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The Florida data scientist who claims she was fired by the health department for refusing to alter COVID-19 data said she'll turn herself into police after a warrant was issued for her arrest

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks during a news conference in December 2020 at Tampa General Hospital in Tampa, Florida. AP Photo/Chris O'Meara Rebekah Jones, the Florida data scientist, last year fired by the Department of Health, said Saturday she would turn herself in to authorities Sunday after they last week issued a warrant for her arrest.  Jones, who worked on the state's COVID-19 dashboard, was fired in May after she said she refused to alter data related to the COVID-19 pandemi...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Science, Trends, Washington Dc, Biden, Jones, Department Of Health, Tallahassee, Tampa Florida, Florida Department of Health, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, FDLE, Florida Today, Ron DeSantis, Tampa General Hospital


Carbon capture is vital to meeting climate goals, scientists tell green critics

Supporters insist that storage technology is not a costly mistake but the best way for UK to cut emissions from heavy industryEngineers and geologists have strongly criticised green groups who last week claimed that carbon capture and storage schemes – for reducing fossil fuel emissions – are costly mistakes.The scientists insisted that such schemes are vital weapons in the battle against global heating and warn that failure to set up ways to trap carbon dioxide and store it underground would ma...
Tags: Energy, Business, Politics, UK, Science, Technology, Climate Change, Environment, UK News, World news, Energy industry, Coal, Fossil Fuels, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Boris Johnson, Manufacturing sector


Turkey is accused of extraditing Uighur Muslims to China in exchange for COVID-19 vaccines

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. WANG ZHAO/AFP via Getty Images The Turkish government has been accused of agreeing to deport Uighur Muslims to China to access COVID-19 vaccines. In recent years, China has forcefully cracked down on Uighurs around the world, using their religion to cite a national security threat. Turkey is home to the largest number of diasporic Uighurs in the world. In late December 2020, Beijing ratified a 2017 deal with Ankara to...
Tags: Politics, Science, London, China, Trends, Turkey, Beijing, Xi Jinping, News UK, The Guardian, Chinese communist party, Erdogan, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Xinjiang, Ankara, Ccp


Oregon's governor blasts Operation Warp Speed, accusing the Trump administration of 'deception on a national scale' over lack of coronavirus vaccine reserve

President Donald Trump speaks during an "Operation Warp Speed Vaccine Summit" on the White House complex, Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020, in Washington. AP Photo/Evan Vucci Democratic Oregon Gov. Kate Brown accused the federal government's coronavirus vaccine rollout of "deception on a national scale."  Trump's health secretary said Tuesday that Operation Warp Speed would start shipping out vaccine doses that were being held in reserve. But there are actually no extra doses in reserve, leaving stat...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, Washington Post, Washington, Oregon, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Healthcare, Food And Drug Administration, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Health And Human Services


UK Covid live: Boris Johnson says all travellers to UK must show negative coronavirus test from Monday

PM says move is to protect UK against any new variants after 1,280 deaths were reported in 24 hours and 55,761 people tested positive in the UK65% of English NHS trusts exceeded first wave peak for patients‘I cry on the train home’: London medics fighting for Covid patientsWales to introduce new risk assessments for shops and workplacesRegulator refuses to approve mass daily testing at English schoolsGlobal coronavirus updates – live 5.33pm GMT Q. Why are you only now putting in proper contr...
Tags: Politics, UK, Science, London, UK News, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Boris Johnson, Coronavirus


UK Covid live: 1,280 deaths reported in last 24 hours as R value now between 1.2 and 1.3

A further 55,761 people have tested positive in the UK; experts say latest number shows need to remain vigilant; Wales unveils new measuresWales to introduce new risk assessments for shops and workplacesRegulator refuses to approve mass daily testing at English schoolsUK bans arrivals from South America over Brazilian variantHow to care for people with Covid at home Global coronavirus updates – live 4.30pm GMT A common feeling that Britons cannot afford to miss work “sums up why we have fail...
Tags: Politics, UK, Science, Wales, UK News, Infectious Diseases, South America, Luton, Coronavirus, COVID, Nishant Joshi


UK Covid live: R-value narrows to between 1.2 and 1.3; Wales tightens measures for shops and workplaces

