San Francisco sues schools, cites high of suicidal students
FILE - This March 12, 2020, file photo, shows the Abraham Lincoln High School in San Francisco. San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera announced last week he was taking the dramatic step of suing the city’s own school district, which has kept its classrooms closed nearly a year. In the motion filed Thursday in San Francisco Superior Court, Herrera included alarming testimony from hospitals in the San Francisco Bay Area, doctors and parents on the emotional and mental harms of extended distance learning. San Francisco’s 52,000 public school students have been out of classes since March. Public health officials have allowed city schools to reopen since September but the district and teachers unions have not been able to finalize a deal on reopening classrooms.
The Latest: Mexico's president has negative antigen test
(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)MEXICO CITY __ Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador posted a video Thursday saying he had tested negative on an antigen test, after testing positive for COVID-19 about 12 days ago. State Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker turned down the idea Thursday. He says, “The trend is favorable, but the situation is still very, very bad.”Spain has administered 1.67 million vaccine doses, with more than 586,000 people getting both doses. Ad___TEHRAN, Iran — Iran has received its first batch of the Russian coronavirus vaccine. Iranian state TV quoted Tehran’s ambassador to Russia, Kazem Jalali, as saying Iran has ordered 5 million doses from Russia.
San Francisco sues its own school district to reopen classes
Teachers unions in many large school districts, including San Francisco, say they won’t go back to classrooms until they are vaccinated. “Not a single San Francisco public school student has set foot in their classroom in 327 days,” Herrera said at a news conference, calling it shameful and unlawful. While the vast majority of California’s public schools have been closed since March, San Francisco schools have been allowed to reopen since September. Since the start of the pandemic, San Francisco has been on the cutting edge of COVID-19 restrictions. Newsom sidestepped direct comment on the San Francisco lawsuit, saying everyone is on the same page and wants to reopen schools safely.
Fauci: Watch Super Bowl at home with family
(AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)MEXICO CITY — Mexico reported a near-record 1,707 confirmed coronavirus deaths Wednesday, as the country runs out of vaccines. Ad___THE VIRUS OUTBREAK:Spain surpasses 60,000 confirmed virus deaths. Dr. Fauci suggests watching Super Bowl at home with household to avoid spreading coronavirus. British officials say Oxford study backs up their decision to delay second vaccine shot for up to 12 weeks. ___MANAGUA, Nicaragua — Nicaragua’s government says it has approved Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine for emergency use.
San Francisco sues 28 alleged dealers to stop flow of drugs
FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2011, file photo, is a view looking up Taylor Street of the Tenderloin neighborhood in San Francisco. San Francisco has sued 28 alleged drug dealers who frequent a downtown neighborhood where broad daylight drug dealing and drug use is common to stop the flow of drugs. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco sued 28 alleged drug dealers who frequent a downtown neighborhood where broad daylight drug dealing and drug use is common, in an effort to clean up the area that has seen the city's largest number of overdose deaths, authorities announced Thursday. Of the 28 alleged drug dealers named, 27 live outside of San Francisco and come to the Tenderloin from Oakland, Hayward, San Jose, Suisun City and elsewhere, officials said. He said the “commuter drug dealers” acted like “independent contractors,” selling drugs in exchange for housing.