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    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Mayor Bill de Blasio said New York City set a record Friday, vaccinating 76,000 people. He says that number is only going to increase now that delayed COVID vaccine supplies have arrived. “This week, we finally got last week’s supply and we’re getting this week’s supply,” de Blasio said. “We are right there on pace to do half a million or more per week.” COVID VACCINE New York State book online here or call 1-833-NYS-4-VAX New York City book online here or call 877-VAX-4NYC Track NYC Vaccinations By Zip Code Nassau County more info here Suffolk County more info here Westchester County more info here New Jersey book online here or call 1-855-568-0545 Connecticut book online here The mayor made the remarks during a stop at a pop-up vaccination site at First Corinthian Baptist Church in Harlem. He says the city’s goal is to...
    More On: COVID vaccine British invasion: UK variant now accounts for 10 percent of COVID cases in US Meet the vaccine appointment bots, and their foes These snakes may be the key to an effective COVID-19 vaccine Queen Elizabeth urges Brits to get vaccinated, says jab ‘didn’t hurt’ Nearly half of Americans age 65 and older have gotten their first dose of the coronavirus vaccine, the White House said Friday. “In the time since the president has taken office, we’ve now doubled the pace of vaccinations and are rapidly on our way to vaccinating many of the people most at risk of dying or being hospitalized from COVID-19,” Andy Slavitt, senior adviser to President Biden’s coronavirus response team, said during a virtual press briefing. Slavitt said almost one in five adults and nearly half of Americans over 65 have received their first shot of the two-dose vaccines currently on...
    President Joe Biden, first lady Jill Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, and second gentleman Doug Emhoff participate in a moment of silence at sundown in the South Portico of the White House Feb. 22, 2021 in Washington, D.C. On Wednesday, the official number of U.S. deaths from COVID-19 recorded at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) dashboard is still hovering just below 500,000. However, several other tracking sites have cleared that awful number by a considerable margin. So on Monday, President Joe Biden held a memorial for the half a million Americans who have lost their lives to this disease. With a Marine Corps band playing “Amazing Grace” and 500 candles blazing beneath the South Portico, Biden used his own experience with loss to speak directly to a nation where far, far too many are grieving. "I know all too well that black hole in your chest,” said Biden. “You...
    Daily average deaths and hospitalizations from the coronavirus have fallen to their lowest levels since before the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.  There were 1,235 daily deaths recorded in the last 24 hours with figures now at their lowest since the middle of October, at the start of this winter's wave of infections.  On Monday, the number of people currently in hospital with the virus fell to 55,403 marking 41 straight days of falling hospitalization numbers.  The promising news brought by the declining figures was also coupled with a restarting of the vaccination program which came to a virtual halt due to bad weather across much of the country last week.  The number of daily cases, hospitalizations and deaths are all now falling A closer look at the figures show the numbers of cases, hospitalizations and deaths are all down. So too is testing but that may be due to...
    New York : The United States reached half a million deaths from COVID-19. Photo: Go Nakamura / . The United States reached 500,000 deaths from COVID-19 this Monday and remains the country with the highest number of infections, registering 28,168,735, according to the count carried out by Johns Hopkins University. According to the latest reports from the American university, California continues as the state that registers the most deaths from the pandemic with 49,401, followed by New York (46,876), Texas (42,236), Florida (30,065), Pennsylvania (23,580), New Jersey (22,874) and Illinois (22,506). As for infections, California is still in the lead with 3,531,856, followed by Texas with 2,596,891, third is Florida with 1,868,772, New York is fourth with 1,591,672 and Illinois is fifth with 1,174,332. Regarding the number of infections by country, the United States is in the lead (28,168,735), followed by India (11,005,850), Brazil (10,168,174),...
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    February 22, 2021 7:32 PM 15 minutes. The United States (USA) surpassed half a million deaths from COVID-19 on Monday, a grim record that no other country in the world comes close to and which is fulfilled at a time when the Government of President Joe Biden is accelerating the vaccination campaign. After 17:08 local time in the Eastern United States (22:08 GMT time), the independent count of Johns Hopkins University registered 500,071 deaths from the disease and 28,174,133 million infections. On the occasion of this dismal record, US President Joe Biden today ordered the flags of all federal buildings in the country, including the White House, and official bodies abroad, such as embassies, to fly at half-staff during the next five days in mourning. More deaths from COVID-19 than in three wars Biden issued a presidential proclamation with that order. He recalled that those more than 500,000 deaths...
    Artist Suzanne Brennan Firstenberg walks among thousands of white flags planted in remembrance of Americans who have died of COVID-19 in October 2020.Patrick Semansky/AP Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters.The United States’ COVID-19 death toll has surpassed 500,000, a staggering milestone. “People decades from now are gonna be talking about this as a terribly historic milestone in the history of this country, to have these many people to have died from a respiratory-borne infection,” Dr. Anthony Fauci said in a CNN interview Monday morning. “It really is a terrible situation that we’ve been through, and that we’re still going through.” It’s nearly impossible to conceive of the loss of a hundred million Americans. The virus has killed one in 670 people across the country. In places like New York City, the...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The COVID-19 pandemic is having a major impact across the world and also in cities across Northern California. The latest number of confirmed cases in the U.S. can be found at the CDC's 2019 Novel Coronavirus in the U.S. page. (The CDC updates the webpage on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.)Join anchor Kristen Sze for ABC7's daily interactive newscast about the novel coronavirus outbreak in the Bay Area and other hot topics. You can check here to stream the show Monday-Friday at 3 p.m. GET HELP: Resources and information about COVID-19 CA REOPENING TIERS: Map shows which counties can, can't reopen under Newsom's new 4-tier system LATEST LOCAL CASES: Updated number of COVID-19 cases, deaths in San Francisco Bay Area Here are the latest developments on the respiratory illness in the U.S.: Feb. 22, 20212 p.m.US tops 500K COVID-19 deathsThe COVID-19 death toll in the...
    (CNN)President Joe Biden is slated to deliver remarks participate in a candle-lighting ceremony Monday evening at the White House as the country approaches the grim milestone of 500,000 American lives lost to coronavirus. Biden is scheduled deliver remarks at 6:00 p.m. ET before he participates in a moment of silence and the ceremony, where he will be joined by first lady Jill Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and second gentleman Doug Emhoff. Biden is also ordering that all flags flying over federal buildings to fly at half-staff for five days in remembrance of the deaths, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said on Monday."Later today, the President, the first lady, the vice president and the second gentlemen will mark the solemn milestone of 500,000 American lives lost to Covid-19. They will ask all Americans to join in a moment of silence during a candle-lighting ceremony at sundown," Psaki said during...
    President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and their spouses will commemorate the grim milestone of 500,000 U.S. deaths from COVID-19 with a moment of silence on Monday evening and ask all Americans to take part, the White House said. "They will ask all Americans to join in a moment of silence during a candle lighting ceremony at sundown," White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters. Biden will order all flags on federal properties to be lowered to half-staff for the next five days, Psaki said. "Tonights events, including the presidents remarks, will highlight the magnitude of loss that this milestone marks for the American people," she said. "He will also speak to the power of the American people to turn the tide on this pandemic by working together, following ... public health guidelines, and getting in line to be vaccinated as soon as they are eligible." Biden is scheduled...
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and their spouses will commemorate the grim milestone of 500,000 U.S. deaths from COVID-19 with a moment of silence on Monday evening and ask all Americans to take part, the White House said. "They will ask all Americans to join in a moment of silence during a candle lighting ceremony at sundown," White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters. Biden will order all flags on federal properties to be lowered to half-staff for the next five days, Psaki said. "Tonight's events, including the president's remarks, will highlight the magnitude of loss that this milestone marks for the American people," she said. "He will also speak to the power of the American people to turn the tide on this pandemic by working together, following ... public health guidelines, and getting in line to be vaccinated as soon as they are eligible."...
