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Coronavirus Update – Feb. 23: Biden Calls 500,000 Death Toll a ‘Heartbreaking Milestone’

Coronavirus Update  – Feb. 23: Biden Calls 500,000 Death Toll a ‘Heartbreaking Milestone’

“Today we mark a truly grim, heartbreaking milestone,” said President Joseph Bide, marking the shocking death toll in the United States with a moment of silence Monday.
The World Health Organization found that Chinese officials did “little” in terms of epidemiological investigations into the causes of the initial outbreak of Covid-19 in Wuhan in the first eight months following the onset of the virus, according to an internal document.  The news, …

Movie Theaters in New York, London to Reopen

Movie Theaters in New York, London to Reopen

Movie theaters in New York City will be able to reopen next month, albeit at limited capacities, while those in London will be able to reopen in May.
The move comes almost exactly at the one-year point after theaters closed in the state, namely on March 12, 2020.
New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the plan on Monday at a news conference.
Starting on March 5, cinemas in the Big Apple can …

Coronavirus News Update – Feb. 22: U.S. Crosses 500,000 Mark in Covid-19 Deaths

Coronavirus News Update – Feb. 22: U.S. Crosses 500,000 Mark in Covid-19 Deaths

The United States crossed the 500,000 mark in coronavirus-related deaths at some point over the weekend, a little over one year after the first death from the coronavirus occurred in the country in Washington state.  The milestone as crossed as the number of new cases there continued to decline on a steep slope.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious disease doctor and the Biden administration’s chief medical officer, forecast “a …

United Airlines to Offer New Non-Stop Service from Boston to London Heathrow

United Airlines to Offer New Non-Stop Service from Boston to London Heathrow

United Airlines announced plans to offer new, non-stop service between Boston and London.
The late-night, once-daily service, which will start later this year, will operate using Boeing 767-300ER aircraft.  Flights will depart Boston Logan International Airport at 10 p.m. local time and arrive at London Heathrow Airport 9:35 a.m. Return flights will depart London at 5 p.m. and arrive in Boston at 7:30 p.m.
The Chicago-based airline said it was “thrilled” to …

Coronavirus News Update – Feb 9: WHO Scientists Say It’s ‘Extremely Unlikely’ That Virus Came From Lab

Coronavirus News Update – Feb 9: WHO Scientists Say It’s ‘Extremely Unlikely’ That Virus Came From Lab

Dr. Li Wenliang, the first bold-faced name of the coronavirus pandemic, died one year ago at the age of 34 as a result of the virus.  Dr. Li had tried to warn his country and fellow countrymen but was silenced by the Chinese government.  More than one month before his death, he posted information online about the deadly virus killing untold number of patients at his hospital in Wuhan, only …

U.K. Minister Rules Out Covid Vaccine Passports

U.K. Minister Rules Out Covid Vaccine Passports

The United Kingdom is not considering the use of so-called “vaccine passports,” its vaccine minister said Sunday.
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Covid-19 Vaccine Deployment Nadhim Zahawi broke the news on a BBC Sunday morning talk show.
A vaccination passport is a form of certificate that proves that the bearer has been vaccinated against Covid-19 and possibly that he tested negative for the virus.  The goal of a vaccine passport is to …

Coronavirus News Update – Feb. 5: Pandemic in Retreat?

Coronavirus News Update – Feb. 5: Pandemic in Retreat?

The number of new coronavirus cases, hospitalizations, and deaths in the United States all decreased this week.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious disease specialist and a top member of the Biden administration, said that the coronavirus variant known as B.1.1.7. that was first discovered in the United Kingdom may be on its way to becoming dominant in the United States.
The United Kingdom may have inoculated its entire population with …