What we’re reading: FDA recommends pausing Johnson & Johnson vaccine, Minnesota police officer resigns

first_imgMia Yartohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/mia-yarto/ What we’re reading: Chauvin found guilty in Floyd case, Xi to attend Biden’s climate change summit Mia Yartohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/mia-yarto/ Twitter Linkedin Mia Yartohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/mia-yarto/ ReddIt + posts COVID-19 protocols remain up in the air for fall semester First-year experience at TCU ReddIt Frog Aides helps supports local businesses with on-campus ‘state fair’ event Facebookcenter_img Facebook Condensed semester, lost week to snowstorm adding to some students stress during finals week Twitter Mia Yartohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/mia-yarto/ printCDC and FDA recommend pause on use of Johnson & Johnson vaccine After six reported U.S. cases of a “rare and severe” type of blood clot, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommended that the U.S. stop the use of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine, according to CNN. The cases occurred among women between 18 and 48 years old, and symptoms occurred six to 13 days after their vaccinations. According to a joint statement released Tuesday from Dr. Anne Schuchat, principal director of the CDC and Dr. Peter Marks, director of the FDA’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, the “CDC will convene a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) on Wednesday to further review these cases and assess their potential significance.”Johnson & Johnson released a statement stating that those who have received the vaccine and have developed severe headache, abdominal pain, leg pain or shortness of breath within three weeks after vaccination should contact their health care provider. More than 6.8 million doses of the vaccine have been administered in the United States, making this event “extremely rare,” according to the statement. Officer and police chief resign after death of Daunte WrightThe death of Daunte Wright in Brooklyn Center, Minn. has sparked protests. (Richard Tsong-Taatarii via Star Tribune/ AP)According to CNN, the police officer who shot and killed Daunte Wright on Sunday night submitted a letter of resignation alongside the police chief who said the shooting was “accidental.”Brooklyn Center Mayor Mike Elliot said he has not yet accepted the police chief’s resignation. “We’re doing our internal process to make sure that we are being accountable to the steps that we need to take,” Elliot told reporters. Hundreds have protested in Brooklyn Center, Minn. since the shooting.Defense expert witness says that Chauvin’s actions were “justified”In this image from a video, Barry Brodd, a use of force expert testifies in the trial of former Minn. police Officer Derek Chauvin. (Court TV via AP, Pool)Tuesday marked the 12th day of Derek Chauvin’s trial for George Floyd’s death. According to CNN, defense expert witness Barry Brodd said that Derek Chauvin’s kneeling on George Floyd could not be considered a deadly force, but a use of force. “I felt that Derek Chauvin was justified with acting with objective, reasonableness following Minneapolis Police Department policy…,” Brodd testified.  Linkedin Mia Yarto Previous articleNew platform launched to ease scholarship finding process for current TCU studentsNext articleEpisode 253 – TEXAS TRANSFER UNIVERSITY Mia Yarto RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature FILE – In this Thursday, April 8, 2021 file photo, the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine sits on a table at a pop up vaccinations site the Albanian Islamic Cultural Center, in the Staten Island borough of New York. The U.S. is recommending a “pause” in administration of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to investigate reports of potentially dangerous blood clots. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File) What we’re reading: Former Vice President dies at 93, Chad President killed on frontlineslast_img read more

