The Paradox Of Being A Volunteer In A COVID-19 Vaccine Trial : Shots

Researchers in Miami hold syringes containing either a placebo or the candidate COVID-19 vaccine from Moderna. Their work is part of a phase three clinical trial sponsored by the National Institutes of Health. Taimy Alvarez/AP hide caption toggle caption Taimy Alvarez/AP Researchers in Miami hold syringes containing either a placebo or the candidate COVID-19 vaccine from Moderna. Their work is...

Norfolk Shipyard CO Is 4th Navy Leader to Be Fired in a Month

The captain who oversaw the Navy's largest and oldest industrial facility has been removed from his job.Capt. Kai Torkelson, who led the Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, Virginia, was relieved of command Monday by Vice Adm. Bill Galinis, the head of Naval Sea Systems Command. Galinis lost confidence in Torkelson's ability to command, according to a Navy news release announcing the...

Ukrainian and U.S. special operations forces kicked off exercise Fiction Urchin

Ukrainian and United States special operations forces Soldiers conduct static-line and free-fall training as part of a multinational exercise that includes the efforts of ten allied and partner nations. Ukrainian and U.S. SOF started exercise Fiction Urchin this week. The U.S. Air Force MC-130J Commando II and CV-22 Osprey, assigned to the 352d Special Operations Wing, U.K. deployed to Ukraine...

America is experiencing heartbreak after heartbreak — here’s the way forward: Opinion

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death sparked a period of national mourning.September 21, 2020, 10:30 PM• 5 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleIn our lives, nearly every one of us has had our heart broken in some way. This could be the heartbreak of a relationship that ended or the loss of a loved one either too suddenly or over a lengthy period of time. Our hearts can...

Coronavirus live news: Czech health minister quits as cases rise; Germany to set up ‘fever walk-in clinics’ | World news

We now have more details on the resignation of the Czech Republic’s health minister, courtesy of Robert Tait, who writes for the Guardian from Prague. Adam Vojtěch quit after an alarming rise in the number of coronavirus cases in the country, which had previously been hailed for its successful handling of the pandemic. Vojtěch, 33, a member of prime minister Andrej Babiš’ ANO party,...

Figures show crime is an inevitable part of what we call ‘normal’ life

The dramatic drop in all headline criminal offences is probably the only welcome side-effect of the coronavirus pandemic. The surreal lockdown stopped both the legitimate and not-so-legal economies in their tracks, flattening a lot of curves in the process - including the criminal one. With the entertainment industry shut down, businesses closed and the streets empty, there were fewer people...

Helping Make Education a Reality for the 75 million Children in Conflict Zones — Global Issues

According to the United Nations, school closures resulting from the pandemic have affected 1.6 billion learners across more than 190 countries. It is estimated that some 23.8 million more children would drop out of school and an additional 5.6 million child marriages can be expected because of the coronavirus pandemic. Education Cannot Wait has appealed for more funding to provide an education...

Raptors leader Kyle Lowry has a lot of miles left — but he might not retire here

The Raptors are facing an off-season like no other. They have a handful of free agents to decide on, an uncertain NBA financial picture and a first-round pick in the Nov. 18 draft. This is the second in a six-part series looking at the decisions and options that lie ahead:There is no player more central to the sustained success the Raptors have had for more than half a decade than Kyle Lowry.He...

Covid rules: Which areas are under new coronavirus restrictions?

Image copyright PA Media Coronavirus restrictions are to be tightened in parts of north-west England, West Yorkshire and the Midlands.They are the latest areas to see extra measures put in place as cases increase. How many people are under extra restrictions?Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said a second national lockdown would be likely to have "disastrous" financial consequences for the UK.In...

Blanchardstown-Mulhuddart has worst Covid-19 rate in country

The Blanchardstown-Mulhuddart region of west Dublin has the highest rate of Covid-19 in the State, according to the first national breakdown of incidence of the disease by local area. Large parts of south Dublin, which went into near-lockdown overnight along with the rest of the county, have lower incidence than many areas not affected by the new restrictions, the analysis shows. For the first...