Some COVID-19 news, the death of a whistle-blower, losing ground on voting rights and Google doodles.
Alaska is the first state to make COVID-19 vaccines available to all residents 16 and older, thanks in large part to their collaboration with tribal health organizations.
Alaska makes vaccines available to those 16 and older, becoming first state to remove eligibility requirements https://t.co/BLWq3hZBeG— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) March 10, 2021
Utah LG Henderson visits the Utah Refugee Center as the state works to ensure vaccines are distributed equitably.
These vaccine efforts have provided some much-needed hope in our refugee communities. So grateful for these heroes who care deeply and serve with all their hearts. https://t.co/ILRBcI8ctc pic.twitter.com/8HhwdP7tdH— Deidre Henderson (@DeidreHenderson) March 10, 2021
No joke! Utah plans to open up vaccine eligibility to all adults by April first.
BREAKING: Utah plans on opening COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to every adult by April 1, governor's office says https://t.co/caUsNeKAxW— KSL (@KSLcom) March 10, 2021
Allan McDonald, the engineer who refused to succumb to groupthink re: the space shuttle Challenger, has died.
Allan McDonald, the whistleblower and engineer sent by contractor Morton Thiokol to approve the 1986 Challenger space shuttle launch but who refused to sign off, has died in Ogden at age 83, according to NPR.https://t.co/g4gdhofNIP— KSL (@KSLcom) March 10, 2021
Former President Jimmy Carter discouraged by Georgia’s moves to (once-again) make it harder to vote, moves that will disproportionately impact communities of color.
Former President Jimmy Carter denounces recent Republican-led efforts to restrict voter access in his home state of Georgia, saying he is "disheartened, saddened, and angry" https://t.co/zo2WBZ54XN— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) March 10, 2021
What’s today’s Google doodle all about? This man, who designed masks to end a plague.
Today's Google doodle celebrates Wu Lien-teh, who helped to end the Manchurian plague outbreak of 1910-11 with the use of cotton and gauze face masks he designed https://t.co/cz8ys7ztoe pic.twitter.com/vZElHTwwLp— New Scientist (@newscientist) March 10, 2021