Bus Aide Fractured Disabled Student’s Arm, Cops Say

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A bus aide was arrested Wednesday after allegedly fracturing a developmentally disabled student’s arm earlier this week aboard a bus in Commack, Suffolk County police said. Richard Mason of Brentwood was charged with assault and acting in a manner to injure a child. The 39-year-old will be arraigned Thursday at First District Court in Central Islip. The incident occurred on Sept. 30 at 4 p.m., police said. Mason, a bus aide for Acme Bus Corp., allegedly grabbed the boy’s arm and twisted it behind his back in an apparent attempt to discipline the North Ridge Elementary School student, causing it to fracture, police said. An Acme Bus Corp. official wasn’t immediately available to comment.last_img read more

Italy begins testing potential COVID-19 vaccine on volunteers

first_img“We will see if it produces any side effects and if it produces neutralizing antibodies,” Vaia said, adding the second phase of testing will take place in countries with higher infection rates, like Mexico and Brazil.”If we are able to be fast, we will have the first shots on the market next spring,” Vaia added.The potential vaccine, called GRAd-COV2, was developed by ReiThera, a company based in Rome. The Lazio region, around the Italian capital, said in a statement early trials, including on animals, had delivered positive results.Potential vaccines are undergoing trials in a number of different countries including India, Britain, Russia and China, as scientists have raced to unpick the secrets of a virus that emerged less than a year ago. “Our country’s minds and research are at the service of the global challenge to defeat COVID,” Health Minister Roberto Speranza wrote on Facebook announcing the start of the trial.Italy, one of Europe’s worst-hit countries with more than 35,000 deaths, saw the epidemic peak between March and April before the outbreak appeared to be on the retreat. But it has since seen a surge in new cases with more than 1,000 recorded on both Saturday and Sunday.Other countries in Europe have seen even bigger jumps as tight restrictions and social distancing measures imposed earlier in the year have been eased. Italy kicked off human trials of a potential COVID-19 vaccine on Monday, joining a global effort to develop a response to the virus which has shown signs of resurging in Europe.Rome’s Lazzaro Spallanzani institute, a hospital specializing in infectious diseases will conduct trials on 90 volunteers over the coming weeks, with the hope a vaccine may be available by spring of next year.Francesco Vaia, health director of the Spallanzani hospital, told Reuters the first patient will be monitored for four hours before being allowed to go home where he will be kept under observation for 12 weeks.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Rains cancel Saturday practice at Salina

first_imgBy Dusty WiegertSALINA, Kan. – Heavy showers have canceled the open practice session scheduled for Saturday, April 18 at Salina Speedway.With the cancellation, the first event of the season will be the Browynn Birdsong Childhood Cancer Awareness Night and season opener on Friday, April 24.The evening will feature fundraising for the Birdsong family along with seven divisions of racing action.last_img