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Fauci: U.S. may see ‘surge upon surge’ of coronavirus in weeks ahead

The nation’s top infectious disease expert said Sunday that the U.S. may see “surge upon a surge” of the coronavirus over the coming weeks, and he does not expect current recommendations around social distancing to be relaxed before Christmas. “When you have the kind of inflection that we have, it doesn’t all of a sudden turn around like that,” Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told ABC’s “This Week.” “So clearly in the next few weeks, we’r...
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New York City schools will reopen to students beginning on December 7, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced

FILE: New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio speaks to the media during a press conference about COVID-19 in April. Reuters New York City Public Schools will begin the process of reopening to students for in-person instruction on December 7, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Sunday. The city's pre-school programs, pre-kindergarten programs, and students through fifth grade will return to classrooms on December 7. All District 75 schools, which teach students who have disabilities, w...
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New York City schools will reopen to younger students beginning on December 7, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced

FILE: New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio speaks to the media during a press conference about COVID-19 in April. Reuters New York City Public Schools will begin the process of reopening to students for in-person instruction on December 7, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Sunday. The city's pre-school programs, pre-kindergarten programs, and students through fifth grade will return to classrooms on December 7. All District 75 schools, which teach students who have disabilities, w...
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South Dakota's governor encouraged people to go shopping the same day the state reported its highest single-day COVID-19 death total

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem speaks during the Republican National Convention in August. Photo Courtesy of the Committee on Arrangements for the 2020 Republican National Committee via Getty Images The South Dakota Department of Health on Saturday reported 54 new deaths from COVID-19, surpassing the state's previous record death total of 53. The same day, South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem encouraged state residents in a tweet to go shopping, writing that small "businesses are the lifeblood of ...
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10 people in Sweden told us their trust in the government is dwindling as it pivots away from its no-lockdown coronavirus policy

People pass a Christmas decorated shopping window in central Stockholm, Sweden on November 10, 2020, amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Fredrik Sandberg/TT News Agency/AFP via Getty Images After seeing a dramatic resurgence in cases in line with other European countries, Sweden has introduced new coronavirus measures. The country famously chose to follow a no-lockdown policy that favored loose recommendations over strict rules during the first wave.  Ten people living there told Business Insider ...
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Coronavirus live news: Brazil records nearly 600 deaths; Victoria goes 30 days without new cases

Brazil records nearly 52,000 daily new cases; more than 150 arrested in UK anti-lockdown protests; Australian state of Victoria records no new cases and no deathsUK: Angry Tory MPs turn on Gove after ‘overwhelmed NHS’ claims Shops reopen in France as national lockdown eases Australia’s Covid vaccines: everything you need to know Melbourne emerges to a season of hope and relief 1.12am GMT Around the world about 200 Covid-19 candidate vaccines are being developed, with more than 40 in human ...
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Biden will leave decision about who gets the coronavirus vaccine first up to public health experts and scientists, his COVID-19 advisor says

A photo illustration show a syringe. Argentina was selected to test a vaccine against COVID-19, it is estimated that the clinical phases will begin in August. Carol Smiljan/NurPhoto via Getty Images Last week, Pfizer and BioNTech filed for emergency authorization of their coronavirus vaccine with the Food and Drug Administration.  Once a vaccine is authorized, the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) will go through the information on the vaccine and vote on whether to...
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Fauci predicts the COVID-19 pandemic likely won't improve by Christmas or New Year's Day

Dr. Anthony Fauci. Graeme Jennings - Pool/Getty Images In a recent interview with USA Today, Dr. Anthony Fauci said that Americans should prepare themselves for a difficult holiday season. Fauci said that the COVID-19 pandemic will likely show little improvement by Christmas or New Year's Day. "I don't see it being any different during the Christmas and New Year's holidays than during Thanksgiving," Fauci said of the coronavirus pandemic. Coronavirus cases are expected to remain at elevate...
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The US surpassed 13 million COVID-19 cases — less than a week after hitting 12 million cases

A health care worker directs a person to use a nasal swab for a self administered test at the new federally funded COVID-19 testing site at the Miami-Dade County Auditorium on July 23, 2020 in Miami, Florida Joe Raedle/Getty Images The US surpassed 13 million COVID-19 cases, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.  The country surpassed 12 million COVID-19 cases just 6 days ago.  One report predicted that the US could see as many as 1 million COVID-19 cases a day.  Visit Business ...
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Stocks rise on Wall Street as S&P 500 hits record high

The S&P 500 rose to a record high Friday as investors continue to look forward to the distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine and relief for the global economy. The benchmark index rose 8.70 points, or 0.2%, led by gains in technology companies, and closed at an all-time high of 3,638.35. The Nasdaq also closed at a record helped by gains in Apple, Tesla, Zoom and other tech companies. Positive developments on the vaccine front have driven double-digit gains in the major indexes this month as investo...
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Despite Calls To Stay Home For Thanksgiving, US Air Travel Sets Pandemic-Era Record

