India  

GOP governors tout Covid-19 treatment over prevention measures

Video Credit: Bleacher Report AOL - Duration: 03:07s - Published
GOP governors tout Covid-19 treatment over prevention measures

GOP governors tout Covid-19 treatment over prevention measures

As Covid-19 cases surge in Florida and Texas, the Republican governors of those states are touting an antibody treatment called Regeneron rather than implementing prevention measures.

CNN’s Elizabeth Cohen reports.


You Might Like


💡 newsR Knowledge: Other News Mentions

Republican Party (United States) Republican Party (United States) Major contemporary political party in the United States

Donald Trump Says He Received a COVID-19 Booster Shot [Video]

Donald Trump Says He Received a COVID-19 Booster Shot

Donald Trump Says He Received , a COVID-19 Booster Shot. The former president shared his vaccination status while speaking with Bill O'Reilly during a "History Tour" event. 'The New York Times' reports that only about 60% of Republicans are vaccinated against COVID-19 compared to about 90% of Democrats. Many in the crowd booed upon hearing that Trump had received a booster, . but he discouraged the critics while praising his administration's role in getting the vaccines to the public. but he discouraged the critics while praising his administration's role in getting the vaccines to the public. I think this would have been the Spanish Flu of 1917 ... This was going to ravage the country, far beyond what it is right now. Take credit for it, Donald Trump, via Politico. While still in opposition to vaccine mandates, Trump advised the crowd against "playing right into their hands" by doubting vaccine efficacy and safety. . What we've done is historic. Don't let them take it away, Donald Trump, via Politico. Currently, all adults age 18 and older are encouraged by the CDC to receive a booster shot

Credit: Wibbitz Top Stories    Duration: 01:30Published
This Day in History: Slavery Is Abolished in America (Saturday, December 18th) [Video]

This Day in History: Slavery Is Abolished in America (Saturday, December 18th)

This Day in History:, Slavery Is Abolished in America. December 18, 1865. The 13th Amendment was formally adopted into the U.S. Constitution. It ensures that “neither slavery nor involuntary servitude … shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.”. It had been approved in the Republican-led Senate in April of 1864. But the amendment had been bogged down in the Democratic-led House of Representatives for almost a year. On December 2, 1865, Alabama became the 27th state to ratify the 13th Amendment. The vote provided the requisite three-fourths majority of states’ approval needed to ratify the 13th amendment

Credit: Wibbitz Top Stories    Duration: 00:48Published
US Senate Votes To Block Biden’s Vaccine Mandate [Video]

US Senate Votes To Block Biden’s Vaccine Mandate

US Senate Votes To , Block Biden’s Vaccine Mandate. The Biden administration's proposed mandate seeks to make certain private employers require their workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or be subjected to regular testing. The Biden administration's proposed mandate seeks to make certain private employers require their workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or be subjected to regular testing. Those who don't comply risk losing their jobs. On Dec. 8, the Senate voted 52-48 to overturn that mandate. All of the Senate Republicans were in favor, joined by two Democrats, Joe Manchin and Jon Tester. All of the Senate Republicans were in favor, joined by two Democrats, Joe Manchin and Jon Tester. All of the Senate Republicans were in favor, joined by two Democrats, Joe Manchin and Jon Tester. Getting vaccinated should be a decision between an individual and his or her doctor. It shouldn't be up to any politician, especially in a mandate coming down from that highest authority, the president, Sen. Mike Braun, R-Ind., via statement. Still, it is unlikely that the House would get on board with such a measure, . and the Biden administration has said that the president would veto the bill if it made its way to him. Several lawsuits have already been filed regarding the mandate. Last month, the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans said the mandate raises "serious constitutional concerns" and ordered the Biden administration to stop its implementation. On Dec. 7, a Georgia district court judge halted the requirement that federal contractors must be inoculated by Jan. 4. Last month, a federal judge blocked the mandate for health care workers in 10 states. NPR reports that White House press secretary Jen Psaki said the mandate will be "vigorously defend[ed]" against legal challenges.

