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    SAN ANTONIO - – Excitement is mounting as coronavirus vaccines are getting ready for distribution after they’re approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. However, people also have some concerns about what the vaccine contains, its side effects and when they’ll be able to get get it. Local infectious disease expert Dr. Ruth Berggren, with UT Health San Antonio, said learning about the vaccine may quell any fears of the unknown. The current coronavirus vaccines, including those made by Pfizer and Moderna, were created in record time by utilizing a method never done before. “I think people are hung up on that and really scared of it, but the technology has been around since at least 1990. Don’t be...
    Dr. Scott Atlas, President Trump’s special adviser on the coronavirus pandemic, formally resigned from his post on Monday, Fox News has learned. Atlas, who spoke with the president on Monday, joined the administration in August and was considered a Special Government Employee (SGE), serving a 130-day detail. Atlas’ role is set to expire this week. Fox News exclusively obtained Atlas’s resignation letter Monday, which was dated Dec. 1. In it, Atlas touted the Trump administration's work on the coronavirus pandemic, while wishing "all the best" to the incoming Biden administration.FAST FACTS The COVID-19 pandemic has killed more than 267,000 Americans He previously clashed with top government scientists, including Dr. Anthony Fauci “I am writing to resign from my position as Special Advisor to the...
    PRESIDENT Trump's special adviser on the coronavirus pandemic, Dr. Scott Atlas, has reportedly resigned from his position on Monday. According to Fox News, Atlas formally resigned from the administration, which he joined in August as a Special Government Employee (SGE), serving a 130-day detail. 1 President Trump's special adviser on the coronavirus pandemic, Dr. Scott Atlas, has reportedly resigned from his positionCredit: EPA Atlas' resignation letter, dated December 1, was obtained by Fox, and reportedly touted the administration's efforts in tackling the coronavirus pandemic. The letter reportedly said: "I am writing to resign from my position as Special Advisor to the President of the United States." He added, "I worked hard with a singular focus—to save lives and help Americans...
    SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS – As she pushed an empty wheelchair up and down San Pedro Avenue on Monday morning, Mary Balenger was not only passing the time but also trying to keep warm. She had nowhere to be and no place to go after what she says was a frigid night outdoors. Freeze Warning issued for San Antonio, Bexar County, and surrounding areas “It’s cold,” she said. “We slept in that parking lot last night and we froze last night. It was cold.” The “we” to whom she referred was herself and her husband. Balenger said rather than risk separation in a shelter, they choose to sleep on the streets. With freezing temperatures in the forecast for Monday night, they...
    Sign up here to get our daily updates on coronavirus in Minnesota delivered straight to your inbox each afternoon. And go here to see all of MinnPost’s COVID-19 coverage. MinnPost provides updates on coronavirus in Minnesota Sunday through Friday. The information is published following a press phone call with members of the Walz administration or after the release of daily COVID-19 figures by the Minnesota Department of Health. Here are the latest updates from November 30, 2020: 318,763 cases; 3,593 deaths Officials warn against reading too much into single data points Article continues after advertisement 318,763 cases; 3,593 deaths Fifteen more Minnesotans have died of COVID-19, the Minnesota Department of Health said Monday, for a total of 3,593....
    Iceland was one of the first countries to reopen its borders to visitors last summer. Kevin Kopf/Shutterstock Iceland was one of the first countries to reopen its borders to visitors last June and tested all travelers for COVID-19. After a second wave in the summer, it tightened restrictions on incoming travelers, asking them to either quarantine for 14 days, or take a test on arrival, quarantine for five days, and then take a second test. But from December 10, Iceland will allow travelers that can prove that they have recovered from the coronavirus to skip both testing and quarantine. While experts agree that reinfection is rare and that patients generally do develop some sort of immunity, we don't...
    Back in 1999, Napster killed the music business forever. And now what happened to music 20 years ago  is happening to the movie business — and that is a critical piece of analysis missing from this piece from the far-left New York Times looking at the demise of films. Napster annihilated the music business when it took music digital and got everyone used to not paying much of anything for music. Who’s going to pay for music after you’re used to not paying for it? Worse though, Napster cheapened music. Not to go all In my day on everyone, but there’s a reason why the biggest music names touring the past few years are almost all aged 80 to 40....
    More than one-third of children who contract coronavirus are asymptomatic, a new study suggests.  Researchers found that about 36 percent of children did not experience classic  symptoms of COVID-19 such as cough, fever or shortness of breath. Additionally, while the the most common signs among symptomatic children who tested positive were cough and runny nose, they were also common among those with negative test results. But symptoms such as nausea or los of taste and smell were up to seven times more common in children with the virus. The team, from the University of Alberta, in Canada, say the findings provide more evidence that screenings may be of no use and that the only way to test how widespread the...
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo was criticized Monday for calling the coronavirus “the Grinch” amid spiking hospitalizations across the state after allegedly profiting from the response to the pandemic. In his press conference Monday, the Democratic governor said that “COVID is the Grinch” this time of year, and “the COVID Grinch is an opportunist and sees this as the season of viral transmission.” He warned people to be on alert as traditional celebrations including gift buying, meals together, religious gatherings, families reuniting and students coming home all increase social activity and mobility. Cuomo also said hospital capacity was the top concern statewide and he could impose a second “New York Pause” or lockdown depending on a possible post-Thanksgiving effect. He explained that there...
    Numerous celebrities have spoken up about their experiences with COVID-19. Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP; Alexander Koerner/Getty Images; Jean-Baptiste Lacroix/AFP via Getty Images As the total number of coronavirus cases continues to increase, some of the most well-known celebrities have confirmed that they've tested positive for the COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus. Actors Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson were some of the first well-known celebrities to announce that they tested positive while they were together in Australia. As the pandemic has continued, famous athletes, politicians, musicians, and actors have come forward with their COVID-19 diagnoses.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Some of the most well-known celebrities have tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. ...
    Vaccine maker Novavax said on Monday it has pushed back the start of US trials for its experimental coronavirus vaccine and expects them to begin 'in the coming weeks.' This is the second time the Maryland-based company has rescheduled the start date of its late-stage Phase III trials. Novovax first flagged an October start date, which was hampered by issues in scaling up its manufacturing and then stated it would begin in November before delaying yet again. The firm plans to use vaccine material produced at commercial scale for the trial in the US and Mexico and has been working closely with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to greenlight the use of the vaccine made at a North Carolina...