    By Sangameswaran S (Reuters) - Over half a million people have died of coronavirus in the United States, as the country races to vaccinate its most vulnerable residents before new variants of the deadly disease become widespread. More people have died in the United States due to COVID-19 than any other country in the world. With 4% of the world's population, the United States has 20% of all COVID deaths and one of the highest rates of deaths per 100,000 residents, exceeded by only a few countries such as Belgium, the United Kingdom and Italy. (Graphic: https://tmsnrt.rs/34pvUyi) Unlike many countries around the world that had national lockdowns and mask mandates, former U.S. President Donald Trump left public health decisions to state and local governments, resulting in a patchwork of rules that often contradicted the advice of doctors and health officials. Following many maskless yearend holiday gatherings, January became the deadliest...
    America . Published on 02-22-21 at 7:23 p.m. – Updated 02-22-21 at 7:24 p.m. © . US President Joe Biden will order the flags on all federal buildings to be half-masted on Monday, to commemorate the imminent crossing of the threshold of 500,000 deaths from Covid-19 in the United States, announced the White House. Presidency spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters the half-masting would last for five days.
    By JOCELYN GECKER | The Associated Press Just one year ago, America had no idea. Life in February 2020 still felt normal. Concern was building about a mystery respiratory illness that had just been named COVID-19. There was panic buying, and a sense of trepidation. Yet it was tempered by a large dose of American optimism. The coronavirus still felt like a foreign problem, even as U.S. authorities recorded the country’s first known death from the virus. Precisely a year later, America is hurtling toward a horrifying milestone of 500,000 deaths from COVID-19. A relentless march of death and tragedy has warped time and memory. It became easy to forget the shocking images, so many day after day, of scenes once unthinkable in a country of such wealth and power. As the year unfolded, Associated Press photographers formed a pictorial record of suffering, emotion and resilience. It shows the year...
    By JOCELYN GECKER, Associated Press Just one year ago, America had no idea. Life in February 2020 still felt normal. Concern was building about a mystery respiratory illness that had just been named COVID-19. There was panic buying, and a sense of trepidation. Yet it was tempered by a large dose of American optimism. The coronavirus still felt like a foreign problem, even as U.S. authorities recorded the country’s first known death from the virus. Precisely a year later, America is hurtling toward a horrifying milestone of 500,000 deaths from COVID-19. A relentless march of death and tragedy has warped time and memory. It became easy to forget the shocking images, so many day after day, of scenes once unthinkable in a country of such wealth and power. As the year unfolded, Associated Press photographers formed a pictorial record of suffering, emotion and resilience. It shows the year that changed...
    Just one year ago, America had no idea. Life in February 2020 still felt normal. Concern was building about a mystery respiratory illness that had just been named COVID-19. There was panic buying, and a sense of trepidation. Yet it was tempered by a large dose of American optimism. The coronavirus still felt like a foreign problem, even as U.S. authorities recorded the country’s first known death from the virus. Precisely a year later, America is hurtling toward a horrifying milestone of 500,000 deaths from COVID-19. A relentless march of death and tragedy has warped time and memory. It became easy to forget the shocking images, so many day after day, of scenes once unthinkable in a country of such wealth and power. As the year unfolded, Associated Press photographers formed a pictorial record of suffering, emotion and resilience. It shows the year that changed America. Looking back,...
    The United States remains the country with more infections and more deaths due to coronavirus, is where they have suffered the most from the impact of the disease. They continue to add 2,000 deaths and 100,000 infections every day. The management of its former president Donald Trump and a complex federal structure for decision-making have been some reasons. The main specialist in contagious diseases in the United States, Anthony Fauci, has valued that “half a million deaths is something terrible. It is historical. We have not seen anything like it since the flu of 1918”, in an interview with the NBC network. The main health adviser assures that it is very possible that in 2022 they will still wear a mask and has ventured that the country could approach “a degree of normality” by the end of the year. The president of the United States, Joe Biden,...
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia will produce 88 million vaccine doses in the first half of this year, including 83 million doses of its Sputnik V shot, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Tatiana Golikova said on state TV on Saturday. Russia has produced 7.9 million COVID-19 vaccine doses so far, she said. It will produce 30.5 million doses by the end of the first quarter of this year, she added. (Reporting by Darya Korsunskaya and GLeb Stolyarov; Writing by Polina Ivanova; Editing by Kirsten Donovan) Copyright 2021 Thomson Reuters. Tags: diseases, infectious diseases, vaccines, public health, Russia, coronavirus, Asia, Europe
    Multiple patients at a CVS pharmacy in Massachusetts were given wrong dosages of the Moderna coronavirus vaccine on Monday. A CVS spokesman told DailyMail.com that the drug store in Ipswich - 30 miles from Boston - gave some people a 0.3 mililiter (mL) dose instead of the correct 0.5 mL dose recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This is 40 percent lower than the dose they should have received.  It is unclear how many patients were affected by the error but the spokesman described it as 'a limited number.' 'We have contacted all affected patients to apologize for this incident and answer any questions they might have,' the spokesman said.  'We've reported it to the appropriate regulatory agencies and have taken the necessary steps to prevent this from occurring again.' A CVS in Ipswich, Massachusetts (pictured), gave a 'limited number of patients' the wrong dose of the...
    By Krishna N. Das and Chris Thomas NEW DELHI (Reuters) - More than half of New Delhi's 20 million inhabitants may have been infected with the coronavirus, according to a government serological survey whose findings echoed earlier private-sector research. India has reported 10.8 million COVID-19 infections, the most anywhere outside the United States. But Tuesday's survey, based on some 28,000 samples, suggests the true figure among its 1.35 billion population is dramatically higher and approaching herd immunity levels. "In the fifth sero survey done in the national capital of Delhi, (coronavirus) antibodies have been detected in 56.13% of the city's population," Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said on Twitter after the report was published. Separate tests done on more than 700,000 people across India by diagnostics company Thyrocare Technologies showed 55% of the population may have already been infected, its chief told Reuters last week. The World Health Organization says...
    A top official with the White House COVID-19 Response Team on Monday said the United States is missing nearly half of the race and ethnicity data for coronavirus cases and vaccinations. Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith, President Biden's COVID-19 Equity Task Force Chair, said an understanding of existing disparities is rooted in an understanding of the data. However, the U.S. doesn’t know the race or ethnicity for 49% of those diagnosed with the novel virus, or 47% for the same information among vaccine recipients. "These insights from our data are critical for our ability to target and triage our response," Nunez-Smith said at the briefing Monday. "Without good data, we are at a disadvantage in terms of equity planning." WITH CORONAVIRUS VARIANT CASES ON RISE, GET THE COVID-19 VACCINE 'AS SOON AS POSSIBLE,' FAUCI SAYS "We must address these insufficient data points as an urgent priority," she added. The coronavirus pandemic has...
    Happy Tuesday MarketWatchers. Don’t miss these top stories:Take a look inside race car driver Johnny Gray’s $32.5 million Florida mansion The retired race car driver Johnny Gray is ready to roll away from his megamansion in Jupiter, FL. Offered for $32.5 million, the 30,000-square-foot estate is the most expensive home ever listed in the area.I got my COVID-19 vaccination. Now what? Can I get on a plane, or visit my family? Do I still need to wear my mask? In the U.S. more than 3 million Americans have received two doses of either vaccine. Life after the COVID-19 vaccine: Americans won’t rush back to restaurants and ballgames — or public transportation 'The arrival of vaccines won’t automatically flip a switch to put the world back on its pre-COVID path,' said Scott McKenzie, global intelligence leader at Nielsen.Here’s where your college tuition really goes — because professors don’t do much teaching...
