Facebook, YouTube “Judge, Jury & Executioner” On Vaccine Misinformation: White House

Reading Time: 8 minutes White House has criticised YouTube and Facebook for failing to curb misinformation. The White House has YouTube, not just Facebook, on its list of social media platforms officials say are responsible for an alarming spread of misinformation about COVID vaccines and are not doing enough to stop it, sources familiar with the administration’s thinking said. … Read more

The Pandemic Olympics, Vaccine Misinformation, and More Coronavirus News

Reading Time: 8 minutes The pandemic Olympics, vaccine misinformation, and reinstated Covid-19 passes. Here’s what you should know: Want to receive this weekly roundup and other coronavirus news? Sign up here! Headlines The Olympics could be a Covid-19 ‘super-evolutionary’ event A year later than planned, the 2020 Summer Olympics kicked off in Tokyo today. For stakeholders, there was a … Read more

Afghan interpreter for US Army beheaded by Taliban – Times of India

Reading Time: 6 minutes KABUL: Sohail Pardis, an Afghan interpreter who worked for the US Army was beheaded by the Taliban. Pardis was one of the thousands of Afghan interpreters who worked for the US military and now face persecution by the Taliban, as the group gains control of parts of the country, reported CNN. He was driving from … Read more

Getting Covid-19 vaccine ‘gigantically important’, says Joe Biden – Times of India

Reading Time: 11 minutes CINCINNATI: President Joe Biden expressed pointed frustration over the slowing COVID-19 vaccination rate in the US and pleaded that it’s “gigantically important” for Americans to step up and get inoculated against the virus as it surges once again. Biden, speaking Wednesday night at a televised town hall in Cincinnati, said the public health crisis has … Read more

Joe Biden says getting vaccinated ‘gigantically important’ – Times of India

Reading Time: 10 minutes CINCINNATI: President Joe Biden expressed pointed frustration Wednesday over the slowing Covid-19 vaccination rate in the US and pleaded that it’s “gigantically important” for Americans to step up and get inoculated for the virus as it surges once again. Biden, speaking at a televised town hall in Cincinnati, said the public health crisis has turned … Read more

Infrastructure bill fails first vote; Senate to try again – Times of India

Reading Time: 11 minutes WASHINGTON: Senate Republicans rejected an effort Wednesday to begin debate on a big infrastructure deal that a bipartisan group of senators brokered with President Joe Biden. But supporters in both parties remained hopeful of another chance in coming days. Democratic Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York had scheduled the procedural vote that he described … Read more

James Craig: Ex-Detroit chief James Craig launches Michigan governor campaign | World News – Times of India

Reading Time: 5 minutes LANSING, MICHIGAN: Republican ex-Detroit police chief James Craig launched his campaign for governor on Wednesday, seeking to become Michigan’s first Black governor with a “law-and-order” message and criticism of coronavirus orders issued by Democrat Gretchen Whitmer. Craig, the eighth GOP candidate to enter the race, is the best known and is considered a serious contender, … Read more

Dramatic drop in Covid deaths but US must stay vigilant about Delta variant: Joe Biden – Times of India

Reading Time: 8 minutes WASHINGTON: President Joe Biden has said that even though the United States has seen a dramatic drop in the number of Covid-19 deaths due to its vaccination programme, the people must remain vigilant about the more virulent Delta variant that is spreading fast in the country. Stressing the need for people to get vaccinated, he … Read more

How safe is the US president’s ‘nuclear football’? Pentagon watchdog to find out – Times of India

Reading Time: 5 minutes WASHINGTON: The Pentagon‘s watchdog said on Tuesday it would evaluate the safety protocols surrounding the president’s “nuclear football” – containing codes needed for a strike – after one such briefcase nearly came within range of rioters storming the Capitol on January 6. In a brief notice, the Inspector General’s office said it would evaluate the … Read more

“I May Be Boring But”…: Biden As He Completes 6 Months At White House

Reading Time: 10 minutes Joe Biden is spontaneous in one circumstance — when he allows his empathy to shine through. Washington, United States: In a speech earlier this month, US President Joe Biden slipped a phrase into a major address on infrastructure spending with a bit of a laugh, calling it a “boring speech” but “an important speech.” Boring … Read more