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Coronavirus News Update – Nov. 22: Why New York City and New York State Can’t Agree on the Positivity Rate

Coronavirus News Update – Nov. 22: Why New York City and New York State Can’t Agree on the Positivity Rate

Confused about New York City’s 3% positivity rate?  So is much of the rest of the world.  The city and New York State calculate the positivity rate differently. The state tallies each case on the day the test result is made available, while the city counts it when the test sample was provided.  In addition, the city only counts polymerase chain reaction, or PCR, tests, considered the gold standard in testing, …

Coronavirus News Update – Nov. 21: U.S. Passes 12 Million Cases, Sets Daily Record

Coronavirus News Update – Nov. 21: U.S. Passes 12 Million Cases, Sets Daily Record

The United States, which only recorded its 11 millionth case six days ago, crossed the 12 million mark on Friday, as a record 198,500 new infections were reported and added to the total.  On average, the number of cases has increased by 67% over the past 14 days.
The increase came as the number of infections globally crossed the 58 million mark. The United States leads in the number of cases, …

Coronavirus News Update – Nov. 14: Lockdowns Return, ‘The Situation is Going to Deteriorate’ Says Cuomo

Coronavirus News Update – Nov. 14: Lockdowns Return, ‘The Situation is Going to Deteriorate’ Says Cuomo

As cases skyrocket across the United States skyrocket, governors and mayors are wrestling with the decision of whether or not to order shutdowns as hospitals run out of beds in their intensive-care units.  The number of new infections was over 183,000 Friday, the highest number since the start of the pandemic, and the 14-day average is currently up 76% according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
The world crossed the 51 …

Coronavirus News Update – Nov. 13: Fauci Urges U.S. to ‘Double Down’ on Basic Precautions

Coronavirus News Update – Nov. 13: Fauci Urges U.S. to ‘Double Down’ on Basic Precautions

Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious disease expert, urged Americans to “double down” on basic precautions such as wearing masks and practicing social distancing in an interview on the ABC morning news program “Good Morning, America,” as the number of new coronavirus cases continued to rise across the country.
The good doctor’s appearance came before the state of California reported its one-millionth case, the second state after Texas to …

Coronavirus News Update – Nov. 10: N.Y. Moves Closer to Second Wave, Biden Forms Virus Taskforce

Coronavirus News Update – Nov. 10: N.Y. Moves Closer to Second Wave, Biden Forms Virus Taskforce

Coronavirus cases surpassed the ten million mark in the United States and 50 million on a global basis. New cases in the United States exceeded 100,000 for the fifth day, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.  On Saturday, that figure was 128,000, an all-time high.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said that the city was dangerously close to a second wave of the coronavirus, with over 1,000 new daily …

Coronavirus News Update for Oct. 14 – U.S. Sees Resurgence of Cases, U.K. Under Lockdown

Coronavirus News Update for Oct. 14 – U.S. Sees Resurgence of Cases, U.K. Under Lockdown

Parts of the United Kingdom went on “very high” alert Wednesday as part of the country’s new three-tier system including the city of Liverpool.  Restrictions in these zones include a ban on meeting individuals from other householders indoors as well as the closure of bars, restaurants, and pubs.
Meanwhile, Northern Ireland announced a strict lockdown, closing schools for two weeks and bars and pubs for four, with the exception of takeout …

Viceroy’s Hotel Zena Opens in D.C.

Viceroy’s Hotel Zena Opens in D.C.

Viceroy Hotels and Resorts announced the opening of the Hotel Zena in Washington, D.C.
The property is intended to celebrate “the accomplishments of women and recognizing their enduring struggle for gender equality,” the company said in a statement.
“Every architectural line, material and art installation was thoughtfully designed and curated to send a message of female empowerment,” it said.
Dining options for guests include the restaurant Figleaf, which uses locally sourced ingredients in …