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    NEW YORK (WABC) -- The first doses of Johnson and Johnson's single-shot vaccine will be in arms Tuesday. It's a positive sign, but experts say it's not the time for a victory lap. There are words of caution from the CDC."Please hear me clearly. At this level of cases with variants spreading, we stand to completely lose the hard-earned ground we have gained," said Dr. Rochelle Walensky, Director.At least seven states have lifted their stay-at-home orders and lifted their mask mandates.Director Walensky is warning of a potential fourth surge of the virus, saying the numbers have stalled in several states, leveling off at 70,000 daily cases and 2,000 daily deaths."Now is not the time to relax the critical safeguards that we know could stop the spread of COVID-19 in our communities, not when we are so close," Dr. Walensky said.What to know about coronavirus:Tracking COVID-19 availability and progress in NYCNew...
    BRITS have joked the final date to end lockdown has conveniently coincided with Boris Johnson's birthday. The Prime Minister will mark turning 57 on June 19 - just two days before the final restrictions are expected to be lifted. ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates... 5Boris Johnson will celebrate his birthday two days before the final lockdown restrictions are liftedCredit: EPA He unveiled his roadmap to freedom this week with four stages seeing shops and hair dressers finally able to reopen while Brits will start to once again see their friends. And June 21 will see the last restrictions eased with nightclubs allowed to open. One Twitter user joked the PM had been "cheeky", writing: "Boris making sure he turns up for his 57th birthday". Another added: "As lockdown ends a couple of days after your birthday does that mean I can get an invite to...
    BORIS Johnson is facing calls to give the nation a bank holiday to celebrate the end of Covid restrictions, which are pencilled in for June 21. A social media campaign was launched after the Prime Minister’s road map announcement. ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates... 4A social media campaign for a bank holiday on June 21 was launched after the Prime Minister’s road map announcementCredit: Alamy Live News Lib Dem leader Ed Davey backed the demands, and called on Boris to use the day to commemorate the efforts of the NHS and carers. He told The Sun: “The whole country needs a day off — a great British Summer bank holiday. “That is why the Liberal Democrats are calling for a bank holiday to commemorate carers on the day legal Covid restrictions disappear. “Hopefully, it’ll be a day for barbecues and picnics but with restrictions...
    SUMMER freedoms may be capped once again by a fourth Covid wave, scientists fear. The roadmap out of lockdown has given hope for a world without restrictions by June 21 at the earliest - with even the return of packed nightclubs. ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates... ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates... 5Modelling from Sage shows that even with a slow lockdown easing, there could be a third - and potentially a fourth - wave of the virus later this year But scientists say it's unlikely the fun will last very long because of a resurgence in cases.  Modelling shows that even with the slow unlocking planned, there will be an unavoidable third wave which could see several thousand die. And this could drag on for months, potentially causing a fourth wave in the autumn when schools and universities return. Even...
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    BORIS Johnson has been warned not to rush out of the national Covid lockdown too early - dashing hopes of families wanting to meet up for Easter. Brits have been in lockdown since the start of January with the Prime Minister confirming he would be outlining the road map out of the strict rules later this month. ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 6Boris Johnson is set to outline the roadmap out of lockdown later this monthCredit: copyright: Reach PLC Overnight, the Sun revealed pubs and restaurants will be able to serve outdoors in April if Covid cases continue to fall. But with Covid cases yesterday hitting 4million and the emergence of more infectious strains emerging, advisers have cautioned against lifting lockdown too quickly. And official scientific advisers have said it won't be until the start of May that numbers will be able to...
