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10 Things in Politics: Dems stall on voting rights

Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. Sign up here to receive this newsletter. Plus, download Insider's app for news on the go - click here for iOS and here for Android. Send tips to [email protected]'s what we're talking about:In voting-rights fight, progressive activists see a 'make-or-break moment' for changing the filibusterThe FDA is pushing forward on boosters for millions of AmericansFacebook's recent trademark filings hold clues to the company's new...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Florida, Vladimir Putin, Washington, Senate, China, Russia, Trends, Atlanta, Tesla, Joe Biden, Fbi, Democrats, Gop, New Hampshire


Coronavirus live: Covid-linked deaths in Russia at record highs again; most cases in Bulgaria since April

Russia reports 1,036 deaths and 36,339 cases over past 24 hours; protests over restrictions even as over 4,500 new cases recorded in BulgariaOnly 14% of promised Covid doses reach poorest countriesSingapore’s healthcare system may be unable to cope, officials warnEngland: minister denies there is ‘plan C’ to ban Christmas mixingUK Covid updates – liveSee all our coronavirus coverageIn the UK Labour’s shadow culture secretary Jo Stevens – she is MP for Cardiff Central – has been on Sky News, and...
Tags: UK, Russia, Singapore, India, World news, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Bulgaria, Sky News, Sajid Javid, UK Labour, Cardiff Central, Jo Stevens, Coronavirus, COVID


Pfizer says its booster shot has 95.6% efficacy against COVID-19 amid the Delta variant

A health worker administers a dose of the Pfizer vaccine in Jerusalem. Ahmad Gharabli/AFP/Getty Images Pfizer said its booster shot is 95.6% effective against preventing COVID-19 amid the Delta variant. The results were from its first large trial, of more than 10,000 people aged 16 and older. Half of the participants got the third booster dose, and half got a placebo. Pfizer said on Monday that its coronavirus booster shot has 95.6% efficacy at preventing COVID-19 amid the Delta variant.Th...
Tags: Science, Trends, News UK, Pfizer, Albert Bourla, Coronavirus, COVID, Coronavirus Vaccine, Sinead Baker, Pfizer Vaccine, Speed desk, Booster Shot, AFP Getty Images Pfizer, Jerusalem Ahmad Gharabli


Coronavirus live: UK not seeing ‘unsustainable pressure’ on health service; India administers billionth jab

UK minister defends refusal to introduce measures to deal with rising cases; India has administered 1bn doses of the Covid vaccine in the country of 1.4bnOnly 14% of promised Covid doses reach poorest countriesSingapore’s healthcare system may be unable to cope with surging infections, officials warnNew Zealand’s daily cases pass grim milestoneAustralia’s 7m unused AstraZeneca doses may go to wasteBritish Medical Association says ‘time is now’ for Covid plan BSee all our coronavirus coverageIn t...
Tags: UK, Singapore, India, World news, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Astrazeneca, Sky News, Sajid Javid, Zealand, UK Labour, Cardiff Central, Jo Stevens, Medical Association, Coronavirus, COVID


NHS in Wales under highest pressure ever, says chief executive

Dr Andrew Goodall says Covid, waiting lists and staff shortages have left NHS Wales under pressure.
Tags: News, Wales, NHS, COVID, Andrew Goodall


Coronavirus news live: India administers billionth vaccine dose; EU ‘unlikely’ to approve Sputnik V until 2022

India has administered 1bn doses of the Covid-19 vaccine in the country of 1.4bn; European Medicines Agency says delay in Russian data holding up processSingapore’s healthcare system may be unable to cope with surging infections, officials warnNew Zealand’s daily cases pass grim milestoneAustralia’s 7m unused AstraZeneca doses may go to wasteUS children aged 5-11 soon to get Covid jabs, White House saysBritish Medical Association says ‘time is now’ for Covid plan BSee all our coronavirus coverag...
Tags: White House, Russia, Singapore, India, Eu, World news, Infectious Diseases, Astrazeneca, Zealand, Reuters, European Medicines Agency, Medical Association, European Medicines Agency EMA, Emilio Parodi, Polina Nikolskaya, Coronavirus


More people are getting boosters than new Covid-19 vaccinations. And others could soon become eligible for an additional shot

People looking to boost their Covid-19 vaccinations have surpassed the number of people looking to begin them and the additional doses may soon be made available to a greater proportion of the US.
Tags: Cnn, COVID


Social media users pass the 4.5 billion mark

Social media users pass the 4.5 billion mark 21 Oct 2021 Active users have increased by more than 400 million over the past year. Our new Digital 2021 October Global Statshot Report – published in partnership with We Are Social and Hootsuite – is pac...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Asia, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, China, Southeast Asia, India, US, America, Seo, Eu, Snapchat, Netflix


