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Biden Taps Two Close Allies To Lead His Administration’s COVID-19 Response

President-elect Joe Biden has appointed two close allies to head up his incoming administration’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic that has killed almost 275,000 Americans thus far, Politico reported on Thursday. Jeff Zients, a former Obama administration official who serves as a co-chair of Biden’s transition, will be the incoming administration’s COVID-19 coordinator. Vivek Murthy, the former Obama administration surgeon general, will return to that role for Biden’s administration. Accordin...
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Supply chain delays marred Pfizer's initial vaccine rollout plans, but the company says it will still deliver on the supply it promised the US

Vials with a sticker reading, "COVID-19 / Coronavirus vaccine / Injection only" and a medical syringe are seen in front of a displayed Pfizer logo in this illustration taken October 31, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/File Photo The Wall Street Journal reported Pfizer cut the number of vaccines it planned to ship in 2020 due to supply chain delays. Sources told the WSJ that Pfizer sourced materials and set up supply chains while developing a vaccine, an "unprecedented" move. But Pfizer and BioNte...
Tags: Transportation, UK, News, US, Trends, Supply Chain, Healthcare, Fda, Pfizer, Logistics, Wall Street Journal, Cnbc, WSJ, Trump, US Food and Drug Administration, Meg Tirrell


AMC Opposes Warner Bros.’ Plan to Stream 2021 Theatrical Releases Immediately

Adam Aron, CEO and president of the AMC Entertainment theater chain, is opposing Warner Bros.’ plan to simultaneously release all of its 2021 movies on HBO Max and in theaters. Aron noted Thursday afternoon that he had backed Warner’s previous strategy, unveiled on Nov. 22, to roll out “Wonder Woman 1984″ on Christmas Day on […]
Tags: News, Amc, Box Office, Warner, Warner Bros, Aron, AMC Entertainment Holdings, Adam Aron, AMC Entertainment, HBO Max, COVID-19


The Early Waves Of Vaccination May Not Be Enough To Halt COVID’s Spread

The coming first wave of vaccinations will offer protection to limited groups of people. But, importantly, that doesn’t mean the virus itself will stop spreading anytime soon. Outside of a few small, isolated communities that have been vaccinated or received immunity from the virus itself, the first waves of vaccine will not reduce the burden of massive community spread in the United States, epidemiologists told TPM. Rather, they’ll do what they’re designed to do: drastically reduce the numbe...
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Coronavirus vaccines will need two doses to be effective. Take a look at the piece of paper you'll receive to keep track of your vaccination schedule.

Department of Defense COVID-19 vaccine kits. EJ Hersom, Department of Defense The Department of Defense released images of the paper cards Americans will receive to keep track of COVID-19 vaccine doses. Vaccines from Moderna and Pfizer require two separate doses, taken either three or four weeks apart, respectively. If taken correctly, preliminary analysis from late-stage trial data suggests the vaccines will be highly effective at protecting against COVID-19.  An independent advisory comm...
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Americans will get government-issued cards to keep track of their COVID-19 vaccinations - take a look

Department of Defense COVID-19 vaccine kits. EJ Hersom, Department of Defense The Department of Defense released images of the paper cards Americans will receive to keep track of COVID-19 vaccine doses. Vaccines from Moderna and Pfizer require two separate doses, taken either three or four weeks apart, respectively. If taken correctly, preliminary analysis from late-stage trial data suggests the vaccines will be highly effective at protecting against COVID-19.  An independent advisory comm...
Tags: News, Defense, US, Trends, Department Of Defense, Healthcare, Army, Astrazeneca, Fda, Pfizer, University of Oxford, Vaccines, Moderna, Perna, Moncef Slaoui, Allana Akhtar


California Governor Newsom orders new limits based on ICU capacity, as COVID-19 soars

• Regional stay-at-home orders go into effect when a region's ICU capacity falls below 15%• Bars and personal care services must close for 3 weeks• Schools, reduced capacity retail and restaurant take-out may remain open A 21-day statewide order issued Thursday by California governor Gavin Newsom sets new limits on in-person shopping, salon services, and gatherings, to stem the surge in coronavirus cases. — Read the rest
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Federal agents guard Fauci so 'nobody tries to break in [to my home] and, as Steve Bannon would like, have somebody behead me'

This is America. In a Huffington Post "Day in the Life" profile of Dr. Anthony Fauci, the infectious disease expert says Federal agents "drive me to work, they stay here, they make sure that nobody tries to break in [to my home] and, as Steve Bannon would like, have somebody behead me. — Read the rest
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Biden says he asked Fauci to be a chief medical adviser for incoming administration

President-elect Joseph R. Biden told CNN's Jake Tapper on Thursday that he spoke with Dr. Anthony Fauci today and asked him to stay on and also be his "chief medical adviser." No word at this time of Fauci's response. Biden also told CNN he will ask Americans to wear masks for 100 days after he takes office. — Read the rest
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Gov. Gavin Newsom Widens California Stay-at-Home Order; Details Vaccine Distribution

