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    More On: Coronavirus Alarming study reveals how long COVID-19 survives on fabric FDA backs Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine as safe and effective Woman regrets very unfortunate tattoo she got just before pandemic NYC Health Department website now lists data on COVID-19 variant cases Republicans and Democrats in Congress held a candlelight vigil and moment of silence outside the Capitol to honor the 500,000 Americans who have died in the coronavirus pandemic.​ Members of the House and Senate wore masks and held candles in their hands at around dusk Tuesday as “Take My Hand” and “Precious Lord” was performed by a lone singer.  ​Afterward, they bowed their heads in a moment of silence for COVID victims – a death toll that on Monday surpassed 500,000 people.​ Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy took part in...
    A third of Americans say they now know someone who has died from COVID-19 — double the figure from just this past summer, a new poll shows. Thirty-three percent of people surveyed over the past few days reported knowing someone who died, the highest figure since the start of the pandemic, according to researchers of the Axios-Ipsos poll. Meanwhile, the number of Americans who fear getting sick from the coronavirus dropped to 69 percent — from 74 percent two weeks ago, the survey found. The number of people social-distancing also dropped — from 79 percent to 74 percent — for the same period, researchers said.
    One in three Americans know somebody who died from coronavirus over the last 10 months, a new poll suggests. Conducted by Axios-Ipsos, the survey found that 33 percent of adults have a loved one or acquaintance who passed from COVID-19 between April 24, 2020 and February 22, 2021. This is three points higher than the number who reported the same thing in late December, just before Christmas, and twice as high as the around 15 percent who did in early June.  It comes on the heels of news on Monday that the U.S. COVID death toll surpassed 500,000, which is more than the number of Americans killed in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War combined.  The U.S. has about four percent of the global population, but accounts for nearly 20 percent of all deaths from the virus. A new poll has found that 33% of...
    For the second time in 33 days, President Joe Biden gathered the nation on Monday to mourn a loss it can no longer fathom, to collectively grieve after a year of grief beyond imagining, as the nation’s death toll from the coronavirus pandemic officially crossed half a million people. “We often hear people described as ‘ordinary Americans,’ but there’s no such thing,” Biden said, standing in the Cross Hall of the White House. “The people we lost were extraordinary.” The pandemic year has seen more deaths, as the president noted in a proclamation commanding all U.S. flags be flown at half-mast until sundown on Friday, than the number of Americans who perished “in World War I, World War II, and the Vietnam War combined.” “That’s more lives lost to this virus than any other nation on earth,” Biden said. “They’re people we knew. They’re people we feel like we knew…...
    President Joe Biden is ordering all flags to be lowered to half staff to honor the approximately 500,000 Americans who have died from the coronavirus. The announcement was made by White House press secretary Jen Psaki at the outset of her press briefing on Monday. “President Biden … will order all flags on federal property to be lowered at half staff for the next five days,” Psaki said. The White House is further commemorating the tragic milestone with a candle lighting ceremony after sundown on Monday. He will also deliver remarks at that ceremony. Watch above, via the White House. Have a tip we should know? [email protected]
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Some of New York City’s most iconic buildings are being lit up Tuesday night to honor the 400,000 Americans who have died from COVID-19. The Empire State Building is lit in pulsing red to symbolize a heartbeat. It’s New York’s contribution to the first nationwide COVID-19 memorial to lives lost, which also includes ceremonies in Washington, D.C., and church bells ringing across the country. The heart of NYC beats on tonight ❤ We join President-elect @JoeBiden in honoring all the American lives lost to COVID-19 with our dynamic red lights. #COVIDMemorial@aliciakeys Empire State of Mind’ light show plays at 9PM, synced on @z100NewYork. ????: zura(.)nyc/IG pic.twitter.com/ezz0gryJxF — Empire State Building (@EmpireStateBldg) January 19, 2021 RELATED STORY — ‘Remember The Faces Behind The Numbers’: Jersey City Residents Mourn Lives Lost To COVID-19 Pandemic As US Death Toll Surpasses 400,000 South Street Seaport was bathed in...