    Gov Cuomo sparked uproar on Twitter by playing classic Christmas music and singing during his coronavirus briefing on Monday where he declared: 'COVID is the Grinch' New York Governor Andrew Cuomo sparked uproar on Twitter by playing classic Christmas music and singing during his coronavirus briefing on Monday where he declared: 'COVID is the Grinch.'   An instrumental version of Sleigh Ride began playing over Cuomo's slideshow toward the beginning of the briefing as he listed off treasured holiday traditions - before a Grinch cartoon flashed up on the screen.   'This is the season of the COVID Grinch,' the governor said in a tone far less jolly than the bells and violins playing around him.  'The COVID Grinch is an...
    The makers of two promising coronavirus vaccine candidates have now applied for emergency approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, meaning the first Americans could receive the long-awaited jab as early as December.  But an important question remains: Who will be the first to receive the vaccine? While health care workers and the elderly have been reportedly eyed as the first in line, a new report suggests that obese Americans could also be prioritized.  Advisers with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are slated to meet Tuesday to discuss who will be the first to receive the vaccine, with obese Americans, who are at an increased risk for severe illness should they contract the novel coronavirus, now being possibly considered as...
    Go east, young men. The 49ers were left searching for a new (temporary) home after Santa Clara County, home of Levi’s Stadium, outlawed contact sports amid the county and state fighting the coronavirus pandemic. But the team has found a new home for at least the next two weeks, heading to State Farm Stadium in Arizona, home of NFC West division rival Cardinals. MORE: Sporting News’ NFL power rankings for Week 13 The official statement from the team: The San Francisco 49ers have come to an agreement with the National Football League and Arizona Cardinals which allows the 49ers to host their Weeks 13 and 14 home games against the Buffalo Bills and Washington Football Team at State Farm Stadium in...
    PORTLAND, Ore. -- Ani Sirois, a respiratory nurse, has spent months caring for coronavirus patients at a Portland, Oregon, hospital, and she's only getting busier as infections - and hospitalizations - surge before the holidays.But on a recent sunny day, COVID-19 seemed far away as she, her husband and their 2-year-old daughter roamed a Christmas tree farm in search of the perfect evergreen for a holiday season unlike any other. The family was tree-shopping nearly a week before Thanksgiving and, for the first time, they were picking their own tree instead of buying a pre-cut one."It's nice to have home be a separate safe space away from the hospital, and whether we can have a gathering with family or not,...
    Days ahead of its election certification deadline, the Riverside County registrar of voters said dozens of employees are in quarantine after more than one staff member tested positive for the coronavirus. The county is still on target to meet its Thursday deadline, Riverside County Registrar of Voters Rebecca Spencer said in a news release. County spokeswoman Brooke Federico said that because of patient privacy, she could not disclose how many staffers have been infected with the virus but said that after the positive results were confirmed, the county immediately tested the entire workforce and disinfected office spaces. Approximately 4,000 provisional and vote-by-mail ballots in Riverside County remain to be researched, verified and counted, according to the most recent numbers...
    Crowds of anti-lockdown protesters gathered outside of the Los Angeles County health director's home to fight the new three-week coronavirus restrictions.  At least 50 outraged Angelenos shouted 'Open L.A.' and as they marched through the city to the Echo Park home of Dr. Barbara Ferrer.  Some waved Americana flags and others wore President Trump's 'Make America Great Again' paraphernalia as they all hoisted signs that read 'No science. No data. No shutdown.'    'Stop Killing Small Businesses,' one sign read, while another declared 'Covid is a Con-job' and one banner proclaimed 'stop the fear propaganda!'  Around 50 Californians on Sunday marched to the home of Los Angeles County Health Director Barbara Ferrer in Echo Park The group of protesters (pictured) were...
    Ice-T is urging fans to take coronavirus seriously after his father-in-law contracted a serious case of the disease earlier this year. 'My father-in-law "Coco's dad" was a serious "No masker" COVID hit him,' the actor tweeted on Sunday. 'Pneumonia in both lungs... 40 days in the ICU close to death.. Now he's on Oxygen indefinitely. Ohhh he's a Believer now.. #COVIDisNotAGame.' The 62-year-old shared a photo of his father-in-law Steve Austin in the hospital as a stark reminder of the toll of the deadly virus. 'COVID is Not A Game': Ice-T is urging fans to take coronavirus seriously after his father-in-law contracted a serious case of the disease earlier this year The photo has been posted before, but the...
    Vietnam has recorded its first locally transmitted case of coronavirus in nearly three months. A man was infected by his flight attendant relative who had tested positive after returning from Japan two weeks ago. The 32-year-old man was confirmed as the first reported domestic infection in 89 days.  Vietnam has recorded its first locally transmitted case of coronavirus in nearly three months The country's health minister ordered provinces and state agencies to tighten screening and controls and contact tracing efforts were launched. With its strict quarantine and tracking measures, the Communist country has managed to quickly contain its coronavirus outbreaks with one of the world's toughest draconian crack down on its citizens' freedoms.   The country was able to close...
    School pupils in the classroom could soon have a supply of sterilised air pumped straight to masks attached to their desks if an unusual new system is adopted.   Spanish experts have patented a design that involves installing a network of tubes to every seated position in a room.    Sterilised air, free of any coronavirus particles, will be injected into the system from a central pump and each person would receive their own supply through a mask.  The sprawling labyrinth of pipes would have two channels — one for clean air and one for exhaled dirty air.  Researchers say their invention could be used in any confined space, including classrooms, cinemas, offices and theatres.   A patented design created by experts...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the holiday season has already had a profound impact on the state’s battle against COVID-19. Cuomo said it’s not just a matter of getting together for holiday meals. “It’s not going to be a one or two day affair. It’s going to be the entire holiday season, which is 37 days,” Cuomo said. “COVID is the Grinch. Think of it that way. And the COVID Grinch is an opportunist and the COVID Grinch sees this as the season of viral transmission.” CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC Explanation Of N.Y.’s Yellow, Orange, Red Zones (.pdf) Health Experts Stress Need To Fight ‘Mask Exhaustion’ Tri-State Area Coronavirus Travel Advisory List CBS2’s Dr. Max Answers Your Health...
    President Donald Trump would sign another coronavirus stimulus package into law if presented one prior to leaving office on January 20, 2021, although it’s unlikely he’ll get an opportunity to do so. Trump has urged Congress to pass another tranche of coronavirus aid for months, and though he has rarely raised the issue following the election, four senior White House officials told the Daily Caller that the administration is still prioritizing pandemic aid for all Americans. All four of the White House officials asked to speak anonymously as they had not been cleared to publicly discuss the subject. (RELATED: Biden Team Shoots Down NYT Report Claiming He’s Pushing Democrats To Decrease Their Coronavirus Stimulus Price Tag) The White House did...
