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    Dr. Deborah Birx has claimed she 'always' considered quitting Donald Trump's White House coronavirus taskforce saying 'why would you want to put yourself through that every day' - but stayed in the role anyway. Birx, who served as the White House coronavirus task force co-ordinator under Trump, told CBS Face The Nation she asked herself every morning and night if she could make a difference to tackling the pandemic that has so far left more than 400,000 Americans dead.    'I mean, why would you want to put yourself through that every day?' she said in a clip from the full interview set to air Sunday.  'I had to ask myself every morning, is there something that I think I can do that would be helpful in responding to this pandemic and it's something I asked myself every night.'  Dr. Deborah Birx has claimed she 'always' considered quitting Donald Trump's...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Allegheny Health Network says it is suspending the scheduling of COVID-19 vaccination for the general public due to the low amount of supply available on hand. Wilson’s Pharmacy is one of the few in the state to be administering the vaccine to members of the general public, and Dolores Hison considers herself lucky. “I was shocked to come in today and find out he had it,” she said. But don’t get your hopes up. Although the pharmacy is now vaccinating members of the general public 65 and older, pharmacist Jeff Wilson says he depletes his supplies of the Modena vaccine almost as soon as the supply comes through the door. “Most likely, we’ll be out by the end of the day,” he said. Related story: COVID-19 In Pennsylvania: Health Systems Say There Isn’t Enough Vaccine To Go Around It’s the same...
    In the first quarter of 2021, more than 17 million doses of the vaccine against him coronavirus to medical centers in Russia, declared Deputy Prime Minister Tatiana Gólikova. « This week we have drawn up a preliminary vaccination plan for the first quarter of 2021, based on the fact that medical institutions will receive a little more than 17 million doses of the vaccine, » he told Rossiya 1. According to estimates, this amount will be enough to vaccinate about 20 million citizens, Gólikova added. The official also said that to date Russia has produced 7.6 million doses of the vaccine and that 2.1 million doses have already been distributed to the regions. « We expect volumes to increase even more next week … so vaccination opportunities will continue to increase, » he said. According to the vice prime minister, 2,250 vaccination posts operate in the country. « We have advised our...
    LONDON — Britain’s main doctors’ organization says it is concerned about the U.K.’s decision to give people a second dose of coronavirus vaccine up to 12 weeks after the first, rather than the shorter gap recommended by manufacturers and the World Health Organization. The U.K., which has Europe’s deadliest coronavirus outbreak, adopted the policy in order to give as many people a first dose of the vaccine as quickly as possible. So far almost 5.5 million people have received a first dose of either a vaccine made by Pfizer and BioNTech or one developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University. AstraZeneca has said it believes a dose of its vaccine offers protection after 12 weeks, but Pfizer says it has not tested the efficacy of its jab after such a long gap. The British Medical Association urged England’s chief medical officer to “urgently review” the policy for the Pfizer vaccine. It...
    The Venezuelan Government maintains strict control over the entry of citizens from Brazil through the state of Bolívar (south), as a measure to prevent the spread of the Covid-19said the governor of that border region, Justo Noguera, in an interview broadcast on the Venezuelan State Television channel on Friday. « Before the new strain of Covid-19, which is highly aggressive, we are supervising that no one enters through areas that are not authorized and that everyone passes through the control area, « said Noguera. The governor indicated that they have the support of the officials of the Bolivarian National Armed Forces (FANB), who are in charge of maintaining control at the service posts. In addition, he assured that the cases of Covid-19 in Bolívar they remain low and he called on citizens to maintain biosecurity measures to avoid contagion. Since March 2020, in Bolívar...
    (CNN)As the US set a new daily record for Covid-19 inoculations and states clamored for more vaccine supplies, Pfizer and the FDA said pharmacists and health practitioners can in some cases extract an additional dose from each vial.Originally, each vial of Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine was designed to contain five doses, but some pharmacists reported they could extract six doses when using certain syringes. As a result, the FDA approved an updated label that states: "Low dead-volume syringes and/or needles can be used to extract six doses from a single vial. If standard syringes and needles are used, there may not be sufficient volume to extract a sixth dose from a single vial."Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla said this increase in doses per vial "provides an additional 20% capacity." The New York Times first reported Pfizer's plans to base its vaccine commitment on doses instead of vials.Biden unveils Covid-19 plan based on...
    (CNN)Getting Americans masked up is a top priority for the Biden Administration.Biden, who calls wearing masks "a patriotic act," signed an executive order Wednesday -- his very first as president -- to ask Americans to wear masks of their choice for the first 100 days of the new administration. The executive order also requires mask use on all federal property, though in this case, not just any old mask will do. On Wednesday after the inauguration, White House press secretary Jen Psaki showed off her bright white N95 mask in the press briefing room. "I wore it out, of course, here today and will continue to do that," Psaki said after removing her medical-grade mask and before turning to questions. CDC reports record number of daily Covid-19 vaccinations as states struggle with supplyN95 masks are considered the gold standard in personal protective equipment because they block 95% of large and...
    A Wuhan nightclub, a Chinese city considered the cradle of the COVID-19 pandemic,it now symbolizes regained freedom while the rest of the world closes in and confines itself. The DJs are overexcited, the music is thunderous, and the youngsters are preparing to experience a white night of partying, says . report. One year after being quarantined on January 23, 2020, this metropolis of 11 million inhabitants, where the first cases of COVID-19 emerged, is no longer the ghostly city that then astonished the rest of the world. And while much of the planet imposes curfews, confinements and social distancing, in Wuhan nightlife is at its peak. For Entering the « Super Monkey » (Super Mono), a huge nightclub in the city center, it is not necessary to be on a VIP list and there are no clothing requirements. But the mask is mandatory and the guards at the entrance control the temperature...
    (CNN)It was yet another historic week in Washington, as Former President Donald Trump departed for Florida, amid looming talks an impeachment trial on the Hill. On Wednesday, President Joe Biden was sworn in with Vice President Kamala Harris, the first Black and Southeast Asian woman to occupy that role. Biden has already zeroed in on what he calls the biggest issue facing Americans --- the coronavirus pandemic. This week, the US officially surpassed 400,000 deaths. Monday Trumps' snub of Bidens historic in its magnitude Biden crafts inaugural address to unify a country in crisis Tuesday Biden's Covid team is nervous about what the Trump team hasn't told them Capitol riot investigators narrow in on extremist groups and military-style coordination Read More THE POINT -- NOW ON YOUTUBE! In each episode of his weekly YouTube show, Chris Cillizza will delve a little deeper...
    A total of 68,456 Spaniards have already received the complete schedule of the coronavirus vaccine and a total of 1,165,825 doses have already been administered, which is equivalent to 86.6% of those received. This data supposes 0.15% of the total population. The autonomous communities have only injected 62,524 doses between Thursday and Friday. The region that advances at the best pace is Andalusia, where 20,846 people have already received the two doses of the vaccine and, therefore, they would be fully immunized. It is also the region that has administered the most doses, a total of 209,766. With regard to the rest of the communities, Aragon has administered 41,287 doses, Asturias 41,465, Balearics 20,499, Canary Islands 47,068, Cantabria 20,462, Castile and Leon 86,370, Castilla la Mancha 57,031, Catalonia 173,147, Valencian Community 103,426, Estremadura 32,979, Galicia 65,394, The Rioja 8,967, Madrid 154,778, Murcia 42,261, Navarre 16,310, Basque Country 41,474, Ceuta...