Moscow orders unvaccinated over-60s to stay home for 4 months

Millions of Russians face strict new Covid-19 restrictions from this week after a slow vaccination drive, an overwhelmed health care system and widespread mistrust in government combined to plunge the country into its most deadly phase of the pandemic to date.
Tags: Europe, News, Moscow, COVID


Australia politics live news: WA offers $1m reward in Cleo Smith search; Labor pushes Coalition on federal Icac; Victoria Covid cases jump

Question time debate centres on climate and Christian Porter; Covid case numbers rise in NSW and Victoria, where 2,232 cases were recorded; Victoria hits 70% vaccination target and passes 90% first dose milestone ahead of the end of Melbourne’s lockdown; Nationals MPs poised to hand PM details of what they require to secure support for a 2050 net zero emissions target – follow all today’s newsChristian Porter still faces scrutiny over donations declaration despite government blocking Labor bid f...
Tags: Labor, Abc, Australia, Australia news, Coalition, New South Wales, Victorian politics, Victoria, Melbourne, Canberra, Scott Morrison, Penny Wong, Morrison, Porter, WA, Vic


NHS in Wales under highest pressure ever, says chief exec

Dr Andrew Goodall says Covid, waiting lists and staff shortages have left NHS Wales under pressure.
Tags: UK, News, Wales, NHS, COVID, Andrew Goodall


Newspaper headlines: Covid fight 'not over' as 'miracle pill' ordered

Thursday's front pages focus on the health secretary urging people to get Covid jabs to avoid new restrictions.
Tags: UK, News, COVID


Australia politics live: Labor pushes Coalition on federal Icac in question time; Victoria Covid cases jump as end of Melbourne lockdown looms

Question time debate centres on climate and Christian Porter; Covid case numbers rise in NSW and Victoria, where 2,232 cases were recorded; Victoria hits 70% vaccination target and passes 90% first dose milestone ahead of the end of Melbourne’s lockdown; Nationals MPs poised to hand PM details of what they require to secure support for a 2050 net zero emissions target – follow all today’s newsChristian Porter still faces scrutiny over donations declaration despite government blocking Labor bid f...
Tags: Labor, Abc, Australia, Australia news, Coalition, New South Wales, Victorian politics, Victoria, Melbourne, Canberra, Scott Morrison, Penny Wong, Morrison, Porter, Vic, ICAC


Rep. Katie Porter calls out Johnson & Johnson over trying to split company during baby powder lawsuits

Brendan McDermid/Reuters Rep. Katie Porter blasted Johnson & Johnson for trying to separate its company. She said that the company is trying to "shield its assets" during lawsuits. The lawsuits allege that the company knew their baby powder had asbestos in it for decades. Rep. Katie Porter called out Johnson & Johnson on Twitter for moving to separate the Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder portions from the company as it faces lawsuits from tens of thousands of women alleging the Baby Powder a...
Tags: Politics, Law, California, Trends, Lawsuits, Johnson, Abc News, Asbestos, Reuters, Johnson & Johnson, J J, Brendan Mcdermid, American Association for Justice, Baby Powder, Katie Porter, Johnson Johnson Baby Powder


MRI study suggests link between SARS-CoV-2 and brain lesions in COVID-19 patients with pneumonia

New research suggests pneumonia in COVID-19 patients is linked to viral-induced changes in the brain. MRI scans revealed 57.9% of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infected patients had recent brain lesions.
Tags: Health, COVID


Newspaper headlines: Covid fight 'not over' as 'miracle pill' ordered

Thursday's front pages focus on the health secretary urging people to get Covid jabs to avoid new restrictions.
Tags: UK, News, COVID


The Papers: Covid fight 'not over' as 'miracle pill' ordered

Thursday's front pages focus on the health secretary urging people to get Covid jabs to avoid new restrictions.
Tags: News, COVID


The amount of coastal water that can harbor harmful Vibrio bacteria has spiked 56%. One species is flesh-eating.

Dead menhaden fish float in the Navesink River in New Jersey on April 2, 2021. The state's Department of Environmental Protection said a species of Vibrio bacteria is likely responsible. Wayne Parry/AP Rising sea temperatures are leading the habitat for Vibrio bacteria - which lives in warm, brackish water - to expand. The portion of coastlines in which Vibrio bacteria can thrive has risen 56% since the 1980s. It's one of many ways climate change is worsening human health. The amo...
Tags: Science, News, Climate Change, Cdc, Scotland, Environment, US, Trends, Public Health, Canada, New Jersey, United Nations, Associated Press, Infectious Disease, Pacific Northwest, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention


I was thinking about retiring, and COVID-19 gave me a push [PODCAST]

