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    Woman working at home (Photo: EL HUFFPOST) The exercise of journalism is about telling what is happening. From putting words to stories, sensations or moments that many times they do not like to describe but that, due to the magnitude they entail, must be narrated. With the pandemic, that is happening a bit, there is exhaustion on the subject, and there are even moments where one can come to think that everything has simply been said. Difficulties on the sidelines, it is difficult to propose something different on an issue, that of Covid-19, which is already as inescapable as it is exhausting. Solutions in times of crisis Nobody escapes the suffering that this society lives day by day. Who more or less knows someone who has either lost a loved one due to the damn disease or has lived a bad time due to circumstances derived from the pandemic. The...
            by Debra Heine  Fox News host Steve Hilton on Sunday shared the latest shocking findings from his months-long investigation into the origins of the coronavirus, alleging that the virus links back to U.S. commissioned research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology that was overseen by Dr. Anthony Fauci. The host of the “The Next Revolution” told his viewers that there is reason to believe that SARS Covid-2—which is now widely believed to have leaked from the Wuhan Lab—is the “product of genetic experiments commissioned and funded by our own government.” Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), has been an influential advocate of a very controversial type of research called “Gain of Function” virus research. The research “aims to take a virus and then manipulate its genetic code to make it stronger and more contagious. The virus would gain new functions,...
    Teenagers and young adults have had their mental health battered by the coronavirus pandemic, according to a vast study of medical records and insurance claims nationwide. FAIR, a nonprofit organization which describes itself as being 'dedicated to bringing transparency to healthcare costs and health insurance information', released the findings of their report into mental health on Tuesday. They studied 32 billion private healthcare claim records, looking at the 13-18 age range and 19-22, and tracking month-by-month changes from January to November 2020, compared to the same months in 2019. They found startling results. Young people in California are seen protesting on February 8, demanding schools reopen Researchers found that school closures and concerns about the virus were taking their toll Younger teenagers were markedly more affected than those in the older 19-22 age range, it emerged. In March and April 2020, the number of insurance claims...
    One year into the pandemic, the U.S. has not been experiencing a baby boom but rather a baby bust.  Total births in 2020 fell in every state aside from Delaware and Rhode Island, according to a DailyMail.com analysis of preliminary data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which examined deliveries between January and September last year. Meanwhile, eight U.S. state health departments provided complete preliminary data for last year - Arizona, California, Florida, Hawaii, Iowa, Ohio, Oklahoma and Oregon - and all of them showed declines.   In 2019, there were a total of 1,027,207 births in these states. The following year, there were 941,040 babies born. This means, in these eight states, there were more than 86,167 fewer births last year compared to one year prior.  New preliminary federal data for 2020 from January to September shows that almost every single U.S. state saw a decline...
    A doctor and his wife were brutally beaten by a family member who was upset at being told he should not attend a nightclub in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic in southern Brazil. Dr. José Mainart, 31, took to his Instagram account Monday morning and uploaded a photo that showed the black eye and bruised lip he suffered as a result of the assault last Friday outside his home in Toledo, Paraná. Dr. Mainart said had attended several meetings before the Paraná state government issued a 10-day order banning non-essential activities and services to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Upon arriving home, the infectious disease doctor approached his relative and explained that it would not be wise of him to attend a party because he would be putting others around him at risk of being infected.  But he claims the relative responded by beating him, while a friend...
    The head of the WHO wants the vaccination of health workers to be started in every country on the planet during the first 100 days of the year – which means that there are 40 days left to achieve this goal. LThe World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday deemed unrealistic to think that humanity will be rid of Covid-19 by the end of the year. Michael Ryan, WHO’s director of emergency operations, said it would still be possible to bring down the numbers of hospitalizations and deaths. But the pandemic remains virulent, especially after a further rise in the number of cases this week after seven consecutive weeks of decline. “It would be very premature and, I think, unrealistic to think that we are going to be done with this virus by the end of the year,” Ryan told reporters. “But I think what...
    'I want to be alone,' Greta Garbo famously said in the movie Grand Hotel, 'I just want to be alone.' The Hollywood actress adopted the same mantra in her own life off screen, with a slight twist, explaining: 'I want to be let alone.' And she got her wish, mainly because she behaved in a way that enabled almost complete privacy. The more famous that media-hating Garbo became, and for a while she was the biggest star in the world, the more she retreated from the limelight. She shunned interviews, stopped attending premieres and awards shows, refused to sign autographs, and didn't even respond to fan mail. It worked. She was left alone and enjoyed the privacy she craved. Compare and contrast Garbo's behaviour with that of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who've also regularly pleaded to be left alone since quitting the Royal Family 14 months ago. They...
    When the Golden Globes were last awarded, few people had yet heard of the coronavirus and Covid-19. One year and almost two months later, the planet in the pandemic looks completely different. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association faces the delivery of its awards with all the special features of the health crisis, which implies a hybrid and online event, presented by Amy poehler Y Tina Fey, each one from one end of the USA: the first from the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles and the second from the Rockefeller Center in New York. Placeholder mam module Golden Globes 2021 live
    South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem ripped into Dr Anthony Fauci for criticizing her state's response to the coronavirus pandemic during an address at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Saturday.   The Republican and potential 2024 presidential candidate fiercely defended South Dakota's record on COVID-19 and said Fauci, the nation's leading expert on infectious diseases, wrongly predicted that the state would be overwhelmed by the virus.   'We never focused on case numbers. Instead, we kept our eye on hospital capacity,' Noem said.  'Dr Fauci told me that I would have 10,000 COVID patients in the hospital on our worst day. On our worst day, we had a little over 600.' 'I don't know if you agree but, Fauci is wrong a lot!' she added, eliciting cheers from the audience.  Scroll down for video  South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem ripped into Dr Anthony Fauci for criticizing her state's response to the coronavirus...
    Saturday Night Live’s final sketch of the evening addressed the expected awkwardness of post-pandemic dating, but the actors’ jokes were upstaged by an adorable tabby kitten that kept meowing during the last part of the sketch. The scene involved SNL cast member Kate McKinnon and the night’s host and musical guest, Nick Jonas, as two strangers who meet in a bar during their first time venturing out in the (hopefully near!) future after the coronavirus pandemic has come to an end. The two stumble over long-unused flirting techniques and awful pick-up lines as they try to get to know one another. “You have beautiful eyes,” said Jonas, “but they’d look better on my floor.” “I don’t think you said that right,” replied McKinnon, encouraging him to “maybe just try making a flirty face” instead. They then resort to magic tricks to impress each other, with McKinnon first showing a unique way to tie...
    The real estate operation of the retailer did decrease 28.8% in the fourth quarter of the year. This division is in charge of marketing premises with third parties for sale or rent. At the end of 2020, Chedraui had a leasing area of ​​385,368 square meters. In the United States, the retailer managed to stand out with a good performance. Three factors contributed to this: the 5.3% growth to equal stores, the additional week that fiscal year 2020 had in the neighboring country and the exchange rate of 6.2%, higher than the same quarter of the previous year. In total, the self-service operation in the United States registered 62.899 million pesos in sales throughout the year, that is, 22.6% more than in 2019. In the accumulated consolidated, the operating flow (Ebitda, for its acronym in English) grew 18.2 % to 10,788 million pesos, while the net profit had...
    An Oakland teacher has blasted 'rich white parents' complaining that distance learning amid the pandemic has impacted their children's mental health and accused them of 'causing their kids' anxiety by pressuring them to complete asynchronous work'. Bethany Meyer, a special education teacher at Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) and secretary of teachers' union the Oakland Education Association (OEA), told California parents eager to get their children back to school to 'take a seat' in a social media post last week. 'All the rich white parents suddenly concerned about mental health can take a seat,' she wrote on Twitter February 17. 'Most of them are causing their kids' anxiety by pressuring them to complete asynchronous work and feeding into their sense of entitlement. Sorry/not sorry.'  Her tweet comes amid the ongoing storm around schools reopening as parents and lawmakers are pushing for schools to reopen, while teachers and teachers' unions are concerned...
    . HSBC bets on Asia after falling profits and cuts its forecasts HONG KONG / LONDON, Feb 23 (.) – HSBC Holdings PLC dropped its long-term profitability target on Tuesday and unveiled a revised strategy focused primarily on wealth management in Asia, after the impact of the pandemic plunged sharply. blaming the low interest rate environment and tough market conditions, HSBC dropped its goal of achieving a return on tangible equity of 10-12%, saying it will instead aim at 10% in the medium term.
