The U.S. Capitol was thrown into violent disarray Wednesday afternoon as insurrectionists in support of President Donald Trump breached the building and sowed chaos inside. Four people died on the Capitol grounds, including a woman fatally shot by U.S. Capitol Police and three others who died of apparent medical emergencies, according to Robert Contee, the acting chief of the Metropolitan Police Department.
Members of Congress, shaken and angry following a violent assault on the U.S. Capitol by a mob of President Trump’s supporters, put a final stamp on President-elect Joe Biden’s victory early Thursday morning and brought an end to a historically turbulent post-election period.
The head of the Food and Drug Administration said Friday he is urging states to begin vaccinating lower-priority groups against Covid-19 as U.S. officials try to pick up the pace after a slower-than-expected initial rollout.
Inmates and homeless should be included in next COVID vaccination phase, advisory group recommends | CT Mirror
Inmates and others in congregate settings such as homeless shelters, group homes and psychiatric facilities should be included in the next wave of those eligible to receive the coronavirus vaccine, members of an advisory subcommittee recommended Tuesday.
At Don’s Pharmasave in Louisiana’s rural Avoyelles parish, pharmacist Constance Rabalais and colleagues have had to come up with their own policies and procedures for doling out their first 100 COVID-19 vaccine doses amid overwhelming demand.
With permission granted in late December to start deploying two coronavirus vaccines, the arrival of 2021 should mark the beginning of the end of the COVID-19 pandemic in America. But that will only happen if enough people take the vaccine, and Americans continue to take steps to prevent the virus’s spread. The new issue of the AARP Bulletin details a precise plan for older Americans for what to do to help successfully end the war against the coronavirus.
How characters with disabilities are represented in Japanese graphic novels, known as manga, and how disabilities affect people in Japan, are highlighted in a new book by a professor of Japanese studies at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo. Reframing Disability in Manga is Yoshiko Okuyama’s second published book supported by research and grant awards related to disability studies. In the new book, she focuses on several representative conditions of disabilities, including Asperger’s syndrome and visual impairments, as depicted in manga.
The fire in the belly of ADAPT has dimmed. Spitfire is gone.
When you think of passion, when you think of wildness, when you think of commitment, when you think of a survivor of all the crap the world can dish out, Spitfire is at the top of the lists. But today we lost her.
Who can forget Spitfire under the cop car, under the bus, under the police barricades and out the other side? Who can forget her, arms raised and outstretched, gleefully shouting at the managed care cash cow action? Or any action — Spitfire loved actions.
Who can forget that toddling gait? Who can forget those one of a kind T-shirts with their Spitfire messages, the camo, the helmet?
Who can forget the endless conversations, the looks on the faces of the cops she encountered, especially when arrest came up?
Who can forget her glitter and glam (the earrings!) when it was time to party?
Who couldn’t help but smile at the hapless fool who thought Spitfire didn’t know what was what.
The world is a colder, duller place tonight. But our hearts and are lives are the warmer for having shared the path with her for this while we had.
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