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    “Since his inauguration (in January 2019, editor’s note), the destruction of the Amazon rainforest has accelerated beyond measure: increase in deforestation by 34.5% in one year, the highest rate of murder of indigenous leaders in these last eleven years, collapse and threats of environmental agencies … “, summarizes the complaint of the leader of the Kayapo people and the cacique Almi Surui, unveiled Saturday by Le Monde and consulted by .. “This situation, the most dramatic over the past ten years, results directly from the state policy developed by the government of Jair Bolsonaro”, which aims to “remove all obstacles to plunder the riches of the Amazon”, continues the complaint that also targets several ministers. This fifty-page communication to the ICC, written by French lawyer William Bourdon, brings together the accusations made by dozens of local and international NGOs, international institutions and climate scientists: suspension of the demarcation of...
    After closing yesterday with a decrease of 1% weighed down by the message from the European Central Bank (ECB) that perhaps it is not necessary to use all the stimuli that it has on the table and the strength of the euro, The IBEX 35 today has extended the falls it registered at the beginning of the session. Specifically, it has yielded 1.06% to 8,036.4 points. In its statement, the ECB included a clarification on the use of said fund for the pandemic. Thus, and for the first time the ECB spoke of the possibility of not using all of it until the end of the program, scheduled for March 2022, if you think it is not necessary. At the press conference after the Council meeting, its president, Christine Lagarde, He stated that the new wave of the pandemic is already affecting the economy, especially the service sector. As...
    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...
    In his early days in power, Biden is stressing that the government must urgently address the coronavirus crisis, after his predecessor Donald Trump downplayed it. More than 400,000 Americans have died from the virus and millions of jobs have been lost. Biden said his stimulus package to deal with the economic effects of the pandemic has the support of businesses, workers, Wall Street and Main Street. “Much of America is suffering. The virus is spreading … Families are starving. People are at risk of being evicted. Job losses are on the rise again. We have to act. You look at it. however you look at it, we have to act, “Biden said. Republican lawmakers have questioned the amount of aid for the pandemic and a separate investment proposal for infrastructure, green energy projects, education and research. Brian Deese, director of the White...
    Washington, United States (Ariela Navarro) – The president of U.S, Joe biden, He held a telephone conversation with the Canadian Prime Minister on Friday and both leaders agreed to another exchange next month, and then he met with his Mexican counterpart, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, with whom he spoke about the pandemic and migration issues. This Friday’s calls are the first exchanges with foreign leaders since he took office this week. Andrés Manuel López Obrador reported on Twitter that in his conversation with Biden, the US president was « friendly and respectful » towards Mexico. « We deal with issues related to migration, # COVID19 and cooperation for development and well-being. Everything indicates that relations will be good for the good of our peoples and nations, » López Obrador wrote. A statement from the Mexican Foreign Ministry detailed that López Obrador celebrated that Biden has recognized « the contributions of the Mexican migrant community...
    He IBEX 35 it has fallen 1.06%, to 8,036.40 points, and fell 2.3% in the week. The selective thus loses everything it won in the first week of the year, when it rose 4%. The words of Christine Lagarde, President of the European Central Bank (ECB), lowering optimism and warning of the “serious risks” to the economic recovery posed by the pandemic, investors have not liked. Furthermore, the European Union wants further limit travel deemed “nonessential” within their territory, although the 27 have promised not to close the internal borders so as not to damage the common market and protect the economy. All these factors, caused by the virulence of the third wave of the pandemic, have affected market sentiment. For example, BBVA has trimmed its growth forecast for Spain in 2021 to 5.5% from 6% due to the greater than expected impact of the pandemic. Within the selective,...
    Person in Michigan wins Mega Millions $1 billion jackpot, 2nd-largest total ever Senate leaders agree on impeachment trial delay, giving Biden breathing room Parents in this state pay the most for childcare © kate_sept2004 kids and dad Child care costs were already high pre-coronavirus pandemic, but they’ve only gotten more expensive. The COVID-19 crisis is costing center-based child care providers an extra 41% annually per child — $14,117, up from $9,977 pre-pandemic. The spike in costs for these care providers impacts households with children younger than 5 especially hard. To find the full extent of that impact, LendingTree researchers used Center for American Progress data on costs for center-based child care providers and data from Child Care Aware of America on household child care costs to quantify the effect on households.Key findings Indiana households with children younger than 5 put 20% of their income — on average — toward...
    The house price rise has returned to his long-term trend across Europe, even in those countries that experienced slowdowns or downgrades at the beginning of the pandemic, such as the United Kingdom or Sweden. In fact, the increase in some countries is stronger than ever, despite lockdowns and rising unemployment, according to data from Scope Ratings. From Scope they also raise the possibility that the pandemic further accelerate the rise, or postpone a correction, as for high-income consumers (in a range of 25 to 65 years) housing remains affordable. Compared to the third quarter of 2020, the rise in house prices in Europe was, on average, 1.75%. This compares with 0.63% growth in the second quarter. And taking into account the first nine months of 2020, it is calculated that the average increase of 1.4% is twice the average increase of the last decade. “House prices appear...
    The Mega Millions $1 billion jackpot is the third largest in US history. Here are Fridays winning numbers. The face mask that could end the Covid-19 pandemic Best & Worst Refinance Mortgage Companies of 2021 Ad Microsoft Seniors Are Getting These Unsold 2020 SUVs For Dirt Cheap Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/13 SLIDES © Getty / Nataliya Petrova / NurPhoto The Winter Accessory That Your Zodiac Sign Says You'll Love BUY NOW $118 Let's face it: at this point, you and your trusty sweatsuit have never been closer. If nothing else, our unofficial pandemic uniform has made one thing abundantly clear - accessories have the power to take your outfit from 0 to 100 in a flash. While...