    "PANDEMIC" has been announced as Merriam-Webster's word of the year, with "coronavirus" and "quarantine" named as runners up. It comes at the close of a year that was dominated by worldwide lockdowns and the hunt for a vaccine after the novel coronavirus first began to spread in January. 3Chief White House medical advisor Anthony Fauci discusses the pandemic at a press briefingCredit: AP:Associated Press 3Searches for 'pandemic' were up more than 1,000-fold by MarchCredit: AP:Associated Press The virus has now infected more than 63million people worldwide and killed almost 1.5million. The outbreak was first declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation in March, but Merriam-Webster said searches for the term began to rise weeks before. ...
    The coronavirus can reach the human brain after being inhaled through a person's nose and getting stuck in their nasal mucus, a study has found.  It is the first known proof the coronavirus can infect the brain's neurons via the mucosal pathway. Throughout the course of the pandemic, it has become clear the coronavirus, called SARS-CoV-2, does not just cause respiratory distress but neurological issues as well.  For example, one in three report symptoms such as loss of smell or taste, headaches, fatigue, dizziness, and nausea. Pictured, SARS-CoV spike protein, which the coronavirus uses to latch onto human cells and infect them, is seen as ed dots in small central nervous system cells Scientists in Germany performed autopsies...
    A man in China has been punished after he hit a nurse while receiving a swab test for the coronavirus. Security footage captured the shocking moment the resident savagely smacked the hazmat-clad worker's head at a hospital in north-eastern China's Jilin city. The suspect, known by his surname Li, reportedly claimed that he had attacked the ER medic because he found the Covid-19 procedure 'too uncomfortable'.  Security footage captured the shocking moment the resident savagely smacked the hazmat-clad worker's head at a hospital in north-eastern China's Jilin city on November 22 The suspect (pictured at the police station), known by his surname Li, reportedly claimed that he had attacked the ER medic because he found the Covid-19 procedure...
    Merriam-Webster has announced the 2020 word of the year is pandemic.  “That probably isn't a big shock,” Peter Sokolowski, editor at large for the company said, according to The Associated Press. “Often the big news story has a technical word that's associated with it and in this case, the word pandemic is not just technical but has become general. It's probably the word by which we'll refer to this period in the future." By definition, a pandemic is "occurring over a wide geographic area (such as multiple countries or continents) and typically affecting a significant proportion of the population."  Merriam-Webster's definition of the word lists malaria as an example. In March, the World Health Organization declared the outbreak of the novel...
    Mayor Eric Garcetti has long celebrated the Los Angeles restaurant industry, appearing alongside big-name chefs at ribbon-cuttings and promoting neighborhood spots. Now he finds himself caught up in the anger over the county order to temporarily halt outdoor dining, a directive that followed a surge in coronavirus cases. The order came from Los Angeles County health officials, not Garcetti. But that hasn’t stopped restaurant owners across the city from taking to social media to vent their frustration and urge the public to contact the mayor to ask him to help overturn the ban. The pandemic has become a political land mine for Garcetti and other elected officials as they struggle to navigate allowing businesses to operate at a time...
    The Modern biopharmaceutical will request authorization from the FDA for its coronavirus vaccine today, developed in conjunction with the Vaccine Research Center of the United States National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). The laboratory will request the Food and Drug Administration to review the results of clinical trials of its drug, which, according to its developers, is effective to prevent COVID-19 by 94.1 percent and 100 percent to prevent serious illness. It is the second vaccine to apply to the FDA for emergency use authorization. Pfizer applied last November 20 with data that would guarantee a 95 percent effectiveness. And now, what’s next? The FDA will meet with its Vaccine and Related Biologics...
    SPRINGFIELD (CBS) — Merriam-Webster is naming “pandemic” as its word of the year. The Springfield-based dictionary’s pick was an easy one for 2020, given how the coronavirus pandemic has dominated life in 2020. “Sometimes a single word defines an era, and it’s fitting that in this exceptional—and exceptionally difficult—year, a single word came immediately to the fore as we examined the data that determines what our Word of the Year will be,” Merriam-Webster said about its choice. Judging from the reaction on social media, this year’s pick did not come as a shock to anyone. One would expect. https://t.co/5AuAWMXNrb — Molly McPherson, APR (@MollyMcPherson) November 30, 2020 The Merriam-Webster word of the year is ‘Pandemic’, and this is probably...
    HAVING a dry, crusty nose could be one of the earliest signs of coronavirus, doctors claim. Researchers in Spain found that 70 per cent of Covid-19 patients experienced nasal dryness before any other symptom. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 2Doctors believe a 'strange sensation in the nose' could be an early warning sign of Covid-19Credit: Alamy Live News Some reported a constant feeling of having had a strong nasal douche - when a liquid is inserted into the nostril to wash mucus out, typically to alleviate symptoms of a cold or after surgery. In comparison, only three per cent of people in a 'control group' - who did not have a...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) —  It may be Cyber Monday, but the holiday shopping rush is already underway. In fact, online shopping has been going strong throughout the pandemic. But Jeffrey Inman from the Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh says the importance of Cyber Monday has not been diminished. “There’s a tradition of Cyber Monday being the day of the year to buy online, and well as a matter of fact, last year Cyber Monday 2019 was the biggest single day of online shopping ever and I’m predicting and tomorrow is going to be even bigger,” Inman said. And Dr. Inman says the pandemic has had a major impact on the emergence of online shopping. “Oh, I...
    A THIRD national coronavirus lockdown is "inevitable" if Brits don't follow the new tier system, a top doctor has warned. Dr Bharat Pankhania said that people need continue to follow social restrictions "as much as possible" in the lead up to Christmas. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 3Speaking on GMB this morning, Dr Pankhania said there could be a surge in cases in January His comments come just days before the county is set to exit a second national lockdown. On December 2 the country will be moved back into a tiered system, before a five day Christmas break over the festive period. Speaking on Good Morning Britain, Dr Bharat said cases...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Just when we think we can’t be shocked anymore, the COVID-19 numbers come in and we are blown away again. Topping 600 cases again in Allegheny County on Saturday was a real eye opener — and hospitals are feeling the pressure. Dr. Brian Lamb is an Internal Medicine Specialist at Allegheny Health Network. “What we’re seeing right now across the state is that we are starting to reach, you know, a critical capacity unit, we are starting to see hospitals are starting to scramble. We didn’t see these numbers even back in March in April. And these aren’t even with the recent surge that we’re expecting for people gathering at Thanksgiving. So these are numbers that were...
    The San Francisco 49ers won’t be playing home games in the coming weeks. According to ESPN, Santa Clara County recently tightened coronavirus restrictions and “effectively put a three-week ban on any contact sports taking place in the county.” (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) That means the 49ers can’t play or practice at Levi’s Stadium. Stanford is also a notable football that has now been banned from playing in the area. Santa Clara County officials say that no pro or college sports teams are able to have games or practices in the county that include direct contact for the next three weeks. That, of course, includes the #49ers, who have two home games (Dec....
