Category: COVID-19

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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Thomazeau, Haiti a hidden paradise in the Caribbean. (Image by Muradieu Joseph)

Haitians plunging deeper into starvation amid COVID-19

Recently, global monitors issued dire warnings regarding food shortages in Haiti. They found that presently 42% of Haitians are facing a high level of food insecurity. These 4 million people urgently need food supplementation and will continue to suffer if they don’t receive it quickly. The Integrated Food Security Phase Classification predicts that the continuing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic […]

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Brussels closes cafes and bars in new virus curbs

Brussels closes cafes and bars in new virus curbs

The Belgian capital took a step towards restoring its coronavirus lockdown Wednesday, when Brussels ordered cafes and bars to close for a month. Restaurants serving meals at table will remain open, but bars and drinking alcohol in public places will be banned until November 8, the regional government said. This is the second time Brussels has imposed such a measure […]

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President Donald Trump and Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson, left, speak to the media before a working breakfast meeting at the Hotel du Palais on the sidelines of the G7 summit in Biarritz, France. (Photo  taken Aug. 25, 2019 by Erin Schaff/The New York Times, Pool, File)

Trump joins growing list of virus-infected world leaders

U.S. President Donald Trump has tested positive for the coronavirus, joining a small group of world leaders who have been infected: U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and Honduras President Juan Orlando Hernandez have also tested positive. U.S. President Donald Trump has joined a growing group of world leaders who have been infected with the coronavirus. Some, […]

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The CDC website says there is growing evidence droplets and airborne particles can remain in the air and be breathed in by others, and travel over 6 feet

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated guidance on its website to say coronavirus can commonly spread “through respiratory droplets or small particles, such as those in aerosols,” which are produced even when a person breathes. What you need to know The US is nearing the grim milestone of 200,000 coronavirus deaths. The CDC abruptly reverted to its […]

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A New Social Contract Needed for Children on the Move

A New Social Contract Needed for Children on the Move

Forced to flee wars and disasters, sometimes without family, and struggling to survive in the worst of circumstances, children on the move have long led very precarious lives. Be they refugees, internally displaced or asylum seekers, vulnerable and marginalised, they lose years of childhood. They are exposed to the worst forms of abuse, such as commercial exploitation and violence. Today, […]

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Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, arrives to testify before the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis hearing in Washington, D.C., July 31, 2020. (Image by Kevin Dietsch/Pool/Reuters)

Fauci says a coronavirus vaccine is ‘unlikely’ by U.S. election

Key Points The CDC has asked states to ready facilities to distribute a coronavirus vaccine by Nov. 1. Dr. Anthony Fauci said at a health conference that it’s more likely a vaccine will be ready by “the end of the year.” Drug companies Moderna and Pfizer are racing to complete patient enrollment for their late-stage vaccine trials by the end […]

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Wuhan Strives To Return To Normal. But Scars From The COVID-19 Pandemic Run Deep (by Charlie Campbell/TIME)

Wuhan Strives to Return to Normal, But Scars From the Pandemic Run Deep

Every year, on Aug. 25, China celebrates the Qixi Festival, the nation’s equivalent of Valentine’s Day. Rooted in a mythical romance between an oxherd and weaver girl, it’s when romance blooms and gooey-eyed sweethearts exchange overpriced trinkets. Wuhan Strives To Return To Normal. But Scars From The COVID-19 Pandemic Run Deep (by Charlie Campbell/TIME) No new cases are reported in […]

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