    Oil reserves in the United States increased significantly after five weeks of decline, contrary to expectations by analysts, and crude prices fell back on Friday Miami World/ Las Américas newspaper According to the weekly report of the US Energy Information Agency (EIA), commercial crude oil reserves increased by 4.4 million barrels (mb) in the week ending January 15 compared to the previous week. Analysts had expected a decrease of 1,675 mb. Oil prices fell when this report was released, in a market that is watching with concern the signs of a return of the coronavirus to China. A barrel of North Sea Brent for March delivery fell 1.23% to $ 55.41 in London. And the barrel of WTI for the same month fell 1.62%, to 52.27 dollars in New York. “The number of COVID-19 cases in China is the main concern for investors in terms of demand,” summed up Stephen...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Coronavirus cases climbed in November and December, and now they’re on the way down, creating some guarded optimism among local doctors. “The surge that we saw after Thanksgiving up to about around Christmas, we saw close to 400 patients in Allegheny Health Network,” said Dr. Tariq Cheema, a pulmonary critical care doctor at Allegheny Health Network. “We predicted another surge after Christmas and the New Year holiday. We were looking at maybe 600, 700 patients, and that didn’t happen.” The number of infections hit an all-time high at 132,00 in early January. In 46 states, cases are now decreasing, relieving some pressure on hospitals. “Actually, as of this morning, our numbers are way down. Probably even less than 50 percent of where they were,” Dr. Cheema says. Many patients in the hospital now have been there for days or weeks. “Some people are on ventilators. Some people...
    President Joe Biden said Friday that there’s nothing that can be done to change the trajectory of the coronavirus pandemic for the “next several months.” “If we fail to act, there will be a wave of evictions and foreclosures in the coming months as this pandemic rages on,” Biden said at a news conference. “Because there is nothing we can do to change the trajectory of the pandemic in the next several months.” WATCH:  President Biden urges Congress to pass more COVID relief: “There’s nothing we can do to change the trajectory of the pandemic in the next several months.” pic.twitter.com/BmogfKwwSg — The Recount (@therecount) January 22, 2021 The president encouraged Congress to act and pass more coronavirus relief. Biden released a $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief plan Jan. 14 that included $2,000 direct payments to American citizens, $1,400 more than the $600 in direct payments passed by former President...
    The EU has pre-ordered 300 million doses of this vaccine with an option for an additional 100 million. Belgium expects a share of 7.5 million doses. LThe pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca has informed the European Commission that it will not be able, after the approval of its vaccine against the coronavirus by the EMA (European Medicines Agency), to initially deliver the quantity of doses which was expected. The information was relayed on Friday by the . agency, and by the German newspaper Bild, and was confirmed to the Belga agency. AstraZeneca does not specify how much was initially expected to be delivered, but indicates that “initial volumes will be more limited than originally anticipated, due to reduced yields at a manufacturing site within the supply chain. European company ”writes .. “The company has confirmed to Member States that the delivery pattern will change,” says Stefan De Keersmaecker, European Commission...
    The nation’s first black secretary of defense, retired U.S. Army Gen. Lloyd Austin, arrived at the Pentagon on Friday afternoon after a lightning-fast congressional waiver and confirmation. Austin arrived to work at the Pentagon for the first time in civilian clothing, welcomed by acting Defense Secretary David Norquist and saluted by the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Army Gen. Mark Milley. The 41-year Army veteran stopped at the bottom of the Pentagon's river entrance to face waiting journalists, thank them for their presence, and in a deep baritone offered a "see you around campus” before proceeding up the steps without responding to reporters' questions. In a message to the force released shortly after his arrival, Austin outlined the priorities he will have leading 2 million uniformed members of the military. “My job as Secretary of Defense is to make you more effective at doing yours,” his statement read....
    Britain faces becoming a global pariah as countries around the world consider tougher travel restrictions in a bid to keep out Britain's 'more deadly' Covid strain. EU leaders are said to be drawing up a blue-print which could see travel banned from the UK to all of the union's member states. It come as the Netherlands is set to introduce new restrictions from tonight on UK travel into the country, while Portugal last night banned travel both to and from Britain due to fears over the new variant. And more countries could now follow suit after Boris Johnson and top scientific advisers warned the UK's mutant strain could be 30 per cent more deadly than older versions of the virus. Meanwhile, cases of the variant have today been announced in both America and Canada. Officials in the Philippines, which had banned UK flights over Christmas, said 16 cases of the UK...
    Etsy When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. The CDC recommends wearing a cloth face covering in public — whether it be homemade or purchased. Wearing a cloth mask can help reduce the spread of COVID-19, whether you're showing symptoms or not. Etsy has become a popular place to find homemade masks, so we rounded up several top-rated options. This article was medically reviewed by Tania Elliott, MD, who specializes in infectious diseases related to allergies and immunology for internal medicine at NYU Langone Health. As the novel coronavirus continues to spread, medical-grade surgical masks and N95 respirators are in extremely high demand. However, the CDC has issued guidance that recommends all medical-grade masks and respirator supplies be reserved for sick patients and healthcare workers on the front lines. Instead, the CDC still recommends that everyone wear cloth masks in public,...
    (CNN)States may be scrambling for vaccines now, but the United States could see additional Covid-19 vaccines by the end of March, if not sooner.Millions of vaccine doses could be added to the pipeline in the coming months, perhaps easing the squeeze that Americans have felt as vaccines slowly start rolling out. Florida issues new Covid-19 vaccine residency rules to cut down on vaccine tourismJanssen, the vaccine arm of Johnson & Johnson, plans to have results from its late-stage clinical trials ready for the US Food and Drug Administration to consider within weeks."Johnson & Johnson is right around the corner ... right around the corner means that they're probably a couple of weeks away from getting the data looked at, to have the FDA evaluate whether or not we're in a situation where we could move ahead and start thinking about getting it out into the public," Dr. Anthony Fauci, the...
    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 January 22, 2021: 452,268 cases; 6,032 deaths Twenty-one more Minnesotans have died of COVID-19, the Minnesota Department of Health said Friday, for a total of 6,032. Of the people whose deaths were announced Friday, four were in their 90s, four were in their 80s, four were in their 70s, seven were in their 60s, one was in their 50s and one was in their 40s. Eleven of the 21 people whose deaths announced Friday were residents...
    New York : The 79-year-old woman had already served the required time to retire, but did not want to. Photo: ETIENNE LAURENT / EFE Betty Grier Gallagher worked as a nurse for over 50 years, 43 of them in an Alabama state hospital. In 2020 I already had the seniority and the requirements to spare to retire. But the pandemic arrived and he did not want to withdraw, because he felt that he had to help his patients and also his colleagues, in a very difficult health moment. Thus it was that Betty did not heed the requests of her companions to take shelter at home, and stayed to fight the disease on the front line. Until sadly in December he contracted the coronavirus. Finally, on January 10 he died at Coosa Valley Medical Center, where he had worked for much of his life. He...
    [The stream is slated to start at 12:00 p.m. ET. Please refresh the page if you do not see a player above at that time.] World Health Organization officials are holding a press conference on Friday to update the public on the coronavirus outbreak that has infected more than 97.6 million people across the world. Albert Bourla, CEO of Pfizer, which manufactures one of the Covid-19 vaccines that's been authorized in the U.S. and Europe, is scheduled to join WHO officials at the virtual briefing. Dr. Seth Berkley, CEO of the public-private immunization partnership Gavi, and Henrietta Fore, Executive Director of UNICEF, are also scheduled to join the briefing. Earlier this week, the WHO's Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warned that the world is on the brink of a "catastrophic moral failure" if it doesn't fairly distribute the available doses of the Covid-19 vaccines across the world. He added that the discovery of...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Testing wristbands are in. Mask-wearing is mandatory. Desks are socially distanced. The clearest sign that there’s a new boss at the White House is the deference being paid to coronavirus public health guidlines. It’s a striking contrast to Donald Trump’s White House, which was the epicenter of no less than three separate outbreaks of COVID-19, their true scale not fully known because aides refused to discuss cases publicly. While the Trump administration was known for flouting safety recommendations, the Biden team has made a point of abiding by the same strict guidelines they’re urging Americans to follow to stem the spread of the virus. It’s part of an overall effort from President Joe Biden to lead by example on the coronavirus pandemic, an ethos carried over from his campaign and transition. “One of the great tragedies of the Trump administration was a refusal to recognize that...