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The pandemic has rolled through our region like an economic tsunami. We’ve lost close to 80,000 jobs, and major industries like leisure and hospitality may never be the same. READ MORE: Special State House Race Features Founder Of Trump House And A Republican-Turned-Democrat When Nick Fiorina lost his job to COVID-19 cutbacks last May, his thoughts turned immediately to his 3-year-old son Lorenzo. “Being a single dad and knowing I had to provide for him, I just sort of dug deep”, said Nick. He was certainly not alone. In the first weeks and months of the pandemic, southwestern Pennsylvania shed more than 200,000 jobs. And while most of those jobs have come back, 78,000 haven’t and may never. Even after the pandemic ends. Unemployment has fallen in the region from 20 percent last April to a seemingly more acceptable 6.7 percent today, but that figure is deceiving....
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The pandemic has rolled through our region like an economic tsunami. We’ve lost close to 80,000 jobs, and major industries like leisure and hospitality may never be the same. READ MORE: Police: Westmoreland Co. Man Runs From Police, Arrested After Leaving Trail Of Drugs When Nick Fiorina lost his job to COVID-19 cutbacks last May, his thoughts turned immediately to his 3-year-old son Lorenzo. “Being a single dad and knowing I had to provide for him, I just sort of dug deep”, said Nick. He was certainly not alone. In the first weeks and months of the pandemic, southwestern Pennsylvania shed more than 200,000 jobs. And while most of those jobs have come back, 78,000 haven’t and may never. Even after the pandemic ends. Unemployment has fallen in the region from 20 percent last April to a seemingly more acceptable 6.7 percent today, but that figure is...
    Yellen says she will judge the success of the US stimulus plan by speed in returning to pre-pandemic employment level
    “Brandishing the pandemic as a pretext, authorities in some countries have taken tough security measures and emergency measures to suppress dissonant voices, abolish most fundamental freedoms, silence independent media and hamper the work of non-profit organizations. governmental, “regretted the UN chief in his annual speech to the Human Rights Council (CHR). Mr. Guterres spoke, in a pre-recorded video message, on the occasion of the opening of the 46th session of the HRC, which, for the first time in its history, will take place entirely online (until March 23) due to the Covid-19 epidemic. If the online format limits exchanges between delegates, “the positive aspect is that there is a participation that has never been seen in the past” in the Council, welcomed the Swiss ambassador to UN in Geneva Jürg Lauber. Proof of this is that more than 130 heads of state, government and ministers are due to speak...
    A California mom who vanished after she set out on a 'pandemic road trip' has been confirmed dead.  Erika Lloyd, 37, was last seen setting off from her home in Walnut Creek on June 14 last year, intending to drive seven hours to Joshua Tree National Park.  The mother-of-one's disappearance sparked a large-scale search which came to end on January 31, when hikers discovered human remains on a desert trail in Wonder Valley -  about 15 miles northeast of Joshua Tree.  Dental records confirmed that the remains were those of Lloyd, with her family making the sad announcement in a Facebook post Wednesday.  'It is with a heavy heart we announce that the remains have been identified by San Bernardino County's Sheriff Department as Erika,' Lloyd's brother, Colin, wrote.  'Close to 8 months have passed since Erika disappeared and we have been blessed by countless efforts of selflessness and compassion on...
    By The Associated Press LONDON — The British government says it aims to give every adult in the country a first dose of coronavirus vaccine by July 31, a month earlier than its previous target. The goal is for everyone over 50 or with an underlying health condition to get a shot by April 15, rather than the previous target of May 1. The makers of the two vaccines Britain is using, Pfizer and AstraZeneca, have both experienced supply problems in Europe. But U.K. Health Secretary Matt Hancock said Sunday that “we now think that we have the supplies” to speed up the vaccination campaign. More than 17.2 million people have been given the first of two doses of vaccine since the U.K. inoculation campaign began on Dec. 8. The news comes as Prime Minister Boris Johnson meets with senior ministers Sunday to finalize a “road map” out of that...
    LONDON — The British government says it aims to give every adult in the country a first dose of coronavirus vaccine by July 31, a month earlier than its previous target. The goal is for everyone over 50 or with an underlying health condition to get a shot by April 15, rather than the previous target of May 1. The makers of the two vaccines Britain is using, Pfizer and AstraZeneca, have both experienced supply problems in Europe. But U.K. Health Secretary Matt Hancock said Sunday that “we now think that we have the supplies” to speed up the vaccination campaign. More than 17.2 million people have been given the first of two doses of vaccine since the U.K. inoculation campaign began on Dec. 8. The news comes as Prime Minister Boris Johnson meets with senior ministers Sunday to finalize a “road map” out of that national lockdown that is...
    The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent economic turmoil are leading to supply shortages in places you might not have considered. Among purchasables in short-supply are cats and dogs up for adoption to baking yeast, jigsaw puzzles, and truffles among other things. When COVID-19 closed much of the economy in March 2020, items that include toilet paper, paper towels, cleaning supplies, coins, meat, and flour were among the first pandemic-related shortages Americans experienced. Most of those shortages have been addressed by manufacturers and supply chains. But as the U.S. comes up on one year of isolation and quarantine, new shortages have emerged. Some of those shortages are trivial, like caviar, while others are serious like pharmaceuticals and personal protective equipment for medical personnel.  Doctors, nurses, and other caregivers are running low on surgical gowns, patient examination gloves, surgical masks, surgical respirators, and testing supplies, according to the U.S. Food...
    The capacity of Peruvian private clinics was exceeded by the pandemic of the newCoronavirus (COVID-19), announced today the president of the Association of Private Clinics (ACP), Alejandro Langberg. The representative of this union specified that a shortage of beds is already reflected in the Intensive Care Units (ICU) in the main private clinics in this country, adding to the crisis in public hospitals. « There is no infrastructure in the private sector to attend to patients, we do not have ICU beds, we do not have internment beds, everything is exceeded, » he said in statements to the local press. According to Langberg, the number of infections is greater than the capacity of the infrastructure of these private sanatoriums and they have also run out of medical oxygen supply. The 32 million Peruvians are facing a second wave that has...
    McAllen, Texas (CNN)The respite center for migrants in McAllen, Texas, used to be a nightclub. Now it's a shelter run by Catholic Charities. Where there used to be rows of liquor, there's now toiletries and diapers. Small children play on the floor. Colorful drawings hang from the blacked-out windows. This center has become a haven of activity in recent weeks, as more and more families have crossed the Rio Grande River from Mexico seeking asylum in the United States. U.S Customs and Border Protection officials process the migrants and give them a court date, then they drop them off at a bus station in downtown McAllen, just across the street from the respite center. While the numbers are nowhere near the level of families crossing a couple of years ago, the numbers have been steadily increasing since April. The migrants are driven by the Covid-19 pandemic, the devastation left by...
    New York : The decline began to be noticed in mid-2020. Photo: Francisco Guasco / EFE This Thursday the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, in English) reported that since mid-2020, life expectancy of the general population of the United States was reduced due to the pandemic, going from 78.8 to 77.8 years, this being the lowest level since 2006. According to official figures, the fall in life expectancy, that is, how many years a baby born now is estimated to live, Hispanics and African Americans were most affected by COVID-19, although the former are still the oldest racial group in the United States. Among whites, life expectancy fell in the first half of last year from 78.8 to 78 years, while among Hispanics it fell by 1.9 years, from 81.8 years in 2019 to 79.9 years when the pandemic hit. In general terms,...
    February 18, 2021 12:04 PM | With information from EFE 15 minutes. Life expectancy among the general population of the United States (USA) fell in the first half of 2020 by one year due to the pandemic. It went from 78.8 years to 77.8 years, the lowest level since 2006, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported Thursday. According to official figures, falling life expectancy (i.e. how many years a baby born now is expected to live) hit Hispanics and African Americans the hardest from the US due to COVID-19. However, Hispanics remain the oldest racial group. Among whites, life expectancy fell in the first half of last year from 78.8 to 78 years. In contrast, among Hispanics, it fell by 1.9 years, from 81.8 years in 2019 to 79.9 years, when the pandemic hit. The most vulnerable In general terms, life expectancy for men was 75.1 years...
