Headlines for December 30, 2020

McConnell Blocks Move to Up Stimulus Checks to $2,000; Progressive Senators Plan Filibuster on NDAA VetoU.S. Reports Record Deaths and Hospitalizations as New COVID Variant Identified in ColoradoCOVID-19 Ravages U.S. Prisons; Cases Four Times Higher Among PrisonersBiden Slams Slow Rollout of Vaccination, Reiterates Plan for Mask MandateU.K. Approves Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine as Cases Surge; Germany, South Korea Report Record DeathsWHO Warns COVID-19 Is Not Necessarily "The Big One"Argentina Legalizes Abortion in Historic, Long-Fought-For VoteChina Sentences Hong Kong Activists Who Fled by Boat to Up to 3 Years; Tony Chung Gets 4 Months for ProtestAt Least 15 People Feared Dead in Papua New Guinea After Landslide at Informal Gold MineBangladesh…

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Headlines for December 29, 2020

Bernie Sanders Promises Filibuster of Pentagon Bill Unless Senate Votes on $2,000 Stimulus ChecksU.S. COVID-19 Hospitalizations Hit Record High as California Hospitals Ration CareRussia Admits COVID-19 Death Toll More Than Three Times Higher Than ReportedBrazilian Vice President Hamilton Mourão Tests Positive for CoronavirusColombia Vaccination Program to Exclude Undocumented VenezuelansJoe Biden Says Trump Administration Is Obstructing His Transition TeamTexas GOP Rep. Louie Gohmert Sues VP Pence in Long-Shot Bid to Overturn Biden's WinU.S. to Open Consulate in Western Sahara After Recognizing Morocco's Claim on the TerritoryHonduran Indigenous Environmentalist Félix Vásquez Assassinated in Front of FamilyColumbus, OH, Police Officer Adam Coy Fired over Killing of Andre HillNew York State Bans…

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Headlines for December 28, 2020

Trump Reverses Course, Signs Stimulus and Gov't Funding Bill But Makes Demands of LawmakersDecember Deadliest Month in Pandemic as 1 in Every 1,000 Americans Has Now Died of COVID-19Death of Black Doctor from COVID-19 Provokes Outrage over Racist Disparities in HealthcareOfficials Acknowledge Vaccine Efforts Will Fall Short of Initial Year-End GoalEU, Latin America Roll Out Vaccine; New COVID Variants ID'd in Africa as Countries Report U.K. VariantU.K. and EU Reach Post-Brexit Trade Deal After Months of Talks and Years of UncertaintyMass Shooting Kills 220+ People in Western EthiopiaHundreds of Refugees at Risk of Freezing to Death in Harsh Winter on Bosnian-Croatian BorderAt Least 20 Refugees Die at Sea…

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Vaccine update: issue 315, December 2020, COVID-19 special edition

Vaccine update: issue 315, December 2020, COVID-19 special edition (print version) Ref: PHE gateway number 2020372 PDF, 2.78MB, 21 pages This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format. If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email publications@phe.gov.uk. Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use. Source link

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Headlines for December 23, 2020

Trump Calls Stimulus Bill a "Disgrace" as Dems Seize on Call to Up Direct Payments to $2,000Trump Pardons Blackwater Mercenaries, Ex-GOP Lawmakers, and Border Guards Who Shot a ManU.N. Official Calls for Julian Assange Pardon; Trump Mulls Granting Immunity to Mohammed bin SalmanDozens of Al Jazeera Journalists Hacked with Israeli Company's SpywareTargeted Murders of Journalists Doubled in 2020, with Mexico Worst-Affected CountryIsraeli Voters Will Head to Polls for Fourth Time in Less Than 2 Years After Gov't CollapseIsraeli Soldiers Shoot and Kill Palestinian Teenager in Occupied East JersualemPakistani Human Rights Activist Karima Mehrab Baloch Found Dead in CanadaAlex Padilla Will Replace Kamala Harris in Senate, Becomes CA's First…

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Headlines for December 22, 2020

