CDC Director Walensky asked to clarify mask guidance during Senate panel
During a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing on Wednesday, Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., questioned Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about the agency's mask guidance that was released on Thursday for people who are vaccinated for COVID-19.news.yahoo.com
India introduces new rules to regulate online content
India's Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, addresses a press conference in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. India on Thursday rolled out new regulations for social media companies and digital streaming websites to make them more accountable for the online content shared on their platforms, giving the government more power to police it. The Information Technology Ministry said the new regulations would require social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter to swiftly erase content authorities deem unlawful. The new rules also require social media platforms to appoint what the government calls chief compliance and grievance officers to handle complaints from law enforcement agencies. Twitter’s actions appeared to irk Modi’s government, which over the years has sought to tighten its grip over social media, particularly Twitter and Facebook.
NASA says 2020 tied for hottest year on record — here's what you can do to help
The report is in: 2020 tied with 2016 for the hottest year on record, according to an analysis by NASA published Thursday. The consequences of climate change are dire. "I understand that it can feel overwhelming," says Nasa climate scientist Lesley Ott. But voting for representatives in government who prioritize climate change policy is another thing people can do if they are concerned about climate change. (Addressing climate change is one of President Elect Joe Biden's primary purported goals.cnbc.com
Spreading love, not hate: Community rallies behind twins who received vile letter
Spreading love, not hate: Community rallies behind twins who received vile letterPublished: October 9, 2020, 9:26 pmHundreds of people drove by the house of twin sisters, showing their support for the high school graduates who had received an anonymous letter in the mail.
Emergency surgery saves dog’s life after it eats fork, Cleveland family says
CLEVELAND, Texas – A dog that ingested a metal fork is expected to survive after emergency surgery, according to the dog’s owners. She says she knew she had a problem immediately, but she could not find a clinic that was cheap enough. Finally, she said she came across the Big Thicket Veterinary Clinic, outside of Cleveland, Texas. We have a fund that could help here.”The veterinarian performed emergency surgery and extracted the fork. To help further defray the cost of Chemo’s treatment, donations can be sent to the Big Thicket Veterinary Clinic.