    By Victoria Waldersee LISBON, Nov 30 (Reuters) – Retailers worldwide have never had more reason to pack warehouses to the brim and keep stock closer to shoppers who continue to buy a record number of items online. As well as stocking up for Christmas and any potential coronavirus-related lockdowns, Europe and the UK will soon have Brexit to deal with. British companies are bringing as much as possible into the country before potential disruptions in January, while their European counterparts are piling up goods in pan-European distribution hubs close to ports like Hamburg or Rotterdam. E-commerce management platforms including ZigZag and Global-e– which serve Forever 21, Boohoo, Gap, Selfridges and Hugo Boss — said around 30-35% of UK retailers’ sales...
    By Victoria Waldersee LISBON (Reuters) – Retailers worldwide have never had more reason to pack warehouses to the brim and keep stock closer to shoppers who continue to buy a record number of items online. As well as stocking up for Christmas and any potential coronavirus-related lockdowns, Europe and the UK will soon have Brexit to deal with. British companies are bringing as much as possible into the country before potential disruptions in January, while their European counterparts are piling up goods in pan-European distribution hubs close to ports like Hamburg or Rotterdam. E-commerce management platforms including ZigZag and Global-e– which serve Forever 21, Boohoo, Gap, Selfridges and Hugo Boss — said around 30-35% of UK retailers’ sales are to...
    Merriam-Webster on Monday announced “pandemic” as its word of year. “That probably isn’t a big shock,” Peter Sokolowski, editor at large for Merriam-Webster, told The Associated Press. In its noun form, pandemic is defined by the dictionary as an outbreak of a disease that occurs over a wide geographic area (such as multiple countries or continents) and typically affects a significant proportion of the population. “Often the big news story has a technical word that’s associated with it and in this case, the word pandemic is not just technical but has become general. It’s probably the word by which we’ll refer to this period in the future,” Sokolowski, a lexicographer, told the outlet. The World Health Organization on March 11...
    By The Associated Press PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — Cambodia’s Education Ministry has ordered all state schools to close until the start of the next school year in January after a rare local outbreak of the coronavirus. Education Minister Hang Chuon Naron issued a statement late Sunday saying that all schools will be shut to prevent students from being infected. Public schools will remain closed until until Jan. 11, the start of the next school year, while private schools must close for two weeks, he said. Students in private schools will be permitted to study online. Cambodian officials said over the weekend that a family of six and another man tested positive for the coronavirus. Eight more cases were reported Monday...
    PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — Cambodia’s Education Ministry has ordered all state schools to close until the start of the next school year in January after a rare local outbreak of the coronavirus. Education Minister Hang Chuon Naron issued a statement late Sunday saying that all schools will be shut to prevent students from being infected. Public schools will remain closed until until Jan. 11, the start of the next school year, while private schools must close for two weeks, he said. Students in private schools will be permitted to study online. Cambodian officials said over the weekend that a family of six and another man tested positive for the coronavirus. Eight more cases were reported Monday among residents of Phnom...
    BALTIMORE, Md. (KDKA) — Another Baltimore Ravens player has reportedly tested positive for COVID-19. WR Willie Snead is the latest player to test positive amid the outbreak in the Ravens organization, according to ESPN Ravens reporter Jamison Hensley. Source: WR Willie Snead is lates Ravens player to test positive for virus https://t.co/L9Jpxwn2Xr — Jamison Hensley (@jamisonhensley) November 29, 2020 Hensley says that this report comes from a source. Earlier Sunday morning, two more Ravens players reportedly tested positive: TE Mark Andrews and Matt Judon. The Steelers and Ravens are set to play Tuesday night at Heinz Field after Thursday’s game was postponed to Sunday before being postponed again. Related stories: Two More Baltimore Ravens Players Reportedly Test Positive For...
    Anthony Fauci wants the United States to close bars and focus on keeping schools open as a way to spread the surge in coronavirus cases. As Fox News reported, Fauci joined with other top public health officials in focusing on efforts to slow the rapid rise in infections, especially those coming through asymptomatic spread. As the report noted, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases joined U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams in making television appearances on Sunday, stressing a national strategy that restricts some settings where coronavirus is able to spread more rapidly. They identified bars as especially dangerous. “We say it, not being facetiously or having a soundbite or anything, but you know: close the...
    By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — More than 7,400 people are hospitalized for coronavirus in California, the state’s highest number yet. The state reported 7,415 coronavirus hospitalizations on Sunday, citing the most recently available data from the previous day. More than 1,700 of those patients were in intensive care units. California’s previous record was 7,170 in July. As of Sunday, California has had nearly 1.2 million confirmed coronavirus cases and more than 19,000 deaths since the pandemic began. The state reported around 15,600 new cases on Saturday. Counties statewide are preparing for stricter COVID-19 restrictions that will take effect Monday amid surging cases and Thanksgiving travel. Health officials are preparing for a wave of cases in the next two...
    SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) -- Christmas in the Park is back in San Jose, but this time with a twist.The event has been moved from downtown to History Park, and it has now been converted into a drive-through to avoid crowds.RELATED: Check out these COVID-safe Bay Area holiday light shows, activities, eventsVisitors will see traditional animated displays of light and hundreds of decorated Christmas trees.There are also new attractions this year, like a 432-foot tunnel of lights with a musical show that plays through your car's radio."Through 32 original and reproduction homes, businesses and landmarks, History Park reveals Santa Clara Valley's past," according to its website.RELATED: Dicken's Fair going virtual this year with fun new activitiesChristmas in the Park has...
    By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Counties across California will begin stricter COVID-19 restrictions on Monday as cases surge statewide and Thanksgiving travelers return home. Health officials are preparing for a wave of cases in the next two or three weeks that could be tied to holiday gatherings. Los Angeles County will impose a lockdown calling for its 10 million residents to stay home beginning Monday. Santa Clara County is banning all high school, collegiate and professional sports and imposing a quarantine for those traveling into the region from more than 150 miles away. San Francisco and San Mateo counties moved to the most restrictive purple tier in the state’s pandemic blueprint for the economy. ___ HERE’S WHAT YOU...
    By The Associated Press CHICAGO — Public health officials in Illinois on Sunday reported 57 more deaths from COVID-19, as well as 7,178 new confirmed and probable cases. There have been 720,114 COVID-19 cases in Illinois since the pandemic began. The death toll has reached 12,193 people. The state reported 62,740 tests in the past 24 hours with more than 10.4 million tests overall. Currently, 5,858 people in Illinois are being hospitalized for COVID-19, with 1,185 people in intensive care units. ___ HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE VIRUS OUTBREAK: —Fauci: US may see ‘surge upon surge’ of virus in coming weeks —U.K. stocks up on vaccines, hopes to start virus shots within days — Federal judges uphold...