    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.  Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson were some of the first public figures to be diagnosed with COVID-19. Since then, the novel coronavirus has affected public figures across the globe, from Boris...
    Children are unlikely to have played a significant role in the spread of coronavirus during the first wave last year, a study shows.  Throughout the pandemic it has become increasingly evident children are less affected by Covid-19; symptoms, severe disease and death figures in children are all much lower than would be expected when compared to the rest of the population.  Figures from Public Health England (PHE) show the current risk of dying from coronavirus if infected is 1,513 per 100,000 people for over-80s, but for children aged five to nine, this is just 0.1 per 100,000.  The exact reason for this discrepancy remains unknown, but a leading theory states youngsters have fewer receptors which the virus uses to enter cells, making it harder for the virus to infect children. These receptors become more abundant with age.  The new study from Germany enrolled parents and children from families in a trial...
    EAST RUTHERFORD, New Jersey (WABC) -- All six of the New Jersey's coronavirus vaccine mega sites are now open, with residents lining up at two new locations at the Meadowlands in East Rutherford and at the Atlantic City Convention Center.Both are already fully booked, but more appointment times will be added.The other four other sites already open are at Rockaway Townsquare in Morris County, the New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center in Middlesex County, the Moorestown Mall in Burlington County, and Rowan College of South Jersey in Gloucester County.Governor Phil Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy, as well as other officials including Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli, visited the site at the Moorestown Mall Friday.The additional sites open amid a shortage in some of the state's larger cities, including Paterson, where earlier this week Mayor Andre Sayegh pleaded with new President Joe Biden to distribute more vaccines.Sayegh said his health department...
    According to the latest report from the Robert Koch Institute for Public Health Surveillance (RKI), Germany has more than 50,000 deaths linked to Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic. Over 2 million positive cases A total of 50,642 patients succumbed to Covid-19, since the start of the pandemic in Germany. This latest report was identified and disseminated on Friday by the health watch institute Robert Koch (RKI), who also said that 859 people have died in the past 24 hours in the country. Moreover, theGermany identified 17,862 new contaminations in coronavirus, in one day, bringing the total of proven infections to 2,106,262 since the onset of the disease in March, including 1,780,200 cured over the same period. Declining incidence rate The institute RKI also said the seven-day incidence rate stands at 115.3 cases per 100,000 people nationwide. A decrease is thus noted, because Thursday, this proportion was 119.0 cases....
    Police raided a lockdown-breaking wedding at a Jewish girls' school last night - 10 months after its principal died of Covid-19. Four hundred guests packed inside Yesodey Hatorah Girls' Senior School in Stamford Hill, north London, which is being used as a coronavirus testing centre. The organiser was fined the maximum £10,000 penalty and five others were stung £200 after officers busted the address at 9.14pm following a tip-off. The building's windows had been covered to stop people seeing inside and many of the guests fled as the police arrived and avoided being fined. Downing Street today condemned the 'selfish' illegal gathering which took place hours after Priti Patel announced a police crackdown on rule-breakers. The Home Secretary said people attending illegal house parties will face £800 fines from next week, doubling for each offence up to a maximum of £6,400. Jewish leaders blasted the wedding - which costs about £750...
    England has seen its coronavirus case count dip slightly for the first time since early December. During the week of Jan. 16, the number of people in England who have been infected with the virus fell from an estimated one in 50 to one in 55, according to the country's Office for National Statistics. London, England's most populous city and hardest-hit region, also reported a decline in infection rates with nearly one in 35 people contracting the virus, according to Bloomberg. The news offers a slight reprieve for a country that has experienced an outbreak of a more contagious variant of the coronavirus. As cases surged in the country in the past few weeks, concerns mounted about hospitals becoming overwhelmed with coronavirus patients.  Earlier this month, Prime Minister Boris Johnson implemented a new nationwide lockdown in an effort to stem the spread of the more infectious variant and keep it from placing more...
    Spain will begin to vaccinate « in the shortest time possible and depending on the availability of doses » to those over 80 years of age and health personnel not considered first-line. This is how the second update of the Vaccination Strategy clarifies, the document that recommends the next groups to be immunized, and which was approved this Friday by the Public Health Commission. This text also recommends the vaccination of « dental, dental hygiene and other health personnel who care for patients without a mask for more than 15 minutes ». According to the National Institute of Statistics (INE), those over 80 years of age represent 6 percent of the total in the Spanish census. In a press conference held on Thursday, the secretary general of Digital Health, Alfredo González, assured that the authorities maintain their objective that « 70 percent of the Spanish population can...
    The Minister of Health, Alba Vergés, has claimed the State tools to decree home confinement if necessary and if advised by the technicians, although it has indicated that this should not be the “main objective” of the Government, for the costs that it entails. In a telematic press conference, Vergés has come out this Friday to the passage of the call of former Catalan president Quim Torra de raise a house lockdown to stop the third wave of the pandemic. Vergés has emphasized that the Government does not have the powers for this type of action and that has already claimed them from the State. In any case, when asked if the Government would apply home confinement if it had the powers, Vergés answered that it would “when the technicians said what to do to control the pandemic. “ But he has pointed out that home confinement “should not be...
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    The coronavirus has now infiltrated every county in the US, including the smallest one — a remote Hawaiian island with fewer than 100 residents that was home to a leper colony. Kalawao County, which is so remote it gets supplies by barge once a year, recorded its first case of COVID-19 in December, almost a year after the deadly bug emerged in the US in Snohomish County near Seattle, the Wall Street Journal reported. The tiny enclave on the island of Molokai was established in 1865 for patients with leprosy — now known as Hansen’s disease — who would be exiled there for life, according to the newspaper, which reviewed data from Johns Hopkins and individual states for its report. Hawaiian health officials had taken steps to seal off the settlement after watching the disease sweep through US nursing homes early last year — and authorities banned visits to the...
    We’ve made it 315 days into the war against coronavirus, and America keeps chugging along. This past Wednesday, we inaugurated Joe Biden as the 46th President of the United States of America, and it’s the start of a new age. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) Whether you love Biden, hate Biden, voted for Donald Trump, can’t stand Donald Trump or are somewhere in the middle, America has a new President, and we should celebrate the fact we live in a country where voting matters and voices can be heard. Look, I understand that the past 10.5 months have been tough. They’ve been tough on all of us, myself included. It hasn’t been all sunshine and roses. That’s why it’s important to remember what makes this country so great at the end of the day. We should celebrate the fact that we can disagree,...
    COVID-19 has devastated America's nursing homes, killing more than 100,000 residents and workers over the course of the pandemic. But one small long-term care facility in Baltimore is proof the toll could have been much lower: The Maryland Baptist Aged Home has recorded zero cases of COVID-19, says its director, the Rev. Dr. Derrick DeWitt. The feat is all the more impressive because the home caters mostly to low-income people of color, who as a group have been hit disproportionately hard by the disease.  DeWitt, who is also the facility's chief financial officer, spoke with CBS MoneyWatch about what Maryland Baptist Aged Home did to protect its residents and staffers, and what can be learned from their experience. This interview had been edited for length and clarity.  The Rev. Dr. Derrick DeWitt, director of the Maryland Baptist Aged Home, said "the models that we have of long-term care facilities almost...
    The 2021 Olympics in Japan will reportedly not happen. According to The Times, “the Japanese government has privately concluded” that the upcoming Olympics this summer will have to be canceled because of the ongoing issues with the coronavirus pandemic. (REVIEW: ‘Westworld’ Season 3 Ends With The Possible Deaths Of Multiple Characters) The Japanese government has privately concluded that the Tokyo Olympics will have to be cancelled because of the coronavirus, and the focus is now on securing the Games for the city in the next available year, 2032 https://t.co/bsuB9wMt30 — The Times (@thetimes) January 21, 2021 The games were initially supposed to happen in Tokyo in 2020, but had to be pushed to 2021 because of coronavirus. Now, it sounds like the games won’t happen at all.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by The Olympic Games (@olympics) This is a punch straight to...
