Coronavirus

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – July 10: As Many as 500,000 New Daily Infections Not Being Reported in U.S., New BA.5 Symptom

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – July 10: As Many as 500,000 New Daily Infections Not Being Reported in U.S., New BA.5 Symptom

Good morning. This is Jonathan Spira reporting. Here now the news of the pandemic from across the globe on the 822nd day of the pandemic.
In case you hadn’t noticed by the statistics you read daily in the Morning News Brief, the number of coronavirus infections worldwide has increased by 30% over the past two weeks, a figure confirmed by the World Health Organization at the end of last week.
Europe is …

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – July 9: N.Y.C. Tells Residents to Don Face Masks, Pushback Over Beijing Vaccine Mandate

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – July 9: N.Y.C. Tells Residents to Don Face Masks, Pushback Over Beijing Vaccine Mandate

Good morning. This is Jonathan Spira reporting. Here now the news of the pandemic from across the globe on the 821st day of the pandemic.
In news we cover today, New York City tells residents to wear face masks indoors and out, Beijing drops plans for vaccine passport, and some Big Apple residents don’t like the city’s outdoor dining program if it’s in front of their building.
Here’s a look at what …

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – July 8: U.S. Hits 90 Million Cases, Europe Faces Resurgence

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – July 8: U.S. Hits 90 Million Cases, Europe Faces Resurgence

Good morning. This is Jonathan Spira reporting. Here now the news of the pandemic from across the globe on the 820th day of the pandemic.
In news we cover today, the United States hit the 90 million mark in coronavirus cases and Europe is facing a resurgence.
Here’s a look at what has taken place over the past 24 hours.
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Researchers at Yale said that the coronavirus pandemic would likely not become …

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – July 7: Nurse Who Received First Covid Shot to Be Honored, Beijing Introduces a Vaccine Passport

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – July 7: Nurse Who Received First Covid Shot to Be Honored, Beijing Introduces a Vaccine Passport

Good morning. This is Jonathan Spira reporting. Here now the news of the pandemic from across the globe on the 819th day of the pandemic.
On December 14, 2020, Sandra Lindsay, the director of critical care nursing at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New York, became the first person in the United States to be inoculated against Covid.
The photo of her seated at the hospital receiving the first dose of …

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – July 6: Does Life Really “Go On,” Covid Leading Cause of Death in Americans 45 to 54, Lockdowns Return to China

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – July 6: Does Life Really “Go On,” Covid Leading Cause of Death in Americans 45 to 54, Lockdowns Return to China

Good morning. This is Jonathan Spira reporting. Here now the news of the pandemic from across the globe on the 818th day of the pandemic.
To say that “life goes on” after a tragedy is at best a great understatement.  Despite indiv8dual beliefs, no one is ever the same nor is life after a trauma.
The coronavirus pandemic is such a trauma.
Indeed, the  pandemic has been the most traumatic collective event of …

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – July 5: The Problem With Home Testing, ‘Extraordinary’ Number of Cases in England

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – July 5: The Problem With Home Testing, ‘Extraordinary’ Number of Cases in England

Good morning. This is Jonathan Spira reporting. Here now the news of the pandemic from across the globe on the 817th day of the pandemic.
When first introduced, home testing for Covid seemed to be a panacea.  Patients could find out instantly if they were positive for the virus, although negative test resultss may not be quite as accurate.  The problem is that the overwhelming majority of positive home test results …

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – July 4: BA.5 Surge Is Here, U.K. Release New List of Top Symptoms

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – July 4: BA.5 Surge Is Here, U.K. Release New List of Top Symptoms

Good morning. This is Jonathan Spira reporting. Here now the news of the pandemic from across the globe on the 816th day of the pandemic.
In the United States, today is the third Fourth of July, or Independence Day, to take place since the start of the pandemic.
Last year, Americans, most notably among them President Joseph Biden, had hopes of declaring independence from the coronavirus.  Instead of a return to normalcy, …