The FDA Looks at Boosters, States Dispute Mandates, and More Coronavirus News

Reading Time: 9 minutes The FDA mulls boosters, states dispute vaccine mandates, and the US reaches yet another grim milestone. Here’s what you should know: Want to receive this weekly roundup and other coronavirus news? Sign up here! Headlines An FDA panel takes a close look at boosters amid controversy Today the FDA’s independent advisory committee is meeting to … Read more

UK Eases Rules For Vaccinated Travellers, Some Benefit For India-UK Route

Reading Time: 6 minutes UK government announced a major relaxation of international travel rules for vaccinated people (File) London: The UK government on Friday announced a major relaxation of international travel rules for vaccinated people coming in and out of England, with long-haul routes between India and the UK set to benefit. From October 4, the current traffic light … Read more

The Week Nicki Minaj’s Cousin’s Friend’s Balls Dominated Twitter

Reading Time: 7 minutes The Monitor is a weekly column devoted to everything happening in the WIRED world of culture, from movies to memes, TV to Twitter. Sometimes, society just needs to say the wrong thing at the right time. This week, that thing was Nicki Minaj tweeting about her cousin’s friend’s balls. Let’s back up. On Monday, as … Read more

To unseat Trudeau, Conservative leader seeks middle ground

Reading Time: 13 minutes TORONTO — The man who could oust Prime Minister Justin Trudeau from power advertised himself a year ago as a “true-blue conservative.” He became Conservative Party leader with a pledge to “take back Canada” – and almost immediately started working to modernize the party by pushing it toward the political center. Erin O’Toole, a military … Read more

Myanmar court sets Oct. 1 for Suu Kyi corruption trial

Reading Time: 6 minutes A lawyer for Myanmar’s ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi says she will be tried on corruption charges starting Oct. 1 ByThe Associated Press September 17, 2021, 11:10 AM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article BANGKOK — A trial of Myanmar’s ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi on corruption charges … Read more

Virus fallout, slow internet worry businesses in German vote

Reading Time: 10 minutes GOLSSEN, Germany — A mill owner in eastern Germany hopes the next government will restore supply chains disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic. A brewer in the country’s south wants a more predictable strategy for responding to the virus and a better cellphone network. A hotel owner in the west wants money, fast, to clean up … Read more

Japan ruling party begins race to pick Suga successor

Reading Time: 5 minutes Japan has kicked off official election campaigning for the new head of the governing Liberal Democratic Party, whose winner is almost assured to become the next prime minister By MARI YAMAGUCHI Associated Press September 17, 2021, 6:58 AM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article TOKYO — The race is on … Read more

Nearly 10,000 passengers tested negative before flying — here’s how many infections slipped through

Reading Time: 10 minutes A study conducted earlier this year shows there may be a way to reduce the number of Covid infections on board commercial airplanes to virtually zero. Results of the study appeared in a peer-reviewed article published on Sept. 1 in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings medical journal. The article — a joint effort by Mayo Clinic, … Read more

Rising numbers of migrants risk lives crossing Darien Gap

Reading Time: 12 minutes ACANDI, Colombia — It was 5 a.m. and in dozens of small tents around 500 migrants began showing signs of life, rising, packing their bags and preparing to cross the Darien Gap, the thick jungle teeming with snakes, bandits and treacherous rivers that separates Colombia from Panama. Over a fire, Emile and Claude cooked some … Read more

Cuba begins vaccinating children as young as 2

Reading Time: 6 minutes Sitting on her mother’s lap, 2-year-old Lucía looked at the illustrations in her book while around her several children watched the doctors in white coats and nurses with thermometers in amazement By ANDREA RODRÍGUEZ Associated Press September 17, 2021, 1:38 AM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article HAVANA — Sitting … Read more