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Feb 28 2021 - 12:36 PM
Daily News from Around the World: 2/28/21

Happy Sunday! Today's headlines take a look at what is currently happening around the country. The rebuilding of a tornado torn county two years later, new population groups indoctrinated into the vaccine rollout, movie theaters reopening in NYC, and tornado forecasts all grace front cover news across the country. As always, our selections are inspired by the Front Pages posted daily on 

Opelika-Auburn News published in Opelika, ALA

Still rebuilding 

Two years after an EF-4 tornado ripped through Lee County, remnants of that day still remain. Beauregard and Smiths Station, along with the area in between, suffered severe damage from a violent tornado that ripped through Lee County on March 3, 2019, killing 23 people, all in Beauregard. As the community comes together to remember that day two years later, debris can still be seen as far as the eye can see, providing a constant reminder of that day.

New Haven Registered Published in New Haven, CT

Vaccine eligibility 

Starting Monday, Connecticut residents 55 and up will be able to register and get the COVID-19 vaccine. Those who work in education or child care are also eligible. The state estimates the new groups will makeup around 610,000 people in total. As before, anyone eligible for the vaccine will need an appointment. Registrations can be made via the phone or online. 

Daily News Published in New York, NY

Movie theaters reopen

Starting Friday, NYC movie theaters may open at 25% capacity. Like many other cultural venues in the city, movie theaters shut down over eleven months ago. Movie theater managers said they’re ready for action. Theaters will have to have in place a reservation system to make sure they stay within the capacity limits. Overall, theater owners and goers are excited to head back. 

The Times Published in Shreveport, LA

Johnson & Johnson one dose vaccine approved (updated from 2/27 posting)

The U.S Food and Drug Admistration has authorized a third COVID-19 vaccine for public use.  ABout four million doses of the new vaccine are expected to be produced and distributed next week, twenty million during March and eighty million by June. By only needing a single dose- the vaccine will help over one hundred million Americans be vaccines by the summer.  

The Wichita Eagle Published in Wichita, KA

Spring tornado forecast

Last year was astoundingly quiet for Kansas and Tornado Alley as a whole. Only 17 tornadoes touched down in the Sunflower State in 2020, the lowest total in more than four decades. Meteorologists are taking a closer look at what spring will be like. What they’re seeing is a bit unsettling: the atmospheric conditions across the northern hemisphere for this spring closely resembles 2007 and 2011 – years that produced rare EF5 tornadoes, the strongest on the Enhanced Fujita Scale used to measure the strength of twisters.

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Movie Theater courtesy of Creative Commons

Johnson & Johnson courtesy of Creative Commons


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