    WASHINGTON - Two top U.S. coronavirus experts assured Americans Sunday that vaccines against the pandemic would soon become available but warned that not taking precautions against the spread of the virus before then could prove disastrous.  “We should have enough vaccine by the end of the year to immunize 20 million Americans and we have to immunize for impact,” Admiral Brett Giroir, the White House virus testing chief, told CNN. “But the American people have to do the right things until we get that vaccine widely distributed."  FILE - Adm. Brett Giroir, director of the U.S. coronavirus diagnostic testing, testifies at a Senate committee hearing, on Capitol Hill, in Washington, June 30, 2020.Giroir described two prospective vaccines, which...
    Three Bay Area counties recorded the highest number of new coronavirus infections since the start of the pandemic on Saturday as California undergoes a surge and public health officials put in new restrictions to slow the spread. Santa Clara, San Mateo and San Francisco counties recorded the most new cases since this news organization began tracking coronavirus infection data in April, an alarming development that officials say could warrant another lockdown. Altogether, the Bay Area recorded 2,281 new cases of the virus and six new deaths, for a total of 149,004 cases and 1,962 deaths. The new cases come a day after San Mateo and San Francisco counties were moved from the “red” restriction level to the much more stringent...
    Sign up here to get our daily updates on coronavirus in Minnesota delivered straight to your inbox each afternoon. And go here to see all of MinnPost’s COVID-19 coverage. MinnPost provides updates on coronavirus in Minnesota Sunday through Friday. The information is published following a press phone call with members of the Walz administration or after the release of daily COVID-19 figures by the Minnesota Department of Health. Here are the latest updates from November 29, 2020: Fifty-seven more Minnesotans have died of COVID-19, the Minnesota Department of Health said Sunday, for a total of 3,578. November has been the deadliest month in Minnesota, with 1,121 of the 3,578 deaths due to COVID-19 occurring this month alone. Of the people...
    By The Associated Press NEW YORK — New York City will reopen its school system to in-person learning and increase the number of days a week many children attend class even as the coronavirus pandemic intensifies in the city. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Sunday that some elementary schools and pre-kindergarten programs will resume classes Dec. 7. Others will take longer to reopen their doors. The announcement marks a major policy reversal for the nation’s largest school system. It comes just 10 days after de Blasio announced that schools were shutting down because of a rising number of cases. The plan for reopening middle and high schools is still being developed. Some elementary schools and pre-kindergarten programs will resume classes...
    By The Associated Press BERLIN — Austria’s defense minister has tested positive for the new coronavirus, becoming the second member of the country’s Cabinet to be infected. The Austria Press Agency reported that her ministry said Sunday Defense Minister Klaudia Tanner is doing well and will work from home. She had already been in quarantine for 10 days because she had been in contact with another person who tested positive. Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg tested positive for the virus in mid-October and returned to his ministry later that month after showing no symptoms. Austria on Nov. 17 deepened lockdown measures in an effort to slow the spread of the virus. They are due to run though Dec. 6. Infection rates...
    By The Associated Press PRAGUE — The Czech government said Sunday it is easing measures imposed to contain the new coronavirus due to falling numbers of new confirmed cases. Health Minister Jan Blatny said all stores, restaurants and bars can reopen on Thursday and a ban on Sunday sales is lifted. Restaurants can be open 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., though they are limited to 50% of their capacity. Stores and shopping centers also must limit the number of customers. Hair salons, fitness centers and gyms are allowed to reopen, as are zoos, museums and galleries. The Czech Republic was among the hardest hit by a new wave of infections in the fall, but the number of new cases has...
    Governor Phil Murphy (D-NJ) said on this week’s broadcast of “Fox News Sunday” that a statewide coronavirus shutdown was still “on the table.” Fill-in anchor Bret Baier said, “You have not ruled out a statewide shutdown like you did in the spring. Why is that? You hear the WHO saying it’s the last possible resort, considering the economic impact of that. You heard Dr. Anthony Fauci say something similar, but yet you’re saying it’s possible in your state?” Murphy said, “I’m not sure I would say possible, but it has to stay on the table. Governor Hutchinson, I think, had a similar answer to that. You hate like heck to even have to consider that, and God willing, we won’t have to. I tell you...
    Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan (D) on Sunday said mitigation efforts such as mask mandates have been effective in reducing coronavirus rates in the city, calling such efforts an alternative to mass shutdowns. “Detroit actually has the lowest infection rate in the state of Michigan,” Duggan said on CBS’s “Face the Nation.” “And it’s because behavior changed. In March and April, Michigan was hammered along with New York, and we had within a few weeks, a thousand people hospitalized and 50 of our neighbors dying every day.” “If you make a commitment to the masks, we don’t have to shut the economy down,” @MayorMikeDuggan says. In Detroit, infection rates in the suburbs are higher, he says, than in Metro #Detroit....
    Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Thursday that he will not take a coronavirus vaccine should one become available. During a press briefing broadcast live over multiple social media platforms, Bolsonaro said that he has already decided to refuse a future coronavirus vaccine. “I’m telling you, I’m not going to take it. It’s my right,” he said. The right-wing leader has repeatedly stated that Brazilians will not be required to be vaccinated once a Chinese coronavirus vaccine becomes widely available. Bolsonaro reiterated this at Thursday’s briefing, saying that Brazil’s Congress was unlikely to require Brazilians to take a future coronavirus vaccine. “The [Brazilian] president also expressed skepticism about the effectiveness of the use of masks during the live broadcast, implying that...
    (CNN)Poll of the week: A new Monmouth University poll finds that 27% of Americans say that the coronavirus pandemic is the biggest issue facing President-elect Joe Biden over the next four years.That's the top percentage for any issue, and it follows months of polling from Gallup showing that Americans think the coronavirus is the most important problem facing the country. What's the point: President Donald Trump claimed that the media would stop noticing the coronavirus once the election was over. That simply hasn't been the case. While we have made strides on the development of a vaccine, the coronavirus situation is growing worse, as cases surge and the total death toll rises to more than 260,000 Americans. The ongoing pandemic...
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti made a dire prediction last week: If the coronavirus continues to spread so rapidly, the death toll from COVID-19 in Los Angeles County will reach 11,511 by the end of the year. Garcetti’s projection would mean that more than 4,000 Angelenos will die of COVID-19 in the next five weeks alone, more than were lost in L.A. County’s first four months of the pandemic. The mayor pleaded with Angelenos to stay home over the next few weeks and cancel Thanksgiving plans with people outside their households. “Imagine if somebody said we could do something to make sure those lives were saved,” Garcetti said in a briefing Monday. “Isn’t that something worth fighting against? Aren’t those...
