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Coronavirus News Update – Jan. 14: Biden Unveils $1.9 Trillion Virus Plan, France Tightens Restrictions

Coronavirus News Update – Jan. 14: Biden Unveils $1.9 Trillion Virus Plan, France Tightens Restrictions

The coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc unabated.  The novel coronavirus has sickened more than 93 million people worldwide. At least two million people have died from it.    The United States has almost 24 million cases reported, with over 398,000 deaths.
Saying “the very health of our nation is at stake,” President-Elect Joseph Biden announced a $1.9 trillion spending package to combat the virus and the economic downturn that has been …

Airlines Tighten Security, Airbnb Cancels D.C. Rentals Ahead of Biden Inauguration

Airlines Tighten Security, Airbnb Cancels D.C. Rentals Ahead of Biden Inauguration

The travel industry is preparing for the possibility of additional violence ahead of the inauguration of Joseph Biden as the 46th president of the United States.
Airlines and airports are adding additional staff and security personnel in and around Washington, D.C., while Airbnb preemptively cancelled all guest reservations in the area for the week of the inauguration.  Earlier in the week, the Federal Aviation Administration threatened anyone who doesn’t comply with …

Coronavirus News Update – Jan. 13: U.S. Sees Record Deaths, Cuba Daily Cases at New High

Coronavirus News Update – Jan. 13: U.S. Sees Record Deaths, Cuba Daily Cases at New High

The United States set a record for new daily deaths from the coronavirus. Over 4,400 people died Tuesday. The country reported 229,712 new cases on Tuesday, a 37% change over the past 14 days.
Health officials in Cuba said reported a new record for daily coronavirus infections.  On Wednesday, there were 550 new cases and three deaths.  It was the first time since the start of the pandemic that the island …

Coronavirus News Update – Jan. 10: Members of Congress Exposed to Virus During Riot, World Hits 90 Million Mark

Coronavirus News Update – Jan. 10: Members of Congress Exposed to Virus During Riot, World Hits 90 Million Mark

As the world crossed the 90 million mark in coronavirus cases, the United States set a new record for daily deaths from the virus, with 4,111 reported Sunday, for a second day in a row.
The total number of deaths from the virus on a global basis is almost two million.  It is over 380,000 in the United States.
A genetic study by researchers at Oxford University found that the new strain …

Coronavirus News Update – Jan. 8: Biden to Release All Available Coronavirus Vaccine, Some Austrians Protest Lockdown

Coronavirus News Update – Jan. 8: Biden to Release All Available Coronavirus Vaccine, Some Austrians Protest Lockdown

While our eyes were fixed on an attempted insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, the country set a new daily death record, as 3,915 died on Wednesday of the coronavirus.
The world will cross the 89 million mark in coronavirus cases at some point Friday, and at least 1.9 million people have died from the virus.
Meanwhile, the United States crossed the 22 million mark on Thursday, and almost 375,000 people have died …

Capitol Lockdown Created ‘Covid Superspreader Event’ as Many Republican Lawmakers Refused to Don Masks

Capitol Lockdown Created ‘Covid Superspreader Event’ as Many Republican Lawmakers Refused to Don Masks

Members of Congress are expressing concerns of a potential coronavirus outbreak after Republican lawmakers refused to wear masks while sharing extremely close quarters during the lockdown of the Capitol on Wednesday.
Congressman Jake LaTurner, Republican of Kansas, revealed he had received a positive coronavirus test hours after sharing a cramped space with other lawmakers.
Half of some 400 people in an undisclosed location at the Capitol to which lawmakers were shepherded during …

Coronavirus News – Jan. 6: In England, 1 in 50 Has Been Infected, Germany Extends Lockdown

Coronavirus News – Jan. 6: In England, 1 in 50 Has Been Infected, Germany Extends Lockdown

The world surpassed the 86 million mark for coronavirus infections, as the United States crossed 21 million. Over 1.8 million people have died from the virus as of Wednesday.
Here’s what you need to know today:
German Bundeskanzler Angela Merkel announced the country’s national lockdown will be extended until at least the end of January.
Health officials in England said that one in 50 people there has had the coronavirus.
The positivity rate in …