Andrew Cuomo: New York governor faces new allegations that threaten his political future

[ad_1] The new sexual harassment allegation emerged Saturday evening in an article in the New York Times. Charlotte Bennett, a 25-year-old former executive assistant and health policy adviser to Cuomo, told the newspaper that during one of several uncomfortable encounters, Cuomo asked her questions about her sex life during a conversation in his State Capitol […]

New York Times: Second former aide accuses Cuomo of sexual harassment

[ad_1] The former aide, Charlotte Bennett, alleges that Cuomo asked her questions about her sex life, whether she had monogamous relationships and if she ever had sex with older men, according to the Times. Bennett told the newspaper that the alleged incidents happened late last spring, during the height of the state’s fight against the […]

Canada to receive 6.5 million Covid-19 vaccines by end of March

[ad_1] In a press briefing Friday, Trudeau repeated his expectation that every Canadian who wants a vaccine will receive one by September. Trudeau told reporters Canada had secured an additional two million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine through Verity Pharmaceuticals and the Serum Institute of India. The first shipment of 500,000 vaccines is expected to […]

Fully vaccinated people can gather individually with minimal risk, Fauci says

[ad_1] A medical worker inoculates a municipal worker with a Covid-19 vaccine at a vaccination center in New Delhi, India, on February 22. Sajjad Hussain/AFP/Getty Images India has supplied more than 36 million doses of coronavirus vaccines to various countries, of which 6.75 million doses have been provided as grant assistance, a spokesperson for the […]

“We still have too much vaccine in the fridge,” says German health minister

[ad_1] A medical worker inoculates a municipal worker with a Covid-19 vaccine at a vaccination center in New Delhi, India, on February 22. Sajjad Hussain/AFP/Getty Images India has supplied more than 36 million doses of coronavirus vaccines to various countries, of which 6.75 million doses have been provided as grant assistance, a spokesperson for the […]

Your top questions about Covid-19 and vaccines

[ad_1] How long will immunity last after getting a Covid-19 vaccine? Vaccine transmission treatment & prevention work/life family What are the side effects of the vaccines? Some vaccine trial volunteers have reported feeling flu-like effects after getting the shots. Don’t freak out if this happens to you, health experts say. “These are immune responses, so […]

Muriel Bowser: DC mayor’s sister dies of Covid-19

[ad_1] “My family and I are mourning the loss of my sister, Mercia Bowser, who passed away this morning due to complications related to Covid-19,” Bowser said in the statement. “Mercia was loved immensely and will be missed greatly, as she joins the legion of angels who have gone home too soon due to the […]

Joe Biden honors the half million US lives lost to coronavirus

[ad_1] “The people we lost were extraordinary. They spanned generations,” he said. “Just like that, they took their final breath alone, in America.” Biden spoke from experience when it came to describing the grief of losing a loved one. “For the loved ones left behind: I know all too well. I know what it’s like […]

The pandemic is heading in the right direction but “there is still much work to do,” CDC director says

[ad_1] from the White House At the beginning of today’s Covid-19 briefing, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky touted encouraging numbers in declining new cases, deaths, and hospital admissions, but also offered a note of caution.  “We continue to see trends head in the right direction, but cases, hospital admissions, and deaths remain at very high levels,” […]

Hadaka Matsuri: Japan’s famed Naked Festival cancelled for all but a select few

[ad_1] (CNN) — This time a year ago, thousands gathered for Japan’s annual Hadaka Matsuri — also popularly known as the “Naked Festival”– in Okayama prefecture in the southern part of Honshu island. In today’s climate of social distancing, the video highlights from last year’s event (see above) are a surreal reminder of how much […]

Biden to mark upcoming 500,000 Covid deaths with candle lighting ceremony

[ad_1] With the United States approaching half a million Covid-19 deaths, plans are underway for President Joe Biden to mark the moment this week. The President is planning to deliver remarks and hold a candle-lighting ceremony at the White House around sundown as soon as Monday if the threshold is crossed, a White House official said. […]

