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Washington lawmaker apologizes for wearing yellow Star of David during speech against vaccine mandates

A Washington lawmaker apologized for wearing a yellow Star of David, a symbol that the Nazis forced upon Jews as an identification marker during the Holocaust, while giving a speech in which he railed against vaccine mandates. Republican state Rep. Jim Walsh apologized Wednesday after he placed the star on his shirt as he addressed… Read More »

‘Why we must do everything we can to guard against airborne particles of Covid’

As time goes on we are learning more and more about the transmission of coronavirus, especially in airborne particles – basically by breathing in the virus from the air. When we do that we’re inhaling “aerosols”. Distance is important here and inhalation of virus particles is most likely to happen when we’re close to someone… Read More »

Moderna’s COVID-19 booster vaccine shows promise against variants, company says

Two of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine booster shots under study induced an immune response against SARS-CoV-2 and variants first identified in South Africa and Brazil, the company announced Wednesday. A variant-specific booster shot resulted in higher levels of neutralizing antibodies against the concerning South African variant with fewer side effects than a third shot of the… Read More »

CPSC Warns Against Using Peloton Treadmill After Child’s Death

MONDAY, April 19, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Users with small children and pets should stop using Peloton Tread+ exercise machines immediately, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The warning comes after one child died and dozens of others have been sucked underneath the home treadmill. One family pet also was injured, CPSC… Read More »

Myanmar military fires UN envoy who spoke against its coup

The ambassador, Kyaw Moe Tun, ended his speech with a three-finger salute, a gesture from the “Hunger Games” films that has become a symbol of pro-democratic defiance for protesters in Myanmar and, before that, in neighbouring Thailand. State television announced his firing, saying he had “betrayed the country and spoken for an unofficial organisation which… Read More »

The Latest: Maine AG warns against vaccinating ineligibles

PORTLAND, Maine — Maine’s attorney general has warned state health care providers against administering COVID-19 vaccines to ineligible people. Attorney General Aaron Frey said Tuesday he issued the advisory in response to reports of improper administration of the vaccines. Officials in Maine, including Democratic Gov. Janet Mills, recently chastised MaineHealth for providing coronavirus vaccinations to… Read More »