Coronavirus

There are signs that President-elect Joe Biden is concerned about the upcoming trial and its impact on his first 100 days in office. | Carolyn Kaster:AP Photo

Biden unveils COVID-19 relief plan

by eCommunicator The president-elect laid out a $1.9 trillion emergency package that he described as a first step to economic recovery. It includes $1,400 direct payments to Americans and funding for a national vaccine program. “It’s not hard to see that we are in the middle of a once-in-several generations […]

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Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, sits ahead of a Senate Health Education Labor and Pensions Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020

Dr. Fauci Skipping Christmas holiday with his family for the first time in more than 30 years

by eCommunicator Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, warned of a ‘dark time’ in mid-January after Christmas and Hanukkah Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious disease expert, said his holiday plans “dramatically changed” this year due to the Covid pandemic. He […]

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The CDC website says there is growing evidence droplets and airborne particles can remain in the air and be breathed in by others, and travel over 6 feet

by eCommunicator The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated guidance on its website to say coronavirus can commonly spread “through respiratory droplets or small particles, such as those in aerosols,” which are produced even when a person breathes. What you need to know The US is nearing the […]

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Donald Trump said on Saturday that he would extend enhanced coronavirus unemployment benefits. (Image by Susan Walsh-AP)

US passes 5m Covid-19 cases amid anger over economic relief impasse

by eCommunicator While many Republicans have said the weekly unemployment benefits during Covid-19 encourage people not to work, Gene Marks says some US small business owners actually support the $600 weekly benefit. About 30 million unemployed Americans are now on tenterhooks waiting to see if the $600-a-week federal unemployment benefit […]

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