Measles outbreak in central Ohio grows to more than 50 children, caused by ‘vaccination shortage’

Measles outbreak in central Ohio grows to more than 50 children, caused by ‘vaccination shortage’

CNN — A measles outbreak in central Ohio is growing and has sickened more than 50 children, many requiring hospitalization, according to data updated Tuesday by Columbus Public Health. None of the children were fully vaccinated against measles. Since the outbreak began in November, at least 58 cases of measles have been identified in Columbus … Read more

TSMC will increase its chip manufacturing investment in Arizona to $40 billion ahead of Biden’s visit

TSMC will increase its chip manufacturing investment in Arizona to  billion ahead of Biden’s visit

New York CNN Business — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company is increasing its investment in the United States, announcing on Tuesday that it is building a second semiconductor factory in Arizona, increasing its investment there from $12 billion to $40 billion. The move represents one of the “largest foreign direct investments in United States history,” according … Read more

China’s Xi Jinping to visit Saudi Arabia, sources say, amid frayed ties with US

China’s Xi Jinping to visit Saudi Arabia, sources say, amid frayed ties with US

CNN — Chinese President Xi Jinping is due to arrive in Saudi Arabia on Thursday for a two-day state visit amid high tensions between the United States and the two countries, according to a source familiar with the trip, an Arab diplomatic source and two senior Arab officials. officials. According to four sources, Xi’s trip … Read more

The flu vaccine appears to be a very good match for circulating strains, the CDC says

The flu vaccine appears to be a very good match for circulating strains, the CDC says

CNN — This year’s flu shots appear to be a “very good match” with circulating strains, said Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director Dr. Rochelle Walensky at Monday’s briefing. However, she noted that flu vaccinations are lagging behind the pace of past years. CDC data through the end of October show that vaccinations among … Read more

Pelé’s daughters say he was hospitalized last week with a lung infection after a bout of Covid-19

Pelé’s daughters say he was hospitalized last week with a lung infection after a bout of Covid-19

CNN — In an interview broadcast Sunday night on TV Globo, Pelé’s daughters said the Brazilian soccer great was hospitalized in Sao Paulo last week after contracting a lung infection following a Covid-19 infection. “He’s sick, he’s old, but he’s there right now with a lung infection, and he’ll be back home when he gets … Read more

The College Football Playoff will feature Georgia vs. Ohio State and Michigan vs. TCU

The College Football Playoff will feature Georgia vs.  Ohio State and Michigan vs.  TCU

CNN — The Georgia Bulldogs will step up their pursuit of back-to-back national titles when they compete in the upcoming College Football Playoff. The Michigan Wolverines, Texas Christian University (TCU) Horned Frogs and Ohio State Buckeyes will join the Bulldogs in the playoffs, the selection committee announced Sunday. No. 1 Georgia (13-0) will play No. … Read more

A group of “hackers” set up free payphones in Philadelphia

A group of “hackers” set up free payphones in Philadelphia

CNN — A Philadelphia “hobby phone group” is working to bring payphones back to the city — just without the actual payment. PhilTel, a volunteer organization that launched in June, plans to open its first free payphone on December 17 at Iffy Books, a bookstore and hacker workshop in the Center City neighborhood. Mike Dank, … Read more

Democrats vote to move forward, Biden plans to put South Carolina first on 2024 primary calendar

Democrats vote to move forward, Biden plans to put South Carolina first on 2024 primary calendar

CNN — The Democratic National Committee’s legislative branch on Friday voted to drastically change the 2024 presidential nominating calendar, making South Carolina the first state to hold a primary, followed by Nevada and New Hampshire on the same day in a few days. later, and then Georgia and Michigan before Super Tuesday. President Joe Biden … Read more

Democrats vote to move forward, Biden plans to put South Carolina first on 2024 primary calendar

Democrats vote to move forward, Biden plans to put South Carolina first on 2024 primary calendar

CNN — The Democratic National Committee’s legislative branch on Friday voted to drastically change the 2024 presidential nominating calendar, making South Carolina the first state to hold a primary, followed by Nevada and New Hampshire on the same day in a few days. later, and then Georgia and Michigan before Super Tuesday. President Joe Biden … Read more

As respiratory viruses strain America’s healthcare systems, the Biden administration says it’s ready to help

As respiratory viruses strain America’s healthcare systems, the Biden administration says it’s ready to help

CNN — Nearly 20,000 people in the United States were hospitalized for the flu last week, nearly double the number of admissions from the previous week, according to data updated Friday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC estimates there have been at least 8.7 million illnesses, 78,000 hospitalizations, and 4,500 … Read more