While the report stopped short of blaming the government’s decision for any of the 33,986 deaths since the Chinese virus landed on British shores, last week it was reported that the United Kingdom had seen some of the highest excess death rates in Europe. England itself had the highest excess death rates, according to the BBC, with Birmingham and London being the third and fourth-worst hit European cities respectively, after Madrid (first) and Barcelona (second). … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: MPs Slam Boris Govt for Open Borders that Invited 10,000 Infected People
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> Schools: Chicago announced its public schools will begin the new year with virtual instruction, leaving New York City as the only major school system moving to in-person learning (The Chicago Sun-Times and The New York Times). In Gotham, Democratic Mayor Bill de BlasioBill de BlasioOvernight Health Care: Fauci says family has faced threats | Moderna to charge to a dose for its vaccine | NYC adding checkpoints to enforce quarantine New York City adding 'key entry point' checkpoints to enforce quarantine The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by the Air Line Pilots Association - Virus bill unlikely to pass this week MORE’s push to open schools meets with some resistance, including from Gov. Andrew CuomoAndrew CuomoCuomo to serve as National Association of Governors chair New York City adding 'key entry point' checkpoints to enforce quarantine Iconic NY columnist Pete Hamill dies MORE (D), and the whole world is watching (The New York Times). … [Read more...] about The Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by the Air Line Pilots Association – Key 48 hours loom as negotiators push for relief deal
FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2016, file photo, a row of general population inmates walk in a line at San Quentin State Prison in San Quentin, Calif. California state prison officials say in a July 27, 2020, court filing that as many as 17,600 inmates are eligible for release due to the coronavirus, 70% more than previously estimated and a total that victims and police say includes dangerous criminals who should stay locked up. less … [Read more...] about California ups early inmate release estimate amid objections
The central bank said in a statement that UK GDP is projected to shrink by 9.5% this year, its worst slump in 99 years. That is less severe than the 14% slump it predicted in May, which would have been the worst crash in 300 years. But it also warned of a slower recovery. … [Read more...] about Bank of England sees smaller hit to UK economy but slower recovery
The state has tied the rise in community transmission in San Mateo to social gatherings where participants didn’t wear face coverings or practice social distancing, workers coming more frequently into contact with others, and crowded home living conditions. On Tuesday, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to impose fines on individuals who refuse to wear masks. … [Read more...] about SF and San Mateo were last in Bay Area on the coronavirus watch list. What do numbers show now?