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Coronavirus News Update – March 8: Fauci Warns Against Prematurely Ending Restrictions

Coronavirus News Update – March 8: Fauci Warns Against Prematurely Ending Restrictions

As of Monday, the coronavirus has sickened 117.6 million people, and killed over 2.6 million people, according to Worldometer, a service that tracks such data.
Since vaccination rollouts began at the end of last year, over 58.8 million people in the United States have received at least one dose, including 30.6 million who have received both doses. Approximately 23% of the population in the United States over the age of 18 has …

Coronavirus News Update – March 1: J&J Vaccine to Start Arriving and Should Olympians Jump the Line?

Coronavirus News Update – March 1: J&J Vaccine to Start Arriving and Should Olympians Jump the Line?

The world will cross the 115 million mark in coronavirus cases on Monday, the first day of March and the first day of meteorological spring.   Over 2.5 million people have died from the virus, according to the Worldometer, which tracks such information.
Meanwhile, since the start of vaccinations at the end of last year, the world has administered 244.2 million doses, the equivalent of 3.2 doses for every 100 people, as …

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 …