Experts say latest number shows need to remain vigilant; Wales unveils new measuresWales to introduce new risk assessments for shops and workplacesRegulator refuses to approve mass daily testing at English schoolsUK bans arrivals from South America over Brazilian variantHow to care for people with Covid at home Global coronavirus updates – live 2.36pm GMT The Scottish Conservatives have thrown their Holyrood candidate for Glasgow Pollok out of the party over what the party called “unacceptab...
Tags: Japan, Politics, UK, Science, Wales, UK News, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Portugal, Brazil, South America, Craig Ross, Glasgow Pollok, Coronavirus


UK Covid live: Wales tightens measures for shops and workplaces; PM's plans for school testing in disarray

Wales unveils new measures; scientist says Brazilian variant of concern not the one found in UK; regulator says rapid tests not to be used in schoolsWales to introduce new risk assessments for shops and workplacesRegulator refuses to approve mass daily testing at English schoolsUK bans arrivals from South America over Brazilian variantHow to care for people with Covid at home Global coronavirus updates – live 1.13pm GMT The budget travel provider easyJet has begun cancelling holidays up unti...
Tags: Politics, UK, Science, Wales, UK News, Bbc, Infectious Diseases, John Swinney, South America, Easyjet, Coronavirus


UK Covid live: Brazilian variant detected in Britain; PM's plans for school testing in disarray

Latest updates: scientist says one of two Brazilian variants found in UK; regulator refuses permission for rapid tests to be used in schools Wales to introduce new risk assessments for shops and workplacesRegulator refuses to approve mass daily testing at English schoolsTesting times: how UK government fell short, again and againUK bans arrivals from South America over Brazilian variantGlobal coronavirus updates – live 12.19pm GMT Supermarkets, shops and workplaces in Wales are to be compell...
Tags: Japan, Politics, UK, Science, Wales, UK News, Britain, Infectious Diseases, Brazil, South America, Imperial College London, Wendy Barclay, Coronavirus, COVID, Influenza Virology


UK Covid live: PM's plans for school testing in disarray; Brazilian variant reportedly detected in Britain

Latest updates: regulator refuses permission for rapid tests to be used in schools; scientist says one of two Brazilian variants found in UKRegulator refuses to approve mass daily testing at English schoolsTesting times: how UK government fell short, again and again UK bans arrivals from South America over Brazilian variantGlobal coronavirus updates – live 11.30am GMT Dramatic language could be used in hard-hitting new anti-coronavirus adverts, warning that going for a coffee could kill. A n...
Tags: Politics, UK, Science, UK News, Britain, Infectious Diseases, South America, Wendy Barclay, Coronavirus


4 members of Congress have tested positive for COVID-19 in the wake of the Capitol insurrection

A unit of the DC National Guard outside the Capitol. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst Four Democratic members of Congress have tested positive for COVID-19 since the Capitol insurrection last Wednesday. Lawmakers were forced to shelter together in a secure location for hours. Several Republican representatives were caught on video refusing to wear masks. Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman of New Jersey was the first lawmaker to announce a positive test on Monday, followed by Reps. Pramila Jayapal of Washing...
Tags: Politics, New York, Texas, Science, Congress, Washington, Cbs News, Massachusetts, Trends, Pennsylvania, House, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Republican, Illinois, Msnbc


The UK is banning travel from most of South America over a new coronavirus variant found in Brazil

Passengers in face masks at London Heathrow Airport. Joseph Okpako/Getty The UK government is banning all arrivals from South America over a new coronavirus variant that originated in Brazil. The affected countries are Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, and Venezuela. The island country of Cape Verde is also on the list. The UK is also suspending travel from Portugal as it has strong travel links to Brazil...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, Science, London, Trends, Atlantic, Britain, NHS, News UK, Portugal, Brazil, Venezuela, South America, Boris Johnson, Sky News


The UK is poised to ban travel from most of South America over a new coronavirus variant found in Brazil

Passengers in face masks at London Heathrow Airport. Joseph Okpako/Getty The UK government is expected to impose a travel ban on all direct flights from Brazil and its neighboring countries over a concerning new coronavirus variant, The Times of London reported.  The new variant, which emerged in Brazil, is causing concerns over whether it may be resistant to vaccines.  The Brazilian government had already instituted its own travel ban on flights from the UK over Christmas, to prevent the ...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, Science, London, Trends, Spain, Colombia, NHS, News UK, Portugal, The Times, Brazil, South America, Boris Johnson, Sky News


The Capitol insurrection seems to have caused a superspreader event among lawmakers. Some Republicans refused to mask up.