“Last March, I was working in a small primary care practice on the west side of Denver. COVID-19 came to town. On Thursday, March 12, we were told the schools would be closing. On Friday, we were told that clinic staff had to wear masks — and the clinic had to start testing patients for Read more… I was thinking about retiring, and COVID-19 gave me a push [PODCAST] originally appeared in KevinMD.com.
Tags: Health, Podcast, Infectious Disease, Denver, Primary Care, COVID, COVID-19 Coronavirus


Ready for some sun? Hawaii governor welcomes tourists as COVID cases, hospitalizations drop

With the decline in Hawaii's COVID-19 case counts and hospitalizations, the islands are ready to welcome travelers once again, Gov. Ige said Tuesday.       [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Hawaii, Usa Today, Ige, COVID


The FDA just authorized booster shots of Moderna's and Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccines and is letting users mix and match shots

An employee of Japan's Suntory Holdings receives the Moderna coronavirus vaccine for Covid-19. KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP via Getty Images The FDA authorized booster shots of the Moderna and J&J vaccines on Wednesday. The agency also authorized people to get different vaccine brand as a booster shot. J&J recipients can get a booster after two months. Moderna recipients should wait six months. The Food and Drug Administration authorized on Wednesday booster shots for Moderna's and Johnson &...
Tags: Health, Japan, Science, News, US, Trends, Healthcare, Fda, Pfizer, Vaccine, Johnson, University of Pittsburgh, Johnson Johnson, Moore, Baylor College of Medicine, The Food and Drug Administration


NHS in Wales under highest pressure ever, says chief exec

Dr Andrew Goodall says Covid, waiting lists and staff shortages have left NHS Wales under pressure.
Tags: News, Wales, NHS, COVID, Andrew Goodall


United Airlines CEO warns that ticket prices will increase because jet fuel is getting more expensive

United Airlines planes are seen at Newark International Airport in New Jersey, United States on September 29, 2021. Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images United Airlines CEO said that customers can expect ticket prices to increase. United's jet fuel prices are up by about 6% compared to last year, according to their third quarter results. Airline travel has significantly increased since the start of the pandemic causing the price of jet fuel to increase with demand. United Airl...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Traveling, Air Travel, US, Trends, Tickets, United, Jet Fuel, Cnbc, United Airlines, Cost, Airfare, Price Increases, Kirby


Derry Girls: Will There Be A Season 3?

People who were teenagers in the '90s just love talking about how brilliant it was growing up in the decade of the Macarena, Game Boys, and Cool Britannia. Yet while the 1980s has enjoyed an extended love-in through TV and movies, nostalgia hounds hankering for quality '90s throwbacks have so far been short served. That's why "Derry Girls," with its affectionate nods to the fads of the decade and a canny soundtrack ranging from Ace of Base to Whigfield, was such a blast. Or lush, mint, wicked, c...
Tags: Television, Movies, Ireland, Northern Ireland, James, Joe, Erin, Clare, Whigfield, Derry Girls, Lisa McGee, Nicola Coughlan, COVID, Monica Jackson, Tara Lynne O Neill, Derry Girls Season


U.S. Administers 410.2 Million Doses of COVID-19 Vaccines - CDC

(Reuters) - The United States has administered 410,189,737 doses of COVID-19 vaccines in the country as of Wednesday morning and distributed...
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MPs should set example with masks in battle against Covid, says Javid

Health secretary rejects calls for ‘plan B’ measures despite predicting infections could hit 100,000 a dayCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePoliticians have a responsibility to set an example in the battle against Covid, including wearing masks in crowded spaces, Sajid Javid has suggested as he predicted new infections could hit a record 100,000 a day.With the government under mounting pressure to impose measures to control the virus, Javid warned “this pandemic is not ...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK News, Hospitals, NHS, Sajid Javid, Javid, Coronavirus, COVID


Coronavirus cases could hit 100,000 a day this winter, says Javid – video

Ministers will do 'what it takes' to ensure the NHS is not overwhelmed this winter, Sajid Javid has promised, as he said the number of new Covid infections across the UK could hit a record 100,000 a day. The health secretary said the government would not heed the NHS Confederation's call to implement 'plan B' measures such as mandatory mask wearing 'at this time', but that ministers would be 'staying vigilant, preparing for all eventualities'Javid vows to protect NHS as he says Covid infections ...
Tags: Health, UK, UK News, NHS, Sajid Javid, Javid, NHS Confederation, Coronavirus, COVID


Biden administration reveals COVID-19 vaccination plan for kids 5 to 11: 'We're going to be ready'

Officials revealed a comprehensive plan vaccinate about 28 million kids, estimating roughly 15 million doses will be available within the first week.       [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Biden, Usa Today, COVID


South Africa Starts Vaccinations for Those Aged 12 to 17

South Africa has started giving COVID-19 vaccinations to adolescents aged between 12 and 17 years, with a goal of inoculating at least 6 million people from this age group.
Tags: South Africa, COVID