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More governors publicly vaccinated, but Florida’s kept mum

Health
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has received a single-dose coronavirus vaccineBy BOBBY CAINA CALVAN Associated PressApril 7, 2021, 10:05 PM• 4 min readTALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has received a single-dose coronavirus vaccine, his office confirmed Wednesday. He did so out of the public eye even as governors elsewhere across the political spectrum have been vaccinated publicly to reassure Americans that the shots are safe.A spokesperson for the Republican governor declined to provide details, including when exactly the Republican governor received the dose. But it was later disclosed that the governor last week received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine requiring only a single dose.The spokesperson, Meredith Beatrice, acknowledged the governor’s vaccination during an interview....
TSB IT chief ‘kept board in dark’ before systems meltdown

TSB IT chief ‘kept board in dark’ before systems meltdown

Business
The IT chief of TSB Bank failed to inform board members about "shortcomings" with the testing of a new technology system days before it crashed - resulting in nearly two million customers losing access to their current accounts.Sky News has learnt that a long-awaited report by the City law firm Slaughter and May on TSB's IT meltdown last year will say that Carlos Abarca made an "ill-judged" assessment of the lender's readiness to proceed with the migration. The report is expected to be published on Tuesday.The subsequent crisis cost TSB's chief executive Paul Pester his job, and the bank £370m in customer compensation and expenses related to the long-running inquiry.Mr Abarca is understood to have been identified in the Slaughter and May report as having failed to escalate concerns about t...
Johnson: Iran nuclear deal must be kept in place

Johnson: Iran nuclear deal must be kept in place

World
The nuclear deal struck with Iran in 2015 should be kept because it allows "intrusive inspections", Boris Johnson has said. The Foreign Secretary intervened after Israel accused Tehran of covering up its weapons programme before signing the deal three years ago.Mr Johnson said a presentation by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu "underlines the importance" of keeping the deal's constraints on Iran in place.At a time of growing uncertainty, Donald Trump has set a 12 May deadline to decide whether to pull the US out of the accord.::What Benjamin Netanyahu wants to achieve with his Iran 'stunt' 0:40 Video:Israeli PM: Iran hiding nuclear dataMr Netanyahu said "half a ton" of secret Iranian documents obtained by his government showed I...
Ethics debate as pig brains kept alive without a body

Ethics debate as pig brains kept alive without a body

Science
Researchers at Yale University have restored circulation to the brains of decapitated pigs, and kept the organs alive for several hours. Their aim is to develop a way of studying intact human brains in the lab for medical research.Although there is no evidence that the animals were aware, there is concern that some degree of consciousness might have remained.Details of the study were presented at a brain science ethics meeting held at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda in Maryland on 28 March.The research has also been reported on this week in the MIT Technology Review.The work, by Prof Nenad Sestan of Yale University, was discussed as part of an NIH investigation of ethical issues arising from neuroscience research in the US. Prof Sestan explained that he and his team exp...
Blood clots kept New England Patriots OT Antonio Garcia sidelined

Blood clots kept New England Patriots OT Antonio Garcia sidelined

Sports
Offensive tackle Antonio Garcia's rookie season with the New England Patriots was over before it started. When the Patriots made their final roster cuts prior to the start of last season, Garcia was placed on the non-football illness list and never made it to the field. The reason for the move was finally disclosed Thursday. Garcia was dealing with blood clots in his lungs, the Boston Herald reported, citing a source. A third-round draft pick out of Troy, Garcia was placed on blood thinners and lost at least 40 pounds, according to the newspaper. Expected to make a full recovery, Garcia has resumed workouts in an effort to regain his weight and strength, although there is no timetable for a possible return to the field.Let's block ads! (Why?) Sports News - UPI.com