Tag: Deaths (Fatalities)

Overdoses Surged During the Pandemic. How Do We Stop Them?

This article is part of the Debatable newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it on Tuesdays and Thursdays. On Tuesday, New York became the first city in the United States to open officially authorized injection sites: medically supervised locations where drug users can find clean needles, naloxone — a medication that reverses overdoses […]

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Oxford School Shooting: What We Know

A gunman opened fire at Oxford High School in Michigan on Tuesday afternoon, shooting 11 people. Three students were killed and several others were left critically and seriously injured. A 15-year-old male student was later arrested in connection with the shooting and was being held at a juvenile jail, the authorities said. The deadly gunfire […]

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Let’s End the Covid Blame Games

Over the summer, as Covid cases started rising from their midyear lows, it became popular to blame Republicans for fueling the pandemic. The argument was that Covid had become a red-state scourge because of lower rates of mask-wearing and vaccination — along with high doses of vaccine misinformation — in places that went heavily for […]

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Supervised Injection Sites for Drug Users to Open in New York City

“We have always been trying to strike the right balance between enforcement, rehabilitation and prevention,” Cyrus R. Vance Jr., the Manhattan district attorney, said in an interview. “I would rather have people who are going to shoot up do it in a safe and secure venue as opposed to a McDonald’s bathroom, an alleyway or […]

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Nevada Athletic Panel Opens Inquiry Into Fraternity Boxing Event After Student Dies

Mr. Valencia had no prior boxing experience and had never participated in a match before, his family’s lawyers, Nick Lasso and Ryan Zimmer, said in an interview on Monday. Nathan ValenciaCredit…Valencia family In a statement on Friday, the president of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Keith E. Whitfield, said that the university was “committing […]

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In Their 80s, and Living It Up (or Not)

  Credit…Matthew Monteith for The New York Times To the Editor: Re “Living My Life Again,” by Katharine Esty (Opinion guest essay, Sunday Review, Nov. 21): Dr. Esty, who is 87, put her social life on hold for most of the pandemic, but now she goes out often, plans to attend parties and has been to […]

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Slain Woman Had Begged Apartment Complex to Change Locks, Lawsuit Claims

Fearful that her husband would come into their apartment and hurt their children, Ruth Esther Reyes de Severino “begged” the managers of Penns Grove Gardens in Salem County, N.J., to change the door locks after she was granted a temporary restraining order against him in January 2020, according to a lawsuit filed by her family. […]

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Russian Mine Blast Kills Dozens, Among Them Rescuers

A gas buildup and explosion in a Siberian coal mine on Thursday killed at least 52 people — including six rescuers — in the country’s worst mining disaster in over a decade, Russian officials said. The accident occurred early in the morning at the Listvyazhnaya mine in the Kemerovo region of Russia, about 2,200 miles […]

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‘Justice Was Served’: Guilty Verdicts in the Ahmaud Arbery Case

To the Editor: Re “Three Men Found Guilty of Murdering Ahmaud Arbery” (Live Updates, nytimes.com, Nov. 24): All three defendants were found guilty of murder in the Ahmaud Arbery trial and face a sentence of up to life in prison. Many who saw the video and who followed the evidence in the trial might say […]

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Migrants Feared Dead After Boat Capsizes in English Channel

PARIS — A boat carrying migrants trying to reach Britain capsized on Wednesday in the English Channel off the coast of France, causing “many deaths,” according to the French authorities. Gérald Darmanin, France’s interior minister, said on Twitter that he was heading to the scene, off the coast of Calais. He also criticized the “criminal […]

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Waukesha Death Toll Rises to 6 as Suspect Is Ordered Held on $5 Million Bail

WAUKESHA, Wis. — The reserve police officer radioed in with an alarming report. Two people witnessed a fight, possibly involving knives, outside the Rotary Building at a riverfront park in Waukesha, Wis. Within seconds, several officers said they would head there. The dispatcher told them to hurry. But when the first patrolman arrived, near the […]

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Concerns Grow Over Safety of Aduhelm After Death of Patient Who Got the Drug

Safety data from those trials was published Monday in the journal JAMA Neurology in a study whose authors included eight Biogen employees. The data showed that 425 of 1,029 patients, or 41 percent, who received the high dose of the drug — the dose that the F.D.A. later approved — experienced either brain swelling or […]

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Israeli Is Killed by Disguised Palestinian Near Holiest Site in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM — A Palestinian teacher disguised as an ultra-Orthodox Jew shot dead an Israeli tour guide with an automatic gun near the holiest site in Jerusalem on Sunday morning, Israeli officials said. It was the first killing of a Jewish Israeli civilian by a Palestinian gunman since May. The militant Islamist group Hamas said the […]

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When the Police Kill Without Cause

