U.S. expected to have 500,000 COVID-19 deaths by February, CDC official warns

As the U.S. closes in on 400,000 coronavirus deaths, the incoming director of the Centers for Disease Control said that by the middle of February, officials expect the death toll to be staggering. “By the middle of February, we expect half a million deaths in this country,” Dr. Rochelle Walensky said. The grim news comes as Los Angeles More...

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Questions surround COVID-19 vaccine timeline for immigrants in ICE custody

Krystal Chavez, who was a toddler when her father started his prison sentence in the early 1990s, said she was looking forward to hugging him for the first time outside of a detention facility. Martha, her sister, More...

By admin On Tuesday, January 19th, 2021
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Backlog of bodies caused by COVID-19 forces California air quality agency to suspend cremation limits

The lack of storage space for those who have died of the coronavirus forced the agency which regulates air quality across the Southland to issue an emergency order Sunday night lifting the limit on the number More...

By admin On Sunday, January 17th, 2021
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Americans criticize vaccine rollout as too slow— CBS News poll

Most Americans are not satisfied with the coronavirus vaccine distribution in their state, with a majority saying it is going too slowly and feeling that the process of how to go about getting a vaccine hasn’t More...

By admin On Saturday, January 16th, 2021
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Kyrie Irving fined $50,000 by NBA for attending indoor party

The NBA on Friday fined Kyrie Irving $50,000 for violating the league’s health and safety protocols after a viral video showed the Brooklyn Nets star at a private indoor party without a mask on. Irving, More...

By admin On Saturday, January 16th, 2021
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Funeral home staff overwhelmed by waves of COVID-19 deaths

Dutch Nie, who runs a small funeral home in Ann Arbor, Michigan, recounts the flood of calls from grieving families as the first wave of COVID-19 hit the U.S. last year. “In March and April, we saw a rise More...

By admin On Saturday, January 16th, 2021
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Coronavirus has now killed more than 2 million people worldwide: “A heart-wrenching milestone”

The coronavirus has now killed more than 2 million people worldwide since the outbreak emerged in China in December 2019, according to a tally from Johns Hopkins University. The United States, with about 4% More...

By admin On Friday, January 15th, 2021
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How much do people around the world trust the COVID-19 vaccines?

A year after it emerged, COVID-19 has now claimed more than 2 million lives worldwide. Experts have said for much of the last year that the only way to escape the coronavirus‘ grasp is through widespread More...

By admin On Friday, January 15th, 2021
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Pope Francis and his predecessor Benedict get a 1st shot of COVID vaccine

Rome — Both Pope Francis and retired Pope Benedict have had their first doses of a coronavirus vaccine, the Vatican confirmed on Thursday. The pontiff and his predecessor got the first half of their vaccinations More...

By admin On Friday, January 15th, 2021
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China finally lets WHO into Wuhan to probe COVID-19 origins

Wuhan, China — More than a year after the world’s first known coronavirus cases appeared here, a World Health Organization team of experts finally landed in Wuhan on Thursday to try to trace the origin More...

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