President and Vice-President of the United States observing the 500,000th death from Covid in the U.S.A.

500,000 DEAD

February 22, 2021
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Today, President and Dr. Biden, accompanied by Vice-President Harris and Mr. Emhoff, solemnly commemorated the passing of 500,000 Americans to COVID-19. In a very solemn speech, the President tried to give the country both comfort and warning. The road ahead, according to the President, will still be difficult and require…

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WILMINGTON, DE - DECEMBER 23: President-Elect Joe Biden arrives to announce Miguel Cardona as his nominee for Education Secretary at the Queen theatre on December 23, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware. Cardona, the Connecticut Education Commissioner, will face the urgent task of planning to reopen schools safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Joshua Roberts/Getty Images)

Double masking works

February 11, 2021
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According the the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, double masking can block 92% of infectious particles. Researchers have concluded that layering a cloth mask over a medical procedural mask, such as a disposable blue surgical mask, can block 92.5% of potentially infectious particles from escaping by creating a tighter fit…

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Pfizer mRNA facility in Massachusetts

Pfizer to cut production time in half

February 9, 2021
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Pfizer has announced its intention to cut in half the time it takes to produce COVID-19 vaccine from 110 days to an average of 60 as it makes the process more efficient and production is built out. This increase comes amid a growing cry that the time it will take…

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Departure gate at Ben Gurion Airport serving both Tel Aviv and Jerusalem

Israel closes airport

January 25, 2021
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Israel’s cabinet has approved the closure of Ben Gurion airport from Tuesday, January 26 until next Sunday January 31, although the closure is likely to continue for at least two weeks. Airlines have been given indications that the closure could extend until the end of February. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu…

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Weekly deaths above normal in the U.S. since 2015

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 Global Deaths from Covid

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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