3 Air Force cadets who refused vaccine won't be commissioned
Three cadets at the U.S. Air Force Academy who have refused the COVID-19 vaccine will not be commissioned as military officers but will graduate with bachelor's degrees, the academy said Saturday. Academy spokesman Dean Miller said that a fourth cadet who had refused the vaccine until about a week ago, decided to be vaccinated and will graduate and become an Air Force officer. In a statement, Miller said that while the three will get a degree "they will not be commissioned into the United States Air Force as long as they remain unvaccinated."news.yahoo.com
CDC panel recommends Pfizer booster shot for kids ages 5 to 11 as Covid cases rise across the U.S.
More than 8,000 children have developed MIS-C since the start the pandemic, with kids ages 5 to 11 most commonly affected at 46% of reported cases, according to CDC data. Currently, only 29% of children ages 5 to 11 in the U.S. have complete their first Pfizer vaccination series, according to the CDC. Since the pandemic began, more than 4.8 million kids in the age group have caught Covid and more than 15,000 have been hospitalized, according CDC data. The overwhelming majority of reactions to the vaccine, 97%, were not serious, according to CDC data. The CDC has verified 20 cases of myocarditis, an inflammation of the heart, in kids ages 5 to 11 as of April following Pfizer vaccination.cnbc.com
More free COVID tests: Here’s how to order
The federal government is making additional at-home COVID-19 tests available free to the public. When the home tests were first made free to the public in January and February, only four tests were allotted to each household. The Biden administration announced the availability of the free tests kits Monday. The White House COVID-19 Response Team said Wednesday that COVID-19 cases are rising again in the United States. The free tests can be ordered at https://special.usps.com/testkits.myrgv.com
CDC urges Americans in areas with high COVID levels to wear masks
During the White House COVID-19 briefing Wednesday, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky urged Americans who live in areas with high community levels of COVID to wear masks. She said Americans in areas with medium COVID community levels should consider wearing masks based on their risk factors.news.yahoo.com
Analyzing the North Carolina primary elections
North Carolina voters cast their ballots in the state's primary elections Tuesday. Trump-endorsed Rep. Ted Budd is running against a former governor and representative in the Republican Senate election. And Rep. Madison Cawthorn, another Trump-backed candidate, is seeking to hold onto his House seat amid multiple scandals. CBS News' Ed O'Keefe discusses these races and more with chief investigative reporter Nick Ochsner from CBS' North Carolina affiliate, WBTV.news.yahoo.com
‘Time is running out’: Hidalgo urges child care providers to apply for relief fund program before deadline
Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo is urging child care providers across the county to take advantage of millions in federal COVID-19 relief funds before time runs out. Hidalgo is holding the discussion after visiting a child care facility Tuesday afternoon.
Vaccine Misinformation, Parenting, and the COVID-19 Death Toll : Short Wave : NPR
Any hour now, the U.S. is expected to officially mark one million lives lost to the COVID-19 pandemic. Health correspondent Allison Aubrey shares how this misinformation first entered the parenting world--and how some are fighting back. Email the show at ShortWave@NPR.org.npr.org
Over 144,600 county residents fully vaccinated against COVID-19
Over 144,600 Hays County residents have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services.As of Monday, 144,655 Hays County residents are considered fu[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Just how accurate are rapid antigen tests? Two testing experts explain the latest data
Once in short supply, rapid antigen tests are now available throughout the U.S. Boy_Anupong/Moment via Getty ImagesAs of May 2022, the U.S. is experiencing another uptick in the number of COVID-19 cases. High rates of infection in Europe and Asia, along with the continued emergence of new sub-variants, such as omicron BA.4 and BA.5, raise concerns that another surge could be on the way. Even though demand for COVID-19 tests greatly overwhelmed supply earlier in the pandemic, rapid home tests arenews.yahoo.com
Walking the red carpet, Valley theater students gather for awards show
The Palms, or the Rio Grande Valley High School Theater Awards, returned to the McAllen Performing Arts Center for a fourth year folling a one-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Held in association with the McAllen Performing and Cultural Arts Foundation, the ceremony aims to encourage the love for the arts by recognizing and supporting the high school theater community. McAllen Rowe, Sharyland Pioneer and Edinburg Vela High School were only a few of the schools nominated for awards this year. “I couldn’t be more amazed to be here and see everybody’s outfits,” Emily Garza from PSJA North Early College High School, who was nominated for Best Actress in a Musical, said. I love being here and watching all the other shows performing too, it’s so hard to believe we’re all high school students.”Garza didn’t lie.myrgv.com
The bloody history behind Lincoln's coat
Currently on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City is the coat worn by President Abraham Lincoln on the night he was assassinated at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C. Correspondent Faith Salie talks with the Costume Institute's head curator Andrew Bolton about the treasured object that speaks to tragedy in our nation's history.news.yahoo.com
Ukraine forces regain upper hand, pushing Russian troops to the border
On the outskirts of Kharkiv, the second largest city in Ukraine, the battle between Ukrainian forces and Russian has left the surrounding area in ruin. The fierce standoff has left the Russian troops with their backs at the border and Ukrainian forces steadily regaining territory. CBS News foreign correspondent Debora Patta has more.news.yahoo.com
China cites pandemic and withdraws as host of 2023 Asian Cup
China withdrew as host of soccer's 2023 Asian Cup on Saturday in the latest cancellation of the country's sports hosting duties during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Asian Football Confederation praised Chinese soccer officials for making “this very difficult but necessary decision in the collective interests of the AFC Asian Cup.” China's withdrawal could let Qatar or Saudi Arabia step up as hosts while both are bidding in a contest to host the 2027 edition.news.yahoo.com
Report: Trump officials, meat companies knew workers at risk
A new Congressional report says that at the height of the pandemic, the meat processing industry worked closely with political appointees in the Trump administration to stave off health restrictions and keep slaughterhouses open even as COVID-19 spread rapidly among workers.
South African firm says it may close its COVID vaccine plant
The first factory to produce COVID-19 vaccines in Africa has announced that it has not received enough orders and is planning to stop production within a few weeks, in what a senior World Health Organization official described as a “failure” in efforts to achieve vaccine equity.
Mayor Turner, Verizon announce $300K grant donation to further support entrepreneurship at TSU, diverse-owned small businesses
Mayor Sylvester Turner will join Verizon Foundation leadership to announce a significant grant donation to the Houston Fund for Social Justice and Economic Equity. Mayor Turner serves as the Honorary Chair. The announcement and funds will further support entrepreneurship education at TSU and diverse-owned small businesses within the community.
Weekly wrap: COVID fraud Investigation, Shady pool contractor, Appliance repair delays
A weekly wrap of the stories our KPRC 2 Investigates team is working on. Highlights include an investigation into a pool contractor accused of stealing from families. We also have the latest on the COVID fraud investigation and a look at thefts of guns in vehicles in Houston.