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The US evacuated 10,400 people from Kabul on Sunday, according to a White House official. This is largest number in 24 hours by US military aircraft from Afghanistan to date.
NEW: FDA could grant full approval to Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine today, two officials tell CNN
Some day Maria is going to look at photos and ask why we never brushed her hair (we do!), and I’m going to ask why she never let me do her hair (she insists on wearing it down - like a “princess”…..uhmmmm)
The US military has additional troops and resources on the ground in Kabul to go out into the city, get Americans and bring them to the airport if necessary, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby says.
Update: US military paused flights earlier today, but flight “operations have resumed” at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Gen. Hank Taylor, Deputy Director of the Joint Staff for Regional Operations told reporters during a briefing at the Pentagon.
NEW: Federal appeals court allows Biden administration's eviction moratorium to continue cnn.com/2021/08/20/pol…
UPDATE on baby seen passed over barbed wire fence at Kabul Airport. A Marine Corps spokesperson confirms "the baby was reunited with their father and is safe at the airport."
President Biden says to very American who wants to come home from Afghanistan-- "We will get you home."
President Biden says the U.S. has evacuated approximately 13,000 since Aug. 14th, 18,000+ since July.
Soldiers by the runway at Kabul airport told CNN’s Clarissa Ward there are 10,000 people here processed and ready to go… but nowhere to fly them to because Qatar is refusing to accept more Afghans because they’ve reached capacity.
NEW: The US government will not require those fleeing Afghanistan on US government evacuation flights to pay for them, State Department spokesperson Ned Price confirmed to CNN Friday.
We made it to Friday! #TGIF
KY Gov Andy Beshear (D) to @KateBolduan: “Sending unmasked, unvaccinated kids into a poorly ventilated classroom is like holding the world's largest chicken pox party, except instead of chicken pox it is the third leading cause of death last year.”
For the first time on record, precipitation at the summit of Greenland, roughly two miles above sea level, fell as rain, and not snow, over the weekend.
“Catastrophic consequences. We can’t handle what we are seeing. We are estimating the number of cases in Tennessee will increase six-fold by end of September if we don’t take measures to mitigate the spread.” –TN doctor on what will happen if states don't listen to the science
“The president has to make clear that he understands he has taken on a large moral responsibility through his decision to bail out of Afghanistan.” –Fmr Ambassador to Afghanistan, Ronald Neumann, on Biden's obligation to help evacuate Afghans who worked with and helped the U.S.
I believe this is a first -- Culver City Unified School District in California to require all eligible students 12+ get vaccinated by mid-November
CDC Dir. on if we'll need annual COVID shots: “This virus has been humbling, so I don’t want to say never, but we are not necessarily anticipating that you will need this annually. It does look like after this 3rd dose you get a really robust response"... but will follow science
NEW: FAA proposes more than $500,000 in new fines against 34 passengers accused of being unruly on board, who they say refused to wear masks, hit flight attendants and even threw luggage across the cabin.
NEW: Everyone who works in schools and colleges in Washington state will have to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 by October 18, Gov. Jay Inslee (D) announced.
Facebook takes action against 'disinformation dozen' after White House pressure cnn.com/2021/08/18/tec…
A school district in Texas — The Paris Independent School District— voted to amend its current dress code to include masks in an effort to protect students and get around Gov. Abbot’s ban on mask mandates.
NEW: The federal government will direct all nursing homes to *require* their staff be vaccinated against Covid-19 in order to continue receiving Medicare and Medicaid funds, Biden administration officials tell CNN.
“If it continues, if there’s more mayhem, if there’s complete chaos and Americans are killed, yes, it will be a defining legacy. If he can get order in the streets and get people out of there quickly, people will pay more attention to the economy and the pandemic.” -@David_Gergen
“This is the most ICU beds we’ve ever had occupied. We actually got to a negative number, which is remarkable. We have more critically ill patients than we have beds.” -- Alabama Health Official Dr. Scott Harris on the dire situation in the hospitals there.
JUST IN: US health officials say booster shots will be offered to all Americans beginning September 20 and "starting 8 months after an individual’s second dose."
NEW: Quinnipiac University officials are cracking down on students that have not met the deadline for providing their Covid-19 vaccine information with fines and suspension of Wi-Fi access.
Pope Francis urges people to get vaccinated, saying, “Thanks to God’s grace and to the work of many, we now have vaccines to protect us from COVID-19. Getting the vaccines that are authorized by the respective authorities is an act of love.”
The Delta variant now accounts for nearly 99% of Covid-19 cases in the US, according to the CDC.
More than 4,700 Covid cases (students and employees) and 14,000+ quarantined among Florida's largest school districts, according to CNN’s latest compilation of school district data
As of Tuesday evening, the state of Alabama has no available ICU beds, as the number of patients needing ICU care continues to increase, the Alabama Hospital Association tells CNN.
NEW: Pete Buttigieg and husband Chasten have become parents.
JUST IN: Texas Governor Greg Abbott has tested positive for Covid-19, according to a statement from his office.
NEW: TSA to extend transportation mask mandate into January cnn.com/2021/08/17/pol…
An update here: Jen Psaki says there are 11,000 US citizens in Afghanistan who have self-identified. There may be more, because it is likely that some Americans didn't tell State that they are there. twitter.com/kylieatwood/st…
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“I don’t think we’re flying blind but we’re flying with reckless captains." --Dr. Carlos del Rio reacts to Giroir saying U.S. is "flying blind" when it comes to covid-19 and kids citing governors banning mask mandates in schools.
Two former army rangers who served in Afghanistan react to the situation on the ground and Pres. Biden's response: One called it “infuriating, complete mismanagement" The other says, “It’s so heart-wrenching to see it go back close to same way it was 20 years ago.”
In Alabama, there are only two ICU beds available in the entire state, the Alabama Hospital Association (AHA) tells CNN (as of Tuesday morning)
NEW: 5000 to 10,000 Americans remain in Afghanistan near Kabul, according to Pentagon Press Sec. John Kirby.
The US is now averaging 706 new Covid-19 deaths each day, according to Johns Hopkins Univ. That’s a 38% increase over last week’s 7-day average. 83,693 people are hospitalized for Covid-19, according HHS. Hospitalizations have doubled over the past 3 weeks.
The Las Vegas Raiders will require proof of Covid-19 vaccination for fans attending home games this season. The Raiders said this will go into effect September 13, which is the date of the team’s first regular-season home game.
In Florida, 1,241 students and employees of the Hillsborough County Public School have tested positive for Covid-19 since August 2, according to the school district’s Covid-19 tracker
Atlanta Falcons become first NFL team with 100% of its players vaccinated against Covid-19, team says twitter.com/AtlantaFalcons…
Haiti earthquake death toll increases to 1,419 killed and 6,900 injured, according to Haiti’s Civil Protection Agency.
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