Coronavirus live news: WHO to ship Chinese vaccines despite concerns, US Covid hospitalisations hit eight-month high | World news

[ad_1] The World Health Organization’s pandemic programme plans to ship 100m doses of the Sinovac and Sinopharm Covid-19 shots by the end of next month, mostly to Africa and Asia, in its first delivery of Chinese vaccines, a WHO document shows. Reuters reports that the Chinese shipments will help the sputtering global Covax vaccine sharing … Read more

Brother and sister banned from high school for not wearing masks

Brother and sister banned from high school for not wearing masks

[ad_1] The father of two high school students in California says his children are being discriminated against because of their religious beliefs after they refused to wear masks on the first day of school and are now banned from campus. “They were sent home and told not to come back with or without a mask,” … Read more

Colorado volleyball coach says he lost high school job after refusing to ‘denounce being gay’

Colorado volleyball coach says he lost high school job after refusing to 'denounce being gay'

[ad_1] A Colorado high school forced a volleyball coach out of his post after learning his sexual orientation and telling him the only path forward was to “denounce being gay,” the man said Thursday. Officials with Valor Christian High School, in the Denver suburb of Highlands Ranch, acknowledged that they confronted coach Inoke Tonga over … Read more

Florida kite surfer killed after high winds slam him into a house

Florida kite surfer killed after high winds slam him into a house

[ad_1] FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — A kite surfer in Florida died Wednesday after a strong wind picked the man off the ground, carried him 400 feet and slammed him into the second floor of a house on Fort Lauderdale Beach, authorities said. Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue officials said the kite surfer hadn’t even gotten into … Read more

‘High threat’ of terror attack disrupts Kabul airport evacuations as Biden deadline looms

'High threat' of terror attack disrupts Kabul airport evacuations as Biden deadline looms

[ad_1] The United States and its allies warned people to avoid travelling to Kabul airport on Thursday as fears of a potential terror attack threatened evacuation efforts. The threat of an “imminent, lethal attack” was the latest setback for the massive airlift ahead of President Joe Biden’s fast-approaching deadline for all U.S. forces to withdraw … Read more

Afghanistan: US and allies warn of ‘high’ terror threat at Kabul airport | Afghanistan

[ad_1] The United States has warned crowds trying to access Kabul airport to leave the area, as Britain and Australia cited the “high threat” of a terrorist attack. All three countries asked that people no longer attempt to travel to the airport, a distressing call as people with practically no other means of escape from … Read more

Democrats want billions to pay for elder care. Republicans say the price tag is too high.

Democrats want billions to pay for elder care. Republicans say the price tag is too high.

[ad_1] JEANNETTE, Pa. — At 90 years old, Ray Newbaker broke her hip and has dementia. She upended both her adult children’s lives, moving in with her son, Jay, when she could no longer take care of herself. Her daughter, Paula, moved in, too, to help with the caregiving. The Newbakers aren’t alone. As the … Read more