Cashier testifies to the use of a fake $20 bill used by George Floyd
A cashier who reported George Floyd’s $20 bill as counterfeit shortly before his death testified in the trial of Derek Chauvin, according to NPR.
The cashier said that he thought the bill was counterfeit and considered paying for Floyd’s cigarettes before deciding to tell his manager.
After Floyd refused to come back inside the Cup Foods store to talk to the manager, the police were called.
Martin claims to feel tremendous guilt, as right after the call, were the last moments of Floyd’s life.
He quit his job at the store shortly after Floyd’s death.
Four killed in Orange, California
Four people were killed at a shooting in California last night, according to NBC News
Authorities later said that the shooting was no random act as all individuals involved were connected to the suspect through business or personal relationships.
One of the victims was a nine-year old boy.
A fifth person and the suspect were taken to the hospital. The cause of the suspect’s wound is uncertain – whether self inflicted or not.
Clinical trial shows vaccine effectiveness after a 6-month period
The Phase 3 clinical trial of the Pfizer/BioNTech’s coronavirus vaccine confirmed its protection remains high for six months after the second dose, according to CNN.
The vaccine is said to remain more than 91% effective thus far against any COVID-19 symptoms for a six month period.
According to the CDC, the vaccine was 100% effective against severe disease.
“The information coming from Pfizer-BioNTech is good news with evidence that those enrolled in the clinical trials last year are still protected. So we know that immunity will not be short-lived,” said Dr. Peter Hotez, a vaccine specialist and dean of the school of tropical medicine at Baylor College of Medicine.
Dr. Hotez also remains hopeful that protection could potentially last years, though no evidence exists to support that yet.