    Life expectancy in the United States fell by a full year during the first half of 2020, a new report finds. In 2019, life expectancy - or the average number of years a person lives - for the general American population was 78.8 years, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed on Thursday. However, based on provisional death counts between January 2020 and June 2020, this figure fell to 77.8 years. This is the lowest that life expectancy has been since 2006 and the biggest drop seen in two decades. Some of the decline can be attributed to common causes of deaths such as cancer, heart disease, stroke, diabetes and lung disease, as well as overdoses. But the toll of the pandemic cannot be understated with more than 347,000 dying due to COVID-19 last year in addition to indirect pandemic deaths. Life expectancy in the U.S. fell a...
    States top COVID-19 official latest to step down during pandemic Lightning lockdowns curb virus in Melbourne, Auckland Best & Worst Refinance Mortgage Companies of 2021 Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/7 SLIDES © Majdi Fathi/NurPhoto via Getty Images A global chip shortage is wreaking havoc on everything from cars to game consoles. Here are the industries most affected by the ongoing scarcity. A computer chip shortage caused by the pandemic is beginning to impact a range of industries.  The auto industry has been the hardest hit, leading some automakers to slash production.  The shortage is now affecting the smartphone, PC, and game console industries as well.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The coronavirus pandemic has caused a computer chip shortage, and it's wreaking havoc on the automotive...
    WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – Animal therapy during COVID helps with anxiety, fear and stress. “Let the animals work their magic,” said JoAnn Burney, executive director of Allaire Community Farm. RELATED: Trust The Name Of The Game In Newark, Where Police And The Community Are Coming Together As CBS2’s Meg Baker reports, a donkey, an alpaca, goats, a horse and more are just a few of the more than 100 farm animals on Allaire Community Farm’s 25 acres. “We have had the busiest year yet at Allaire Community Farm since COVID hit,” Burney said. “People just need to get out and breathe some fresh air.” They get to pet and feed the friendly faces of the animals. It’s instant stress relief for parents and kids alike. “You can’t not come here not smile, and that’s one of biggest, I think, benefits,” said mom Tracy Bean. (credit: CBS2) All of the...
    Saturday Night Live is facing backlash after it's Weekend Update hosts made two mentions of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo but ignored allegations that his office covered up thousands of COVID-19 nursing home deaths.    Host Michael Che opened his brief segment on Cuomo with a light jab, calling him the 'real-life model' for Moe Syslack, the bartender in The Simpsons.  Che described how Cuomo was expanding eligibility requirements for COVID-19 vaccines, before co-host Colin Jost chimed in to say that the governor was also allowing sports venues to open at 10 percent capacity.   Viewers quickly took to social media to condemn the fact that SNL completely glossed over Cuomo's biggest scandal of the week.  On Thursday the governor's top aide, Melissa DeRosa, admitted that his office deliberately hid data on nursing home COVID deaths in the midst of a Justice Department investigation into their handling of the pandemic.  Cuomo has subsequently faced...
    02.14.2021 – 09: 40h This Sunday, February 14, Catalonia is experiencing a key electoral day in its future, which is marked by the coronavirus pandemic, which may be fundamental for factors such as participation. 20 minutes Did you like the gallery?Share it see gallerySee again
    The World Health Organization (WHO) has concluded its field investigation in Wuhan, China, to shed light on the origin of the coronavirus pandemic. Although many questions have remained unanswered, the team transferred to the epicenter of the pandemic has taken some things clear. As the BBC reports in a report, the main conclusions of the investigation, which lasted two weeks and was supervised by the Chinese authorities, are four. The leak from a laboratory, “highly unlikely” One of the main conspiracy theories about the coronavirus pandemic is that it was a leak, intentional or not, from a high-security biological laboratory. But according to the WHO, this is unlikely. Peter Ben Embarek, head of the WHO mission, justified his opinion by the “strict security protocols” in these facilities and argued that before the appearance of the virus “no scientific publication nor any report in any laboratory in the world “had...
    By The Associated Press NEW ORLEANS — New Orleans’ annual pre-Lenten Mardi Gras celebration is muted this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. Mayor LaToya Cantrell has ordered bars closed during the Mardi Gras weekend that started Friday and runs through Tuesday. The lavish parades are canceled and there are limits on gatherings. Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, is the annual pre-Lenten bash celebrated along much of the Gulf Coast — with the biggest celebration in heavily Catholic New Orleans. Last year’s revelry is considered to have contributed to an early surge that made Louisiana a coronavirus hot spot. Some locals are making the best of it, decking their houses like parade floats. A giant carton of popcorn, huge lollipops and a Paul Bunyan-sized ice cream cone are among the decorations on one two-story house aptly titled “Snacking in Place.” Motorists can drive by an array of idled floats at...
    New York : Last December, after the Governor Andrew Cuomo will announce the closure of the interior service in New York City restaurants, given the increase in infections from the COVID-19, Jose Luis Chávez felt that he was “hacked” in the head. Your restaurant Mission Ceviche, the renowned site of 72nd Street and Second Avenue in Manhattan, to which since 2018 he put his soul, heart and seasoning, had to close in the middle of the cold season due to the blow of the pandemic. Sadness, anger and disappointment took hold of the young Venezuelan businessman, who arrived in the Big Apple in February 2012, drawn by love for his wife, whom he met in Peru, where I was studying cooking. Y this friday, february 12, after two months of being totally closed, without receiving a single dollar of income and with debts around his neck, the owner of...
    The president of Cs, Inés Arrimadas, has asked for a vote to overcome four more years of independence process and has specifically appealed to socialist and popular voters: “If you felt abandoned by the governments of the PP and the PSOE in Madrid, vote Cs. If you felt disappointed by Montilla and Maragall, vote Cs. If you want a party that changes everything, vote Cs.” In the telematic act of closing the campaign of Cs this Friday in Barcelona, ​​Arrimadas has referred to all those voters they don’t want “language fines” in Catalonia and who want to lower taxes and help SMEs and the self-employed. For Arrimadas, if Cs wins the 14F, corruption in Catalonia will be uncovered for the first time: “I do not want neither the 3% nor the PSOE nor the PP, nor that of the new parties. We need 0 corruption and 0 tolerance for corruption....
    New York (CNN Business)Disney kicked off its 2021 fiscal year much as it spent most of 2020, with the pandemic hammering many of its businesses. But Disney+ continues to be the star of the show.Disney's revenue came in at $16.2 billion, which was down 22% from last year, the company said during its first quarter earnings on Thursday. While the revenue was a decline from last year, it was above Wall Street expectations. Disney's profits continued to take a hit as it reported $29 million in this quarter, which was down 99% from $2.1 billion last year.Yet Disney+ is still growing, and Wall Street is still loving it.The company's streaming service now has nearly 95 million subscribers, which is up from the 86 million subscribers the company said it had in December. Disney CEO Bob Chapek also announced that Disney's streaming business, which also includes services like Hulu and ESPN+,...
    Superstars Pedro Pascal, Karen Gillan and more are slated to appear in Judd Apatow’s “The Bubble,” a comedy movie inspired by the pandemic. Other names on the call sheet include Maria Bakalova, Fred Armisen, and Keegan-Michael Key, who will star in Apatow’s latest film, according to The Hollywood Reporter in a piece published Tuesday. Judd Apatow Sets All-Star Cast For New Netflix Comedy ‘The Bubble’; Karen Gillian, Keegan Michael-Key, Pedro Pascal And Leslie Mann Among Those Set To Join Ensemble https://t.co/dyBxg79qEh — Deadline Hollywood (@DEADLINE) February 9, 2021 Production will get underway next week, the outlet reported. The movie will center around a group of actors and actresses forced to remain in a bubble in a hotel in order to complete a studio franchise movie during the coronavirus outbreak, Deadline reported. (REVIEW: ‘Westworld’ Season 3 Ends With The Possible Deaths Of Multiple Characters) There has not been much information released about...
    Heather McMahan is doing the most.  The 33-year-old Georgia-bred comedian has amassed more than 630,000 followers on social media, where she's known for impersonating Ina Garten, belting out Reba Mcentire lyrics while eating cake, or giving her best Victoria Beckham leg pose on a beach. These days, her home office looks more like her couch —  and her lunch usually comes with a glass of chardonnay — but she's just rolling with the punches like the rest of us.  Her namesake national comedy show "Heather McMahan: The Farewell Tour," was postponed due to COVID. So was her wedding. But that hasn’t stopped her from entertaining, and in her true comedy style, calling out anyone who can’t keep it real. The host of the "Absolutely Not" podcast is saying exactly that more than once these days. "Absolutely not to anybody pretending like they have it together. Like we’re all just trying. We didn’t think we’d be in this [pandemic for] this...
