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Scott Peterson juror Richelle Nice could testify in exchange for immunity offer as wife killer seeks new trial

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Peterson was convicted of killing his pregnant wife, Laci Peterson, and their unborn son, then dumping them in the San Francisco Bay on Christmas Eve in 2002. They washed up separately months later.  Richelle Nice is...

Former Trump appointee encouraged herd immunity strategy for Covid-19, internal emails reveal

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A former top Trump appointee urged health officials to adopt a "herd immunity" approach to Covid-19, according to internal emails obtained by the House Oversight Committee and shared with reporters. Former Health an...

UK bracing for surge in sick kids after COVID lockdown lowered immunity to common respiratory virus

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The HSJ reported that models show that beginning this fall there could be between 20% and 50% more cases of children needing to be hospitalized from respiratory syncytial virus, otherwise known as RSV, which usually ...

Trump administration considering granting Saudi prince legal immunity for alleged assassination plot, sources say

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The Trump administration is considering granting Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman legal immunity from a federal lawsuit alleging that he ordered an assassination squad to kill a former top Saudi intelligence o...

Belgian ambassador’s wife claims diplomatic immunity after slapping a Seoul store assistant

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Seoul, South Korea The wife of Belgium's ambassador to South Korea is exercising her diplomatic immunity to avoid charges for allegedly slapping a store assistant in April, police said Tuesday. Ambassador Peter Lesc...

Covid-19 infection grants immunity for five months, UK study suggests

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London People who have been infected by Covid-19 may have immunity to the virus for around five months, according to preliminary findings in a new study led by Public Health England (PHE). The SIREN research examined...

Appeals court rules cops should have qualified immunity in violent takedowns

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A federal appeals court on Tuesday granted so-called qualified immunity to Louisiana officers who were accused of forcing an unarmed Black man to the ground and beating him into compliance, a case that experts say e...

A newly proposed Tennessee bill would give immunity to drivers who unintentionally hit protesters blocking streets

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A newly proposed bill in Tennessee would make it even more difficult to protest in the state -- by making obstructing a highway a felony and giving immunity to drivers who unintentionally injure or kill those in the...

‘No magic target’ to reach herd immunity, Walensky says

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"We know that the more and more people who get one vaccine and then two get fully vaccinated the more we as a nation are protected," Dr. Rochelle Walensky said, while appearing on NBC’s TODAY. "We know that the vacci...

Makary responds to Fauci acknowledging COVID natural immunity: ‘I’m glad he’s now changing his tune’

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MAKARY: My question to Dr. Fauci is how many Americans have natural immunity from prior infection? If so, put that into the formula. The studies show it’s somewhere between a third to 55% of Americans. So it was nice...

Biden Land Management nominee ‘collaborated with eco-terrorists,’ traded testimony for immunity

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In 1993, Biden's nominee to head up BLM, Tracy Stone-Manning, was granted legal immunity for her testimony that she retyped and sent an anonymous letter to the U.S. Forest Service on behalf of John P. Blount, her for...

The governor of Texas doesn’t seem to know what ‘herd immunity’ actually is

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has been touted as a hero of the Trump conservative movement for his decision, contra science, to end the mask mandate in his state last month and open all businesses at 100% capacity. That d...

Hungary’s immunity cards allow packed stands, raise concerns

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The only one of the tournament's 10 host countries to allow full crowds in stadiums, Hungary has conducted one of Europe's most successful COVID-19 vaccination drives. The immunity cards attest that their bearers hav...

States tackling ‘qualified immunity’ for police as Congress squabbles over the issue

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The fight in Congress to reform how the nation's police officers go about their jobs has reinvigorated a discussion over so-called "qualified immunity," a controversial federal doctrine that protects officers accuse...

Surgeon general addresses public on vaccine fertility concerns, natural immunity, and reported side effects

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U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy and U.S. education secretary Miguel Cardona joined "Special Report" on Thursday to address some of the looming questions surrounding the vaccine and President Biden's updated COVID-1...

Coronavirus herd immunity ‘getting close’ in some regions, NIH director says

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Dr. Francis Collins said experts "don’t really quite know" yet the exact rate of the population that needs some form of protection to achieve herd immunity, but the benchmark is likely "up there around 70, 85 percent...

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