Why More People Are Getting Two Different Coronavirus Vaccines
The most widely used coronavirus vaccines are designed as two-shot inoculations, and nearly everyone worldwide who has had both doses has received the same vaccine both times. But that is changing, as more countries are allowing — and even, in some cases, encouraging — mix-and-match inoculation, with people receiving a first shot of one vaccine and then a second shot of a different one. On Tuesday, Germany’s government revealed that Chancellor Angela Merkel, 66, had received two different shots,news.yahoo.com
Iran's president-elect rejects U.S., says he won't meet Biden
Iran's president-elect said Monday he wouldn't meet with President Biden nor negotiate over Tehran's ballistic missile program and its support of regional militias, sticking to a hard-line position following his landslide victory in last week's election.news.yahoo.com
CDC holds emergency meeting on Johnson & Johnson vaccine
The FDA and CDC are trying to determine whether the Johnson and Johnson vaccine is linked to a handful of blood clotting cases, one of them fatal. Tanya Rivero spoke with John Moore, a professor of microbiology and immunology at Weill Cornell Medical College, about the new concerns.cbsnews.com
Expert weighs in on Johnson & Johnson's one-dose COVID-19 vaccine
Expert weighs in on Johnson & Johnson's one-dose COVID-19 vaccine The third coronavirus vaccine to receive emergency-use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration is being rolled out across the U.S. Medical trials found the Johnson and Johnson vaccine is 85% effective against severe illness. John Moore, a professor of microbiology and immunology at Weill Cornell Medical College, joined CBSN to discuss.cbsnews.com
Expert on expanding COVID-19 vaccine access and reopening schools
Expert on expanding COVID-19 vaccine access and reopening schools The Biden administration is promising enough coronavirus vaccine doses will be available for all Americans by the end of July. CBSN's Tanya Rivero spoke with John Moore, professor of microbiology and immunology at Weill Cornell Medical College, about how realistic these expectations are and steps schools can take to reopen safely.cbsnews.com
U.S. sees record COVID-19 deaths in January and variants are spreading
U.S. sees record COVID-19 deaths in January and variants are spreading The United States suffered more deaths from the coronavirus in January than any other month during the pandemic, with over 95,000 lives lost. And health experts are concerned about the spread of several new, more transmissible virus variants. John Moore, a professor of microbiology and immunology at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York, joins CBSN to discuss the latest on the pandemic.cbsnews.com
New concerns raised over South African variant of COVID-19
New concerns raised over South African variant of COVID-19 The race to get people vaccinated is more critical than ever as new research shows the South African variant of COVID-19 has some resistance to antibodies. CBS News foreign correspondent Debora Patta reports from South Africa, and then John Moore, a professor of microbiology and immunology at Weill Cornell Medical College, joined CBSN's Tanya Rivero to explain what this means for the fight against the pandemic.cbsnews.com
New COVID-19 variant discovered in California as U.S. death toll nears 400,000
New COVID-19 variant discovered in California as U.S. death toll nears 400,000 Efforts to administer the coronavirus vaccine are ramping up in the U.S., but the nation is nearing the horrifying milestone of 400,000 deaths from COVID-19. Meanwhile, researchers have found a new variant of the disease in hard-hit California. John Moore, a professor of microbiology and immunology at Weill Cornell Medical College, joins CBSN to discuss.cbsnews.com
New coronavirus strain spreads in U.S. and UK
New coronavirus strain spreads in U.S. and UK As more Americans get sick with COVID-19, health officials are reporting that a man in New York has contracted a potentially more transmissible variant of the coronavirus first identified in the U.K. Dr. John Moore, professor of microbiology and immunology at Weill Cornell Medical College at Cornell University, joined CBSN to discuss the latest news surrounding the new variant and the lagging U.S. vaccine rollout.cbsnews.com
New coronavirus strain spreads in U.S. and U.K.
New coronavirus strain spreads in U.S. and U.K. As more Americans get sick with COVID-19, health officials are reporting that a man in New York has contracted a potentially more transmissible variant of the coronavirus first identified in the U.K. Dr. John Moore, professor of microbiology and immunology at Weill Cornell Medical College at Cornell University, joins CBSN to discuss the latest news surrounding the new variant and the lagging U.S. vaccine rollout.cbsnews.com
When will the $300 unemployment benefit start? Officials don’t know
More than 20 million Americans are eagerly anticipating a $300 boost to their weekly unemployment benefits. More from Personal Finance:Covid relief bill gives $400 a week to some unemployed workersHow an extra $300 will affect unemployment benefits in your stateSome might not receive a $600 stimulus check this time around. Some state labor officials are also warning of a gap in benefits for millions of workers in unemployment programs set to expire this weekend. Trump adds uncertaintyTiming of the $300 subsidy also hinges on how soon President Donald Trump signs a Covid relief bill into law. For example, the relief bill offers 11 extra weeks of benefits to self-employed and gig workers and people collecting state unemployment insurance.cnbc.com
Fears grow after a new strain of the coronavirus is detected in U.K.