    President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris are spending their last evening before assuming office hosting a national memorial for the 400,000 American lives lost in the COVID-19 pandemic. The ceremony is being held at the Reflecting Pool below the Lincoln Memorial. A livestream can be found here. In a Facebook post, the Biden Inaugural Committee is asking Americans to "join us in lighting a candle in your window for this nationwide moment of remembrance." xStarting now: We're joining @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris in mourning 400,000 lives lost to #COVID19 by tolling our funeral bell 400 times, once for every 1,000 deaths. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayers. Join the livestream: https://t.co/50LxrMc6dq pic.twitter.com/VIcFDNYBfd— Washington National Cathedral (@WNCathedral) January 19, 2021
    THE US is preparing to mark a year of the Covid pandemic as fatalities near 400,000 – around the same number as died in World War II. The grim milestone is set to be reached on Wednesday, when Joe Biden is set to be inaugurated as President, with around 3400 Americans dying every day. * Read our US Politics live blog for the latest news on Joe Biden, Donald Trump and Wednesday's inauguration 5The death toll is set to reach 400,000 Credit: The Mega Agency The United States makes up four per cent of the world’s population but around 20 per cent of the its Covid deaths. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the disease began circulating on January 18 after being imported from China. The first case was announced on January 21, that of a 35-year-old man who had recently returned to Washington state from Wuhan,...
    Nurse Matt Robinson, Patient Care Coordinator at the Methodist University Hospital COVID-19 Unit, tends to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients. Kevin Fogarty/Reuters Tawauna Averette, a nurse and mother of seven from Ohio, contracted COVID-19 in the fall, when she was still pregnant with her youngest.  Doctors delivered the baby by c-section, but Averette never recovered, spending more than a month in the hospital before her death on December eighth.  Friends say that Averette did everything she could to reduce her risk of catching the virus. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. An Ohio nurse and mother of seven took every precaution to protect herself from COVID-19, but still caught the virus and died last month, shortly after giving birth. Tawauna Averette, 42, died on December 8. She had been in the hospital for more than a month battling COVID-19.  While Averette was exposed to additional risk because...
    Pfizer submitted to the FDA for emergency approval on November 23. This is how many people have died since then from COVID A Johns Hopkins professor has slammed the FDA for taking so long to review the Pfizer vaccine while thousands of Americans continue to die from COVID.  Pfizer announced in early November that its vaccine was effective after a widespread global trial involving 44,000 volunteers,  It submitted its findings to the FDA for approval on November 23 but has still not been approved. Since then, 34,000 Americans have died from the virus.  Writing for Med Page Today on Thursday, Martin Makary MD said there was no reason for the delay.  'There's a war on, but you'd never know it from the agency's weeks-long review.  'We are in a health emergency. The U.S. will soon exceed 3,000 deaths per day from COVID-19 and in the time that the FDA has been...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- The majority of Americans now know someone who has died from COVID-19 or been hospitalized because of the symptoms.The number has climbed to 54% according to the Pew Research Institute. The number is up from 20% in May.The survey also asked about masks.More than seven in 10 people are bothered by others who don't wear a mask in public.What to know about coronavirus:Where to get tested in New York, New Jersey and ConnecticutCoronavirus by zip code - New York CityHow coronavirus changed the New York regionDo you have coronavirus symptoms?Here are more of today's headlines:New NYS Numbers for SaturdayNew York State reported 10,761 new cases of COVID-19, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Saturday. The results of 215,401 tests reported, so the statewide positive rate was 4.99%. There are 4,318 people being treated in state hospitals for COVID-19. Cuomo also announced an additional 69 COVID-19 related deaths in...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- The majority of Americans now know someone who has died from COVID-19 or been hospitalized because of the symptoms.The number has climbed to 54% according to the Pew Research Institute. The number is up from 20% in May.The survey also asked about masks.More than seven in 10 people are bothered by others who don't wear a mask in public.What to know about coronavirus:Where to get tested in New York, New Jersey and ConnecticutCoronavirus by zip code - New York CityHow coronavirus changed the New York regionDo you have coronavirus symptoms?Here are more of today's headlines:CDC advises indoor use of facemasks, except at homeThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending the "universal use of face masks" and 9 other strategies to curb the spread of COVID-19, warning the virus has entered "a phase of high-level transmission." The agency says face mask use is most important...
