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NY Guv Pitches Abortion Tourism

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul said her government would help Texas women who want an abortion, but can’t get one because of the state’s new pro-life law, to travel to New York, which she called an abortion “safe harbor.”

Vaccine Mandates Can’t Stop Covid’s Spread

WALL STREET JOURNAL – The Covid-19 pandemic has spurred a remarkable stream of scientific investigation, but that knowledge isn’t translating into better public policy. One example is a zealous pursuit of public mask wearing, a measure that has had, at best, a modest effect on viral transmission. Or take lockdowns, shown by research to increase deaths overall but nonetheless still considered an acceptable solution. This intellectual disconnect now extends to Covid-19 vaccine mandates. The...

“Cockroaches, Feces, Rotting Food” – de Blasio’s Rikers Island

NEW YORK (AP) — A spate of inmate deaths. Cellblocks unguarded. Staggering staffing shortages caused by AWOL guards. Detainees deprived of food and medical care. New York City's notorious Rikers Island jail complex, troubled by years of neglect, has spiraled into turmoil during the coronavirus pandemic. It's not just inmates and advocates saying that. City officials, including the mayor, admit there are serious problems. One jail watchdog called it "a complete breakdown in the operation...

3 Habits of Sound Sleepers

(CNN) Development of better sleep habits is among the quickest, most effective ways to improve mental well-being for an individual or a family. Here are a number of manageable ways to improve sleep rapidly in your home. Leave the devices behind Over the past several years, addiction to smartphones has become a common referral issue in therapy practices. Addiction to smartphones can drive sleep difficulties, especially when phones are used later at night, according to a recent study...

Covid Patients Crowd Out Other ER Cases

The sheer number of COVID-19 cases is crowding out patients who need emergency care.

Immigrants Learning To Navigate US Healthcare, Get Benefits

No statistics are available on the number of undocumented disabled immigrants in the United States. But whether in detention, working without papers in the U.S. or awaiting asylum hearings on the Mexican side of the border, undocumented immigrants with disabling conditions are “left without any right to services,” said Monica Espinoza, the coordinator of Hernández’s group, Immigrants With Disabilities.

Booster Shot Could Be Riskier Than First Rounds; Fauci Pushes Them Anyway

STAT asked experts what the landscape of adverse events might look like following another dose, and they stressed that they were speculating. Because the additional doses haven’t gone into many arms yet, the amount of data is limited, so it’s impossible to forecast what will happen.

Thousands Claim Religious Exemptions

AP – An estimated 2,600 Los Angeles Police Department employees are citing religious objections to try to get out of the required COVID-19 vaccination. In Washington state, thousands of state workers are seeking similar exemptions. And in Arkansas, a hospital has been swamped with so many such requests from employees that it is apparently calling their bluff. Religious objections, once used sparingly around the country to get exempted from various required vaccines, are becoming a much...

Fire Fauci? 50 States Show How To Curb Officials Who Go Too Far

Republican legislators in more than half of U.S. states, spurred on by voters angry about lockdowns and mask mandates, are taking away the powers that state and local officials use to protect the public against infectious diseases.

‘Wisest’ Talk Radio Host Dead of Covid

(CNN Business) Conservative radio host Pastor Robert "Bob" Enyart, who swore off Covid-19 vaccines, has died from the virus. Said co-host Fred Williams on Facebook: "It comes with an extremely heavy heart that my close friend and co-host of Real Science Radio has lost his battle with Covid. Bob Enyart was one of the smartest, and without question the wisest person I've known."  In October, Enyart won a lawsuit against the state of Colorado over its Covid-19...

Canada Bans American Romaine Lettuce Over Fecal Bacteria Fears

Romaine lettuce is associated with elevated food safety risks. In Canada, there have been seven documented outbreaks of illnesses associated with romaine lettuce, and 16 recalls of romaine lettuce or products containing romaine lettuce because of E. coli O157:H7 from 2010 to 2019.

Stanfield-Bucyk-McKenzie Anchor Dies

Two-time Stanley Cup champion Fred Stanfield has died. He was 77. Stanfield was part of the powerful Boston Bruins’ teams that won Cups in 1970 and 1972.

Pregnant And Very Sick

A recent surge in the number of pregnant women hospitalized for COVID-19 is causing Dr. Michael Leonardi to lose sleep.

4-H Project Triggers Federal Investigation

The Hutchinson (Kan.) News — While the invasive spotted lanternfly has been wreaking havoc on the East Coast, officials in Kansas were shocked to find one pinned on a student display at the state fair. The spotted lanternfly is an invasive insect that prevents plants from photosynthesizing, causing them to die, prompting health officials to suggest killing it on site. Kansas State Fair officials judging 4-H entomology entries last week discovered one display included an invasive...

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