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Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has been criminally charged with willful neglect in connection with the Flint water crisis, report says

The top of a water tower is seen at the Flint Water Plant in Flint, Michigan January 13, 2016, where residents coping with the city's crisis over lead-contaminated drinking water. Rebecca Cook/Reuters Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has been criminally charged with willful neglect of duty in connection with the Flint water crisis, the Associated Press reported Wednesday.  Former Michigan health director Nick Lyons is another official also expected to face charges.  The Flint water cri...
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Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and other top officials will soon be criminally charged in connection with the Flint water crisis, report says

The top of a water tower is seen at the Flint Water Plant in Flint, Michigan January 13, 2016, where residents coping with the city's crisis over lead-contaminated drinking water. Rebecca Cook/Reuters Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and other former top officials are expected to face criminal charges in connection with the Flint water crisis, the Associated Press reported Tuesday.  Former Michigan health director Nick Lyons is another official also expected to face charges.  The Flint...
Tags: Politics, Science, Trends, Ap, Michigan, Associated Press, Lyon, Reuters, Flint Michigan, Flint, Rick Snyder, Flint Water Crisis, Flint River, Snyder, Rebecca Cook, Flint Water Plant


Report: Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder Will Finally Be Charged for Poisoning Flint's Water

Y’all. Former Michigan governor and certified monster Rick Snyder will catch charges for his role in the Flint water crisis, according to the Associated Press. You absolutely love to see it.Read more...
Tags: Science, Water, Pollution, Michigan, Associated Press, Environmental Justice, Flint, Rick Snyder, Flint Water Crisis


Only 2.8 million Americans have received COVID-19 vaccines, far short of the Trump administration's goal to reach 20 million by year's end

President Donald Trump speaks during an "Operation Warp Speed Vaccine Summit" on the White House complex, Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020, in Washington. Evan Vucci/Associated Press The US is nowhere close to meeting the Trump administration's goal of vaccinating 20 million people by the end of 2020. In the absence of clear federal guidance, the vaccine rollout has devolved into a patchwork response that varies by state, experts say. Many health departments are struggling to vaccinate people as coro...
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The Trump administration will fall far short of its goal to start vaccinating 20 million Americans by year's end, as logistical challenges stack up for states

Technicians sort doses of the Pfizer vaccine at the Virginia Hospital Center on December 16, 2020 in Arlington, Virginia. Win McNamee/Getty Images The US is nowhere close to meeting the Trump administration's goal of vaccinating 20 million people by the end of 2020. In the absence of clear federal guidance, the vaccine rollout has devolved into a patchwork response that varies by state, experts say. Many health departments are struggling to vaccinate people as coronavirus cases soar in mos...
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Incoming surgeon general says widespread coronavirus vaccination may not happen until 'mid-summer, early fall,' extending the timeline by months

Incoming US Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy. DNCC via Getty Images Vivek Murthy, President-elect Joe Biden's choice for the US surgeon general role, suggested on Sunday that current timelines for coronavirus vaccine distribution are optimistic.  Murthy said Americans should prepare for and expect widespread vaccination by "mid-summer, early fall." But health officials like Dr. Anthony Fauci have previously said widespread coronavirus vaccination could occur as early as April. Vaccine make...
Tags: Health, Science, Nbc, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Michigan, Pfizer, Vaccine, Biden, Meet The Press, Anthony Fauci, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Trump, Mike Pence, Fauci


Pfizer said it had millions of doses of vaccine sitting in a warehouse because the federal government hadn't told it where to send them

Boxes containing the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine being prepared to be shipped at the Pfizer Global Supply Kalamazoo manufacturing plant in Kalamazoo, Michigan, on Sunday. Morry Gash/Pool/AFP via Getty Images Pfizer released a statement Thursday to deny claims it was having issues producing its COVID-19 vaccine.  It came after officials in more than a dozen states complained that they were receiving fewer doses than promised and the US secretary of health and human services mentioned "...
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Pfizer said it has millions of doses of vaccine sitting in a warehouse because the federal government hasn't told it where to send them

Boxes containing the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine are prepared to be shipped at the Pfizer Global Supply Kalamazoo manufacturing plant in Kalamazoo, Michigan on December 13, 2020. Morry Gash/Pool/AFP via Getty Images Pfizer released a statement Thursday to deny claims that it was having issues producing its COVID-19 vaccine.  It came after officials in more than a dozen states complained that they were receiving fewer doses than promised, and a Trump official claimed there were "manufa...
Tags: Politics, Science, Nbc News, US, Trends, Ap, News UK, Michigan, Fda, Associated Press, Pfizer, Nevada, Trump, Health And Human Services, Interior, Lindsay


Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says Biden's picks to handle climate change in his administration 'actually represent progress - real progress'

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, speaks during a news conference. Caroline Brehman/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Rep. Alexandria-Ocasio Cortez praised President-elect Joe Biden's picks for top climate change positions in his administration. "I think Biden's climate appointments actually represent progress — real progress," the New York Democrat said Thursday. In particularly, Ocasio-Cortez praised the nomination of New Mexico Rep. Deb Haaland for Interior Secretary, calling her "unequiv...
Tags: Politics, New York, Science, Congress, Climate Change, Washington Post, White House, Environment, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Michigan, New Mexico, John Kerry, Biden, North Carolina


These are the 20 days in the past 100 years when America saw the most deaths from a single catastrophe. Over half are in the past 2 weeks.

Dr. Joseph Varon comforting a patient in the COVID-19 intensive-care unit during Thanksgiving at the United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, November 26, 2020. Go Nakamura/Getty Images December 16 was the deadliest day of the US's COVID-19 epidemic so far, with 3,448 deaths reported. That also makes it the day with the most American deaths from a single catastrophe since at least 1920. Of the 20 days with the most fatalities from a catastrophe in the past century, 17 were this ye...
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These are the 20 days in the past 100 years when America saw the most deaths from a single catastrophe. Half are in the past 2 weeks.

Dr. Joseph Varon comforting a patient in the COVID-19 intensive-care unit during Thanksgiving at the United Memorial Medical Center in Houston. Go Nakamura/Getty Images December 9 was the deadliest day of the US's COVID-19 epidemic so far, with 3,164 deaths reported. That also makes it the day with the most American deaths from a single catastrophe since at least 1920. Of the 20 days with the most fatalities from a catastrophe in the past century, 16 were this year. Ten happened in the pas...
Tags: Health, New York, Science, News, California, Oregon, New York City, Brown University, US, America, San Francisco, Trends, History, Pennsylvania, Food And Drug Administration, Ohio


These were the 20 days when America saw the most death from a single catastrophe in the last 100 years. Half are in the last 2 weeks.

Dr. Joseph Varon hugs and comforts a patient in the COVID-19 ICU during Thanksgiving at the United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas. Go Nakamura/Getty Images December 9 was the deadliest day of the COVID-19 pandemic so far: The virus killed 3,164 Americans that day. That also makes it the day with the most American deaths due to a single catastrophe since at least 1920. Of the 20 days with the most fatalities from a catastrophe in the last century, 16 were this year. Ten happened ...
Tags: Health, New York, Science, News, California, Cdc, Oregon, Senate, New York City, Brown University, US, America, San Francisco, Trends, History, Pennsylvania


In the Trump administration's efforts to secure coronavirus vaccines, two key bets turned out to be mistakes

Alex Azar, Secretary of Health and Human Service,s listens as President Donald Trump talks to reporters at the White House on March 6. AP Photo/Evan Vucci The Trump administration purchased 300 million vaccine doses from AstraZeneca in May, but declined to purchase additional doses on top of the 100 million it had arranged with Pfizer, the New York Times reported. The Pfizer contract was contingent on the shot being authorized by the FDA, so it was relatively low-risk. But the shot is more...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, News, White House, China, US, America, Trends, European Union, Ap, New York Times, Food And Drug Administration, Brazil, Wisconsin, Astrazeneca


Photos show people receiving the first US doses of the COVID-19 vaccine

Lenox Hill Hospital Chair of Emergency Medicine Yves Duroseau receives the COVID-19 vaccine at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Scott Heins/Getty Images The United States administered the first US doses of the COVID-19 vaccine on Monday.  The first batch of vaccines were administered to healthcare workers in Queens, New York.  Sandra Lindsay, a critical care nurse, was the first American to get the vaccine.  Here are photos of the first Americans to be vaccinated against the deadly coron...
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Top US officials could be offered the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as Monday, but Trump said he will wait to receive it until the 'appropriate time'