    BORIS Johnson will hold a press conference today (January 22, 2021) and update the public with the latest in the battle against coronavirus. The PM will address the nation tonight after record Covid death rates were seen this week - and urge people to continue to stay inside to reduce the pressure on the NHS. ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 1Boris Johnson will hold a Downing Street press conference from 5pm today, January 22, 2021Credit: Getty - Pool What time is Boris Johnson speaking? Prime Minister Boris Johnson will hold a Downing Street press conference from 5pm today, January 22, No 10 has confirmed. He will be addressing the nation and answering questions from the press regarding the latest developments in Britain's fight against coronavirus. It is not yet known who will be joining him for the latest briefing. However, regular experts...
    (CNN)Despite challenges with the distribution and administration of Covid-19 vaccines, the US "can and should" vaccinate 70-85% of US adults by the end of summer, infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci said Thursday.If officials do hit that benchmark, it could means a semblance of normalcy by the fall, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases said."When you put .... the pedal to the floor, you can get it done," Fauci told CNN's Chris Cuomo on Thursday.At the current pace of vaccinations, that necessary threshold will not be reached until February 2022, but Fauci said officials must and will ramp up production and distribution by "getting community vaccine centers, getting the pharmacies fully involved, using mobile units to get into inaccessible places."Fauci: Vaccinations will help coronavirus variants from emergingFauci's assessment offers a glimmer of hope as forecasts predict the death toll from the virus will likely top 500,000...
    BERLIN — More than 50,000 people have died after contracting the coronavirus in Germany, a number that has risen swiftly over recent weeks even as infection figures are finally beginning to fall. The country’s disease control center, the Robert Koch Institute, said Friday that another 859 deaths were recorded over the past 24 hours, taking the total since the start of the pandemic to 50,642. Germany had a relatively small number of deaths in the pandemic’s first phase, but that has changed this winter. Hundreds of deaths, sometimes more than 1,000, have been reported daily in the country of 83 million people. Germany hit the 40,000 mark on Jan. 10. Among other European countries, the U.K., Italy, France and Spain, all of which have smaller populations, still have higher death tolls. And Germany, which is currently in a lockdown, is now seeing infections drop after they peaked in December. The...
    After his inauguration, Joe Biden immediately signed decrees, aimed at fighting the coronavirus pandemic. A mobilization as “in time of war”, promised the new president. Negative test and quarantine The United States have crossed
    Jane Lee MD winces as she gets a Covid-19 shot in Weymouth, Massachusetts.MediaNews Group/Boston Herald via Getty Images | MediaNews Group | Getty Images Vaccine skepticism and outright anti-vaccination sentiment have become rife in recent months, with more members of the public questioning not only the efficacy of vaccines, but their development practices, safety standards and their objectives. The rapid development of coronavirus vaccines over the past year, an urgent task given the devastation to lives and livelihoods being caused by the global pandemic, has made them a prime target for hesitancy and myth. But disinformation and misinformation that casts doubt over safety and efficacy can endanger lives.VIDEO2:5702:57It's been one year since the first Covid case in the U.S. — Here's what we've learnedSquawk BoxThe World Health Organization said vaccine hesitancy was among its top 10 global health threats in 2019. Vaccination, it said, "prevents 2-3 million deaths a year,...
    The Japanese government has privately concluded that the Summer Olympics in Tokyo could be canceled due to the pandemic of the Covid-19, according to the media. « Nobody wants to be the first to announce it, but the consensus is that it is too difficult (…) Personally, I don’t think it will happen, » a source from the Japanese ruling coalition told The Times newspaper. He added that after the cancellation, Japan will focus on hosting the 2032 Summer Games, it is the closest competition, the organizer of which has not yet been determined. However, on Thursday the member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Canadian Richard Pound, stated that « the IOC has no intention of canceling the Olympics and there are no reasons for this. The official advanced that the event could be carried out without spectators from other countries. At the same...
    The coronavirus has now infected all 3,006 counties across the United States, according to a new report. The last county to record a positive case was the nation’s smallest: Kalawao County, a remote island enclave in Hawaii established in the 1860s for people with leprosy, the Wall Street Journal reported. Kalawao's first case was recorded on December 10 after one resident received a positive COVID result after returning back to the county from a trip to Honolulu.  Five leprosy patients, who are all elderly and considered high risk, still live in Kalawao.  However, the county has so far managed to avoid further spread, with the person who tested positive immediately alerting authorities and quarantining themselves. The discovery in Kalawao came just under 11 months after the first case of COVID-19 was recorded in Snohomish County, Washington, on January 20, 2020. Since then, the virus has continued to ravage its way across...
    Dr Anthony Fauci warned that the South African 'super-covid' variant is the one he and health experts around the world are most worried about because it might make vaccines less effective.  The South African variant is 'a little bit more concerning but not something that we don’t think we can handle,' Dr Fauci said.  He assured Americans that the variant has not yet been spotted in the US, but added: 'that we know of,' and took a shot at the patchwork efforts that have been made to find new variants so far.   Like the UK variant that is in at least 20 states, the South African variant of coronavirus - known by scientists as 501Y - is thought to be more infectious than original coronavirus.   But it also has mutations that might make vaccines less effective against it, a dangerous trait not seen in the UK's B117 variant. The varint...
    New York : Thomas Bach stated that “there is no plan B” for the celebration of the Tokyo Games this summer Photo: Demófilo Peláez / EFE For weeks, The viability of holding the next Tokyo 2021 Olympic fair has been seriously questioned as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic that has hit Japan and particularly its capital with greater force with a third wave. This Wednesday the British newspaper The Times has announced that the Japanese government will shortly announce that the games will be definitively canceled. According to The Times, The Japanese government under Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, has privately decided to cancel the Tokyo Olympics, agreed to open on July 23, due to the coronavirus and its objective would now be set in seek to host the Games for the next 2032, as the venues for 2024 and 2028 are covered by Paris...
    Japanese lawmakers see a growing likelihood that the Tokyo Olympics will have to be canceled due to the lingering coronavirus pandemic. “As long as the coronavirus spreads, it is irresponsible to keep moving forward based only on wishful thinking,” leading opposition lawmaker Yukio Edano said Thursday. “We should batten down the hatches.” Japan and International Olympic Committee officials postponed the Summer Olympics at a projected cost of $2.8 billion, just weeks after the pandemic interrupted the NBA season and scuttled college basketball’s March Madness in the United States. Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga’s team has aspired to host the competition in 2021, but opposition leaders and sources among Suga’s allies foresee a cancellation. “No one wants to be the first to say so, but the consensus is that it’s too difficult,” a Japanese government source told The Times of London. “Personally, I don’t think it’s going to...
    These are considered “insufficiently filtering against the appearance of new, more contagious variants,” announced the French Minister of Health. Lhe government asks the French to no longer use homemade masks, deemed insufficiently filtering in the face of the appearance of new, more contagious variants of the coronavirus, said the Minister of Health, Olivier Véran, Thursday on TF1. “The HCSP (High Council of Public Health, editor’s note) recommends to the French, and this is the recommendation that I also make to them, to no longer use the artisanal mask that we made at home,” said Mr. Véran , which also asks to avoid the least filtering industrial fabric masks (called “category 2”).
    Getting the coronavirus vaccine is still … incredibly complicated. California is allowing residents over 65 to get inoculated, along with health care workers and residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities. The state is also letting teachers, childcare providers, emergency service workers and food and agriculture employees who might be exposed on the job get vaccinated. But the number of people who are technically eligible for the vaccine has expanded far faster than the number of doses available. Cue chaos, bitter resentment and system meltdowns. With so much happening — and changing — so fast, here are some answers to frequently asked questions. Has California met Gov. Gavin Newsom’s goal of 1 million vaccines distributed by now?  It’s not actually clear, because of data issues, but the state was likely close. Still, this week, state health officer Erica Pan said it could take up to five months to vaccinate...