    THE NHS is due to get up to half a million fewer doses of Covid vaccine next week, it's reported. It casts doubt on the government's target to vaccinate 13.2 million Brits in priority groups by February 15. ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 8Supplies of the Pfizer vaccine are due to be slashed by up to 20 per cent next week as the UK faces a shortfall of 500,000 jabsCredit: PA:Press Association Whitehall sources admitted to The Telegraph next month's goal would be "tight". It comes after more than 400,000 Brits received a Covid vaccine dose on Friday. Around 2.8 million vaccine doses were due to be delivered to the NHS next week, but the figure is set to be cut to around 2.3 million, government sources told The Telegraph. Supplies of the Pfizer jab will be slashed by up to 20...
    Turn Your $50K Salary Into a $1M Retirement Fund NHTSA Sounds Alarm Over Risky Pandemic Driving These $19k SUVs Will Make You Trade in Your Car Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/5 SLIDES © Provided by Best Life The New CDC Director Just Issued This Very Dark COVID Warning In two days, a new administration will be handling the COVID pandemic in the U.S. And on the eve of becoming the director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Rochelle Walensky, MD, selected by President-elect Joe Biden to lead the CDC at this crucial time, issued a very bleak warning about the coming days of the pandemic. COVID-19 has already claimed the lives of almost 400,000 Americans, but in the next month alone, Walensky predicts another 100,000 people may die, bringing the total number...
    The United Arab Emirates is racing to vaccinate half of its citizens by April as it battles a dramatic surge in Covid cases since the turn of the year. The Arab nation, comprising the holiday hotspot of Dubai where British influencers have been flocking in recent weeks to take advantage of lax lockdown rules, has seen daily cases double from 1,000 a day to 2,000 a day in just two weeks.  The rise in cases has prompted the UK to end its travel corridor with the country which had been open since November, sparking a rush to get home for Britons still in the Middle Eastern country. Tourists will now have to quarantine for 10 days upon their return to Britain and will need to present a negative coronavirus test taken within 72 hours of their departure.  The UAE has set an ambitious target of vaccinating half of its 10million...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Miami-Dade’s tourism economy has been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. By one measure, it is only half of what it was a year ago and one expert believes it is likely going to stay that way for the foreseeable future, even with vaccine inoculations ramping up. “The 50 percent, I think it is going to continue,” said Wendy Kallergis, President and CEO at Greater Miami and the Beaches Hotel Association. “I don’t see it getting worse.” The county’s bed tax is an indicator of how many people stayed in local hotels. In the most recent report, September 2020, hotels and motels paid the county $898-thousand in bed taxes. In October, they paid a little more than a million dollars, roughly half of what they paid during the same period in 2019. In November, $1.1 million in taxes were paid, almost half of the nearly $2.6...
    TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — New Jersey has now surpassed half a million confirmed coronavirus cases. The state reported over 5,000 new positive tests Wednesday. Gov. Phil Murphy tweeted, “More than one in every 20 New Jerseyans has now tested positive.” NEW JERSEY #COVID19 NUMBERS:➡️5,028 new positive PCR tests➡️504,647 total PCR tests➡️921 new positive antigen tests➡️52,624 total antigen tests More than one in every 20 New Jerseyans has now tested positive. pic.twitter.com/OWf3HHwiCj — Governor Phil Murphy (@GovMurphy) January 6, 2021 An additional 104 confirmed COVID-19 deaths were reported Wednesday. CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC Ask CBS2’s Dr. Max Your Vaccine Questions COVID Vaccine FAQ From CDC Find A New York City Testing Site Near You Check NYC Testing Wait Times Explanation Of N.Y.’s Yellow, Orange, Red Zones (.pdf) Resources: Help With Unemployment, Hunger, Mental Health & More Remote Learning Tools For Students And Parents At Home Complete Coronavirus Coverage More than...
    By Holly Yan and Madeline Holcombe | CNN While hopes of vaccinating 20 million people by New Year’s Day sputtered out, the US now faces staggering new challenges in the fight against Covid-19. Over the past week, the US has averaged 2,637 coronavirus deaths every day, according to Johns Hopkins University. That’s an average of one Covid-19 death every 33 seconds. December was the deadliest month yet of this pandemic, with 77,572 lives lost. And deaths are likely to accelerate as new infections and hospitalizations rise. On Monday, more people were hospitalized with Covid-19 than any other day in this pandemic — 128,210, according to the Covid Tracking Project. The US averaged 213,437 new infections every day over the past week, largely fueled by holiday gatherings, health experts say. But while daily new infections soared 16% over the past week, testing has actually decreased 11.65% over the past week, according...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- Coronavirus vaccinations are expected to ramp up this week in the United States after a slower than expected start."There have been a couple of glitches, that's understandable," Dr. Anthony Fauci said.Some of the first public vaccine events were held in cities like Houston where 250,000 people called the health department trying to secure one of only 750 appointments.Operation Warp Speed officials are now considering possibly giving out half doses of the Moderna vaccine to double the supply of the shot."We know it induces identical immune response," said Dr. Moncef Sloui, Operation Warp Speed. The results were found to be the same for younger populations of people from ages 18-55."We don't know whether or not that's going to be good enough," Dr. Fauci said.The FDA would need to approve the plan.What to know about coronavirus:When can you get the COVID vaccine?Where to get tested in New York,...
    A SHOCKING study has revealed up to half a million people in the Chinese city where coronavirus emerged may have been infected - ten times the official number of confirmed cases. According to research from the Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the infection rate in Wuhan - the original epicentre of the virus - was also much higher than in surrounding cities. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 4People dressed in protective clothing disinfecting an area in Wuhan in JanuaryCredit: AFP or licensors 4A study suggests up to half a million people in Wuhan may have been infectedCredit: EPA A sample of 34,000 people from Wuhan's general population were used for the study, and other Hubei province cities, as well as the cities of Beijing and Shanghai and the provinces of Guangdong, Jiangsu, Sichuan and Liaoning to estimate Covid...
    (CNN)Nearly half a million residents in the Chinese city where the novel coronavirus first emerged may have been infected with Covid-19 -- almost 10 times its official number of confirmed cases, according to a study by the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).The study used a sample of 34,000 people in the general population in Wuhan -- the original epicenter of the pandemic -- and other cities in Hubei province, as well as Beijing, Shanghai, and the provinces of Guangdong, Jiangsu, Sichuan and Liaoning to estimate Covid-19 infection rates. The researchers found an antibody prevalence rate of 4.43% for Covid-19 among residents in Wuhan, a metropolis of 11 million people. As of Sunday, Wuhan had reported a total of 50,354 confirmed cases of Covid-19, according to the Wuhan Municipal Health Commission.The study aimed to estimate the scale of past infections in a population by testing blood serum samples...
    Over a half-million people were screened through the nations airport security checkpoints Christmas Day, just 23% of the number of travelers who flew on the same day a year ago, according to the Transportation Security Agency. On Friday, 616,469 people were screened, following on Christmas Eve, when 846,520 went through the TSAs checkpoints, reports CNN. Wednesday, though, the airlines set a pandemic air travel record, with 1.2 million passengers flying. But come Sunday, travel experts say millions will be flying because last week, almost 7 million people were screened at airport security checkpoints and many will be heading home. The travel crowds come even after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention called on Americans to remain home amid the surge in coronavirus infections, and the increase is causing health experts to fear yet another jump in COVID-19 cases, like the spike after the Thanksgiving holiday. Dr. Anthony Fauci, director...
