400,000

January 19, 2021
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Today, one day before the presidential inauguration, the United States registered its 400,000th death to COVID-19. As confirmation, since March 2020, at least 400,000 more Americans have died than would have in a normal year, a sign of the broad devastation wrought by the coronavirus pandemic. An analysis of mortality…

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UK goes on lockdown

January 4, 2021
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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson reimposed a lockdown in England on Monday as a more transmissible variant of Covid-19 fuels a surge in infections and hospitalizations in the country. “It is clear that we need to do more to bring this new variant under control,” Johnson said. “That means the…

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2020: a difficult year

January 1, 2021
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Every New Years Eve, we hope that the end of the year will be a time to celebrate the past twelve months while looking forward to the promise of an even better year to come. Unfortunately, this year seems to be ending on a note of frustration and the next…

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Drug overdoses rising

December 21, 2020
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The U.S. CDC released grim statistics suggesting more than 80,000 drug overdoses occurred over the course of a single year, ending in March 2020.

​ CDC Director Redfield cites the pandemic as exacerbating the problem.

​ While deaths related to COVID-19 reach record highs in the U.S., new data from the U.S.…

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Canada halts UK flights

December 21, 2020
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Canada has become the latest country to halt flights from the UK following the discovery of a new variant of Covid-19, which is said by officials to spread faster than others. The new coronavirus variant, which prompted the UK government to impose a Tier 4 lockdown in London and southeastern…

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FDA gives go-ahead

December 12, 2020
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The US Food and Drug Administration has authorized Pfizer and BioNTech’s coronavirus vaccine for emergency use in the United States. The FDA announced on Friday that an EUA had been granted, following the recommendation of its Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee. On Thursday, 17 committee members voted yes…

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Canada authorizes Pfizer vaccine

December 11, 2020
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Health Canada has announced that the vaccine made by US drugmaker Pfizer and Germany’s BioNTech is authorised. “Canadians can feel confident that the review process was rigorous and that we have strong monitoring systems in place. Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada will closely monitor the safety…

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VACCINE ERA BEGINS

December 3, 2020
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As of today, the first western vaccine has been approved for widespread distribution – by the UK.

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Pfizer vaccine in UK

December 3, 2020
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The United Kingdom has become the first Western nation to authorize a Covid-19 vaccine, a landmark moment in the coronavirus pandemic that paves the way for the first doses to be rolled out across the country next week. “Help is on the way,” Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced Wednesday morning,…

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250,000 DEAD

November 18, 2020
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Imagine if the entire city of Reno, Nevada, was pronounced dead. As of today, the United States has lost 250,000 Americans to COVID-19, the equivalent of all the citizens of Reno. Simultaneously, current hospitalizations in the U.S. stand at just under 70,000. Even India, with a population of 1.35 billion…

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