US Begins Vaccinating for COVID 19
The first doses of vaccines against COVID 19 were administered on Monday at US hospitals after FDA approval on Friday. The emergency use authorization released 2.9 million doses to 636 sites across the country, starting with front line health care workers followed by nursing homes and long term care facilities. Here’s more from Good Morning America
A Victory to Protect Polar Bears
A US court of appeals ruled against an offshore drilling project in the Artic. Read about why this is a huge victory for polar bears in this article from the Good News Network.
Saving Toronto’s Oldest Tree
The huge 250 year old red oak was in danger until the city of Toronto voted last month to create a mini park around the tree by adding to donations. Here’s more from the Good News Network.
As winner of the Global Teacher Prize, Ranjitsinh Disale decided to give half of his $1m (£750,000) to runners-up in the competition from countries including Italy, Brazil, Vietnam, Malaysia, Nigeria, South Africa, South Korea, the US and the UK. Click here for details from BBC
Neighbors Support Family with Black Santa
After Chris Kennedy received a letter telling him to remove the black Santa from his yard and move out of the neighborhood, Chris received support from his community. His neighbors put up their own black Santas. The letter had the neighborhood association address taped to the envelope, but the head of that association visited Chris to make it clear the letter did not come from them and that they want Chris and his family there. Chris originally had only one black Santa in his yard. Then a company donated the second one. (Personally, I believe that since Santa is magic, he can be any color. Anything is possible! )
You can learn more from this article in The Washington Post and the interview with Chris below:
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