    Essential farm workers harvest zucchini on the property of Sam S. Accursio & Sons Farms on April 1, 2020, in Florida City, Florida. Night Owls is a themed open thread appearing at Daily Kos seven days a week. Sarah Lazare at In These Times writes—The “Essential Worker” Swindle. How this label is used to justify a social order in which workers are abused, discarded and left to die: Politicians, pundits, CEOs and think tank staffers have spent the past 10 months effusively praising the heroism and sacrifice of essential workers. ​“I’m not alone in being grateful for the work you are doing,” Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos declared in a March 2020 open letter to the company’s workers who have labored throughout the pandemic, risking their lives to deliver hand sanitizer, face masks and baby formula (and increased Bezos’ personal fortune by 65%). Walmart has taken out television ads praising and thanking essential workers (even as it has imperiled and underpaid those under...
    (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...
    EFE videos The management of the pandemic, among the criticisms of Arce’s speech in Bolivia La Paz, Jan 22 (EFE) .- The management of the pandemic has been one of the points that Bolivian opponents have criticized the most in the speech made this Friday by the president of Bolivia, Luis Arce, on the occasion of the eleventh Day of the State Plurinational in the country. Arce’s words have focused on criticizing the management of his predecessor, former interim president Jeanine Áñez, the “reconquest of democracy”, the pandemic and the country’s economy. “If Mr. Arce worked both on the pandemic and the effort he makes to attack me, Bolivia would win. In 2020 we stopped the pandemic: we dropped to 48 infections a day. That is achieved with work. Not with hatred,” was Áñez’s response on Twitter to the signals of Arce. Bolivia has been going through the second wave...
    Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga insisted that the Games should serve “as proof of humanity’s victory against COVID-19.” January 22, 2021 1 min read This article was translated from our Spanish edition using AI technologies. Errors may exist due to this process. Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said on Friday that he is “determined to organize a safe Games,” agencies reported. “I am determined to organize a safe Games while working closely with the Tokyo metropolitan government, the (2020) organizing committee and the IOC,” said Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga. This, after the British newspaper The Times published a report according to which the Japanese government had decided that the event would be canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Suga insisted that the Games should serve “as proof of the victory of humanity against COVID-19”, a message that the Japanese authorities have been...
    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...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Every Tuesday and Friday, Pilsen resident Juanita Ariola delivers hot breakfast foods to those most in need on the West side of Chicago."Today I prepared food for my senior citizens in the Little Village community in the 10th district."This Friday, Ariola delivered a ham and cheese omelet mixture to six seniors and a family of five."We identified that there is a big need during this pandemic. There's people losing jobs, there are families, seniors that are homeless. So we decided to make a difference by feeding the community and helping them," said Ariola.Ariola volunteers at the Helen and Joe Acevedo Scholarship Memorial Foundation, a non-profit. On some days, Commander Gilberto Calderon of the 10th district joins in to help."We coordinate with Juanita and we come and we feed the senior citizens, the less fortunate, individuals who can utilize our support," said CMR. Calderon.Ariola also lends a helping...
    BOSTON (CBS) – People of color have been the hardest hit during the pandemic, but many distrust the vaccines. On Friday, some local church leaders rolled up their sleeves hoping to set an example. The rush to get the COVID 19 vaccine is now being felt behind the pulpit. “This virus kills,” said Pastor Gerald Bell of Whittier Street Health Center. On Friday, black pastors from several Boston churches received their first round of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at the Whittier Street Health Center. They were also there to educate and reassure the minority community the vaccines are safe. They hope others in their community will follow their lead. “We are doing this because we want to encourage them to do the same thing,” Bell said. “I tell my parishioners, ‘Take the vaccine. Ask your primary care physician.’” Many of these pastors are front line workers, spending hours visiting the...
    EFE Agency Coyotes leave their habitat for urban areas in Costa Rica San José, Jan 22 (EFE) .- The reduction in human activity due to the covid-19 pandemic and other factors such as the pressure of urban development and deforestation have caused animal species to lose habitat and move towards urban areas , as is the case with coyotes, whose sightings in Costa Rica have become frequent in recent months.
    (CNN Business)Amazon is once again asking the National Labor Relations Board to direct thousands of the company's warehouse workers at an Alabama facility to cast votes in-person on whether to form a union, rather than by mail, despite the ongoing pandemic.The e-commerce giant filed a motion Thursday to delay the union election, which is set to begin February 8, so that the NLRB may revisit its decision to hold the election by mail over the course of nearly two months instead of through an in-person event.The NLRB declined to comment on Amazon's request.The union vote is a milestone moment for the Alabama facility and for Amazon (AMZN). While some Amazon workers are unionized in Europe, the company has so far fended off unions in the United States. A union election was held in 2014 at a Delaware warehouse, but resulted in workers largely rejecting the effort.The NLRB said last week...
    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...
    Their wedding was scheduled for June last year, but due to the pandemic the date had to be postponed, they finally ended up getting married in a hospital room | 01/22/2021 | ionicons-v5-c14: 38 | Francisco Trejo | UK.- After your wedding be postponed for several months due to the pandemic COVID-19, a couple ended up getting married in their intensive care ward for patients infected with SARS-Cov-2. Elizabeth kerr, 31, and Simon O’Brien, 36, had initially planned to marry in June of last year, but the pandemic of coronavirus interrupted their plans. They both contracted Covid-19 and they were rushed to Milton Keynes University Hospital in the same ambulance where the staff organized a ceremony. Simon’s condition deteriorated after arriving at the hospital, but his intubation was postponed long enough to marry Elizabeth and he has since begun to recover. Despite their dangerous oxygen levels,...
