Best Buy CEO Corie Barry shares some insight into how the company has championed board diversity.
Best Buy CEO Corie Barry shares some insight into how the company has championed board diversity.
Federal health agencies will hold the use of the vaccine at federal sites
The structure will be the third tallest statue of Christ in the world and will tower over Brazil’s famous Christ the Redeemer
Officials recommended the pause 'out of an abundance of caution,' saying blood clots still seem to be 'extremely rare,' according to a statement.
Japan and Germany agreed in security talks Tuesday to expand their military cooperation as the two nations shared concern about China’s increasing assertiveness in the Indo-Pacific region. At the so-called “two-plus-two” talks held online, the Japanese and German foreign ministers and defense ministers agreed to step up their cooperation in defense and military equipment and technology transfers based on their intelligence sharing pact signed in March. The four ministers exchanged views on China’s territorial claims in the East and South China seas and shared “grave concern” over the situation in Hong Kong and the human rights conditions in China's Xinjiang region, the Japanese Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
Georgia Szpilman’s soprano voice resounds beautifully in the apartment’s small living room, though the space lacks the acoustics of where her choir used to sing — Rio de Janeiro’s majestic municipal theater, which has been closed for over a year because of the pandemic. Szpilman is one among many artists sidelined by the coronavirus in Brazil’s cultural capital. Rio is the cradle of samba and bossa nova music and home to libertine Carnival festivities that encourage costumes and clowning.
FDA and CDC release statement recommending pauseSix reported US cases of ‘rare and severe problem’ Johnson & Johnson developed a single-shot Covid-19 vaccine. Photograph: Dado Ruvić/Reuters US health agencies have recommended states pause administration of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine, after reports of rare and severe blood clots emerged in six women. More than 6.8m doses have been administered nationally. The concerns mirror those of drugs agencies in Europe and Australia over the AstraZeneca vaccine. That vaccine is not authorized in the US, and there have been no significant safety concerns raised about the two other vaccines that makeup the majority of US supply, from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna. “People who have received the J&J vaccine who develop severe headache, abdominal pain, leg pain, or shortness of breath within three weeks after vaccination should contact their health care provider,” the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said in a joint statement. All six women were between the ages of 18 and 48. One woman died, and a woman in Nebraska is hospitalized in critical care, according to the New York Times. Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine is also under scrutiny by the European Medicines Agency, which is investigating four cases of clotting. Because US states control their own health response, the health agencies framed their statement as a recommendation, even as federal sites will immediately pause administration of the vaccine. Today FDA and @CDCgov issued a statement regarding the Johnson & Johnson #COVID19 vaccine. We are recommending a pause in the use of this vaccine out of an abundance of caution.— U.S. FDA (@US_FDA) April 13, 2021 The pause in administration of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is certain to be a blow to the American immunization campaign, which was set to administer hundreds of thousands of easy to administer doses provided by the company. Unlike vaccines developed by Pfizer and Moderna, Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine requires only one dose to provoke immunity, and can be stored in a common refrigerator. Both Pfizer and Moderna’s vaccine require ultra-cold storage and a two-dose regiment. Health agencies said the blood clotting concern is “extremely rare”. That rarity may in fact be part of the concern, as it may make it more difficult to recognize and treat. Federal regulators said they will convene an emergency meeting of vaccine regulators to discuss the matter, and a press conference was expected on Tuesday morning. The pause is a blow to Johnson & Johnson, which only recently was forced to throw away between 13m and 15m doses of vaccine after a federal contractor botched doses.
While most Americans have weathered the pandemic financially, about 38 million say they are worse off now than before the outbreak began in the U.S. Overall, 55% of Americans say their financial circumstances are about the same now as a year ago, and 30% say their finances have improved, according to a new poll from Impact Genome and The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. But 15% say they are worse off. The problem is more pronounced at lower-income levels: 29% of Americans living below the federal poverty line say their personal finances worsened in the past year.
Americans' support for requiring proof of vaccination depends on which activity the proof would be needed for, according to exclusive polling.
Two books based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning “1619 Project” will be released this fall, with contributions from Jesmyn Ward, Jason Reynolds, Ibram X. Kendi, and dozens of others authors and journalists. “The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story” expands upon the New York Times Magazine publication from 2019 that centers the country's history around slavery and led to a Pulitzer for commentary for the project's creator, Nikole Hannah-Jones. “Born On the Water” is a volume for young people, based on a student's family tree assignment, with words by Hannah-Jones and Renee Watson and illustrations by Nikkolas Smith.
The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps have quietly kicked out white supremacists, offering them administrative discharges that leave no public record.
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Britain began offering coronavirus vaccinations to anyone over 45 on Tuesday after hitting its target of giving at last one dose to everyone over 50 by the middle of April. Despite the good news, Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned that the U.K. would inevitably see “more hospitalization and deaths” as it emerges from lockdown. More than 32 million people, over 60% of the country's adults, have had a first shot and almost 15% of adults have gotten both doses.
Stock futures sank Tuesday morning after U.S. federal health officials called for a pause in the rollout of Johnson & Johnson's (JNJ) COVID-19 vaccine amid concerns over rare blood clots in some individuals inoculated with the vaccine.
