Evacuation of Americans from Afghanistan ‘highest priority’, says Harris – live | US news

[ad_1] 3.59pm BST 15:59 Israeli officials told Walla News that the schedule of Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s meetings with Joe Biden today currently remain unchanged, even after the explosion at Kabul airport. However, that could change as the president receives more updates on the explosion and the number of casualties at the airport. Stay tuned. … Read more

Half of Americans say they’d avoid an HIV-positive doctor

Half of Americans say they’d avoid an HIV-positive doctor

[ad_1] Just days after Moderna announced it was starting Phase 1 trials of an HIV vaccine, a new report reveals that stigma and misinformation about the virus continue 40 years after the first articles were published about a mysterious cancer killing “active homosexuals.” The report, “The State of HIV Stigma 2021,” found that less than … Read more

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick blames Covid surge on ‘African Americans who have not been vaccinated’

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick blames Covid surge on 'African Americans who have not been vaccinated'

[ad_1] Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said unvaccinated African Americans — not lax coronavirus precautions in states like his — are responsible for the surge in Covid-19 cases in his state. “The Covid is spreading, particularly most of the numbers are with the unvaccinated, and the Democrats like to blame Republicans on that,” Patrick told … Read more

Covid vaccine booster shots for Americans show the rich getting richer, again

Covid vaccine booster shots for Americans show the rich getting richer, again

[ad_1] The federal government’s call Wednesday for Americans vaccinated with Pfizer or Moderna to get third Covid-19 shots has triggered a global backlash, as developing countries are rightly concerned that it will aggravate vaccine shortages. The World Health Organization equated the booster shots with handing out extra life jackets to those who already have them … Read more

Afghan Americans scramble to aid family trapped in the country

Afghan Americans scramble to aid family trapped in the country

[ad_1] As Afghan people struggle to find safety and resources amid U.S. withdrawal from the region and the Taliban capture of the capital, their families abroad are forced to simply wait and hope the limbo doesn’t last long. Through an anxiety-inducing few weeks, Afghan Americans say they are doing what they can from far — … Read more

Biden says flights from Kabul have resumed, promises to get all Americans home

Biden says flights from Kabul have resumed, promises to get all Americans home

[ad_1] WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Friday said “significant progress” had been made in getting Americans and allies out of Afghanistan as the White House grappled with the fallout from the chaotic mass evacuation. Biden said that after a “pause,” evacuation flights had resumed out of Kabul, the capital. Two U.S. officials told NBC … Read more