A MEXICAN captain has been arrested after four allegedly drowned and 25 were hurt as a human smuggling boat capsized. Emergency crews responded to the capsized vessel off Point Loma near Cabrillo National Monument on Sunday morning. The SDFD pulled 27 people from the water with five needing CPR, ABC7 reported . The captain of the boat was taken into Customs Border Patrol custody and is expected to face human smuggling charges, it has been reported. San Diego Lifeguard Lt. Rick Romero told a press conference on Sunday afternoon that 30 people were on the boat in total. Many were able to walk to shore but seven were sucked into the rip current. “There were people in the water drowning, getting sucked out the rip current there, and there was people on shore,” Romero said. “We picked up about seven people in the water, two of them were faced down and drowned... The numbers kept on increasing.” Jeff Stephenson, Supervisor United States Border Patrol Agent, told … [Read more...] about San Diego boat accident – Mexican captain arrested after ‘4 drown and 25 hurt’ as ‘human smuggling boat’ capsizes
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When the pandemic first struck India-administered Kashmir in March 2020, Bashir Ahmad Nadvi, the head of NGO Athrout Kashmir, saw people alone in quarantine centers and hospital wards struggling for food, as their families and friends stayed away due to fear. In response, volunteers from his organization, based in the main city of Srinagar, started reaching out to patients with food, medicine and other necessary aid. Now, as the second wave of infections aggressively sweeps across India, the number of cases is increasing rapidly in Kashmir as well. The region recorded 51 deaths on Monday alone. On average, Kashmir has recorded around 3,000 new cases every day for the past week. Following the rise in infections, regional authorities imposed a one-week lockdown, shutting everything down except for essential services. Serious shortage of supplies As hospitals remain overcrowded with patients , volunteers and NGOs are dealing with an overwhelming number of requests for oxygen … [Read more...] about COVID: Kashmir volunteers step up as health system suffers
Why have millions of Americans missed their second COVID-19 shot? According to a recent report in the The New York Times , reasons for not getting the second dose vary, from fear of potential side effects of the inoculation, to the belief that one dose is sufficient protection against the coronavirus, to logistical barriers beyond the individual's control, such as canceled appointments and pharmacies not stocking doses of the right brand of vaccine. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data quoted in the NYT report and other media outlets has been making the rounds with headlines that emphasize that millions of Americans aren't returning for their second dose. What some of these articles are less quick to acknowledge, though, is that while 8% of Americans aren't returning for their second dose — for various reasons — that means that 92% of Americans are compliant with the dosing schedule laid out by authorities. Dr. Angela Rasmussen is a virologist with the … [Read more...] about Fact check: COVID-19 vaccines — Why are people missing their second shot?
The Delhi High Court said on Sunday it would start punishing central government officials if they failed to provide a steady oxygen supply, warning that it would start contempt proceedings if there was no compliance. Watch video 02:33 Share India: Overwhelmed medical centers turn away the sick Send Facebook Twitter reddit EMail Facebook Messenger Web Whatsapp Web Telegram linkedin Permalink https://p.dw.com/p/3shpG India: Overwhelmed medical centers turn away the sick The court urged the government to supply 490 metric tons of oxygen to Delhi, as promised earlier. The court order was passed after taking into consideration the federal government's statement that it had no oxygen left in reserve to meet the SOS needs of the hospitals. Many hospitals in the capital New Delhi and across the country reported deaths due to oxygen shortage , as the country has been hit severely by the second wave. Deaths … [Read more...] about India: Court threatens federal government over oxygen failure
A NEW mum who didn’t know she was pregnant was shocked when she gave birth on a plane, according to a viral TikTok video. Passenger Julia Hansen shared footage from inside the plane on the social media platform, taken in the moments after Lavinia Mounga from Utah had given birth. During the shocking footage, the cries of a newborn can be heard as the new mum's fellow passengers applaud on the flight from Salt Lake City to Honolulu in Hawaii . Hansen claimed the woman had been allowed to travel in the third trimester of her pregnancy because she “didn’t know” she was expecting and didn't reveal her identity, which has since been confirmed. A nurse onboard called Lani Bamfield Kansas City confirmed in a Facebook status that "we delivered a 26-27 weeker in the airplane bathroom." "In the middle of the ocean, with three NICU nurses, a Physicians assistant, and a family medicine doctor we were able to make it THREE HOURS before we could finally land but the baby and mom … [Read more...] about I had no idea I was pregnant until I gave birth on an aeroplane – passengers gave me a round of applause