(CNN/CBS13) — The number of travelers passing through airport security checkpoints in the United States reached its highest level since mid-March on Wednesday despite urging from federal health officials for Americans to spend Thanksgiving at home. In a pandemic-era record, more than 1 million people passed through security at America’s airports on the day before Thanksgiving. That number is just 40% of last year’s passenger volume on the same day when 2,602,631 people were screened. The US Cent...
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On the eve of Thanksgiving, the US recorded its highest single-day coronavirus death toll since May — and the timing could not be worse

People arrive at Orlando International Airport on November 25, 2020 in Orlando, Florida. Paul Hennessy/NurPhoto via Getty Images As US coronavirus cases, deaths, and hospitalizations set new records almost daily, are nervously eyeing Americans' behavior during Thanksgiving. Public health experts have urged people not to travel this year, and the CDC recommends not mixing households at Thanksgiving gatherings. But a record number of travelers have flown across the country ahead of the hol...
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Trump has more or less stopped talking about the pandemic, as the CDC predicts the US could hit 300,000 deaths before Christmas

President Donald Trump walks out of the White House briefing room on November 24, 2020. Susan Walsh/The Associated Press President Donald Trump has stopped talking about the coronavirus pandemic, even as the US struggles through its third outbreak, and new hospitalizations and infections continue to soar. Since President-elect Joe Biden won the 2020 election, Trump has used his public statements to double down on the baseless claims that the election was stolen from him. Trump's press conf...
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A Green Beret recalls the brutal Thanksgiving Day mission he barely survived after running into 30,000 enemy troops

A SOG recon team getting ready for another cross-border operation in Cambodia. Courtesy picture As Americans at home sat down for Thanksgiving dinner in 1968, a team of special operators was setting out to solve a deadly puzzle in Cambodia. US intelligence had lost track of tens of thousands of North Vietnamese troops, and with memories of the Tet Offensive still fresh, American commanders wanted to know where they were and what they were doing. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more s...
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Coronavirus live news: global cases exceed 60m; the Americas record worst week since pandemic's start

Global cases pass 60m, according Johns Hopkins University; The Americas report more than 1.5m cases in the last seven days, says WHOUnited States reports 2,157 new coronavirus deathsSicily asks Cuba to send medics as Italy fights second Covid waveChristmas and Covid: is mixing households a good idea?Germany to decide next round of Covid restrictionsSee all our coronavirus coverage 6.22pm GMT The US has recorded 165,282 new cases and 1,989 more deaths, the Centers for Disease Control and Prev...
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Coronavirus cleaning: Is wiping down groceries still a thing?

By CANDICE CHOI | Associated Press NEW YORK — Cleaning wipes are harder to find on store shelves, and businesses are reassuring customers with stepped up sanitation measures. In New York, the subway system is shut down nightly for disinfecting. To avoid any traces of the coronavirus that might be lurking on surfaces, Americans have been wiping down groceries, wearing surgical gloves when they go out and leaving mail packages out for an extra day or two. But experts say the national fixation on s...
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Coronavirus live news: Germany reports record daily deaths as global cases near 60m

Germany reports 410 Covid-related deaths in 24 hours; Johns Hopkins University tracker nears 60m cases; French to ease lockdown this weekendDeaths pass 1.4mFrance announces limited lockdown easingRussia says data on Sputnik Covid vaccine shows 95% efficacyAfrica’s largest Covid treatment trial launched by 13 countriesSee all our coronavirus coverage 11.10am GMT Hello, I’m taking over the blog from Lexy Topping and I’ll be with you for the next few hours. If you’d like to draw my attention to...
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Coronavirus live news: global cases near 60m as France prepares to ease lockdown

French president says lockdown to ease starting this weekend; CDC may shorten quarantine period guidelines; Spain’s daily deaths highest of second waveDeaths pass 1.4mFrance announces limited lockdown easingRussia says data on Sputnik Covid vaccine shows 95% efficacyAfrica’s largest Covid treatment trial launched by 13 countriesSee all our coronavirus coverage 6.16am GMT The British government’s £22bn test-and-trace system has failed to reach more than 100,000 people exposed to coronavirus i...
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Millions of people are flying across the US for Thanksgiving, ignoring CDC advice

Travelers wearing protective face masks walking through Concourse D at the Miami International Airport on Sunday, November 22, 2020 in Miami, Florida. David Santiago/Miami Herald/Tribune News Service via Getty Images More than three million people travelled through US airports this weekend in advance of Thanksgiving, defying advice from the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The CDC on Thursday advised people to stay home for Thanksgiving. More than one million people flew the next day....
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Oregon Gov. Kate Brown tells residents calling the police on neighbors for a public health violations is 'no different' than a noise complaint

