A healthy 18-year-old woman was placed in a coma and had to undergo three brain surgeries due to blood clots after receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Emma Burkey received the one-dose vaccine on April 1 and fell ill a week later. The Las Vegas woman later began to have seizures and was hospitalized, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports. A spokesperson for her family, Bret Johnson, said she had to be airlifted to a hospital in California as she required specialized care. At Loma Linda Hospital, Burkey was placed in an induced coma, intubated, and faced three surgeries to repair the blood clots. “She is improving slowly,” Johnson said. “The word we got from her parents last night was ‘slowly, slowly slowly.’” The young woman’s parents, Russ and Kathy, said they have limited visitation to their daughter due to coronavirus restrictions. They remain “cautiously optimistic” even though she has suffered “massive brain injury.” Burkey has since been … [Read more...] about Healthy woman, 18, who got Johnson & Johnson vaccine put in a coma and had THREE brain ops for blood clots a week later
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ELISE Stefanik is a New York politician who has been married to Matthew Manda for four years. In 2014, Stefanik was the youngest woman to ever be elected into congress at 30-years-old. Who is Elise Stefanik? The 36-year-old Albany New York native has been a U.S. representative for NY's 21st district since 2015. The district covers upstate NY counties including Clinton, Hamilton, Essex, and Jefferson. The district also covers most of the Adirondack Mountains and Fort Drum. From 2006-2009, Stefanik worked in the West Wing of the White House under former President George W. Bush's Domestic Policy Council Staff and in the Office of the Chief of Staff. Stefanik is known for being a strong supporter of former President Donald Trump . She currently resides in Schuylerville NY with her husband Matt. Who is Elise Stefanik's husband? Stefanik married Matthew Manda in 2017. The pair first met at a party that Stefanik hosted in 2012. Manda had just moved to Capitol … [Read more...] about Who is Elise Stefanik’s husband?
ELON Musk is just a week away from hosting Saturday Night Live - but it appears he's struggling for material. The Tesla CEO, 49, took to Twitter on Saturday to ask for skit ideas and try out some jokes on internet strangers. Tech billionaire Musk tweeted: "Throwing out some skit ideas for SNL. What should I do?" He then floated the joke: "Baby Shark & Shark Tank merge to form Baby Shark Tank" and "Irony Man - defeats villains using the power of irony". It comes amid claims the SNL cast have been told they will not need to act alongside Musk, the self-proclaimed "Dogefather", if they feel uncomfortable. NBC announced last week that Musk would be hosting the show on May 8, a decision that reportedly left some of the SNL cast upset. "Speaking historically, if a cast member has been that unhappy, they don't have to do it," a source familiar with the matter told Page Six . "['SNL' boss Lorne Michaels] won't ever make them do anything they don't want to do," … [Read more...] about ‘Dogefather’ Elon Musk asks Twitter for SNL skit ideas amid claims cast members ‘won’t be forced to act with him’
Diplomats at the World Trade Organization on Monday appointed Nigeria's Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to lead the Geneva-based body, becoming the first woman and first African to do so. The 66-year-old has taken over the reins of the WTO, which helps set the rules for global trade between its 164 member countries. Her predecessor, Roberto Azevedo, stepped down on August 31, a year before his term expired, to take a job in the private sector. Okonjo-Iweala said tackling the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic would be her top priority when she takes up the post in March. She said in a statement that she wanted to "implement the policy responses we need to get the global economy going again." "Our organization faces a great many challenges but working together we can collectively make the WTO stronger, more agile and better adapted to the realities of today,” the trained economist said. The new WTO chief in profile Okonjo-Iweala is a former Nigerian finance minister … [Read more...] about Nigeria’s Okonjo-Iweala becomes first woman, African to lead WTO