    U.S. President Joe Biden speaks about his administration's plans to respond to the economic crisis during a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) response event in the State Dining Room at the White House in Washington, January 22, 2021.Jonathan Ernst | Reuters President Joe Biden has painted a bleak picture of the nation's coronavirus outbreak in his first few days in office, warning that it will take months to turn around the pandemic's trajectory and that fatalities are expected to dramatically rise over the next few weeks. "A lot of America is hurting. The virus is surging. We're 400,000 dead expected to reach well over 600,000," Biden said on Friday before signing two executive orders designed to reduce hunger and bolster workers' rights amid the pandemic. The U.S. surpassed 400,000 total Covid-19 deaths on Tuesday, with a quarter of those coming over the previous 36 days, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins...
    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....
    CORONATION Street star Malcolm Hebden has quietly retired — meaning fans will never see Norris Cole again. The actor, 81, quit acting last summer after a near-fatal heart attack in 2017. 8Coronation Street legend Malcolm Hebden has secretly retired from the soapCredit: Rex Features He played busybody Norris in more than 1,600 shows from 1994, returning for the odd cameo since his health scare. Last night he told The Sun: “I absolutely adored playing Norris and I was pleased to be able to return briefly after my operation. “It took a great deal of courage to make the decision to retire. “But I had come to realise that although the mind was willing the body was not so much.” 8Malcolm has played the newsagent on the Cobbles since 1994Credit: Rex Features Norris, a lovable gossip behind the counter at The Kabin newsagents, left for care home Stillwaters in June 2019....
    Property sales in New York City plunged 46 percent in 2020 from the prior year's level, costing $1.6 billion in lost city and state tax revenue, according to an industry group. The report on Friday from the Real Estate Board of New York said that property sales in the city totaled $47 billion last year, down nearly half from the 2019 sales volume of $86 billion. The steep decline in real estate transactions came as residents fled the city in a mass exodus amid pandemic fears, punishing lockdowns and soaring crime.  'With this full scope of real estate activity in 2020, we can fully see the devastating economic impact the COVID pandemic has had on New York,' said REBNY President James Whelan in a statement to DailyMail.com. Property sales in New York City totaled $47 billion last year, down nearly half from the 2019 sales volume of $86 billion...
    Travel group opposes mandatory quarantine sought by Biden for U.S. international passengers Tourism minister in talks with industry on post-jobkeeper support package NFL draft: Packed with top prospects, Senior Bowl will forge on amid the pandemic The 2021 NFL draft cycle will be unique, different even than the challenging run-up to the 2020 draft that saw pro days and prospect visits canceled as the COVID-19 pandemic hit the country hard last spring. This year, that part of the script will be flipped. The NFL scouting combine, which has happened annually in some form or another for nearly four decades, has been canceled this year. But the pro days are scheduled to happen, along with the possibility of regional combine sites allowing players to work out, be measured and interview with NFL clubs. And despite a slew of other pre-draft all-star games being canceled, the Senior Bowl — a sui...
    (CBS4) — The COVID-19 vaccine is here, but the fight to stop the spread of the virus is far from over. Sign up to receive critical email and text updates about the pandemic and Colorado’s vaccine distribution. Text COVID to DENVER (336837) and sign up for email at https://denvergov.org/Government/COVID-19-Information/Sign-Up-For-COVID-19-Updates.
    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...
    Walmart will expand Covid-19 vaccinations to more states Biden executive orders target federal minimum wage and food insecurity Im never wearing makeup for work again: When the pandemic ends, will women look different? Women look a bit different than when the pandemic began. As more of us stay at home, here are some Zoom video teleconferencing tips and tricks USA TODAY See more videos SHARE SHARE TWEET SHARE EMAIL What to watch next Nearly 30% of office workers will take less time off this summer Veuer How to pop a pimple yourself, according to Dr. Pimple Poppers tips INSIDER How to explain a coronavirus-related layoff on your resume Buzz60 Run out of things to do? Try one of these very specific hobbies. The Washington Post Singles now displaying COVID antibody test results in dating apps! Buzz60 Ways...
    (CNN)The Covid-19 pandemic has exposed a basic fact of American life: When people unexpectedly lose work or face unforeseen expenses, they can't pay their rent. What's worse, they often get evicted as a result. As lawyers who represent low-income tenants, we are used to explaining to our clients the legal insignificance of their economic circumstances, however compelling. Your boss cut your hours? Not relevant. Your car needed a $600 repair? No defense. Your child support check didn't arrive? Not the landlord's problem. We tell our clients, "The law doesn't care about that." We usually follow up with, "It doesn't seem fair, does it?" Juliet BrodieLarisa BowmanThe pandemic, terrible as it is, has given some tenants a reprieve from the usual injustice of eviction. It took the greatest public health emergency in a century, but the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, followed by Congress, has temporarily prohibited evicting...
    When Stephanie Hall set out to fill her home with colored glassware, the entrepreneur found little to no success in her local shops and antique stores. This inspired Hall to found her company, Estelle Colored Glass, which was born from a love of antique treasure hunting with her grandmother, Estelle, in South Carolina. "She had her regular stores that she went to and she was always treasure hunting," Hall told CBS News. "She passed on to me the love of beautiful things and I love business — so I was able to marry those two things here in this brand." Her luxury glassware is now featured in big box stores such as West Elm, Anthropologie and Zola but Hall's journey wasn't a straight route to success. Stephanie Hall founder of Estelle Colored Glass Catherine Hurt Photography After a 10-year stint as a lawyer in Washington, D.C., Hall moved back to...
