Archive for April 18th, 2021

More Than Half Of U.S. Adults Have Gotten At Least One COVID-19 Vaccine Dose

US & World | | April 18 2021, 9:00 PM

The CDC reported a hopeful statistic in the country's fight against the coronavirus on Sunday. On Monday, every adult in the country will be eligible to register to be vaccinated.

Consumer Safety Agency Warns People With Children To Stop Using The Peloton Tread+

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | April 18 2021, 6:20 PM

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a warning about the Peloton Tread+ after reports of children being injured. Peloton insists the machine is safe when used as directed.

Weekend Shootings In Texas And Wisconsin Add To Tally Of U.S. Gun Deaths

US & World | | April 18 2021, 4:40 PM

After a big surge in gun deaths in 2020, high-profile mass shootings this spring are a reminder that America's epidemic of gun violence persists.

The Incredible Shrinking And Growing Brains Of Indian Jumping Ants

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | April 18 2021, 7:40 AM

A new study of Indian jumping ants shows they have the ability to shrink and expand their brains — a first for any insect.

U.S., China Agree To Cooperate On Climate Crisis With Urgency

Environment & Science | | April 18 2021, 7:40 AM

The world's two biggest carbon polluters agreed to cooperate to curb climate change with "seriousness and urgency" days before President Biden hosts a virtual summit of world leaders on the issue.

OPINION: Doctors Should Be More Candid With Their Patients

Health | | April 18 2021, 6:00 AM

As a doctor, I was eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine in December, but I also was pregnant, and there wasn't yet much data to inform my decision. What I needed was a different kind of information.

Opinion: How COVID Reveals The Hypocrisy Of The Global Health 'Experience'

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | April 18 2021, 6:00 AM

Health workers from the West couldn't help out in other countries due to lockdowns and restrictions. So they turned to help at home. But what is their role in lower resource countries moving forward?

Quiet No More: Sen. Hirono's Immigrant Journey Fuels Her Fire In Congress

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | April 18 2021, 3:40 AM

Sen. Mazie Hirono of Hawaii — one of the most outspoken Democrats in Congress — wasn't always so vociferous. She says her story, detailed in a new memoir, has driven her to "stand up to bullies."

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