    New York (CNN Business)The Transportation Security Administration screened 616,469 people at airport security checkpoints across the United States on Christmas Day, the agency said Saturday. That's just 23 percent of the number of travelers who flew the same day a year ago, before the pandemic, and about half of the 1.2 million passengers who flew on Wednesday, setting a pandemic air travel record. On Thursday, Christmas Eve, 846,520 people passed through TSA checkpoints. Smaller passenger numbers on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day mark a lull before numbers begin to tick up again, as people head home from holiday travels. Sunday is expected to be another big day for air travel, travel experts say. TSA numbers show that in the last week, nearly 7 million people were screened at airport security checkpoints. The holiday travel rush comes even after the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urged Americans to stay...
    MORE than 500,000 people in the UK have now received their first dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine. Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the milestone at tonight’s Downing Street Press Conference. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 1NINTCHDBPICT000626937460Credit: AP:Associated Press Asked whether the vaccine would be made more readily available, Boris Johson said the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) is currently sticking to its priority list for those most at risk of contracting and dying from the list. The Prime Minister went on to say: "We want to work with our colleagues, with our friends around the world, as we have from the beginning, to develop new treatments, to develop new vaccines, as we have." "I can today announce that over half a million people, more than 500,000 people in the UK, have now received their first dose." Most read in Health...
    Illinois’ next two shipments of the Pfizer vaccine aren’t going to be as big as expected. During his daily briefing Wednesday, Governor J.B. Pritzker said Illinois would not be getting the anticipated 8 to 9 million doses as initially planned. “This development will likely cut our state’s projected Pfizer shipments this month by roughly half, the same is true across the rest of the nation,” said Pritzker. The next two shipments will be closer to 4.3 million doses. No reason was given for the reduction. The Food and Drug Administration is expected to review a second COVID-19 vaccine, which is made by Moderna, sometime Thursday. If the FDA authorizes Moderna’s vaccine, the U.S. has authorized nearly 5.9 million doses for delivery next week. Dr. Ngozi Ezike, director of the Illinois Department of Public Health, delivered a message to those considering avoiding a COVID-19 vaccination. ...
    Health care workers were the first nationwide to receive the COVID-19 vaccine this week, but a doctor at Houston Memorial Medical Center said Wednesday that half of his unit's nurses don't want it, calling it a "political toy."  "Yesterday I had a - not a fight - but I had a friendly argument with more than 50 percent of my nurses, in my unit, telling me that they would not get the vaccine," Dr. Joseph Varon told NPR's Steve Inskeep Wednesday.  "Of course I pushed the concept that people should get vaccinated, and I asked, ‘why not?’ And, you know, at the end of the day, like I have said before, coronavirus has become a political toy, and most of the reasons why most of my people don't want to get the vaccine are politically motivated." PFIZER COVID-19 VACCINES UNDER CLOSE WATCH AMID SNOWY WEATHER, AZAR SAYS Varon said that he and his staff will have...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Governor JB Pritzker said the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced that Illinois is not going to get the number of COVID vaccines originally promised. “Previously federal authorities had notified us that they planned to ship out nearly 8 million Pfizer vaccine doses to states large cities and territories across the country next week. However, as of this morning I was disappointed to learn that the US Department of Health and Human Services informed us that, per the direction of Operation Warp Speed, that estimate was tightened significantly down to 4.3 million doses shipped nationally next week,” Pritzker said. He said the reduced number is also for the following week. “Originally projected for another 8.8 million doses is also now scheduled to be 4.3. million doses. This development will likely cut our state’s projected Pfizer shipments this month by roughly half,” Pritzker said. “The same...
    More On: Coronavirus Australian state says work from home is over, but employees still shun office Snow fun at all: What outdoor restaurants can expect ahead of Wednesday’s storm Families marry off daughters to ease finances amid COVID-19 Fauci says US could achieve ‘herd immunity’ in second quarter of 2021 The US on Monday reached more than 300,000 deaths from COVID-19, data shows. The figure amounts to nearly one-fifth of world’s total death count from the virus, according to figures from Johns Hopkins University. Between late September and mid-November, the stateside tally had jumped from 200,000 to 250,000. It has rapidly accelerated since then — climbing to 300,000 in less than half of that time. The US has the 11th-highest number of total COVID-19 deaths per capita — or a rate of about 886 fatalities per 1 million people, according to Statista. Despite the hope of a new COVID-19 vaccine,...
    WASHINGTON – The U.S. gave the final go-ahead Friday to the nation’s first COVID-19 vaccine, marking what could be the beginning of the end of an outbreak that has killed nearly 300,000 Americans, according to a person familiar with the decision but not authorized to discuss it publicly. Shots for health workers and nursing home residents are expected to begin in the coming days after the Food and Drug Administration authorized an emergency rollout of what promises to be a strongly protective vaccine from Pfizer Inc. and its German partner BioNTech. Initial doses are scarce and rationed as the U.S. joins Britain and several other countries in scrambling to vaccinate as many people as possible ahead of a long, grim winter. It will take months of work to tamp down the coronavirus that has surged to catastrophic levels in recent weeks and already claimed 1.5 million lives globally....
    US passes 14 million coronavirus cases Among first acts, Biden to call for 100 days of mask-wearing Pfizer Cuts December Vaccine Output Forecast in Half: Report Pfizer, Inc. has cut its forecast of the number of coronavirus vaccine doses it expects to produce by the end of the year in half, according to a published report Thursday. © TheStreet Pfizer Cuts December Vaccine Output Forecast in Half: Report The company now expects to supply 50 million vaccines as opposed to the 100 million originally forecast before the end of the year, The Wall Street Journal reported. Load Error Pfizer and its partner, BioN Tech , had expected to produce 100 million vaccines by year's end, but are now projecting 50 million because of supply-chain problems, the paper reported. The companies still expect to produce a billion doses of the vaccine in 2021. Pfizer and...
    Seoul, South Korea (CNN)Half a million students will sit South Korea's notoriously difficult National College Entrance Exam on Thursday, a marathon, nine-hour test day that is the country's answer to the SATs and can determine a teenager's future. The tests are so significant that, in normal years, the country rolls out extreme measures to support students -- office hours are changed to clear roads to avoid students getting stuck in traffic and flights are rescheduled to prevent the sound of plane engines disrupting the English listening test. But this year, even greater planning has been required, as South Korea attempts to hold the exams while keeping teenagers safe from coronavirus. Students will have their temperature checked before entering the testing facilities and will need to wear masks throughout the exam. Students wearing face masks wait for the start of the annual college entrance examination amid the coronavirus pandemic at an...
    THE boss of one of the companies leading the charge for a coronavirus vaccine says there is "a light at the end of the tunnel". Pfizer chief executive Albert Bourla - who announced results of 95 per cent efficacy in his company's vaccine - said that if vaccination was successful, normal life would return. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 2Pfizer chief executive Albert Bourla said there is 'light at the end of the tunnel'Credit: Getty Images - Getty 2Pfizer's vaccine is 95 per cent effective, the company saidCredit: Reuters Speaking to Sky News he said: "As things (are) going on, until we reach herd immunity, people need to be very careful. "They need to wear a mask, social distance. "There is light at the end of the tunnel, it's real. We never believed to have a vaccine of this efficiency so people...
    GENEVA -- Europe made up almost half of the world's 4 million new coronavirus cases last week but recorded a nearly 10% fall in infections compared to the week before, thanks in part to strict government lockdown measures that have fanned some discontent, the World Health Organization reported Wednesday.In the German capital of Berlin, violent clashes between those protesting coronavirus restrictions and police erupted Wednesday near the center of the city after protesters disregarded police advice to wear masks and social distance.The latest weekly tally from the U.N. health agency comes found that its 54-nation European region continued to report most new cases worldwide - 46% - but the decline in cases followed "the strengthening of public health and social measures" in the region. But as new cases fell, though, the tally of deaths rose "substantially" in Europe over the last week to more than 29,000 reported virus deaths. WHO...