    (CNN) — Slightly more than half of US adults — 54% — now say that they know someone who has been hospitalized or died due to Covid-19, according to a new survey from the Pew Research Center. It’s a drastic uptick since late May, when a previous Pew survey found that just 20% of Americans knew someone who’d been hospitalized or died due to Covid-19. The results reflect how rapidly coronavirus cases continue to surge across the US, which has recorded over 14.2 million cases. The newest survey was conducted between November 18 and 29 and included 12,648 respondents.  As of the first day the survey was conducted, there were around 11.5 million cases of Covid-19 reported in the US. Nearly 3 million cases have been added since. The survey results, released Thursday, also found some racial disparities in who Covid-19 is affecting: 71% of Black Americans are likely to say they know someone who has been...
    (CNN)Slightly more than half of US adults -- 54% -- now say that they know someone who has been hospitalized or died due to Covid-19, according to a new survey from the Pew Research Center. It's a drastic uptick since late May, when a previous Pew survey found that just 20% of Americans knew someone who'd been hospitalized or died due to Covid-19. The results reflect how rapidly coronavirus cases continue to surge across the US, which has recorded over 14.2 million cases. The newest survey was conducted between November 18 and 29 and included 12,648 respondents. As of the first day the survey was conducted, there were around 11.5 million cases of Covid-19 reported in the US. Nearly 3 million cases have been added since. When can I get a coronavirus vaccine?The survey results, released Thursday, also found some racial disparities in who Covid-19 is affecting: 71% of...
    American minorities have been hit particularly hard by COVID-19  - and the share of Hispanic people dying of the disease in the US is only growing, a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report suggests.  In May, Hispanic Americans accounted for 16.3 percent of coronavirus deaths in the US. By August, that number had risen to 26.4 percent.  More than half of US pandemic fatalities were white people, but the proportion of black and Hispanic people who have died of COVID-19 is greater than their share of the population.  In part, the increase in deaths among Hispanic people this summer may be due to the shift of outbreaks from the Northeast to the South and West - regions with larger Hispanic populations.  But the CDC's report suggests that there is more to the racial gap in COVID-19 fatalities than that. Black and Hispanic Americans are still more at-risk...
    Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiTrump puts Supreme Court fight at center of Ohio rally CDC causes new storm by pulling coronavirus guidance Overnight Health Care: CDC pulls revised guidance on coronavirus | Government watchdog finds supply shortages are harming US response | As virus pummels US, Europe sees its own spike MORE (D-Calif.) led a moment of silence on the House floor commemorating the 200,000 Americans who have died of COVID-19. The death toll in the United States surpassed the 200,000 mark on Tuesday, according to data provided by Johns Hopkins University. The country has faced 6.8 million cases over the course of the past six months.  “The chair asks all members in the chamber as well as members and staff throughout the Capitol to rise for a moment of silence in remembrance of those more than 200,000 Americans who have passed away from the COVID-19 virus,” Pelosi said on the floor....
    Meaghan Ellis September 4, 2020 0 Comments Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden insisted Americans who died in war should be honored for their sacrifice as he criticized President Donald Trump for his alleged remarks referring to them as “losers.” Biden released a statement late Thursday in response to the report published by The Atlantic detailing Trump’s alleged remarks. Biden also tweeted his promise to Americans if he has the honor of assuming the presidency. He tweeted, “Here’s my promise to you: If I have the honor of serving as the next commander in chief, I will ensure that our American heroes know that I will have their back and honor their sacrifice. Always.” Here’s my promise to you: If I have the honor of serving as the next commander in chief, I will ensure that our American heroes know that I will have their back and...
