News Roundup 8/19/21

by | Aug 19, 2021

News Roundup 8/19/21

by | Aug 19, 2021

US News

  • Biden says nursing homes that have Medicare and Medicaid residents have to mandate their staff are vaccinated. [Link]
  • The FDA approved a third booster shot of the 2-shot covid vaccinations for most adults. [Link]
  • The federal government will reimburse states 100% for “emergency measures” and will work against states blocking mask mandates. [Link]


  • The USS Arlington with 600 troops was deployed to Haiti. [Link]


  • China limited four United Airlines flights to 40% capacity after a traveler tested positive for covid. In response, the Transportation Department limited four Chinese flights to 40% capacity. [Link]


  • Biden says US troops will remain in Afghanistan until all Americans are out, even if that is after August 31st. [Link]
  • Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin says the Pentagon has lines of communication open with the Taliban and there have been no confrontations between the US military and Taliban so far. 
  • The Taliban held talks with former Afghan leaders Karzi and Abdullah in Kabul. [Link]
  • Biden froze Afghan government bank accounts in the US on Sunday. [Link]
  • The IMF suspends Afghanistan’s access to its assets. [Link]
  • Ahmad Massoud pens a Washington Post op-ed saying he is forming the Afghan resistance from the Panjshir valley. He appealed for more weapons and supplies. [Link]
  • Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman says the Taliban’s commitment to allow Americans safe passage to the airport has been solid. [Link]


  • A conflict between fishermen and herders in Cameroon has led to 32 deaths and 19 villages burned. [Link]
  • Scores were left dead by fighting in Burkina Faso. Thirty civilians and 12 soldiers were killed in the attack. At least 58 militants were killed in response. [Link]

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