YouTube removes GOP Sen. Paul’s second COVID video, bans him for a week

News 08/12/21, 19:11

A Silicon Valley company banned a Republican from Kentucky for a week, because he questioned how effectively face masks prevent coronavirus (COVID-19) on Aug. 10. YouTube removed Sen. Rand Paul's video and temporarily blocked him from uploading new content. "They are now banning all my speech, including speech that is given on ...

Experts say vaccination may be helping COVID variants evolve

U.S. 08/11/21, 17:23

While vaccines are used as a last resort to at least fend off severe illness and death brought on by the Delta variant of COVID-19, researchers suspect eventually there would be vaccine-resistance strains created that medical advances cannot keep up with.  The study, published in Scientific Report on July 30, alleges ...

US hits record high COVID-19 cases since February

News 08/07/21, 15:42

The COVID-19 pandemic updates on Thursday, August 5, revealed a grim reality for the new Delta variant-driven pandemic in the U.S. In total, 109,824 new virus cases were reported, with a seven-day rolling average of 98,518. It appeared that the country is suffering from a daily average of 100,000, a worrisome ...

One-shot COVID-19 vaccine company seeks Indian approval

News 08/06/21, 18:47

 Johnson & Johnson (J&J), on Friday, August 6, confirmed that it is seeking emergency authorization in the Indian market for its single-dose vaccines against the CCP virus (COVID-19). If approved, the one-shot vaccines would be available to India and many others worldwide via Biological E Limited, an Indian pharmaceutical firm. "Biological E ...

CDC sued for allegedly abusing power in declaring new eviction moratorium

U.S. 08/05/21, 19:54

A federal public health agency faces a legal challenge to its latest move to let residents occupy properties without paying. The Alabama and Georgia Association of Realtors (NAR) is suing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for announcing a new federal eviction moratorium until at least Oct. 3. NAR accused ...

WHO calls for a moratorium on vaccine boosters

News 08/04/21, 23:52

 The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday, August 4, requested countries to hold off their COVID-19 booster shot consideration until at least the end of September, citing a need in developing countries where most people were still unvaccinated. "I understand the concern of all governments to protect their people from the ...

China says US GOP report on COVID-19 origin not credible

China 08/04/21, 19:56

China has slammed the United States probe into the SARS-CoV-2 virus (COVID-19), saying it is driven by political purposes. "The relevant report, totally based on the concocted lies and distorted facts without providing any evidence, is not credible or scientific," said the Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson in a statement, according to ...

Judge blocks Texas order to stop vehicles transporting infected migrants

Texas 08/04/21, 19:24

A federal judge in El Paso blocked a Texas executive order that restricts migrant transport on Aug. 3. Kathleen Cardone issued a temporary restraining order on GOP Gov. Greg Abbott's latest plan to minimize COVID-19 infections. The governor wanted the Texas Department of Public Safety to check vehicles and reroute them, ...

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