Ninety-two senators voted last week to advance an Asian American hate crimes bill. But its passage likely depends on Democrats agreeing to soften language that Republicans say ties hate crimes too narrowly to the characterization of COVID-19 as the “China virus.” Even Republicans who voted to advance the hate crimes legislation sponsored by Sen. Mazie Hirono Mazie Keiko Hirono Anti-Asian hate crimes bill overcomes first Senate hurdle Biden to tap Erika Moritsugu as new Asian American and Pacific Islander liaison The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Tax March - US vaccine effort takes hit with Johnson & Johnson pause MORE (D-Hawaii) see it as a jab at President Trump Donald Trump DC goes to the dogs — Major and Champ, that is Biden on refugee cap: 'We couldn't do two things at once' Taylor Greene defends 'America First' effort, pushes back on critics MORE . The bill links his characterization of COVID-19 as the “China virus” to … [Read more...] about Trump looms over Senate’s anti-Asian hate crimes battle
When comparing COVID-19 media coverage across countries, the U.S. stands out. Among U.S. major media coverage, a staggering 87 percent of COVID-related articles are negative in tone, versus 50 percent for major media outlets in other English-speaking countries, according to our recent research . The negativity of the U.S. major media is also a serious outlier when compared to local and regional U.S. sources, or to scientific and medical journals. Only 53 percent of stories from U.S. sources outside the major media are negative in tone and 64 percent of the COVID-19 related articles in scientific and medical journals are negative. This pattern is pronounced even in coronavirus topics where there is good news to report. In February 2020, the Oxford Daily Mail ran a story that Professor Sarah Gilbert and her Oxford colleagues were working on a COVID vaccine and that the team was optimistic that vaccine would be ready by the fall. American major media outlets didn’t cover this … [Read more...] about Is there any good news in the fight against COVID-19?
BOSTON (CBS) — All Massachusetts residents 16 and older are going to be eligible for the coronavirus vaccine starting on Monday. This is roughly 1.7 million people. On Saturday, Gov. Charlie Baker announced the state hit a major vaccination milestone: two million people are now fully vaccinated. READ MORE: 'My Angel': Mother Of Mark, Donnie Wahlberg, Alma Wahlberg Passes Away Some experts have voiced concern over vaccine supply, given the current pause on the Johnson & Johnson shot, but state officials are expecting an increase in Moderna and Pfizer doses this week. READ MORE: 3 Die In Wrong-Way Crash On Interstate 84 In Sturbridge April 19 is the same day as President Joe Biden’s deadline to make the vaccine available to all adults nationwide. MORE NEWS: Pembroke Crash Leaves 2 Dead, Victims Identified As Joseph Birolini, William Hickey To find out more about COVID vaccinations in Massachusetts and where you can get one visit mass.gov/covid-19-vaccine … [Read more...] about All Mass. Residents 16 And Over To Be Eligible For COVID Vaccine Starting Monday
PHILADELPHIA (CBS/AP) – Nearly half of nursing home workers in Pennsylvania have declined to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, according to Pennsylvania Department of Health data. The data released Thursday shows low rates of vaccination among nursing home staff and higher rates of vaccine declined by staff, compared to residents. Statewide, about 45% of staff declined the vaccine while only 12% of residents declined. About 50% of nursing home staff are vaccinated, even though the shots have been available to them for months, compared to 77% of residents. READ MORE: Aaron Nola Pitches First 9-Inning Shutout In Phillies 2-0 Win Over Cardinals In the Philadelphia region, Delaware County and Philadelphia County have the most staffed opt-out at 42%. Berks County is close behind at 41%. Chester has the most staff vaccinated at 63% and the lowest opt-out at 32%. Meanwhile, the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living set a nationwide goal of … [Read more...] about Nearly Half Of Nursing Home Workers In Pennsylvania Have Declined COVID-19 Vaccine, State Data Shows
As a patriotic American, I have a dream, which has high odds of coming true. As Americans and people around the world benefit from the gigantic surge of COVID-19 vaccinations that has begun and will grow exponentially through Spring, people will be astonished and amazed by the power and strength of the economic comeback and the restoration of optimism throughout the nation. Today, while the number of cases, hospitalizations and deaths from COVID-19 are dramatically down over the last month or two, there is still grave danger from the new mutations of the virus. In a column a month ago I warned about the need to accelerate the production of vaccines and suggested that leading companies that produce the vaccines reach licensing deals with other major drug companies to mass produce more vaccines. ADVERTISEMENT This week such a major deal was reached between Johnson & Johnson and Merck, for Merck to manufacture the COVID-19 vaccine offered by Johnson & Johnson. This was … [Read more...] about Budowsky: Biden’s midterm Morning in America