Syeda Saberi

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15-year-old Sergio Hernandez Mexican teenager was fatally shot by border patrol when he was playing with some of his friends near El Paso, Texas back in 2010. One of the boys was detained by the border patrol agent while Hernandez ducked behind a pole. One of the bullets shot by the patrol officer shot him in the face, killing him instantly. This past Tuesday, the family was told that according to the Supreme court, they would not be able to sue as Hernandez was not on US soil when he was killed. This ruling now makes it harder for any foreign nationals to sue federal officers for any civil rights violations. “Congress, which has authority in the field of foreign affairs, has chosen not to create liability in similar statutes,” stated Justice Samuel Alito.

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Hot Biotech has allegedly created the first possible vaccine for the coronavirus. The Massachusetts drug manufacturer is expected to begin their clinical trials in April of this year. The vaccine has undergone inspection by the National institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and aim to see if the doses in the vaccine can create a safe enough response from the immune response to combat the coronavirus. This vaccine has said to be the quickest developed vaccine in comparison to SARS and the influenza fires which took nearly 20 months to undergo clinical trials and be tested on humans. “Going into a Phase One trial within three months of getting the sequence is unquestionably the world indoor record. Nothing has ever gone that fast,” stated Anthony Fauci the director of NIAID.

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Bob Iger, a name not often heard, is the former CEO of Disney. In a surprise announcement this past week, Iger announced that he will be stepping down from the position after several years of serving the Disney franchise. Bob Chapek is said to be replacing Iger of this Tuesday. Chapek has nearly 27 years of experience with the Disney company and will be overseeing the company’s parks, film business, and the products. Within 100 years of Disney’s existence, Chapek is the 7th CEO. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, Disney has seen several challenges within its parks as many of the amusement locations have been closed down until there is a containment of the virus. There was also a 2% drop in stocks, adding to the company’s distress. “I obviously have huge shoes to fill. Bob’s legacy in the company is just profound. I think my role is not to take the strategic pillars he’s so well established over the last 15 years and continue to work on those and implement those in the marketplace, most importantly our direct-to-consumer initiatives, but at the same time look around the corner for what disruption might be going on in the marketplace that would necessitate a fresh look at those things.” stated Iger in an interview with CNBC.