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Biden to sign orders giving economic relief to working families hit hard by COVID-19

January 22nd, 2021
Biden to sign orders giving economic relief to working families hit hard by COVID-19

CLOSE With a burst of executive orders, President Joe Biden served notice that the nation’s COVID-19 response is under new management. “We’re in a national emergency and it is time we treated it like one,” Biden said. (Jan. 21) AP DomesticWASHINGTON – President Joe Biden will launch another front in his battle against COVID-19 on Friday by taking steps to provide economic relief to Americans still reeling from the effects of the deadly pandemic.Biden is set to sign two executive orders that will give low-income families easier access to federal nutrition and food assistance... Read More

NBA coronavirus updates: Grizzlies’ next three games postponed due to COVID-19 issues

January 21st, 2021
NBA coronavirus updates: Grizzlies’ next three games postponed due to COVID-19 issues

USA TODAY Sports Published 12:26 p.m. ET Jan. 21, 2021 | Updated 12:30 p.m. ET Jan. 21, 2021CLOSE USA TODAY Sports’ Jeff Zillgitt breaks down the new dynamic facing the Brooklyn Nets and their new roster. USA TODAYThe Memphis Grizzlies’ COVID-19 issues got worse Thursday as the NBA postponed their next three games in accordance with the league’s health and safety protocols.The Grizzlies won’t play at the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday, and they won’t host the Sacramento Kings on Sunday and Monday. The news comes after Wednesday’s game with the Trail Blazers... Read More

COVID live updates: Biden details vaccination plan; world reaches 2M death tally; new coronavirus strain could rip through US by March

January 16th, 2021
COVID live updates: Biden details vaccination plan; world reaches 2M death tally; new coronavirus strain could rip through US by March

CLOSE Vaccinologist Dr. Greg Poland discusses what it’s like after your first dosage of COVID-19 vaccine. USA TODAYIn the headlines:► Global COVID-19 deaths reached the horrific milestone of 2 million, which is roughly equivalent to the entire population of Nebraska. Of those deaths, more than 390,000 have been in the United States. ► President-elect Joe Biden said Friday his administration will add clinics, bolster the public health workforce and invoke a wartime production law to ensure adequate vaccine supplies in order for Americans to get 100 million COVID-19 shots in the first... Read More

Where did COVID-19 come from?

January 16th, 2021
Where did COVID-19 come from?

The coronavirus that conquered the world came from a thumb-sized bat tucked inside a remote Chinese cave. Of this much, scientists are convinced.  Exactly how and when it fled the bat to begin its devastating flight across the globe remain open questions. In just one year, SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, has infected 100 million people and killed 2 million, 400,000 of them in the U.S. Answers could stop such a calamity from happening again.Researchers in China, under government scrutiny, have been investigating since January. This week, a World Health Organization delegation... Read More

With the coronavirus mutating and vaccinations behind schedule, here’s what we must do now

January 9th, 2021
With the coronavirus mutating and vaccinations behind schedule, here’s what we must do now

OPINIONKevin Kavanagh, Opinion contributor Published 7:00 a.m. ET Jan. 9, 2021 The United States needs to rise to the occasion and confront this pandemic. Let us not place political expediency above public safety.The news media is filled with articles regarding the new United Kingdom coronavirus mutation, which modeling has shown to be 56% more infectious. This mutation appears to be widespread in the United States, possibly emerging as early as October and now is spreading in multiple states. Similar to the original virus, this one has spread undetected because of inadequate testing. The... Read More

Coronavirus, vaccine, revenue remain college football concerns as rocky season comes to end

January 7th, 2021
Coronavirus, vaccine, revenue remain college football concerns as rocky season comes to end

CLOSE Sports Pulse: Sports reporters Dan Wolken and Paul Myerberg give us their takes on how they think the game will play out USA TODAYAt some point late Monday night just outside of Miami, confetti guns will go off and a trophy will be handed to either Alabama or Ohio State and the entire college football industry will collectively exhale. For 10 straight months, administrators at every school and conference in the Football Bowl Subdivision have worked through innumerable problems and uncertainties to get to the conclusion of a 2020 season that, at various points, nobody was sure would happen.... Read More

Testing positive for coronavirus after getting a vaccine? Here’s how likely that is and what to know if it happens

January 5th, 2021
Testing positive for coronavirus after getting a vaccine? Here’s how likely that is and what to know if it happens

Adrianna Rodriguez, USA TODAY Published 5:00 a.m. ET Jan. 5, 2021 | Updated 2:48 p.m. ET Jan. 5, 2021CLOSE Vaccinologist Dr. Greg Poland discusses what it’s like after your first dosage of COVID-19 vaccine. USA TODAYIt’s still possible to test positive for the coronavirus even after getting vaccinated, experts said.Both the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines require two doses per patient to be fully effective. The first Pfizer-BioNTech dose is more than 50% effective in preventing COVID-19, and the second dose increases that protection to about 95%.The Centers for Disease Control and... Read More

Coronavirus updates: Oregon to administer 12K vaccine doses daily by Jan. 15; Mexico approves AstraZeneca vaccine; 353K US deaths

January 5th, 2021
Coronavirus updates: Oregon to administer 12K vaccine doses daily by Jan. 15; Mexico approves AstraZeneca vaccine; 353K US deaths

CLOSE Your COVID-19 vaccine questions, answered: if I already had COVID, should I get the vaccine? From States of America’s live show on December 16, 2020. USA TODAYUSA TODAY is keeping track of the news surrounding COVID-19 as a pair of vaccines join the U.S. fight against a virus that has killed more than 355,000 Americans since the first reported fatality in February. Keep refreshing this page for the latest updates surrounding the coronavirus, including who is getting the vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna, as well as other top news from across the USA TODAY Network. Sign up for our Coronavirus... Read More

Coronavirus updates: Dr. Anthony Fauci says 100M vaccine shots is ‘realistic goal’ in first 100 days of Joe Biden’s presidency

January 4th, 2021
Coronavirus updates: Dr. Anthony Fauci says 100M vaccine shots is ‘realistic goal’ in first 100 days of Joe Biden’s presidency

CLOSE Your COVID-19 vaccine questions, answered: if I already had COVID, should I get the vaccine? From States of America’s live show on December 16, 2020. USA TODAYUSA TODAY is keeping track of the news surrounding COVID-19 as a pair of vaccines join the U.S. fight against a virus that has killed more than 350,000 Americans since the first reported fatality in February. Keep refreshing this page for the latest updates surrounding the coronavirus, including who is getting the vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna, as well as other top news from across the USA TODAY Network. Sign up for our Coronavirus... Read More

Mummers strut despite Philly parade cancellation

January 2nd, 2021
Mummers strut despite Philly parade cancellation

Skip to main content HomeCoronavirus Updates2020 Election ResultsElectionsNationWorldPoliticsFactcheckEducationInvestigationsHealthWeatherRace in AmericaImpeachmentJust the FAQsTracking 2020Register to VoteVoter GuideScores of costumed performers took to the streets of south Philadelphia for a New Year’s celebration of Mummers tradition despite official cancellation of the annual event and a ban on large gatherings due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Jan. 2)AP Continue To Full Article  Read More