Omicron Triggers ‘Unprecedented’ COVID Surge Hitting Under 5s in South Africa
EMMANUEL CROSET/AFP via Getty ImagesThe “highly transmissible” Omicron variant of coronavirus ripping through South Africa is putting disproportionately large numbers of children under the age of 5 years old in hospitals, a top South African government medical adviser said Friday.The alarming development raises the prospect of a new global battle cycle against the virus, given that the new variant has already spread to dozens of countries. The South African scientists also said the new variant wnews.yahoo.com
A Washington school board meeting was cut short after 2 attendees interrupted the Black superintendent by playing recordings of a racial slur
Local law enforcement is investigating the incident as an intentional hate crime, authorities said in a press release following the meeting.news.yahoo.com
Facebook, now Meta, says China created a fake Swiss scientist to spread conspiracies that the US was falsely blaming it for COVID-19
Facebook said a user named Wilson Edwards for 2.5 weeks spread lies that the US was urging the WHO to blame COVID-19 on China. But he doesn't exist.news.yahoo.com
Philippine troops kill 8 communist rebels in jungle clash
Philippine troops killed eight suspected communist guerrillas in a jungle clash Wednesday near a central town, foiling a plan by the insurgents to attack a military outpost to mark the anniversary of their decades-long rebellion, military officials said. Army troops battled the New People's Army guerrillas on and off for half a day in a mountainous area near Miagao town in Iloilo province and later retrieved eight bodies of rebels, four assault rifles, anti-personnel mines and rebel documents, regional army commander Maj. Gen. Benedict Arevalo said, adding there were no army casualties. Villagers tipped off the army about the presence of 50 to 70 guerrillas in the uninhabited rural region and army troops launched an assault, Arevalo said.news.yahoo.com
The 3 victims of the Oxford High School shooting include a 16-year-old football star and a 17-year-old senior who'd won several college scholarships
Tate Myre, 16, Hana St. Juliana, 14, and Madisyn Baldwin, 17, were killed Tuesday after a shooter opened fire at Oxford High School in Michigan.news.yahoo.com
The Georgia election official who refused Trump's request to find him 'more votes' in the 2020 election was interviewed for 4 hours by the January 6 select committee
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said he discussed the January call with Trump where he asked him to help him win the state.news.yahoo.com
‘Blatant sexism’: State lawmakers demand equity for female Michigan State University athletes
Two Michigan lawmakers are taking issue with female college athletes being excluded from a $500 per month athletics scholarship available for all members of Michigan State University’s Spartans football and men’s basketball teams.
These photos tell you everything you need to know about California’s drought
Just this week, a major Southern California water agency declared a water supply alert for the first time in seven years, and is asking residents to voluntarily conserve. Many of the state’s counties are already under a state of drought emergency.