    Rare gold coin sells for $9.36 million at Texas auction Amazon, Facebook, other tech giants spent roughly $65 million to lobby Washington last year Volkswagen made $12 billion in 2020 despite the pandemic Volkswagen is walking away from 2020 with a profit of more than $12 billion despite the coronavirus pandemic that torpedoed car sales and snarled manufacturing supply chains. © Josh Lefkowitz/Getty Images The new all-electric Volkswagen ID.4 is on display inside a dealership on January 19, 2021 in Thousand Oaks, California. (Photo by Josh Lefkowitz/Getty Images) The world's largest automaker said in a statement on Friday that it expects operating profit of €10 billion ($12.2 billion) for 2020, a performance helped by a strong finish to the year. Load Error After losing €1.4 billion ($1.7 billion) in the first six months of 2020, Volkswagen "proved to be quite robust in the second half," it added. Fourth...
    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...
    The General Directorate of Taxes has responded negatively to the query of an autonomous who requested the deduction of supply expenses (Internet or electricity, among others) from his home address when he has to carry out a job in his home that he generally carries out in his premises, to which he no longer goes daily due to the confinement derived from the pandemic, as indicated by ATA in a statement . According to the response of the Directorate General of Taxes collected by ATA, extra expenses cannot be deducted in supplies caused by working from home as it is an occasional and exceptional circumstance. However, the self-employed organization ensures that, according to the Personal Income Tax Law and the partial modification of the laws on Corporation, Non-Resident Income and Wealth taxes, self-employed workers 30% of housing expenses can be deducted when it is used as a workspace. Furthermore, ATA...
    New York (CNN Business)The fate of the economic recovery is riding on President Joe Biden's mission to speed up the lackluster rollout of coronavirus vaccines. While the development of vaccines happened faster than many had expected, distribution is lagging behind schedule, in part because of the chaotic presidential transition in the midst of the worst pandemic in a century.Biden signed a slew of executive orders this week aimed at accelerating the distribution of vaccines and tests. It's a race against the clock, not just to save lives, but to keep the economy afloat. "We won't see a strong economic rebound until we get broad distribution of the vaccine," said Kristina Hooper, chief global strategist at Invesco. After a sizzling summer, the US economy slowed sharply at the end of last year as the pandemic worsened. The United States lost jobs in December for the first time since the spring. Another...
    NEW YORK (AP) — A raging pandemic, tumultuous presidential election and deadly Capitol insurrection have combined to make the annual tradition of Dry January more moist than air-tight for some. Not Sarah Arvizo. She considers it her easiest yet. As much as the 32-year-old Manhattanite would love to partake in a little “vinopeutics,” she said the abstinence period she’s participated in for several years has been made smoother this time around by her at-home pandemic life and the closing of bars and restaurants. “Longing for those days, for sure,” said the social drinker who lives alone. “But unless I want to freeze outside, that’s largely off the table this year.” Eight-year-old Dry January, which comes at the height of resolution season after the holidays, has brought on the desired benefits for many among the millions participating around the world. They’re losing quarantine weight, experiencing more clarity and sleeping easier. ...
    President Biden worked on 17 executive actions on his first day in office, January 20. His orders, memorandums, and agency directives are all part of his planned structure to bring the pandemic under control, as well as undoing many of President Trump’s signature policies. He also planned on executive orders and actions for his second day in office, mostly focused on the pandemic. “There’s no time to start like today,” Biden told reporters in the Oval Office before signing the orders. “I’m going to start by keeping the promises I made to the American people.” His orders included reversing the travel ban targeting Muslim countries, stopping the border wall, and several environmental actions. Much of Biden’s first day after being inaugurated will include steps to stop the pandemic. Biden will implement a mask order for travel, give funding to schools, expand vaccine availability and testing, and address the pandemic...
    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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    Lawrence General Hospital RN Delana Asaro pre-draws doses, of the Moderna vaccine in a separate room, to save time at the pods in Lawrence, MA on Jan. 11, 2021.Pat Greenhouse | Boston Globe | Getty Images As the death toll from the coronavirus reaches nearly 2.1 million, countries around the world are racing to vaccinate their populations. But soaring demand and limited supply have them looking for ways to fast track this urgent call to action. As a result, many countries have gone to the World Health Organization requesting compulsory licensing of Covid-19 vaccine patents. The severity of the coronavirus crisis has led many to argue that products for the prevention and treatment of Covid-19 should be global public goods. This "compulsory licensing" approach has gained many followers and has been supported by countries such as South Africa and India. A compulsory license suspends the monopoly effect of a patent...
    The Paris Bourse widened its losses (-1.09%) Friday at midday, weighed down by the prospect of new restrictions to fight the pandemic in Europe, and after bad omen PMI indicators. Around 1:14 p.m., the CAC 40 index sank 60.71 points to 5,530.08 points, after having already fallen by 0.67% the day before. Even renewed concerns elsewhere in Europe, London losing 73%, Frankfurt 0.85% and Milan 1.88%. On Wall Street, futures contracts on the three main indices were preparing for an opening in the red, after new records set by the Nasdaq the day before. Read also: Crash, Biden, vaccines: the words of the year 2020 on the stock market “The stock markets are clearly in the red” this Friday “because of fears that European governments may introduce more stringent restrictions in an attempt to fight the coronavirus,” summarizes David Madden, an analyst at CMC Markets. The European Union called...
    VIDEO0:4500:45Wall Street points to lower open following mixed sessionMorning Report Take a look at some of the biggest movers in the premarket: IBM (IBM) – IBM reported quarterly profit of $2.07 per share, beating the $1.79 a share consensus estimate. Revenue missed Wall Street forecasts, however, as software sales posted a decline as pandemic-induced uncertainty kept some customers from striking long-term deals. The shares dropped more than 7% in premarket trading as of 7:43 a.m. ET. Sierra Wireless (SWIR) – Sierra Wireless CEO Kent Thexton plans to retire on June 30, with the IoT solutions company launching a search for his successor. Thexton became CEO of Sierra Wireless in May 2018. The stock gained nearly 10% in premarket trading as of 7:43 a.m. ET. Schlumberger (SLB) – The oilfield services firm reported quarterly earnings of 22 cents a share, beating estimates by 5 cents a share. Revenue also came in...