Congress Approves $900 Billion Coronavirus Relief Bill After Months of Partisan GridlockU.S. Hospitalizations Hit Record High Amid Surge of Holiday TravelFirst Doses of Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Distributed Across U.S.HHS, CDC Chiefs Subpoenaed over White House Interference in Pandemic ResponseOver 40 Countries Ban U.K. Travel over Fears of New Coronavirus VariantOutgoing AG William Barr Refuses Trump's Demand He Seize Voting MachinesIsolated at the White House, Trump Makes Last-Ditch Effort to Overturn 2020 ElectionBiden Set to Nominate CT Schools Commissioner Miguel Cardona as Education SecretaryJamaican Asylum Seekers Walk Free 843 Days After Taking Sanctuary in Philadelphia ChurchPrisoners in New Jersey ICE Jail Continue Protests Demanding Release Amid PandemicGOP-Led Lawsuit Seeks…

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Headlines for December 21, 2020

Lawmakers Agree on $900B Stimulus Bill with Reduced Direct Payments, Unemployment and No Local AidModerna Vaccine Ships Out; CDC Recommends People 75+, Other Essential Workers Receive the Shot NextCoronavirus Surges in U.S. as Tennessee Emerges as Major Hot SpotU.K. Increasingly Isolated After Highly Infectious Coronavirus Strain Prompts Strict LockdownJoe Biden Introduces Diverse Climate Crisis Team Trump Mulls Martial Law, Sidney Powell as Special Counsel on Election FraudTrump Asks SCOTUS to Throw Out PA Votes; Judge Rejects GA Senators' Attempt to Block New VotersRockets Fired at U.S. Embassy in Baghdad Ahead of Anniversary of Qassem Soleimani's AssassinationViolent Attacks Continue in Afghanistan as Car Bomb Kills 9 in Kabul, Ghazni…

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Headlines for December 18, 2020

U.S. Has Second-Worst Day of Pandemic as L.A. Logs Two COVID-19 Deaths Per HourFDA Panel Recommends Emergency Use of Moderna's COVID-19 VaccineU.S. Unemployment Claims Surge as Lawmakers Haggle Over Pandemic ReliefRep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Calls for New Democratic Party LeadershipBiden Nominates Deb Haaland to Become First-Ever Native American Cabinet MemberBiden Taps North Carolina's Top Environmental Official Michael Regan to Head EPARep. Cedric Richmond, Top Biden Adviser, Tests Positive for COVID-1928 Children from Haiti, Central and South America to Be Deported with Their Families344 Kidnapped Schoolboys Have Been Freed in NigeriaBillionaire Sackler Family Refuses to Apologize for Fueling Deadly Opioid Epidemic Federal Death Row Prisoner Contracts COVID-19 Weeks Before Planned ExecutionGoogle…

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Headlines for December 17, 2020

U.S. Shatters COVID-19 Daily Record with 3,656 Deaths & Quarter-Million New CasesWHO's COVID-19 Plan to Vaccinate Poorer Nations Faces "Very High" Risk of FailureFDA Panel to Vote on Emergency Use Authorization for Moderna VaccineTrump Appointee Pushed COVID-19 Herd Immunity Strategy: "We Want Them Infected"Chris Christie on COVID-19: "How Wrong I Was to Remove My Mask at the White House"French President Tests Positive for COVID-19 After Meetings with European LeadersBrazil's Confirmed Coronavirus Cases Top 7 MillionLawmakers Near Deal on $900B Coronavirus Relief Bill as U.S. Poverty SurgesPoverty on the Rise Across the Globe, as 2.7 Billion People Saw No Public Assistance Amid PandemicU.N. Warns Locust Swarms Threaten Food Security…

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Headlines for December 16, 2020

Positive Vaccine News Tempered by Surging Cases, 3,000 New Deaths and Record HospitalizationsCalifornia Activates "Mass Fatality" Program as Coronavirus SpikesFDA OKs At-Home Rapid Test, as Staff Warns Against Possible Bell's Palsy Symptoms After VaccineMitch McConnell Acknowledges Biden's Win, Urges GOP Senators Not to Oppose Election ResultsBiden Taps Pete Buttigieg for Transportation Secretary, Jennifer Granholm for Energy SecretaryImmigration Activists Call on Biden to Enact Major Reforms After Helping Propel Him to VictoryBiden Hits Georgia Campaign Trail to Get Out the Vote for Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon OssoffTrump Rolls Back Endangered Species Act, Removes Habitat Protections of At-Risk AnimalsBolivian Expedition Uncovers 20 New Species, Underscores Need to Protect Natural…

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