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    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...
    New applications for U.S. unemployment benefits dropped slightly last week, but remain at a historically high level that points to further job cuts in a raging pandemic. For the week ending January 16, 900,000 people filed for unemployment, a decrease of 26,000 from the prior week's revised level, according to Labor Department data on Thursday. The...
    A video clip circulated on social media last week showing people with disabilities being forcibly removed by police from a congressional hearing. The caption, clearly designed to garner outrage: “Disabled Trump supporters get arrested for storming U.S. Capitol.” Two days later, Reuters ran a fact-checking piece that identified the clip as a 2017 Senate hearing on...
    Madison Summers January 21, 2021 0 Comments The Biden administration is reversing a decision made by President Donald Trump’s administration to withdraw from the World Health Organization (WHO). During a virtual WHO Executive Board Meeting on Thursday around 4 a.m. EST, Fauci said, “I join my fellow representatives in thanking the World Health Organization...
    (CNN)President Joe Biden's first full day in office Thursday will focus on getting the Covid-19 pandemic under control, rolling out his national strategy that includes several executive actions related to vaccinations and testing in hopes of moving the federal response in a different direction.The day after being sworn-in, Biden plans to sign at least 10...
    VIDEO3:0603:06Weekly jobless claims total 900,000, vs 925,000 estimateSquawk Box Americans continued to hit the unemployment line last week in large numbers as the ongoing surge of Covid cases added to America's unemployment problem. Jobless claims totaled 900,000 for the week ended Jan. 16, the Labor Department reported Thursday. That was slightly less than the Dow...
    CHICAGO (CBS)– The U.S. Department of Labor estimates 108,892 new unemployment claims were filed during the week of Jan 11 in Illinois, according to the DOL’s weekly claims report released Thursday. While this number is based on advanced estimates, the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) will be releasing a final number later Thursday. Illinois’...
    He Wednesday, January 20 it became a black day for Madrid. To the uncontrolled increase in infections and deaths from Covid-19, there was an explosion that took place on Toledo Street in the capital. Further, in the program Four a day, the news broke that a man had caused panic in the US Capitol...
    With the UK now in its third lockdown, many Brits are itching for restrictions to be eased and for life to return to 'normal.' Now, a new study has revealed why some people are more likely to follow Covid-19 restrictions than others. The findings indicate that people's adherence to Covid-19 restrictions is more heavily influenced...
    The best rookie seasons from NFL running backs This Is Where You Should Really Take Your Temperature to Detect COVID Premarket: The pandemic stock market divide isnt going away 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...
    Elad GilPatrick T. Fallon | Bloomberg | Getty Images In 13 years as a start-up investor, Elad Gil has backed some of the era's biggest tech breakouts, such as Airbnb, Instacart, Stripe and Square. He also co-founded genomics company Color, drawing on his Ph.D. in biology and previous work in virology labs. Late last year,...
    London (CNN)The organizers of Glastonbury have announced that Britain's famous music festival will be canceled for a second consecutive year amid the coronavirus pandemic -- an ominous move for live music promoters and artists ahead of an uncertain summer."In spite of our efforts to move Heaven & Earth, it has become clear that we simply...
    The ECB reiterates its commitment to supporting the economy during the pandemic
    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...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Sue the T-Rex and the rest of the dinosaurs at Chicago's Field Museum are ready to welcome members back.The museum will reopen Thursday and Friday for members only after closing because of the coronavirus pandemic.RELATED: Chicago Field Museum scientist who died of COVID-19 served as inspiration to many, coworkers sayThursday and Friday...
    Frederick County schools will resume their winter sports season Monday after the Maryland school district suspended practice earlier this month due to a local surge in coronavirus cases. Winter sports will resume on Monday, Jan. 25, Frederick County Public Schools said Wednesday, after consulting with county health officials. One week of intrasquad scrimmages will be...
    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...
    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...
    GLASTONBURY has been officially cancelled for a second year running. The Sun revealed last month that the chances of staging Glastonbury, which is famous around the world, were all but dead. 6Glastonbury Festival has been cancelled for the second year in a rowCredit: PA:Press Association And now the festival has confirmed that the five-day festival...
    (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...
    A judge in Honolulu on Wednesday dismissed charges against Jerome AdamsJerome AdamsSurgeon General Jerome Adams says Biden transition asked him to resign Biden expected to ask surgeon general to resign after inauguration ceremony: report Nebraska governor wrong on immigrant vaccinations MORE for allegedly violating local coronavirus restrictions, the same day he resigned from his position...
    Comparing and contrasting the coronavirus and 1918 flu pandemics through images EXPLAINER: Whats next for WHO after US takes steps to stay IOC chief says no plan B for Tokyo Olympics: Kyodo News The virus-delayed Tokyo Olympics will go ahead this summer, and there is "no plan B", International Olympic Committee chief Thomas Bach...
    Bloomberg Five things to know to start your day (Bloomberg) – Biden’s new approach to the pandemic, unemployment benefit claims data, and European Central Bank decision day Busy start US President Joe Biden yesterday began reversing some of the policies of the previous Administration almost immediately after the inauguration ceremony. Today he will begin to...
    SIMI VALLEY (KABC) -- Like many other martial arts schools in Southern California, the Martial Motion Academy in Simi Valley, has closed -- a casualty of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic.Rene Susim had dozens of students enrolled in his after school program. When the pandemic hit and schools transitioned to online learning, most of his business...
    (CNN)US President Joe Biden assumed office yesterday, tearing up his predecessor's legacy as he made the pandemic his priority. After being sworn in as President, Biden referred to Covid-19 as a "once in a century virus that silently stalks the country," during his inauguration speech. "We'll press forward with speed and urgency, for we have...
    Reuters January 21, 2021 0 Comments Joe Biden was sworn in as president of the United States on Wednesday, offering a message of unity and restoration to a deeply divided country reeling from a battered economy and a raging coronavirus pandemic that has killed more than 400,000 Americans. Standing on the steps of the...
    Reuters January 21, 2021 0 Comments President Joe Biden will sign 10 executive orders on Thursday to fight the coronavirus pandemic, including directing that disaster funds be used to help reopen schools and requiring that people wear masks on planes and buses, officials said. Biden, a Democrat who took over from Republican President Donald...
    GENEVA (AP) — The Biden administration has taken quick steps to keep the United States in the World Health Organization and reinforce financial and staffing support for it — part of his ambition to launch a full-throttle effort to fight the COVID-19 pandemic in partnership with the world. Biden, just hours after his inauguration Wednesday,...
    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch opposition lawmakers slammed the government’s plan to introduce a curfew to rein in the spread of the coronavirus during a debate about the measure Thursday, calling it a disproportionate restriction of freedom and questioning its effectiveness. The comments during a debate in parliament underscored growing frustration at months of...
    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...
    Geneva — In a dramatic turnaround, the Biden administration thanked the World Health Organization Thursday for leading the global pandemic response and vowed to remain a member state. "Under trying circumstances, this organization has rallied the scientific and research and development community to accelerate vaccines, therapies and diagnostics," Dr. Anhony Fauci, who's been named President...
    Christina Ricci was granted a domestic violence restraining order against husband James Heerdegen Wednesday in Los Angeles after telling the court she 'found herself trapped in a house with a violent abuser' amid the coronavirus lockdown. The actress, 40, told the court that Heerdegen has assaulted her on multiple occasions, TMZ reported, leaving her in fear...
    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...
    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norway’s government said Thursday it will help ailing low-cost carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle – a U-turn from its previous refusal to do so – as long as the company manages to raise 4.5 billion kroner ($529 million) from other investors. Trade Minister Iselin Nyboe said the government is now open to...
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai’s tourism department Thursday announced an immediate halt to all live entertainment at hotels and restaurants, a day after suspending non-urgent surgeries at hospitals to deal with an influx of COVID-19 patients. Both decisions come after months of Dubai promoting itself as the ideal pandemic-friendly vacation spot while...
    A day after being sworn in, President Joe Biden is rolling out a national strategy to fight COVID-19, reopen the nation’s schools and restart the U.S. economy. His plan calls for an expansion of coronavirus testing, accelerated vaccine distribution and new action to prepare for future biological threats. The plan is tied to a $1.9...
    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...
    President Joe Biden signs executive orders in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, after his inauguration as the 46th President of the United States, U.S., January 20, 2021.Tom Brenner | Reuters On his first full day in office, President Joe Biden released the details of his sweeping plan to combat the coronavirus,...
    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...
    . The profitability of housing in Spain rises despite the pandemic Jan 19 (.) – The return obtained by investors who put their money in the Spanish housing sector stood at 6.8% in 2020, slightly above the 6.6% of 2019, despite a difficult environment in some market segments and geographies due to the COVID-19 pandemic....
    (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...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) – Action on the COVID-19 pandemic from President Joe Biden can’t come soon enough for Bay Area doctors, as California faces issues with its vaccine rollout and a new threat from a variant of the coronavirus. Hours after his inauguration at the U.S. Capitol, Mr. Biden signed a series of executive...
    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...
    DAVID MOYES says the sight of the NHS creaking under pressure and football clubs facing bankruptcy is making him think hard about demanding a fortune to sign a new striker. West Ham have climbed to the fringes of the top four and the addition of a new goalscorer could provide a massive boost in the...
    Washington, United States – Democrat Joe Biden was sworn in on Wednesday as the 46th president of the United States, and made an emotional call for « unity » in a ceremony marked by the pandemic and the absence of his predecessor Donald Trump, who left Washington about hours before heading to Florida. « Today is a...
    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank is looking at a darkening picture for the economy as infections and deaths surge. With more than a trillion euros of pandemic stimulus still in the pipeline, President Christine Lagarde is expected to underline Thursday that the bank has the means keep credit affordable and support the...
              Governor Bill Lee was appointed the co-chair of the National Governors Association’s (NGA) Pandemic and Disaster Response Task Force on Wednesday. The other chair selected was Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont. Lee and Lamont will oversee the Federal Emergency Management administration (FEMA), the National Guard, cybersecurity, healthcare, and all issues...
            by Nyamekye Daniel  Georgia’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic should be strong and swift, the state’s fiscal economist said Tuesday. Georgia’s economy has been supported by federal aid, a recovering job market and business owners’ improvisation, state economist Jeffrey Dorfman told the House and Senate appropriations committees during a...
    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...
    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...