    Mallory Bradley COVID-19 mitigation strategies may be to thank for the lack of acute flaccid myelitis cases. The mysterious illness showed up in 2014, and researchers are baffled by the paralysis it causes.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Cases of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), a polio-like illness that causes limb weakness and facial droopiness in children, baffled doctors when it first showed up in 2014. After six years, illness rates dwindled in 2020. Dr. Sunil Sood, a pediatrician who specializes in infectious disease at Northwell Health, said the small number of cases is largely because of COVID-19 mitigation strategies, like wearing masks and social distancing.  Other respiratory viruses, like the flu, have also had a low-key season relative to other years. "Almost every other virus that is transmitted among people have gone into hiding," Sood told Insider.  Read More: The pandemic is damaging kids' mental health....
    Kyrgios and Djokovic have a long history of not seeing eye-to-eye. Getty/Paul Crock/Daniel Pockett Nick Kyrgios hit out at Novak Djokovic after his victory in the first round of the Australian Open, calling him "strange." He also criticized the Serb's behaviour during the pandemic and said he isn't "even close" to Roger Federer in terms of talent.  Last week, Djokovic told reporters that he believed Kyrgios was a "talented" player, but that he has "not much respect for him" off the court.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Nick Kyrgios hit out at Novak Djokovic after his victory in the first round of the Australian Open, calling the Serbian "strange" and saying he's not "even close" to Roger Federer in terms of talent. Just prior to the start of the Open, Djokovic told reporters that he believed Kyrgios was a "talented" player, but that he has "not...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- In this episode of Tiempo, more than $1 million in grants have been awarded to many New York City minority-owned businesses impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.The non-profit Local Initiatives Support Corporation New York City launched the Small Business Relief and Recovery Fund last year to provide a lifeline to Latino and Black-owned small businesses in the five boroughs.In addition to the financial relief, the non-profit also works with grant recipients to ensure they have technical assistance and the training needed to sustain their operations long term.Joe speaks to Valerie White, Executive Director of the non-profit, and New York City small business owner Dellanira Rosario, one of the recipients of the grant.Also in this episode, today is Super Bowl Sunday and the biggest sporting event of the year was made available, for your viewing and listening pleasure, completely en Espanol.ESPN Deportes provided exclusive coverage.Joe talks to...
    Miami : For his part, the lawyer Sabino Jauregui warned that the order is not a law to not pay the rent, he explained “they can damage their credit … they can have financial consequences for years” In cases like that of Mauro Pachon, also the owner, the lack of payment of his tenants represented a problem for his family “it was a year that I was paying the bank and the administration of the condominium”, he says that it is unfortunate that they are taking advantage of this way . Recently, through an executive order, President Joe Biden extended the eviction moratorium until March 31. This would prevent those affected by the pandemic from being evicted now, which does not prevent landlords from initiating eviction cases in court.
    The coronavirus pandemic will drag on for another seven years at the current rate of vaccinations worldwide, new calculations predict.  It will take that long to reach Dr Anthony Fauci's estimate for the herd immunity threshold of 75 percent of people inoculated globally, according to Bloomberg's vaccination calculator.  More than 4.5 million vaccines are being administered a day, for a total of 119.8 million shots given worldwide.  The US has vaccinated 8.7 percent of its population thus far, at a rate of 1.3 million shot given a day. After a slow start, the rollout is picking up steam and saw a record 1.7 million people vaccinated Thursday. Despite ranking sixth in the world for the pace of its vaccinations, the US is predicted to reach herd immunity just in time for New Year's 2022.    But all of this depends on whether the vaccines are effective against variants like those that...
    The New York Times The Biden government faces a backwardness of 380,000 people waiting to immigrate When, due to the pandemic, their children’s school and daycare had to close, Luwam Beyene began working nights so that he could be home during the day. As soon as you get home, you make breakfast and get your child ready for his online classes. Beyene cares for her children until she goes back to work at night. “I don’t even take a nap,” said Beyene, 29, who works as a caregiver in San Francisco. “My life is falling apart. My only hope is that my husband can come ”. Beyene’s husband is an Ethiopian who is waiting to be granted his immigrant visa, a process that even before the coronavirus pandemic often took up to more than two years in the case of the spouse of a permanent US resident. He was almost...
    By Marika Gerken | CNN When Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a second statewide lockdown in early December, businesses across California braced for more economic hardship. For officials in one small town, it was a wake-up call to develop a plan to help the local businesses. The result was a program called “Visit Santa Maria Valley,” which will pay tourists $100 to travel there and stay for a minimum of two nights at one of the many hotels in the area. The payment comes in the form of a voucher that can be used at any of the town’s wineries, breweries or restaurants. The promotion starts on February 4 and ends March 31. Santa Maria Valley, which lies about 65 miles north of Santa Barbara, offers many of the same amenities as the more well-known California destinations, but at a lower price, officials said. “Santa Maria Valley has so much to...
    SANTA BARBARA COUNTY (CBS SF / CNN) — When Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a second state-wide lockdown in early December, businesses across California braced for more economic hardship. For officials in one small town, it was a wake-up call to develop a plan to help the local businesses. The result was a program called “Visit Santa Maria Valley,” which will pay tourists $100 to visit and stay for a minimum of two nights at one of the many hotels in the area. The payment comes in the form of a voucher that can be used at any of the town’s wineries, breweries or restaurants. The promotion starts on February 4 and ends March 31. Santa Maria Valley, which lies about 65 miles north of Santa Barbara, offers many of the same amenities as the more well-known California destinations, but at a lower price, officials said. “Santa Maria Valley has so...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- In Los Angeles County alone, the death rate among Latinos skyrocketed 1,000% since November. Now, groups hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic are also lagging in vaccine distribution."At first, it was a general access problem for the entire country," said Dr. Fola May, health equity researcher at UCLA Health.According to the latest data obtained by Eyewitness News, in L.A. County, Black residents make up about 4.6% of people who have received vaccine doses and about 8% of the population. Latinos make up about 29% vaccine doses and about 48% of the population. While white residents make up a larger percentage of vaccine doses and lower percentage of the population.There's a similar trend in Riverside, Ventura and Orange Counties.Graph not displaying correctly? Click here to open in a new window."Now that we're seeing more vaccines arrived to more states and cities, we're seeing that it's actually more...
    The US economy is set to grow faster than expected - reaching pre-pandemic levels by the middle of this year, according to the Congressional Budget Office.  In data released Monday, the government number crunchers said unemployment is set to fall to 5.3% - from 6.8% in 2020 - by the end of 2021. Still, it will take until 2024 for unemployment to fall to levels seen before the COVID-19 pandemic struck and whacked the job market.  The economy will grow 4.6% in 2021 after contracting 3.5% in 2020, powered by a resumption of business activity and coronavirus rescue spending, the CBO says.  That's faster than what had been predicted in July, The Wall Street Journal reports. The agency said then that the economy would not be back pre-pandemic levels until mid-2022.  The CBO said its forecasts had changed 'in large part because the downturn was not as severe as expected and because the first...
    MAEBASHI, Japan – After the coronavirus forced a delay in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, athletes from South Sudan who are training in Japan seized the opportunity for more practice, which they have vowed to keep up, despite mounting uncertainty over this year’s event. Four track athletes and a coach from South Sudan, the world’s youngest country and one of its poorest, arrived in November 2019 in Maebashi, a city 62 miles northwest of Tokyo, to exploit Japan’s better training conditions. Forced to extend their stay after the summer games were postponed by a year, they find infections are still raging worldwide, cast a pall over the event’s new date of July 23. “If that will be held, it’s OK and that is all,” said Akoon Akoon, one of the athletes. Instead of weighing the competing perspectives over the viability of the games, he preferred to get on with his training,...
    The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent economic turmoil are leading to supply shortages in places you might not have considered. Among purchasables in short-supply are cats and dogs up for adoption to baking yeast, jigsaw puzzles, and truffles among other things. When COVID-19 closed much of the economy in March 2020, items that include toilet paper, paper towels, cleaning supplies, coins, meat, and flour were among the first pandemic-related shortages Americans experienced. Most of those shortages have been addressed by manufacturers and supply chains. But as the U.S. comes up on one year of isolation and quarantine, new shortages have emerged. Some of those shortages are trivial, like caviar, while others are serious like pharmaceuticals and personal protective equipment for medical personnel.  Doctors, nurses, and other caregivers are running low on surgical gowns, patient examination gloves, surgical masks, surgical respirators, and testing supplies, according to the U.S. Food...
