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►Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said Wednesday’s attack on the U.S. Capitol could be a “surge event” of the coronavirus. He told McClatchy in an interview that he was worried because thousands of people did not wear masks and have since left Washington to travel across the United States.
►Governor Andrew Cuomo said that there are now 4 confirmed cases in New York, which originated in the UK, with the more infectious strain of COVID-19, and 3 new cases were announced on Saturday. The new strain has been found in at least eight states and 33 countries. The details are here.
►Royal officials said on Saturday that Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip have received COVID-19 vaccination. They joined the first dose of vaccine for about 1.5 million people in the UK.
►The current surge in cases in the United States has led to widespread deaths across the United States. In the past month, 31 states and nearly 1,200 counties reported the worst weekly deaths in the entire pandemic.
►The Biden administration announced on Friday that it plans to release an available COVID-19 vaccine, rather than delaying the second dose. The Trump administration has been working hard to ensure that people can get another shot.
►Chicago Public Schools (Chicago Public Schools), the third university district in the United States, will welcome some students to attend classes for the first time since March on Monday. But this week, only about half of school staff actually need to report to the building.
►Last Friday, a study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) was published in the institution’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. The study found that COVID- 19 cases have increased by 56%. The data supports the analysis of USA Today, which found that college students contributed to the 19 hottest outbreaks in the United States during the fall semester.
📈Today’s numbers: According to data from Johns Hopkins University, there are more than 22 million confirmed coronavirus cases in the United States and 371,600 deaths. Global total: more than 89.3 million cases and 1.92 million deaths.
The virus claims to be a member of the famous Tuskegee pilot
It was announced on Friday that one of the famous Tuskegee Air Force pilots, who was the first black pilot in the U.S. Quarantine Army and one of the most respected fighter pilots in World War II, had died due to complications from the coronavirus. .
Theodore Lumpkin Jr. is only a few days away from his 101st birthday.
According to a statement from the Los Angeles City College, Lumpkin, a native of Los Angeles, died on December 26. He attended school from 1938 to 1940.
Lumpkin was drafted in 1942 and assigned to the 100th Fighter Squadron in Tuskegee, Alabama. Tuskegee aviation escorted bombers in Europe. According to the Los Angeles Times, Lempkin was not a pilot with poor eyesight, but he had served as an intelligence officer, introduced the mission to the pilot, and confirmed his death through his son Theodore Lempkin III.
New COVID-19 strain: should you be worried?
Experts say there are two main variants of the virus that causes COVID-19, but none is more dangerous than the virus that circulated last year, so the available vaccines should remain effective.
Viral mutations cause people’s concern because they invalidate tests, treatments, and vaccines, and change the nature of the disease, making it more or less infectious and dangerous.
The new variants seem to be weeding out the old ones, raising concerns about whether the changes will affect or control the disease process. Nevertheless, so far, the new variants do not seem to have attracted much attention.
The virus has mutated many times in the more than a year of spreading, but only the two most recent variants (one appeared first in the UK and the other in South Africa) seem to be very functional. different.
According to data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in the US, only the British strain has been found in only eight states, called B.1.1.7. The agency said that although it may be easier and faster to spread than other variants, there is no evidence that it will cause illness or increase the risk of death. Read more here.
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Chicago Public Schools reopened on Monday, the first time since March
Chicago Public Schools, the third university district in the United States, will welcome some students to attend classes for the first time since March on Monday. It is not clear: how many teachers will appear.
The Chicago Teachers’ Union stated that it is not safe enough to return to work. This week, only about half of school staff actually need to report to the building.
CPS CEO Janice Jackson said on Friday morning: “We must reopen the door.” “We have seen attendance, enrollment and grades drop significantly during distance learning.”
Jackson said that New York City has solved the ventilation problem related to teachers. Teachers who do not leave work in person must leave work in person to see their salary deducted.
It is expected that approximately 6,000 pre-kindergarten students and students with special needs will return on Monday. Another 70,000 students from kindergarten to eighth grade will return on February 1.
In the past seven days, the positive test rate for COVID-19 was 10.8%, an increase from the previous week, but the city of Chicago health officials said the infection rate was much lower than the November peak.
U.S. daily deaths from coronavirus exceed 4,000 for the first time
“USA Today” analysis of Johns Hopkins University data shows that on Thursday, the COVID-19 epidemic in the United States reached an unimaginable speed, with more than 4,000 deaths reported every day.
The death toll reached 20,879 in one week, breaking the record set the day before. At this rate, Americans die every 29 seconds.
The number of cases during the winter in the United States has surged, leading to widespread deaths throughout the United States. In the past month, 31 states and nearly 1,200 counties reported the worst weekly deaths in the entire pandemic.
Since Monday, the United States has recorded 13,500 deaths, more than Pearl Harbor, D-Day, 9/11 and the 1906 San Francisco earthquake combined.
Overall, this scourge caused 368,000 deaths in the United States and caused nearly 22 million confirmed infections. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, at least 5.9 million Americans have been vaccinated against COVID-19 for the first time. The goal is to vaccinate hundreds of millions of vaccines.
Contributor: Associated Press
This article was originally published in USA Today: COVID Update: Congressional riots may exacerbate cases; Tuskegee aviation dies