    COVID restrictions - including the rule of six - must remain in place until at least the end of the year, spelling disaster for weddings, a SAGE expert has warned. Weary Brits could be facing tough laws to combat the spread of the virus until 2022, Professor John Edmunds said. ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 4Brits are likely to face stringent Covid restrictions - including the rule of six - until 2022, despite the vaccine roll-out, a top expert has warnedCredit: PA:Press Association 4Sage academic Professor John Edmunds appeared to rule out weddings for at least 12 more monthsCredit: Reuters It was just one of a series of dire warnings the academic gave yesterday - after he said a new worrying mutant strain found in Bristol could reinfect those who have already caught the deadly bug. Speaking to Robert Peston on ITV, Prof...
    HALF of UK adults will have been jabbed by the end of April, ministers boasted today. Thirty-two million jabs for the over 50s and the vulnerable had been promised by the "Spring" - but the Cabinet Office confirmed today that means “by May”. ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 7Ministers say half of UK adults will have been jabbed by the end of AprilCredit: PA:Press Association The admission came as they confirmed local elections would take place that month despite some Covid restrictions likely to be in place. They said: “The UK’s vaccination programme is planned to have reached all nine priority cohorts by May, meaning that the Government can commit to go ahead with these polls with confidence.” JCVI priority groups 1-9 are estimated to cover around 27 million people in England and 32 million people across the UK. Yesterday, Vaccines Minister...
    THE Chief Minister of the Isle of Man has said the territory managed to overcome the Covid crisis thanks to tough rules and the help of "patriotic" residents. The Isle of Man has officially lifted their coronavirus lockdown - meaning social distancing and masks are now a thing of the past. ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 4Howard Quayle told GMB the Isle's secret to getting out of lockdownCredit: ITV Residents on the island and key workers are able to freely travel Howard Quayle, the Isle's Chief Minister told Good Morning Britain: "We went in pretty hard and fast in March of last year. "We closed our borders initially, then we brought in tough restrictions so people have to quarantine when they come on the Isle of Man if they travelled off the island for fourteen days. "Now we do testing on day...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- New York Governor Andrew Cuomo lifted COVID restrictions in the state's orange and yellow zone micro-clusters. A few yellow zones remain in the Bronx, Washington Heights, Queens, and Newburgh.But in New York City, Cuomo said a plan for NYC restaurants remains in the works. He is talking to political officials and the health department. The governor said he will have a plan for city restaurants by the end of the week.Restaurant owners in the city are up in arms. The New York City Hospitality Alliance says it plans to file lawsuits.COVID NEWS | COVID rates drop, but no relief for NYC restaurantsEMBED More News Videos Stacey Sager reports both the positivity rate and the rate of hospitalization is down across New York, and Governor Andrew Cuomo is expected to ease some restrictions. Regarding vaccine supplies, Cuomo says the state is essentially out of COVID-19 vaccine until...
    California Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday he expects that he will extend his regional stay-at-home orders to ostensibly mitigate the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 in two large parts of the state as early as Tuesday while two other areas could also see lengthened restrictions. The San Joaquin Valley and Southern California designated counties are experiencing full capacity for their hospital intensive care units and despite them being eligible for their restrictions to expire, likely will see them extended, Los Angeles ABC network affiliate KABC reported. While the increase in the number of hospitalizations is beginning to decrease, Newsom said cell phone data and images of full airplanes makes him expect another spike in two weeks caused by people gathering for the Christmas holiday. "That only suggests that we are going to see an increase in cases across this country, not just in the state of California, as...
    Right-wing protesters in Oregon swarmed the state capitol early Monday calling for an end to the state's COVID-19 restrictions and the resignation of the state's Democratic governor. Video of the incident obtained by Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB) showed police in riot gear clashing with protesters, who were described by the news service as being armed with bear mace and some firearms. Protesters could be heard calling for the removal of Gov. Kate BrownKate BrownOregon governor calls special legislative session to consider COVID-19, wildfire aid Oregon governor urges hosts to 'uninvite' guests Say 'no thanks' to Thanksgiving mandates MORE as well as repeating the phrase "enemies of the state." Protesters demanding to be allowed into the Capitol for the session are squaring off w dozens of Salem officers and state police. Now chanting “arrest Kate Brown.” #orleg #orpol pic.twitter.com/rRC7E5oLX4— Dirk VanderHart (@dirquez) December 21, 2020 Oregon State Police did not immediately return a...
