Impeachment and vaccine news? What is this, January?

Happening in the world: A new trial found that Novavax’s COVID-19 vaccine was 96% effective in preventing cases found by the original version of the virus. The study found that the vaccine was 86% effective against the variant first found in the UK. (Reuters)

Happening in the US: President Joe Biden directed states to make the COVID-19 vaccine(s) available to all adults beginning on May 1. This direction expands on current restrictions in most states, which allow the vaccine only to be given to essential workers and high-risk groups. (NYT)

Happening in NYC: The judiciary committee of the New York State Assembly launched an impeachment probe into allegations of sexual misconduct against Governor Andrew Cuomo. The announcement follows statements from dozens of legislators in Cuomo’s party calling on him to resign. (CNN)

Happening in the community: The Brown Institute is hosting a lecture titled “Investigations in 3D (Forensic Architecture)” with Shourideh C. Molavi, the Lead Israel-Palestine Researcher at Forensic Architecture in London. The event is the latest in the Volumetric Reporting lecture and workshop series. It begins at 11 am; register here.

Vaccine via Bwog archives.