    A liberated Dr. Anthony Fauci made it clear Thursday he's happy to be working for President Joe Biden, taking a few pot shots at what it was like operating under Donald Trump.  Fauci appeared in the White House press briefing room for the first time since this spring and, in several jaw-dropping comments, revealed his true feelings on Trump. He didn't mention the former president by name but he was clear about the differences of work life in the Biden administration versus that under Trump's.   'One of the new things in this administration is: if you don't know the answer, don't guess. Just say you don't know the answer,' he said, comparing his 24 hours working for Biden compared to his months of counseling Trump on the coronavirus pandemic. 'One of the things that was very clear as recently as about 15 minutes ago, when I was with the president,...
    Bloomberg Biden reveals virus plan, warns crisis will worsen (Bloomberg) – US President Joe Biden has unveiled a national strategy to combat the coronavirus, saying the pandemic is likely to kill another 100,000 people over the next month. “We will move heaven and earth to vaccinate more people for free, “Biden noted Thursday at the White House. But he cautioned that” the stark reality is that it will take months before we can vaccinate most Americans. “Biden announced a series of executive orders aimed at reviewing the federal response to the coronavirus outbreak, which has already claimed more than 400,000 lives in the United States. He reiterated his warning that the crisis will get worse before it improves and that the US will experience a “dark winter.” But he encouraged Americans to start wearing face masks more often, saying this simple precaution could save up to 50,000 lives. April. “The...
    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 January 21, 2021: Thirty-two more Minnesotans have died of COVID-19, the Minnesota Department of Health said Thursday, for a total of 6,011.  Of the people whose deaths were announced Thursday, eight were in their 90s, 11 in their 80s, eight in their 70s, four in their 60s, and one in their 50s. Fifteen of the 32 people who died Thursday were residents of long-term care facilities. Article continues after advertisement MDH also said Thursday there...
    New York : People who walked through the Diego de Huanitzi walkway, located in the municipality of Ecatepec, in the State of Mexico, they asked the police and medical personnel of the Mexican town for help after running into an old man, who had already spent several hours sitting on a bench in the place, completely alone and also, he looked in poor condition. Paramedics and security elements arrived at the scene and indeed found the elderly man, who informed them that his family had left him there after they found out he had been ill with coronavirus. An ambulance transported the old man, who was only identified as Felipe, to the Hospital de las Américas in Ecatepec. On the way, he narrated that his ordeal began when he began to feel symptoms of COVID-19, so he went to a doctor and he asked him to take the test...
    New European summit this evening by videoconference to “coordinate” the EU response to the pandemic. The discussion promises to be lively, given the theses involved. All against a background of fears, if not anguish, in the face of the various mutations of the coronavirus. D‘on one side, Belgium, which is considering temporarily closing intra-European borders to “non-essential” travel. But also the Netherlands, which ban arrivals from the United Kingdom, even Germany or France, which are considering the return of heavy border controls. On the other hand, Greece, but also Portugal and Malta, which are fond of the idea of ​​a “vaccination certificate” to facilitate travel and thus support their tourism industry. We see it: the European summit this Thursday evening, by videoconference, promises to be lively, not to say divided. All against a background of fears, if not anguish, in the face of the...
    The Xunta has informed the Ministry of Agriculture this Thursday of the registration of a Covid-19 outbreak in a mink farmfrom the municipality of A Baña (A Coruña). This is the second case in Spain in a farm of these characteristics, after the one detected last June in a farm in the province of Teruel. The outbreak was detected in application of the current surveillance protocols for this disease in this type of American mink farms in Spain, according to the Ministry of Rural Affairs. The Xunta has reported that the exploitation remains immobilized and under surveillance and official control by the Official Veterinary Services of the Ministry of Rural Affairs after detecting the outbreak in the controls carried out within the framework of the prevention plan in this type of farm. In addition, the Xunta has informed that “in application of the current legal regulations and with the...
    After the outbreak of Covid-19 cases in Monterrey, the president of Liga MX, Mikel Arriola, called an emergency meeting between the owners of the teams to discuss the sanitary protocols. At the meeting, Liga MX reported that 5,200 antigen tests will be made available to the 18 clubs, this in order to reinforce sanitary control. Arriola told the clubs that the next six weeks will be critical, so he invited them to redouble their efforts so as not to have to postpone more Clausura 2021 games, as in the case of Monterrey. #Release Mikel Arriola asks the Clubs to redouble their vigilance to prevent infections by Covid-19. ➡️https: //t.co/SJKas8oTQK pic.twitter.com/TnEAGXYQ7D – Liga BBVA MX (@LigaBBVAMX) January 21, 2021 “The Executive President of the LIGA BBVA MX, Mikel Arriola, called on the sports directors of all the Clubs to reinforce the health protocol and redouble vigilance to prevent Covid-19...
    (CNN)Two-thirds of Americans (66%) say they will try to get vaccinated now that multiple Covid-19 vaccines are approved and beginning to be made available to the public, according to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS.That's up from about half in October (51%), before any vaccines had been approved for use. The rollout of vaccines to fight the virus -- which has shut down much of the country for nearly a year -- appears to be tilting public opinion toward optimism that the worst is behind us.Overall, 49% say the worst of the coronavirus outbreak in the United States is behind us (up from 44% in October), while 47% say that the worst is ahead. Among those who say the worst is behind, 62% say they feel that way because there are vaccines available. No other reason reaches double-digits, but 9% each cite the administration change in the White House...
    The Anversois is already no longer on the transfer market! It will run until 2024, at least, in favor of Jumbo-Visma. A long contract extension likely to free him from any stress outside his major mission, that of winning races.
    Cases of COVID-19 continued to come in smaller numbers in California on Wednesday, even as the state recorded the  sixth highest number of deaths from the virus on any single day of the pandemic, according to data compiled by this news organization. The number of average daily cases over the past week hit its lowest point in over a month after county health departments combined to report 21,408 on Wednesday, half the total of the previous Wednesday. But with 596 fatalities around the state, it was also one of California’s deadliest days of the pandemic, raising its cumulative death toll over 35,000. At about 33,600 per day over the past week, California is averaging its fewest cases since mid-December, prior to its pre-Christmas peak, and has cut its rate of new cases by nearly a quarter from just a week ago. The rate of positive tests has also fallen to...
    Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin is on the league’s coronavirus list. Ovi and three of his teammates were placed league’s coronavirus list late Wednesday. The reason why? The four of them spent time together in a hotel room outside of “team approved areas,” according to a statement from the Caps. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) You can read the full statement from the team and a reaction from Ovechkin in the tweet below. pic.twitter.com/8RYGk9x2lu — Washington Capitals (@Capitals) January 21, 2021 This right here is the insanity in sports that just drives me crazy when we’re talking about coronavirus. Four members of a team spent time together in a hotel room, and now they can’t practice. According to Outkick, they’ll be eligible to play Friday if there aren’t any problems, but that doesn’t make the situation any less stupid. Alex Ovechkin statement...
    America Morgann Jezequel, correspondent in Rio de Janeiro Subscribers Published on 01-21-21 at 2:37 p.m. – Updated 01-21-21 at 2:38 p.m. © BELGA / . The remarks of the Brazilian President, Jair Bolsonaro, on the state of the national economy, launched on January 5, did not fail to react.
    The upcoming James Bond movie “No Time to Die” is reportedly facing another delay. The highly-anticipated film, which is Daniel Craig’s final time in the iconic role, was supposed to come out April 2020, but has faced repeated delays because of coronavirus. It’s currently slated to come out in April, but sounds like the prospects of that happening are quickly fading. (REVIEW: ‘Westworld’ Season 3 Ends With The Possible Deaths Of Multiple Characters) A source told The Hollywood Reporter that another delay is coming, and it’s now a question of if “No Time to Die” is released in October, November or December 2021. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again for everyone out there. It’s truly incredible the impact coronavirus has had on the entertainment industry. This movie was supposed to come out months ago, but not even James Bond is strong enough to fend off the coronavirus...
