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In the headlines:
Canada Authorities in Canada have confirmed the first two known Canadian cases of an infectious variant of COVID-19, which was first identified in the United Kingdom. The new strain appears to be more contagious But it doesn’t seem to make people any more sick. It is found in many countries, including Denmark, France, Belgium, Australia and the Netherlands.
80 On the same day that the world crossed 80 million cases, the death toll in the United States crossed 330,000. That means 1 in 1,000 Americans die from COVID-19.
Unemployment benefits for millions of Americans will end at midnight on Saturday – unless President Donald Trump signs the year-end COVID relief and spending bill. That law was considered a contract before his sudden objections.
Pope Francis left the Vatican Palazzo to see St. Peter’s Square in a post – Christmas public view on Saturday, and played his part in the social upheaval during the Covit-19 epidemic. Instead, he offers a blessing and commentary on television from the library of the Apostolic Palace.
Union Countries across the European Union have received the first shipment of the COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by Pfizer and Bioendech. Authorities plan to manage the first scenes for the most vulnerable people in the integrated Sunday effort. But officials in Hungary boycotted the campaign and began administering the vaccine on Saturday.
Al California government said in a video released by Gavin Newsom Facebook and Twitter If current trends continue, the number of Californians hospitalized due to the corona virus will double in 30 days.
– South Korea, previously a success story in dealing with the corona virus infection, is experiencing a sharp rise in cases this Christmas week: 1,241 on Christmas Day alone. This is the largest daily increase the country has ever seen.
The Cor Duke women’s basketball team ends its 2020-21 season after four games because of concerns about a corona virus infection. The school announced Friday evening.
📈 Today’s numbers: There are more than 18.9 million confirmed corona virus cases and 331,000 deaths in the United States Johns Hopkins University Data. Worldwide total: more than 80 million cases and more than 1.7 million deaths.
Here’s a closer look at today’s best stories:
Biden elected president for Trump: Govt relief bill ‘must now be signed into law’
A few days after President Donald Trump recommended not signing the $ 900 billion COVID-19 relief package Unless personal direct payments are raised to $ 2,000, President-elect Joe Biden issued a statement condemning the imminent departure of his predecessor to “relinquish responsibility.”
“It’s the day after Christmas, millions of families have not been able to make a decision because of President Donald Trump’s refusal to sign an economic relief bill approved by Congress,” he said in a statement.
Listing the implications of not signing the bill, including the end of the eviction ban, the shortage of small businesses and funding for individual relief and vaccine distribution, Biden said the bill was “important” and “must now be signed into law.”
He acknowledged that the package was only a “first step and a down payment” for future assistance.
To be severely attacked by COVID, some indigenous people are reluctant to get vaccinated
For many, the promise of a vaccine offers hope and relief. But Josie Passes, a member of the Kaga tribe in Montana, is wary of its long-term consequences.
Although tribal communities across the country have been proportionally wiped out by COVID-19, the bosses are not alone in her reluctance. As tribes begin to receive and distribute COVID-19 vaccines, many tribal members are reluctant to receive immunizations.
Some fear that the indigenous people will be used as “guinea pigs” while others are reluctant to trust the Indian health service. Some feel invincible as the tribe survives catastrophic diseases such as the Great Depression and violent massacres. As more and more people get the vaccine many will want to wait and observe its effects.
Experts say this suspicion is needed. The tribes have experienced investment, incompetence and brutality at the hands of the central government. The effects of this neglect are manifested today as systemic imbalances across generations, many of which are further exposed by the COVID-19 epidemic. Read more here.
– Nora Moby, Great Falls Tribune
The black doctor died of COVID-19 after reporting racist treatment at the hospital
He said he was a black doctor who died of COVID-19 several weeks after fighting the virus Proper care at an Indiana hospital was improperly conducted and delayed Because of her race. Dr. Susan Moore, 52, died on December 20 after being admitted to several hospitals for complications of COVID-19, first in IU Health North and later in Ascension-St. Vincent in Carmel, Indiana.
His frustrations with the care provided at IU Health have been described in several updates on Facebook. First came December 4, when delays in his treatment and diagnosis were triggered by the color of his skin, he said.
An IU health spokesman declined to comment specifically on the case, citing the patient’s privacy. Shared a statement written on behalf of Health North:
“As an organization committed to ensuring equality and reducing racial discrimination in health care, we take discrimination allegations very seriously and investigate every allegation,” the statement said. “Treatment options are often acknowledged and reviewed by medical professionals from a variety of backgrounds, and we stand by the commitment and expertise of our caregivers and the quality of care provided to our patients each day.”
– Justin L. Mac and Holly V. Hayes, Indianapolis Star
Will the slow holiday season survive in small theaters?
The COVID-19 crisis has devastated movie theater owners of all sizes, but small independent owners feel it too deeply. Nationwide, A few have already gone permanently dark And the National Theater Owners Association (NATO) says 70% of small and medium-sized theaters are at risk of closing without federal assistance.
Many thrive on private screenings and popcorn specials. Their loss would be a major blow to America’s cultural life. They represent the main source of independent, highly radical art form. In an age dominated by elegant multiplexes, their old, marquee-decorated theaters often offer the same entertainment in the small and rural cities of the United States.
Fortunately, salvation appears on the horizon. Little attention was paid to the $ 900 billion COVID relief bill passed by Congress this week, which would provide $ 15 billion to fight small theaters, live entertainment and art galleries and museums. NATO’s last-minute campaign campaign has theorized $ 5 billion in movie theaters and their financial needs in theory.
– Paul Davidson
His father developed the polio vaccine. This is what he thinks about COVID-19.
Dr. Peter Salk vaguely recalled the day he was vaccinated against polio in 1953. His father, Dr. Jonas Salk, made history by developing the polio vaccine at the University of Pittsburgh and vaccinated his family as soon as they felt safe and effective.
Polio outbreaks were on the rise in the early 1950s, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that each summer more than 35,000 people are paralyzed for decades, sometimes causing stroke and death. Public officials closed swimming pools, movie theaters, amusement parks and other recreational areas that came naturally with the summer holidays.
The Jonas Salkin vaccine helped eradicate polio from most parts of the world, and many believe it will happen with the corona virus vaccine. However, Salk warns that eradicating polio from the United States will be a long and arduous journey, and he does not expect the elimination of COVID-19.
“It’s going to be a long road, even getting enough vaccines for people around the world … not respecting the boundaries of this virus,” said Salk, a physician and part-time professor of infectious diseases at the University of Pittsburgh. , His father developed the polio vaccine. “It travels by air all over the world. If this virus can’t be everywhere, it will continue to spread and become a problem.”
– Adrianna Rodriguez
Contributed by: Mike Stucka; Associated Press
This article first appeared in the United States today: Gov. News: Biden tells Trump to sign relief package; 80m cases
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