New York City students first lost in-person instruction last spring thanks to the pandemic. Thanks to the United Federation of Teachers' threats — and the city's apparent inability to keep proper vaccination records — kids are still not back in the classroom full-time. What's going on?One of the union's demands to get teachers back intoContinue reading "NYC prioritized vaccines for teachers to get schools reopened. But the city can't say how many have been vaccinated because officials didn't bother to keep track."
The Chicago Teachers Union voted Sunday to defy the Chicago Public Schools reopening plan, meaning the hundreds of thousands of students who rely on public education in Chicago will continue to be denied the in-person learning services they desperately need.What are the details?Chicago Public Schools announced last month that pre-K and special needs students wouldContinue reading "Chicago Teachers Union votes to defy school reopening plan, potentially voiding union contract"
California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) is reportedly planning to lift his stay-at-home lockdown order in California on Monday. The decision to rescind the coronavirus-related restrictions, which have been in place since December, coincides with a campaign to recall the Democratic governor that has gained significant steam in recent weeks.What are the details? A person insideContinue reading "California Gov. Gavin Newsom will lift strict stay-at-home order as recall effort gains steam"
President Joe Biden touted his coronavirus vaccination plan, which aims to inoculate 100 million Americans within the first 100 days of his administration, as a "wartime undertaking."But, in fact, Biden's plan "underwhelms," according to Bloomberg News. That's because America was averaging nearly 1 million vaccinations per day under now-former President Donald Trump.What are the details?OneContinue reading "Biden attacked Trump's handling of COVID. But data show Trump nearly accomplished Biden's vaccine goal."
New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo has bad news for his people: It will be literally years before the state's job market recovers from the hit it took during the COVID-19 pandemic. The massive loss of jobs the Empire State experienced came largely as a result of COVID-19 lockdown policies instituted at the hands ofContinue reading "After locking down New York, Gov. Cuomo forecasts state's decimated job market won't recover from COVID-19 until 2025"
Ice cream in China has been contaminated with COVID-19, according to a new report. During recent routine government testing, three samples from the ice cream manufacturer tested positive for coronavirus. The tainted ice cream was produced by the Tianjin Daqiaodao Food Company, a frozen dessert business located in north China's Tianjin Municipality. All of theContinue reading "Chinese ice cream tests positive for COVID-19"
As countries race to get vaccinations into the arms of their people, one country is dominating the rest of the field: Israel. According to data collected by Our World in Data, Israel has administered the COVID vaccine at a per capita rate of nearly 25 per 100 people. This equates to just over 23% ofContinue reading "Israel leads the world in administering COVID vaccines — and it's not even close. Here are the countries with the best vax rates so far."
Remember Hollywood megastar Tom Cruise's expletive-laden rant against workers reportedly violating COVID-19 protocols on the set of his "Mission: Impossible 7" movie last month — the one where he screamed about how the "motherf***ers" who violated on-set pandemic policies would be fired if they ever did it again?A refresher: "They're back there in Hollywood makingContinue reading "Tom Cruise takes COVID protocol enforcement to the next level a month after infamous rant: UK paper says he bought 2 robots to patrol the movie set"
By all accounts, Los Angeles and its surrounding areas have consistently had some of the strictest — if not the strictest — lockdown measures in the country. They were one of the first areas of the country to institute a "stay at home order," one of the last areas of the country to partially reopenContinue reading "Despite draconian lockdown measures, Los Angeles is now the nation's hottest spot for COVID-19 infections"
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, some 29.4 million COVID-19 vaccine doses have been distributed across the states and territories. Only about one-third (10.3 million) of those doses have been administered. And most of those doses were given to health care workers and the staff and residents of long-term-care facilities, Fortune noted.Continue reading "Here are the 10 states currently leading the way in getting the COVID-19 vaccine into Americans' arms — and the 10 states falling behind"