    The Democrat will immediately sign, according to officials, 10 decrees and other directives to launch this national strategy. LThe Biden administration unveils Thursday a detailed roadmap focused on scientific expertise to fight Covid-19 by increasing vaccinations and screenings, as the pandemic enters its “deadliest” phase according to the new US president. The Democrat will immediately sign, according to officials, 10 decrees and other directives to launch this national strategy which was sorely lacking under his predecessor Donald Trump, in the opinion of many experts. “For nearly a year, the Americans couldn’t find any strategy, let alone a comprehensive approach to deal with Covid, with the federal government,” said Jeff Zients, who coordinates the new administration’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic. “With President Biden taking office today, all that will change,” he told reporters. Several objectives The plan has several objectives such as restoring the confidence of the...
    The prospect of the Tokyo Games taking place behind closed doors has increased after a senior Olympic chief said spectators were ‘not a must-have’. Sportsmail understands organisers are considering making the Olympics a TV-only event, with a decision set to be made in March. International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach admitted on Thursday that organisers have to be ‘flexible’ given coronavirus cases are rising in Japan. The Tokyo Olympic Games could go ahead later this year without spectators attending  And the IOC’s most senior member Dick Pound said: ‘It’s nice to have spectators but it’s not a must-have.’ If the Olympic cannot be held this summer, they will be cancelled altogether rather than postponed again. Pound said: ‘It’s either 2021 or nothing’. He added: ‘Nobody can guarantee the Olympics will open on July 23. But I think there's a very, very, good chance that they can and that they will....
    WHILE we all know the three main symptoms of the coronavirus, there are other lesser known signs that you need to look out for. The NHS states that a loss of taste and smell (anosmia), a new persistent cough and a high temperature are the three key signs. ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 8There are some lesser known symptoms of Covid-19 that you need to know in order to protect your familyCredit: Getty Images - Getty It's important if you have any of these symptoms that you get a test and isolate. Data from Public Health England (PHE) shows that in the seven days to January 16, cases of the virus have fallen in 94 per cent of areas across the country. But the NHS is still facing immense pressure and it was yesterday announced that a further 1,820 people had died...
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    President Joe Biden released his new strategy for fighting the coronavirus pandemic Thursday morning and will sign a host of new executive orders to achieve that end later in the day. The strategy itself features seven specific goals, according to senior White House officials: Restoring America’s trust in the federal government Launch a more expansive vaccination plan Expand mask use, testing and the availability of public data Invoke the Defense Production Act to surge pandemic resources “Safely” reopen businesses and schools Prioritize at risk-communities and advance “equity across racial, ethnic and rural/urban lines” Restore the United States as a global leader on pandemic preparedness In particular, Biden will create a COVID-19 Response Office within the White House to coordinate the federal government’s actions with those of local governments and individuals. White House press secretary Jen Psaki said during her first press briefing Wednesday that the Response Office will hold regular...
    (CNN)We have entered the era of coronavirus anniversaries.Today marks one year since the announcement of the first patient with Covid-19 in the United States. It happened in Washington state, where a male in his 30s who had just returned from visiting Wuhan, China, started experiencing symptoms and quickly sought help at a clinic. Unlike in the movies or on TV, where a sick patient staggers into a hospital waiting room infecting everyone nearby, the doctors and public health experts in Washington state were prepared: They had been carefully monitoring what was going on in China and had been running drills to practice what to do when -- not if -- an infected patient arrived at their doorstep. This patient was tested, hospitalized and isolated, contact-traced, treated and eventually released. Even though this person became the first patient identified, he was almost certainly not THE first case in the country.Over the...
    THIS interactive map reveals how many daily coronavirus cases there are in your area, and how they have changed in one week. It comes as different data sets disagree on whether the Covid outbreak has improved yet during the third lockdown. To see the interactive map, click here. ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates The map above shows how the outbreak has changed in every authority across the UK in the days January 8 to January 15. The data is from the Government coronavirus dashboard, based on positive Covid tests, and shows that 18 of the 381 local authorities in the UK have seen an increase in cases. The largest jump was recorded in Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, the council area of Na h-Eileanan Siar, Scotland. Its cases per 100,000 soared from 18.7 to 108.5, a rise of 480.21 per...
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    GENEVA — President Joe Biden’s top medical adviser on COVID-19, Dr. Anthony Fauci, says the United States will cease reducing U.S. staff counts at the World Health Organization and pay its financial obligations to it as it vows to stay fully engaged with the U.N. health agency to help fight the coronavirus pandemic. “I am honored to announce that the United States will remain a member of the World Health Organization,” Fauci told the WHO’s executive board meeting in Geneva via videoconference. The administration announced just hours after Biden’s inauguration that the United States would revoke a planned pullout from the WHO in July that had been announced by the Trump administration. Fauci’s quick commitment to WHO — whose response to the coronavirus outbreak was repeatedly berated by the Trump administration — marks a dramatic and vocal shift toward a multilateral approach to fighting the pandemic. He said the administration...
    BERKELEY, Calif. (KGO) -- President Joe Biden signed 17 executive orders Wednesday, and Thursday will mark his first full day in office, all as the U.S. is amid the COVID-19 pandemic.Experts ABC7's JR Stone talked with Wednesday night weighed in on what Americans can expect in the coming days, weeks and months."Deal with COVID and deal with the economy. Those are the two big big things."RELATED: New CDC director extends eviction moratorium due to COVID-19 until at least March 31As far as the things that Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris will face right away? Henry Brady is the Dean of the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley. He says COVID-19 and the economy go hand-in-hand."It's not just that the government has stopped the economy. People have stopped the economy. People don't want to go out as long as it feels dangerous to go out, so you can't...
    Climate Point: Biden takes office with ambitious climate plans but minimal details Biden takes the helm, appeals for unity to take on crises Indian Benchmark Sensex Tops 50,000 Mark for the First Time Ever (Bloomberg) -- India’s benchmark S&P BSE Sensex index climbed above 50,000 points for the first time as the gauge extended its longest weekly winning streak in over a decade. © Bloomberg A pedestrian carrying an umbrella walks along a street in the Fort area of Mumbai, India, on Monday, July 6, 2020. The Sensex is headed for a four-month high, even as India overtook Russia to become the country with the third-largest caseload of coronavirus infections. Only the U.S. and Brazil now have more infections than India. The index rose 0.6% to 50,096.57 as of 9:09 a.m. in pre-market trade in Mumbai. The measure has logged 11 straight weeks of gains after touching successive new...
    Despite some promising signs that the worst wave of the COVID-19 pandemic may finally be receding, a top Los Angeles County health official warned Wednesday that the situation remains precarious, with thousands more people becoming infected every day and an unsustainable number of patients requiring hospital treatment. “The end is not yet in sight,” county Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said during a briefing. Though the county has recently seen welcome downticks in the number of coronavirus-positive patients in its hospitals, as well as the daily infection rate, Ferrer emphasized that “COVID-19 is still rampant at our workplaces, in our neighborhoods and, really, across every corner of this county.” “While more people are being vaccinated, it’s important to remember that we do have a long road in front of us before we say goodbye to COVID-19,” she said. California More contagious COVID-19 variants bring new...
    PETER Andre is back in the studio recording new music after suffering from coronavirus. The 47-year-old singer tested positive for Covid earlier this month - with both he and his GP wife Emily, 31, shocked by the diagnosis. 3Peter Andre told his followers on Instagram he is back making music and even teased a short clip of his new song But last night he shared exciting news for his 1.6million followers on Instagram and even teased a snippet of one of his new songs. The Mysterious Girl hitmaker croons over an RnB melody: "I'll keep coming over oceans and skies, I'll keep coming to you." And Pete shared in the caption of his post: "Back to work at LAST :) "Even with masks we still started the writing/recording process :) . Writing music is my FIRST love ❤️ Swipe to have a sneak peak @rebelrecs@miggydelarosa@rp9music@ripps_" 3Peter and wife Emily have...