    Ohio State’s football program sounds like it might be in serious trouble. The Buckeyes didn’t play Saturday after their game against Illinois was canceled because of coronavirus issues, and the program’s trouble might not be over just yet. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) Ohio State pauses team-related activities; game was set for noon Saturday at Champaign, Ill.https://t.co/bFI7tPNQfZ — Ohio State Buckeyes ???? (@OhioStAthletics) November 28, 2020 According to Bruce Feldman, “it’s not looking very promising” that the Buckeyes will play the Spartans as scheduled this Saturday as they continue to battle coronavirus. If the game doesn’t happen, Ohio State wouldn’t be eligible for the B1G title game. What’s the latest with the...
    By The Associated Press HONG KONG — Hong Kong has reported 115 new coronavirus infections, the first time it has seen cases in the triple digits since Aug. 2. The government on Sunday also announced that classes at kindergarten, primary and secondary schools will be shut for the rest of the year in light of the worsening coronavirus situation in the city. Of the 115 infections reported Sunday, 24 were untraceable. Another 62 were linked to recent outbreaks in dance studios across the city, taking the total number of infections in that cluster to 479, health officials said. Employees and recent guests at three restaurants in the city have also been ordered to undergo compulsory testing after multiple positive cases...
    HONG KONG — Hong Kong has reported 115 new coronavirus infections, the first time it has seen cases in the triple digits since Aug. 2. The government on Sunday also announced that classes at kindergarten, primary and secondary schools will be shut for the rest of the year in light of the worsening coronavirus situation in the city. Of the 115 infections reported Sunday, 24 were untraceable. Another 62 were linked to recent outbreaks in dance studios across the city, taking the total number of infections in that cluster to 479, health officials said. Employees and recent guests at three restaurants in the city have also been ordered to undergo compulsory testing after multiple positive cases had been linked to...
    News The couple meets with 10 friends in a house in the capital until the wee hours of the morning Tamara Falc and her new boyfriend, Iigo Onieva, skip the curfew in Madrid. Tamara falc and her new boyfriend, Iigo Onieva, have been ‘caught’ this weekend skipping curfew imposed by the Community of Madrid from midnight. The daughter of Isabel preysler was photographed when leaving a house in the center of the capital accompanied by her new partner after one in the morning. The curfew It will not be the only rule against the coronavirus pandemic that has failed the Marchioness of Grin. Apparently in the house of friends who visited had more...
    (CNN)Following a month of skyrocketing Covid-19 cases, the US has reached its highest number yet of hospitalizations due to the virus.The US surpassed 80,000 daily hospitalizations on November 19 and set new records steadily for 17 days straight until Friday, according to the COVID Tracking Project. Then on Saturday, the number reached 91,635.The spread of coronavirus has been climbing at concerning rates leading up to and just following the Thanksgiving holiday and could soon be getting worse due to holiday travel, experts say. As of Saturday, more than 13.2 million people have been infected by the virus and at least 266,047 people have died, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. US is rounding the corner into a calamity, expert...
           
    The United States could be headed for an unprecedented surge in coronavirus cases that lasts through the holiday season, a public health expert is warning. There were more than 205,000 new COVID-19 cases reported and 1,400 patients who died on Friday, CBS News noted, with indications that the numbers will only continue to rise. The report noted that there were increases in daily infections in more than 30 states before Thanksgiving, a time when many families were expected to come together despite recommendations from public health experts to avoid such gatherings. Those conditions could have more dire implications for the future, many warn. Meeta Shah of the Rush University Medical Center said the lack of social distancing means that the...
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    By The Associated Press PHOENIX — University of Arizona researchers say the current surge in the coronavirus outbreak will present the state with a hospital crisis that could become a disaster unless the state takes steps such as ordering a three-week stay-home shutdown and implementing a statewide mask mandate. Members of the university’s COVID Modeling Team said failing to take such steps would be like facing a major forest fire without evacuation orders. It also recommends providing economic aid to affected small businesses and families and preventing evictions and foreclosures. The team has tracked the outbreak since last spring and made its recommendations in a letter Friday to the state Department of Health Services. Many local governments have imposed mask...
    Coronavirus infections among children in the United States are continuing to spike with a 28 percent increase in cases in just the last two weeks, a new report revealed. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), almost 1.2 million children had been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the US as of November 19, amounting to 11.8 percent of all the nation's cases. The group's report, published on Monday, revealed that the sharpest spike in cases among children took place in the two weeks between November 5 and November 19. There was a nearly one-third increase in new pediatric cases during this time frame with more than 256,000 reported. However, since the start of the pandemic, just 137 children have died,...
    Actor Jon Voight declared that President Trump was 'the only man who can save this nation' in an impassioned plea against the Biden administration.  Voight made  the remarks on Twitter in a two minute-long video, in which the 81-year-old lofted praise onto Trump and suggested Democrats wanted to 'destroy America.' While seated before an American flag, Voight calmly warns that 'we’re heading down a street that has no name now. We must not allow our nation to crumble.  'Let me warn you all that we are in great danger if we fall under a Biden administration.' Actor Jon Voight (pictured) railed against Democrats and California Gov. Gavin Newsom in a video that praised President Trump  In his attack on...
    Los Angeles County has issued a new COVID-19 pandemic order that prohibits most gatherings and discourages most crowds, the latest in a series of desperate moves aimed at slowing an unprecedented surge of coronavirus infections. How does it work? It’s certainly not as severe as the stay-at-home order issued in March. But it does mean that most gatherings — apart from outdoor church services and outdoor political protests — will again be banned starting Monday and last for the next three weeks, until Dec. 20. Still, it is the strictest currently in California, a sign of how serious conditions are in L.A. County. Retail stores will remain open, albeit at a more limited capacity. The new order comes...
    Japan is struggling with a mental health crisis as the coronavirus pandemic rages on, with more people dying in one month from suicide than from COVID-19 all year long. CHRISSY TEIGEN REVEALS SHE'S IN A 'GRIEF DEPRESSION HOLE': 'I'LL BE FIXED SOON' The National Police Agency said suicides surged to 2,153 in October alone, with more than 17,000 people taking their own lives this year to date, CBS reported. By comparison, fewer than 2,000 people in the country have died from COVID-19 in 2020.  Experts say the pandemic has exacerbated mental health issues due to prolonged lockdowns, isolation from family members, unemployment and other financial concerns, and a lack of school structure.  CORONAVIRUS IS ALTERING THANKSGIVING TRADITIONS? TIPS ON HOW TO COPE...
