Health officials weigh in on vaccine distribution challenges

Reuters10h ago / 1:24 AM UTCVirus will worsen malaria death toll in sub-Saharan Africa, WHO saysLONDON — Deaths from malaria due to disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic to services designed to tackle the mosquito-borne disease will far exceed those killed by Covid-19 in sub-Saharan Africa, the World Health Organization warned on Monday.More than 409,000…Continue Reading

Food and drug officials weigh in on federal Salmonella rules for poultry

Opinion Editor’s note: Steven Mandernach, AFDO executive director, presented these comments on the organization’s salmonella position earlier this fall. Let me start by thanking Under Secretary Dr. Mindy Brashears and FSIS (USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service) for the opportunity to provide comment on this important topic. The Association of Food and Drug Officials, or…Continue Reading

City folk vote to each get $100 every time cops, govt officials illegally spy on them with facial-rec AI, minimum $1,000

In brief Denizens of Portland, Maine, have voted to give themselves the power to extract penalties from police and local government for the unlawful use of facial-recognition software. Those agencies has been banned from using the AI technology, directly or through third-party contractors, since August. However, there were no penalties attached to that crackdown, which…Continue Reading

CDC Report: Officials Knew Coronavirus Test Was Flawed But Released It Anyway

The flawed coronavirus test kits went out to public laboratories in February. An internal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention review obtained by NPR says the wrong quality control protocols were used. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention via AP hide caption toggle caption Centers for Disease Control and Prevention via AP The flawed coronavirus…Continue Reading

Election officials debunked the Arizona ‘SharpieGate’ conspiracy theory that right-wing activists spread online

President Donald Trump holds up a Sharpie in the Oval Office at the White House in 2018. AP Photo/Evan Vucci A conspiracy theory falsely claims that using a “Sharpie” marker to fill out ballots in Arizona caused votes for President Donald Trump to be invalidated. “Sharpies are just fine to use,” Megan Gilbertson, communications director…Continue Reading

Hong Kong customs officials net shipment of nearly 8,000 hairy crabs, pinch driver on suspicion of smuggling

Hong Kong customs shows off a haul of some 7,700 hairy crabs seized at a border checkpoint last week. Photo: Handout The record haul of the delicacy was seized along with nearly eight tonnes of suspected smuggled frozen food Hairy crabs are in season from late September to November, with the latest bust coming on…Continue Reading

CDC officials are considering a plan to distribute COVID-19 vaccines to the most vulnerable first — including people of color

Experts at the Centers for Disease Control are considering a plan that would distribute vaccines to the most vulnerable in the population first, The New York Times reported.  The plan would look to set aside vaccines to distribute in highly hit areas, usually areas that have a large population of people of color.  People of…Continue Reading

Trump officials end gray wolf protections across most of US

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — Trump administration officials on Thursday stripped Endangered Species Act protections for gray wolves in most of the U.S., ending longstanding federal safeguards and putting states and tribes in charge of overseeing the predators.The U.S. Department of Interior announcement just days ahead of the Nov. 3 election could lead to resumption of…Continue Reading

US Border Officials Told Asylum-Seekers They Didn’t Have Space, Regardless Of Whether They Actually Did, Inspector Finds

Carlos Jasso / Reuters People wait to apply for asylum in the US in Tijuana, Mexico, July 24, 2019. Authorities in the United States who turned away asylum-seekers at official border crossings told immigrants they didn’t have space to process them, regardless of whether they actually could, according to an unpublished inspector general’s report obtained…Continue Reading

G20 finance officials set Nov. 13 meeting to finalize debt framework: sources

No results matched your search Economy5 hours ago (Oct 29, 2020 03:50PM ET) By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Group of 20 finance officials will meet virtually on Nov. 13 to finalize a common framework for addressing the mounting debt problems of low-income countries rocked by the COVID-19 pandemic, sources familiar with the plans said…Continue Reading

Top US Intelligence Officials Say Iran And Russia Used Voter Registration Records To Spread Disinformation

2020 Election “These actions are desperate attempts by desperate adversaries,” National Intelligence Director John Ratcliffe said. Last updated on October 21, 2020, at 9:11 p.m. ET Posted on October 21, 2020, at 8:25 p.m. ET Drew Angerer / Getty Images Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe arrives to a closed-door briefing on election security in…Continue Reading