    A pair of newlyweds undertook a beautiful gesture for the bride's grandmother, by getting married for the second time so she could attend a private ceremony.  Virginia Cannon, 90, was brought to tears when she watched her granddaughter, also named Virginia, and husband Harvey Sydnor marry through the window of her care facility in Richmond, Virginia.  Harvey, 51, and Virginia, 36, initially tied the knot on October 10, 2020 – but when Virginia's grandmother couldn't attend because of health reasons and the pandemic, the couple wanted to do everything they could to make sure she did not miss out on wedding. 
    Fashion fans unable to holiday amid the Covid-19 pandemic were taken on an adventure by Louis Vuitton yesterday as the label showcased a travel inspired runway collection. Virgil Abloh, artistic director of Louis Vuitton's menswear, looked to the theme of displacement for his AW21 collection, having been inspired by James Baldwin’s novel Stranger in the Village, which is about a black man finding his way in a remote Swiss village. Male models strutted the runway in lavish over-the-top garments, including two men who walked in puffer jackets adorned with 3D renderings of landmarks in Paris and New York. Other models in the fashion show carried silver travel cases and accessorised with huge oversized airplane bags, in a nod to the travel experiences many have missed during the global coronavirus crisis.  Fashion fans unable to holiday amid the Covid-19 pandemic were taken on an adventure by Louis Vuitton yesterday...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — It’s hard enough getting the kids to focus on their e-learning; finding a tutor or after-school activity in a pandemic is a whole other challenge. But as CBS 2’s Tim McNicholas reports, one group on the West Side is giving students a way to nail down their studies after school. It’s not easy to get a kid to close out a computer game, but 11-year-old Anthony Williams will do it to talk about Off The Street Club. “There’s no gun violence. It keep us off the street, and it keep us safe,” Anthony said. It’s a place to study, shoot hoops, or relax with some computer games after school. “When I think about the Off The Street Club, I think about safety and hope,” Anthony said. One goal is to give kids a safe space in West Garfield Park, a neighborhood where just last week a teenager...
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    Japan is privately admitting that the Tokyo 2020 Olympics are doomed, but is still publicly insisting they'll go ahead. The Times of London reported late Thursday that the government had privately agreed that holding the Games amid the coronavirus pandemic was "too difficult." However, on Friday, Japan denied the report, with Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga saying the Games will go ahead as "proof that mankind will have overcome the virus." Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Japan is privately admitting that the Tokyo 2020 Olympics are doomed, but is still publicly insisting they'll go ahead.  According to The Times of London, the Japanese government has privately agreed to cancel the Games, which had already been postponed by a year, with the intention of hosting them in 2032, the next available date for the Games which currently does not have a host city. A senior member of the ruling coalition...
    Alabama basketball coach Nate Oats doesn’t want to see conference tournaments canceled during the coronavirus pandemic. A recent survey done by CBS Sports showed that 27% of D1 coaches think we should cancel the conference tournaments during the pandemic. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) Every conf. tournament is still scheduled to be held. But will they? Should they? Nearly 30% of coaches I polled say no. Many of them in big leagues. Many of them on the record explaining why, and how, teams might try to opt out of league tourneys. Story: https://t.co/NhWTxgDiam — Matt Norlander (@MattNorlander) January 21, 2021 Oats isn’t a fan of the idea, and made that clear during a Thursday interview with Paul Finebaum. Oats correctly pointed out that it’s still a title you can’t rob the players of, and it’s important to keep things as normal as possible....
    Only in CDMX it was reported that from April to September 335 stores closed within shopping malls. January 22, 2021 3 min read This article was translated from our Spanish edition using AI technologies. Errors may exist due to this process. The economic situation generated by the COVID-19 pandemic has caused many companies to suffer great losses of both monetary and human capital. The main affected have been restaurants and tourism. However, there is another industry that unfortunately is not far behind. According to the 2020 Real Estate Report of Lamundi, a real estate platform that is part of the global group EMPG, in the main commercial corridors of Mexico City (CDMX) such as Masaryk, in the Miguel Hidalgo mayor’s office, in December the closure of 32 businesses in luxury including boutiques, wedding dress stores and jewelry stores. According to the...
    EFE Latam Videos Merkel appeals to prevent the spread of mutated viruses to avoid the third wave Berlin, Jan 21 (EFE) .- German Chancellor Angela Merkel appealed today to focus all efforts on preventing the spread of coronavirus mutations in order to avoid a third wave of the pandemic, adding that any decision to reactivate public life should be viewed with extreme caution. In a press conference to analyze the epidemiological situation in Germany, Merkel stressed the need to “slow down as much as possible” the spread of the mutated virus, especially the variant detected for the first time in Great Britain, which means that it is not it can wait until the danger of the mutation “becomes more palpable” in Germany and is reflected in the daily numbers of new infections. “Then it would be too late to avoid a third wave of the pandemic, possibly more stark than...
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    New York : The additional salary payment could be in effect for at least 120 days. Photo: Mario Tama / . Long Beach, California grocery store workers will be able to receive Additional $ 4 per hour by concept of risk pay due to the pandemic of coronavirus. The city council unanimously approved the salary increase on Tuesday, but the final vote is scheduled for February 2. Mayor Robert Garcia wrote in a tweet that the extra money “is a testament to the hard work that supermarket workers have put into being heroes during the pandemic.” Taking a moment in-between watching inaugural events to sign a $ 4 an hour pay increase for grocery and supermarket workers. You have earned this hero pay. Thank you for your hard work. pic.twitter.com/sZhbsukYME – Robert Garcia (@RobertGarcia) January 20, 2021 The salary increase will apply to...
