MAN WITH COVID IMPERSONATED WIFE TO BOARD PLANE

A Covid-positive Indonesian man faces arrest after he disguised himself and impersonated his wife in order to board a flight, according to CNN. The man, who has been identified only by his initials “DW,” boarded a domestic Citilink flight last week from Jakarta, Indonesia to Ternate pretending to be his wife.  He wore her women’s Islamic attire, … Continued

PROSECUTORS SAYS R.KELLY SEXUALLY ABUSED AN UNDERAGED BOY AS NEW CLAIMS SURFACE IN CASE

Federal prosecutors in R. Kelly’s sex trafficking case say he had sexual contact with an underage boy in addition to girls, and the government wants jurors in his upcoming sex trafficking trial to hear those claims. Prosecutors aired a wide-ranging raft of additional allegations — but not new charges — against the R&B star in … Continued

TWO DOSES OF THE PFIZER OR ASTRAZENECA VACCINES FOUND TO BE VERY EFFECTIVE AGAINST DELTA VARIANT – ACCORDING TO NEW STUDY

SOURCE: LONDON, (Reuters) – Two doses of Pfizer (PFE.N) or AstraZeneca’s (AZN.L) COVID-19 vaccine are nearly as effective against the highly transmissible Delta coronavirus variant as they are against the previously dominant Alpha variant, a study published on Wednesday showed. Officials say vaccines are highly effective against the Delta variant, now the dominant variant worldwide, though the study reiterated that … Continued

VIOLENCE FLARES IN HAITI AHEAD OF SLAIN PRESIDENT’S FUNERAL

Caribbean News Online DÁNICA COTO, ASSOCIATED PRESS—Hundreds of workers fled businesses in northern Haiti on Wednesday after demonstrations near the hometown of assassinated President Jovenel Moïse grew violent ahead of his funeral. Associated Press journalists observed the body of one man who witnesses said was shot in the community of Quartier-Morin, which is near Trou-du-Nord, … Continued

THE COVID DELTA VARIANT: HOW EFFECTIVE ARE VACCINES?

What does vaccines effectiveness mean? Vaccine effectiveness refers to how well a vaccine works in the real world. The figures are given with respect to particular outcomes, such as infection, symptomatic disease, hospital admission or death. If a Covid-19 vaccine is “90% effective” against symptomatic disease it means vaccinated people have a 90% lower risk … Continued

AT LEAST 120 DEAD AND 1,300 MISSING IN GERMANY AND BELGIUM FLOODS – ‘MANY’ MORE DEATHS EXPECTED

SKY NEWS More than 120 people have been killed and hundreds more are missing after catastrophic flooding across Germany and Belgium, which has left several villages cut off and sparked fears that a dam could burst. Officials have warned communities in both countries “are still in danger” following Thursday’s catastrophe, with German Chancellor Angela Merkel … Continued