    GENEVA -- Europe made up almost half of the world's 4 million new coronavirus cases last week but recorded a nearly 10% fall in infections compared to the week before, thanks in part to strict government lockdown measures that have fanned some discontent, the World Health Organization reported Wednesday.In the German capital of Berlin, violent clashes between those protesting coronavirus restrictions and police erupted Wednesday near the center of the city after protesters disregarded police advice to wear masks and social distance.The latest weekly tally from the U.N. health agency comes found that its 54-nation European region continued to report most new cases worldwide - 46% - but the decline in cases followed "the strengthening of public health and social measures" in the region. But as new cases fell, though, the tally of deaths rose "substantially" in Europe over the last week to more than 29,000 reported virus deaths. WHO...
    VIDEO4:4204:42We’re approaching Europe in terms of the pervasiveness of infection: Dr. Scott GottliebClosing Bell Dr. Scott Gottlieb on Friday offered a dismal assessment of the U.S. coronavirus outbreak, suggesting the real number of new infections per day is more than 500,000 — more than four times the current record of daily new diagnosed Covid-19 cases. That record came Thursday, when 121,888 new infections were reported, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. A day earlier, the country saw its daily case count top 100,000 for the first time ever, part of a trend of record-high daily infections as the country's epidemic ascends further into its third peak ahead of the holiday season. "Remember 120,000 cases aren't 120,000 cases. We're probably, at best, diagnosing 1 in 5 cases right now, maybe a little bit less than that, so this is at least half a million cases a day, probably more in terms of actual...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) — A generous gift of half a million facial masks was delivered Wednesday morning to the Miami-Dade County Public Schools teachers union. The masks will be distributed to teachers and staff across the school district as the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases continues to rise. There are now 276 cases, according to the Miami-Dade County Public Schools dashboard. 188 students and 88 employees. Miami-based FOH Health Essentials is donating 500,000 disposable facemasks for teachers, who can pick them up at UTD office headquarters located at Northwest 36th Street and 55th Avenue . The donation is worth more than $250,000. “From our hearts initiative, getting it out to people who needed it right in the beginning of the pandemic was extremely important. But look even now, people need PPE and so it was an absolute necessity, said FOH Health Essentials CEO Simone Mayer. “This could not come at a...
    By Lisa Shumaker and Maria Caspani CHICAGO (Reuters) - Nearly half a million people in the United States have contracted the novel coronavirus in the last seven days, according to a Reuters tally, as cases and hospitalizations set fresh records in hot spots in the Midwest. More than 5,600 people have been infected with the virus nationwide in the last week, with hospitalizations shooting up 13%, a Reuters analysis showed. Illinois, which has emerged as a hot spot in recent weeks, reported over 31,000 new cases in the last seven days, more new infections than any other state except Texas. To try and contain the surge, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker imposed fresh rounds of restrictions in six of 11 regions. Indoor dining in bars and restaurants will be suspended by Wednesday and gatherings will be limited to 25 people under a state formula that triggers 'mitigation' when the positivity rate...
    Reuters October 26, 2020 0 Comments New York, the former epicenter of the U.S. COVID-19 pandemic, became on Sunday the fourth U.S. state to surpass half a million coronavirus cases amid a nationwide surge in infections. New York State is reporting 80% more cases in the past four weeks as compared to the previous four weeks, according to a Reuters analysis. The state reported more than 2,000 new daily cases twice in recent days, a daily increase not seen since May. It is far from the state’s record of 12,847 new cases on April 10 — a period when refrigerated trucks stored bodies outside hospitals and the U.S. Navy hospital ship Comfort sailed past the Statue of Liberty. California has the most reported cases in the nation at over 900,000, followed by Texas and Florida. However, on a per capita basis, North Dakota, South Dakota and Louisiana have the...
    New York has reported more than half a million COVID-19 cases, becoming the fourth state in the U.S. to pass the bleak milestone after California, Florida and Texas. Reuters reported that New York has had 80 percent more cases in the last month than the preceding month and recorded over 2,000 in a single day twice recently. However, these numbers are far from the state’s record on April 10 when 12,847 cases were recorded. New York has reported more deaths – 33,000 – than any other state and has the second highest number of deaths per capita. Neighboring state New Jersey has had the most deaths more capita. Nearby interconnected states such as Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Hampshire have seen twice as many cases in the past four weeks than they did in the four weeks before, according to Reuters. New York Gov. Andrew CuomoAndrew CuomoSenate Health Committee chair asks Cuomo,...
    LONDON (Reuters) - More than a half million people in the United States could die from COVID-19 by the end of February next year, but around 130,000 of those lives could be saved if everybody were to wear masks, according to estimates from a modelling study. The estimates, from a study by researchers at the University of Washington's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, show that with few effective COVID-19 treatment options and no vaccines yet available, the U.S. faces "a continued COVID-19 public health challenge through the winter". Large, populous states such as California, Texas and Florida will likely face particularly high levels of illness, deaths and demands on hospital resources, the study found. U.S. President Donald Trump's handling of the coronavirus pandemic, which has killed more than 221,000 Americans so far, has become the top election issue for him and Democratic candidate Joe Biden. Polls have shown that...
    New Zealand cancels world juniors as COVID lays waste to planning The hottest tech gifts this season Roche Buys Covid Treatment Rights From Atea in $350 Million Deal (Bloomberg) -- Roche Holding AG agreed to pay $350 million in an alliance with Atea Pharmaceuticals Inc. to develop a potential treatment for Covid-19. © Photographer: Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg Tray containing unlabeled ampoules of the 'Gam-COVID-Vac' COVID-19 vaccine developed by the Gamaleya National Research Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology, and the Russian Direct Investment Fund. The Swiss drugmaker will get the rights to distribute Atea’s AT-527 drug outside of the U.S. under the agreement, Atea said Thursday. Roche may also pay milestone payments and royalties. Load Error AT-527 is an oral medicine designed to inhibit the virus from replicating, and it’s currently in phase-two clinical testing. Atea has a phase-three trial in outpatients slated for the first half of 2021, and...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- New York City's YMCA workforce has been cut in half after a recent round of job cuts.1,600 people were laid off last month, that's on top of the 120 people let go back in June.The YMCA'S financial hardships have been mounting since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic.MORE: Workouts return! Gyms are back open today in NYCEMBED More News Videos Kemberly Richardson reports on how New Yorkers are getting back into shape now that gyms are open again The "Y" has lost $80 million since March.The pandemic forced the organization to shutter its gyms, hostels, and stop collecting membership dues.The YMCA is now starting a drive to raise $5 million dollars.Gyms in New York City were allowed to reopen in early September, but the financial impact of COVID-19 has been devastating to the industry.ALSO SEE: New York Sports Clubs owner files for Chapter 11EMBED More...
    London (CNN)The pandemic has put 500,000 more girls at risk of being forced into child marriage this year, reversing 25 years of progress that saw child marriage rates decline, according to a new report by the charity Save the Children.Before the global outbreak, 12 million girls married each year, now the charity warns that up to 2.5 million more girls could be at risk of child marriage over the next five years. How saying I do can help millions of girls to say I dontWith up to 117 million children estimated to fall into poverty in 2020, many will face pressure to work and help provide for their families."The pandemic means more families are being pushed into poverty, forcing many girls to work to support their families, to go without food, to become the main caregivers for sick family members, and to drop out of school -- with far less...
    Around half a million sharks may be slaughtered in an effort to make a Covid-19 vaccine, wildlife experts have claimed. The top predators are harvested for squalene, a natural oil made in the liver of sharks, which is used medicine - including in current flu jabs. The ingredient is used as an adjuvant to increase the effectiveness of a vaccine by creating a stronger immune response. It is used in some of the candidates for a Covid-19 vaccine. If one of those vaccines is used world-wide, conservationist group Shark Allies believe around 250,000 sharks will need to be slaughtered to provide one dose for each person.   However some scientists believe two doses may be needed to immunise the population, meaning around 500,000 sharks would need to be slaughtered, according to the California-based group's calculations.   Stefanie Brendl, founder and executive director of Shark Allies, said: 'Harvesting something from a wild animal is never going...