Members of Congress evacuate the House chamber as protesters attempt to enter during a joint session of Congress on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. Drew Angerer/Getty Three members of Congress have tested positive for COVID-19 following the Capitol insurrection. When the mob invaded the building, lawmakers — some of them maskless — had to shelter together in a secure location for hours. Some representatives now consider that lockdown a superspreader event, an instance in which an inf...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Science, Supreme Court, Congress, Washington, Cbs News, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, Washington Dc, House, New Jersey, Cbs


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...
Tags: Politics, Science, Trends, Ap, New York Times, Michigan, Associated Press, Npr, Lyon, Reuters, Flint Michigan, Flint, Rick Snyder, Flint Water Crisis, Flint River, Snyder


Top scientists warn of 'ghastly future of mass extinction' and climate disruption

Sobering new report says world is failing to grasp the extent of threats posed by biodiversity loss and the climate crisisThe planet is facing a “ghastly future of mass extinction, declining health and climate-disruption upheavals” that threaten human survival because of ignorance and inaction, according to an international group of scientists, who warn people still haven’t grasped the urgency of the biodiversity and climate crises.The 17 experts, including Prof Paul Ehrlich from Stanford Univer...
Tags: Politics, Science, Climate Change, Environment, US, UK News, World news, Wildlife, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Trees and forests, Deforestation, Science policy, Stanford University, Paul Ehrlich, Mexico Australia


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


3 members of Congress have tested positive for COVID-19 after sheltering together during the Capitol insurrection

A unit of the DC National Guard provides a security presence at the US Capitol in Washington. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst Three Democratic members of Congress have tested positive for COVID-19 since the Capitol insurrection and riots on January 6.  Lawmakers were forced to shelter together in a secure location for hours. Several Republican representatives were caught on video refusing to wear masks.  Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman of New Jersey was the first lawmaker to announce a positive test on ...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Science, Congress, Cdc, Washington, Cbs News, Trends, Pennsylvania, House, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Republican, Illinois, Delaware, New York Magazine


Rep. Brad Schneider becomes 3rd member of Congress to test positive for COVID-19 after Capitol siege

Representative Brad Schneider (D-IL). Samuel Corum/Getty Images Rep. Brad Schneider has tested positive for COVID-19, he announced on Tuesday. "Today, I am now in strict isolation, worried that I have risked my wife's health and angry at the selfishness and arrogance of the anti-maskers who put their own contempt and disregard for decency ahead of the health and safety of their colleagues and our staff," Schneider said. The Illinois Democrat is the third member of Congress to contract the ...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, Congress, Washington, Trends, House, New Jersey, Illinois, Donald Trump, Trump, Mike Pence, Capitol, Schneider, Bonnie Watson Coleman, Brad Schneider


Here Are All the Trump Sycophants Who Got Banned From Social Media After the Capitol Riot

Last week, Donald Trump riled up a mob of his supporters to storm the U.S. Capitol while members of Congress were voting to certify the results of the 2020 elections—a de facto act of sedition that failed to bring about his fantasized coup and resulted in five deaths.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Twitter, Politics, Science, Technology, Pinterest, Congress, Youtube, Social Media, Snapchat, Airbnb, Cameo, Donald Trump, Gofundme


Two House Democrats Test Positive For Covid-19 After Coup Attempt at Capitol

Rep. Pramila Jayapal, a Democrat from Washington, has tested positive for covid-19 after being forced to shelter in a secure location at the U.S. Capitol during last week’s coup attempt by loyalists of President Donald Trump. Jayapal is the second member of Congress to announce she has covid-19 after every member of…Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Republicans, Congress, Cdc, Washington, Democrats, Coups, Treason, Donald Trump, Pandemics, Capitol, Pramila Jayapal, U S Capitol, Insurrection, President Trump


Twitter Probably Won’t Implode Because It Banned Our Awful President

Twitter finally banned its worst user last Friday, Donald Trump, after he directly incited a ragtag mob of his most rage-addled supporters into an ill-fated Pickett’s Charge on the Capitol last week.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Apps, Twitter, Politics, Science, Technology, Finance, Social Media, Donald Trump, Free Speech, Capitol, Pickett, Stonks


Which country has vaccinated the most people against COVID-19?

