D.C. starts to reopen

May 29, 2020
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Mayor Muriel Bowser announced that today marked the progressive reopening of the District of Columbia. Among the first reprieves was the opening of outdoor restaurant terraces, indoor seating is still forbidden.

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U.S.A. deaths pass the 100,000 mark

May 27, 2020
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Today, at 5:50 PM, Johns Hopkins University announced that, based on people tested, the U.S.A. had suffered 100,047 deaths from COVID-19

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China shares genetic sequence of novel coronavirus

May 24, 2020
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In record time, China openly shares genetic sequence of the virus.

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CDC issues new guidelines for faith gatherings in the U.S.A.

May 23, 2020
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Following on President Trump’s appeal to reopen places of faith, CDC issues new guidelines. There is fear that his encouragement to gather will rekindle the pandemic in the country. This said, others are wondering why places of faith are any different from other business that are being encouraged to open.

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Lancet publishes Hydroxychloroquine study dispelling its effectiveness

May 22, 2020
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A large-scale study suggests chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine don’t help treat COVID-19, and it may even be harmful. Today, the peer-reviewed journal The Lancet published a paper analyzing data from thousands of patients who took the drugs. Their patients’ outcomes were no better than those of people who didn’t take hydroxychloroquine —…

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French quarantine consideration questioned

May 22, 2020
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Three days after the French Government imposes a national quarantine, citizens seem to be ignoring it nationwide. The press begins to cover it and creates a shaming movement that ultimately results, along with mortality figures, to reverse the trend.

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Reopening protests spread to Canada

May 22, 2020
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Approximately one week after protests broke out in the U.S.A., people take to the streets in Vancouver, B.C., to demand reopening the economy.

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Canada releases new future estimates

May 22, 2020
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The Canadian government releases modeling that, even with strong public health measures, shows between 11,000 and 22,000 deaths over the course of the pandemic, with that number being closer to 300,000 deaths if no measures had been taken. Trudeau warns that “normality as it was before will not come back…

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Canadian jobs being lost

May 22, 2020
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The unemployment figures for the month of March were that the economy had shed 1,000,000 jobs, pushing the official jobless rate to 7.8%.

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Canadian Parliament to work from home

May 22, 2020
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Canadian Parliament agrees unanimously to shut its doors for five weeks because of COVID-19 signaling that the threat of COVID is being recognized at the highest levels of government.

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