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A man was charged with making graphic threats to Fauci, warning he would soon be’hunted, tortured, beaten, [and] enslaved’
Anthony Fauci, coronavirus, coronavirus vaccine, COVID-19, death threats, Politics

A man was charged with making graphic threats to Fauci, warning he would soon be’hunted, tortured, beaten, [and] enslaved’

A man faces felony charges after making violent threats to infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci. Thomas Patrick Connally, Jr., was accused of sending graphic insults and death threats to Fauci's email from December 2020 to July 2021. Connally appeared to be disgruntled regarding Fauci's guidance on getting the COVID-19 vaccine. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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CDC: The coronavirus could be’just a few mutations’ away from evading the vaccines

The head of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday that the coronavirus is "just a few mutations potentially away" from possibly evading the available COVID-19 vaccines. "The largest concern that I think we in public health and science are worried about is that virus and the potential mutations away we are from a very transmissible virus that has the potential to evade our vaccines, in terms of how it protects us from severe disease and death," CDC director Rochelle Walensky said during a press briefing. Walensky added, "The big concern is that the next variant that might emerge-just a few mutations potentially away-could potentially evade our vaccines. "She explained that "f...
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A British ICU doctor described seeing her patients regret not getting vaccinated:’You can see it dawn on them’

A British ICU doctor says the "vast majority" of her COVID-19 patients have been "completely unvaccinated." Samantha Batt-Rawden told The Guardian that many regret not getting the jab after they wind up hospitalized. "You can see it dawn on them that they potentially made the biggest mistake of their lives," she said. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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US stock futures dip as investors eye Big Tech earnings, while Asian equities slide on escalating Chinese clampdowns

Bryan R. Smith / AFP via Getty Images Global stock markets traded lower on Tuesday as investors moved into wait-and-see mode. Alibaba and Meituan shares slide in Hong Kong, on worries about China's regulatory crackdowns. The US rise in COVID-19 cases could prompt the Fed to stick to its pace of asset purchases, a strategist said. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. US stocks looked poised to open slightly lower on Tuesday as investors focus on earnings reports from major technology companies, while Asian equities slid on concerns about China's clampdowns on key industry sectors.Futures on the Dow Jones, S&P 500, and Nasdaq fell as much as 0.4%, suggesting the indexes will trade lower when markets open later in the day.Tesla reported earnings ...
COVID-19, mandate, Politics, Science, Vaccine

The vaccine mandate’tipping point’: These entities are requiring vaccines as the Delta variant spreads

On Monday, city, state, and federal agencies began to announce vaccine mandates. California, New York City, and the US Dept. of Veteran Affairs became the first government entities to do so. A group representing 300 bars in San Francisco will require vax cards. More entities may follow. LoadingSomething is loading. As COVID-19 cases rise again ...
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US Department of Veterans Affairs becomes the first federal agency to require healthcare workers get vaccinated

About 115,000 of the US Department of Veterans Affairs' healthcare workers will be required to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The department is the first federal agency to require COVID-19 vaccinations. Veterans Affairs is the largest integrated healthcare system in the US, serving more than 9 million veterans. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
COVID-19, Doctors, Healthcare, Nurses, Vaccinations

Groups representing millions of healthcare workers demand vaccine mandates for doctors, nurses, and others in medical fields:’The nation depends on it’

Groups representing millions of doctors and nurses are calling for mandatory vaccinations for healthcare workers. The statement comes as vaccinations have stalled in the US, and cases of the delta variant rise. "We call for all health care and long-term care employers to require their employees to be vaccinated against covid-19," the groups said in a statement reviewed by The Washington Post. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
Arkansas, Asa Hutchinson, coronavirus, COVID-19, Politics, Vaccine, vaccine hesitancy

Arkansas GOP governor who is holding town halls to urge vaccinations said people he meets have called the shot a’bioweapon’ and talked about’mind control’

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson is combatting misinformation and "myths" about the COVID-19 vaccines. Hutchinson is traveling around the state to encourage residents to get vaccinated. Arkansas has one of the lowest vaccinations rates and is also seeing a spike in COVID-19 cases. LoadingSomething is loading. Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson said he i...
Alabama, coronavirus, COVID-19, Science, Vaccine, vaccine hesitancy

A woman in Alabama whose 28-year-old son died of COVID-19 regrets not getting vaccinated and said his last words were’this is not a hoax, this is real’

A "healthy" 28-year-old in Alabama died of COVID-19 after not getting the vaccine, his mother said. She told The Washington Post she regrets not getting her family vaccinated when they had the chance. Alabama has the lowest vaccination rate of any US state and is seeing a spike in COVID-19 cases. LoadingSomething is loading. After losing her 28...
2020 Presidential Campaign, Chris Christie, COVID-19, Donald Trump, Hospitals, political books, Politics, small businesses

Chris Christie suggested that Trump conduct a’thank you’ tour of hospitals and small businesses to pick up in the polls and counter Biden during 2020 race: book

Christie advised Trump to adjust his 2020 campaign message and focus on the future, per a new book. The former New Jersey governor encouraged Trump to conduct a'thank you' tour of small businesses. Trump did not heed Christie's advice and was unable to shift the narrative regarding his management of COVID-19. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. LoadingSomething is loading. ...