Showing posts from July 31, 2021

Gov. Greg Abbott bars mandates for vaccinations and masks in Texas.

By BY DAVE MONTGOMERY World The state’s daily average of cases has risen by 209 percent over the past 14 days and hospitalizations are surging, but an executive order ensures that masking and vaccinations remain voluntary. New York Times Masks, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Vaccination and Immunization August 1, 2021 at 03:50AM

Quotation of the Day: Who Are the Unvaccinated in America?

By Unknown Author Today’s Paper Quotation of the Day for Sunday, August 1, 2021. New York Times August 1, 2021 at 03:19AM

Simone Biles has withdrawn from the gymnastics floor exercise final.

By BY JULIET MACUR Sports That leaves one event left for her at the Tokyo Games — if she chooses to compete. New York Times Olympic Games (2020), Gymnastics August 1, 2021 at 03:16AM

Demonstrations against France’s vaccine pass surge for a third weekend, even as cases rise.

By BY AURELIEN BREEDEN World The government’s health pass law was passed by Parliament and is expected to get a final greenlight from a top constitutional council next week. New York Times Demonstrations, Protests and Riots, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Vaccination and Immunization July 31, 2021 at 09:34PM

With seven medals at one Olympics, Emma McKeon ties a record.

By BY RANDAL C. ARCHIBOLD Sports McKeon’s haul ties her for the record by any female Olympian, set in 1952 by gymnast Maria Gorokhovskaya of the Soviet Union. New York Times Olympic Games (2020), Swimming, Records and Achievements August 1, 2021 at 02:26AM

Caeleb Dressel of the U.S. and Emma McKeon of Australia sprint to gold in swimming’s finale.

By BY ANDREW KEH Sports Dressel’s fourth gold of the Games came on the final day of swimming at the Tokyo Olympics. McKeon’s gold was her sixth medal of the meet. New York Times Olympic Games (2020) August 1, 2021 at 01:11AM

2 Dead in Random Shooting at ‘Purge’ Movie, Officials Say

By BY JESUS JIMÉNEZ U.S. Anthony Barajas, who was popular on TikTok, and Rylee Goodrich were each shot in the head at a theater in Corona, Calif., in what the district attorney said was an unprovoked attack. New York Times Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides, Theaters (Buildings) August 1, 2021 at 01:02AM

Demand for shots is increasing in less-vaccinated states under siege from the Delta variant.

By BY EDUARDO MEDINA World Data from the C.D.C. shows that many people in states like Louisiana, Mississippi and Missouri are now receiving their first doses. On Friday, more than 850,000 total shots were recorded in the U.S. New York Times Vaccination and Immunization, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) July 31, 2021 at 11:40PM