    By The Associated Press OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma health officials reported a one-day record of more than 6,000 newly confirmed coronavirus cases Saturday as experts warned the Thanksgiving holiday may make testing numbers erratic. The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported 6,257 new cases of COVID-19 and 13 more deaths linked to the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. The record daily case count comes as the pandemic has grown worse across the state. Infectious diseases experts have warned the holiday could cause spikes in testing and delays in processing that may make the resulting figures difficult to interpret. ___ HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE VIRUS OUTBREAK: — With no action by Washington, states race to offer...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart is recovering at home after testing positive for COVID-19, according to a press release from his office.Dart last worked on Nov. 19 and received confirmation that he tested positive for the virus on Nov. 24, the release said.He began feeling symptomatic on Nov. 20 and immediately self-quarantined, the office said."The Sheriff is uncertain where he contracted the virus but has been working around the clock to combat the virus at the Sheriff's Office," the release said.Dart remains symptomatic and is under the care of his physician, officials said.
    North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un speaks during the Russia – North Korea Summit on April 25, 2019, in Vladivostok, Russia. Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is said to be angry about the coronavirus pandemic and its economic impact, South Korea’s spy agency said on Friday. According to the Associated Press, Kim has ordered the execution of at least two people, locked down the capital of Pyongyang, and implemented other measures to slow the spread of COVID-19. One of the two people who were executed was a well-known money changer in Pyongyang, who was reportedly blamed for North Korea’s falling exchange rate.  North Korea’s economy has suffered in...
    Narrative | Saturday, November 28, 2020 Actually in Baja California there is a total of 26,122 people with coronavirus from the first positive, according to the latest official data corresponding to the November 28. Total, 4,264 people have died As a result of the new coronavirus since the beginning of the pandemic and in the last day, no new deaths have been certified in the territory. Mexico does not register any deaths from COVID-19 in the last day The coronavirus leaves now 1,078,594 cases contagion in Mexico, with 170,771 of them currently assets Y 104,242 deaths, according to the latest data for the November 28. In addition, a total of 803,581 people have...
    By The Associated Press ATHENS, Greece — Greek authorities announced a record 121 deaths from the coronavirus over the past 24 hours on Saturday. The total number of deaths since the start of the pandemic is 2,223. There were also 1,747 new confirmed infections, raising the total to 103,034. The country is under lockdown until Dec. 7, but government officials have strongly hinted that restrictons could be extended. In any case, the opening will be gradual, starting with schools and with restaurants, cafes, bars and clubs opening last. Officials also said that the ban on travel inside the country will stay in effect during the holiday season. They added that vaccination against the virus, when it starts, will be free...
    By The Associated Press ROME — Italy’s coronavirus infections have leveled off after nearly a month of new restrictions, with another 26,323 new positive cases and stabilizing numbers in hospital intensive care units. But public health officials warned Saturday that the second wave of the outbreak is hardly under control, with 10 regions still declared high risk and the daily number of dead — 686 on Saturday — likely to be the last number to fall. At a briefing, members of Italy’s government scientific advisory committee said it would be unthinkable to relax restrictions over Christmas or reopen shuttered ski slopes, saying the risk of contagion is particularly high when far-flung extended families get together. As a result, Italians’ typical...
    After the special with Fernando Simón in which the health crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic was addressed, ‘Planeta Calleja’ once again opts for dealing with an issue related to Covid. This time, Jesús Calleja will focus on analyzing all the details about vaccines against the virus which, according to the Government, will arrive in the coming months, as many of them have already reached the final stage of their preparation. The issue will be addressed in a special program that will be broadcast next Monday, November 30 at 10:45 p.m. on Cuatro, the original chain of the format that it abandoned for delivery with Simón as the protagonist, which was scheduled on Telecinco. The highlight...
    Words oximeter, coronavirus, Covid 19, are new to our vocabulary. Unless you have to do with him world of science, or you have required this device, due to illness or surgery. However the oximeter and others survival gadgets, As the blood pressure monitor and the Infrared thermometer, are tools you need to monitor your vital signs and health status, from home, if you tested positive for coronavirus Covid 19. It may interest you: WHAT DO THE TRAFFIC LIGHT COLORS AND PHASES 2 AND 3 IMPLY BY COVID19 Photo: . Oximeter. What is it for and how can it save your life if you tested positive for coronavirus Covid 19? The oximeter, pulse oximeter or pulse oximeterIn...
    The Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers will play Tuesday. The game was initially scheduled for this past Thursday but had to be pushed because Baltimore has been dealing with serious coronavirus issues. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) The matchup will now happen late Tuesday afternoon at 5:00 EST. The game will be broadcast on Fox.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Baltimore Ravens (@ravens) I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again. I think fans absolutely love when there are extra games during the week. Players and the NFL might hate it, but the fans love it. It feels like extra football. While there are serious...
    Peter Byrne – WPA Pool/Getty Images The UK will leave the EU’s trading rules in less than five weeks’ time. With or without a trade deal with Brussels, Brexit will inflict a significant hit on the UK economy, the Office for Budget Responsibility said this week. No deal would reduce long-term output by 6%, it said. However, the cost and disruption that awaits the UK didn’t feature in Rishi Sunak’s Spending Review. The Chancellor and the rest of Boris Johnson’s government are reluctant to talk about Brexit due to its associated costs, Theresa May’s former Europe adviser told Business Insider. Experts agreed that the government’s refusal to be upfront...
    Holiday shopping at Macy's in 1946. AP PhotoCarl Nesensohn There's something magical about the holiday season in New York City. Symbols of the holidays in the city, like the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, have been around for decades. Other traditions, such as holiday shopping, look a little different today. The coronavirus pandemic has shaken up some traditions even more, and many major events are going virtual this year. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The Big Apple usually draws millions of people from around the world to partake in holiday traditions like ice skating in Central Park and browsing iconic department stores' decorative windows with hot cocoa in-hand. While some features of the holidays in the city...
    By The Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has reported more than 500 new coronavirus cases for the third straight day, the speed of viral spread unseen since the worst wave of the outbreak in spring. The 504 cases reported by the Korea Disease Control and Prevention on Saturday brought the national caseload to 33,375, including 522 deaths. Around 330 of the new cases came from the densely populated Seoul metropolitan area, home to about half of the country’s 51 million population, where health workers are struggling to stem transmissions linked to hospitals, schools, saunas, gyms and army units. Infections were also reported in other major cities including Daegu, which was the epicenter of the country’s previous major...
    SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has reported more than 500 new coronavirus cases for the third straight day, the speed of viral spread unseen since the worst wave of the outbreak in spring. The 504 cases reported by the Korea Disease Control and Prevention on Saturday brought the national caseload to 33,375, including 522 deaths. Around 330 of the new cases came from the densely populated Seoul metropolitan area, home to about half of the country’s 51 million population, where health workers are struggling to stem transmissions linked to hospitals, schools, saunas, gyms and army units. Infections were also reported in other major cities including Daegu, which was the epicenter of the country’s previous major outbreak in late February...
    1. Black Friday is taking a different shape this year amid the coronavirus pandemic. Several retailers like Saks and Macy’s that closed during the spring have since reduced their inventories, which has led them to scale back on the traditional discounts associated with the post-Thanksgiving shopping event. Health and safety measures will also be in place at many stores. Best Buy, for instance, is employing contactless self-checkout and doubled the number of parking spots available for its pick-up service. When all is said and done, though, sales are expected to be made. The National Retail Federation expects November and December sales, excluding autos, gasoline, and restaurants, to rise somewhere between 3.6 and 5.2 percent. Last year, sales jumped 4...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — In-person Masses at the churches of St. Joseph the Worker parish are temporarily suspended after a member of the clergy team tested positive for coronavirus. The Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh announced Friday that the clergy member last participated in a Mass on Nov. 19. “His symptoms are mild, but I ask our parishioners to pray for him, his full recovery, and all who are afflicted during this pandemic,” said Father Frank Almade, pastor, in a release. Live-streamed Masses will be offered until the churches reopen on Dec. 5. St. Joseph the Worker is a parish representing the merger of eight churches in East Pittsburgh neighborhoods.
    The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the US has topped 13 million, as experts warn that  holiday gatherings will send that number soaring further. The number of COVID-19 patients being treated in hospitals across the United States reached 90,000 on Friday after nearly doubling in the last month. The rate of hospitalizations - now at the highest since the pandemic began - has pushed some medical centers beyond capacity.  The rapid increase comes after weeks of rising infection rates across the country and sees the total number of infections since the pandemic began pushed beyond 13 million, with 264,000 deaths. More than 90,000 people are currently being treated in hospitals across the U.S. Pictured, Doctors prepare to perform a...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows: ABC’s “This Week” — Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; William McRaven, retired U.S. Navy admiral who directed the raid that killed Osama bin Laden. ___ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Fauci ___ CBS’ “Face the Nation” — Dr. Deborah Birx, coordinator of the White House coronavirus task force; Dee Margo, mayor of El Paso, Texas; Mike Duggan, mayor of Detroit; David Beasley, executive director of the World Food Program; Claire Babineaux-Fontenot, CEO of Feeding America. ___ CNN’s “State of the Union” — Adm. Brett Giroir, the Health and Human Services Department official overseeing the nation’s coronavirus testing; Rep.-elect Nicole Malliotakis, R-N.Y. ___...
    TOWSON, Md. (WJZ) — While Black Friday is usually one of the busiest shopping days of the year, this year is quite different amid the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s been an atypical Black Friday for shoppers like Brook and Terri Smith who used to wake up early in years past to get holiday shopping deals. “Today we took our time and got to the mall by 11 a.m. and we were just fine, it wasn’t crazy,” Brook Smith said. CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE: TIMELINE: Coronavirus In Maryland, Tracking The Spread Latest coronavirus stories from WJZ Latest CDC Guidelines Adrienne Wood said she is usually very strategic about her Black Friday shopping, but not this year. “The night before you sat down...
    A sign outside of BWI airport advises travelers that have been to New York, New Jersey or Connecticut must quarantine for 14 days. Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post via Getty Images As the coronavirus continues to spread, some US states have domestic travel restrictions in place.  Some states are requiring those traveling from high-risk areas to fill out health forms and self-quarantine for 14 days once they arrive. Other states, like Florida and Colorado, have not imposed statewide travel restrictions. While nonessential travel is no longer discouraged, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns that "travel increases your chance of getting and spreading COVID-19." Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows: ABC’s “This Week” — Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; William McRaven, retired U.S. Navy admiral who directed the raid that killed Osama bin Laden. ___ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Fauci ___ CBS’ “Face the Nation” — Dr. Deborah Birx, coordinator of the White House coronavirus task force; Dee Margo, mayor of El Paso, Texas; Mike Duggan, mayor of Detroit; David Beasley, executive director of the World Food Program; Claire Babineaux-Fontenot, CEO of Feeding America. ___ CNN’s “State of the Union” — Adm. Brett Giroir, the Health and Human Services Department official overseeing the nation’s coronavirus testing; Rep.-elect Nicole Malliotakis, R-N.Y. ___...
    Former MIami-Dade Mayor Carlos Giménez reported Friday that both he and his wife have tested positive for the coronavirus. “After several negative tests, both Lourdes and I tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday,” Giménez, elected to Congress by District 26, said in a press release. Giménez said that he will continue to participate virtually in the orientation process for new congressmen, while remaining isolated at home. Republican Giménez won the seat for District 26, defeating Democratic Congresswoman Debbie Mucarsel-Powell on Nov. 3.
    A combination of higher unemployment and lower consumer spending due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has had a devastating impact on America’s small businesses. Industries ranging from restaurants to light manufacturers have reported huge losses in revenue throughout the year and difficulty in retaining employees, The New York Times reported. Economists projected that 2% of small businesses would close forever because of the pandemic, according to an academic study published in The Washington Post. A store displays a sign before closing down permanently in Arlington, Virginia (Oliver Douliery/AFP via Getty Images) More than 30 million small businesses operate in the U.S. and employ more than 50 million people, according to the Small Business Administration (SBA). The agency defines a small...
    Coronavirus cases in Florida reached 979,020 on Friday after a reported 17,344 new positives and 109 additional deaths of residents in the state in the last two days, the Department of Health reported. Miami-Dade has so far had 224,166 cases and Broward 105,084. The two counties have the highest number of infected people in the state, where 18,363 residents have already died from COVID-19. Another 233 nonresidents of the state have died in Florida, for a grand total of 18,596. Cases are rising as news is known that a new vaccine with greater than 94% effectiveness is available soon In Miami-Dade, 3,799 people have died from COVID-19 and in Broward 1,648. Additionally, Palm...
    Sign up here to get our daily updates on coronavirus in Minnesota delivered straight to your inbox each afternoon. And go here to see all of MinnPost’s COVID-19 coverage. Here are the latest updates from November 27, 2020: 295,001 cases; 3,476 deaths A record 101 more Minnesotans have died of COVID-19, the Minnesota Department of Health said Friday, for a total of 3,476. The previous record number of deaths reported in a day was 72. A total of 1,019 Minnesota COVID-19 fatalities, or nearly a third of all the state’s COVID-19 deaths, have been reported so far in November alone. Because of the Thanksgiving holiday, the deaths reported Friday are deaths that normally would have been reported Thursday. The data...