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown attends a news conference Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020, in Portland, Ore. Brown and Oregon health officials warned Tuesday of the capacity challenges facing hospitals as COVID-19 case counts continue to spike in the state. Cathy Cheney/Pool Photo via AP Oregon Gov. Kate Brown said residents should call the police on anyone who is not following the state's COVID-19 mandates, according to Fox News. "This is no different than what happens if there's a party down the street an...
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Coronavirus: No signs of California’s surge slowing down

With the holiday season fast approaching, there are no signs the latest and largest wave yet of the COVID-19 pandemic is slowing down in California or elsewhere in the United States. Hospitalizations are rising faster than ever around the state, and over the weekend, California’s daily average of new cases climbed to its highest point of the pandemic, while the rolling seven-day positivity rate reached 6% for the first time since mid-August. An average of 11,444 new infections were reported each...
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Top tips for a safe Thanksgiving from Hopkins experts

Dr. Amesh Adalja and Professor Keri N. Althoff from the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University lay out different options for staying safe this week, even if travel is involved (though not advised).         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Bodies of COVID-19 victims are still in NYC freezer trucks 8 months after they died

Refrigerated tractor trailers used to store bodies of deceased people in Brooklyn, New York, in this May 13 2020 image marked up by Business Insider Brendan McDermid/Reuters At least 600 bodies of people who died in the coronavirus' first wave are still in freezer trucks in Brooklyn, according to The Wall Street Journal.  New York City's chief medical examiner is still tracking down families to inform them of deaths earlier this year, the paper reported.  Funeral costs and problems finding...
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The German government tells people to be as 'lazy as raccoons' as it deploys humor to control the spread of COVID-19

The German coronavirus ad campaign was released to the public on November 14, 2020 Twitter/Steffen Seibert Official adverts created by the German government last week encouraged the country to be "lazy as raccoons" to prevent the further spread of COVID-19. One of the ads, which was widely shared on social media, shows an old man speaking about how in the "winter of 2020" people became "heroes" after doing "absolutely nothing." Last month, Berlin's tourism authority launched an ad campaign...
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Coronavirus live news: US suffers one Covid death every minute as global cases near 60m

UK government to ease isolation requirements for Covid contacts; US suffers one Covid death every minuteUS, Germany and UK could start Covid vaccinations as early as DecemberMass testing to be rolled out in England to head off Tory revoltMillions in US to ignore warnings against Thanksgiving travelWhy the race to find a vaccine is far from overSee all our coronavirus coverage 3.11am GMT The much hyped Hong Kong-Singapore travel bubble has popped, one day before the first flights were set to ...
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While the CDC recommended against travel, about 2 million people went through airport checkpoints this weekend. Here's what airports across the country look like right now.

People wait to speak to a United Airlines representative at a terminal at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago on Friday, Nov. 20 AP Photo/Teresa Crawford A total of over 2 million travelers passed by the security checkpoint at airports throughout Friday and Saturday, according to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). The CDC recommended people in the US do not travel for Thanksgiving. States across the country tightened restrictions on social gatherings and travel, Busi...
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Many stimulus programs are due to expire at the end of 2020, threatening the US economy during the COVID-19 pandemic's most challenging phase

Drew Angerer/Getty Images; Zach Gibson/Getty Images; Congress.gov; Samantha Lee/Business Insider A number of critical COVID-19 economic relief programs will expire at the end of the year, threatening the stability of the US economy as the country enters an uncertain 2021. After the CARES Act passed in March, stimulus gridlock has largely ensued, with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin working with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.  From eviction morator...
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In the Last Week America Experienced 1 Million New Coronavirus Cases

The total number of U.S. coronavirus cases since the pandemic started has now surpassed 12 million, CNN reports — "an increase of more than 1 million cases in less than a week." Researchers at John Hopkins University calculate that over a quarter of a million Americans have now died from the disease. Almost every state has reported a rapid surge in cases, and nationwide numbers have been climbing much faster than ever before — with the country reporting a staggering 2.8 million infections sin...
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A new CDC report found that Kansas counties who complied with a mask mandate saw a decrease in cases compared to counties that didn't

President Donald Trump opted against wearing a face mask at a press conference in May, while flanked advisers Drs. Deborah Bird and Anthony Fauci, who wore face masks. Jabin Botsford/Getty Images A Friday report from the Centers for Disease Control found that counties in Kansas that adopted a mask mandate saw a decrease in cases of the disease, while counties that opted out saw an increase by 100%. While experts have long agreed that masks are a key part of limiting the spread of COVID-19,...
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