Covid-19 Live Updates: Biden Calls States’ Moves to Ease Virus Rules ‘Neanderthal Thinking’


A drive-through vaccination site at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles last week.
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Hoping to hasten its emergence from the coronavirus pandemic, California will begin channeling 40 percent of new vaccine doses to low-income communities pummeled by the coronavirus, officials in Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration said late on Wednesday.

The strategy is an effort to make the vaccine rollout more equitable and to reduce the number of counties considered most at risk, as well as to speed California’s ability to reopen, officials said.

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Videos Show Extent of Myanmar Military’s Bloody Crackdown

On Sunday, the authorities in Myanmar began their most violent crackdown to date on protesters who have been massing in the streets for weeks in opposition to the military’s Feb. 1 coup.

The violence against the unarmed and mostly peaceful protesters left 18 dead and more than 30 wounded, according to the United Nations’ human rights office, and took place across the country, including in the central city of Mandalay, Dawei in the southeast and Yangon, Myanmar’s largest city. The crackdown has continued in recent days, with at least 40 killed by security forces, including 15 on Wednesday.

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Why You Need a Wildlife Camera

Whose backyard is it, anyway? When a wildlife camera is on duty, with its heat- or motion-triggered shutter at the ready day and night, the answer can be startling.

Sally Naser calls the animals recorded on the dozens of cameras she monitors for The Trustees of Reservations in Massachusetts “our wildlife neighbors.” At home, in our gardens, we may call them cute — or our herbivorous enemies. But more often than not, we don’t see them.

“There is wildlife all around us, whether you live deep in the woods or on an urban edge,” said Ms. Naser, the conservation restriction

Possible Showdown Over Myanmar Ambassador Looms at U.N.

A conflict over who represents Myanmar at the United Nations intensified on Tuesday, with the possibility that the country’s ambassador would be clashing with a deputy assigned by the military junta to replace him.

In what amounted to high drama at the United Nations, officials were unable to rule out the prospect that the ambassador, U Kyaw Moe Tun — who is now an anti-junta celebrity — would be struggling to occupy the same seat as U Tin Maung Naing, the deputy, who, according to the junta, is now Myanmar’s voice at the global body.

“I mean, let’s be honest