The vaccine will be offered to Trump and other officials deemed essential to avoid a government disruption. Vincent Kalut / Photonews via Getty Images President Donald Trump and other top US officials could receive the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as Monday, but the president has said he will wait to receive it until the "appropriate time." It is not clear when President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will have access to the shots. The Food and Drug Administration grant...
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Top US officials could be offered the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as Monday, but Trump said he'd wait to receive it until the 'appropriate time'

President Donald Trump on Sunday seemed to back away from the idea that top government officials would largely be among those first in line for a coronavirus vaccine. Vincent Kalut / Photonews via Getty Images President Donald Trump tweeted Sunday night that he'd wait until the "appropriate time" to receive a coronavirus vaccine. His tweet, in which he also said White House staff members would be vaccinated "somewhat later in the program," came after reports indicated top US government off...
Tags: Science, White House, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Getty Images, United States, Bill Clinton, Food And Drug Administration, Michigan, Fda, Pfizer, National Security Council, Vaccine, Donald Trump


FedEx and UPS trucks carry first U.S. coronavirus vaccine shipment from Pfizer facility in Michigan [VIDEO]

Never have I cheered more cheerfully for trucks. CNN aviation and transportation correspondent Pete Muntean tweeted this video of UPS and FedEx trucks carrying the first U.S. shipment of coronavirus vaccine, hauling out in their COVID convoy from Pfizer's facility near Kalamazoo, Michigan. — Read the rest
Tags: Transportation, Post, Science, News, Medicine, US news, Cnn, UPS, Public Health, Michigan, Pfizer, Vaccine, Vaccines, Trucks, Trucking, PETE MUNTEAN


Coronavirus live news: Spain 'could achieve herd immunity by summer 2021'; Germany to close schools and all non-essential shops

Spain’s health minister says vaccine could bring herd immunity by summer; Germany introduces new restrictions to combat spread of virusHow Covid revealed the truth about our worldFDA chief urged by White House to approve Pfizer vaccine ‘or quit’Scientists warn against Christmas gatherings in UKCalifornia’s ICU beds near capacity as hospitalizations hit recordSee all our coronavirus coverage 2.34pm GMT A further 159 people who tested positive for Covid-19 have died in hospital in England, bri...
Tags: Europe, England, Science, Scotland, White House, Germany, Africa, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, United States, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, NHS


Fauci says he fears healthcare workers will be 'hesitant' to get the coronavirus vaccine

Director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases Dr. Anthony Fauci. Kevin Dietsch/Pool via REUTERS The nation's leading infectious disease specialist, Dr. Anthony Fauci, said he's concerned healthcare workers will be "hesitant" to get the coronavirus vaccine.  If healthcare workers are hesitant, he said in an interview with the Daily Beast, people working outside that industry will also be hesitant.  Sixty percent of the population said they would definitely or probab...
Tags: Health, Science, Trends, United States, Food And Drug Administration, Michigan, Pfizer, Fdny, Anthony Fauci, Fauci, New York City Fire Department, Moderna, Healthcare Workers, Coronavirus, Yelena Dzhanova, Coronavirus Vaccine


An eruption on the sun didn't bring the aurora to Pennsylvania or Oregon this week, but more solar outbursts are expected soon

The sun blows out a coronal mass ejection, February 24, 2015. NASA/GSFC An eruption on the sun's surface sent plasma and charged particles speeding towards Earth this week. Forecasts suggested that this coronal mass ejection would reach our planet late Wednesday as a solar storm that could interfere with radio, GPS, and power grids. The aurora borealis could have appeared from Pennsylvania to Iowa to Oregon as solar particles interacted with the atmosphere. But the solar storm's magnetic f...
Tags: National Weather Service, UK, Science, News, Oregon, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Pennsylvania, Maine, International Space Station, Iowa, Sun, European Space Agency, Michigan


Rudy Giuliani's election-fraud witness Mellissa Carone said she won't quarantine after he tested positive for COVID-19, saying she'd only take it seriously if Trump said so

Mellissa Carone speaks in front of the Michigan House Oversight Committee in Lansing, Michigan, on December 2, 2020. JEFF KOWALSKY/AFP via Getty Images Mellissa Carone, who sat next to Rudy Giuliani during a hearing for his election fraud lawsuit in Michigan last week, has told The Washington Post that she doesn't intend to quarantine in light of Giuliani's COVID-19 diagnosis. Carone, a freelancer who worked for Dominion Voting Services as a low-level technician during the election, told t...
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A Michigan pastor is under fire after claiming 'none have died' from the coronavirus