Fears grow after a new strain of the coronavirus is detected in U.K. A new strain of the coronavirus spreading in the United Kingdom is creating new fears in Europe and prompting travel restrictions. John Moore, a professor of microbiology and immunology at Weill Cornell Medical College, explains to CBSN anchor Tanya Rivero how this new strain formed and whether it could be resistant to the vaccine.cbsnews.com
U.S. starting to see Thanksgiving COVID-19 surge, expert says
U.S. starting to see Thanksgiving COVID-19 surge, expert says Wednesday was the deadliest day for the U.S. since the coronavirus pandemic began. CBSN's Tanya Rivero spoke with John Moore, a professor of microbiology and immunology at Weill Cornell Medical College, about the state of the pandemic.cbsnews.com
TSA stopped a traveler after finding a toilet-paper 'gun' in his bag
John Moore/Getty Images(CNN) - TSA agents at New Jersey's Newark Liberty International Airport were prepared to give a traveler crap when they spotted a revolver in his carry-on bag. But upon closer inspection, what they thought was a gun was really a gun-shaped toilet paper holder. "Yes, this most unusual revolver was not designed to spin bullets," TSA joked in a press release on Thursday. "It was designed to spin toilet paper." The "realistic replica gun" triggered an alarm when the bag it was in went through an X-ray machine.
Flooding unearths Kansas bear skull at least 100s of years old
John Moore/Getty Images(CNN) - Two sisters kayaking on the Arkansas River this summer made a historic find a huge bear skull that is hundreds if not thousands of years old. The skull is believed to have been preserved in the sands of the river until it was displaced by major flooding this year. Ashley and Erin Watt were kayaking down the river in south-central Kansas in August when they saw the skull protruding from a sandbar, the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism said. When they pulled it out, they saw the skull had massive teeth, some the diameter of a human thumb. The sisters posted the find on Facebook, where it drew the attention of a wildlife department game warden.
Temps could drop 50 degrees in 24 hours in north-central US
Temperatures in Denver could plummet 50 degreesA drastic temperature drop Wednesday will make it feel like Denver has gone from fall to winter in 24 hours. Much of Colorado will transition from hazardous fire conditions to a freeze warning in only a matter of hours. This temperature plunge will start in the northern Rockies and dive southward to parts of northern Texas by Friday morning. The storm system intensifies and moves Wednesday night into the northern Plains, with winter storm warnings issued there and 1 to 2 feet of snow expected. In addition to falling limbs, these winds will also contribute to blowing snow conditions, diminishing visibility on roads.
Temperatures to plunge as snowstorm aims for Denver area
John Moore/Getty Images(CNN) - A strong snowstorm is expected to hit the Denver region this week, ushering in a drastic temperature drop as it delivers the area's first snow of the season. Temperatures will plummet Wednesday from a high around 80 degrees Fahrenheit into the 20s at night as the storm pushes in, the National Weather Service's Denver office said. The heaviest snow is expected on Thursday, with 2 to 5 inches in the lower elevations and upwards of 10 inches in the higher elevations west of the city. Residents should watch out for icy roadways, as well as falling limbs due to strong winds. The storm system also will bring snow to the North-Central Rockies and Northern Plains, where winter storm advisories have been issued.
Book: Trump raged against refugees from Somalia in private meeting
The episode, detailed in the new book titled "Border Wars," reveals the President's belief that people from Somalia posed a danger to the US. Months earlier, Trump targeted foreign nationals coming to the US from eight countries, including Somalia, in his "travel ban" executive order. CNN purchased a copy of "Border Wars," by The New York Times' Julie Hirschfeld Davis and Michael D. Shear, ahead of its official release. "Border Wars" dives into the back and forth between career officials and Miller, who's been an active proponent of lowering the number of refugees admitted to the US. Democrats and Republicans were at an impasse over immigration, especially the President's border wall.
The world will have more than 250 million obese kids by 2030
John Moore/Getty ImagesLONDON - More than 250 million school-aged children and adolescents will be classed as obese by 2030, putting huge pressure on healthcare systems, a new report on childhood obesity warns. There are currently 158 million obese children around the world, according to the World Obesity Federation's first Atlas of Childhood Obesity, which calculated a risk score for obesity in the coming decade for 191 countries. Dr. Lobstein said he had been surprised by the "extraordinary increase" in the number of obese children forecast by the report. As childhood obesity is closely associated with obesity in adulthood, it would place a huge burden on health systems given the link with chronic diseases like diabetes, he warned. In absolute terms, the US is expected to have 17 million obese children by 2030, the largest number after China and India.
