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Coronavirus Vaccine Nears Final Tests in Cuba. Tourists May Be Inoculated. – The New York Times

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Then, following the decision to open international air travel in November after a seven-month closure, case numbers spiked. Authorities are now battling the worst outbreak since the pandemic began, with more cases registered in January than in all of last year, and recently set a 9 p.m. curfew in Havana. The government hasn’t yet announced any specific plans for inoculating tourists, but will have to take into consideration the length of time it would take to deliver all three shots required by Sovereign 2. Dr. Guillén said that rather than stay on the island for a month and a half, […]

Coronavirus: California lifts ban on prep football, other sports

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High school football and other outdoor sports will be allowed to resume play across many parts of California for the first time in nearly 12 months, the state Department of Public Health announced Friday morning, culminating a long-fought battle for return-to-play advocates. Football, baseball, softball, soccer, water polo and lacrosse are all among the sports allowed to begin competition next Friday in any county in the state with a per-capita case rate of fewer than 14 per 100,000 residents — currently 27 of the state’s 58 counties, including all but Contra Costa and Solano counties in the Bay Area. Indoor […]

UK passes 10m Covid vaccination milestone | Coronavirus | The Guardian

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Britain has given a first dose of a coronavirus vaccine to more than 10 million people, according to the latest figures, which showed that at least 361,514 people received a jab on Wednesday. The milestone took under two months to achieve – after the first Pfizer vaccinations on 8 December – and if the current run rate is continued would mean the top nine priority groups would all have been offered a first dose by early April. Newly published figures showed England administered 300,173 first-dose vaccinations on Tuesday. Scotland and Wales contributed 38,484 and 22,857 respectively. Figures for Northern Ireland […]

Why ARE coronavirus cases falling so fast in the US? New infections drop 44% over last three weeks | Daily Mail Online

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The deadliest month yet of the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S. drew to a close with signs of progress: COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are plummeting, while vaccinations are picking up speed. On Wednesday, 110,679 new infections were recorded, according to data from Johns Hopkins University, which is much lower than the 215,805 infections that were recorded just three weeks ago. What’s more, the seven-day rolling average of new cases currently sits at 135,904, a 44 percent decline from the average three weeks weeks earlier, a DailyMail.com analysis shows.   Forty-four states are seeing a decline in cases, Johns Hopkins data reveals, […]

Captain Sir Tom Moore dies aged 100 after battle with coronavirus | Daily Mail Online

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The Queen tonight led tributes to inspirational war veteran and fundraising hero Captain Sir Tom Moore after he died aged 100 after being admitted to hospital with coronavirus. He had been a beam of light shining through the tragedies of the pandemic and raised more than £32 million for the NHS by walking 100 laps of his garden before his milestone birthday. His optimistic tone and belief ‘Tomorrow will be a good day’ endeared him to fans around the world, from young to old and his death prompted tributes from figures including Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Today it was announced he […]

Captain Sir Tom Moore dies at 100 after testing positive for Covid | Coronavirus | The Guardian

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Captain Sir Tom Moore, the second world war veteran who raised almost £39m for NHS charities during the first coronavirus lockdown in spring 2020, has died aged 100 after testing positive for coronavirus. His daughters, Hannah and Lucy, confirmed Moore’s death in a statement. They said: “It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our dear father, Captain Sir Tom Moore. We are so grateful that we were with him during the last hours of his life; Hannah, Benjie and Georgia by his bedside and Lucy on FaceTime. “We spent hours chatting to him, reminiscing about our […]

Captain Tom Moore in hospital with coronavirus and pneumonia – Mirror Online

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Covid: Supporters send Captain Sir Tom Moore best wishes as 100-year-old in hospital with coronavirus | ITV News

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Video report by ITV News Correspondent Paul Davies Supporters have sent Captain Sir Tom Moore their best wishes after it was announced that the 100-year-old has been admitted to hospital after testing positive for coronavirus. A Twitter statement from the charity fundraiser’s daughter said that the 100-year-old was hospitalised on Sunday after requiring “help with his breathing” and that he is not in intensive care. Captain Sir Tom’s daughter, Hannah Ingram-Moore, said that her father had had pneumonia for the last few weeks “and last week tested positive for Covid-19”. ITV News understands that due to Captain Sir Tom’s treatment […]

A California College Tries to Shield an Entire City From Coronavirus – The New York Times

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Public health experts say the initiative is the most ambitious program of its type in the country and could be a model for other universities. U.C. Davis has made free coronavirus tests — twice weekly, with overnight results — available to all 69,500 people in the city of Davis and hundreds of nonresidents who just work there. It has also trained dozens of graduate students to help with contact tracing; recruited hotel and apartment owners to provide free isolation and quarantine housing to anyone in town exposed to the virus; and hired some 275 undergraduate ambassadors to combat health disinformation […]

Alabama’s coronavirus positivity rate now highest in the nation – al.com

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Alabama currently has the highest coronavirus positivity rate in the nation. Data from the Alabama Department of Public Health shows the percent of reported COVID-19 diagnostic tests that come back positive currently sits at 35 percent. The next closest state, Iowa, sits at 31 percent. Alabama’s positivity rate has been high for much of the pandemic, reaching nearly 50 percent as recently as this month. But as cases here and throughout the country declined following the post-holiday surge, Alabama’s rate has stayed the highest. [Can’t see the map? Click here.] Alabama’s 7-day average for new virus cases has ticked up […]