    Mexico reported 1,803 new deaths from the coronavirus in the last 24 hours, the highest number during the pandemic, which the number of fatalities reached 146,174, authorities from the Ministry of Health reported this Thursday. In addition, 22,339 new infections of COVID-19 were recorded, also the maximum in the emergency in the country, for a total of 1,711,283 cases confirmed. Previous highs were 1,584 deaths, on January 19, and 21,366 cases, on January 15. With these figures, Mexico ranks thirteenth in the world in number of infections and remains the fourth country with the most deaths for the pandemic, behind the United States, Brazil and India, according to the US Johns Hopkins University. Since the beginning of the pandemic in Mexico, 4,299,224 patients with a 45% positivity rate, reported the director of Epidemiology, José Luis Alomía, at a press conference. Continuous increase Among the patients studied there are 1,711,283...
    (CNN)President Joe Biden is so far as good as his word to "manage the hell" out of the pandemic, driven by urgency to revive a sickened, struggling nation and the certainty that his entire presidency rests on eradicating Covid-19.Until now, it's been easy for the new President to criticize the Trump administration's obviously negligent and incompetent response to the worst public health crisis in 100 years. But words are no longer enough now that he's behind the Oval Office desk with Americans dreaming of a vaccine and a return to work, family life and travel.Reflecting this pressure, Biden appeared on camera on Thursday, signing a slew of executive orders that showed him in the act of wielding his new power to combat the virus. Seizing the power of the presidency to galvanize action, he issued a detailed new anti-pandemic strategy, pledged a genuine "wartime" effort to expand vaccine distribution, supplies...
    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...
    EFE videos Brazil adds more than a thousand deaths from covid-19 for the third day and exceeds 214,000 Rio de Janeiro, Jan 21 (EFE) .- Brazil registered 1,316 new deaths from covid in the last 24 hours, completing three days in a row with more than a thousand deaths a day and exceeding 214,000 victims since the start of the pandemic , the Government reported this Thursday. According to the latest bulletin from the Ministry of Health, the 1,316 deaths on Thursday are added to the 1,340 on Wednesday and 1,192 on Tuesday, which made the average number of victims in the last 14 days this Thursday at 974 per day. The Ministry of Health also reported that Brazil registered 59,119 new infections in the last 24 hours, completing three days in a row with more than 59,000 daily cases and close to 8.7 million infected since the beginning of...
    New York (CNN Business)"No Time to Die," the latest film in the James Bond series and one of the most anticipated movies of 2021, has been delayed again.The film, which stars Daniel Craig as the stylish spy, was set to open on April 2. But MGM announced on Thursday that it would push the action film to October 8.This is the third time the film has been delayed since the coronavirus pandemic started. It was originally set to open in North American theaters on April 10, 2020.The shifting schedule of "No Time to Die" is a symbol of the pandemic's impact on Hollywood. The 25th film in the Bond series was the first major movie to be delayed because of the pandemic, but it was far from the last.The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted the film industry, causing theaters to shutter for months and pushing audiences to mostly stay away. Blockbusters...
    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...
    New York : Raúl de Molina. Photo: Ethan Miller. / . Raul de Molina, “Fat” The darling of Hispanic television, he gave a lot to talk about when he went out to dinner at a luxurious restaurant in the city of Miami accompanied by his wife, Mily de Molina. While the couple enjoyed some succulent dishes, many of their followers drew strong criticism against them for “Do this in the middle of the pandemic.” –“Hopefully you read this … on the one hand, it’s good that you can enjoy life like that … but many people have nothing to eat. I ask myself, do you help your neighbor? – “Enjoy while you can because the virus runs to rich and poor.” – “There are many people who do not have to eat because of this pandemic and you do it.” – “While some of us...
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    The new President of the United States must honor his electoral promises, defeat a pandemic and resurgent domestic terrorism, but the indictment of Donald Trump in the Senate and the antagonism of Russia could come to thwart his ambitions. correspondent in New York Lhe party was beautiful, very beautiful even, in the opinion of elected Democrats and Republicans mixed who had the chance to attend. This inauguration ceremony of the 46th President of the United States, Joe Biden, promised to be a gloomy one, with the threats of an attack from the far-right and the social distancing required by the covid pandemic (408,000 deaths across the country). Atlantic). It did not happen. Superb panorama facing the Capitol and the 190,000 American flags planted in the ground to honor the public kept at a safe distance, polished choreography, exceptional and inspired speakers, from Lady Gaga...
    GLEN COVE, Long Island (WABC) -- A 22-year-old woman from Cambria Heights who has been hospitalized since the start of the pandemic and unable to be physically near her family finally got to see them on Thursday as she was released from a rehabilitation facility.Chynna Roberson, a student at Queensborough Community College studying Health Sciences, suffered a series of strokes last February and was hospitalized. The strokes were caused by an abnormal tangle of blood vessels in her brain. It's a rare condition called arteriovenous malformation, which is usually hidden, but present since birth.After emerging from a six-week long coma, she was admitted to Emerge Nursing and Rehabilitation in Glen Cove for extensive rehabilitation. Roberson couldn't talk, walk or eat on her own."With COVID it's been really hard not being able to see her, hug her, not being able to go inside, speaking through glass," said Ajee Roberson, Roberson's sister."It's...
    The president of U.S, Joe biden, on his first day as president, signed executive actions to face the pandemic of the Covid-19 that has hit the country hard. During the event, Biden detailed that the use of mask and expand testing to detect contagion for him coronavirus. ▶ ️ Stay informed on our Google News channel Likewise, the president said on Thursday that passengers arriving in the United States will have to go through a quarantine upon arrival in the country, as part of a series of decrees to contain the pandemic. « In addition to the use of masks, all those who travel to the United States from another country must take a test before getting on the plane and quarantine when they arrive, » he reported Biden at a conference at the White House. The requirement of a test had already been ordered by the...