    The rollout for the coronavirus vaccine has begun.  While it's not yet available for just anyone there are various plans throughout different countries to ensure that citizens -- particularly those at higher risk for health complications -- are safely administered the vaccine. Among those that have received the vaccination are a few stars. Here's a look at the public figures -- from movie stars to British royalty -- that have successfully begun their vaccination process. Arnold Schwarzenegger "The Terminator" actor and former Governor of Calif., announced on Twitter on Wednesday that he'd received his vaccination. "Today was a good day. I have never been happier to wait in a line," Schwarzenegger wrote alongside a video on himself getting an injection. "If you’re eligible, join me and sign up to get your vaccine." STEVE MARTIN, WILLIE NELSON, LORETTA LYNN RECEIVE CORONAVIRUS VACCINE: 'I'M SURE GLAD' In reference to a famous line from "The Terminator," he added:...
    ACCLAIMED actor Tom Hanks has appeared in dozens of films, including The Simpsons Movie. Fans believe that his coronavirus isolation was predicted by his cameo. 3Tom Hanks in The Simpsons MovieCredit: 20th Century Fox When was Hanks featured on The Simpsons? Tom Hanks appeared in The Simpsons Movie, which was released in 2007. During his cameo he advertises a "new Grand Canyon" and claims the US government has lost its credibility. He adds: "This is Tom Hanks saying if you see me in person, please, please leave me be." Tom was hospitalized with coronavirus last year alongside his wife Rita Wilson, and both spent time in isolation. 3Fans have long been buzzing about the cameoCredit: 20th Century Fox What did fans say about Hanks and The Simpsons? Fans of the show believe that The Simpsons predicted that the Oscar-winning actor would come down with the coronavirus. One fan said: "The...
    US President Joe Biden entered the White House on Wednesday hand in hand with his wife Jill Biden, after the inauguration ceremony at the US Capitol. The president walks to the White House surrounded by Secret Service officials and his wife. As he walks, he is seen stopping to talk to some people on the side of the road. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have already been sworn in and are the new president and vice president of the United States, in an event without an audience, with limited attendance and social distance to avoid coronavirus infections. Biden plans to start his presidency with a wide range of legislative proposals and measures, including about a dozen executive actions On your first day in the White House related to immigration, coronavirus, economy, climate crisis and racial equity. President Joe Biden left the Capitol portico to go directly to sign various proclamations...
    THIS was the month Manchester United were ready to let go of Paul Pogba. The financial implications of the pandemic probably blocked any big money move. Nobody could afford an asking price north of £100million. 3Paul Pogba is proving his worth to Man Utd's title challengeCredit: AP:Associated Press So Pogba and his irritating agent Mino Raiola realised he would have to stay put. All this time Manchester United manager Ole Solskjaer has stayed calm and patient. His predecessor Jose Mourinho called the French World Cup Winner out for his poor club performances. He was right. What he did for France on their way to winning the World Cup was nothing like the poor performances he was putting in for United - not so now. Solskjaer knew that they still had a player who could turn this club’s fortunes around. So he handled questions of Pogba’s future calmly. He talked about...
    The NBA reportedly has several new cases of coronavirus. According to Shams Charania, the league has 11 new cases of coronavirus among players after conducting 502 tests since January 13. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) 11 new NBA players have tested positive for coronavirus out of 502 tested since Jan. 13, sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium. — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) January 20, 2021 The first question that always comes up with new testing data is whether or not people need to be concerned with the numbers. Let me go ahead and answer that one for you all right away. There’s literally no reason at all to panic about 11 new cases of coronavirus in the NBA. Allow me to repeat that. There’s no reason to panic at all.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Washington Wizards (@washwizards) ...
    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 January 20, 2021: Thirty-four more Minnesotans have died of COVID-19, the Minnesota Department of Health said Wednesday, for a total of 5,979. Of the people whose deaths were announced Wednesday, four were in their 90s, 16 were in their 80s, seven were in their 70s, five were in their 60s and two were in their 40s. Twenty of the 34 people whose deaths announced Wednesday were residents of long-term care facilities. Article continues after advertisement MDH...
    New York : The last to die in his family was his mother. Photo: Dedi Sinuhaji / EFE A man from the State of Mexico has experienced the worst tragedy due to the coronavirus pandemic, after the death of 16 family members who fell ill with coronavirus after attending the funeral of a man who also died of COVID-19. In an interview with the newspaper MillenniumJosé Martín, 32, recounted how in a few weeks he has seen uncles, cousins ​​and recently his mother leave. All of his relatives who have died moved to the home of a distant uncle, located in Cuautitlán Izcalli, to give him the last goodbye after he lost the battle against the coronavirus. This claimed the lives of his grandfather, 3 uncles and his mother. His father and sister also fell ill and are still delicate. He attended the funeral but...
    Boris Johnson has congratulated Joe Biden on being sworn in as the 46th president of the United States as he said the nation had been through a 'bumpy period' under Donald Trump.  The Prime Minister said America's leadership is 'vital' to the rest of the world, from tackling the climate crisis to the coronavirus pandemic, as Mr Biden took the oath of office during a ceremony at the US Capitol on Wednesday. Shortly before his inauguration, Kamala Harris made history as the first woman to become vice-president, as well as the first black person and the first person of South Asian descent to serve in the role.  Mr Johnson, who had a close but sometimes difficult relationship with Donald Trump, said it was a 'big moment' for the UK-US relationship. The Prime Minister told reporters: 'When you look at the issues that unite me and Joe Biden, the UK and the...
    Quito – In the next three weeks, the Government will vaccinate against the coronavirus medical personnel, elderly people in geriatric centers and those who care for them, in the 24 provinces of the country, once it is confirmed that this afternoon the first doses will arrive from the manufacturer Pfizer and its partner Biontech and the pilot phase will begin. The first phase includes 86,000 doses. The distribution will be in more than 90 health units in 44 cantons in the 24 provinces. Initially and simultaneously it will be vaccinated this Thursday, in Quito, Guayaquil and part of the medicine will go to Cuenca for a logistical issue at the Pablo Arturo Suárez hospitals in the capital, Guasmo Sur in the main port and Vicente Corral in Cuenca. The Minister of Health, Juan Carlos ZevallosAs an example, he indicated that 120 people from the medical area will...
    The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Georgetown’s men’s basketball game at Xavier scheduled for next week has been postponed because of a coronavirus-related issue in the Hoyas’ program. The game was supposed to be played Tuesday. No makeup date was announced immediately. This marks four games in a row called of for Georgetown because of COVID-19 and six overall this season. Coach Patrick Ewing’s team is 3-8, 1-5 in the Big East. Georgetown has lost its last five games. Its next scheduled game is Jan. 30 against visiting Providence. ___ The U.S. Men’s Clay Court Championship in Houston has been scrapped for the second year in a row because of the coronavirus pandemic. The cancellation is part of a series of changes to the men’s tennis calendar announced by the ATP on Wednesday. The Houston tournament was supposed to be played...
    A group of 17 freshman House Republicans wrote a letter to President-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday, the day of his inauguration, in hopes of bridging the partisan divide in the aftermath of tensions that bubbled to an attack on the U.S. Capitol building two weeks ago. "After two impeachments, lengthy inter-branch investigations, and, most recently, the horrific attack on our nation’s capital, it is clear that the partisan divide between Democrats and Republicans does not serve a single American," the letter said. The representatives provided a hint that they could vote in favor of more coronavirus relief, given it is "targeted." Biden last week revealed a $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief plan. "We hope to work with you to extend targeted, meaningful coronavirus relief for families and businesses, protect Americans with pre-existing conditions, strengthen and modernize our infrastructure, enforce our antitrust laws against emboldened technology monopolies, and restore...
