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Officials Ignore Supreme Court Ruling, Expand Vaccine Mandates

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada’s Board of Regents voted 9-4 on Friday to direct Chancellor Melody Rose to send a letter to state lawmakers, health officials and Gov. Steve Sisolak in support of imposing a vaccine mandate on students enrolled in public colleges and universities in Nevada. The letter, although non-binding, signals that battles over coronavirus measures are likely to continue for the more than 100,000 students at public colleges and universities throughout the...

RIP Country Music Hall of Famer Ralph Emery, 88

ROLLING STONE – Ralph Emery, a radio and TV personality whose steady voice and buttoned-up likeness were synonymous with country music, has died. According to a statement from his family, Emery died Saturday at a Nashville hospital. He was 88. Along with being a DJ at Nashville radio stations like WSIX and the legendary WSM, the home of the Grand Ole Opry, Emery became the face of The Nashville Network (TNN). From 1983 until 1993,...

Asian Woman Pushed To Her Death In NYC Subway

NEW YORK POST – A deranged homeless man allegedly shoved an Asian woman to her death in front of an oncoming subway train Saturday morning in Times Square, police said. The horrifying episode unfolded at 9:40 a.m. just nine minutes after the man was caught on video on the platform at the Times Square station at West 42nd Street and Broadway, police said. Michelle Alyssa Go, 40, was waiting on the southbound platform when she was...

The Vaxxed Vs. The Unvaxxed: The New Apartheid?

London (CNN) Before Covid-19, Nicolas Rimoldi had never attended a protest. But somewhere along the pandemic's long and tortuous road, which saw his native Switzerland imposing first one lockdown, then another, and finally introducing vaccination certificates, Rimoldi decided he had had enough. Now he leads Mass-Voll, one of Europe's largest youth-orientated anti-vaccine passport groups. Because he has chosen not to get vaccinated, student and part-time supermarket cashier Rimoldi is -- for now, at least -- locked out...

Expect More Variants Soon, Scientists Say

Scientists warn that omicron's whirlwind advance practically ensures it won't be the last version of the coronavirus to worry the world.

Omicron Surge Fatality Rate: 1 In 1,000

TAMPA BAY TIMES – Florida reported 430,297 new coronavirus cases over the seven-day period from Jan. 7-13, an average of about 61,471 infections per day. That’s over 2 percent of Florida’s total population infected in the past week. It’s the third week in a row the state has shattered previous infection records. The seven-day average of omicron variant infections is more than double the 25,000 daily average the delta wave hit this past summer. Florida’s first omicron...

Porn’s Dangerous New Trend: “Consensual” Rape

The Daily Beast – The darndest things turn people on. Consumers buy pornographic videos of women eating, women pretending to **** their stepsons, and women engaged in all sorts of other scenarios. For the past two years, a new genre has taken Porn Valley by storm: scenes of men ****ing women who are stuck. Take my recent foray into the genre. At the start of the video, I pretend to get stuck in a dryer to...

CDC: Wear N95 Mask

U.S. health officials on Friday encouraged more Americans to wear the kind of N95 or KN95 masks used by health-care workers to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

Emergency Departments Are NOT For COVID-19 Testing

MAYO CLINIC NEWS NETWORK – If you need to test for COVID-19, Mayo Clinic health experts remind you not to go to the emergency department for testing. Emergency departments are for patients with life-threatening health care needs. Dr. Laura Walker, a Mayo Clinic emergency medicine physician says: "Emergency departments are an important part of the overall health care system," "Our primary care and dedicated COVID-19 testing sites are also an important aspect. As an emergency physician,...

Why Vaccinated People Get COVID

AP – A couple of factors are at play, starting with the emergence of the highly contagious omicron variant. Omicron is more likely to infect people, even if it doesn't make them very sick, and its surge coincided with the holiday travel season in many places. People might mistakenly think the COVID-19 vaccines will completely block infection, but the shots are mainly designed to prevent severe illness, says Louis Mansky, a virus researcher at the...

Biden Presidency Crumbling Over Failed Covid Policies

WASHINGTON (AP) — He was supposed to break through the congressional logjam. End the pandemic. Get the economy back on track. Days before he hits his one-year mark in office, a torrent of bad news is gnawing at the foundational rationale of President Joe Biden's presidency: that he could get the job done. In the space of a week, Biden has been confronted by record inflation, COVID-19 testing shortages and school disruptions, and the second big...

Chinese Woman Stuck In Blind Date’s House By Sudden Covid Lockdown

Hong Kong (CNN) – It was supposed to be a quick get-to-know-you -- but a snap Covid lockdown forced a Chinese woman to stay with her blind date at his house for days on end. The 30-year-old woman, identified only by her surname Wang, went to meet her blind date for a home-cooked dinner on January 6 in her hometown of Zhengzhou, a city in central China grappling with a coronavirus outbreak. "I'm getting old now,...

Strange Dog Looks Like This? DO NOT APPROACH

In the 16-year period of 2005 through 2020, canines killed 568 Americans. Pit bulls contributed to 67% (380) of these deaths. Combined, pit bulls and rottweilers contributed to 76% of the total recorded deaths.

Watch and Listen: Examining the Risks of Covid’s Spread Within Hospitals

KHN Midwest correspondent Lauren Weber appeared on Newsy’s “Evening Debrief” program to discuss her recent investigative series on the risks of covid’s spread within hospitals.

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