    More On: toys “r” us Ex-Toys ‘R’ Us executives face lawsuit over bankruptcy bonuses Toy makers turn to proven hits after a grim holiday season 50 Cent drops $100K on a private Toys ‘R’ Us shopping spree for his son New Toys ‘R’ Us opens in Paramus before Black Friday Geoffrey the giraffe is homeless — again. Toys R Us has closed its only two US stores as the pandemic continues to rock retailers. It still has an online presence — selling through Amazon — and a smattering of stores in Asia, Europe and Canada.   But the US store closures, which come amid soaring toy sales, mark the latest in a sad chapter for the iconic toy seller founded in Washington, DC, by Charles Lazarus in 1957. The once uber popular retailer had been trying to make a comeback after its 2017 bankruptcy forced it to close its...
    A morgue attendant at the Pretoria branch of the South African funeral and burial services company Avbob stands still next to the body of a patient deceased of COVID-19 related illnesses as a coffin ig borough along ahead of his burial on January 22, 2021. MARCO LONGARI/AFP via Getty Images In 20 years, Gregory Burrell, owner of Terry Funeral Home in Philadelphia, has laid over 6,000 people to rest. Almost all of them were Black. Since the coronavirus pandemic, he said traditional funerals are taken away from families, especially Black Americans who have been hit hardest during the pandemic. "Not being able to have the traditional funeral is not only devastating physically and emotionally, but it's also frustrating," Burrell told Insider. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. When Gregory Burrell's wife passed away almost two years ago, 600 people attended her funeral. Now, during a pandemic that...
    Given the timing of this year’s rollout of Gov. Tim Walz’s budget plan, it’s probably best to think about it in terms of concepts rather than numbers. As with all Minnesota governors, Walz had to outline a budget before real spending and revenue projections were available, basing his proposal on a November forecast for the next two years  — numbers that were out of date almost immediately. The legislators who have to actually pass the budget by June 30 have the pleasure of using the February forecast — numbers that will very likely look a lot better thanks in large measure to the impacts of the $900 billion COVID relief package that passed Congress in December. There might be more of a surplus than the $641 million shown in November (drawn down by the $217 million relief package the Legislature adopted last month); and there might be less of a...
    Ex-White House coronavirus coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx has claimed she was the only full-time person working on the White House's response to the COVID-19 pandemic under Donald Trump. Birx made the claim in an interview with CBS News’ Face the Nation on Sunday, in which she appeared to attempt to do some reputational rehab by distancing herself from the former president. The doctor described herself as ‘an N of 1’ during her nine months on the COVID-19 task force, which refers to a clinical trial in which a single patient is the sole participant. ‘There was no team, full-time team in the White House working on coronavirus,’ she said, adding that she had asked for more staff though was apparently denied. The former U.S. Army colonel and CDC adviser said the Trump administration’s structure meant that she was the ‘only full-time person’ working on the White House’s coronavirus response. ‘That’s...
    Ex-White House coronavirus coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx claims former President Donald Trump was being fed ‘parallel’ data sets on the pandemic from another source inside the White House and ‘presented graphs’ she never made. Birx made the claims in an interview with CBS News’ Face the Nation on Sunday in which she also insisted that some members of the Trump Administration believed COVID-19 was a ‘hoax’. ‘I saw the president presenting graphs that I never made,’ Birx said in the interview. ‘So, I know that someone — or someone out there or someone inside was creating a parallel set of data and graphics that were shown to the president.’ ‘I know what I sent up and I know that what was in his hands was different from that,’ the doctor continued.  Scroll down for video  Ex-White House coronavirus coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx claims former President Donald Trump was being...
    Thousands of Brazilians demonstrated on Saturday January 23 to challenge the management of the pandemic by Jair Bolsonaro, the Brazilian president. “Bolsonaro outside”, “Impeachment yes” “Vaccine for all”, “Oxygen”, “Bolsonaro out”, or “Impeachment yes” were among the slogans that thousands of demonstrators chanted in several towns of Brazil especially in Rio de Janeiro or Sao Paulo, reports RTL. In the economic capital Brasilia, a procession of some 500 vehicles, in response to the call for manifest left-wing parties and organizations, traveled the main avenues of the city. The protest also concerned the end of the emergency aid which was granted between April and the end of December to 68 million Brazilians (nearly a third of the population). A demonstration against the Brazilian president The Brazilians, who marched last Saturday, wanted in particular to protest against the management of the pandemic by Jair Bolsonaro and the delay of...
    Dr. Anthony Fauci says that he was muzzled by the Trump administration which ‘blocked’ him from appearing on the left-leaning MSNBC cable news channel and its marquee primetime star Rachel Maddow. The 80-year-old director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases told Maddow, who made repeated attempts to book him on her program during the course of the pandemic, that he wanted to appear on her show ‘for months.’ Fauci was asked by Maddow on Friday if the press and the public would hear more regularly from him as well as other government experts who are guiding the nation’s leaders through a once-in-a-century pandemic. ‘I've been wanting to come on your show for months and months,’ Fauci told Maddow. ‘You've been asking me to come on your show for months and months. Dr. Anthony Fauci (right), the federal government's top infectious disease expert, told MSNBC's Rachel Maddow...
    Jane's Carousel in New York City, closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Justin Heiman/Getty My son was born in the early months of the pandemic. In his first year, he experienced the loss of his great-grandmother, plus the larger-scale loss of living through the death of more than 400,000 Americans. There are two ways to tell him this story. One is: We failed you. But another is: We survived. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. My grandmother was born during the last great pandemic. When I ask her what her mother told her about giving birth during the Spanish flu, she cannot remember. After I give birth, a century after my grandmother was born, I want to know what strength I may have inherited from her mother. But my grandmother cannot tell me the story.  How we tell a story matters. I work on telling the version...
    The Wizards having to play 41 games in 67 days is a disaster waiting to happen Love Your Teddy Coat? This Loungewear Is Just as Warm and Fuzzy Finances Unscathed by Pandemic? Seize the Moment and Tackle Debt After close to a year of living with the pandemic, the effect on people’s finances has varied widely. If you’re in the fortunate position of still having a steady income, you can plan for what lies ahead in 2021. © Getty Images Creating a budget is a key step since it lets you plan how much you can put toward debt. A good first step is dealing with debt. Maybe you leaned on credit cards to get through the ups and downs of 2020 or you’re wondering how to get a head start on student loan payments once the forbearance period ends. Perhaps you’re feeling the aftereffects of holiday spending —...
    The figures of the crisis make you dizzy. After a discussion in the Council of Ministers, Bruno Le Maire and Olivier Dussopt presented this Wednesday afternoon in the finance committee of the National Assembly the execution of the state budget for 2020. ” The year 2020 was particularly hectic compared to the initial finance laws. The health and economic context has demolished the edifice of our forecasts. Everything is turned upside down on the revenue and expenditure side. It is an extremely atypical year ” explains the entourage of the two ministers. In the corridors of Bercy, forecasting models have been completely disrupted by the nature, extent and duration of this crisis. Budget balance unprecedented since World War II The state budget balance, which excludes the accounts of social security administrations and those of local authorities, widened by around 85 billion euros in 2020 compared to the expected deficit....
    STACEY Solomon has proved she’s an unstoppable media force as her entertainment business saw its value rise by nearly £500,000 last year. The Loose Women star’s professional career has continued to flourish despite the coronavirus pandemic. Instagram 3 Stacey Solomon’s business grew by nearly £500,000 last year Records on Companies House show that her Key Map Entertainments Limited has £1,373,245 in its profits and loss account, up from £888,763 the previous year. Mum-of-three Stacey, 31, has been a constant source of inspiration for her large online following during the pandemic. Her ingenious and creative crafts and home tips helped her to break 4million followers on Instagram and leapfrog best pal Mrs Hinch. Instagram 3 Stacey with fiancé Joe Swash and her sons Instagram 3 The couple got engaged over the Christmas period Most read in Celebrity ANIMAL ROMP Lorraine viewers in hysterics after spotting dress shows zebras...
    The president-elect of the United States, Joe Biden, and the vice president-elect, Kamala Harris, honored the more than 400,000 deaths that the pandemic has left in the country on Tuesday, on the eve of their inauguration in Washington. In his first act in Washington, where he had just arrived from Delaware, Biden approached the Lincoln Memorial, one of the most iconic in the capital, along with Harris and their husbands, Jill Biden and Doug Emhoff, respectively. “To heal we have to remember, And it’s hard sometimes to remember, but that’s how we heal It’s important to do that as a country, “Biden said, hours after the death toll in the country surpassed 400,000. The president-elect then asked “shine the light on the dark”, and immediately afterwards the outline of the reflecting pond in front of the Lincoln Memorial was illuminated. Biden, Harris and their respective partners gThey were silent...
