Measles cases jump 79% in 2022 after COVID hit vaccination campaigns

A vial of measles vaccine is checked at a field logistics base run by Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in the town of Boso-Manzi in Mongala province in the Democratic Republic of Congo February 27, 2020. Picture taken February 27, 2020. REUTERS/Hereward HollandRegister now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.comLONDON, April 27 (Reuters) – Measles cases…

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Rep. Madison Cawthorn cited for bringing gun through Charlotte airport

“It is standard procedure for the CMPD Airport Division to cite in lieu of arrest for the misdemeanor charge of Possession of a Dangerous Weapon on City Property unless there are other associated felony charges or extenuating circumstances,” the department said on Twitter.TSA spokesperson Robert Langston said a firearm was found at checkpoint D in…

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Over 50% of U.S. Population Has Contracted COVID-19, CDC Says

Half of the U.S. population has been infected with COVID-19, including 75% of children and adolescents, CDC officials announced on Tuesday. From December 2021 to February 2022, during the Omicron wave in the U.S., overall seroprevalence increased from 33.5% to 57.7%, reported Kristie Clarke, MD, of the CDC’s COVID-19 Emergency Response Team, and colleagues in…

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In new audio, McCarthy worried comments by certain GOP lawmakers could incite violence after Jan. 6

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., feared that remarks by fellow Republican lawmakers could jeopardize the safety of other GOP members of Congress after the Jan. 6 riot, according to new audio recordings from just days after the attack on the Capitol.The recordings from a Jan. 10, 2021, call obtained by The New York Times shine…

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Twitter says mass deactivations after Musk news were ‘organic’

Twitter was flooded with user reports of high-profile accounts’ losing thousands of followers in the hours after news broke that Tesla CEO Elon Musk would purchase the social network. The company said Tuesday that the “fluctuations in follower counts” came from “organic” account closures. Some accounts on the political right, including that of Rep. Marjorie…

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