5 things to know for April 14: Covid-19, police violence, Afghanistan, Russia, abortion

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5 things to know for April 14: Covid-19, police violence, Afghanistan, Russia, abortion


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1. Coronavirus

CDC advisers are due to meet today to look at cases of blood clots in people who have received the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine. Six of the approximately 6.8 million people who received the vaccine developed a rare and severe type of blood clot, which led the CDC and the FDA to recommend a break from the single-shot vaccine. All six cases involved women aged 18 to 48. The break is not expected to affect planned vaccination rates too much in the United States, but it could increase vaccine reluctance, even as Dr Anthony Fauci and other experts have said their confidence in Covid -19 vaccines is still Student. Meanwhile, global coronavirus cases have soared for seven straight weeks now, according to the World Health Organization, a sure sign the pandemic is far from over.

2. Police violence

Protesters gathered for a third night on the streets of Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, to show their anger over the death of Daunte Wright by police. A county prosecutor said he hoped to have a charging decision today regarding former officer Kim Potter, who shot Wright after allegedly mistaking his gun for a Taser. Potter and the Brooklyn Center Police Chief both resigned after Sunday’s meeting. Meanwhile, the Virginia Attorney General is investigating an incident in which two officers pointed guns at a US Army officer, sprayed him with pepper and pushed him to the ground during a police stop. circulation. And in Minneapolis, not far from the disturbances at the Brooklyn Center, the prosecution has put its case to rest in the murder trial of former officer Derek Chauvin, and the defense has begun to put its case into motion.

3. Afghanistan

President Biden is expected to announce the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan by September 11, the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks. Today’s announcement will extend the presence of U.S. troops beyond the May 1 deadline set by the Trump administration in a deal with the Taliban. The decision to withdraw troops, thus ending America’s longest war, was a source of division. Some leaders and lawmakers believe withdrawing troops now could risk a collapse of the Afghan government and wipe out some hard-fought US gains in that country. Others welcome the return of American forces and the end of a long and exhausting conflict. However, the United States does not plan to withdraw the 2,500 troops. Some will remain in the country to ensure diplomatic security. There are also several hundred US special operations forces in Afghanistan whose next actions are unclear.

4. Russia

Russia continues to build troops along its western border with Ukraine, and Biden has offered a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss solutions. The two leaders spoke by telephone yesterday. They discussed arms control and emerging security concerns, and Biden urged Putin to defuse growing tensions in the region. The Kremlin said today it was too early to talk about the details of a possible summit between the countries. The United States is increasingly concerned about Russia’s military build-up in western Russia and Crimea, which includes more than 50,000 troops – about 18% of the country’s total ground forces. And there is a big sticking point: The United States and other countries are not entirely clear about Russia’s goals.

5. Abortion

A U.S. appeals court upheld an Ohio law that prohibits abortions due to fetal Down syndrome. The ruling challenges precedents set by the Supreme Court and potentially ignites new battles in similar cases nationwide. Unlike other recent abortion court decisions that have primarily focused on regulation or access to the procedure, this decision involves why a woman requested the procedure and what she might say to her. doctor. Since the current Supreme Court has a conservative majority, it may be more likely to uphold the ruling if called upon to resolve the issue.

BROWSE BREAKFAST

Americans buy less toilet paper and wipes

Just because our hygiene is deteriorating (hopefully ?!) doesn’t mean it’s a sign of transient pandemic anxiety.

‘Bridgerton’ renewed for 2 more seasons on Netflix

Now this news calls for a nice glass of ratafia!

White Claw’s latest hard seltzer is even more alcoholic

We are certainly innovating on the hard seltzer front at a rapid pace.

Which human screams affect us the most? The answer might surprise you

They are all quite alarming, to be honest.

Facebook removes the page of the French town named Bitche

Sometimes profanity filters can be a … well, you know.

TODAY NUMBER

33 000

This is the number of remains of victims that lie in the Valley of the Dead in Spain, a mass grave for victims of the country’s civil war from 1936 to 1939. Spain plans to open the grave and start exhuming the remains in order to identify them.

TODAY’S QUOTE

“Inclusion and equity can coexist for all student-athletes, including transgender athletes, at all levels of sport. “

the NCAA Board of Governors, who said in a statement that he “strongly and unequivocally supports” trans athletes amid recent state bills that would limit trans participation in school sports

TODAY’S WEATHER

Check your local forecast here >>>

AND FINALLY

The silver swan, who lived had no notes

This magnificent 18th century swan automaton (mobile device) is made of pure silver, and even the water glass and silver fish are remarkably lifelike. (Click here to view.)

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