    HALF a million sharks face slaughter as drugs companies race to produce coronavirus vaccine made from their livers, warn campaigners. This could spell "potential disaster for sharks and humans" since this resource is neither sustainable nor reliable for the mass production of a Covid-19 vaccine, say US-based Shark Allies. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 5Sharks are at risk because of the push to get millions of doses of vaccine to fight the coronavirus, say campaignersCredit: Getty Images - Getty Squalene - from the livers of sharks - is used as a moisturising agent in cosmetics "but why would it be in a vaccine", it adds. The group has an online petition calling for scientists to "stop using sharks in Covid-19 vaccine". Instead, campaigners want vaccine creators to use sustainable plant-based alternatives, to save sharks from being culled. The Telegraph reports that pharmaceutical company...
    Movie theater giant and Regal owner Cineworld Group said it swung to a loss for the first half of the year as revenue plummeted amid the coronavirus pandemic, which led to global cinema closures. The UK-based theater chain also warned that there was “no certainty” about the impact of the pandemic in the future, sending shares down over 11 percent in early-morning trading Thursday. During the six month period ended June 30, the company registered pre-tax loss of $1.64 billion compared with a year-ago profit of $139.7 million. Adjusted earnings totaled $53 million versus $758.6 million, a year earlier. Revenue fell 66.9 percent to $712.4 million from $2.15 a year earlier. During the six months, movies like “Bad Boys for Life,” starring Will Smith, “1917” directed by Sam Mendes and action-adventure, flick “Sonic the Hedgehog” were top performers, grossing $504.1 million for the chain. Cineworld, which closed all 778...
    Movie theater giant and Regal owner Cineworld Group said it swung to a loss for the first half of the year as revenue plummeted amid the coronavirus pandemic, which led to global cinema closures. The UK-based theater chain also warned that there was “no certainty” about the impact of the pandemic in the future, sending shares down over 11 percent in early-morning trading Thursday. During the six month period ended June 30, the company registered pre-tax loss of $1.64 billion compared with a year-ago profit of $139.7 million. Adjusted earnings totaled $53 million versus $758.6 million, a year earlier. Revenue fell 66.9 percent to $712.4 million from $2.15 a year earlier. During the six months, movies like “Bad Boys for Life,” starring Will Smith, “1917” directed by Sam Mendes and action-adventure, flick “Sonic the Hedgehog” were top performers, grossing $504.1 million for the chain. Cineworld, which closed all 778 of...
    Nearly half of Americans, or 49%, said they definitely or probably would not get an inoculation if a coronavirus were available today, while 51% said they would, according to a Pew Research Center poll conducted earlier this month. The 49% who lean toward rejecting the inoculation cited concerns about side effects from the vaccine. The public’s trust in a safe COVID-19 vaccine coming to market has taken a tumble. In May, a Pew survey revealed 72% of Americans said they would be inoculated if the vaccine were available. Only 21% in this month’s poll said they would definitely get the vaccine. The recent Pew survey found that 77% of Americans believe the vaccines in development in the United States would likely be approved before their safety and effectiveness are completely understood. Sorry, but your browser cannot support embedded video of this type, you can download this video to view it...
    More than half a million children in the U.S. have tested positive for the novel coronavirus since the start of the pandemic, according to a new report. Though children rarely develop serious illness from the virus, they aren't immune to it. A new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) finds that children represent about 9.8% of all COVID-19 cases in states that have recorded demographic data. VAPING AND E-CIGARETTES USE DECLINES AMONG US YOUTH: 'OUR WORK IS FAR FROM OVER,' CDC DIRECTOR SAYS This data was available from 49 states, New York City, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam. In the past two weeks, the number of COVID-19 cases in children increased by 16% as 70,630 new cases were reported in children. But it's rarer that a child will develop serious illness or die from COVID-19. A smaller number of states reported hospitalizations and mortality data based on...
    Over half a million kids in the U.S. have tested positive for the disease caused by the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic, according to a report from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children's Hospital Association.[ SEE: The Latest News on the Coronavirus Outbreak ]More than 70,000 cases were reported in children from Aug. 20 through Sept. 3 – a 16% increase over two weeks, according to the report, which is updated weekly. As of Sept. 3, at least 513,415 child cases had been documented, which equates to nearly 10% of the total cases in the U.S. "These numbers are a chilling reminder of why we need to take this virus seriously," Sara Goza, president of the academy, said in a statement. "While much remains unknown about COVID-19, we do know that the spread among children reflects what is happening in the broader communities." Cartoons on the CoronavirusView...
    New push to honor Black D-Day hero denied valor award 5 Ways Grocery Stores are Drastically Changing Half a million US kids diagnosed with Covid-19 Half a million US children have been diagnosed with Covid-19, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children's Hospital Association. © Getty Images The groups said 70,630 new child cases were reported from August 20 through September 3. This is a 16% increase in child cases over two weeks, bringing up the total to at least 513,415 cases, the groups said in their weekly report on pediatric coronavirus cases. "These numbers are a chilling reminder of why we need to take this virus seriously," American Academy of Pediatrics President Dr. Sally Goza said in a news release. "While much remains unknown about COVID-19, we do know that the spread among children reflects what is happening in the broader communities," she added. "A...
    (CNN)Half a million US children have been diagnosed with Covid-19, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children's Hospital Association. More students go back to school as Covid-19 cases rise among children and at collegesThe groups said 70,630 new child cases were reported from August 20 through September 3. This is a 16% increase in child cases over two weeks, bringing up the total to at least 513,415 cases, the groups said in their weekly report on pediatric coronavirus cases."These numbers are a chilling reminder of why we need to take this virus seriously," American Academy of Pediatrics President Dr. Sally Goza said in a news release. "While much remains unknown about COVID-19, we do know that the spread among children reflects what is happening in the broader communities," she added."A disproportionate number of cases are reported in Black and Hispanic children and in places where there is...
    Lego’s sales boomed in the first half of the year as kids and adults alike used its trademark building blocks to help cope with the coronavirus pandemic, the toymaker said Wednesday. The Danish company reported a 14 percent spike in consumer sales for January through June amid worldwide lockdowns that shut families in their homes to control the spread of COVID-19. “During the first half we attracted new builders of all ages who turned to Lego play to help them through difficult times,” Lego Group CEO Niels B. Christiansen said in a statement. “More families are playing and learning together with Lego bricks and we are seeing more adults than ever before enjoying building our more challenging sets.” “Star Wars,” “Harry Potter” and Disney pr incess-themed sets performed strongly in the six-month period along with classic Lego blocks, the company said, “proving the appeal of Lego play to fans...
    Lego’s sales boomed in the first half of the year as kids and adults alike used its trademark building blocks to help cope with the coronavirus pandemic, the toymaker said Wednesday. The Danish company reported a 14 percent spike in consumer sales for January through June amid worldwide lockdowns that shut families in their homes to control the spread of COVID-19. “During the first half we attracted new builders of all ages who turned to Lego play to help them through difficult times,” Lego Group CEO Niels B. Christiansen said in a statement. “More families are playing and learning together with Lego bricks and we are seeing more adults than ever before enjoying building our more challenging sets.” “Star Wars,” “Harry Potter” and Disney princess-themed sets performed strongly in the six-month period along with classic Lego blocks, the company said, “proving the appeal of Lego play to fans of all...