Credit: Wibbitz Top Stories    Duration: 01:30Published
Counties Who Voted Trump Have Higher Chance of Dying From COVID-19, New Study Suggests [Video]

Counties Who Voted Trump Have Higher Chance of Dying From COVID-19, New Study Suggests

New Study Suggests , Citizens of Counties Who Voted for Trump, Have Higher Chances of Dying From COVID-19. The Guardian reports those residing in counties won by Donald Trump in the 2020 election are almost three times more likely to die from COVID-19. A study conducted by National Public Radio (NPR) analyzed data from deaths that occured in over 3,000 counties in the US since May 2021. Experts say these deaths are directly correlated with the low vaccination rates of Trump-led counties. White Republicans appear to be most hesitant to receive a coronavirus vaccine. Data from the Kaiser Family Fund shows 59% of Republicans have been vaccinated compared to 91% of Democrats. Republicans have also been found more susceptible to COVID-19 misinformation. According to the Kaiser Family Fund, 94% of Republicans believe one or more false statements about coronavirus and the vaccines. We’ve seen lower levels of personal worry among Republicans who remain unvaccinated. , Liz Hamel, VP public opinion and survey research Kaiser Family Fund, via NPR. That’s a real contrast with what we saw in communities of color, where there was a high level of worry about getting sick. , Liz Hamel, VP public opinion and survey research Kaiser Family Fund, via NPR. As the pandemic presses onward, COVID-19 has claimed the lives of more than 788,000 Americans

Credit: Wibbitz Top Stories    Duration: 01:30Published
Devin Nunes Ducks Out [Video]

Devin Nunes Ducks Out

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) is quitting Congress to run ex-President Donald Trump’s tech startup.

Credit: HuffPost NOW News    Duration: 01:38Published

COVID-19 COVID-19 Contagious disease caused by SARS-CoV-2

Javid insists NHS staff are first in line for Covid tests [Video]

Javid insists NHS staff are first in line for Covid tests

Health secretary Sajid Javid insists NHS staff are being prioritised for Covid testing, despite the British Medical Association and Royal College of Nursing raising concerns over the availability of tests for frontline workers. Report by Chinnianl. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Credit: ODN    Duration: 00:55Published
Dutch tourists flock to Belgium to escape New Year COVID lockdown at home [Video]

Dutch tourists flock to Belgium to escape New Year COVID lockdown at home

Thousands of Dutch visitors have been out and about in Antwerp shopping as well as eating and drinking in bars and cafés that are shut down in the Netherlands.

Credit: euronews (in English)    Duration: 01:13Published
'Welcome 2022!': Sydney sees in New Year with dazzling fireworks display [Video]

'Welcome 2022!': Sydney sees in New Year with dazzling fireworks display

The Australian city shrugged off a COVID surge with a spectacular Harbour Bridge display, while in New Zealand Auckland's celebration was a far more low-key affair.

Credit: euronews (in English)    Duration: 01:02Published
Covid-19 in France: 'Health' measures are more 'political or economical' in nature [Video]

Covid-19 in France: 'Health' measures are more 'political or economical' in nature

Credit: FRANCE 24 English    Duration: 03:38Published
Snow, ice close COVID test sites in Seattle-area [Video]

Snow, ice close COVID test sites in Seattle-area

Amid a COVID-19 surge, health officials closed coronavirus testing sites or reduced hours in the Seattle-area because of days of snow and freezing temperatures.

Credit: euronews (in English)    Duration: 01:00Published

Texas Texas State of the United States

This Day in History: The Southern US Border Is Established [Video]

This Day in History: The Southern US Border Is Established

This Day in History: , The Southern US Border Is Established. December 30, 1853. The treaty, known as the Gadsden Purchase, was signed in Mexico City. Named after the U.S. Minister to Mexico, James Gadsden, the treaty settled the dispute over the location of the Mexican border west of El Paso, Texas. For the price of $15 million — later reduced to $10 million — it established the final boundaries of the southern United States. 30,000 square miles of what is now New Mexico and Arizona was included in the purchase. The land was deemed to be a highly strategic location for the construction of the southern transcontinental railroad. Eight years later, in 1861, the Southern Pacific branch of the Central Pacific Railroad was established