As of Monday over 6.8 million doses of the single-dose vaccine had been administered across the country.
Chief executive of the Anti-Defamation League calls for Carlson to be fired after anti-immigration tirade Tucker Carlson called his critics ‘hysterical … hyper-aggressive liars’ – and refused to retreat. Photograph: Richard Drew/AP The chief executive of the Anti-Defamation League told Lachlan Murdoch on Monday an award it gave his father a decade ago “does not absolve you, him, the network, or its board from the moral failure of not taking action” against the Fox News host Tucker Carlson. Jonathan Greenblatt has called for Carlson to be fired for advocating “white replacement” theory, a racist trope which holds that the Democratic party favours unlimited immigration in order to boost its vote. On Monday night, Carlson called his critics “hysterical … hyper-aggressive liars” – and refused to retreat. “Demographic change is the key to the Democratic party’s political ambitions,” he said. “… In order to win and maintain power, Democrats plan to change the population of the country.” In his letter to Greenblatt, Lachlan Murdoch wrote: “Fox Corporation shares your values and abhors anti-semitism, white supremacy and racism of any kind. In fact, I remember fondly the ADL honoring my father with your International Leadership Award, and we continue to support your mission. “Concerning the segment of Tucker Carlson Tonight on 8 April, however, we respectfully disagree. A full review … indicates that Mr Carlson decried and rejected replacement theory. As Mr Carlson himself stated during the guest interview: ‘White replacement theory? No, no, this is a voting rights question.’” In a reply provided to CNN, Greenblatt said: “Although I appreciate the sentiment that you and your father continue to support ADL’s mission, supporting Mr Carlson’s embrace of the ‘great replacement theory’ stands in direct contrast to that mission. “…ADL honored your father over a decade ago, but let me be clear that we would not do so today, and it does not absolve you, him, the network, or its board from the moral failure of not taking action against Mr Carlson.” Greenblatt also said Carlson’s “attempt to at first dismiss” the racist theory “while in the very next breath endorsing it under cover of ‘a voting rights question’ does not give him free license to invoke a white supremacist trope. “In fact, it’s worse, because he’s using a straw man – voting rights – to give an underhanded endorsement of white supremacist beliefs while ironically suggesting it’s not really white supremacism. While your response references a ‘full review’ of the interview, it seems the reviewers missed the essential point here.” Murdoch may have cause to review Carlson’s Monday remarks. “There are now about twice as many registered Democrats in California as there are Republicans,” Carlson said. “How’d that happen? There’s not much debate about it. The counties in California with the highest percentage of Republicans are not coincidentally those with the lowest percentage of immigrants, and vice-versa. “California changed because the population changed. Analysis, for example, of the 2012 presidential election showed that if you were actually from there, if you’d lived in the state of California in 1980, you probably still voted Republican. Your views hadn’t really changed. “But as your state swelled with foreign voters, your views became irrelevant. Your political power, the power to control your own life disappeared with the arrival of new people who diluted your vote. And that was the whole point. That’s not democracy. It’s cheating.” Carlson, the heir to a fortune made in TV dinners, is a longtime conservative provocateur. The Murdochs are immigrants, a fact critics of Fox News are happy to deploy against them. Rupert Murdoch, 90, became a US citizen in 1985, giving up Australian citizenship in order to buy a TV network. As the Los Angeles Times reported, he had “been living in the United States since 1973. He was joined in the courtroom ceremony by 185 other aliens.” Lachlan Murdoch, 49, was born in London and educated in the US. In 2018, for $150m, he bought a mansion in LA. According to Fox News, he “continues to split his time between Los Angeles, New York and Sydney”.
South Africa's ex-president Jacob Zuma has until Wednesday to suggest what sentence he should be given if found guilty of contempt of court, in a marked deviation from the standard rule book.
Facebook France has apologised to the eastern French town of Bitche after the social network’s algorithm wiped its municipal page, mistaking it for an English-language insult. Bitche, population 5,205, is a picturesque citadel inside the Vosges natural park on the German border known for its 13th-century fortress, beautiful rolling countryside and forests. However, it hit the headlines for altogether different reasons after it transpired that Facebook had unpublished the town hall’s page, Ville de Bitche, on the social media site last month. The disappearance was first reported by Radio Mélodie, which ran the headline on social media: “Don’t ever call me Bitche again.” “On 19 March, Facebook informed us that [the page] was no longer published on the grounds that it ‘violates conditions applied to Facebook pages'," Bitche Mayor Benôit Kieffer said in a statement. Unable to retrieve the lost page, the town was forced to come up with a new name and settled for “Mairie 57230”, its postal code. While hardly an eye-catching alternative, it said it had little choice given that “the appeal procedure can last several months”.
Johnson and Johnson's vaccination rollout has been paused by US Federal health agencies following reports of blood clots. Six women, between the ages of 18 and 48, developed a rare blood disorder within two weeks of receiving the single dose vaccination. One woman has died, while another is in a critical condition in hospital. To date at least seven million people have been inoculated with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Those experiencing severe headache, abdominal pain, leg pain, or shortness of breath within three weeks after receiving the vaccine should contact their health care provider, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said. In a joint statement Tuesday, the CDC and the Food and FDA announced that it was investigating clots, in combination with reduced platelet counts.