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Coronavirus News Update – Feb. 13: Could Pandemic Be Over by April?

Coronavirus News Update – Feb. 13: Could Pandemic Be Over by April?

Analysts at JP Morgan believe the pandemic could be “effectively” over by April.  The timeline is much faster than most epidemiologists and economists have forecast.“The spread of the B.1.1.7. variant is not inconsistent with an overall decline of Covid and an end of the pandemic in Q2 due to vaccination, natural immunity, seasonality, and other factors,” wrote Marco Kolanovic, the bank’s head of quantitative and derivative strategy. “…While the dataset …

White House Considers Domestic Restrictions on Travel to Florida as Virus Mutations Multiply

White House Considers Domestic Restrictions on Travel to Florida as Virus Mutations Multiply

Amidst a significant increase in the number of new infections from the U.K. and other variants, White House officials are considering a range of domestic travel restrictions.
The restrictions are aimed at where the new infections are most prevalent, which is currently in Florida and California, the Miami Herald reported.
“There are active conversations about what could help mitigate spread here, but we have to follow the data and what’s going to …

Coronavirus News Update – Feb. 11: New Cases and Deaths Decline, Germany Extends Lockdown

Coronavirus News Update – Feb. 11: New Cases and Deaths Decline, Germany Extends Lockdown

The daily coronavirus death toll in the United States appears to be in decline, following in lockstep with a drop in the number of new infections and fewer hospitalizations. The death toll is a lagging indicator and those figures began to drop in January.  The United States has reported under 100,000 new coronavirus cases for the past three days and the seven-day average has fallen 50% since peaking on January 8.
Germany’s …

Coronavirus News Update – Jan. 20: Biden Leads Nation in Mourning Virus Victims, 60 Countries Now Have U.K. Variant

Coronavirus News Update – Jan. 20: Biden Leads Nation in Mourning Virus Victims, 60 Countries Now Have U.K. Variant

As the world crossed the two million mark in the number of coronavirus deaths, and the United States hit 400,000, then President-Elect Joseph Biden mourned the loss in an Inauguration Day eve address.
Four hundred lights, in remembrance of the 400,000 U.S. citizens who have died amidst the coronavirus pandemic since last January, illuminated the Lincoln Memorial’s reflecting pool as then President-Elect Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris spoke.  “To heal, …

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 – 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.
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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 …

Coronavirus News Update – Jan. 4: U.S. Records 21 Millionth Case, Larry King is Hospitalized

Coronavirus News Update – Jan. 4: U.S. Records 21 Millionth Case, Larry King is Hospitalized

The start of the New Year continues to look much like the prior year. Cases have skyrocketed since Thanksgiving and Christmas, and a post-New Year’s Day surge is expected within a week.
The United States recorded its 21 millionth case since the start of the pandemic, while New York State surpassed the one million mark.  Globally, there are almost 86 million coronavirus cases and a death toll of over 1.8 million.
Officials …