WHO calls for a pause in COVID booster shots

The World Health Organization is calling for a halt on COVID-19 vaccine boosters until at least the end of September, its head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Wednesday, as the gap between vaccinations in wealthy and poor countries widens. This report produced by Jillian Kitchener. Reuters – WHO is calling for a moratorium on boosters until at least the end…

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Mistaken identity lands man in Hawaii mental hospital

Hawai – JENNIFER KELLEHER Joshua Spriestersbach was enjoying birthday cake on April 12, 2020, in Danby, Vt. The Hawaii Innocence Project says, Monday, Aug. 2, 2021, Spriestersbach was wrongfully arrested for someone else’s crime and then committed to a state hospital for more than two years because officials mixed him up with someone else. Hawaii officials wrongly arrested a homeless…

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Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates finalize their divorce

The divorce of Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates has been finalized.SEATTLE – Elaine ThompsonIn this Feb. 1, 2019, Bill and Melinda French Gates pose together in Kirkland, Wash. The divorce of Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates has been finalized. The Microsoft co-founder and his wife announced in May 2021 they were ending their 27-year marriage and on Monday,…

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Spanish, Croatian planes join battle against Turkish wildfires

Firefighting planes from Spain and Croatia joined the battle against wildfires raging for a seventh day near Turkey’s southern resorts amid increasing calls for more aerial support and sharp criticism of the government’s response. MARMARIS, Turkey – Mehmet Emin and Tuvan Gumrukcu Nine fires were blazing on Tuesday, fanned by strong winds, temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius (104°F), and low…

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Olympic families find solace, create bonds far from Tokyo

Tokyo – MARK LONG Christina Dressel, left, mother of Caeleb Dressel, and Meghan Dressel, his wife, both fall down Friday, July 30, 2021, in Orlando, Fla., as they react as Dressel’s win in the 100-meter butterfly in swimming at the Tokyo Olympics Dressel’s family was watching the Olympics live broadcast at the Olympic Family & Friends Experience at Universal Orlando.…

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The WHO is being criticized again!

WHO’s pandemic project faces cash crunch amid vaccine, oxygen shortages.WHO needs $11.5 bln urgently to fight Delta variant, BRUSSELS – Francesco Guarascio The World Health Organization (WHO) is seeking $11.5 billion in urgent funding to fight the more infectious Delta variant of the coronavirus, a draft report seen by Reuters shows, amid worries wealthy nations are partly bypassing its COVID-19…

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France recreates its Summer Covid-19 restrictions: The Health Pass will be needed to access cultural events

People wanting to go to cinemas, museums, sporting matches and other cultural venues in France will have to show proof of Covid-19 vaccination or a negative test starting on Wednesday as the country faces a spike in cases from the highly transmissible Delta variant. The “passe Sanitaire” will be required for all events or places with more than 50 people, before…

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