    The Dutch government will soon ban passenger flights from the UK, South Africa and all of South America. The ban will go into effect on Saturday, January 23, and will remain in effect until the government can impose a mandatory quarantine on returning travelers. Also new, the Dutch government wants to introduce a curfew from 8:30 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. from Friday January 22 to February 10. This means that residents will no longer be able to be outside their homes without a valid reason between these hours. The House of Representatives has yet to approve the proposal.
    Miami : Today is Wednesday, January 20 and these are the main news of the day: 1.- With amber lights in several buildings, bells in churches and a moment of silence, South Florida joined the national tribute in honor of the more than 400,000 people who have died from the coronavirus in the country. Florida has more than 24,000 deaths from the pandemic. 2.- Small entrepreneurs can once again request funds from the Payroll Protection Program (PPP). You can apply for businesses that are applying for the first time, who have already received some help, non-profit organizations or cooperatives for housing assistance. The maximum loan is $ 2 million. 3.- The Baptist Health System announced through Twitter that, due to limitations in the supply of vaccines against the coronavirus, it was forced to cancel all appointments for the first dose that were already scheduled. They will keep all...
    The highly-infectious coronavirus variant B.1.1.7 which emerged in Kent in September 2020 had reached the US by November 6, new research shows. It is thought to have mutated inside a single patient in England struggling with a critical case of Covid-19 which forced the virus to adapt, changing its genetic code.  University of Arizona researchers studied the genomes of 50 B.1.1.7 infections in the US and traced their lineage to determine when the mutated variant first appeared in the US.  They found two clusters of infections, one in California and one in Florida, which originated on November 6 and November 23 respectively – the first being roughly six weeks before SAGE told the government about the new variant and health secretary Matt Hancock announced it to the public.  This retrospective study has the benefit of genomic analysis and hindsight, and the first actual case of the Kent strain was not...
    ROME — Italy’s virus czar is pressing ahead with plans to take legal action against Pfizer after the U.S. pharmaceutical company announced delays in delivering pre-ordered COVID-19 vaccines to Europe. Domenico Arcuri said he had secured unanimous backing from Italy’s regional governors to take civil or criminal action, where possible. In a statement late Tuesday, he said: “It was unanimously decided that such action will be taken in the coming days.” Pfizer confirmed last week it would temporarily reduce deliveries to Europe and Canada while it upgrades production capacity to 2 billion doses per year at its Belgium plant. Arcuri said the delay would amount to a 29% reduction in upcoming deliveries to Italy. In announcing the impending legal action, Arcuri said: “The health care of Italian citizens isn’t negotiable.” As of Wednesday, Italy had administered more than 1.2 million vaccine shots, or 76% of the doses already delivered to...
    Andrew Lichtenstein/Getty 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.On the final full day of Donald Trump’s presidency, the United States reached another grim milestone during four years marked by plenty of grim milestones. By most measures, 400,000 people in the US now have died from the coronavirus. It’s the highest death toll in the world—but tragically unsurprising given the trajectory of the past year.  The staggering toll was both preventable and entirely predictable. Even aside from his vast personal incompetence—we’ll get to that later—President Trump blithely put into practice cherished conservative principles that are incompatible with a decent pandemic response. Castigating and delegitimizing government institutions, demonizing minority communities, and playing into white grievances may help Republicans win elections, but when it comes to beating back a massive public health catastrophe, what’s paramount is...
    The Government of Russia plans to administer the vaccine Sputnik V against him coronavirus to almost 70 million people, half of its population, until June, assured the head of Industry and Commerce, Denís Mánturov. « About 70 million doses should be distributed nationwide and administered to the population until June. To be more exact, 68 million people should be vaccinated in this period, » the minister told the Vesti station. FM. The country, with a population of more than 140 million inhabitants, began on December 5 the immunization campaign against the coronavirus and to date one million people received the vaccine. Sputnik V, the first vaccine registered in the world, it was developed by the Nikolai Gamaleya Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology with funding from the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF). The inoculation consists of two doses that are applied with an interval of...
    America remains the most bereaved by Covid-19 in the world. The fight against the pandemic is one of Joe Biden’s priorities for the start of his mandate. The United States has a heavy death toll from the coronavirus Appeared at the end of 2019, the coronavirus still circulating in the world. The pandemic has not faded, it continues to wreak havoc in several countries. According to the latest report from Johns Hopkins University, United States on Tuesday, January 19, crossed the bar of 400,000 people who died as a result of the Covid-19. It is the heaviest global toll in absolute terms. The nation most bereaved by the pandemic The symbolic milestone of 300,000 dead had been exceeded around mid-December. According to official data, United States are the country most bereaved, in absolute value, by the coronavirus pandemic. Other countries, such as Italy, the United...
    A picture taken on January 15, 2021, shows a pharmacist holding with gloved hands a phial of the undiluted Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for Covid-19, stored at -70 ° in a super freezer of the hospital of Le Mans, northwestern France as the country carry on a vaccination campaign to fight against the spread of the novel coronavirus.Jean-Francois Monier | AFP | Getty Images LONDON — The coronavirus vaccine developed by Pfizer-BioNTech is likely to be just as effective against a highly transmissible mutant strain of the virus that was first discovered in the U.K., according to a study by the two companies. The research, published Wednesday on preprint server bioRxiv and not yet peer-reviewed, showed "no biologically significant difference in neutralization activity" between the laboratory tests on the original strain of the coronavirus and the variant known as B.1.1.7.Related Tags COVID-19 Health care industry
    The European Medicines Agency was the target of a cyber attack in December. Hackers have gained access to documents on the Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine and are said to have published doctored data to undermine confidence in the cure. Hackers Seize Documents Relating To Pfizer / BioNTech Vaccine Based in Amsterdam, theEuropean Medicines Agency is responsible for supervising candidates vaccines against the coronavirus before they are put on the market in Europe. On December 9, she said she was the victim of cyberattack during which documents related to the Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine were hacked. “Some of the correspondence has been manipulated” by hackers The data would include internal emails on the validation procedure for vaccines. Recently theAEM indicated that part of the documents would have been revealed on the dark web in January. It turns out, however, that the hackers released modified data. Some exchanges...
    Joe Biden’s inauguration will be held this Wednesday, January 20, in Washington, United States. It will be an atypical takeover marked by the coronavirus and by great security measures after Donald Trump supporters stormed the Capitol. For this inauguration ceremony, health security measures have been established to prevent possible coronavirus infections. One of them is the capacity restriction at the inauguration. Gone are the big celebrations with crowds of guests, like the one made by Donald Trump, the outgoing president of the United States. Security and capacity reduction Other security measures have been added to the sanitary measures. Especially after last Wednesday, January 6, several protesters decided to storm the Capitol in Washington DC (United States) in the middle of a meeting that ratified Joe Biden as future president of the United States. Since then, the capital has been in a State of Emergency. The Pentagon has announced...
    The Bolivian indigenous leader Felipe « El Mallku » Quispe, a harsh critic of former President Evo Morales (2006-2019), died on Tuesday sick of Covid-19, refusing until the last moment to receive medical treatment against that disease whose existence he refused to admit, local media reported. « I have unfortunate news to confirm, that our brother Felipe could not defeat that bad Chinese called coronavirus so we have to inform them that our leader, El Mallku, has died, « said the leader Edgar Maydana of the Indianista Bloc, according to a Fides radio dispatch. « El Mallku » (chief or leader in Aymara and Quechua languages) died at his home in El Alto, a city neighboring La Paz, on Tuesday afternoon, where he remained in self-isolation for more than two weeks since he fell ill with Covid-19Maydana added. The announcement was confirmed by several local media, which reported on the congregation of followers and friends...
    The coronavirus epidemic continues to spread across the world. According to the latest press release from the World Health Organization, dated January 20, the British variant of the coronavirus continues to spread across the world. Last week, at least 60 countries and territories recorded cases of this British variant. The weekly epidemiological review thus reports 10 additional countries and territories affected in one week, specifies Le Figaro.