A version of this story appeared in the April 14 edition of CNN's Coronavirus: Fact vs. Fiction newsletter. Sign up here to receive the need-to-know headlines every weekday . (CNN) The United States could have around 300 million excess Covid-19 shots by the end of July, health policy experts at Duke University estimated in a report Thursday , calling on the country to share doses more widely to address the stark inequality around global vaccine distribution. The US has provided limited shipments of AstraZeneca's vaccine -- which is not yet authorized for use in the United States -- to Mexico and Canada, but US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has said it won't share shots more broadly until the country is "more confident" in its own supplies . The US is the biggest financial donor to the global vaccine-sharing scheme COVAX, but the country has been tight-fisted with the actual vaccines it has in huge supply, while many others have none at all. Three-quarters of the … [Read more...] about The US could have 300M extra vaccines. Why won’t it share?
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WHITE HOUSE - The United States is taking action to punish Russia for various "harmful foreign activities," including cyberattacks, election meddling and aggression in the Crimea region. Thirty-two entities and individuals linked to Moscow are being sanctioned for disinformation efforts and interference in the 2020 U.S. presidential election. Ten personnel from Russia's diplomatic mission in Washington were expelled, including "representatives of Russian intelligence services," according to the White House. The Biden administration is formally blaming the SVR, the external intelligence agency of Russia, for the massive cybersecurity breach discovered last year involving SolarWinds, a Texas-based software management company that allowed access to the systems of thousands of companies and multiple federal agencies. The Russian spy agency reacted by calling the accusations "nonsense" and "windbaggery." The Russian Foreign Ministry said it had told U.S. Ambassador to Russia John … [Read more...] about US Further Punishes Russia for Cyberattacks, Election Meddling
WORCESTER (CBS) – A Worcester police officer shot and killed a heavily armed man who threatened to detonate a bomb early Wednesday morning. It started around 10:40 p.m. Tuesday when the man, later identified as 31-year-old Phet Gouvonvong, called 911 from Grafton Street. According to Worcester District Attorney Joe Early, Jr., Gouvonvong was wearing body armor and appeared to be armed with an assault rifle and an explosive device with wires. He was also carrying a backpack. Negotiations began, the area was sealed off by police and the SWAT team was brought in. Worcester Police shut down part of Grafton Street early Wednesday morning. (WBZ-TV) Around 12:05 a.m., Early said Gouvonvong “got agitated,” made a move towards police and several shots were fired. Gouvonvong died at the scene. The district attorney said investigators later found Gouvonvong also had a handgun and several rounds of ammunition. The Worcester Police officer who fired the shots has not been … [Read more...] about Worcester Police Shoot, Kill Heavily Armed Man Making Bomb Threat