    Ninety-four percent of Americans who died from COVID-19 had other “types of health conditions and contributing causes” in addition to the virus, according to a new CDC report. Using provisional data on coronavirus-related deaths from the week ending on February 1 through August 22, the CDC concluded last week that “for 6 percent of the deaths, COVID-19 was the only cause mentioned.” “For deaths with conditions or causes in addition to COVID-19, on average, there were 2.6 additional conditions or causes per death,” the report said. Respiratory conditions such as influenza and pneumonia, respiratory failure and respiratory arrest, as well as circulatory conditions such as hypertensive diseases, cardiac arrest and heart failure are on the list. Other conditions included sepsis, diabetes, renal failure and Alzheimer’s disease. The counts are based on death certificates, which the agency called “the most reliable source of data.” However, the provisional data is not yet...
    Nearly every American who has died of coronavirus also suffered from other underlying diseases, recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data reveal.  According to the CDC's latest update on COVID-19 fatalities, 94 percent of people who have died of the infection in the US had at least one pre-existing condition, such as obesity, high blood pressure or heart disease.  Coronavirus was the sole cause of death for just six percent of fatalities as of data published August 26.  In total, 180,221 Americans have been killed by coronavirus as of Monday, August 31.  But among death certificates submitted to the CDC, just 9,683 listed COVID-19 alone as the cause of death.  The latest CDC data reveals that just 6% of people who have died of COVID-19 in the US died of coronavirus alone, while 94% of death certificates listed other diseases as well. Pictured: a Houston health care...
    Voters overwhelmingly disapprove of Trump's handling of the virus, during which he's ignored experts and pushed debunked treatments that have been found to not only be ineffective but actually harmful. When the Republican convention did mention the virus, it tried to whitewash Trump's response, which has been panned by public health experts — who say Trump ignored the pandemic in its early stage. Experts said Trump could have gathered enough resources for proper testing and tracing in that beginning phase of the pandemic to stop the virus before it could spread uncontrollably across the country. Trump's downplaying of the virus and repeated claims that it would "miraculously" disappear led him to squander more than two months at the start of the pandemic, which experts said led to more deaths. And Republicans did have a doctor speak. However, the doctor, G.E. Ghali, was not an infectious disease expert who specializes in...
    Biden noted that, due to Trump's botched response to the pandemic, more than 5 million Americans have contracted the coronavirus and more than 170,000 have died. He called it "by far the worst performance of any nation on Earth." He then addressed the families and friends of those who have died, invoking his own experiences with tragedy. Joe Biden: I understand how hard it is to have any hope right now. On this summer night, let me take a moment to speak to those of you who have lost the most. I have some idea how it feels to lose someone you love.   I know that deep black hole that opens in the middle of your chest, and you feel like you are being sucked into it. I know how mean and cruel and unfair life can be sometimes.   But I have learned two things.   First, your...
    Donald Trump wrapped his million-dollar fundraising weekend Sunday with an event at the New Jersey beach home of his late friend Stanley Chera, who died of the coronavirus in April, while his aides back in Washington D.C. struggled to explain how the president's executive orders would bring relief to Americans suffering from the pandemic. Trump arrived the home of Chera, a New York real estate developer, on Sunday afternoon. On Saturday he flew to Southampton for two fundraisers in the posh beach town after he signed four executive orders and memorandum that he said would expand supplemental unemployment benefits, ease a moratorium on evictions, suspend student loan repayments, and pause the payroll tax.  President Trump's weekend was a combination of work, play and political glad-handling. He arrived at his Bedminister, New Jersey, golf club on Thursday evening and was seen playing golf on Friday morning by members who posted images on Instagram. ...
    A new nationwide survey has revealed that almost 1 in 3 Black people know someone who has died from COVID-19, far exceeding that of their white counterparts. The Washington Post-Ipsos poll found that 31% of Black people know someone who died because of the deadly virus. In comparison, that percentage was 17% for Hispanics and 9% for those who are white. READ MORE: Black Louisiana community impacted by COVID-19, air pollution deaths Slightly more than half of the Black people surveyed know someone who has been sick or shown symptoms – drastically less so for Hispanics and whites with only 4 in 10 experiencing the same. This contrast is occurring as there has been a surge in new infections and deaths. The current positive case count is more than 2 million in the U.S., according to John Hopkins. The disparity underscores how the coronavirus pandemic has disproportionately impacted the African...
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