Vaccination hesitation endangers India’s gains against virus

JAMSOTI, India – In Jamsoti, a village nestled in the heart of India’s most populous state, Uttar Pradesh, the common refrain among villagers is that the coronavirus only spreads in cities. The deadly infection, they believe, does not exist in the villages. So when a team of health workers recently approached Manju Kol to get the vaccine, she closed her …

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Willow Fire continues to burn in remote Big Sur mountains – Monterey Herald

BIG SUR – Firefighters continued Sunday to fight a fire in Monterey County that threatened a historic Zen Buddhist mountain retreat and burned 2,080 acres. The blaze, named Willow Fire, has been burning on “steep, rugged and bushy terrain” since it ignited in the Ventana Wilderness northwest of the Arroyo Seco recreation area around 8 p.m. Thursday, sending plumes of …

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FAMU CAFS to receive $ 19 million share of USDA grants

FAMU CAFS to receive $ 19 million share of USDA scholarship Florida A&M University is one of 1,890 land granting institutions to share $ 19 million in grants for National Institute of Food and Agriculture Fellowship of the United States Department of Agriculture United. FAMU College of Agriculture and Food Sciences dean Robert Taylor said the grant will help recruit …

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Hindu and Buddhist figures condemn LGBT + conversion therapy and call for its “immediate” ban

Conversion therapy is “unethical and harmful” and should be banned “without delay”, the UK’s Hindu and Buddhist communities have said. The Hindu Council and the Buddhist Dhamma Center this week issued statements condemning conversion therapy, a coercive measure used to change an LGBT + person’s sexuality or gender identity that is still legal in the UK. The Dhamma Center wrote …

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