Credit: Wibbitz Top Stories    Duration: 00:48Published
US reports first Omicron death, an unvaccinated man from Texas: US media report | Oneindia News [Video]

US reports first Omicron death, an unvaccinated man from Texas: US media report | Oneindia News

On Monday, the US reported its first death related to the Omicron Covid-19 variant. The Harris County health department said that the man who was from Texas was unvaccinated. #OmicronCases #OmicronDeath #US

Credit: Oneindia    Duration: 01:11Published
US Schools Increase Security After Anonymous Threats Go Viral on TikTok [Video]

US Schools Increase Security After Anonymous Threats Go Viral on TikTok

US Schools Increase Security, After Anonymous Threats , Go Viral on TikTok. On December 17, school districts across the United States took action in response to vague, anonymous shooting and bomb threats made on TikTok. . On December 17, school districts across the United States took action in response to vague, anonymous shooting and bomb threats made on TikTok. . 'USA Today' reports that officials say the threats are not considered credible. . Schools in Arizona, Connecticut, Illinois, Montana, New York and Pennsylvania have reportedly increased security and their police presence. . Schools in California, Minnesota, Missouri and Texas have closed for the day. . In a message to parents, school administrators in Oak Park and River Forest, Illinois, said, , “We are writing to inform you and not alarm you.". We have been made aware of a nationwide viral TikTok trend about ‘school shooting and bomb threats for every school in the USA even elementary’ on Friday, December 17, Oak Part and River Forest school administrators, via 'USA Today'. In a statement on Twitter, TikTok said that it had found no evidence of the threats on the platform. . We handle even rumored threats with utmost seriousness, which is why we’re working with law enforcement to look into warnings about potential violence at schools even though we have not found evidence of such threats originating or spreading via TikTok, TikTok statement, via 'USA Today'. We handle even rumored threats with utmost seriousness, which is why we’re working with law enforcement to look into warnings about potential violence at schools even though we have not found evidence of such threats originating or spreading via TikTok, TikTok statement, via 'USA Today'. The anonymous threats come shortly after a deadly school shooting in Michigan, as well as various copycat threats. . 'USA Today' reports that platforms like TikTok are usually exempt from liability for the material users post on their networks.

Credit: Wibbitz Top Stories    Duration: 01:30Published
Travis Scott Says He Didn’t Know About Astroworld Injuries During Concert [Video]

Travis Scott Says He Didn’t Know About Astroworld Injuries During Concert

Travis Scott Says He Didn’t Know About , Astroworld Injuries During Concert. Travis Scott Says He Didn’t Know About , Astroworld Injuries During Concert. Scott was recently interviewed by Charlamagne tha God regarding the tragedy in which 10 people died at his Astroworld Festival in Houston, Texas, in November. Scott was recently interviewed by Charlamagne tha God regarding the tragedy in which 10 people died at his Astroworld Festival in Houston, Texas, in November. Scott was recently interviewed by Charlamagne tha God regarding the tragedy in which 10 people died at his Astroworld Festival in Houston, Texas, in November. The nearly hour-long interview was posted to YouTube on Dec. 9. Scott said that he wasn't initially aware of the extent of the injuries that had occurred because his visibility from the stage was limited. Scott said that he wasn't initially aware of the extent of the injuries that had occurred because his visibility from the stage was limited. "People pass out, things happen at concerts, but something like that," he said in disbelief . Scott also said he did help anyone he saw in distress. Anytime I could see anything like that, I did. I stopped it a couple times to just make sure everybody was OK, Travis Scott, via interview with Charlamagne tha God. According to Scott, he "didn't know the exact details until minutes before the press conference" that was held afterward. This night was just like a regular show, it felt like to me, as far as the energy. People didn't show up there just to be harmful. People just showed up to have a good time and something unfortunate happened and we just need to figure out what that was, Travis Scott, via interview with Charlamagne tha God. This night was just like a regular show, it felt like to me, as far as the energy. People didn't show up there just to be harmful. People just showed up to have a good time and something unfortunate happened and we just need to figure out what that was, Travis Scott, via interview with Charlamagne tha God. CNN reports over 140 lawsuits have since been filed on behalf of Astroworld concertgoers.

