Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot quietly lobbied for qualified immunity: report

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has quietly lobbied against efforts to end qualified immunity for police officers – a practice that shields officers accused of excessive force and other civil rights…

‘Herd immunity’ looking unlikely in US, report says

There is a growing belief among scientists that the U.S. will not achieve ‘herd immunity’ when it comes to the coronavirus and there will be new flare-ups for the foreseeable…

Coronavirus herd immunity ‘getting close’ in some regions, NIH director says

The director of the National Institutes of Health said on Sunday predicted that the US could reach “herd immunity” from COVID-19 at 70 to 85 percent of people vaccinated or…

New Mexico becomes 3rd state to abolish qualified immunity for police officers

New Mexico’s governor signed a law Wednesday eliminating qualified immunity for law enforcement, making it the third state to do so amid a growing debate about police misconduct in the…

Amish community may have reached coronavirus ‘herd immunity,’ health official says

An Amish community in Pennsylvania may have become the first group in the U.S. to achieve herd immunity, a local health official claims. The administrator of a medical center in…

New York City ends qualified immunity for police officers

The New York City Council moved to end qualified immunity for police officers Thursday, making it the first big city in the nation to do so.  The measure passed as part of…

Coronavirus herd immunity possible in this state by July, health official says

At least one midwestern state could see coronavirus herd immunity by this summer, according to a health official there.  Julie Willems Van Dijk, the deputy state health secretary in Wisconsin,…

Cuomo administration probed over nursing-home COVID-19 liability immunity

Republican Kevin Byrne weighs in on new developments regarding the governor’s nursing home scandal. Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn are investigating a push by Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration to enact broad…

Dr. Nicole Saphier: Reaching immunity from coronavirus – here are things to watch as country moves forward

As infections, hospitalizations and deaths decline across the country, people are clamoring to return to a life that resembles a modicum of normalcy, more specifically, pre-COVID normality.    Following a devastating winter,…

How will we know we’ve reached herd immunity?

Health officials around the world are racing to vaccinate enough people to stop the spread of COVID-19, but what qualifies as “enough” is still an open question. The goal is…