Bay Area tech worker awarded $10M after being shot by deputy in Tahoe

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Northern California county has paid nearly $10 million to settle a lawsuit by a Silicon Valley software engineer who was having a mental health crisis two years ago when a deputy shot him, paralyzing him from the waist down.

Placer County paid Samuel Kolb, 50, and his family $9.9 million to settle the lawsuit the family filed after a deputy shot him twice on Jan. 14, 2018, inside a North Lake Tahoe rental cabin where Kolb and his teenage son were vacationing, Kolb said.

“There’s a measure of relief in not having to go through this and not having to put my family through any more legal challenges. But I would trade all the money plus interest to have my old life back, to not have gone through this and put my family through this, to have full use of my body. No amount of

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China Vaccine Maker Applies for Public Use of Covid Shot

(Bloomberg) — A leading Chinese vaccine developer has applied for authorization to bring its Covid-19 shot to the market, seeking to get a jump on Western rivals as the race for a working inoculation against the virus enters the final stretch.



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Technicians processing Covid-19 coronavirus tests at a laboratory in Tianjin, China.

China National Biotec Group Co. has submitted an application to Chinese regulators, reported state media Xinhua Finance on Wednesday, citing parent company Sinopharm’s vice general manager Shi Shengyi. The application likely includes interim data from the company’s Phase III human testing conducted in the Middle East and South America.

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Stocks related to Sinopharm Group, including its Hong Kong unit, surged on Wednesday after the news.

A CNBG spokeswoman said she had no further information when contacted by Bloomberg. Calls to Sinopharm Group went unanswered.

With the application, CNBG will likely become the

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Medical technology gives healthcare a shot in the arm

Coronavirus has killed hundreds of thousands of people and has strained health systems around the world, but for Tony Young there may be a patch of a silver lining. The pandemic is accelerating use of technology to radically advance medicine and save lives in the future.

“There are so many fantastic examples of the way in which technology is empowering our patients and our professionals,” says Prof Young, a surgeon and national clinical lead for NHS England. Having launched his own medical-technology start-ups, he is helping to introduce innovations across the UK health service.

Digital tools, whether for data management and drug development or enhanced diagnosis and treatment, have sharply improved the response to the threat of infection and all sorts of disease.

Yet concerns about hype and misuse of technology threaten to limit the gains and have sparked calls for new rules and governance to protect individuals. More widely,

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The Economy Needs A Shot In The Arm. The Question Is How.

It sounds so easy. Just roll up your sleeve, and administer a COVID-19 vaccine. While there is progress with Phase 3 trials from Moderna and Pfizer
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, we are far from this reality.

Let’s start by celebrating progress. This week, Moderna announced their intention to submit an Emergency Use Authorization (EAU) for their mRNA treatment with the FDA. The successful COVE study—a Phase 3 Moderna trial on 30,000 United States participants—demonstrated 94.5% efficacy.

The Moderna vaccine is easier to distribute than the Pfizer vaccine announced earlier this month. Moderna’s mRNA treatment has a six-month shelf life based on -20 degree Fahrenheit cold chain shipping. This announcement is more promising than the Pfizer vaccine with a ten-day shelf life based on -90 degree Fahrenheit shipping conditions.

While Moderna and Pfizer’s press releases are good news, we are not close to a shot in everyone’s arm. Between the Pfizer and Moderna

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‘A special day’: End of Pfizer trial paves way for a COVID shot this year

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(Reuters) – Final results from Pfizer Inc’s <PFE.N> COVID-19 vaccine trial showed its shot had a 95% success rate and two months of safety data, paving the way for the drugmaker to apply for an emergency U.S. authorization within days, it said on Wednesday.

The efficacy rate of the vaccine developed by Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech <BNTX.O> is the highest of any candidate in late-stage clinical trials so far, and experts said it was a significant achievement in the race to end the pandemic.

Pfizer said 170 volunteers in its trial involving over 43,000 people contracted COVID-19 but 162 of them had only been given a placebo, meaning the vaccine was 95% effective. Of the 10 people who had severe COVID-19, one had received the vaccine.

“A first in the

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Body camera video shows Fred Williams jumping a fence, holding a gun when he was shot by deputy

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department late Friday released footage of the fatal shooting of Fred Williams III, who was killed during a foot chase in Willowbrook this month in what marked the first deputy shooting captured on department-issued body cameras.



a group of palm trees: L.A. County Sheriff's Department officials on Friday released body camera and security footage of the fatal deputy shooting of Fred Williams III. (Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department)


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L.A. County Sheriff’s Department officials on Friday released body camera and security footage of the fatal deputy shooting of Fred Williams III. (Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department)

Sheriff’s officials released an 11-minute briefing that included body camera footage, security video and radio communications from the incident. The disclosure came after Williams’ family reviewed the footage with the captain of the Century station, where the deputy involved was assigned. The agency rolled out body cameras there and at four other stations this month.

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The footage from Oct. 16 shows Williams, 25, on top of a garden shed, holding a gun while jumping

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Walter Wallace Jr.’s family does not want officers who shot him to face murder charges, attorney says

The family of Walter Wallace Jr. is not calling for the Philadelphia police officers who fatally shot him to be charged with murder, family attorney Shaka Johnson told reporters on Thursday.



a view of a city at night: PHILADELPHIA, USA - OCTOBER 28: A drone photo shows a view from West Philadelphia, United States on October 28, 2020 after curfew comes in effect for the city, on the third night of protesting and unrest after the fatal shooting of Walter Wallace Jr. by police. Mayor Jim Kenney announced a nighttime curfew on October 28 following two nights of unrest over the latest police killing of a Black man whose family said suffered from mental health issues. Thousands of people have taken to Philadelphia's streets, with looting and violence breaking out, since police on Monday shot dead 27-year-old Walter Wallace, who Philadelphia police officers claimed was armed with a knife. (Photo by Lokman Vural Elibol/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)


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PHILADELPHIA, USA – OCTOBER 28: A drone photo shows a view from West Philadelphia, United States on October 28, 2020 after curfew comes in effect for the city, on the third night of protesting and unrest after the fatal shooting of Walter Wallace Jr. by police. Mayor Jim Kenney announced a nighttime curfew on October 28 following two nights of unrest over the latest police killing of a Black man whose family said suffered from mental health issues. Thousands of people have taken to Philadelphia’s streets, with looting and violence breaking out, since police on Monday shot dead 27-year-old Walter Wallace, who Philadelphia police officers claimed was armed with a knife. (Photo by

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Ballabhgarh murder caught on camera! CCTV footage shows 21-year-old student shot dead in cold blood



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NEW DELHI: A day after a 21-year-old girl student was shot dead allegedly by two youths outside the Aggarwal College on Monday, the CCTV footage of the brutal murder has come to fore.

The CCTV footage shows two youths coming out a white car I20 car and getting hold of two girl students.

One of the two accused, after a verbal duel, tried to pull the girl inside his vehicle parked near the gate of the college in order to abduct her but as she resisted, one of them pulled out a revolver and shot her dead in cold blood.

The shocking incident took place around 3.30 pm when the victim who was identified as Nikita, a final year student of the B.Com course in the college, had come out after appearing in the exam.

The accused managed to flee after the murder. A team

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