Archive for February 28th, 2021

Hong Kong Democracy Advocates Charged Under National Security Law | | February 28 2021, 7:40 PM

Authorities charged 47 people with violating a Chinese law aimed at suppressing dissent. The pro-democracy activists, arrested in early January, face life in prison.

CDC Panel Endorses Johnson & Johnson's One-Dose COVID-19 Vaccine

Health | | February 28 2021, 3:20 PM

Advisers to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention voted to endorse the emergency use of a single dose of a vaccine made by Johnson & Johnson. A study showed it was 66% effective in the U.S.

At Least 18 Killed By Myanmar Security Forces In Deadliest Day Since Coup | | February 28 2021, 3:00 PM

Myanmar's military junta has increased its use of violence against peaceful protesters. At least 18 were killed Sunday, the deadliest day yet since the military took power earlier this month.

Virginia Lawmakers Sign Off On Bill Legalizing Recreational Marijuana

US & World | | February 28 2021, 2:20 PM

The bill would legalize cannabis for recreational use by adults starting in 2024. But some Democrats and advocates say the legislation doesn't do enough to address racial disparites in drug laws.

A Race To Protect His Country — And His Mother | | February 28 2021, 6:20 AM

For this health expert based in Boston, the effort to get vaccines to his native South Africa was intensely personal.

Alaska Town Now Vaccinating Everyone 16 And Older

US & World | | February 28 2021, 6:00 AM

Everyone in Sitka, Alaska, who's age 16 or older can get the COVID-19 vaccination. The tribal health service there has been so efficient, they've already vaccinated those at higher risk.

It's Not Just Texas. The Entire Energy Grid Needs An Upgrade For Extreme Weather

Environment & Science | | February 28 2021, 6:00 AM

The Texas blackout is a reminder that climate-driven extreme weather stresses the U.S.'s power system in many ways. Much is needed to harden the grid for the future as the number of outages increase.

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