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CDC vaccine advisers vote to recommend that health care staff and long term care facility residents

Source: CNN

(CNN)Vaccine advisers to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention voted 13-1 on Tuesday to recommend that both health care workers and residents of long term care facilities be first in line for any coronavirus vaccines that get emergency authorization from the US Food and Drug Administration.

The Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices voted to include both groups in what they're calling Phase 1a of the CDC's coronavirus vaccine distribution plan.

"Long term care facility residents are defined as adults who reside in facilities that provide a variety of services, including medical and personal care, to persons who are unable to live independently," the CDC said.

"Health care personnel are defined as paid and unpaid persons serving in health care settings who have the potential for direct or indirect exposure or infectious materials."



Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/01/health/cdc-acip-covid-19-vaccine-recommendation-vote/index.html

Ohio tea party leader urges Trump to suspend the Constitution, declare martial law to hold new vote

Cleveland Plain Dealer

COLUMBUS, Ohio—A prominent Ohio tea party leader has taken out a full-page ad in the Washington Times calling on President Donald Trump to temporarily suspend the Constitution and declare martial law to stage a “re-vote” of the 2020 presidential election.

The ad, placed by Tom Zawistowski of the We the People Convention, drew swift criticism from at least one top Ohio Republican.

In the ad, Zawistowski states that when Democrat Joe Biden is formally elected the next president, as is expected, Trump should order the U.S. military to oversee a new election for federal candidates using only paper ballots.

Zawistowski cited unfounded claims of voter fraud, many of which have been vocally pushed by Trump himself. Trump’s campaign has filed dozens of lawsuits in battleground states narrowly won by Biden, though those suits have mostly been thrown out or withdrawn.


Johnson suffers biggest Commons revolt since election as MPs back new Covid tiers by 291 to 78

Source: The Guardian

MPs vote for Covid regulations - but with around 70 Tories not supporting goverment
The government has won by 291 votes to 78 – a majority of 213. But there are 364 Conservative MPs, which means 73 of them did not vote for the government.

Some of them may have had a valid reason although, now that proxy voting is allowed in the Commons, it can be assumed that most of the 73 who did not back the government were voting against or abstaining.


Previous biggest Tory Commons revolts since general election
We are expecting this to be the biggest Commons revolt that Boris Johnson has suffered since the general election.

The other main ones have been:
* Vote on the 10pm “curfew” on 13 October - with 42 Tories voting against the government
* Vote on stopping Huawei equipment from being used in 5G on 10 March - with 36 Tories voting against
* Vote on the lockdown on 4 November - with 32 Tories voting against the government

These are the figures for Conservative MPs who voted against the government in those divisions. In each of them there were two more Tory MPs who rebelled by acting as tellers.


Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/politics/live/2020/dec/01/uk-coronavirus-live-gove-johnson-tory-mps-covid-restrictions-tiers-latest-updates

Who should I believe: the idiot Trump hired, or the idiot Trump hired?

https://twitter.com/Yamiche/status/1333863030136975360

The axe is about to fall.....

https://twitter.com/jeffmason1/status/1333861690635653122

Some people take airport security checks too seriously...

https://twitter.com/GAFollowers/status/1333821909696466944

Barr: No evidence of fraud that'd change election outcome

Source: AP News

His comments come despite President Donald Trump’s repeated claims that the election was stolen, and his refusal to concede his loss to President-Elect Joe Biden.

In an interview with The Associated Press, Barr said U.S. attorneys and FBI agents have been working to follow up specific complaints and information they’ve received, but they’ve uncovered no evidence that would change the outcome of the election.

“To date, we have not seen fraud on a scale that could have affected a different outcome in the election,” Barr told the AP.

The comments are especially direct coming from Barr, who has been one of the president’s most ardent allies. Before the election, he had repeatedly raised the notion that mail-in voter fraud could be especially vulnerable to fraud during the coronavirus pandemic as Americans feared going to polls and instead chose to vote by mail.




Read more: https://apnews.com/article/election-2020-joe-biden-donald-trump-elections-william-barr-b1f1488796c9a98c4b1a9061a6c7f49d

As Trumps' Legal Jeopardy Mounts, Will Ivanka Snitch On Daddy?

The National Memo

Trump cannot be pardoned for state crimes, and absent a federal pardon, once he leaves office, he will lose the immunity he now enjoys as a sitting president from prosecution for any federal offenses he may have committed. And while Trump's attorneys currently are back before the Supreme Court, asking the panel to narrow the scope of Vance's subpoenas, that effort would appear similarly doomed once Trump departs the White House.

What this means for Ivanka remains to be seen. She has not yet been formally accused of committing a crime, or officially been named as a target of any investigation. Moreover, even if she is eventually indicted, everyone—even a Trump—is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

Still, as the clock ticks down on the Trump presidency, the first daughter may well be advised to ponder whether her legal interests and those of her father have diverged to the point where it would be better to cooperate with the authorities, fess up, and ultimately turn state's evidence.

Stay tuned. This story is just beginning.

The Latest: Germany's health minister tours vaccine center

Source: ABC News

BERLIN -- Germany’s health minister toured a new vaccination center in Duesseldorf on Tuesday, preparing for possible mass vaccinations against the coronavirus in the coming weeks.

Vaccinations in Germany will be free, voluntary and people will receive letters about when it’s their turn for the shot, Health Minister Jens Spahn says.

The first shots will be given either in vaccination centers around the country or by mobile medical teams who will go to nursing homes to vaccinate the most vulnerable people. Later next year, doctors will vaccinate people at their local practices, the health minister says.

Spahn expects Germany to receive five to eight million doses of vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech as well as by Moderna.


Read more: https://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/latest-nobel-laureate-warns-increased-trafficking-74474754

LIVE: Biden about to announce economic team.

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