Doctor who prescribed 500,000 opioid pills could get life
John Moore/Getty ImagesMARTINSVILLE, Va. - A Virginia doctor convicted in May of illegally prescribing more than half a million opioid tablets will be sentenced to federal prison Wednesday. Joel Smithers, who was convicted of 859 counts of illegally prescribing drugs, faces between 20 years and life in prison, the US Department of Justice said in a news release. Smithers prescribed more than 500,000 opioid tablets in 19 months before federal agents arrived at his Martinsville office in March 2017 with a search warrant, prosecutors said. A woman from West Virginia died after Smithers prescribed her oxycodone and oxymorphone, the Justice Department said. Every day, more than 130 people in the United States die from opioid overdoses, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
Officer fired after KKK memorabilia found in his Mich. home
Getty Images/John MooreMUSKEGON, Michigan (CNN) - A police officer has lost his job following an investigation into Confederate flags and Ku Klux Klan memorabilia on display in his home in Muskegon, Michigan. Officer Charles Anderson was fired after a disciplinary hearing on Thursday afternoon, Muskegon City Manager Fred Peterson told CNN. Robert Mathis wrote about the experience on Facebook, which brought the matter to the city's attention. Anderson's wife, Racheal, told WOOD last month that he was not a member of the Ku Klux Klan. CNN has sought comment from Anderson, the Muskegon Police Officers Labor Council, and the Muskegon Police Department.
Taiwan warns citizens not to travel to Hong Kong, China
John Moore/Getty ImagesTAIPEI, Taiwan - Taiwan's ruling party has warned citizens against traveling to Hong Kong or mainland China, saying the situation is "severe," after a Taiwanese businessman was detained following a visit to the protest-wracked city. Lee Meng-chu, 43, disappeared after he crossed over the border from Hong Kong to the mainland Chinese city of Shenzhen on August 19. Chen said Lee had attended a protest in Hong Kong before crossing the border. "The situation inside Hong Kong and China is severe and travel should be reduced. Cross-strait tensions have only worsened since the Hong Kong protests began in June, sparked by a now-withdrawn extradition bill between Hong Kong and mainland China.
Island nations mull geoengineering to slow climate change
Climate change is not affecting the world equally or at the same pace. Geoengineering has long been seen as something out of science fiction, or a dangerous distraction from more practical solutions to climate change. "(For these countries) there might be a risk of harm from doing this stuff, but you've got to balance this against the certain risks of unabated climate change," said Jeff McGee, a senior lecturer in climate change law at the University of Tasmania. "If you want to quickly reduce global temperatures, then the only known method currently is solar geoengineering," said Parker, the SRMGI expert. The country is both a major polluter and at major potential risk from climate change, and its leaders have invested heavily in geoengineering research alongside renewable energy and slowly moving away from China's dependency on coal.
New numbers: Georgia opioid prescriptions, deaths falling
John Moore/Getty ImagesATLANTA - Prescriptions for opioids, as well as possible indicators of abuse, continue to fall in Georgia. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports new figures released by the state Public Health Department show prescriptions for opioids fell 13% from 2016 to 2018. Preliminary numbers show opioid-related overdose deaths of Georgia residents dropped by 12% between 2017 and 2018, falling from 996 to 873. Laura Edison, an epidemiologist at the state's Public Health Department says reducing prescription helps cut addiction and illicit resales. Edison, the medical epidemiologist, said public health officials are pushing "to ensure that patients who legitimately need opioids still have access to them."
Woman sentenced to 23 years in meat cleaver killing
John Moore/Getty Images(CNN) - A New York City woman has been sentenced to 23 years in prison for killing her aunt with a meat cleaver. Elizabeth Sanchez, 32, pleaded guilty in June to first-degree manslaughter, according to the Queens County District Attorney's Office. She was sentenced on Tuesday to 23 years in prison. Prosecutors said Sanchez killed her aunt, 50-year-old Maria Palaguachi, in March 2017, by attacking her with a meat cleaver in the home they shared in Queens. The documents state that, after the killing, Sanchez hid the bloody cleaver in her attic.
Couple in apparent murder-suicide struggled to afford health care
John Moore/Getty ImagesWHATCOM COUNTY, Washington (CNN) - After an elderly couple in Washington state was found dead in an apparent murder-suicide, investigators said they found notes suggesting the pair was struggling to pay medical bills. Brian Jones called 911 on Wednesday morning and told the dispatcher he was going to shoot himself, according to the Whatcom County Sheriff's Office. Deputies arrived about 15 minutes later and a crisis negotiator tried to contact Jones for about an hour, the sheriff's office said, before deputies sent in a robot-mounted camera. Several notes left behind cited Whitney-Jones' "severe ongoing medical problems" and expressed concerns that the couple "did not have sufficient resources to pay for medical care," investigators said. One note also contained information about the couple's next of kin, the sheriff's office said.