A nurse puts on her PPE before tending to a COVID-19 patient on October 21, 2020 in Essen, Germany. Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images Bart Spencer, the senior pastor at the Lighthouse Baptist Church in Michigan, encouraged churchgoers in a November sermon to contract the virus and "get it over with." He also falsely said "none have died" from the coronavirus.   More than 10,300 people have died from the coronavirus in Michigan, according to the latest data from Johns Hopkins University. Since his...
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Around 1:26 Rudy Giuliani Farts

If it pleases the court, I submit evidence that on December 2nd, while giving testimony at a Michigan House Oversight Committee hearing, Rudolph William Louis Giuliani farted multiple times.Read more...
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Experts warn anti-vaxxer concerns about a COVID-19 vaccine could slow the end of the pandemic

A protester holds a placard during the Irish Freedom Party an anti-vaccination and anti-lockdown rally outside the Custom House, on day 39 of the nationwide Level 5 lockdown. On Saturday, November 28, 2020, in Dublin, Ireland. Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images Vaccines are a to a virus without contracting the disease, but some Americans are still skeptical of an upcoming vaccine against the novel coronavirus. Anti-vaxxers in the US and beyond are worried there isn't enough informatio...
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The rise and fall of White House COVID-19 advisor Dr. Scott Atlas, a lockdown skeptic who had Trump's ear and fought with experts like Fauci

Dr. Scott Atlas speaks at White House press conference on September 23, 2020, as President Donald Trump looks on. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Dr. Scott Atlas resigned from the White House coronavirus task force on Monday, after less than four months on the team.  President Donald Trump brought Atlas onto the task force in August, after he had appeared on Fox News for months, echoing the president's anti-lockdown opinions.  Atlas is a healthcare-policy expert who works at the Hoover Institute...
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Some parents prioritize Thanksgiving traditions over reducing COVID-19 risks

One in three parents say the benefits of gathering with family for the holidays are worth the risk of spreading or getting the virus, according to the C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health at Michigan Medicine.
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Operation Warp Speed bought 100 million doses of Pfizer's and Moderna's vaccines before results came in. That $3.5 billion bet is paying off.

President Donald Trump delivers remarks on Operation Warp Speed. Shealah Craighead, White House The US launched Operation Warp Speed, an initiative to deliver coronavirus shots to Americans, in May. The program has funded the manufacturing of six promising vaccine candidates while clinical trials are ongoing. That includes shots from Pfizer and Moderna. Both companies recently announced positive results from their final stage of clinical trials. Warp Speed plans to distribute doses as soon...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, White House, US, Trends, Department Of Defense, Bloomberg, European Union, Joe Biden, Ap, New York Times, Wisconsin, World Health Organization, Michigan, Fda


California is taking dramatic steps to slow down COVID-19 infection rates as the state surpasses 1 million cases of the virus

A couple wearing facemasks to prevent the spread of coronavirus watch the sunset from Elysian Park in Los Angeles, California, on November 14, 2020. APU GOMES/AFP via Getty Images The majority of counties in the state of California have moved to the "purple tier" denotation — the most serious of the state's ranking system.  Under the purple designation, "many" non-essential businesses are forced to halt their indoor operations to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus. California over th...
Tags: Politics, New York, Texas, Science, News, California, US, Trends, Ohio, Michigan, Andrew Cuomo, Gavin Newsom, San Bernardino, Afp, Columbus Dispatch, Los Angeles California


Trump's Favorite Covid Adviser: We're Really Not Doing Enough to Collaborate With the Virus

The Trump administration’s pseudoscience advocate on the White House coronavirus task force, Dr. Scott Atlas, is urging the population of Michigan to, uh, stage some sort of rebellion in solidarity with the novel coronavirus.Read more...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, White House, Michigan, Trump, Lockdown, Pandemic, Quarantine, Scott Atlas, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Dr Scott Atlas


Trump coronavirus advisor Scott Atlas urged people to 'rise up' against new restrictions in Michigan, then said he wasn't trying to encourage violence

Dr. Scott Atlas at the White House in October 2020. Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty Images On Sunday, White House COVID-19 advisor Scott Atlas reacted to Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's new COVID-19 measures by tweeting: "The only way this stops is if people rise up."  Atlas was quickly condemned for the remarks on Twitter, especially in light of the fact that the FBI recently foiled a far-right group's plot to kidnap Whitmer and overthrow the state government.  Three hours after his initial ...
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