Sunday - June 13, 2021
WordPress Site - Powered By OnDigitalPublishing

Articles Written By NBCNews

 

‘Mission: Impossible 7’ set shut down due to positive Covid-19 tests

June 3rd, 2021
‘Mission: Impossible 7’ set shut down due to positive Covid-19 tests

LOS ANGELES, June 3 – Filming in Britain on the latest “Mission: Impossible” movie has been shut down for two weeks after some people working on the movie tested positive for the coronavirus, Paramount Pictures said on Thursday.The movie studio did not say who or how many people had tested positive but Britain’s Sun newspaper said star Tom Cruise was not among them.”We have temporarily halted production on Mission: Impossible 7 until June 14th, due to positive coronavirus test results during routine testing. We are following all safety protocols and will continue to... Read More

Oklahoma agencies barred from vaccination, mask mandates

May 29th, 2021
Oklahoma agencies barred from vaccination, mask mandates

OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma state agencies will be barred from requiring a mask or coronavirus vaccination as a condition of being allowed to enter a state building or office under an executive order signed by Gov. Kevin Stitt.“It is time to return to normal,” Stitt said in a statement after signing the order Friday. “Every Oklahoman must have access to all government services whether or not they choose to be vaccinated or wear a mask.”The order, does not apply in medical settings with patients, was announced after Stitt signed into law a bill prohibiting schools and colleges from adopting... Read More

‘Conspiracy’: China hits back after Biden calls for an investigation into Covid origins

May 27th, 2021
‘Conspiracy’: China hits back after Biden calls for an investigation into Covid origins

China on Thursday hit back at President Joe Biden’s call to redouble efforts to determine the origins of the coronavirus, and dismissed a theory that it may have leaked from a laboratory in its city of Wuhan as a “conspiracy.”Chinese officials accused the U.S. of politicizing the pandemic and said that international experts had “repeatedly praised China’s open and transparent attitude” to Covid-19’s origins.”Some people in the United States completely ignore facts and science,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian told reporters Thursday.”The... Read More

Ex-Johnson aide makes scathing attack on U.K. government Covid response

May 26th, 2021
Ex-Johnson aide makes scathing attack on U.K. government Covid response

LONDON — A former chief adviser to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson lambasted the government’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic Wednesday, arguing the response was inadequate.Dominic Cummings, caricatured by British tabloids as a Svengali-like adviser to Johnson, was the leading strategist behind the 2016 Brexit campaign and Johnson’s landslide election win in 2019. He was quizzed Wednesday by British lawmakers on the lessons learned from the pandemic.In a blistering attack on the government he once served, Cummings said the United Kingdom’s government had “failed”... Read More

Ecuador’s new president Guillermo Lasso, a conservative, vows to tackle economic crisis

May 24th, 2021
Ecuador’s new president Guillermo Lasso, a conservative, vows to tackle economic crisis

Conservative Ecuadorean president Guillermo Lasso took office on Monday promising to revive an economy battered by the coronavirus pandemic and create jobs for a population weary from years of painful austerity measures.The 65-year-old former banker in April beat out socialist economist Andres Arauz, who had promised to restore the generous social spending programs of former President Rafael Correa who was in power for a decade until 2017.”Ecuador must also mean a promise of balance in common life, balance between the causes of its people, balance between economic growth and social justice,”... Read More

Climbing guide says coronavirus outbreak on Mount Everest has infected at least 100

May 22nd, 2021
Climbing guide says coronavirus outbreak on Mount Everest has infected at least 100

KATHMANDU, Nepal — An expert climbing guide says a coronavirus outbreak on Mount Everest has infected at least 100 climbers and support staff.That’s the first comprehensive estimate amid official Nepalese denials of a Covid-19 cluster on the world’s highest peak. Lukas Furtenbach of Austria says his estimate is based on confirmations from rescue pilots, insurance providers, doctors and expedition leaders, among others.He spoke with The Associated Press in Kathmandu on Saturday, a week after halting his Everest expedition due to virus fears. He says one of his foreign guides and six Nepali... Read More

Former staffer sues over Colorado congressman’s ‘reckless and dangerous approach’ to Covid

May 13th, 2021
Former staffer sues over Colorado congressman’s ‘reckless and dangerous approach’ to Covid

A former staffer for U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn is suing the Colorado Republican for allegedly firing him for complaining about his “reckless and dangerous approach to Covid-19” in his congressional offices.The congressman’s lackadaisical response wound up getting Pope, Lamborn and numerous other employees infected with the virus, the lawsuit says.The suit, which was filed in federal court in Washington, D.C., and was first reported by NBC Washington, says Lamborn and his chief of staff “often mocked safety protocols such as measures to distance employees from each other and... Read More

Get vaccinated in Ohio and get a shot at $1 million, Gov. Mike DeWine announces

May 12th, 2021
Get vaccinated in Ohio and get a shot at $1 million, Gov. Mike DeWine announces

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine on Wednesday announced a novel incentive program for people in his state to get vaccinated — a $1 million lottery.DeWine, a Republican, said only people who’ve gotten the vaccine will be eligible to win the prize, which will be paid for by federal coronavirus funds.”Two weeks from tonight on May 26th, we will announce a winner of a separate drawing for adults who have received at least their first dose of the vaccine. This announcement will occur each Wednesday for five weeks, and the winner each Wednesday will receive one million dollars,”DeWine said in... Read More

‘Taking away our family’: Latin America Covid deaths near one million

May 11th, 2021
‘Taking away our family’: Latin America Covid deaths near one million

Hellen Ñañez has suffered enough tragedy for a lifetime. The Peruvian 28-year-old mother has mourned the death of 13 close relatives since the pandemic struck last year: uncles, cousins, a grandfather. Now her dad is fighting for his life.On a recent day in a dusty cemetery in the Pacific port town of Pisco, Ñañez visited the graves of relatives lost to COVID-19.”The truth is, I don’t have any more tears,” said Ñañez, who dropped out of studying psychology to work and help pay her father’s medical bills. “This is taking away our family. It’s taking away... Read More

Mexico’s Covid death toll is three times higher than reported, new study finds

May 7th, 2021
Mexico’s Covid death toll is three times higher than reported, new study finds

The coronavirus has killed over 600,000 people in Mexico, according to health researchers who found that the Latin American nation’s Covid-19 death toll is almost three times higher than the official total.The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington School of Medicine published an analysis Thursday estimating that 617,127 people have died from Covid-19 in Mexico based on adjusted excess death rates.The number is 183 percent higher than Mexico’s official death toll, which rose to 218,007 on Wednesday.“As terrible as the Covid-19 pandemic appears, this... Read More