Photo: Will Newton/The Washington Post via Getty Images Adults over the age of 16 in all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico are now eligible to get vaccinated against the coronavirus. That doesn’t mean all will, or will be able to — at least right away — but full eligibility marks a significant new phase in the country’s mass-vaccination effort (as well as what is hopefully the beginning of the end of any confusion among Americans regarding whether or not they can sign up for a shot). The important milestone also arrives as the U.S. vaccine rollout passes a literal halfway point: According to the CDC, 50.4 percent of Americans over the age of 18 have now received at least one shot of a COVID vaccine, or 40 percent of the total U.S. population. One in four adults have now been fully vaccinated, including 65 percent of people 65 or older. Below is a look at some of the shifts, challenges, and remaining questions as the U.S. vaccination effort enters its next — and … [Read more...] about All U.S. Adults Can Get the COVID Vaccine. Now What?
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WASHINGTON — Half of all adults in the U.S. have received at least one COVID-19 shot, the government announced Sunday, marking another milestone in the nation’s largest-ever vaccination campaign but leaving more work to do to convince skeptical Americans to roll up their sleeves. Almost 130 million people 18 or older have received at least one dose of a vaccine, or 50.4% of the total adult population, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported. Almost 84 million adults, or about 32.5% of the population, have been fully vaccinated. The U.S. cleared the 50% mark just a day after the reported global death toll from the coronavirus topped a staggering 3 million, according to totals compiled by Johns Hopkins University, though the actual number is believed to be significantly higher. The country’s vaccination rate, at 61.6 doses administered per 100 people, currently falls behind Israel, which leads among countries with at least 5 million people with a rate of 119.2. The … [Read more...] about Half of U.S. adults have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine
CORONA (CBSLA) — A man is recovering after being bitten by a rattlesnake near Corona while trying to pick it up with barbecue tongs, Riverside County Animal Control officials said. Riverside County firefighters were called to home on Elderberry Lane in Sycamore Creek, just south of Corona, at about 5:15 p.m. Saturday to help a man who had been bitten by a rattlesnake. He reportedly tried to pick up the snake with barbecue tongs and was bitten in the left hand, near his thumb, according to John Welsh, spokesman for the Riverside County Department of Animal Services. READ MORE: Officials On Rescue Mission To Free Baby Whale Caught Up In Old Fishing Line The unidentified man was reportedly trying to remove the snake to protect children in the area. Firefighters treated the man at the scene before he was taken to the hospital. The rattler was found near some bushes when animal control officers arrived. Officer Mike McGee used 5-foot tongs and a humane storage bucket to capture … [Read more...] about Riverside County Man Bitten By Rattlesnake While Trying To Pick It Up With Barbecue Tongs
McALLEN, Texas — Telltale signs of cartel involvement in the human trafficking of migrants across the Rio Grande were evident in the past week. Scattered throughout the brushy areas along the riverbank lay multi-colored wristbands which demonstrate that migrants paid their “piso” or tax for the privilege of crossing through cartel turf. The Gulf Cartel controls most of the crossing points in Reynosa to McAllen. They also hold control in Miguel Aleman despite recent skirmishes with the Cartel del Noreste (CDN) faction of Los Zetas, a rival. Although they are not exclusively in the business of human trafficking, they do control anyone trying to illicitly cross the border. Cartels meticulously record how their instituted fees are paid by assigning each migrant a pin number or “clave.” The wristbands look like hospital tags. The bracelets inform foot guides that the migrant is authorized to cross. In a study published in 2019 by the Rand Corporation , pisos paid to cartels were … [Read more...] about EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: Mexican Cartel Proofs of Human Smuggling Payments Litter South Texas Border
A parent is rejecting the forced “anti-racism” training that is representative of the left’s woke-culture indoctrination taking place in public and private K-12 schools. Former New York Times opinion editor Bari Weiss posted at “Common Sense with Bari Weiss” about the recent case of Andrew Gutmann, who pulled his daughter out of the elite private Brearley School for girls in New York City. As the Daily Mail observed , actresses Tina Fey and Drew Barrymore are among Brearley’s parents, and alumnae include Caroline Kennedy and Elisabeth Murdoch. Gutmann, 45, shared a letter with Weiss about his decision to withdraw his daughter from Brearley, where tuition is $54,000 per year. The parent, Weiss reported, sent the letter April 13 to all of the approximately 600 families in the school. Gutmann wrote to fellow parents: [W]e no longer believe that Brearley’s administration and Board of Trustees have any of our children’s best interests at heart. Moreover, we no longer … [Read more...] about Parent Rejects Woke School: ‘Judges My Daughter by the Color of Her Skin’