In the latest attacks, Russia has begun striking Ukraine with hypersonic cruise missiles from the Black and Caspian Seas.
The Russian invasion of Ukraine has rippled across the globe. And some businesses in the United States are facing backlash because of their brand association with Russia. Small business owner Daniel Lerman, who is from Ukraine, told KCBS he’s been getting hate voicemails and texts since the start of the invasion. Lerman wants to avoid Russophobia, so he’s spending thousands of dollars to re-brand his Southern California notary company. That includes a new website and new business cards.
A highly contagious strain of avian flu is spreading to several states in the U.S. Wisconsin is the latest state to report finding h5n1 – the scientific name for the avian flu – after discovering it in a commercial chicken flock. Avian flu has now been found in 15 states. Cross-species spread is possible, though not likely. Dr. William Schaffner of Vanderbilt University Medical Center told CBS News, “It’s a very rare event, it requires very close association of the human with the bird.”