    Biden, Harris and their respective partners were silent in front of the pond, illuminated by 400 lights representing the lives lost due to the pandemic. | 01/19/2021 | ionicons-v5-c17: 18 | . | Washington.- The president-elect of the United States, Joe biden, and the vice president-elect, Kamala harris, they honored this Tuesday at more than 400,000 deathly victims that has left the pandemic in the country, on the eve of his investment in Washington. In his first act in Washington, where he had just arrived from Delaware, Biden approached the Lincoln Memorial, one of the most iconic in the capital, along with Harris and their husbands, Jill Biden and Doug Emhoff, respectively. « To heal we have to remember, and it’s hard sometimes to remember, but that’s how we heal. It’s important to do that as a country, » Biden said, hours after the country’s death toll surpassed 400,000. The president-elect...
    Netflix has achieved exceed 200 million subscribers for the first time (203.6M). The streaming content platform, which today announced its results for the last quarter of 2020, completes a year where it has experienced remarkable growth. In total, the North American firm has managed to add 37 million new customers in the course of the year. 8.5 of them were added in the last tranche, representing 2 million more than those projected by the company for this time frame. In 2019, the total figure was 28 million new subscribers. Figures that exceed expectations and that underpin Netflix as the leader in the streaming entertainment industry. The motives? Various. Netflix: hit content, fierce competition Netflix subscriber growth in 2020 has undeniably benefited from the coronavirus pandemic. A fact that was seen in a special way in the first three months of the year, when the company added nearly 16 million new...
    Dr. Oz and Surgeon General Jerome Adams discuss how this pandemic is impacting people who aren’t even at the risk of dying or ending up in the hospital from the virus.     Watch THE DR. OZ SHOW, weekdays at 3 p.m. on CBS 62. Related
    Madison Summers January 19, 2021 0 Comments From trade wars to tax cuts, from ultra-low unemployment to record highs on stock markets and a high-volume feud with his own Federal Reserve chief, President Donald Trump took the U.S. economy on a wild ride even before the coronavirus drove it off a cliff. How to sum it up? The answer as of February 2020 would be different than the answer today. A year ago, the U.S. economy seemed to have settled into a sweet spot of steady growth, low unemployment, low inflation and, finally, rising wages. Trump may have hated the Fed, but in the end the Republican president and the U.S. central bank reached a truce that kept a decade of growth chugging along, and pushed the unemployment rate to a 50-year low. The pandemic changed all that and will likely leave some deep economic scars. Here’s what stands...
    CHINA was the only major economy to grow in 2020, expanding by at least two percent over the year, figures show. By contrast, the global economy shrank by 4.3 percent as countries around the world struggled with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. 4China was the only major economy to expand in 2020, figures showCredit: Getty - Contributor 4The government in Beijing continues to face allegations that it sought to cover up the pandemic when it could still have been containedCredit: AP:Associated Press Data released on Monday by the Chinese government suggest the country's economy grew by 2.3 percent over the course of the year. Output shrank by a historic 6.8 percent in the first quarter, but recovered with growth of 3.2, 4.9, and 6.5 percent in the second, third, and fourth quarters. It represents China's worst year of annual growth since 1976, when its economy shrank...
    China's economy grew by 2.3 per cent in 2020, official figures revealed today, making it the only major economy to grow at all during the year of the coronavirus.  The 2.3 per cent expansion was better than experts had predicted and came after China's economy bounced back from the pandemic by exporting medical equipment and seizing market share from struggling rivals.  While much of the world is still living under strict lockdowns, Beijing claims to have largely brought the virus under control within its own borders following the initial outbreak in Wuhan a year ago.  Every other OECD country is expected to publish figures showing an economic decline in 2020, with projected recessions of 3.7 per cent in the US, 7.5 per cent in the eurozone and 11.2 per cent in the UK.  China's GDP grew by 2.3 per cent in 2020, making it the only major economy likely...
    UNITED NATIONS — A new U.N. report estimates that the COVID-19 pandemic reduced the number of international migrants by 2 million by the middle of 2020 because of border closings and a halt to travel worldwide — an estimated 27% decrease in expected growth. Clare Menozzi, principal author of the report by the U.N. Department of Economic and Social Affairs’ Population Division, told a news conference Friday that for the second half of 2020 “we have a sense that it will be probably comparable, if not more so.” She said international migration had been projected to grow by 7 to 8 million between mid-2019 and mid-2020. But the border closures and travel clampdown starting in March, as the pandemic circled the globe, meant zero growth for four months, and an estimated 2 million reduction in the expected number of international migrants, Menozzi said. By August 2020, Population Division Director John...
    New York : The current federal minimum wage is $ 7.25 per hour. Photo: JOEL SAGET / . / . The president-elect Joe biden announced a $ 1.9 trillion stimulus bill for people and the economy to recover from the pandemic of COVID-19. The project includes a $ 1,400 stimulus check for a large number of workers, $ 400 dollars in unemployment benefits, tax credits for families, support for education, increased resources for vaccines and an increase in the minimum wage at least $ 15 dollars an hour. “No one who works 40 hours a week should live below the poverty line,” Biden said, addressing the nation during a message Thursday. “That’s what it means, if you work for less than $ 15 an hour and work 40 hours a week, you are living in poverty,” said the president-elect. What would happen to a minimum...
    Editorial: Anime / Facebook / Twitter / YouTube / Instagram / News / Discord / Forums Evangelion: 3.0 + 1.0 Thrice Upon a Time is a movie that anime fans have waited for years. Unfortunately, they will have to be patient and wait a little longer. The thing is, once again, its release date was delayed. Khara, the animation studio in charge of Evangelion: 3.0 + 1.0 Thrice Upon a Time, confirmed that its premiere had to be delayed and now lacks a release date. Let’s remember that this long-awaited tape was scheduled to debut on January 23. In case you missed it: What is a Sneakerhead and why could Reebok x Tom & Jerry make one for you? But if everything was ready for Evangelion: 3.0 + 1.0 Thrice Upon a Time to be released, what happened? Remember that we are still living in the middle of the coronavirus...
    20 Most-Overlooked Tax Breaks and Deductions Best-Selling Cars in America — By Brand These $19k SUVs Will Make You Trade in Your Car Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/5 SLIDES © Provided by Best Life The Pandemic Will Be "Dramatically Better" by This Date, FDA Official Says With coronavirus cases surging across the U.S. and around the world, it can be hard to imagine that the pandemic is anywhere near winding down. But thanks to the release of two highly effective vaccines that are currently being rolled out, medical officials have now begun pointing to the not-so-distant future when they believe conditions will be seriously improved. And according to one official from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), things will begin to look "remarkably better" as early as June. Read on to find out why experts...
    Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote the dissent in the abortion pill case ruling announced Tuesday. In its first abortion ruling since Amy Coney Barrett was rushed onto the Supreme Court before the November election, six justices took an unsurprising stance in a ruling Tuesday, proving that reproductive rights will be taking hits as long as the conservative majority dominates the court, which could be a very long time. With the court’s three liberals in opposition, the majority overturned a lower court decision in the case of FDA v. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and ruled that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) can reinstate its requirement making abortion by pill more difficult than medically necessary by requiring women to obtain the first of the two-pill regime in person from the provider instead of by mail. Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor issued a scathing dissent. Although the FDA regulation has been in effect for two decades, women’s...
    New York : Ikea opened its first store in Queens (NYC) yesterday in the Rego Center shopping center, to meet the growing demand for household products during the pandemic. This branch of the Swedish furniture giant has a 115 thousand square feet “small format”, Yes too the first Ikea of ​​its kind in the US, according to a press release. It had originally been announced for the summer of 2020, but it was yesterday when it opened to the public. Its offer focuses on furniture and accessories for home for a sustainable life in small spaces, selected specifically for New Yorkers. Buyers can also schedule Appointments with employees to plan layouts for their kitchens, living rooms, and bedrooms. “At IKEA we are on a journey to transform our business to meet our customers wherever they are and how they like to shop,” said Javier Quiñones, president and chief...