    The director of the Center for the Coordination of Health Alerts and Emergencies, Fernando Simón, has considered this Thursday that not to administer the second dose to people who have injected the first without belonging to the priority groups it would be to make the mistake of committing “two mistakes in a row.” This is what he has said in his usual press conference on Thursdays to give an account of the evolution of the pandemic when asked about the order that the president of the Generalitat Valenciana, Ximo Puig, in order not to administer the second dose of vaccine to those who have received the first in an irregular manner and not complying with established protocols. “They will have to assume the responsibility that they have to assume, but I would consider as an epidemiologist that it would be a mistake to make two mistakes in a row“,...
    New York : Travelers to the US will have new restrictions. Photo: KENA BETANCUR / . President Joe biden signed 10 executive orders to strengthen the fight against the coronavirus, among which it indicates that all foreign travelers must show a negative test to COVID-19 before moving to the United States and following US soil quarantine rules. “This Executive Order also requires international travelers to submit a negative COVID-19 test before departing for the United States.”, indicates. “And that they comply with the CDC guidelines for self-isolation and self-quarantine upon arrival.” The president indicates in his guidelines that domestic travelers must wear masks at airports and other means of public transport, including trains, airplanes, maritime vessels and intercity buses. “The Executive Order also calls for consideration of additional public health measures on domestic travel and consultation with foreign governments and other...
    New York : Travelers to the US will have new restrictions. Photo: KENA BETANCUR / . President Joe biden signed 10 executive orders to strengthen the fight against the coronavirus, among which it indicates that all foreign travelers must show a negative test to COVID-19 before moving to the United States and following US soil quarantine rules. “This Executive Order also requires international travelers to submit a negative COVID-19 test before departing for the United States.”, indicates. “And that they comply with the CDC guidelines for self-isolation and self-quarantine upon arrival.” The president indicates in his guidelines that domestic travelers must wear masks at airports and other means of public transport, including trains, airplanes, maritime vessels and intercity buses. “The Executive Order also calls for consideration of additional public health measures on domestic travel and consultation with foreign governments and other interested parties to implement...
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    Nurse Dawn Duran administers a dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to Jeremy Coran during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Pasadena, California, U.S., January 12, 2021.Mario Anzuoni | Reuters Exactly one year ago today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed the first case on U.S. soil of a new coronavirus scientists were then calling 2019-nCoV. Since then, the country has recorded more than 24 million cases and more than 400,000 deaths, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University, and a new president takes office amid warnings that the pandemic will get worse before it improves. But public health experts, doctors, scientists and leaders from industry and government say the past year has taught us a lot about the virus — and how those lessons can be applied to try to slow the pandemic now. Their takeaways ranged from findings about the virus itself, and...
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    January 21, 2021 12:32 PM | With information from EFE 15 minutes. The President of the United States (USA), Joe Biden, published his response plan to COVID-19 on Thursday in the absence of one of the administration of his predecessor, Donald Trump. The proposal includes 10 decrees and the involvement of the Pentagon. The 23-page plan disclosed by Biden’s team expands on the initiatives carried out so far and details the measures designed to control COVID-19 and help the country’s recovery. The US is the worst hit in the world by the coronavirus, with 24.4 million confirmed cases and 406,196 deaths. According to the television network CNN, upon arrival at the White House, Biden’s team found that the Trump Administration did not have a vaccine distribution plan against COVID-19. Therefore, they must do it from scratch. Biden’s plan against COVID-19 aims to accelerate the rate of vaccination of Americans. Specifically,...
    The United States will join the COVAX platform today, created by the World Health Organization (WHO), to guarantee an equitable distribution of vaccines against COVID-19 throughout the world, announced the US delegation before the Executive Commission of the organization . Scientist Anthony Fauci, representative of the new Joe Biden Administration before the committee, assured that the US “will join the international work on the pandemic, and for this reason the president will publish today a directive that contemplates the US incorporation into the program COVAX “. Fauci made this announcement just hours after Biden notified the United Nations Secretary General, António Guterres, and the WHO Director General, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, that the United States was canceling plans to leave the international health body. The expert told the WHO commission that “the US will continue with its financial obligations to the organization” and with technical collaboration at all levels, to contribute...
    Given his passion for portraying reality, filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar has taken a keen interest in the aftermath of lockdown. Now that the Corona pandemic is showing some definite signs of regression, Bhandarkar will revisit the tough times in his film titled India Lockdown, where he will portray various issues such as massive migrations of labourer back to their small towns from the megacities and the perils the pandemic posed in India, for which he has also locked the cast. But the larger question that lingers in our curious heads is this: Will the National award-winning director showcase the tale as is, given the sensitivity of the topic without dramatizing it too much? The Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives: Madhur Bhandarkar Accepts Karan Johar’s Apology, Wishes to Move Forward and Leave Things Here (Read Statement) The 52-year-old director, we gather has put together a cast comprising Prateik Babbar, Sai Tamhankar, Shweta Basu...
    Dr. Anthony Fauci is officially back in the fold and will attend the White House press briefing on Thursday after being told by President Joe Biden that America will rejoin the World Health Organization as part of his plan to fight COVID once and for all.  Fauci told WHO officials at a virtual meeting at 4.10am on Thursday that he had been told by the new administration the US was going to continue with its financial commitments.  The US is by far the WHO's largest donor.  It gives $237million a year in fees and pledged an additional $635million for special projects between 2018 and 2019.  Trump announced in April that he was ending the contributions. He blamed the WHO for not warning the world about COVID when it was running rampant in China. The US was meant to officially withdraw in July.   Biden, in one of his first acts as President...
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    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...