UAE Navy vessel on fire after Houthi attack off Yemen

first_img View post tag: Yemen View post tag: Houthi Back to overview,Home naval-today UAE Navy vessel on fire after Houthi attack off Yemen Authorities UAE Navy vessel on fire after Houthi attack off Yemen A United Arab Emirates Navy vessel has reportedly been attacked by Yemen’s Houthi rebels during a Saudi-led coalition attack on the Yemeni port city of Hodeidah.The Yemeni rebel group issued a statement on their official website on June 13 claiming the Yemeni Navy prevented an amphibious landing operation by striking a navy vessel with two missiles.In another statement on June 14, the group said the “destruction of the navy vessel” was not the first and would not be the last.CNN has further received confirmation from US officials who said the UAE Navy vessel was struck and caught fire.A military vessel currently on fire in the Red Sea off the coast of Hodeidah belongs to the UAE, two senior Yemeni-Houthi military commanders tell CNN.US officials confirm it was attacked by Houthi rebels & caught fire. A US official confirms to CNN the craft belongs to the UAE— Ryan Browne (@rabrowne75) June 13, 2018The attack occurred during a Saudi-led operation to recapture the port city of Hodeidah, which is estimated to receive 70 percent of food, fuel and medicines imported to Yemen.On Monday, UN warned against a military escalation in Hodeida expressing concerning that as many as 250,000 people could be killed in an operation to retake the city.“I am extremely concerned about military escalation in Hodeida and their humanitarian and political impact. We’re in contact with parties to avoid further escalation. We call on them to exercise restraint and engage with political efforts to spare Hodeida a military confrontation,” UN’s Yemen envoy Martin Griffiths said in a tweet on Wednesday. View post tag: UAE Navy June 14, 2018 This is not the first Yemen’s Houthi fighters have attacked both commercial and navy vessels in the Red Sea.In October 2016, the US Navy launched Tomahawk missiles at Houthi positions after the rebels tried several times to hit US destroyer USS Mason with missiles in the Bab-el-Mandab Strait.The Tomahawk attack occurred shortly after the Houthis hit and almost sank the UAE-operated catamaran HSV-2 Swift.Several months later, Houthis used “drone boats” to hit Royal Saudi Navy frigate Al-Madinah in an attack that killed two and injured three other Royal Saudi Navy sailors.The most recent known Houthi attack on vessels in the Red Sea took place in April 2018 when the rebels targeted a Saudi-flagged oil tanker. The tanker was only lightly damaged in the attack. View post tag: Hodeidah Share this articlelast_img read more

5 must-see tweets after Bryce Harper’s walk-off grand slam

first_imgBryce Harper provided one of the coolest moments of the season Thursday with a walk-off grand slam to lift the Phillies to a 7-5 win over the Cubs.Words simply don’t do the moment justice, so here’s the perfect call from the Phillies broadcast: MLB wrap: Indians trounce Yankees, but Bryce Harper steals show in Philadelphia Bryce Harpers walk off grand slam is THAT much better with titanic music pic.twitter.com/grtq4jNoik— Joe Calise (@average_joe207) August 16, 2019However, this audio dub might be even better. New walk-up [email protected] saying “oh my god” after Harper’s walk-off grand slam made into a beat 😉 @AlexCarrMLB with the idea pic.twitter.com/O3XVgCarTr— Caleeb (@phillycaleb) August 16, 2019But let’s not forget about the fans in Citizens Bank Park who will never forget this night. This view from center field is a cool perspective:When you don’t want the party to start without you 🏃‍♂️💨❗️ @Phillies | @bryceharper3 | #BallparkCam pic.twitter.com/ThLIUTLXUP— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) August 16, 2019 BRYCE. IN. HIS. VEINS. ❄️#RingTheBell pic.twitter.com/i9O3JCBwD3— Philadelphia Phillies (@Phillies) August 16, 2019How cool was that?The combination of that moonshot, in that spot, wearing those beautiful throwback uniforms, in front of that crowd created such an unbeatable setting for Harper’s display of boy-like excitement as he bolted around the bases to an utterly electric mob of teammates. Related Newscenter_img The moment wasn’t lost on Twitter, which had plenty to say about Harper’s unforgettable moment. Here’s a look at some of the best the web had to offer:The Cubs’ broadcast balanced the thrill of victory with the agony of defeat.Cubs broadcast calls Bryce Harper’s walk-off grand slam pic.twitter.com/cbQIOk4794— VHS (@VanHicklestein) August 16, 2019This oddly satisfying tweet makes it easy to get caught up in Harper’s sprint around the bases, but you almost feel bad for the little yellow dots — especially center fielder Albert Almirola Jr., who clearly sulked off the field in disbelief.Once Bryce Harper made contact, the Cubs right fielder knew this one was over. pic.twitter.com/uVbHwiBJZg— Cut4 (@Cut4) August 16, 2019And, of course, Harper’s “titanic” blast needed the Celine Dion treatment. Derek Jeter says Don Mattingly’s future with Marlins will be addressed ‘sooner rather than later’last_img read more