus spread in the US. "I started to see a lot more...
    A Massachusetts college suspended three freshmen for reportedly violating COVID-19 health policy after a photo of the trio, maskless at a party off-campus, was passed to school administrators. The UMass Amherst students – all women – were pictured outside and without masks at a large gathering, according to reports. The school first removed the students...
    The International Olympic Committee should postpone this summer’s Tokyo Games or cancel them altogether. It’s the only responsible thing to do as the coronavirus threat continues unabated throughout most of the world. The Japanese government recently expanded emergency measures to combat what top health experts acknowledge is a fourth wave of COVID-19 cases there. It...
    Dr. Scott Gottlieb, the former head of the Food and Drug Administration under the Trump administration, said that the United States should lift its mask mandates indoors immediately in light of the vaccination campaign. “I think we can do it right around now,” Gottlieb told Fox News Thursday evening. “I think we should start lifting...
    By Angela Hart | Kaiser Health News SACRAMENTO — California Gov. Gavin Newsom has embraced Silicon Valley tech companies and health care industry titans in response to the covid-19 pandemic like no other governor in America — routinely outsourcing life-or-death public health duties to his allies in the private sector. At least 30 tech and...
    An investigation is underway after seven children in Washington state were recently sickened with a toxin-producing E. coli, public health officials announced Wednesday. All seven children developed symptoms consistent with Shiga toxin-producing E. coli – also known as STEC. At least six had to be hospitalized, including one who is recovering after developing hemolytic uremic...
    Michael Dwyer/AP Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters.On Wednesday, a federal judge invalidated the national eviction moratorium first enacted at the start of the pandemic and most recently extended by the Biden administration through the end...
    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s vaccine roll-out had been faltering for weeks. Apathy, fear and rumors kept many from getting vaccinated despite a serious surge in coronavirus infections and calls by the government for people to register for shots. It took a populist Shiite cleric’s public endorsement of vaccinations — and images of him getting the...
    BROOKLINE (CBS) – On Wednesday, Brookline will consider revisiting a controversial decision to uphold its outdoor mask mandate. Brookline officials declined to lift its order on face coverings, despite Gov. Charlie Baker’s decision to ease restrictions. READ MORE: Watch Live @ 12:30 pm: Baker Update On COVID Vaccinations At Encore Casino “Our face covering requirement...
    (CNN)President Joe Biden came into office pledging to reverse a slew of Trump-era policies that had restricted immigration to the United States. But for months, Biden officials have relied on an unprecedented Trump policy put in place at the US southern border that's led to half a million migrants being swiftly sent back to Mexico...