Credit: Wibbitz Top Stories    Duration: 01:30Published
Oil Industry Execs Claim Rapid Transition to Clean Energy Has Dire Consequences [Video]

Oil Industry Execs Claim Rapid Transition to Clean Energy Has Dire Consequences

Oil Industry Execs Claim , Rapid Transition to Clean Energy , Has Dire Consequences. 'The Guardian' reports that oil industry leaders have blamed the rapid transition to clean energy for recent market volatility. . At an industry gathering in Houston, the world's largest oil companies claimed a poorly-managed transition could lead to , “insecurity, rampant inflation and social unrest.”. Saudi Aramco, the largest global oil producer, ExxonMobil and Chevron all reportedly called the current shift toward clean energy , "deeply flawed.". Amin Nasser, Saudi Aramco's CEO, told the World Petroleum Congress in Houston, Texas, that a rapid shift to cleaner fuels could lead to uncontrolled inflation. . I understand that publicly admitting that oil and gas will play an essential and significant role during the transition and beyond will be hard for some. , Amin Nasser, Saudi Aramco's CEO, via 'The Guardian'. But admitting this reality will be far easier than dealing with energy insecurity, rampant inflation and social unrest as the prices become intolerably high, and seeing net-zero commitments by countries start to unravel, Amin Nasser, Saudi Aramco's CEO, via 'The Guardian'. The world is facing an ever more chaotic energy transition centered on highly unrealistic scenarios and assumptions about the future of energy, Amin Nasser, Saudi Aramco's CEO, via 'The Guardian'. 'The Guardian' reports that Saudi Aramco has the highest carbon dioxide emissions of any company, producing almost 60 million tons of CO2 emissions between the 1960s and 2017. . Chevron reportedly comes in second with over 43 million tons of CO2 produced over the same period. . Chevron CEO Mike Wirth told the industry conference that oil continues , "to play a central role in meeting the world’s energy needs, and we play an essential role in delivering them in a lower carbon way. Our products make the world run.”. Chevron CEO Mike Wirth told the industry conference that oil continues , "to play a central role in meeting the world’s energy needs, and we play an essential role in delivering them in a lower carbon way. Our products make the world run.”

Credit: Wibbitz Top Stories    Duration: 01:30Published

Florida Florida State in the United States

Extinction Rebellion protests Argentina's fast fashion [Video]

Extinction Rebellion protests Argentina's fast fashion

Extinction Rebellion Argentina stages a demonstration against the fast fashion industry on the Florida pedestrian street in Buenos Aires

Credit: euronews (in English)    Duration: 01:00Published
Antarctic Ice Shelf Could Disintegrate Within 10 Years, Scientists Warn [Video]

Antarctic Ice Shelf Could Disintegrate Within 10 Years, Scientists Warn

Antarctic Ice Shelf Could Disintegrate Within 10 Years, Scientists Warn. The warning was issued during a conference of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) in New Orleans. According to an analysis of the Antarctic ice shelf. a portion the size of Florida may break off in the surrounding ocean, leading to a significant rise in sea level. According to the research, which is being reviewed for publication, . the Thwaites Glacier could be destroyed in as few as five years. If Thwaites were to collapse, it would drag most of west Antarctica’s ice with it, Ted Scambos, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, via NBC News. So it's critical to get a clearer picture of how the glacier will behave over the next 100 years, Ted Scambos, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, via NBC News. According to scientists, Thwaites is the "widest glacier in the world.”. Researchers say that it has “doubled its outflow speed within the last 30 years.”. The remaining portion of the glacier is currently locked from the sea by a tenuous eastern ice shelf. The water contained in the Thwaites Glacier alone could result in a rise of sea levels by two feet. However, if its disintegration set off a chain reaction of the surrounding glaciers, . scientists estimate that sea levels could rise by up to ten feet. As of two years ago, Thwaites has already lost more than 14 billion tons of its ice

Credit: Wibbitz Top Stories    Duration: 01:31Published
Canada Officially Bans LGBTQ+ Conversion Therapy [Video]