    New York : The virus has changed the entire urban landscape Photo: Andrés Correa Guatarasma / Courtesy Owners of hotels and largely vacant office buildings in midtown Manhattan amid the pandemic could convert them into residential buildings, according to a proposal announced yesterday by Governor Andrew Cuomo. During his 11th “State of the State” address, Cuomo said that the COVID-19 outbreak has created opportunities for innovation, particularly when it comes to create more housing as homelessness and poverty grow, while tourism is at its lowest level in history and most people continue to work from home. No surprises, given the pandemic and the increase in Internet shopping and remote work, the vacancy of commercial premises and offices has increased dramatically in a city full of skyscrapers, mostly work spaces. “The housing problem in our cities has worsened. But the crisis of growing vacancies in our...
    Boris Johnson launched a blistering attack on China, blaming its 'demented' traditional medical practices for the coronavirus pandemic. In a speech to world leaders yesterday he attacked people who 'grind up the scales of a pangolin' in a bid to become more 'potent'. He made the remarks, which risk a furious diplomatic row - in a speech to the One Planet Summit, hosted by France's President Macron. Pangolins are heavily-trafficked scaly anteater-like creatures, which have been blamed for transmitting the virus from bats to humans. The first documented cases of the Covid-19 were in the Chinese city of Wuhan, with a wet market trading in exotic animals being seen as the probable source. In comments that are likely to risk fury from Beijing, Mr Johnson said: 'Obviously it's right to focus on climate change, obviously it's right to cut CO2 emissions, but we won't achieve a real balance with our planet...
    Bloomberg Ford will stop plants in Brazil and assume responsibility of US $ 4,100M (Bloomberg) – Ford Motor Co. is planning to halt operation at its plants in Brazil as part of a restructuring that will eliminate 5,000 jobs in the region and generate a charge of roughly $ 4.1 billion. On Monday, the automaker said that It will immediately close two plants in Brazil and the third by the end of the year, which will result in three models that are manufactured locally no longer being sold. The job losses include employees in both Argentina and Brazil, he noted. The latest streamlining effort will cost the company about $ 2.5 billion in pre-tax charges by 2020 and about $ 1.6 billion this year, Ford said. ” With more than a century in South America and Brazil, we know that these are very difficult actions, but necessary, to create a...
    A British scientist is facing calls to step down from two key inquiries into the origins of Covid-19 after leading the global battle to dismiss suggestions that it might have leaked from a Chinese laboratory linked to his charity. Peter Daszak’s organisation channelled cash to Wuhan scientists at the centre of growing concerns over a cover-up – and also collaborated on the sort of cutting-edge experiments on coronaviruses banned for several years in the United States for fear of sparking a pandemic. The Wuhan Institute of Virology has been carrying out this risky research on bat viruses since 2015, including the collection of new coronaviruses and hugely controversial ‘gain of function’ experiments that increase their ability to infect humans. Peter Daszak’s organisation channelled cash to Wuhan scientists at the centre of growing concerns over a cover-up Many leading scientists argue that deliberately creating new and infectious microbes poses a...
    (CNN Business)A year ago, a rare thing happened to American women.For three months, they held more jobs than men in the US economy — something that had only occurred one other time in history, during a short period in 2009 and early 2010. Sure, there were still many other gender gaps: women were more likely than men to work part-time, for example, because of caregiving responsibilities at home, and even among full-time workers, they earned on average only 81 cents for every dollar of their male peers.Nevertheless, women were making gradual gains.The pandemic quickly changed that story. And now, it just got worse.Read MoreAccording to new data released Friday, employers cut 140,000 jobs in December, signaling that the economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic is backtracking. Digging deeper into the data also reveals a shocking gender gap: Women accounted for all the job losses, losing 156,000 jobs, while men gained...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- ABC 7, Chicago's Number One station for news, will present the first virtual town hall installment in the new year, OUR CHICAGO: Voices of the Community. ABC 7's Hosea Sanders, who has been an important voice in ABC 7's annual Great Chicago Blood Drive, now in its 7th year, will moderate this hour-long event available on abc7chicago.com, Thursday, January 7, 2021 at 2:00 p.m.The need for blood donations has never been more urgent, yet with the pandemic, those donations have markedly decreased. ABC 7 Chicago and the American Red Cross of Illinois join forces again to increase awareness on the critical need for blood, especially in Black and Brown communities hardest hit by the Pandemic, and where donations have been significantly lower.Hosea Sanders and a panel of experts will underscore the importance of giving blood and the expanded Chicago/suburban locations available to donors. They will discuss ways...
    Kylie Jenner, 23, faced backlash on Wednesday after launching a new hand sanitizer through Kylie Skin. Karwai Tang/Getty Images Kylie Jenner announced a new $7 hand sanitizer from her company, Kylie Skin.  Some people have accused Jenner of profiting off the pandemic by selling hand sanitizer, while others have come to her defense.  Several beauty brands have added hand sanitizer to their product lines since the COVID-19 pandemic began in March. Jenner donated more than 6,000 pounds of hand sanitizer to Southern California hospitals in April and $1 million to COVID-19 relief efforts.  Insider reached out to Jenner's representatives for comment but didn't immediately hear back. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Kylie Jenner's skin-care line just released a hand sanitizer, but some fans think she's just profiting off the pandemic with her latest product launch.  On Tuesday, Jenner announced a new hand sanitizer as the latest...
    Dr Ashish K Jha (pictured), dean of the Brown University School of Public Health, has issued a warning about the new 'super-covid' variants A top public health expert says the new 'super-covid' variants could make the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S. up to five times deadlier. The new strain, known as B.1.1.7 - which was first detected in the UK - has now infected at least 37 people in seven states and at least 30 countries. Meanwhile, a close cousin has been found in South Africa, UK and at least seven other nations - but not yet in the U.S. It is feared to be up to 70 percent more transmissible and to spread more easily among children.  Dr Ashish K Jha, dean of the Brown University School of Public Health, says because the new variant is 'significantly more infectious,' there could be up to 10 million new...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- ABC 7, Chicago's Number One station for news, will present the first virtual town hall installment in the new year, OUR CHICAGO: Voices of the Community. ABC 7's Hosea Sanders, who has been an important voice in ABC 7's annual Great Chicago Blood Drive, now in its 7th year, will moderate this hour-long event available on abc7chicago.com, Thursday, January 7, 2021 at 2:00 p.m.The need for blood donations has never been more urgent, yet with the pandemic, those donations have markedly decreased. ABC 7 Chicago and the American Red Cross of Illinois join forces again to increase awareness on the critical need for blood, especially in Black and Brown communities hardest hit by the Pandemic, and where donations have been significantly lower.Hosea Sanders and a panel of experts will underscore the importance of giving blood and the expanded Chicago/suburban locations available to donors. They will discuss ways...
    ProHockeyTalk’s 2020 NHL free agency tracker If You Have This in Your Medicine Cabinet, the FDA Says to Get Rid of It Amazon has surpassed Boeing as Washington states largest employer after a year of monumental growth spurred by the pandemic © MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images Amazon has become Washington state's largest private employer, usurping airplane manufacturer Boeing, according to the Seattle Times.  The ecommerce giant added a total of 400,000 new jobs in 2020, with 16,500 of them based in Washington. That brings Amazon's total to 80,000 employees in Washington.  By comparison, Boeing has 58,800 Washington-based employees, according to the Times, following several rounds of buyouts this year.  Boeing was still reeling from the 737 Max crisis prior to the pandemic, but the coronavirus outbreak led to customers delaying orders and deliveries of new planes.  Visit Business...
    By FRANCES D'EMILIO, Associated Press ROME (AP) — From his newsstand at the bottom of two hilly streets in Rome, Armando Alviti has been dispensing newspapers, magazines and good cheer to locals from before dawn till after dusk nearly every day for more than a half-century. “Ciao, Armando,” his customers greet him as part of their daily routine. “Ciao, amore (love)” he calls back. Alviti chuckled as he recalled how, when he was a young boy, newspaper deliverers would drop off the day's stacks at his parents’ newsstand, sit him in the emptied baskets of their motorbikes and take him for a spin. Since he turned 18, Alviti has operated the newsstand seven days a week, with a wool tweed cap to protect him from the Italian capital's winter dampness and a tabletop fan to cool him during its torrid summers. A mighty battle therefore ensued when the coronavirus reached...
