India Covid-19: ‘No consultation’ before lockdown

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India’s coronavirus lockdown saw a huge exodus of migrant workers from cities Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government did not consult key ministries and states while imposing the world’s strictest coronavirus lockdown a year ago, according to an investigation by the BBC’s Jugal Purohit and Arjun Parmar. The BBC filed more than 240 right to … Read more

CNN must investigate host Chris Cuomo over special Covid-19 tests, says Society of Professional Journalists

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Media Chris Cuomo (2019 Invision) The oldest journalism organisation in the US says CNN should investigate host Chris Cuomo over reports he got special Covid testing from his brother, New York governor Andrew Cuomo. Society of Professional Journalists president Matthew Hall told The Hill the Prime Time anchor should immediately address claims that have placed … Read more

COVID-19 vaccine testing turns to kids

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The 9-year-old twins didn’t flinch as each received test doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine — and then a sparkly bandage to cover the spot. “Sparkles make everything better,” declared Marisol Gerardo as she hopped off an exam table at Duke University to make way for her sister Alejandra. Researchers in the U.S. and abroad are … Read more

UK extends emergency COVID-19 powers by 6 months

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LONDON — British lawmakers agreed Thursday to prolong coronavirus emergency measures for six months, allowing the Conservative government to keep its unprecedented powers to restrict U.K. citizens’ everyday lives. The House of Commons voted to extend the powers until September, and approved the government’s road map for gradually easing Britain’s strict coronavirus lockdown over the … Read more

Gov. Cuomo is snowed under an avalanche of scandals as new reports claim he offered his family special access to COVID-19 tests at the height of the pandemic

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during the daily media briefing at the Office of the Governor of the State of New York on July 23, 2020 in New York City. Jeenah Moon/Getty Images New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has found himself embroiled in four major scandals in the early months of 2021. The latest: … Read more