Health care workers of color were more likely to care for patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19, more likely to report using inadequate or reused protective gear, and nearly twice as likely as white colleagues to test positive for the coronavirus, a new study from Harvard Medical School researchers found.The study also showed that health care workers are at least three times more likely than the general public to report a positive COVID test, with risks rising for workers treating COVID patients.Dr. Andrew Chan, a senior author and an epidemiologist at Massachusetts General Hospital, s...
'Hang on a minute': Chuck Todd confronts GOP governor who wants 'liberty' for vaccines but not for abortion
NBC host Chuck Todd on Sunday challenged Gov Tate Reeves (R-MS) over his push to deny abortion rights for women while insisting that people should have control over their own bodies when it comes to vaccines.
During an interview on Meet the Press, Todd noted that Reeves had recently championed "freedom and individual liberty" when it comes to vaccine mandates.
"Why should the state of Mississippi tell a woman what they should do with their body?" Todd asked. "Why shouldn't they have that individual freedom on their body particularly in the first 20 weeks [of pregnancy]."
"The far left loves to scream 'my body, my choice,'" Reeves replied. "And what I would submit to you, Chuck, is you absolutely ignore the fact that in getting an abortion, there is an actual killing of an innocent unborn child that is in that womb."
Reeves went on to insist that fetuses should be considered "babies" at 15 weeks of age.
"Those babies at 15 weeks can feel pain," he argued. "The difference between vaccine mandates and abortions is vaccines allow you to protect yourself. Abortions actually go in and kill other American babies."
"But vaccines are not about yourself," Todd interrupted. "Hang on a minute. A vaccine is about protecting a larger community. A vaccine is about preventing spread. You could argue a vaccine mandate is a pro-life position."
"You could certainly argue that, Chuck," Reeves agreed. "The vaccine may not keep you from getting the virus. It may not keep you from spreading the virus but it can keep you from ending up in the hospital. That's what's been proven during this delta surge that we've seen in America."
He added: "Conversely, when you're talking about the pro-life position of protecting unborn babies, let's put it also in perspective, the fact is that during this very horrible and challenging time since I was sworn into office in January of 2020, Chuck, we've had 800,000 American lives lost because of Covid. And my heart aches for every single one of those individuals that has died because of Covid ... But since Roe was enacted, 62 million American babies have been aborted and have therefore been killed."
Watch the video below from NBC.
Appearing on CNN's "State of the Union" with host Dana Bash, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) was closed-mouth on any evidence that House committee investigating the Jan 6th insurrection has gathered so far, but did say a decision to refer former Donald Trump chief of staff Mark Meadows to the Justice Department for a criminal indictment could come this week.
Saying the committee will follow any evidence, even if it leads to colleagues in Congress, Schiff said the subpoenaed Meadows is next for consideration for a criminal referral because he is refusing to speak to the committee or turn over documents related to the Jan 6th Capitol riot.
"We will follow the evidence if it leads back to members of Congress," Schiff told the host after stating, "For everyone who is trying to obstruct, like the former president, like Mr. Bannon and others, there are dozens and dozens of people who are coming forward voluntarily."
Asked about Meadows, he replied, "I think we will probably make a decision this week on our course of conduct with that particular witness and others. I can't go into any communications we are having with the witnesses, but we are moving with alacrity with anyone who obstructs the committee, and that was certainly the case with Mr. Bannon and the case with Mr. Meadows."
"We will follow the evidence if it leads back to members of Congress," Schiff says, adding that for every Steve Bannon there are dozens of people cooperating with the 1/6 committee.\n\nHe also says there could be a decision this week on referring Mark Meadows to DOJ for contempt.pic.twitter.com/wEW9D2fbpF— Jan Wolfe (@Jan Wolfe) 1638110053
'Unacceptable': GOP lawmaker in a panic that Marjorie Taylor Greene is becoming 'the face of the party'
During a CNN "Inside Politics" panel on the chaos being created within the Republican Party by far-right extremists members, CNN's Melanie Zanona reported that one GOP lawmaker expressed panic that the party is going to be defined by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) when the midterm elections come around.
On Saturday Zanona tweeted that a Republican in Congress told her House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) is ignoring moderates to cater to the extremists in the caucus before warning McCarthy, "Our side isn't going to take this much longer."
During her Sunday appearance, Zanona elaborated on rumblings in the House against both McCarthy and Taylor Greene.
After sharing a quote from Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) expressing dismay at GOP discord, the CNN congressional correspondent told host Kaitlan Collins, "That's Chip Roy, he is a conservative in Texas. I heard from a moderate Republican who said, this is unacceptable. Marjorie Taylor Green cannot be the face of our party. It's going to hurt us in swing districts, it's going to undermine our chances of winning back the majority."
"He said, Kevin McCarthy needs to stop taking his moderates for granted," she continued. "Yes, they are catering to some of these fringe members because they are the most vocal, they're willing to go on the record about McCarthy."
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