    ROME (AP) — From his newsstand at the bottom of two hilly streets in Rome, Armando Alviti has been dispensing newspapers, magazines and good cheer to locals from before dawn till after dusk nearly every day for more than a half-century. “Ciao, Armando,” his customers greet him as part of their daily routine. “Ciao, amore (love)” he calls back. Alviti chuckled as he recalled how, when he was a young boy, newspaper deliverers would drop off the day’s stacks at his parents’ newsstand, sit him in the emptied baskets of their motorbikes and take him for a spin. Since he turned 18, Alviti has operated the newsstand seven days a week, with a wool tweed cap to protect him from the Italian capital’s winter dampness and a tabletop fan to cool him during its torrid summers. A mighty battle therefore ensued when the coronavirus reached Italy and his...
    Singer The Weeknd says his next album will be inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement and COVID-19 pandemic. In an interview with TMRW, the singer, whose After Hours tour was postponed due to the pandemic, shared what to expect in his new album, reports billboard.com. “I have been more inspired and creative during the pandemic than I might normally be while on the road…The pandemic, the Black Lives Matter movement and the tensions of the election have mostly created a sense of gratitude for what I have and closeness with the people near me,” he said. GRAMMYs 2021 Nominations: The Weeknd Slams Recording Academy After His Snub, Says ‘The Grammys Remain Corrupt’ “I was laser focused back then and I’m laser focused right now. This has been the story of my 20s. I feel like I spent the last 10 years creating a sound and most of my career,...
    VIDEO3:4703:47How marketing automation platform Klaviyo has grown during the pandemicSquawk Box Public and private markets raced through the pandemic, and many of the breakout IPOs and newly enriched start-ups also raced above it — in the cloud. The software boom of 2020 found an unlikely and gruesome tailwind in Covid-19, and it has been the talk of Wall Street and Silicon Valley. DocuSign, Zoom Video Communications, Fastly and Cloudflare, as well as e-commerce enablers like Etsy and Shopify rode the accelerating digitization wave to stock market gains of at least 160% since mid-March. Many players in the private market also made impressive gains, as their tech-enabled business strategies went from encouraged to indispensable, literally overnight. "If you're not online, you're not in business," says Andrew Bialecki, founder and CEO of marketing automation platform Klaviyo, which after a $200 million Series C funding in November raised its valuation from $800 million...
    Numerous politicians have violated their own coronavirus restrictions during the pandemic. Politicians have gotten haircuts after telling citizens to stay home, visited elderly relatives after emphasizing the pandemic’s risk towards older populations, and eaten inside at restaurants even after banning indoor dining. Here are the worst instances of politicians’ hypocrisy during the pandemic. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot defended herself for getting a haircut despite telling citizens to stay home except for essential activities. In a video posted March 30, Lightfoot urged citizens to “stay home” and “save lives” in compliance with the statewide stay-at-home order. A few days later, however, a photo surfaced of Lightfoot standing with a woman who gave her a haircut. Mayor Lightfoot Criticized After Post Shows Her Getting Haircut During Stay-At-Home Order https://t.co/JkluWJXgdN pic.twitter.com/8jyjReRdZQ — CBS Chicago (@cbschicago) April 7, 2020 “I’m the public face of this city and you know, I’m a person who...
    Taylor Swift! A Black Bachelor! 10 Good Things That Happened in 2020 Where Your Car Is Most Likely to Be Stolen in Every State COVID was a shot in the arm for us: Sacramento golf course saved by pandemic William Land Golf Course, the oldest nine-hole course in the Sacramento, California, area, has been around for almost 97 years. © Provided by Golfweek William Land Golf Course The golf course is named after William Land, who was the owner of a Sacramento hotel. He was also a philanthropist who, after he died in 1911, left $250,000 in his will “to purchase a public park within a suitable distance of Sacramento to be used as a recreation spot for the children and a pleasure ground for the poor.” The gift would be valued at nearly $7 million in today’s dollars. William Land Park opened in 1922. The golf course opened in...
    By Alaa Elassar, CNN (CNN) — Beyoncé will offer $5,000 grants to help people facing foreclosures or evictions due to the housing crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic. People can apply for the grants beginning January 7, 2021, the singer announced on her website Tuesday. Grants will be sent out to the 100 people selected in late January. “Beyoncé is continuing her heart of support and helping where needed most. Phase Two of the BeyGOOD Impact Fund will now help those impacted by the housing crisis,” according to a news release. “The housing moratorium is set to end on December 26th, resulting in mortgage foreclosures and rental evictions. Many families are impacted, due to the pandemic that resulted in job loss, sickness and overall economy downturn,” the release said. An estimated 9.2 million renters who have lost income during the pandemic are behind on rent, according to an analysis of...
    China will overtake the United States to become the world's biggest economy in 2028, five years earlier than previously estimated due to the contrasting recoveries of the two countries from the COVID-19 pandemic, a think tank said. 'For some time, an overarching theme of global economics has been the economic and soft power struggle between the United States and China,' the Centre for Economics and Business Research said in an annual report published on Saturday. It added that the Covid-19 pandemic and the corresponding economic fallout had tipped the rivalry with the US 'in China's favour'.     The CEBR said China's 'skilful management of the pandemic', with its strict early lockdown, and hits to long-term growth in the West meant China's relative economic performance had improved. China will overtake the United States to become the world's biggest economy in 2028, five years earlier than previously estimated due to the...
    Beyoncé will offer $5,000 grants to help people facing foreclosures or evictions due to the housing crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic. People can apply for the grants beginning January 7, 2021, the singer announced on her website Tuesday. Grants will be sent out to the 100 people selected in late January. “Beyoncé is continuing her heart of support and helping where needed most. Phase Two of the BeyGOOD Impact Fund will now help those impacted by the housing crisis,” according to a news release. “The housing moratorium is set to end on December 26th, resulting in mortgage foreclosures and rental evictions. Many families are impacted, due to the pandemic that resulted in job loss, sickness and overall economy downturn,” the release said. An estimated 9.2 million renters who have lost income during the pandemic are behind on rent, according to an analysis of Census data by the Center on...
    CHICAGO (CBS) —This Christmas Eve, Santa is granting one big wish list item for families: the gift of food. CBS 2’s Steven Graves talked to one group in Chicago helping out Thursday, as the pandemic forces food banks to deal with an unprecedented demand. On Thursday morning, trucks were loaded and bags of produce filled to the top. A holiday delivery in a pandemic. On a Christmas list, people are asking for food. “They’re asking for food, brother.” Christopher LeMark, founder of organization Coffee, Hip Hop and Mental Health had volunteers deliver toys and food to more than 200 families in Chicago this Christmas Eve. Grandma of three Suzana Martinez from one of them. She, like others submitted wish lists weeks ago in preparation for the holiday. “These wishes are terrible because they’re some of the most simple and basic needs,” Martinez said. “I am feeling a lot of the...
    A new music video from the duo Brown & Gray pays tribute to nurses during the coronavirus pandemic. The song, 'You Didn't Have To,' spotlights all the selfless ways in which nurses help their patients and thanks them for their hard work. The subject is particularly near and dear to singer Sam Gray's heart: His own mother is a retired nurse who spent decades helping others. Touching song: A new music video from the duo Brown & Gray pays tribute to nurses during the coronavirus pandemic The song, ' You Didn't Have To ,' spotlights all the selfless ways in which nurses help their patients and thanks them for their hard work Paying tribute: Sam and his bandmate-turned-wife Kaci Brown praise nurses for all that they do The subject is particularly near and dear to singer Sam Gray's heart: His own mother is a retired nurse who spent...
    TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, adieu. Ta ta, 2020. Don’t let the door hit your keister on the way out. Each December, the advent of the new year carries a chance of renewal, a glimmer of hope, and an opportunity for redemption. But bidding good riddance to a year plagued by perpetual political, health-care, and cultural conflicts packs even more promise than in Decembers of the past. This exhausting year comes to a close as the first Floridians began receiving highly-anticipated vaccinations considered a critical step on the path toward a return to normalcy amid the coronavirus pandemic. The first doses of vaccines offered welcome respite, but the relief is tinged by gaping holes in family trees, soul-ravaging isolation and anxiety, and for some, insurmountable rifts in a bitterly divided nation. With Inauguration Day just around the corner, President Donald Trump seems to have intensified the...
    A good way to hear what we’ve missed this year is to listen to Sam Cooke’s landmark live album, “Live at the Harlem Square Club, 1963.” On a warm January night in downtown Miami, Cooke was well into his torrid set when, in the middle of “Bring it on Home to Me,” he asks the audience to join in. “Let me hear you say yeah,” coos Cooke. The “Yeah!” that follows — instant, exuberant, loud — is one of the great call-and-responses in music, a euphoria of performer and audience as one.