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Coronavirus News Update for Sept. 18 – CDC Testing Recommendation Was Not Written by its Scientists

Coronavirus News Update for Sept. 18 – CDC Testing Recommendation Was Not Written by its Scientists

A much-criticized recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published last month was not written by the center’s scientists and was published despite their objections. The guidance that was released stated that it was not necessary to test asymptomatic individuals even if they had been exposed to someone with the coronavirus.  Admiral Brett P. Giroux, the administration’s coronavirus testing czar, called the document a “CDC action” that had …

Smoke from Deadly West Coast Wildfires Reaches as Far East as New York City

Smoke from Deadly West Coast Wildfires Reaches as Far East as New York City

Some of the smoke from the deadly wildfires in the western part of the United States has made it to the other side of the country, as far east as New York City, where it is widespread haze.
“Widespread haze is likely today in NYC, as a plume of wildfire smoke from Western US wildfires moves overhead,” said New York Metro Weather, a community-supported weather service, on Twitter.
The main sign of …

New York Mets Baseball Team Sold to Investor Steve Cohen for $2.4 Billion

New York Mets Baseball Team Sold to Investor Steve Cohen for $2.4 Billion

The owners of the New York Mets announced that the team would be sold to billionaire investor Steve Cohen, who will become only the fourth controlling owner of the beloved franchise since its inception in 1962.
The price tag, $2.4 to $2.45 billion, is a record for a sports team. The previous record was $2.275 billion for the Carolina Panthers, an American football team, purchased by another hedge fund billionaire, David …

Nation Observes 9/11 Anniversary Amidst the Coronavirus Pandemic

As the families of those lost 19 years ago came together once again to honor their loved ones at the September 11 Memorial and Museum at the World Trade Center, the nation faced a harrowing and devastating crisis that has yet to abate.
Nineteen years ago, four passenger jets were hijacked by terrorists.  Two slammed into the World Trade Center, one into the Pentagon, and one crashed into a field in …

Coronavirus News: Sunday, September 6 – The World Crosses the 27 Million Mark, 66% of N.Y. Restaurants Could Fail

Coronavirus News: Sunday, September 6 – The World Crosses the 27 Million Mark, 66% of N.Y. Restaurants Could Fail

The worldwide number of reported virus cases crossed the 27 million mark on Sunday, and now is at 27.04 million, an increase of over 51,470 cases in the past 24 hours.  The number of deaths stands at over just show of 883,000, an increase of 5,814 deaths in the past 24 hours, based on data compiled by Worldometer, a service that aggregates and makes available world statistics.
There are now over …

Hilton Times Square to Close Permanently in October

Hilton Times Square to Close Permanently in October

The owner of the Hilton Times Square, which has been closed to guests since March, said it would close permanently in October, according to a document filed with state regulators this week.
The move comes amidst the significant downtown in tourism in New York City amidst the pandemic.
The hotel is located in the heart of the theater district.
The owner, Sunstone Hotel Investors, said in the filing that it was a “permanent …

Coronavirus News: Tuesday, September 1 – Spain and the Midwest Both Report Spikes, Cases in Russia Top 1 Million

Coronavirus News: Tuesday, September 1 – Spain and the Midwest Both Report Spikes, Cases in Russia Top 1 Million

The worldwide number of reported virus cases, which topped the 25 million mark on Saturday, now stands at 25.7 million, an increase of almost half a million cases in the past 72 hours.  The number of deaths stands at over 856,255, and over 18 million people have recovered, based on data compiled by Worldometer, a service that aggregates and makes available world statistics.
The United States continues to lead the world …