Monday, January 18, 2021

Health

Second Democratic congresswoman tests positive for COVID-19, blames maskless colleagues for creating a ‘superspreader event’ amid Capitol siege

Rep. Pramila Jayapal announced she had tested positive for COVID-19, the second Democrat to do so after legislators were locked down together in close quarters during the siege of the Capitol. “Too many Republicans have refused to take this pandemic...

House Democrat tests positive for COVID-19 after Capitol riots

Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman, D-N.J., announced that she has contracted COVID-19 and believes it occurred during the lockdown in the Capitol during last week’s siege. “I received a positive test result for COVID-19, and am home resting at this time....

Biden gets 2nd dose of coronavirus vaccine

President-elect Joe Biden received the second course of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine Monday afternoon, as his Jan. 20 inauguration nears. The second dose of Biden’s vaccination comes nine days before his pared-down swearing-in ceremony. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris is also...

Holiday COVID surge pushes hospitals and ambulance crews to their breaking point

The holiday season has now manifested itself into California’s worst surge of new COVID-19 cases since the beginning of the pandemic and is forcing the state’s hospitals and ambulance crews to make life-and-death decisions on who to treat. Confirmed new...

Air grievances: silence swirls around the toll of bushfire smoke during pregnancy

Janet Frank describes her first miscarriage in August 2019 as “hectic”.“There was a lot of bleeding and a lot of hospital visits,” Frank, not her real name, explains. She bled for two months and eventually had to have a...

Does vitamin D combat Covid?

In March, as coronavirus deaths in the UK began to mount, two hospitals in northeast England began taking vitamin D readings from patients and prescribing them with extremely high doses of the nutrient. Studies had suggested that having sufficient...

New Georgia Sen. Warnock says riot shows 'words have power' — and he will use his for 'bringing people together'

ATLANTA — On the day that the Rev. Raphael Warnock made history by becoming Georgia’s first Black senator, the news was overshadowed by a catastrophe unfolding 600 miles away, where hundreds of rioters rampaged through the Capitol in support...

Atlanta voters share their thoughts on the election: 'It’s time for a change'

ATLANTA — Georgians turned out in record numbers for runoff elections on Tuesday, casting more than 4 million votes. That high-water mark came weeks after the state surpassed 5 million votes, another record, in the Nov. 3 election. Riding that...

A second new strain of COVID spreads fear in Britain as Boris Johnson dithers

BARCELONA, Spain — On Monday morning, millions of small children across England piled onto buses and headed back from Christmas holidays for their first day of primary school, a move strongly discouraged by the British government’s own scientific advisory...

Trump supporters in Georgia explain why they believe the president's claims of voter fraud

DALTON, Ga. — On Monday, President Trump traveled to rural Georgia to campaign for the state’s two incumbent Republican senators, where, a day before two runoff elections that will decide control of the U.S. Senate, he continued to spread...
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Kansas City Chiefs overcome injury to Patrick Mahomes, hold off Cleveland Browns to reach AFC championship game

The top-seeded Chiefs will play host to second-seeded Buffalo next Sunday in the AFC championship game with a trip to the Super Bowl on...

'It isn't the same': Cities host muted MLK Day celebrations after year of loss for many Black Americans

Scores of events honoring Martin Luther King Jr. have been canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic that has devastated Black Americans.       

Live politics updates: 'You're the most important figure in the Republican Party,' Graham tells Trump via Fox News

"You're the most important figure in the Republican Party," Sen. Lindsey Graham said, directly addressing the president during a Fox News interview.       

Branson's Virgin Orbit tries to reach space with mid-air rocket launch

By Joey RouletteWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Billionaire Richard Branson's Virgin Orbit aims to reach space for the first time on Sunday by launching a rocket...