Sunday, April 18, 2021

Health

Clammers digging through pandemic, but shellfish are fewer

PATRICK WHITTLE, AP April 17, 2021 | 10:38 AM PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Chad Coffin has spent the coronavirus pandemic much as he has the previous several decades: on the mudflats of Maine, digging for...

Relaxed restrictions create sense of hope at New England Passover, Easter celebrations

BOSTON (AP) — The Easter and Passover holidays were accompanied Sunday by more relaxed restrictions on houses of worship and gatherings in New England, along with worries about the spread of COVID-19. Many houses of worship required congregants to...

Vaccine trickle becomes torrent – for some – as U.S. eligibility rules widen

It’s taking some effort and some patience. But just as eligibility is opening to millions of people across the U.S. after months of cutthroat competition to find COVID-19 shots, vaccines are starting to stream into people’s arms. Becky Jacobsen,...

New Yahoo News/YouGov poll: Stimulus checks and COVID optimism raise Biden’s approval rating to highest level yet

When Joe Biden took office, he bet voters would judge his presidency on one thing and one thing only: how well he handled the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic fallout.Now, with vaccination accelerating, optimism rising and another round of...

Remembering the lives lost to COVID-19: Nicholas Caravassi, 68, of Aubrey, Texas

This is part of a Yahoo News series honoring some of the American lives lost to COVID-19. Their stories are told by family and friends, who were left to deal with their often sudden and painful deaths.Nicholas Caravassi, 68,...

Now vaccinated, older adults emerge from COVID hibernation

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Bill Griffin waited more than a year for this moment: Newly vaccinated, he embraced his 3-year-old granddaughter for the first time since the pandemic began. “She came running right over. I picked her up and...

Fauci disputes Trump CDC director's COVID lab theory

WASHINGTON — Dr. Anthony Fauci, a top adviser to President Biden on the coronavirus pandemic, said he didn’t believe that the coronavirus originated in a Chinese laboratory for studying pathogens, appearing to contradict controversial remarks made earlier in the...

Does the U.S. really need 1.2 billion COVID vaccine doses when poorer countries barely have any?

At a moment when the United States — one of the countries hit hardest by the pandemic — is still averaging 57,000 new cases, 40,000 hospitalized patients and 1,000 deaths from COVID-19 every day, it’s hard for ordinary Americans...

Dad Will Eat Up These Delicious Father's Day Cakes

The TelegraphScotland spending 30pc more per person than England thanks to Barnett formula, IFS findsNicola Sturgeon's spending on Scottish public services is 30 per cent greater than the equivalent funding in England thanks to the Barnett formula, according to...

L.A. County is on the cusp of orange tier reopening, but public health officials say it's too early to declare victory over COVID

National ReviewThe Border Crisis Started in D.C. — and the Ninth CircuitIn February, Border Patrol apprehended 96,974 illegal entrants at the Southwest border — a 15-year high for the month. The migrants were very different from those in February...
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Rickie Lee Jones: ‘I had lived volumes long before I was famous’

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She survived Hurricane Sandy. Then climate gentrification hit

Sitting beside her two grandchildren, Kimberly White Smalls recounted what it was like to flee from her family home as Hurricane Sandy hit the...

SZA says she was scared to wear hijab after 9/11

The singer SZA has spoken out about the Islamophobia she experienced as a child and how she stopped wearing a hijab covering after September...