Citing soaring COVID-19 case rates and the lack of hospital beds, California Gov. Gavin Newsom has widened the state’s stay-at-home order. Newsom also revealed early details of the state’s vaccine distribution plan with the first recipients planned to include acute care workers, employees in skilled nursing homes, paramedics and employees at dialysis centers. The first […]
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Gov. Gavin Newsom Widens California Stay-at-Home Order

Citing soaring COVID-19 case rates and the lack of hospital beds, California Gov. Gavin Newsom has widened the state’s stay-at-home order. The three-week order is based on a region’s available hospital capacity where ICU capacity falls below 15%. That includes Los Angeles County, which had only 122 such beds on Wednesday. The new stay-at-home order, which goes […]
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A pro-Trump student group whose cofounder died from COVID-19 is moving ahead with a massive in-person event in Florida despite surging cases

President Donald Trump delivers remarks at the Turning Point USA Student Action Summit at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach, Florida, December 21, 2019. Marco Bello/Reuters Turning Point USA, a pro-Trump conservative student group, is moving forward with an in-person event in Florida despite a national increase in COVID-19 cases and deaths.  The group's annual Student Action Summit, which takes place in West Palm Beach, Florida, typically brings in thousands of you...
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Some Whole Foods workers say they're stressed out and frustrated as COVID cases rise ahead of the holidays, and it's a symptom of a national crisis among America's grocery store workers

Steve Russell/Toronto Star via Getty Images Some Whole Foods workers say they are scared and stressed out ahead of the holidays and amid a worsening coronavirus crisis.  Business Insider spoke with five current Whole Foods employees from different regions across the country and one who recently left the company who said employee morale is low, COVID-19 precautions have relaxed, and their teams are stretched thin. The workers spoke on a condition of anonymity for fear of reprisal.   "We co...
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Dr. Fauci will meet with Biden's transition team for the first time on Thursday and will stay on at the National Institutes of Health under the next administration

Anthony Fauci listens to President Donald Trump speak to reporters following a meeting of the coronavirus task force at the White House on April 7. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Dr. Anthony Fauci will meet with President-elect Joe Biden's transition team on Thursday and will stay on under Biden at the National Institutes of Health.  Fauci said on Thursday morning that he has spoken several times with Biden's soon-to-be White House chief of staff, Ron Klain, and plans to meet virtually with Biden'...
Tags: Politics, UK, News, Cbs News, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, General Services Administration, National Institutes of Health, Fox News, Fda, Pfizer, Biden, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci


Delta is launching a new passengers contact-tracing initiative as new lockdowns ruin the airline's plans to stop burning through cash

A Delta Air Lines Airbus A350-900 XWB. viper-zero / Shutterstock.com Delta Air Lines is introducing a voluntary contact tracing program for international arrivals to the US. Passengers will be asked for their full name, email address, contact numbers, and address in the US to be sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CEO Ed Bastian announced in the same memo that the airline will not achieve its goal of daily losses of $10 million for the fourth quarter and will fall short...
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More Americans died from COVID-19 yesterday than the number of people killed on 9/11

A man commemorates victims in the 9/11 attacks at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York, the United States, Sept. 11, 2020. Wang Ying/Getty Images On Wednesday, the US recorded 3,157 coronavirus deaths, marking a new single-day high, according to Johns Hopkins University.  More people died from COVID-19 in the US on Wednesday than the number of people killed in the 9/11 terror attacks: 2,977. There have been more than 273,000 reported COVID-19 deaths in the US and it's ...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, Cdc, White House, US, Trends, United States, Donald Trump, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Johns Hopkins, Trump, Johns Hopkins University, Memorial and Museum, New York City Washington DC, 9-11


Using cotton-candy machines to produce N95-quality mask-filter material

N95 is a US standard for particulate filtering; a material has to be able to block at least 95% of airborne particles. That material is comparatively expensive, but Mahesh Bandi — a physicist at the OIST Graduate University — has figured out how to make N95-quality stuff out of recycled plastic melted into a goo and spun out using a cotton-candy machine. — Read the rest
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AMC Entertainment to Raise up to $844 Million to Stay Afloat During Pandemic

AMC Entertainment Holdings has filed to raise up to $844 million by selling stock as the exhibitor struggles to stay afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic. The S-3 filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission said AMC plans to sell up to 200 shares at an estimated offering price of $4.22 per share, based on trading Nov. […]
Tags: News, Amc, Box Office, Amc Theatres, Securities And Exchange Commission, AMC Entertainment Holdings, AMC Entertainment, COVID-19


More Americans died of COVID-19 on Wednesday than the number of people killed on 9/11

A man commemorates victims in the 9/11 attacks at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York, the United States, Sept. 11, 2020. Wang Ying/Getty Images On Wednesday, the US recorded 3,157 coronavirus deaths, marking a new single-day high, according to Johns Hopkins University.  More people died from COVID-19 in the US on Wednesday than the number of people killed in the 9/11 terror attacks: 2,977. There have been more than 273,000 reported COVID-19 deaths in the US and it's ...
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The US recorded nearly as many COVID-19 deaths on Wednesday as the number of people killed on 9/11

