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Participant In AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 Vaccine Trial Dies In Brazil

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A volunteer in AtraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine trial has died in Brazil, health officials reported.

The Brazilian National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) received information Monday from an investigation into the death. 

The identity of the participant was not released. Still, local outlet Globo reported that it was a 28-year-old doctor in Rio De Janeiro.

It is unknown if the volunteer received the potential vaccine or the placebo. 

“We cannot comment on individual cases in an ongoing trial of the Oxford vaccine as we adhere strictly to medical confidentiality and clinical trial regulations, but we can confirm that all required review processes have been followed,” AstraZeneca told NBC News in a statement.

The statement went on to say that trial investigators carefully assess all significant medical events, and the study would continue.

Previously, one of the trial participants from the United Kingdom suffered an adverse reaction, temporarily pausing the study.

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Tesla to Build Large Battery for Texas Grid That Store Energy for 20,000 Homes

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Bloomberg News announced this morning that Elon Musk plans to build a massive battery that will connect to the Texas grid.

According to the report, Gambit Energy Storage LLC, a Tesla Inc subsidiary, is constructing a 100-megawatt energy storage project in Angleton, Texas. The report also states the battery could power up to 20,000 homes during peak summer months.

This comes just days after a winter storm knocked out roughly half of the state’s generating plants, causing hundreds of deaths and driving power prices up to ten times their usual price.

When electricity rates are low, the battery is set to charge from the grid and then discharge when the electric device runs out of power. According to local authorities, the battery may help restore the local electric grid by supplying energy to jump-start electric generators after a blackout or natural disaster.

Plus Power proposed the project in Angleton, a town of about 3,000 residents about 40 miles south of Houston. The renewables company confirmed to Bloomberg that the Angleton project had been sold but did not name the buyer.

The project will link to the grid via the existing Angleton Substation, according to the documents, and would use “tested, reliable, and secure lithium-ion batteries.”

They stated that the facility would be unmanned and remotely controlled, with “no emissions of any kind.” It will be set back from houses at least 150 feet and surrounded by “substantial natural vegetation.”

Officials say, “The Energy Storage Park would strengthen Angleton’s energy independence and resiliency for decades into the future.”

This announcement comes following Musk’s statement about forming a new city called Starbase at SpaceX’s launch facilities in Texas.




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How ‘Young Rock’ Rolls

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Paul Costabile talks with the three stars playing Dwayne Johnson in “Young Rock.” Meet Adrian Groulx, Bradley Constant and Uli Latukefu.

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New Voting Rights Act Named After John Lewis To Come “by August”

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House Majority Whip James Clyburn said on MSNBC’sThe Sunday Show” that he plans to get the John Lewis Voting Rights Act on President Joe Biden’s desk by August.

Clyburn explained, “What we’re attempting to do now, we’ve renamed HR-4 in honor of John Lewis. We want to pass that bill. We’re doing exactly what the Supreme Court said we should do — update the formula.”

“In the next six months, as you did before, by August 6, we want to have on President Biden’s desk a new voting rights act in order — named after John Lewis — to restore the efficacy of the 1965 Voting Rights Act,” he added. “I think we can do it.”

On August 6, 1965, then-President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act into law, exactly 56 years before Clyburn promised the new act would be signed.

The executive order coincides with the 56th anniversary of that protest, known as Bloody Sunday.

Biden said, “Today, on the anniversary of Bloody Sunday, I am signing an executive order to make it easier for eligible voters to register to vote and improve access to voting.” He added, “Every eligible voter should be able to vote and have that vote counted. If you have the best ideas, you have nothing to hide. Let the people vote.”

According to the White House, Biden’s executive order is an “initial step.” The president intends to collaborate with Congress to reinstate the Voting Rights Act, which abolished discriminatory practices such as literacy tests for voting eligibility.

“I also urge Congress to fully restore the Voting Rights Act, named in John Lewis’ honor,” Biden said.

 




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