Category: COVID-19

Churches plan reopening (Image by The Church Times)

When Should Faith-based Communities, Places of Worship, Weddings, and Funerals reopen?

Faith-based communities, places of worship, weddings, and funerals must continue to comply with the requirements set forth on the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidance and the Executive Orders from their Governors, State and local Health Departments. As churches are reconvening for public worship, some people in high-risk demographics should be encouraged to not physically attend regular worship services. The […]

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President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris marked the loss of life from Covid-19 with a candlelit memorial and a moment of silence, as the U.S. death toll passed 500,000. The president called on Americans to remain vigilant. (Photo by Jim Loscalzo/CNP via ZUMA)

More than 500,000 people in the U.S. have now died from COVID-19

U.S. hits a tragic milestone More than 500,000 people in the U.S. have now died from COVID-19. President Biden honored the victims in a memorial outside the White House: “The people we lost were extraordinary. They spanned generations.” “We often hear people described as ordinary Americans. There’s no such thing, there’s nothing ordinary about them,” Mr. Biden said during a […]

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'Another snow/ice producer' is on the way as US endures brutal blast of winter weather blamed for at least 20 deaths

U.S. coronavirus cases are dropping and more extreme winter weather on the way

Brutal blast of winter weather blamed for at least 20 deaths in the U.S. At least 20 people have died in the extreme conditions, and more ice, snow, and frigid temperatures are forecast for parts of the country in the coming days. Nearly 75% of the Lower 48 states of the U.S. was under snow cover, according to the National […]

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Rep. Ron Wright (R., Texas) died at age 67 two weeks after he was admitted to Baylor Hospital in Dallas. (Image by Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call/Getty Images)

Rep. Ron Wright, R-Texas, died Sunday from Covid-19, his office said Monday

Rep. Ron Wright (R., Texas) died Sunday after contracting Covid-19, according to his campaign office, becoming the first member of Congress to die from the coronavirus while in office. Mr. Wright’s death at the age of 67 came two weeks after he was admitted to Baylor Hospital in Dallas, his campaign said. He said on Jan. 21 that he had […]

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Why masks with valves do not slow the spread of COVID-19 (Credit Matthew Staymates/NIST)

The Audacity of Exhaling

This video, created using a schlieren imaging system, shows airflow dynamics when wearing an N95 mask with an exhalation valve (left) and without an exhalation valve. The valve is designed to allow air to escape unfiltered. Masks with valves do not slow the spread of COVID and should not be worn for that purpose, according to the CDC. Read more […]

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Former teammates with the Seattle Seahawks, Richard Sherman and Marshawn Lynch, are two of the owners in a new football league. (Getty Images)

News Spotlight for February 1, 2021: Marshawn Lynch broke his chair/GOP Senators offered a $600 billion counter-proposal to President Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-relief package

Marshawn Lynch broke his chair in excitement during virtual Pro Bowl. Instead of the usual game, the NFL used a combination of players and celebrities to play the Pro Bowl virtually on EA Sports’ “Madden 21.” Among those involved was Lynch, who played the fourth quarter for the NFC side against Snoop Dogg. The NFC ended up cruising to a […]

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President Joe Biden discusses his $1.9 trillion Covid relief deal

Democrats moving forward with budget reconciliation for COVID-19 relief

 President Joe Biden discusses his $1.9 trillion Covid relief deal ( CNBC Television/YouTube) Top Stories Congressional Demoncrats said they plan to start work on Biden’s coronavirus-relief proposals next week, and are prepared to press ahead without GOP support if a deal can’t be reached. Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced on Thursday that the House will bring a budget resolution to […]

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National Economic Council Director Brian Deese speaks at the White House on Jan. 22. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post)

U.S. COVID-19 cases is now over 25 million

Monday News Summary More than 25 million coronavirus infections have now been reported in the U.S., but experts say the true number is much higher. Meanwhile, officials warned that a new variant found in at least 22 states could be more deadly. “It is, first of all, good news to see that curve bend down a little. We’re still at […]

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There are signs that President-elect Joe Biden is concerned about the upcoming trial and its impact on his first 100 days in office. | Carolyn Kaster:AP Photo

Biden unveils COVID-19 relief plan

The president-elect laid out a $1.9 trillion emergency package that he described as a first step to economic recovery. It includes $1,400 direct payments to Americans and funding for a national vaccine program. “It’s not hard to see that we are in the middle of a once-in-several generations economic crisis, with a once-in-several generations public health crisis. A crisis of […]

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Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, sits ahead of a Senate Health Education Labor and Pensions Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020

Dr. Fauci Skipping Christmas holiday with his family for the first time in more than 30 years

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, warned of a ‘dark time’ in mid-January after Christmas and Hanukkah Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious disease expert, said his holiday plans “dramatically changed” this year due to the Covid pandemic. He warned that Christmas could create another COVID-19 surge. As hospitals await an […]

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