    The Associated Press reported Friday that half the COVID-19 deaths in the United States were people of color – Blacks, Hispanics, Native Americans and Asian Americans. An analysis by The Associated Press and The Marshall Project, a nonprofit news organization covering the criminal justice system, found that while people of color make up just under 40% of the U.S. population, they accounted for approximately 52% of all the “excess deaths" above normal through July. The report defined excess deaths as the number of people above the typical fatality number who died in the United States during the first seven months of 2020, based on figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The U.S. has more coronavirus cases and deaths than any other country, with 5.6 million infections and more than 175,000 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University.  Brazil has 3.5 million cases and India is approaching the 3...
    NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) — Half a million Texans got their coronavirus test results weeks ago, but local health authorities are just now finding out about it. The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) says it is working to clear a backlog of cases that went unreported due to what it calls ‘formatting and coding’ issues with its electronic lab reporting system. The state says three labs – Quest Diagnostics, CHRISTUS Meditech, and Walgreens – had problems submitting their test results. Quest Diagnostics told CBS 11 News the state replaced a server without telling them. The lab says it continued sending reports on both positive and negative test results to the old server, not realizing state wasn’t receiving them. “Nobody is more frustrated, I’d think, than I am right now,” said Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins. Cases in Dallas County appeared to be in sharp decline throughout July. But over...
    Flight warning as Indonesias Mt Sinabung erupts again Boston takes 1-0 lead into game 2 against Carolina COVID-19 Downturn Hits Ad Sales at European TV Giant RTL European television powerhouse RTL Group saw double-digit drops in both revenue and operating profits in the first half of 2020 as the company, which controls production giant Fremantle (American Idol) and networks including Germany's RTL TV and France's M6, was hard hit by COVID-19-driven declines in TV ad sales. Group revenue at RTL fell 16.4 percent to $3.13 billion (€2.652 billion) in the first half, with second quarter revenue slumping a massive 28.3 percent to $1.4 billion (€1.186 billion). The group reported operating profits (EBITA) of $284 million (€241 million),for the half, a 55.2 percent drop on the same period last year. Net profit, at $184 million (€156 million) was down 64.8 percent on this time last year. Understandably, RTL attributed the...
    AUSTIN, Texas – Texas surpassed 500,000 confirmed coronavirus cases Tuesday as Republican Gov. Greg Abbott suggested family and neighborhood gatherings are behind a sharp rise in the rate of positive tests, which has climbed to record levels just as schools are beginning to reopen across the state. He also continued to say more testing in Texas is likely after dropping off in recent weeks, a trend seen across the U.S. even as deaths mount. Texas has reported more than 1,400 new deaths over the past week, including 220 on Tuesday. 205 new COVID-19 cases, 11 more deaths confirmed in Bexar County Although health officials say there are encouraging signs in Texas — particularly hospitalization levels that have dropped more than 30 percent since July's peak — infection rates have been on a steady increase. On Tuesday, the rolling average of positive cases over the past seven days jumped to 24%,...
    Hello, MarketWatchers. Don’t miss these top stories: Personal Finance97,000 kids tested positive for the coronavirus in just two weeks in July More than 7 in 10 child cases of COVID-19 were detected in southern and western states, the American Academy of Pediatrics reports. Here’s what Trump’s payroll tax deferral could mean for your paycheck The president’s executive order deferred, but didn’t forgive, an employee’s Social Security tax liabilities. Calculating America’s eviction crisis: Up to 40 million people are at risk of being kicked out of their homes The coronavirus pandemic has heightened deep-seated inequality in the nation’s housing market. U.S. coronavirus infections now exceed 5 million — and nearly 20 million worldwide California is now the third U.S. state to register more than 10,000 deaths. Why are some people with coronavirus asymptomatic — and are they as contagious as those who display symptoms? Asymptomatic transmission ‘is the Achilles’ heel...
    Latin America and the Caribbean surpassed Europe on Friday to become the region hardest-hit with coronavirus deaths, as India passed the milestone of two million infections. The world's worst-affected region has reported 213,120 fatalities in total, 460 more than Europe, according to an AFP tally based on official data. In Brazil, demonstrators released 100 biodegradable red balloons as the country's coronavirus death toll nears 100,000. Worldwide there have been more than 19 million cases of coronavirus and over 715,000 deaths from the illness since it was first reported in China at the end of last year. In Latin America, which is already the region with the largest number of infections at 5.3 million, deaths continue to soar. Over the last week, 44 percent of global fatalities from COVID-19 - 18,300 out of 41,500 - occurred in the region. More than half the region's infections, some 2.9 million, are in Brazil,...
    UP to 500,000 Brits are suffering the effects of “long Covid”, MPs have been warned. They have also been told some doctors are dismissing many of the long-term symptoms suffered in the wake of the coronavirus as ME. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 5A Rehab Support Worker checks patient Shirley Hughes, 86, as she recovers from the coronavirusCredit: PA:Press Association Experts have indicated psychosis, fatigue, loss of eyesight and mobility issues are among the wide-ranging conditions that have been identified in those who have previously contracted the virus. The founder of the Long Covid Support Group Claire Hastie warned that GPs were regularly misdiagnosing ongoing problems as anxiety or ME, saying: "Many people in our group to this day are being told by their GPs that it's caused by anxiety and it's all in their heads. "It can cause anxiety, but it is not...
    Florida coronavirus cases exceeded the half-million mark on Wednesday, totaling 502,739, after reporting 5,409 new positives and 225 additional deaths of residents of the state, the Health Department reported. The number of COVID-19 infections in the state doubled in less than four weeks. In total, the results of 57,272 tests were reported with a positivity rate of 10.89%, slightly above the 10 percent target. Since the test centers were closed over the weekend in anticipation of Tropical Storm Isaias, the volume of tests conducted has fallen to levels not seen since early July. In the last week, 51,296 new cases have been reported: 5,409 on Wednesday, 5,446 on Tuesday, 4,752 on Monday, 7,104 on Sunday, 9,642 on Saturday, 9,007 on Friday and 9,956 on Thursday. The average number of positives for the COVID-19 in the last week is 7,328 per day. Miami-Dade now has 125,949 cases and Broward...
    THE coronavirus pandemic is entering a “new phase” because of the massive spread it has had across the United States — as California has reported half a million infections. Dr Deborah Birx, of the White House’s coronavirus task force, said on Sunday that what the US is “seeing today is different from March and April.” 5Dr Deborah Birx said on CNN on Sunday that coronavirus is now 'extraordinarily widespread' in the United StatesCredit: AP:Associated Press “It is extraordinarily widespread,” Birx said on CNN. “It's into the rural as equal urban areas.” She warned that even living in a rural area that’s less populated, residents “are not immune or protested from this virus.” "If you're in multi-generational households, and there's an outbreak in your rural area or in your city, you need to really consider wearing a mask at home, assuming that you're positive, if you have individuals in your households...
    California has become the first state to pass 500,000 coronavirus cases as the death toll in the US tops 1,000 for the fifth day in a row.  The state of California has set multiple milestones amid the pandemic throughout the month of July.  As of Saturday, California has recorded 500,130 cases. The state's health department also reported an additional 219 deaths, which set a new record for the number of deaths reported in a single day.  That record was last broken on Wednesday when California recorded 176 deaths. The state has a total of 9,224 deaths.  California (testing site in Los Angeles) has become the first state to pass 500,000 coronavirus cases Meanwhile, deaths from the coronavirus in the US have topped 1,000 for the fifth day in a row  Wednesday marked the biggest single-day increase in coronavirus-related deaths since May after more than 1,500 fatalities were reported in...
