Individual U.S. states scrambled on Sunday to impose lockdowns to stem coronavirus spikes amid a lack of national leadership on how to curb infections until vaccines are widely available in the spring.
As California was set to go into lockdown at midnight on Sunday and other U.S. states scrambled to impose new restrictions, the White House Coronavirus Task Force coordinator said she was concerned that Americans who parrot myths about the deadly disease were undermining the country's response to the worsening health crisis.
Dr. Deborah Birx on NBC's "Meet The Press" Sunday expressed her frustration over the mixed messages coming from the Trump administration that are reflected in some Americans' perceptions about masks, social distancing and super-spreader events.
Only about half of the 50 U.S. states have enacted new restrictions in the last month as cases, deaths and hospitalizations hit record levels across the country, which lacks national leadership on controlling the virus.
Fourteen states do not mandate masks.
Birx said that "across the Sun Belt, we have governors and mayors who have cases equivalent to what they had in the summertime yet aren't putting in the same policies and mitigations that they put in the summer that they know changed the course of this pandemic across the South," adding "This is the worst event that this country will face." While many businesses are shutting down, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top U.S. infectious disease expert, says schools should reopen before bars do.
In New York City, some public schools in the nation's largest school district prepared to reopen for daily in-person classes on Monday after a citywide campus shutdown.
The U.S. remains the leader in global infections and deaths, reporting nearly 190,000 new infections on average each day and accounts for one in every 20 deaths reported worldwide.
In an interview with CBS, Dr. Deborah Birx said she saw President Donald Trump presenting graphs about the coronavirus pandemic that she never made and claimed that someone either outside or inside the administration was creating a parallel set of data to show to Trump.
[NFA] Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House coronavirus response coordinator under President Donald Trump, told CBS's Face the Nation that Trump was given 'parallel data streams' from another source on the COVID-19 pandemic and that Trump presented graphs she never made. This report produced by Yahaira Jacquez.
In a new interview with CBS, Dr. Deborah Birx says she saw Trump “presenting graphs that I never made” and laments “parallel data streams.” Dr. Seema Yasmin reacts to Birx’s “apology tour” by saying it’s “frustrating” and “painful” to hear former officials only speaking out after the end of the Trump administration.
In an interview, Dr. Deborah Birx says she “always” considered quitting then-President Donald Trump’s White House coronavirus task force and was troubled by colleagues’ perceptions that she had become political.
A Massive car rally was held in Canada's Greater Toronto Area by the Indian Diaspora to show their solidarity with the Indian Government in regards with the New Farm Laws. The rally also showed its solidarity with the Canadian Government's decision to import Covid Vaccine from India. More than a thousand families participated in this Car rally. However, Khalistani extremist elements tried to disrupt the car rally at different points along the route but the Car Rally organizers ignored extremists' bullying and harassment.
Free rapid Covid tests will be offered to the families of all pupils in England under plans to reopen schools from March 8th. Whole households, as well as those in childcare or support bubbles will be able to test themselves twice a week from home. Secondary and college pupils will receive three initial tests at school before taking them at home. Report by Fullerg. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
With flowers in their hands and deep devotion inside heart, devotees stood in long queues at Jora Masjid in Midnapur, eagerly waiting for their turn to seek the blessings of Hazrat Syed Shah Murshed Ali Al Quaderi on his 120th urs celebration. Popularly known as Maula Pak, the saint Urs is one of the most auspicious occasions for both, Indians especially those living in West Bengal as well as Bangladeshis. People irrespective of their class, creed and religion come to attend the holy commemoration of the saint, who was the 32nd descendant of the prophet of Islam, Hazrat Muhammad and the 19th descendant of the Sultan of the Saints, Hazrat Abdul Quader Jilani, also known as Boro Peer Sahab. During the Urs, devotees offered chadders, flowers and ittar, a natural perfume at the shrine of the venerated saint which is situated inside the premises of Jora Masjid. They also prayed to God and sought for the fulfilment of their wishes from the saint at this five-day religious affair. Every year, a special train also runs from Bangladesh to Midnapur so that people from there can also come to attend the Urs, but this time due to COVID-19, the train was cancelled. 'Maula Pak' was one among those Sufi saints who have for long propagated the message of peace and harmony, and even today his teachings continue to bind people together no matter which faith or community they belong to.
[NFA] Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top U.S. infectious disease official, on Sunday urged Americans to take any of the three approved COVID-19 vaccines available to them, including the newly-authorized single-shot vaccine from Johnson & Johnson. Lisa Bernhard produced this report.
Dr. Anthony Fauci cautioned against relaxing pandemic restrictions throughout the US even though Covid-19 cases have plateaued, citing how premature relaxations of restrictions can lead to new spikes in cases.
A Plastic surgeon from California is facing investigation for attending a court trial while performing the surgery. According to the reports, Scott Green attended his trial at Sacramento superior court on zoom for alleged traffic violation while in the operating room. Judge told the doctor he would rather set a new date for the trial when the doctor is not actively involved or participating and attending to the needs of a patient. Doctor Green apologised to the judge. The Medical Board of California has said it would look into the incident.
#CaliforniaSurgeon #PlasticSurgeon #TrafficViolationTrial
U.S. President Joe Biden told reporters outside the White House that he would be 'making an announcement' on Saudi Arabia on Monday, with regards to the country's role in the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, though a White House official suggested it won't be anything new. Jayson Albano reports.
Oscar winner Renee Zellweger is to make her broadcast TV debut as the star of a true-crime drama, based on the 2011 murder of Betsy Faria.the 'Judy' star will headline and executive produce 'The Thing About Pam' for NBC.
Credit: Cover Video STUDIO Duration: 00:51Published
Former US President Donald Trump addressed the closing day of the annual Conservative Political Action yesterday. In his public speech for the first time after leaving the office, he attacked the newly elected President Joe Biden saying he has had the most disastrous first month of any president in modern history. He also said that the incredible journey that began four years ago is far from over.
#DonaldTrump #Trump #Republicans
The Golden Globes ceremony was held yesterday. As the Pandemic is still around, the ceremony took place from Los Angeles and New York, with nominees taking part from locations around the world. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler hosted the event from Rainbow Room in New York and Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, respectively. Chadwick Boseman won the award Chadwick Boseman won Best Performance (Drama), for his role in 'Black Bottom' posthumously. His wife Taylor Simone Boseman accepted the award on his behalf.
#GoldenGlobes #ChadwickBoseman #TheCrown
New York's top prosecutor rejected a proposal by Governor Andrew Cuomo for her to pick a lawyer to investigate allegations of sexual misconduct against him, after Cuomo's office backtracked on Sunday on a plan to choose its own investigator. Lisa Bernhard produced this report.