Moderna and J&J boosters could be available on Friday
The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) approved mixed COVID-19 booster injections Thursday evening, meaning clinics, doctors and pharmacies can start dispensing them on Friday. A CDC advisory committee has recommended that Americans be allowed to choose between Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines as a COVID-19 booster vaccine. The committee said it could increase protection against the disease that kills an average of 1,093 Americans a day. “Evidence shows that the three COVID-19 vaccines authorized in the United States are safe – as demonstrated by the more than 400 million doses of vaccine already administered. And, they are all very effective in reducing the risk of serious illness, hospitalization, and death. “said CDC director Dr Rochelle Walensky.
Probe accidental propeller pistol discharge by Alec Baldwin that killed 1
Authorities in New Mexico are investigating after confirming that a gun spread Thursday by actor Alec Baldwin on the set of the upcoming Western movie “Rust” killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and injured director Joel Souza. Hutchins, 42, was pronounced dead by medical staff at the University of New Mexico hospital, the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Department said. Souza was taken by ambulance to Christus St Regional Medical Center Vincent, where he is treated for his injuries. The Santa Fe New Mexican reported that Baldwin was seen outside the sheriff’s office on Thursday in tears. The incident is still under active investigation with multiple questions to be answered in the coming days, including the type of projectile that was fired. No charges have been filed, the sheriff’s office said. Detectives continue to question witnesses. Filming for “Rust”, which was scheduled to continue in early November, has been halted.
Haitian gang leader threatens the lives of kidnapped missionaries
Sixteen Americans and one Canadian remain in the hands of a Haitian gang on Friday, a week after police announced their kidnapping. Authorities say the gang is asking for $ 17 million for the release of the group, which was in the country with the Ohio-based Christian Aid Ministries. Those abducted include seven women, five men and five children. In a video released Thursday, the gang leader said he would kill them if the demands were not met. The kidnapping adds to the turmoil in Haiti, where daring criminal activity was rampant even before the July assassination of President Jovenel Moïse. This crisis, along with an earthquake in August that killed more than 2,200 people and destroyed more than 130,000 homes, fueled a virtual collapse of civil order.
GM may consider suing Steve Bannon
After the House of Representatives votes in favor of Steve Bannon for contempt of Congress, the Justice Department will be able to consider on Friday whether or not to prosecute the former adviser to President Donald Trump. Although Attorney General Merrick Garland did not pledge to pursue criminal charges against Bannon on Thursday, he pledged to “apply the facts and the law in accordance with the principles of prosecution.” Ahead of the House vote, Bannon ignored subpoenas from the Special House Committee investigating the Jan.6 insurgency on the U.S. Capitol by a pro-Trump mob. Lawmakers want to know all of the communications Bannon had with Trump in the days leading up to the riot, which happened as lawmakers and Pence met in a special session to officially count the college votes. electoral campaign that established Joe Biden as the winner of the 2020 presidential election.
College lacrosse player will be remembered waking up in New Jersey
Authorities say Madelyn “Madie” Nicpon, a 20-year-old lacrosse player at Tufts University in Massachusetts, died last weekend after losing consciousness during a charity fundraiser. She was participating with other students in a hot dog tasting competition and choked. Nicpon’s death sparked a wave of emotion within Tufts and far beyond. About 3,000 students, professors and university staff of about 6,000 students attended a vigil Sunday evening in honor of Nicpon, nicknamed “Scooter” in his team. Candles were placed around Nicpon’s # 2 jerseys. A vigil will be held for Nicpon on Friday evening at the Presentation Church in Upper Saddle River, New Jersey. Reverend Robert Stagg, who heads the ward, told the Boston Globe that he does not often allow parishioners to hold vigils there, but that he gladly agreed to do so for Nicpon’s family because the parish funeral home cannot accommodate as many mourners as it wants.