The coronavirus continues to create an unyielding and staggering path of illness and death across the United States. Johns Hopkins reported early Sunday that the U.S. has nearly 25 million COVID infections, with more than 417,000 deaths. Both tolls are the world’s highest. … [Read more...] about World Nears 100 Million COVID-19 Cases
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“There are some who argue that people should not be traveling internationally anyway, because we still don’t have the vaccine widely available,” said Senior News Editor Clint Henderson. “In the short term this is not going to be great. However, in the long-term, this could be part of a new process that makes it a little safer for international travel.” … [Read more...] about Foreign Air Travelers Face New COVID-19 Requirements Before Boarding Flights To U.S.
The country that once bragged it had contained the virus due to “the superiority of the Japanese people”—as Minister of Finance Taro Aso proclaimed in June—is now resorting to stiff fines and imprisonment to curb the largest spike in cases yet. Japan will not be the first developed country to institute harsh penalties for violating coronavirus restrictions: France and Italy imposed strict fines on people leaving their homes; the UK allowed for fines of upwards of £10,000 for people breaking, or inciting others to break, the rules or deliberately spreading the virus. In some U.S. states, such as New York, fines of up to $15,000 could be levied for violating mass gathering rules and $1,000 a day for not wearing masks according to NBC News. But no developed country has proposed something as drastic as what Japan has come up with this time, let alone jail someone for not being hospitalized. (However, many countries across the world have used COVID-19 as an … [Read more...] about Japan Wants to Throw COVID-19 Patients in Jail If They Refuse to Go to the Hospital
Some local health officials say the feds should have never expanded the recommendation on vaccinations to include millions of additional people because there aren’t enough doses to cover even the first phase. It’s left many waiting and worrying. … [Read more...] about ‘It’s Just A Mess’: Frustration Growing Over Fractured COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout
“Californians heard the urgent message to stay home as much as possible and accepted that challenge to slow the surge and save lives,” said Dr. Tomás Aragón, CDPH director and state public health officer. “Together, we changed our activities knowing our short-term sacrifices would lead to longer-term gains. COVID-19 is still here and still deadly, so our work is not over, but it’s important to recognize our collective actions saved lives and we are turning a critical corner.” … [Read more...] about State Health Officials Lift Restrictive COVID-19 Stay-At-Home Order; ‘Light At The End Of The Tunnel’