Wednesday, July 28

News UK

Biden administration, Mitch McConell, News UK, Politics, Us vaccination program

Mitch McConnell tried to pin slowing vaccine rates on Biden, despite conservatives leading efforts that eroded erode trust

Mitch McConnell sought to assign blame to Democrats for the slowing US vaccination rate. Polls show that Republicans are less likely to get vaccinated. Democrats have blamed anti-vaccine rhetoric from some Republicans and their media allies. LoadingSomething is loading. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Monday sought to pin blame on P...
coronavirus, COVID-19 vaccine, News UK, Science, UK, vaccine hesitancy

A vaccine-skeptic dad died from COVID-19, realizing too late that he should have got the shot, his doctor said

A 34-year-old dad who avoided COVID-19 vaccines later died of the illness. His doctor said that he wanted to'turn back time' and get jabbed he became seriously ill. Around 70% of the UK has been fully vaccinated, and vaccine hesitancy is rare, official data shows. LoadingSomething is loading. A UK man who refused the COVID-19 vaccine said he wi...
News UK, Politics, Senate, Speed desk, Wyoming

Former GOP Sen. Mike Enzi has died at 77 after a biking accident

Former GOP Sen. Mike Enzi has died at age 77. He had been admitted to the hospital after a biking accident. A statement said he "passed away peacefully ... surrounded by his family." LoadingSomething is loading. Mike Enzi, a former Republican senator for Wyoming, had died aged 77 after being hospitalized for injuries from a biking accident.A st...
CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, coronavirus, coronavirus vaccine, News UK, Science, Speed desk

The US could see daily COVID-19 cases quadruple next month as vaccinations hit a wall, former CDC director says

Dr. Tom Frieden warned the US could see 200,000 new COVID-19 cases a day in four to six weeks. That rate was last seen in January. He said it was due to people not getting vaccinated, and there would be "preventable deaths." LoadingSomething is loading. Daily coronavirus cases in the US could quadruple next month as a large number of people are...
Drought, Human Rights, Iran, Iran water protests, News UK, Politics

There’s a water shortage in Iran as temperatures hit 120F. Security forces are firing on protesters to stop demonstrations.

Blazing heat and water shortages hit Iran in July, especially the province of Khuzestan. The situation prompted protests from angry locals, which have been harshly suppressed. Report say Iranian security forces used live ammunition and killed at least 8 people. LoadingSomething is loading. Iranian security fired live rounds at protestors amid ...
737 max, 737 Max Crisis, Boeing, Boeing 737 Max, Ethiopian Airlines, Lion Air, Lion Air crash, News UK, Transportation

Families suing Boeing for the 737 Max crashes have been delayed a year after the pandemic closed courts

The coronavirus slowed cases against Boeing from 737 Max crash victims' families, their lawyer said. The pandemic meant new restrictions on courts, which Bob Clifford said meant limited court access. He said: "Pre-pandemic, the case might be over by now. So we're at least a year behind." LoadingSomething is loading. Legal cases brought against ...
Google, News UK, UK Weekend

A couple is being sued for defamation after writing 1-star Google reviews of a roofing company, report says

A couple from Washington left one-star reviews of a roofing company after a receptionist was rude to them, KGW8 reported. The couple said they were contacted by the company's owner who demanded that they take down the reviews. They're now accused of defamation and are being sued for $112,000, according to Newsweek. LoadingSomething is loading. A couple from Vancouver, ...
Arkansas, coronavirus, covid, Healthcare, Healthcare Workers, Medical Bills, Medical costs, News UK, UK Weekend

A healthcare worker who was hospitalized for a month with COVID-19 says she now has nearly $1 million in medical bills

Shenita Russie caught COVID-19 while working in Boston as a mobile respiratory therapist, Newsweek reported. She became so unwell that she was put in a medically-induced coma. Russie has racked up an eye-watering amount in medical bills. "Close to a million dollars," she told THV11. LoadingSomething is loading. A healthcare worker from Arkansas...
Afghanistan, Donald Trump, International, News UK, Politics, Taliban, trump, Trump rallies, UK Weekend, videos

Trump gets Taliban leader’s name wrong and impersonates him with grunts, videos show

Trump referred to Taliban leader Hibatullah Akhundzada as'Mohammed' at a rally in Phoenix, Arizona. He then proceeded to imitate Akhundzada by making grunting sounds, videos show. During the rally, Trump also recalled threatening to bomb the village Akhundzada lived in. LoadingSomething is loading. Former President Donald Trump imitated the lea...
Arizona, Donald Trump, lebron james, News UK, Politics, Sports, Trans Athletes, transgender athletes, trump, trump rally, UK Weekend

Donald Trump bizarrely mused about how LeBron James could get sex reassignment surgery to compete in women’s sports, video shows

Trump, during a speech at a rally in Arizona, speculated that LeBron James might get sex reassignment surgery. He suggested that the basketball player could "get the operation" to compete in women's sports. James identifies as male and has never publicly expressed a desire to transition. LoadingSomething is loading. During a rambling two-hour s...