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Disneyland reopening marks California’s Covid-19 turnaround

May 1st, 2021
Disneyland reopening marks California’s Covid-19 turnaround

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Disneyland swung open its gates to cheering visitors donning sequined Minnie Mouse ears and snapping selfies Friday, marking a dramatic turnaround in a state so overwhelmed with coronavirus cases just four months ago that patients were being treated in outdoor tents.California’s world-famous theme park, which reopened after an unprecedented 13-month closure, is admitting only state residents and operating under a limited capacity for now.Once inside, guests decked in Disney gear waved excitedly at employees tidying up the park’s hallmark Main Street, which was lined with... Read More

Covid-19: How India’s crisis is inflaming global vaccine inequality

April 30th, 2021
Covid-19: How India’s crisis is inflaming global vaccine inequality

Around a third of the global population in the world’s poorest countries have been pinning their hopes on India to deliver their Covid-19 vaccines. Then the virus overwhelmed India itself.The outbreak has caused widespread misery for the country’s population of 1.3 billion. Hospitals are overwhelmed, oxygen is scarce and the death toll of 200,000 is thought to be a huge undercount.But it’s also reverberated far beyond India’s borders.This vaccine-producing powerhouse is now prioritizing domestic supply over exports, and no longer sending millions of scheduled doses to low... Read More

Brazil Senate opens coronavirus pandemic inquiry, puts focus on Bolsonaro

April 28th, 2021
Brazil Senate opens coronavirus pandemic inquiry, puts focus on Bolsonaro

A Senate inquiry into the Brazilian government’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic kicked off on Tuesday, with lawmakers launching what may be a major headache for President Jair Bolsonaro ahead of next year’s election.Nearly 400,000 people have died from COVID-19 in Brazil, the second-highest death toll in the world after the United States. Bolsonaro, a far-right former army captain, has drawn harsh criticism due to his long-running efforts to minimize the dangers of the virus, shun masks and push unproven remedies.The inquiry will be overseen by Senator Renan Calheiros, a veteran... Read More

Academy Awards venue change forces crew to deal with higher-crime area in Los Angeles

April 25th, 2021
Academy Awards venue change forces crew to deal with higher-crime area in Los Angeles

The 93rd Academy Awards’ change of venue due to the coronavirus puts Hollywood’s biggest stars in more danger of the city’s criminal element than usual. Fox News confirmed that a man was arrested in the Union Station area where crew members were setting up to welcome the biggest movie stars of the year later on Sunday. A spokesperson for the Los Angeles Police Department said a male adult was taken into custody for private person battery after he pushed a security guard who attempted to stop him from allegedly breaking into a secured area. The suspect was taken into custody by police... Read More

Florida family allegedly sold thousands of bottles of bleach marketed as Covid cure

April 25th, 2021
Florida family allegedly sold thousands of bottles of bleach marketed as Covid cure

A Florida father and his three sons were accused in federal court of selling tens of thousands of bottles of bleach that were marketed as a “miracle cure” for coronavirus and other illnesses, authorities said Friday.Mark Grenon and his sons Jonathan, Jordan and Joseph Grenon were accused of fraud and violating civil court orders instructing them to stop selling the fake cure, which they promoted as “Miracle Mineral Solution,” or MMS, according to documents filed in Florida’s southern district.Florida investigators carry evidence away from a home involved in illegally selling a bleach... Read More

India’s daily Covid cases climb to new world record as hospitals overwhelmed

April 24th, 2021
India’s daily Covid cases climb to new world record as hospitals overwhelmed

NEW DELHI — India’s coronavirus infections set a new world record for the third consecutive day rising by 346,786 overnight, the health ministry said on Saturday, as overwhelmed hospitals in the densely-populated country begged for oxygen supplies.India is in the grip of a rampaging second wave of the pandemic, hitting a rate of one Covid-19 death just under every four minutes in Delhi, as the capital’s underfunded health system buckles.The government has deployed military planes and trains to get oxygen from the far corners of the country to Delhi. Television images showed an oxygen... Read More

California goes from worst to first in virus infections

April 22nd, 2021
California goes from worst to first in virus infections

California has gone from worst to first in the rate of coronavirus infectionsBy BRIAN MELLEY Associated PressApril 23, 2021, 12:55 AM• 5 min readLOS ANGELES — Just a few months ago, California was the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S. Hospitals in Los Angeles were drowning in patients, and ambulances were idling outside with people struggling to breathe, waiting for beds to open.The death count was staggering — so many that morgues filled and refrigerated trucks were brought in to handle the overflow.Now as cases spike in other parts of the country, California has gone... Read More

Low on beds and oxygen, India sets global record for new Covid cases

April 22nd, 2021
Low on beds and oxygen, India sets global record for new Covid cases

NEW DELHI — India reported a global record of more than 314,000 new infections Thursday as a grim coronavirus surge hits the world’s second-most populous country, sending more and more sick people into a fragile health care system critically short of hospital beds and oxygen.The 314,835 infections added in the past 24 hours raise India’s total past 15.9 million cases since the pandemic began. It’s the second-highest total in the world next to the United States. India has nearly 1.4 billion people.A large number of hospitals are reporting acute shortages of beds and medicine... Read More

India running out of oxygen, hospital beds amid unrelenting COVID-19 surge

April 20th, 2021
India running out of oxygen, hospital beds amid unrelenting COVID-19 surge

CLOSE Despite the vaccine rollout, Biden sends warning that coronavirus is still dangerous. USA TODAYNEW DELHI – Seema Gandotra, sick with the coronavirus, gasped for breath in an ambulance for 10 hours, as it tried unsuccessfully at six hospitals in India’s sprawling capital to find an open bed. By the time she was admitted, it was too late, and the 51-year-old died hours later.Rajiv Tiwari, whose oxygen levels began falling after he tested positive for the virus, has the opposite problem: He identified an open bed, but the 30-something resident of Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh can’t get to... Read More

For programs that aim to break the cycle of poverty, the pandemic was the ultimate test

April 18th, 2021
For programs that aim to break the cycle of poverty, the pandemic was the ultimate test

The goal is to help the family get on a strong footing so there’s less chance they will backslide once they leave. “We’re teaching moms to be independent,” said Maureen Kornowa, executive director of Home of Hope. “We’re going to teach you how to navigate life.” (Home of Hope and Jeremiah Program serve only mothers and children; some other two-generation programs work with fathers as well.)With the help of her case manager, Pritchett is working on saving her money and budgeting so she will have a down payment on a house or a security deposit and rent for an apartment when she moves... Read More