    Among the flurry of executive actions that President Joe Biden signed in his first day in office is a requirement that people wear masks inside federal buildings, while Americans are being urged to wear facial coverings for 100 days. The idea is to contain the coronavirus and save lives, but there could be a secondary benefit: a boost to the economy. A national mask mandate could add $1 trillion to the nation's GDP,  according to a recent UCLA study. That's because the spread of infections could be reduced to zero if used universally and in combination with other public health measures such as contact tracing, the authors found. Other research from researchers at Washington University in St. Louis found that communities where mask wearing was mandated benefited from a 5% boost in consumer spending as people felt safer to shop. But the question is whether Mr. Biden's mask order goes far enough...
    London (CNN Business)Stocks have reached records on hopes that stimulus spending and vaccination programs will trigger a recovery in corporate earnings later this year. But for companies like United Airlines (UAL), the situation is only becoming more dire.What's happening: The airline told investors after markets closed on Wednesday that its losses are mounting and emphasized plans to keep cutting costs. Shares are down more than 2% in premarket trading.Such news is in sharp contrast to the view from the broader market. The S&P 500 and tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite both hit all-time highs on Wednesday as tech stocks continued their ascent. Of particular note was Netflix (NFLX), whose shares rallied nearly 17% on Wednesday after the company said it had passed 200 million subscribers as people stayed home during the pandemic. It's considering using extra cash to fund stock buybacks. "After internet access, Netflix may be the most important subscription we...
    (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...
    January 21, 2021 7:19 AM | With information from DPA and EFE 15 minutes. The United States (USA) will join the COVAX platform this Thursday, created by the World Health Organization (WHO) to guarantee an equitable distribution of vaccines against COVID-19 throughout the world. This was announced by the US delegation to the Executive Committee of the organization. Scientist Anthony Fauci, representative of the new Joe Biden Administration before the committee, assured that The US “will join the international work for the pandemic. For this reason, the president will publish a directive that contemplates the incorporation of the United States into the COVAX program. “ Fauci made this announcement a few hours after Biden notified the Secretary General of the United Nations (UN), António Guterres, and the Director General of the WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, that the US was canceling plans to leave the international health body. The expert told...
    Coronavirus updates: Vaccine shortages complicate US response; Joe Biden targets COVID-19 relief on first day as president The Latest: Fauci vows full US engagement with WHO The Gender Pay Gap Has Been Slowly Closing for Years. Will 2021 Erase That Progress? © Getty Images The Gender Pay Gap Has Been Slowly Closing for Years. Will 2021 Erase That Progress? Frustrating data shows that the 'new normal' may widen the pay gap. As a business leader you can change that. Load Error Covid-19 has been brutal on just about everyone, but it's been particularly miserable for working women who have been hit with a double whammy. First, women are overrepresented in industries like hospitality and retail that have been particularly hard hit by the pandemic. And second, as women still do the lion's share of caregiving, more of them have been pushed out of the workforce when the virus...
    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...
    (CNN)Dave Russell is a light sleeper, but he never had any issues sharing a bed with his girlfriend, Izzy James, before the pandemic. Things began to change in March. Lockdown significantly altered Russell's daily life. Like many people, he started working from home and limiting his contact with others, and he began to struggle to sleep through the night. Before the coronavirus, Russell and James would spend most of their working days apart in separate offices outside their home. For the last nine months, the two have both been working from their studio apartment in London."We were literally sitting opposite each other for the whole day, and then when the workday was finished, we would just move to the sofa," he told CNN. "It felt like we were in the same room all of the time." Because they were.Dave Russell (right), shown with his partner, Izzy James (left), struggled to...
    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...
    The daily report raised by the Ministry of Health of the Nation reflects a stability in daily infections. Therefore, the Buenos Aires official Fernan Quirós He said that « in the last 5 to 7 days, infections due to the coronavirus pandemic have stabilized and decreased slightly ». «In the seven-day moving average, from December 10 to 12 we had a very important acceleration of cases, until we reached the average value of 1,300. In the last week we have decreased 200 cases per day on average. There is a change in trend, « he explained. During the press conference, Fernán Quirós differentiated himself from the diagnosis of the Buenos Aires governor Axel Kicillof, which attributed the decline in cases to nighttime restrictions. For the Buenos Aires government, There was a greater impact having passed the stage of the end of the year celebrations, which coincides with a greater number of private social...
    Anti-fascist protesters vandalize Oregon Democrats office on Biden inaugural day Key moments from the inauguration of President Joe Biden The Midwestern state where parents pay the most for childcare © kate_sept2004 kids and dad Child care costs were already high pre-coronavirus pandemic, but they’ve only gotten more expensive. The COVID-19 crisis is costing center-based child care providers an extra 41% annually per child — $14,117, up from $9,977 pre-pandemic. The spike in costs for these care providers impacts households with children younger than 5 especially hard. To find the full extent of that impact, LendingTree researchers used Center for American Progress data on costs for center-based child care providers and data from Child Care Aware of America on household child care costs to quantify the effect on households.Key findings Indiana households with children younger than 5 put 20% of their income — on average — toward child care, the...
    Anti-fascist protesters vandalize Oregon Democrats office on Biden inaugural day Key moments from the inauguration of President Joe Biden 45 Winter Activities for Kids That the Pandemic Hasn’t Ruined Winter is here, the pandemic drags on, and yet, kids still need to burn off energy somehow. With limited access to the places we relied on in past years (remember museums?), it’s time to get creative. Combatting winter stir-craziness is a long game, and having a few new go-to winter activities for kids can help those long, dark days inside feel less bleak. This list of COVID-safe activities includes some ways to get kids outside (which helps build strong bones and regulate the circadian rhythm), a few doable crafts that won’t ruin your house or make you lose your mind, and a handful of winter rituals that no childhood is complete without. Just remember that unstructured play is also really...
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