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NASA’s new Mars rover hits dusty red road, 1st trip 21 feet

The New York Times The World Needs Syringes. He Jumped In to Make 5,900 Per Minute. BALLABGARH, India — In late November, an urgent email popped up in the inbox of Hindustan Syringes & Medical Devices, one of the world’s largest syringe makers. It was from UNICEF, the United Nations agency for children, and it … Read more

Colombia 1st in Americas to get vaccines from UN program

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia on Monday became the first country in the Americas to receive a shipment of coronavirus vaccines from the United Nations-backed COVAX initiative, a program meant to ensure that the world’s most vulnerable people are inoculated but that has so far struggled to assist nations around the globe. The arrival of … Read more

1st vaccines reach arms in S. Korea, Hong Kong

South Korea administered its first available shots of coronavirus vaccines to people at long-term care facilities Friday, launching a mass immunization campaign that health authorities hope will restore some level of normalcy by the end of the year. The rollout of vaccines come at a critical time for the country, which has seen its hard-won … Read more

Bahrain becomes 1st nation to grant J&J shot emergency use

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Bahrain became the first nation to authorize Johnson & Johnson’s new single-dose coronavirus vaccine for emergency use on Thursday, the government announced, just a day after U.S. regulators concluded the shot offers strong protection against severe COVID-19. The island kingdom off the coast of Saudi Arabia said it would … Read more

Russia hosts new Kyrgyzstan leader on his 1st foreign trip

The Daily Beast Olympian McKayla Maroney Ensnared in Mystery ‘Cult’ the Church of the Master Angels Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast / Photos via Facebook/GettyWhen serial pedophile and former doctor for the U.S. women’s gymnastics team Larry Nassar was sentenced to a maximum of 175 years in prison, more than 150 women of all … Read more

Ghana is 1st nation to get vaccines from COVAX

ACCRA, Ghana — Ghana has become the first country in the world to receive vaccines acquired through the U.N.-backed COVAX initiative, with a delivery Wednesday of 600,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine made by the Serum Institute of India. The vaccines shots, delivered by UNICEF, arrived at Accra’s Kotoka International Airport and are part of … Read more

How Italian town with 1st known virus death fared

VO, Italy (AP) — Italy delivered the first shocking confirmation of locally transmitted coronavirus infections outside of Asia a year ago Sunday, with back-to-back revelations of cases more than 150 kilometers (nearly 100 miles) apart in the country’s north. First, a 38-year-old man in Codogno, an industrial town in the Lombardy region, tested positive for … Read more