    How safe is your hospital? These states rank best and worst for care. An apology for the Electoral College Stocks end mostly lower on fears of new restrictions to contain COVID-19 © Marketwatch MARKET PULSE Stocks ended mostly lower, though tech shares rallied, as a continued surge in COVID-19 cases sparked concerns over tighter restrictions on activity even as the nationwide rollout of a vaccine got under way. Stocks had opened higher, boosted by vaccine-related optimism, but erased or trimmed gains as New York officials indicated a potential return of a strict lockdown as cases rise again. The Dow Jones Industrial Average touched an intraday record in early action, but ended the day down around 186 points, or 0.6%, near 29,861, according to preliminary figures, while the S&P 500 fell around 16 points, or 0.4%, to close near 3,647. The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite rose 62 points, or 0.5%, to...
    Stockholm, Sweden. Jonas Gratzer/Getty Images. The controversial Swedish model for dealing with Covid-19, which relied on voluntary measures instead of mandatory restrictions to fight the pandemic, has been abandoned, according to a new report from the Wall Street Journal. The new strategy comes as Sweden’s death toll surpassed 7,000 last week, a steep number compared to its Nordic neighbors (Denmark, Finland and Norway have recorded 878, 415 and 354 deaths respectively). The current infection rate in Sweden (346 per 100,000) is more than double that of Germany, Britain and Spain. “Authorities chose a strategy totally different to the rest of Europe, and because of it the country has suffered a lot in the first wave,” Stockholm physician Piotr Nowak told the Journal. “We have no idea how they failed to predict the second wave.” Sweden had previously implemented lockdown measures in November amid a surge in cases and deaths, indicating...
    MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday said that partial coronavirus restrictions will remain in the capital region until the end of the year, with the government urging Filipinos to limit Christmas gatherings to prevent a post-holiday surge in COVID-19 cases. People must still wear masks and face shields and observe social distancing in Metro Manila as well as in Duterte's home town, Davao, and six other areas for the whole of December, while less stringent restrictions will be enforced for the rest of the country. In a late-night televised address, Duterte reminded Filipinos of the danger of ignoring safety protocols, citing what he said was a third wave of infections in Europe and the United States. He blamed the resurgence in those countries on the stubbornness of some people. In the Philippines, cases continued to rise after restrictions were relaxed, which he said was necessary because people...
    BRITS face tough new nationwide Covid restrictions by the end of next week, The Sun has learnt. Boris Johnson is expected to address the nation at the beginning of the week to make a major announcement. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 12Experts have warned a new national lockdown could be coming soon - despite conflicting information on Covid-19 infectionsCredit: PA:Press Association 12Hospital admissions are rising Credit: Getty Images - Getty 12Figures from Sage have shown the R number — how many people each infected person passes the virus to — is coming downCredit: PA:Press Association It comes after government scientists presented him with “grim” data on the second wave. And, crucially, the projections predict NHS beds will become overwhelmed with Covid patients. Government medics have warned that some hospitals may not even have enough staff to cope with the extra patients on...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Los Angeles County will not authorize the reopening of any additional businesses until at least the end of the month to see the impact of the Labor Day holiday on the data, the county’s public health director said Monday. A number of business sectors within L.A. County have been allowed to reopen in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. (CBSLA) “We’ve had significant spikes and cases after the holidays, and that resulted in us needing to sort of take some steps backwards,” Dr. Barbara Ferrer said. “We want to avoid doing that again, so we’re going to wait a couple of weeks, look at our data, review it with the board … and we will be getting back to everyone toward the end of the month.” Earlier in the day, a group of elected officials from Bell Gardens, Commerce, Gardena and Hawaiian Gardens called on L.A....
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