Ghana has received the first shipment of COVID-19 vaccines through the World Health Organization’s (WHO) global vaccine-sharing program. A flight carrying 600,000 doses of the AstraZeneca-Oxford University vaccine arrived Wednesday in the capital, Accra, according to a joint statement from WHO and UNICEF, the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund. The vaccines were manufactured by the Serum Institute of India, the world’s largest vaccine manufacturer. The vaccines sent to Ghana were purchased through the COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access Facility, or COVAX, an initiative launched by WHO in cooperation with the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations, and Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance, an organization founded by philanthropists Bill and Melinda Gates to vaccinate children in the world’s poorest countries. The project purchases vaccines with the help of wealthier countries and distributes them equitably to all countries. U.S. President Joe Biden pledged $4 … [Read more...] about Ghana Receives 1st COVID-19 Vaccine Shipment Through Global Sharing Program
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The Biden administration suspended the ‘remain in Mexico’ program and started allowing asylum-seekers into the U.S. Human smugglers are telling potential clients that the Biden administration will be more lenient towards people seeking asylum, so now is the time to go to the U.S. border. Mexico passed a law that families and unaccompanied children cannot be returned to the country if their government-operated facilities are at capacity. Changes in Mexican asylum laws and modifications to U.S immigration policy combined with exploitation by smugglers are causing an increase in migrants at the southern U.S. border seeking entry, according to reports. The Biden administration suspended the ‘remain in Mexico’ program allowing some asylum seekers to enter the U.S. and ended a policy preventing unaccompanied minors from coming into the U.S., The Washington Post reported . Mexico implemented laws banning migrant families from returning if facilities are full and smugglers in … [Read more...] about Why Are So Many Migrants Rushing To The Southern Border?
Presented by The AIDS Institute Welcome to The Hill’s Morning Report. Today is Thursday! We get you up to speed on the most important developments in politics and policy, plus trends to watch. Alexis Simendinger and Al Weaver are the co-creators. Readers can find us on Twitter @asimendinger and @alweaver22. Please recommend the Morning Report to friends and let us know what you think. CLICK HERE to subscribe! Total U.S. coronavirus deaths each morning this week: Monday, 498,901; Tuesday, 500,310; Wednesday, 502,660; Thursday, 505,890. Johnson & Johnson's vaccine is effective at preventing moderate and severe cases of COVID-19, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Wednesday, paving the way for the shot to potentially be approved for emergency use this week and for shots to be administered to Americans next week. According to the FDA’s analysis, the single-dose vaccine is 66 percent effective, well within the … [Read more...] about The Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by The AIDS Institute – Ahead: One-shot vax, easing restrictions, fiscal help
Lawmakers are taking matters into their own hands to prevent white supremacists and other extremists from joining and remaining in the military. Following the deadly Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol — and the subsequent revelation that nearly 1 in 5 people charged in connection with the riot have some form of military background — Congress plans to insert language into this year’s National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to address extremism at the Pentagon and other federal agencies. “The attack on our Capitol was an insurrection fueled in large part by groups that espouse the same extreme white supremacists’ views groups that actively recruit veterans and from the ranks of our military,” Rep. Anthony Brown Anthony Gregory Brown Congressional Black Caucus unveils '100 Day Plan' Lawmakers move to oust extremists from military Calls grow for 9/11-style panel to probe Capitol attack MORE (D-Md.) said in a statement to The Hill. ADVERTISEMENT “We … [Read more...] about Lawmakers move to oust extremists from military
close Video Fox News Flash top headlines for February 24 Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. American League MVP José Abreu tested positive for COVID-19 and will spend a few days away from the Chicago White Sox, while Cardinals reliever Andrew Miller told a St. Louis newspaper he tested positive 10 days before reporting to camp. White Sox general manager Rick Hahn said Wednesday in a statement that Abreu is "completely asymptomatic." Hahn said testing also showed the presence of COVID-19 antibodies, and the Cuban slugger believes he had a mild case of the virus in January. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM "Other than being frustrated, José feels great and, like the rest of us, is looking forward to when he rejoins the club in the not too distant future," Hahn said. Manager Tony La Russa said Abreu will likely join the team by Monday and perhaps as soon as Friday. … [Read more...] about Jose Abreu tests positive for virus; Miller says he had it