Parisians are eating inside restaurants and receiving fines while New York is lacking in Johnson & Johnson supply.
Happening in the World: Diners eating at a restaurant in Paris, along with its manager, have been fined for violating COVID-19 restrictions. The violation occurred in the 19th arrondissement of Paris, involving over 110 people. This comes after the French police began an investigation into upscale dining and parties in Paris which would be a breach of lockdown rules. (BBC)
Happening in the US: Maryland has become the first state to repeal its Law Enforcement Officers’ Bill of Rights which provides police with numerous protections. Democrats had previously brought forward police accountability legislation that would do away with these protections, but Governor Larry Hogan (R) vetoed the Democrats’ legislation on Friday. However, Democrats hold a veto-proof majority in each chamber of the state legislature and were able to implement new police accountability measures—including repealing the Law Enforcement Officers’ Bill of Rights. (The Hill)
Happening in NYC: New York state’s supply of Johnson & Johnson vaccines will drop by almost 90% next week, according to Governor Andrew Cuomo. The news comes after the CDC stated the federal government will distribute only 700,000 Johnson & Johnson doses (an 86% decrease from the previous week). Governor Cuomo assured New Yorkers that no appointments should be canceled, but the lack of supply means not as many citizens will be able to receive shots. (Gothamist)
Happening in our community: From 10:30 am to 3 pm today, the Kraft Center for Jewish Life is holding their annual “New Life, New Beginnings” spring blood drive campaign. Donors must make an appointment to schedule a donation, but walk-ins will be permitted if room capacity and appointment scheduling allow. Learn more here.
somewhere in the 19th arrondissement via Wikimedia Commons