Canada Officially Bans LGBTQ+ Conversion Therapy

Canada Officially Bans, LGBTQ+ Conversion Therapy. Legislation outlawing such therapies was approved in both the Canadian House of Commons... . ... and the Senate on Dec. 9. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau praised the "Royal Assent" of the legislation via Twitter. It’s official: Our government’s legislation banning the despicable and degrading practice of conversion therapy has received Royal Assent - , Justin Trudeau, Canadian Prime Minister, via Twitter. Meaning it is now law. , Justin Trudeau, Canadian Prime Minister, via Twitter. LGBTQ2 Canadians, we’ll always stand up for you and your rights, Justin Trudeau, Canadian Prime Minister, via statement. LGBTQ activists in Canada also released statements in support of the legislation. The unanimous support it received from every official in Parliament sends a clear message to LGBTQ2 Canadians: you are valid and deserving of a life free from harm, Nicholas Schiavo, No Conversion Canada, via 'The Hill'. Today, as we celebrate this historic moment, we must thank survivors and their tireless advocacy to reach this moment where conversion ‘therapy’ is finally outlawed in our country, Nicholas Schiavo, No Conversion Canada, via 'The Hill'. Conversion therapy is the practice of attempting to "convert" the sexual or gender identities of LGBTQ+ individuals. The practice is legal in the United States, though some states do have bans in place to protect LGBTQ+ minors. . Three states — Alabama, Florida and Georgia — have an injunction that outlaws enforcement of conversion therapy bans. Brazil, Ecuador and Germany also have nationwide conversion therapy bans in place. The current government in the U.K. has pledged to ban the practice, but has yet to do so

Credit: Wibbitz Top Stories    Duration: 01:31Published
DeSantis Seeks Florida Paramilitary Force Outside Federal Control [Video]

DeSantis Seeks Florida Paramilitary Force Outside Federal Control

DeSantis Seeks, Florida Paramilitary Force, Outside Federal Control. DeSantis Seeks, Florida Paramilitary Force, Outside Federal Control. 'The Guardian' reports Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has made calls for the state to create its own paramilitary force outside of federal control. A far-right Republican, DeSantis asked for funding of a new Florida state guard to handle "state-specific emergencies.". A far-right Republican, DeSantis asked for funding of a new Florida state guard to handle "state-specific emergencies.". The governor's plan would create a force of 200 selected volunteers. It's estimated that it would cost the state around $3.5 million. The governor's plan would create a force of 200 selected volunteers. It's estimated that it would cost the state around $3.5 million. DeSantis said the force would be deployed namely in response to the many natural disasters that occur in the state each year. DeSantis said the force would be deployed namely in response to the many natural disasters that occur in the state each year. Re-establishing the Florida state guard will allow civilians from all over the state to be trained in the best emergency response techniques and have the ability to mobilize very, very quickly. , Ron DeSantis, Governor of Florida, via 'The Guardian'. Re-establishing the Florida state guard will allow civilians from all over the state to be trained in the best emergency response techniques and have the ability to mobilize very, very quickly. , Ron DeSantis, Governor of Florida, via 'The Guardian'. Democrats accuse the ardent Trump supporter of authoritarian motives. Democrats accuse the ardent Trump supporter of authoritarian motives. No governor should have his own handpicked secret police. , Charlie Crist, former Governor of Florida, via Twitter. No governor should have his own handpicked secret police. , Charlie Crist, former Governor of Florida, via Twitter. DeSantis contends the state guard would “not be encumbered by the federal government.”. DeSantis contends the state guard would “not be encumbered by the federal government.”. Often aligned with more right-wing and populist political ideals, the governor's star has been rising in the Republican party. Often aligned with more right-wing and populist political ideals, the governor's star has been rising in the Republican party. If Donald Trump should decline the Republican nomination for president in 2024, DeSantis is largely considered the party's next choice. If Donald Trump should decline the Republican nomination for president in 2024, DeSantis is largely considered the party's next choice

Credit: Wibbitz Top Stories    Duration: 01:30Published
DeSantis looking at a way to lower gas prices in Florida [Video]

DeSantis looking at a way to lower gas prices in Florida

DeSantis looking at a way to lower gas prices in Florida

Credit: ABC Action News    Duration: 01:57Published