Archive for November 24th, 2020

Biden Says It Would Be 'Difficult' To Lose Sanders Or Warren From Senate For Admin.

Politics | | November 24 2020, 8:20 PM

The president-elect says he is open to including his progressive former rivals in his new administration, but that he also needs strong leadership in the Senate.

Initial Batch Of COVID-19 Vaccines Will Go To States Based On Population, Not Risk

Health | | November 24 2020, 8:00 PM

Operation Warp Speed is allocating the first batch of 6.4 million COVID vaccines to states, based on population. This circumvents a CDC advisory committee, which proposed allocation based on risk.

Black People Are More Hesitant About A Vaccine. A Leading Nurse Wants To Change That

Health | | November 24 2020, 4:40 PM

Ernest Grant, the president of the American Nurses Association, says historical abuses have left Black people with a distrust of vaccines. Now he's part of a coronavirus vaccine trial.

Pfizer's Coronavirus Vaccine Supply Contract Excludes Many Taxpayer Protections

Health | | November 24 2020, 4:00 PM

The $1.95 billion Operation Warp Speed contract excludes government rights to inventions or production know-how developed in the manufacture of the COVID-19 vaccine.

U.S. Agrees To Pause Deportations For Women Alleging Abuse At ICE Facility

Crime & Justice | | November 24 2020, 3:00 PM

Dozens of immigrant women have said they received unwanted gynecological procedures at Irwin County Detention Center. Yet even as authorities investigate, the accusers have been in danger of removal.

Elon Musk Passes Bill Gates To Become World's 2nd-Richest Person

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | November 24 2020, 2:00 PM

The soaring value of Tesla stock has sent Musk's net worth skyrocketing, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. The automaker's CEO has added more than $100 billion to his net worth in 2020.

Under Trump, New Anti-Abortion Rules Shook Fragile Health Systems Around the World

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | November 24 2020, 1:40 PM

President-elect Joe Biden inherits a global health landscape changed by the Trump administration more than under any Republican president since Ronald Reagan.

Parents Of Man Killed In U.K. Crash Lose Their Challenge To U.S. Diplomatic Immunity

Crime & Justice | | November 24 2020, 1:40 PM

Harry Dunn's family argued the U.K. government had wrongly granted Anne Sacoolas diplomatic immunity. Sacoolas, the wife of a U.S. diplomat, is charged in his death but fled to the U.S.

Twitter To Accept Blue Check Mark Requests in 2021 Following 3-Year Hiatus

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | November 24 2020, 12:20 PM

Twitter said on Tuesday that after a three-year hiatus, it will again allow users to apply for the coveted blue check mark. The program was paused after a controversy over the badges in 2017.

Biden Says His National Security Team 'Reflects That America Is Back'

Politics | | November 24 2020, 11:40 AM

President-elect Joe Biden stressed a return to multilateralism as he introduced key national security and foreign policy appointees and nominees.

Dow Surges Past 30,000 Points For 1st Time In Historic Milestone

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | November 24 2020, 11:00 AM

Markets welcomed President Trump's recommendation the transition process begin, which will provide critical resources and information to President-elect Joe Biden's team.

Trump Push To Invalidate Votes In Heavily Black Cities Alarms Civil Rights Groups

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | November 24 2020, 5:40 AM

Black voters in Detroit, Philadelphia, Milwaukee and Atlanta were crucial to Joe Biden's victory. Those are also the places where President Trump's campaign has targeted its legal efforts.

England Cuts Quarantine Time For Travelers With Negative COVID-19 Test

US & World | | November 24 2020, 1:40 AM

Starting next month, some travelers going to England could cut their 14-day mandatory quarantine down to five days if a COVID-19 test comes up negative.

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COVID-19: What We Can Learn About COVID Patients’ Recovery From Damaged Sense Of Smell Virus Causes

| November 24 2020, 9:38 AM

In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, Larry Mantle speaks with Dr. Shruti Gohil, professor of medicine and associate medical director for epidemiology and infection prevention at UC Irvine’s School of Medicine.

SoCal’s Varying Dining Public Health Rules, And What They Mean For Restaurants

| November 24 2020, 9:30 AM

As of 10 p.m. on Wednesday, November 25, restaurants and bars in Los Angeles County will have to stop all dine-in service (most of which is outdoors these days) for at least three weeks. During that period, they'll only be able to offer takeout, drive-through and delivery.

With The UC App Deadline Coming Up, We Check In On What Students Need To Know

| November 24 2020, 9:19 AM

With the 2021 Fall application coming for UCs on November 30, many college seniors will be spending their Thanksgiving break filling out their college applications and frantically writing essays.

How Duke University Reopened In The Pandemic... And Stayed Open

| November 24 2020, 9:10 AM

In the weeks and months since colleges and universities returned to campuses for the fall semester, numerous institutions have reverted back to online classes after COVID-19 outbreaks forced them to shut their doors.

Politics: GSA Moves Forward With Formal Transition Of Power, Biden’s National Security Picks And More

| November 24 2020, 9:03 AM

The federal government recognized President-elect Joe Biden as the “apparent winner” of the Nov. 3 election, formally starting the transition of power after President Donald Trump spent weeks testing the boundaries of American democracy.