Some police departments across the country have embraced the corrupting and unjust practice of raising revenue for their municipalities by pushing officers to write as many traffic tickets as possible. Policing for profit encourages unfair enforcement of the law. It also increases the likelihood that motorists stopped for infractions largely unrelated to public safety will […]

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Inside Fentanyl’s Mounting Death Toll: ‘This Is Poison’

Today the drug is far simpler to obtain. Fentanyl is primarily manufactured in China, which sends it or the raw ingredients, called precursors, on cargo ships to Mexico, where it is finished by cartels, according to Ben Westhoff, the author of “Fentanyl, Inc. How Rogue Chemists Created the Deadliest Wave of the Opioid Epidemic.” It […]

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Austria Announces Covid Vaccine Mandate, Crossing a Threshold for Europe

ROME — Austria on Friday became the first Western democracy to announce that it would mandate Covid vaccinations for its entire adult population as it prepared for a nationwide lockdown starting Monday. The extraordinary measure by Austria, which only days ago separated itself from the rest of Europe by introducing a lockdown for the unvaccinated, […]

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Kruger Rock Fire in Colorado Kills One

A quick-moving blaze in Northern Colorado has led to the death of a pilot who was fighting the fire and has set off a wave of evacuations, officials said this week, underscoring research that wildfires are growing more intense and are occurring year-round. As of late Wednesday, the Kruger Rock fire near the southeastern tip […]

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Vaccinated vs. Unvaccinated: Europe’s Covid Culture War

ANNABERG-BUCHHOLZ, Germany — Sven Müller is proudly unvaccinated. He thinks Covid vaccines are neither effective nor safe but a way to make money for pharmaceutical companies and corrupt politicians who are taking away his freedom. Under state rules to stem coronavirus infections, he is no longer allowed to go to restaurants, to the bowling alley, […]

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Researchers Identify Dozens of Native Students Who Died at Nebraska School

On the edge of town in Genoa, Neb., a stone monument serves as a gravestone on the grounds of a government-run boarding school for Native Americans that has been shuttered for almost a century. No one knows how many students died there, at the Genoa U.S. Indian Industrial School, though thousands are believed to have […]

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Overdose Deaths Reached Record High as the Pandemic Spread

“Many people are dying without knowing what they are ingesting,” she added. People struggling with addiction and those in recovery are prone to relapse. The initial pandemic lockdowns and subsequent fraying of social networks, along with the rise in mental health disorders like anxiety and depression, helped create a health maelstrom. So, too, did the […]

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Europe Toughens Rules for Unvaccinated as Fourth Covid Wave Swells

Nevertheless, some European leaders considered Austria’s new measure a step too far. Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain, which has suffered a rash of new cases in recent weeks, kept his resistance to mask mandates and health passes. “Our friends on the continent have been forced to respond with various degrees of new restrictions, from […]

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Driver’s Actions Praised After Taxi Blast Outside Hospital in England

LONDON — A Liverpool taxi driver was being hailed as a hero on Monday by local leaders who say that he prevented greater harm after a car explosion outside a hospital in the northern English city the day before left one person dead and the driver wounded. Three men were arrested under the British Terrorism […]

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Taxi Explodes Outside Liverpool Hospital, Killing One

A taxi exploded outside a hospital in Liverpool, England, on Sunday morning, killing one person and injuring another, the authorities said. The cause of the explosion was not immediately clear. Counter Terrorism Policing North West, part of a national alliance of police forces, said it was leading the investigation with support from the Merseyside Police […]

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Germany’s Fourth Covid Wave: ‘A Pandemic of the Unvaccinated’

BERLIN — The University Hospital of Giessen, one of Germany’s foremost clinics for pulmonary disease, is at capacity. The number of Covid-19 patients has tripled in recent weeks. Nearly half of them are on ventilators. And every single one is unvaccinated. “I ask every patient: Why didn’t you get vaccinated?” said Dr. Susanne Herold, head […]

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Drunken-Driving Warning Systems Would Be Required for New Cars Under U.S. Bill

Intelligent braking systems can predict a collision, while blind spot sensors warn drivers not to change lanes. But what if standard car safety systems could detect if a driver had consumed too much alcohol? As soon as 2026, automakers would be required to equip cars with technology geared toward preventing drunken or impaired driving under […]

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Travis Scott’s Ties to Houston Could Complicate Investigation of Fatal Concert

HOUSTON — As his music career ascended, Travis Scott developed more than the usual ties between a rap megastar and his hometown leaders. He knew the Houston police chief. His mother gave away turkeys with the mayor on Thanksgiving. He received a key to the city. Those connections have added a layer of complication to […]

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India Hospital Fire Leaves at Least 4 Infants Dead

A fire engulfed the infant care unit of a hospital in central India on Monday night, killing at least four newborn children and injuring others, the latest in a series of deadly blazes at health care centers across the country. Thirty-six infants survived the fire, the chief minister of the state, Shivraj Singh Chouhan, said […]

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