A man at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York City on September 11, 2020. Wang Ying/Getty Images On Wednesday, the US recorded 2,804 coronavirus deaths, marking a new single-day high, according to Johns Hopkins University. More than 273,000 COVID-19 deaths have been reported in the US, which is closing in on 14 million confirmed cases. CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield on Wednesday warned that the coming months could be the "most difficult in the public-health history" ...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, Cdc, White House, New York City, US, Trends, Donald Trump, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Johns Hopkins, Trump, Johns Hopkins University, Memorial and Museum, 9-11, John Haltiwanger


Experts warn anti-vaxxer concerns about a COVID-19 vaccine could slow the end of the pandemic

A protester holds a placard during the Irish Freedom Party an anti-vaccination and anti-lockdown rally outside the Custom House, on day 39 of the nationwide Level 5 lockdown. On Saturday, November 28, 2020, in Dublin, Ireland. Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images Vaccines are a to a virus without contracting the disease, but some Americans are still skeptical of an upcoming vaccine against the novel coronavirus. Anti-vaxxers in the US and beyond are worried there isn't enough informatio...
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The CDC director issued a stark warning that this upcoming winter could be 'the most difficult time in the public health history' of the US

CDC Director Robert Redfield is seen testifying before the Senate on September 23, 2020. Redfield was overheard on a flight recently saying that "everything" Dr. Scott Atlas says "is false." ALEX EDELMAN/POOL/AFP via Getty The upcoming winter months could be "the most difficult in the public health history" of the US, Robert Redfield, the director for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said Wednesday. More than 100,000 patients are being treated for COVID-19 in US hospitals as...
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L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti Says ‘It’s Time to Hunker Down’ Amid Surging COVID-19 Cases

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti delivered a COVID-19 response update on Wednesday evening, telling residents that “it’s time to hunker down” as COVID-19 cases continue to climb in the county. “Cancel everything,” he advised in his first public address in a week. Garcetti delivered dire statistics, saying that in the last month, L.A. County’s daily […]
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L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti Issues Citywide Stay-at-Home Order: ‘It’s Time to Hunker Down’

UPDATE: Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti issued an emergency targeted safer-at-home order for the city of L.A. late Wednesday evening, effective immediately. The order mirrors that of L.A. County and requires all residents to remain in their homes, ceases the operation of non-essential businesses that require in-person attendance by workers and prohibits gatherings with those […]
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti, LA County, COVID-19


L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti Orders Residents to Remain at Home: ‘It’s Time to Hunker Down’

UPDATE: Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti issued an emergency targeted safer-at-home order late Wednesday evening, effective immediately. The order requires all residents to remain in their homes, ceases the operation of non-essential businesses that require in-person attendance by workers and prohibits gatherings with those outside of one’s household. However, there is a long list of […]
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti, LA County, COVID-19


Interpol warns that organized crime groups will likely try to steal 'liquid gold' COVID vaccines as well as peddle fake doses

Interpol warned agencies to be on high alert for fraudulent vaccines and cyber threats. Siphiwe Sibeko/Pool via AP Law enforcement agencies should be prepared for organized crime networks to try to steal COVID-19 vaccines, Interpol said in a statement Wednesday.  The organization warned that criminal groups will likely attempt to infiltrate supply chains and sell fraudulent vaccines.  The pandemic has "already triggered unprecedented opportunistic and predatory criminal behaviour," accordi...
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Pompeo Plans Packed Holiday Parties As State Dept Leadership Decries In-Person Gatherings

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his wife reportedly plan on hosting large indoor holiday parties, despite a notice issued by State Department leadership to employees last week advising that “any non-mission critical events” should be held virtually, according to the Washington Post on Wednesday. However, U.S. event planners were reportedly told that the State Department leadership’s guidance does not apply to the holiday parties hosted by the Pompeos on the 8th floor of the State Department. ...
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CDC Issues Dire Warning On Next Few Months: ‘Most Difficult In Public Health History’

CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield on Wednesday sounded the alarm on the next few months of the COVID-19 pandemic, which he warned will be among “the most difficult in the public health history of this nation.” During an event hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, Redfield noted that about 90% of hospitals in the country are in “hot zones and the red zones” and that 90% of long-term care facilities are in areas with high levels of COVID-19 infections. “So we are at a very critical...
Tags: News, Cdc, U S Chamber of Commerce, Redfield, Summer Concepcion, Robert Redfield, COVID-19, COVID


Interpol warns of fake COVID vaccine made by organized criminals

It's depressing to imagine that there are people who are so greedy that they would form complex organizations for the purpose of manufacturing and selling phony COVID-19 vaccines. But Interpol just issued a global alert to law enforcement "across its 194 member countries warning them to prepare for organized crime networks targeting COVID-19 vaccines, both physically and online." — Read the rest
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CDC's Redfield expects up to 200,000 more deaths in US by February from COVID-19

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert Redfield on Wednesday said he expects that another 150,000 to 200,000 people will die of COVID-19 in the U.S. by February. This would bring the COVID-19 death toll to 422,000 or more Americans. — Read the rest
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