Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Huntington man has been arrested for allegedly driving drunk in a hit-and-run crash that killed a 9-year-old Queens girl in Brooklyn over the weekend, New York City police said.Kenneth Palache was charged with criminally negligent homicide, leaving the scene of an fatal crash and driving without a license.Police said the 62-year-old suspect was driving a Honda Odyssey minivan southbound on Remsen Avenue when he struck a westbound Hyundai Elantra and Toyota Siena on Avenue N shortly before 5 p.m. Sunday.Six people, three in each of the vehicles Palache allegedly hit, were taken to Brookdale Hospital, where Rebecca Ramnarine, a passenger in the Elantra, was pronounced dead.The NYPD’s Collision Investigation Squad detectives are continuing the investigation.Arraignment information for Palache was not immediately available.
The governor of Brazil’s São Paulo state said on Wednesday that Phase 3 clinical trials of a potential COVID-19 vaccine developed by China’s Sinovac Biotech Ltd have shown promising results and it may be available to Brazilians as early as December.Governor João Doria added that Phase 2 trials of the potential vaccine had shown an immune response of 98% in the elderly.Some 9,000 Brazilian volunteers are participating in the Sinovac vaccine trials, which are being conducted by the Butantan Institute in Sao Paulo city and 11 other locations, including the capital, Brasilia. At the start of next year, Phase 3 trials of Russia’s “Sputnik-V” COVID-19 vaccine will also be conducted on 10,000 volunteers in Brazil in partnership with the state of Paraná’s Technology Institute, known as TecparBrazilian lab and hospital group DASA SA said on Wednesday it had agreed to conduct Phase 2 and 3 trials in Brazil for a COVID-19 vaccine developed by COVAXX, a unit of privately owned United Biomedical Inc.On Tuesday, Brazil’s acting Health Minister Eduardo Pazuello said a COVID-19 vaccine would be rolled out for all Brazilians in a mass vaccination starting in January. Topics : Brazil, which has the third worst outbreak of the novel coronavirus in the world after the United States and India, has become a testing ground for at least two vaccine candidates.One such vaccine is being developed by AstraZeneca, which has had to pause global trials after an unexplained illness in a participant in Britain.Trials for the AstraZeneca vaccine on 5,000 volunteers in Brazil are well advanced and have not produced any problems in participants, according to the immunobiology center of Sao Paulo’s Federal University, which is running the trials.Vaccination of volunteers in Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Salvador have been put on hold, but work continues monitoring those who have received the first and even the second dose, a university representative said.
Governor Wolf Orders United States, Commonwealth Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day SHARE Email Facebook Twitter December 06, 2016 Flag Order, Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf has ordered all United States and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania flags on the Capitol Complex and at all commonwealth facilities throughout Pennsylvania to fly at half-staff on Wednesday, Dec. 7, in honor of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.2016 marks the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor in which more than 2,400 Americans lost their lives.On Wednesday Dec. 7, Flags shall be lowered to half-staff at sunrise and remain lowered until sunset.In addition, the front balcony of the Main Capitol Building in Harrisburg will be lit red, white and blue on the evening of Dec. 7 in honor of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.All Pennsylvanians are invited to participate in this tribute.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf