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    LONDON (AP) — A major British doctors’ group is says the U.K. government should “urgently review” it’s decision to give people a second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine up to 12 weeks after the first, rather than the shorter gap recommended by the manufacturer and the World Health Organization. The U.K., which has Europe’s...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s a proven political strategy: Underpromise and overdeliver. President Joe Biden, in his first three days in office, has painted a bleak picture of the country’s immediate future, warning Americans that it will take months, not weeks, to reorient a nation facing a historic convergence of crises. The dire language is meant...
    A team of American researchers has published a preliminary study that suggests that reinfected patients by Covid-19they would not infect again the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. In this research, published in bioRxiv and which has not yet been peer reviewed, scientists from the Veterinary School of Kansas State University (USA) have verified in cats if these...
    ▶ Watch Video: Trump COVID task force coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx says she “always” considered quitting Dr. Deborah Birx, the former coordinator of the Trump White House’s Coronavirus Task Force, says nothing in her four decades of public service prepared her for the chaotic Trump White House or the politically charged handling of the pandemic,...
    WUHAN, China (AP) — A year ago, a notice sent to smartphones in Wuhan at 2 a.m. announced the world’s first coronavirus lockdown that would last 76 days. Early Saturday morning, residents in the central Chinese city where the virus was first detected were jogging and practicing tai chi in a fog-shrouded park beside...
    Veteran actress and a popular face from the 90s, Mira Furlan breathed her last on January 20. The actress’ team updated this sad news on her Twitter handle yesterday (Jan 22). Her family also confirmed Mira’s death and told BBC News that the Croatian actress died due to complications with West Nile Virus. “She was a...
    LONDON (AP) — There is some evidence that a new coronavirus variant first identified in southeast England carries a higher risk of death than the original strain, the British government’s chief scientific adviser said Friday -- though he stressed that the data is uncertain Patrick Vallance told a news conference that "there is evidence that...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Another face, another name, another life taken by the coronavirus.Leslie Hagan-Morgan was a prominent community activist in South Los Angeles.For his family, he was also the guy who always put others first."He was so loving, he did not care about himself enough, he cared about everyone else, he took such good...
    With the number of new coronavirus cases in California finally slowing after a devastating holiday season, officials are worried about two factors that could send cases spiking again: lockdown-weary residents and the newly vaccinated letting down their guard. “Fatigue is setting in,” said San Mateo County Board President David Canepa. “People always try to seek...
    HONG KONG (AP) — Thousands of Hong Kong residents were locked down Saturday in an unprecedented move to contain a worsening outbreak in the city, authorities said. Hong Kong has been grappling to contain a fresh wave of the coronavirus since November. Over 4,300 cases have been recorded in the last two months, making up...
    Reuters January 22, 2021 0 Comments U.S. President Joe Biden on Friday ordered the faster issuance of pandemic stimulus checks to needy families and increased food aid for children who normally rely on school meals, an effort to ease Americans’ burdens while Congress negotiates over his proposed $1.9 trillion economic stimulus package. In the...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – As we previously reported, New York and surrounding areas are wondering if they will have enough vaccine to meet the demand. Still there are questions: Why not vaccinate young people who are out and about, and will the vaccine keep you from transmitting COVID to others? CBS2’s Dr. Max Gomez has...
    BERLIN (AP) — The death toll from the coronavirus in Germany has passed 50,000, a number that has risen swiftly over recent weeks even as infection figures are finally declining. The country’s disease control center, the Robert Koch Institute, said Friday that another 859 deaths were reported over the past 24 hours, taking the total...
    Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, laughs while speaking in the James Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) It’s been a big few days for Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious...
    MILLIONS of people are being tested for Covid in Beijing after three new cases in the Chinese capital amid fears of a new outbreak. Provinces around the country have been ordered to set up mass quarantine centres to deal with suspected cases as tens of millions of people were plunged into lockdown again. ???? Read...
    BEIRUT (AP) — Death stalks the corridors of Beirut’s Rafik Hariri University Hospital, where losing multiple patients in one day to COVID-19 has become the new normal. On Friday, the mood among the staff was even more solemn as a young woman lost the battle with the virus. There was silence as the woman, barely...
    BRITAIN was on target to hit its mammoth jabs target last night with 285 receiving a dose every minute. Official figures revealed 409,855 Brits got their first jab yesterday — taking the total to 5.4million nationally. ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 6Britain is set to hit the...
    Nearly a year to the day after the Chinese city of Wuhan went into lockdown to contain a virus that had already escaped, President Joe Biden began putting into effect a new war plan for fighting the outbreak in the U.S., Germany topped 50,000 deaths, and Britain closed in on 100,000. The anniversary of the...
    The number of active COVID-19 cases continues to drop in Rockland, though the county reported several new virus-related deaths over the past few days. Health officials in Rockland are monitoring 2,477 active COVID-19 cases as of Friday, Jan. 22, down from 2,811 on Wednesday, Jan. 20 as the virus continues to surge through the Hudson...
    The World Health Organization (W.H.O.), on the day President Joe Biden took office, released new coronavirus testing guidelines for laboratories worldwide that may result in fewer infections reported by health officials. On Inauguration Day, the W.H.O. issued the new directives for the commonly used PCR testing in the form of a “medical product alert,” indicating that...
    WUHAN, China (AP) — The Chinese city of Wuhan is looking back on a year since it was placed under a 76-day lockdown beginning Jan. 23, 2020. It was the most extreme step taken up to that point against the coronavirus. China presents the lockdown as a huge sacrifice that bought the rest of the...
    Here’s what’s happening Friday with the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S.: THREE THINGS TO KNOW TODAY — Advocacy groups are warning that immigrants in the U.S. may be some of the most difficult people during the national drive to vaccinate the population against the virus. Some immigrants in the country illegally fear that information taken...
    California’s jobless rate surged in December as the coronavirus pandemic spun out of control and statewide restrictions forced more businesses to shut down, throwing tens of thousands of workers onto unemployment rolls. Nine percent of Californians counted themselves out of work in December, up from 8.1% in November, state officials reported. The rise marked a...
    Guardiola unhappy with threat to domestic leagues Going Green? The Pros Swear By These Homemade Cleaning Solutions JBS to Give Bonus to U.S. Workers for Getting Virus Vaccine (Bloomberg) -- U.S. employees of Brazilian-owned meatpacker JBS SA and its subsidiary, Pilgrim’s Pride Corp., will get a $100 bonus if they opt for the Covid-19...
    LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Ambulances waiting to deliver COVID-19 patients queued outside hospital emergency departments Friday as Portugal’s COVID-19 surge continued unabated, adding a new record of daily deaths for the fifth day in a row. The number of COVID-19 hospitalizations and patients in intensive care also reached new highs over the previous 24 hours,...
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    WUHAN, China — Two new films about Wuhan were released Friday, the eve of the anniversary of the start of a 76-day lockdown in the central Chinese city where the coronavirus was first detected. How they were released and who their audiences are stand in stark contrast. The first, a state-backed film praising Wuhan’s...
    (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...
    BORIS Johnson tonight warned the end of lockdown remains an "open question" as he insisted Brits will live with coronavirus for "a long while" yet. The Prime Minister said he would take a cautious approach when easing restrictions in a bid to avoid a resurgence of the spread. ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for...
    Getty Actress Mira Furlan died on January 20, 2021 at age 65. Mira Furlan, best known for playing the role Minbari Ambassador Delenn on the hit ’90s sci-fi series Babylon 5 and Danielle Rousseau on Lost, died on January 20, 2021, which was first announced by the actress’ official Twitter account. She was...
    BERLIN (AP) — Google says it has banned a prominent German user of its YouTube video platform who had repeatedly posted false claims about the coronavirus outbreak. Google said Friday that a YouTube channel known as KenFM was no longer available and that the person operating it would not be allowed to start another. “We...
    An astonishing 371 law enforcement officers have died from the novel coronavirus in the U.S., with nearly 95 of those COVID-19 deaths reported in Texas alone, statistics released Friday show. The National Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) reported that as of Friday, 93 law enforcement officers in Texas have died of COVID-19. The Lone Star State’s...
    More On: china Elderly joy-rider takes toy car home from work Chinese media reportedly blames US lab for COVID-19 Experts say it’ll take 15 more days to reach trapped mine workers in China Twitter locks Chinese embassy’s account over tweet WUHAN, China — Two new films about Wuhan were released Friday, the eve of...
    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced Friday that the U.K. variant of the coronavirus appears to be more deadly than the original virus. It "now appears there is some evidence that the new variant... may be associated with a higher degree of mortality," Johnson said in a Friday press conference.  But Britain's Chief Medical Officer,...
    SCIENTISTS have no clue whether lockdown will be lifted in 2021, despite the vaccine roll-out, Sage documents show. A paper published today suggests that easing restrictions too early could lead to another wave of Covid, and cause tens of thousands more deaths. ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Minnesota health officials have reported an additional 1,525 cases of COVID and 21 deaths on Friday. The new numbers from the Minnesota Department of Health bring the state’s total case count to 452,268, while 6,032 people have died. Over 63% of the deaths have occurred in long-term care facilities, the demographic most...
    The number of active COVID-19 cases in Orange County has ticked back up to nearly 3,000 as the Hudson Valley continues contending with the second surge of the virus. Orange County health officials are monitoring 2,836 active COVID-19 cases as of Friday, Jan. 22 after seeing the number drop to approximately 2,500 earlier in the...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) — As COVID-19 continues to spread across Florida, the nation and the world, a team of researchers at Florida International University have trained detector dogs to identify the virus. Dogs have highly developed senses of smell. That’s why FIU’s International Forensic Research Institute is using its decades of experience researching and identifying odors...
    A COVIDIOT who visited a brothel was among hundreds of people fined for breaking lockdown rules in Kent - the county where a mutant super-infectious strain of coronavirus was first detected. Cops have revealed three women trying to hide in cupboards were among the 700 hit with financial penalties for flouting the law. ???? Read...
    Intel drops 9% after a reported hack forced the chipmaker to release its 4th-quarter earnings early 2021 Porsche Panamera Priced, and New, More Powerful Models Are Here These $19k SUVs Will Make You Trade in Your Car Ad Microsoft Full...
    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 New York Times Variants arising from the coronavirus could present difficulties for vaccines The steady roll of reports of new variants of the coronavirus – first in the UK, then in South Africa, Brazil and the United States – has sparked a new concern: Will vaccines protect against these altered versions of the virus?...
    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...
    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,...
    One year after the world media started reporting on cases of a deadly virus in China, the British government has said it is “considering” sealing its borders. Environment Secretary George Eustace told Sky News on Friday that “everything is always kept under review”, when asked whether the government would shut down the UK’s external borders to...