A World Health Organization (WHO) panel last week came out against any requirements that travelers show proof of their COVID-19 vaccination in order to enter certain countries, highlighting its concern that such measures would aggravate inequities. WHO’s Emergency Committee released a statement on Monday detailing its members’ advice to WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, including to avoid any mandate for people to prove they took the vaccine before traveling into countries. The panel specifically cited concerns about inequity as the vaccine remains less available in certain areas and nations, especially countries that could not afford to collect a large stockpile of vaccine doses. Others, such as the U.S., invested heavily in vaccinations and built a supply that President Biden Joe Biden Graham: 'I could not disagree more' with Trump support of Afghanistan troop withdrawal Obama, Shaquille O'Neal, Charles Barkley team up to urge communities of … [Read more...] about WHO panel comes out against requiring vaccination proof for travel
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When it comes to producing NFL draft prospects, Colorado’s pipeline is drying up. There have been 170 Colorado high school football alums selected in the draft all-time, per CHSAA’s database. But the state’s only seen three players drafted in the past two years, including just one in 2020 (Chatfield’s Dalton Keene) and the possibility of none in 2021 after no Colorado products were invited to the NFL combine. A decade-by-decade comparison shows a similar decline in drafted Coloradans. The state had 34 players drafted in the first seven rounds during the 1990s (there were 12 rounds until 1994), including a record seven in ’96. In the two succeeding decades 22 locals were selected from 2000-09 and 15 from 2010-19. The evolution of an elite high school football player into an NFL draft prospect is never a straight line, and Colorado will never match the numbers of more populous, football-rich states such as Texas, Florida and California. But the lack of Colorado products getting … [Read more...] about Colorado’s busted NFL pipeline: Why aren’t more homegrown players getting drafted?
I remember the 2019-20 NBA finals like they were yesterday. Watching LeBron James and Anthony Davis embrace as they and the Los Angeles Lakers were crowned NBA champions at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World. It had been 10 years since I saw the Lakers win a title and I was even more excited because I knew they were good enough to repeat. Instead, I have watched their season and the entire NBA fall apart right before my very eyes. It all started when the NBA announced that the season would begin on Dec. 22, 2020. Since last year's season was suspended in March and did not resume until July, the Lakers played their final game on Oct. 11. That meant teams like the Lakers and Miami Heat would only get around two months off, which was the shortest offseason in NBA history. Other teams that were in the bubble, such as the Denver Nuggets and Milwaukee Bucks, would also have a shortened offseason. In a normal season, teams that do not make the playoffs get around … [Read more...] about OPINION: The 2020-21 NBA season has been a disaster
The road to the 2024 GOP presidential nomination appears to have a new stop along the way: an influential group of House conservatives. Sen. Tom Cotton Tom Bryant Cotton Hillicon Valley: Biden administration sanctions Russia for SolarWinds hack, election interference The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Tax March - CDC in limbo on J&J vax verdict; Rep. Brady retiring Republican lawmakers reintroduce bill to ban TikTok on federal devices MORE (R-Ark.) has addressed the Republican Study Committee (RSC) about the surge of migrants at the border. Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie Chris Christie Energy secretary: 'We don't want to use past definitions of infrastructure' Christie: Biden lying about Georgia voting bill Experts take pro-vaccine message to right-wing skeptics MORE (R) told the conservative group last week they need to get tougher on President Biden Joe Biden Graham: 'I could not disagree more' with Trump … [Read more...] about Parade of 2024 GOP hopefuls court House conservatives
NEW DELHI - For a second time since the COVID-19 pandemic began, rural migrants in India are packing buses and trains to head back to their villages as cities such as Delhi and Mumbai reimpose restrictions to control an unprecedented surge in infections. Just months ago, millions of migrant workers had returned from their villages to pick up work in factories, restaurants and markets that had begun humming again after a stringent nationwide lockdown imposed in March of last year. Once again, though, they have been hit with widespread job losses amid the new round of curbs in cities as India reels under a second wave of the pandemic. After returning to New Delhi in November from his village in India’s northern Uttar Pradesh state, Ashish Kumar found a job at a garment export factory, but he was laid off last month as his company did not get sufficient orders. His hopes of finding other employment receded as businesses slumped again amid a massive surge in infections. Fearful of … [Read more...] about In India, COVID Resurgence Deals Second Blow to Migrant Workers