Every adult to be offered Covid vaccine by Autumn

The Health Secretary has promised that every adult will be ‘offered’ a coronavirus vaccine by autumn. Matt Hancock said people over 18 would be ‘offered’ – but did not say ‘given’ – a Covid-19 jab by that deadline, though he did not clarify when exactly he meant after the summer. Mr Hancock told the BBC’s…Continue Reading

Covid patient feared he ‘wouldn’t make it’ out of intensive care

Sorry, this video isn’t available any more. A Covid patient battling for his life on an intensive care ward has told how he feared he wouldn’t ‘make it through’ after falling ill over Christmas. There are currently 30,451 patients in hospital with the virus across the UK, with 2,645 of them requiring a ventilator, government…Continue Reading

GOP senators target abortion access, trans athletes in proposed changes to COVID relief bill

Republican senators are using a massive coronavirus relief measure now working its way through Congress to advance two major culture-war issues that are central to the GOP political agenda but completely unrelated to the pandemic: restricting affordable access to abortions and punishing schools that allow transgender athletes to participate in women’s sports.   Republicans claim to be vehemently and…Continue Reading

Maher Roasts Andrew Cuomo Over Sexual Harassment Scandal: ‘F–ing Stupid’

On Friday’s “Real Time,” Bill Maher devoted a surprising amount of time to absolutely roasting New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo over his still-unfolding sexual harassment scandal, calling him “f—ing stupid” and also mocking him for being creepy and for being “an Italian with no game.” We’re sure you’re caught up, but just in case, Cuomo…Continue Reading

How the different Covid vaccines will handle new variants of the virus

New more contagious variants of the coronavirus are being investigated in the United States, raising questions about whether the Covid vaccines currently in use will provide protection against mutations.There are multiple more contagious variants emerging around the globe, in the United Kingdom, South Africa and Brazil. In the U.S., variants from New York City and…Continue Reading

Democrats reach deal on unemployment aid, allowing $1.9 trillion relief bill to go forward

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speaks to reporters at the U.S. Capitol, on Capitol Hill in Washington, February 10, 2021.Al Drago | ReutersSenate Democrats reached an agreement Friday night on how to structure unemployment aid in their $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill, allowing the plan to move forward after hours of delays.Democratic Sen.…Continue Reading

57% of Those Who Won’t Get COVID Vaccine Say They Generally Avoid Them: Poll

Recent polling has found that among the 30 percent of Americans who do not plan on getting a COVID-19 vaccine, 57 percent generally avoid vaccines altogether.The survey, which questioned 10,121 U.S. adults from February 16 to 21, 2021, found that 30 percent—roughly 3,036 individuals—said they don’t plan on getting a COVID-19 vaccine. These individuals provided…Continue Reading

Cuomo Rebuked By His Own Party As Entire Democratic Faction Removes His Emergency Powers

New York lawmakers voted to strip Governor Andrew Cuomo of his emergency pandemic powers on Friday morning.Members of the State Legislature voted on a measure that will allow the state Legislature to repeal any of Cuomo’s executive orders at any time using a simple majority vote.The New York State Senate voted along party lines, with…Continue Reading

Fire, smoke, gunshots in Paraguay capital as pandemic response ignites protests

ASUNCION (Reuters) – Protesters clashed with police in Paraguay´s capital, Asuncion, late on Friday as anger over the government´s handling of the coronavirus crisis boiled onto the streets and forced the resignation of the country´s top health official.Security forces fired rubber bullets and tear gas on hundreds of rioters who gathered around the Congress building…Continue Reading