Which country has done the most coronavirus vaccine jabs? Which county has done the most coronavirus vaccine jabs? The race to vaccinate the world against the coronavirus has begun with more than 40 countries administering a jab. The vaccination data illustrates that rich and middle-income countries have secured almost all the available vaccine supply to date. A small number of countries have made a strong start. However, there is still a long way to go until the world is effectively prot...
Tags: Politics, Science, France, India, Africa, Israel, Trends, Data, United States, United Kingdom, News UK, United Arab Emirates, Pfizer, Vaccine, Oxford University, Bahrain


The Capitol Hill physician is warning lawmakers they may have been exposed to COVID-19 during the siege on the building

Pro-Trump supporters storm the US Capitol following a rally with President Donald Trump on January 6, 2021. Samuel Corum/Getty Images Lawmakers in the US House of Representatives may have been exposed to the novel coronavirus while they sheltered during Wednesday's insurrection at the US Capitol.  In a letter to lawmakers, Dr. Brian Monahan, the Capitol's attending physician, wrote that sheltering House members "may have been exposed to another occupant with coronavirus infection." Some Ho...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, Congress, California, Cdc, Senate, US, Trends, Cnn, Pennsylvania, House, House Of Representatives, Capitol Hill, Louisiana, Oklahoma


Which country has administered the most COVID-19 vaccines?

Getty/David Greedy Israel is leading the world in terms of its vaccination rate, with nearly 20 people in every hundred having received a dose. The global effort to vaccinate people against COVID-19 began in early December. Since then, more than 40 countries have started administering coronavirus jabs among their populations. The United Arab Emirates has achieved the second-highest vaccination rate at 8.98 per 100 people, while Bahrain comes third at 4.25. The United Kingdom, which becam...
Tags: Politics, Science, France, India, Africa, Israel, Trends, United States, United Kingdom, News UK, United Arab Emirates, Pfizer, Vaccine, Oxford University, Bahrain, Reuters


Jack Offs Trump

Rest in piss, @realDonaldTrump: Twitter has permanently suspended the president after he incited a riot at the Capitol this week.Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Politics, Science, Technology, Social Media, Donald Trump, Bans, Capitol, Bye, realDonaldTrump, Jack Offs Trump


Fears Covid vaccines would not work against South Africa variant led to travel curbs

Minister says extra check on travellers introduced as ‘we simply cannot take chances’Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageFears that Covid vaccines will not work against the new South African strain of the virus have prompted the introduction of testing for new arrivals into England and Scotland from abroad, the transport secretary, Grant Shapps, has said.Outlining the new testing regime for England and Scotland, he told Sky News: “This is an extra check and we’re doing th...
Tags: Health, Politics, England, Science, Scotland, Society, UK News, Medical Research, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Vaccines and immunisation, Sky News, Grant Shapps, Coronavirus


Scotland's leader says Trump isn't welcome to visit his Turnberry resort because golfing isn't essential travel

The president golfing at Trump Turnberry in Getty Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon on Tuesday put an end to rumors that President Donald Trump would visit his Turnberry golf resort during President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration.  Sturgeon said the country's national lockdown, which includes a prohibition on non-essential travel, applies to Trump.  A Scottish newspaper reported on Sunday that a US military plane sometimes used by Trump is scheduled to arrive at an airport near Tru...
Tags: Post, Politics, UK, England, Science, News, Scotland, White House, Nbc News, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, Nicola Sturgeon, Boris Johnson, Biden


England Covid lockdown likely to be in place until March, Gove warns

Minister says time needed for vaccine to take effect means restrictions cannot definitely be lifted in mid-FebruaryCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe third national lockdown imposed in England to try to deal with the huge increase in Covid-19 cases is likely to remain in place into March at least, with some measures lasting even longer, the government has indicated.The Cabinet Office minister, Michael Gove, said he hoped the gradual lifting of restrictions could begi...
Tags: Politics, England, Science, Infectious Diseases, Michael Gove, Boris Johnson, Keir Starmer, Gove, Cabinet Office, Coronavirus, COVID, England Covid


Covid lockdown in England likely in place until March, Gove warns

Minister says time needed for vaccine to take effect means restrictions cannot definitely be lifted in mid-FebruaryCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe third national lockdown imposed in England to try to deal with the huge increase in Covid-19 cases is likely to remain in place into March at least, with some measures lasting even longer, the government has indicated.The cabinet secretary, Michael Gove, said he hoped the gradual lifting of restrictions could begin in m...
Tags: Politics, England, Science, Infectious Diseases, Michael Gove, Boris Johnson, Keir Starmer, Gove, Coronavirus, COVID



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