Bill Gates: Texas’ tradeoffs lead to deaths

[ad_1] Gates pushed back on Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s claim that frozen wind turbines were to blame for the massive power failure. Gates said America’s dependence on renewable energy sources isn’t high enough to worry about their stability — the problem was natural gas plants that were not weatherized. “This is not because of renewable […]

Snowmobiler who died in Colorado is the 27th killed in avalanches across the US this season

[ad_1] According to officials, two snowmobilers were caught by a large avalanche near Ruby Mountain on Tuesday. The accident occurred on a slope at around 11,400 feet and the avalanche was about three quarters of a mile wide and 400 feet high. One rider was buried under two feet of snow and died while the […]

What Matters: The power’s back on in Texas but the crisis continues

[ad_1] But just like mayors get in trouble when streets aren’t plowed or trash isn’t picked up, governors get blame when the state power system fails, even though the power systems operate largely on their own. Or in the case of most of Texas, entirely on its own. The government also gets the blame when […]

Nation’s top governors under fire as three big states reckon with deadly crises

[ad_1] Governors are being asked to account for the pervasive problems that have been exposed by those events: gaping income equality, food insecurity, an appalling level of health inequity and the inefficiency of the nation’s health care delivery system. Even though governors cannot control the unpredictable path of a novel virus or the severity of […]

Taiwan blames ‘external forces’ for blocking BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine deal. China says it had nothing to do with it

[ad_1] Ma Xiaoguang, a spokesperson for China’s Taiwan Affairs Office, said Thursday it was “purely fabrication” that Beijing had intervened in BioNTech’s vaccine sale to Taiwan, state news agency Xinhua reported. A day earlier, Taiwanese health minister Chen Shih-chung said in a radio interview that Taiwan and BioNTech were about to sign a deal for […]

Opinion: Gavin Newsom’s French Laundry scandal is no reason to toss him out

[ad_1] The case for recalling Newsom, a liberal Democrat, is centered on his alleged failures on Covid-19, the general state of California and Newsom’s personal foibles. It was the third category that gave initial energy to the recall effort. On November 6, 2020, Newsom attended a dinner at the French Laundry, one of California’s most […]

US attorney’s office in Brooklyn and FBI scrutinizing Cuomo administration’s handling of data surrounding Covid nursing home deaths

[ad_1] The inquiry is described as preliminary, according to the source. It was not clear whether authorities were looking at Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo himself or members of his administration. A senior adviser to the governor said that the administration had been cooperating with the Justice Department and would continue to do so. […]

Fight over Rush Limbaugh’s true legacy began immediately after his death

[ad_1] Right-wing media outlets and personalities extolled Limbaugh as a trailblazer — but the trail he blazed was exactly why critics derided him. The New York Times podcast host Jane Coaston summed it up this way: “Rush Limbaugh was the first person I ever recognized existed largely as a Rorschach test,” she said on Twitter […]

New CDC reports warn that variants could lead to “rapid rise” in Covid-19 cases

[ad_1] Two new reports from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warn that new coronavirus variants could lead to a rapid rise in the numbers of Covid-19 cases. In one report released Wednesday, researchers from the CDC and Minnesota health department detailed cases of the B.1.1.7 variant, first identified in the United Kingdom. […]

At least 26 people have died as a result of the winter storm

[ad_1] As millions of people across the United States continue to weather a deadly winter storm without power, forecasts predict ice and low temperatures could be ahead for some of the worst-hit states. “Swaths of half an inch of ice will be possible” over the next three days for areas from Texas to Mississippi and up through […]

How the Maldives became the biggest 2020 international tourism success story

[ad_1] (CNN) — In most destinations, being a million tourists short over the previous year would be a huge cause for concern, the result of a horrible natural disaster. But that was before 2020, and before the coronavirus pandemic changed the way we travel forever. The Maldives, an Indian Ocean island archipelago practically synonymous with […]

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