Ahmaud Arbery, Kate Ryan, Covid discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News


In prison That's the sentence for the three white man convicted in the murder of ahmaud Arbery in a Georgia neighborhood A troublesome development in the pandemic a record number of American kids under the age of 5 are in the hospital because of COVID Montgomery county residents can get free COVID test kits at libraries starting Monday I'm Kate Ryan Remembering Sidney Poitier the man they called mister tibbs I'm Jason freely It's a 31 A Georgia judge has sentenced the three man convicted of murdering ahmaud Arbery to life in prison and only one of the men will get a chance at parole Travis mcmichael and father Gregory mcmichael were sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole William roddy Bryan was sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole Here's CBSN legal contributor Rebecca Roy fee I thought the judge was incredibly careful and his words were well considered He didn't say anything that would rile up anybody or create more public upset and uproar over the case but he did point to several important moments in this trial and pieces of evidence that supported his ultimate sentence Brian's lawyer argued that he showed remorse and cooperated with the police Now back to the pandemic and a concerning development the number of American children under the age of 5 who have been hospitalized with COVID is at the highest level since the pandemic began New CDC data shows since early December the hospitalization rate in these youngest children too young for vaccination has surged to over four out of every 100,000 compares with a rate of one in a 100,000 for kids 5 to 17 years old Here's CBS News medical contributor doctor David agus When you look at the vaccine rates in the United States they are very good at the over 60 but very poor at the under 25 And young kids in a single digit years and teenage years there is significant hospitalization with omicron It is small when you look at percentage wise because there are tremendous numbers of cases and still as a percentage wise it is remarkably rare to be hospitalized But we're seeing record numbers of kids hospitalized across the country The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention doctor Rochelle Walensky says this worrisome trend in these younger children underscores the need for older kids and adults to get their vaccinations in order to protect those younger children around them Right now Pfizer says early trials on young kids shows its vaccine does not work as well on them as they had hoped In Montgomery county free rapid COVID test kits will be distributed to residents at several libraries starting next week Look at the details from Kate Ryan 19 libraries for cross Montgomery county will have the rapid antigen COVID test kits that let you get results within 15 minutes The test kits will be given out on a first come first serve basis starting Monday Residents can get two kids per person per visit but they will have to provide proof of residency Now that could include driver's license or a copy of a bill showing that you do live in the county The rapid test kits are intended for people who are asymptomatic If you do have COVID-19 symptoms health officials say you should contact your healthcare provider and arrange to get a PCR test Kate Ryan Because of the armor surge the University of Virginia is moving up the February 1st deadline for the campus community to get a COVID booster shot The university leadership moved the deadline for students faculty and staff to show proof of a booster to January 15th It had been February 1st the university said moving the deadline is an alternative to delaying the in person semester until after the latest surge subsides Meanwhile the university of Maryland says the spring semester will start as planned and in person January 24th all faculty staff and students are required to have received a vaccine booster by that date or within 14 days of becoming eligible The university is also requiring everyone who returns to take a rapid antigen test no more than 48 hours before coming to campus on the 24th Just ahead the Supreme Court here's arguments against two big pieces.

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