    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's confirmed cases of COVID-19 have crossed half a million, the health ministry said on Saturday, while cases in Africa as a whole approached a million. Africa's most industrialised nation recorded 10,107 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, pushing the total to 503,290, the health ministry said, four months since the first case was confirmed in the country. (Reporting by Nqobile Dludla; Editing by Daniel Wallis) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    In addition to the disgraceful figure, on Friday the first death of a teenager by coronavirus in the state was reported. The bear statue, symbol of California, at the Oakland Zoo. Photo: Justin Sullivan / . The state of California reached Friday the undesirable mark of the 500,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Although the report released on Friday afternoon by state authorities was a total of 493,588 confirmed cases, the figure exceeded half a million with the cases accounted for during the day, including those of the Los Angeles Times database. California COVID-19 In Numbers: ???? Average of new cases per day in the last 7 days: 8,322???? 7-day average of daily cases from last week: 9,881???? Cases confirmed to date: 493,588 More info ➡️ https://t.co/TLLUGwPGY7 pic.twitter.com/ORwUOdlbpM – CA Public Health (@CAPublicHealth) July 31, 2020 To get a better idea of ​​what this figure represents,...
    Despite better-than-expected financial results in the second quarter, Under Armour executives on Friday provided analysts with a cautious outlook due to the Covid-19 pandemic, causing shares to decline after an early surge. The Baltimore-based sportswear maker surprised Wall Street after it beat estimates for profit and sales in the second quarter. Sales fell 41% to $707.6 million in the second quarter — a substantial decline the company attributed to the vast majority of its stores being closed through mid-May — but that was better than the 50-to-60% decrease executives previously projected. The company also reported a $183 million loss. Yet, the road ahead remains bumpy. Under Armour expects sales to fall 20 to 25% in the second half as store traffic remains behind its pre-pandemic levels. The company also warned analysts during a conference call Friday that its gross margins will take a hit due to a “highly promotional environment”...
    Jul 29 (.) – Blood product group Grifols said on Thursday that the impact of the pandemic on its accounts as of June 30 has reached 185 million euros due to lower utilization of the expected productive capacity, the group reported to the Spanish stock supervisor. The Catalan group reported that its revenues rose 10.5% in the first half to 2,677 million euros, due to the evolution of the revenue of the Bioscience Division, responsible for the production of plasma for rare diseases. Gross operating result (EBITDA) fell 16.8% to 580 million euros. Net profit for the first half of 2020 fell to 218.2 million euros, 23.9% less than the previous year. In the context of the current health crisis caused by the COVID-19 disease, Grifols has launched experimental therapies against the new virus, and has collaborated with other companies to extend COVID-19 tests throughout Spain. On Tuesday, the company...
    (CNN)More than half of residents living in Mumbai's crowded slums may have contracted coronavirus and are likely being infected at a much higher rate than those not living in slum areas, a new study has found.The study released Tuesday raises questions over the level of testing in India, which has the third highest number of confirmed cases in the world after the United States and Brazil. On Wednesday, India reported it had crossed 1.5 million reported coronavirus cases after more than half a million infections were recorded in just 12 days. It took nearly six months for India to reach its first 1 million confirmed cases. India now has more than 1 million coronavirus cases. What does that mean -- and how did the country get here?Mumbai, India's financial capital with a population of more than 12 million, has confirmed more than 110,000 cases, including at least 6,180 deaths,...
    By The Associated Press JOHANNESBURG — South Africa is closing in on a half-million confirmed coronavirus cases as the country posted nearly 300 deaths in a single day. South Africa now has 452,529 cases and 7,067 deaths, making up more than half the reported cases on the African continent. It has the fifth highest caseload in the world. Like many others, the country has struggled with trying to ease lockdown restrictions and then seeing cases rise. But businesses have expressed frustration as unemployment is now above 30% and likely to keep increasing. And corruption related to pandemic aid is a problem as the president has warned that now, more than ever, persistent graft puts people’s lives at risk. ___ HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE VIRUS OUTBREAK: — Virus-linked hunger tied to 10,000 child deaths each month — Unemployment assistance, eviction protections and other virus relief at stake...
    Madrid, Jul 28 (EFE) .- Endesa obtained in the first half of the year, in which the covid-19 had a negative effect of 75 million on its accounts, a net profit of 1,128 million euros, 45.4% more than in the same period of the previous year, due to the effect of the reversal of commitments provisions of the new collective agreement. Without this effect of 267 million euros due to the entry into force of the new collective agreement and the registration of provisions for workforce restructuring, the increase in net profit would be 11% and would remain at 861 million euros, according to the results reported by the electricity company this Tuesday to the National Securities Market Commission (CNMV). Endesa considers that in the first half of the year most of the effects of the covid-19 have been absorbed and does not expect any relevant additional impacts in the...
    JOHANNESBURG — South Africa is closing in on a half-million confirmed coronavirus cases as the country posted nearly 300 deaths in a single day. South Africa now has 452,529 cases and 7,067 deaths, making up more than half the reported cases on the African continent. It has the fifth highest caseload in the world. Like many others, the country has struggled with trying to ease lockdown restrictions and then seeing cases rise. But businesses have expressed frustration as unemployment is now above 30% and likely to keep increasing. And corruption related to pandemic aid is a problem as the president has warned that now, more than ever, persistent graft puts people’s lives at risk. ___ HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE VIRUS OUTBREAK: — Virus-linked hunger tied to 10,000 child deaths each month — Unemployment assistance, eviction protections and other virus relief at stake as Washington...
    By CARA ANNA, Associated Press JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Africa now has more than a half-million confirmed coronavirus cases. The continent-wide total is now at least over 504,000 after South Africa recorded another day of more than 10,000 confirmed cases as a new global hot spot. The true number of cases among Africa’s 1.3 billion people is unknown as its 54 countries continue to face a serious shortage of testing materials for the virus. “A tremendous problem, a real crisis of access,” the World Health Organization’s Africa chief, Matshidiso Moeti, said last week. So far most testing has been concentrated in capital cities, but infections in many cases have spread beyond them. Africa’s health systems are the most poorly funded and thinly staffed in the world, and already more than 2,000 health workers have been infected by the virus, according to the WHO. This week alone, some anxious health workers in...
    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Africa now has more than a half-million confirmed coronavirus cases. The continent-wide total is now at least over 504,000 after South Africa recorded another day of more than 10,000 confirmed cases as a new global hot spot. The true number of cases among Africa’s 1.3 billion people is unknown as its 54 countries continue to face a serious shortage of testing materials for the virus. “A tremendous problem, a real crisis of access,” the World Health Organization’s Africa chief, Matshidiso Moeti, said last week. So far most testing has been concentrated in capital cities, but infections in many cases have spread beyond them. Africa’s health systems are the most poorly funded and thinly staffed in the world, and already more than 2,000 health workers have been infected by the virus, according to the WHO. This week alone, some anxious health workers in Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Congo...
    Breaking News — Rafael Lozano insists that the message is the lives that can be saved. The prominent Mexican doctor is director of health systems at the Institute for Health Metrics and Assessment (IHME) of the University of Washington, United States, where they developed a model that predicts what the spread of covid-19 in every country in the world. That is, depending on what measures are taken, one can see how many people will become infected or die from the disease caused by the new coronavirus on October 1, the date up to which their projections currently reach. Look at the projections for the covid-19 pandemic by country according to the IHME model here (in English) The scenarios rather than counting the dead, try to quantify how many lives are saved. That changes the message a lot, “Lozano tells BBC Mundo in a video call from Seattle, in the...
    Coronavirus — Rafael Lozano insists that the message is the lives that can be saved. The prominent Mexican doctor is director of health systems at the Institute for Health Metrics and Assessment (IHME) of the University of Washington, United States, where they developed a model that predicts what the spread of covid-19 in every country in the world. What is new is that at the end of June the model was updated with three possible scenarios. That is, according to what measures are taken, one can see how many people will become infected or die from the disease caused by the new coronavirus on October 1, the date up to which their projections currently reach. Look at the projections for the covid-19 pandemic by country according to the IHME model here (in English) «The scenarios rather than counting the dead, try to quantify how many lives are saved. That...
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