18 of 20 gorillas test positive for COVID-19 at Zoo Atlanta

News 09/15/21, 15:49

Officials at Zoo Atlanta reported Tuesday that at least 18 of the Zoo's 20 gorillas have tested positive for COVID-19, an outbreak that began only days before the Zoo had hoped to get a veterinary vaccine for the primates.Employees noted the gorillas were coughing, had runny noses, and showed changes ...

Public schools in Los Angeles to impose vaccine mandate

News 09/10/21, 21:08

The Los Angeles Unified School District on Thursday, Sept. 9, announced that it would impose a vaccine mandate on eligible students. According to Reuters, the second-largest school district in the country said the requirement would go into effect by January next year. The order is expected to affect more than 600,000 ...

Allison Williams leaves ESPN over vaccine mandate

News 09/10/21, 17:36

Reporter Allison Williams is abandoning her position with ESPN over the vaccine mandate, saying she would not take the jabs. The popular reporter was noticeably absent from television screens during the first week of the college football season. She announced on Thursday, Sept. 9 that she would not be covering any ...

Poll: 72% of unvaxxed Americans ready to quit job if COVID-19 shot required

News 09/08/21, 04:26

The Washington Post-ABC News poll, released on Tuesday, Sept. 7, showed that 72% of unvaccinated Americans would rather quit their job than accept a required COVID-19 vaccine. According to the poll’s results, reported by the Daily Caller, only 16% of unvaccinated workers would get the COVID-19 dose if required, 35% would ask for ...

CDC data: Over 13,900 dead from COVID-19 vaccines, 2.9 million others injured so far

News 09/05/21, 00:18

More than 13,900 people died because of COVID-19 vaccines over the past eight months. In addition, nearly three million others were injured from the vaccination. The National Vaccine Information Center cited data from U.S. Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) reporting 13,911 deaths from COVID-19 vaccines as of last Friday, Aug. 27, ...

Three fully vaccinated senators test positive for COVID-19, none blames vaccines

News 08/20/21, 04:44

Three senators tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday, Aug. 19, though all are fully vaccinated, making them the latest breakthrough cases in Congress. Sen. John Hickenlooper (D-Colo.), Sen. Angus King (I-Maine), and Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) all released statements about their positive diagnoses within hours of each other, all saying they had just mild symptoms, ...

Arizona to halt cash for schools mandating masks

News 08/18/21, 17:14

Arizona Republican Gov. Doug Ducey, on Tuesday, Aug. 17, reminded school districts to continue in-person education and stay away from demanding masks from students or risk their new grants. "Parents are in the driver's seat, and it's their right to make decisions that best fit the needs of their children,” he ...

Study: Contagious Lambda variant could resist COVID-19 vaccines

America 08/13/21, 15:55

The Lambda variant of COVID-19 could become a new dangerous mutation. Researchers have provided new evidence that it may be neutralizing vaccines while being as contagious as the Delta variant. New York Post on Thursday, Aug. 12, cited a report on bioRxiv released late July, in which researchers from Japan sounded the ...

HHS requires thousands of its employees to be vaccinated

News 08/13/21, 00:12

 The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra, on Thursday, Aug. 12, confirmed that more than 25,000 health care staff and volunteers are required to get vaccinated.  "Staff at the Indian Health Service (IHS) and National Institutes of Health (NIH) who serve in federally-operated health care and clinical ...

Moderna, Pfizer vaccines lose efficacy sharply amid Delta variant ravage

News 08/12/21, 03:26

A new study found that two key COVID-19 vaccines in the United States have seen their effectiveness weakening as the highly contagious Delta variant is spreading wider. The study from Massachusetts-based data analytics company nference, released on Sunday, Aug. 8, showed that the efficacy of Moderna’s vaccine dropped from 86% in ...

CDC Director argues that vaccination passports are useless

News 08/11/21, 02:54

During a CNN interview today, the Director of the CDC made a crucial admission. According to CDC Director Rochelle Walensky, the vaccine does not prevent COVID-19 infection nor prevent the vaccinated individual from transferring the virus or the delta variant.According to Director Walensky, the vaccine's main current benefit is that ...

Amid global COVID surges, New Zealand plans to change border closure measures

Politics 08/09/21, 23:52

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will reveal New Zealand’s revision of its border shutdown policies on Thursday, Aug. 12. The island had been COVID-19 free since February. According to Reuters, the new switch was urged by a severe workforce shortage in businesses and public sectors in the country, which resulted in inflation.  New ...

Study: Ivermectin could be used to treat COVID-19, costs less than $1 a day

Middle East 08/09/21, 15:45

Recent research from Israel found that COVID-19 could be treated by Ivermectin, a low-cost drug used to fight parasites in third-world countries, the Jerusalem Post reported last week. The Post cited the research by Sheba Medical Center in Tel Hashomer stating that administering Ivermectin to COVID-19 patients could help to reduce the ...

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