Today Trending News in the USA
Welcome to today’s newsletter where we’ll be discussing some of the top trending news stories from the USA. Here are the stories that have been making headlines today:
COVID-19 vaccine booster shots: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended that people aged 65 and older, as well as those with underlying health conditions, receive a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot. This comes as concerns grow about the spread of the Delta variant of the virus, which is more transmissible than previous strains. The booster shots will be available starting this week.
Winter weather disrupts travel: A winter storm has been sweeping across the United States, causing disruptions to travel plans for many people. In Texas, over 3 million people are without power due to the extreme weather conditions. Airports across the country have also been affected, with thousands of flights cancelled or delayed.
Tiger Woods injured in car crash: Golf legend Tiger Woods was injured in a serious car crash in California on Tuesday. He had to be extracted from his vehicle with the “jaws of life” and was taken to the hospital for surgery on his legs. The cause of the crash is still under investigation.
Amazon workers vote against forming a union: Workers at an Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama have voted against forming a union, with 1,798 votes against the union and 738 in favor. The vote was closely watched by labor activists and could have significant implications for the future of unionization efforts at Amazon and other large companies.
Biden administration announces changes to immigration policies: The Biden administration has announced a series of changes to immigration policies, including plans to allow asylum seekers who were previously forced to wait in Mexico to enter the United States. The administration has also created a task force to reunite families who were separated at the border under the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy.