Category Archives: Lifestyle

WHO to share vaccines to stop monkeypox amid inequity fears

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization said it’s creating a new vaccine-sharing mechanism to stop the outbreak of monkeypox in more than 30 countries beyond Africa. The move could result in the U.N. health agency distributing scarce vaccine doses

Democrats, GOP take contrasting views on LGBTQ survey bill

An effort to be more inclusive or the federal government being too nosy? Democrats and Republicans took starkly contrasting views Tuesday of proposed legislation that would put voluntary questions about sexual orientation and gender identity on federal...

Many baby formula plants weren’t inspected because of COVID

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. regulators have historically inspected baby formula plants at least once a year, but they did not inspect any of the three biggest manufacturers in 2020, according to federal records reviewed by The Associated Press.

Census wants to know how to ask about sexuality and gender

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The 2020 census questionnaire drove Scout crazy. With no direct questions about sexual orientation and gender identity, it made him feel left out of the U.S. head count.

Former judge’s report into B.C. money laundering to be released Wednesday

VICTORIA — The final report and recommendations of British Columbia's public inquiry into money laundering are scheduled to be released Wednesday.   The B.C. government says in a statement the Cullen Commission's entire report is being released publicl...

US buys more monkeypox vaccine as global case count grows

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. government is buying more monkeypox vaccine as a surprising international outbreak continues to grow, health officials said Friday. As of Friday,

China calls COVID ‘lab leak’ theory a lie after WHO report

BEIJING (AP) — China on Friday attacked the theory that the coronavirus pandemic may have originated as a leak from a Chinese laboratory as a politically motivated lie, after the World Health Organization recommended in its strongest terms yet that

A harrowing American moment, repackaged for prime time

NEW YORK (AP) — Promised: New footage. New testimony. New and damning revelations designed to eliminate all doubt. Hired to package it all for the airwaves: A former network news president. The time slot: 8 p.m. on the East Coast,

WHO: COVID origins unclear but lab leak theory needs study

GENEVA (AP) — Over two years after the coronavirus was first detected in China, and after at least 6.3 million deaths have been counted worldwide from the pandemic, the World Health Organization is recommending in its strongest terms yet that

Officials: Millions of COVID-19 shots ordered for youngest

NEW YORK (AP) — Millions of COVID-19 vaccine doses have been ordered for small children in anticipation of possible federal authorization next week, White House officials say.