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Los Angeles Times (April 12)

2021/ 04/ 12 by jd in Global News

“The COVID-19 death toll in California has surpassed 60,000, an alarming statistic that comes even as conditions in the state continue to improve.” Though grim, California’s per capita death toll is lower “than that of the other most populous states” and there is cause for hope. Deaths are now down to 104 – 120 per day and the state will open vaccinations up to everyone 16 or older from April 14.

 

Wall Street Journal (March 29)

2021/ 03/ 30 by jd in Global News

“The downward trend in personal bankruptcies bucks predictions by analysts and economists that disruptions from Covid-19 lockdowns and restrictions early in the pandemic would lead to a sharp increase in filings. Economists and bankruptcy lawyers say federal suspensions of evictions, home foreclosures and student-loan obligations have helped limit bankruptcies—though they worry bankruptcy rates could go up after aid ends.”

 

The Guardian (March 21)

2021/ 03/ 23 by jd in Global News

“Covid-19 is a global problem that must be dealt with globally, for until we are all safe, no one is safe. Indulging in vaccine nationalism will only postpone the day when we can return to a life unfettered by lockdowns, social distancing and all the other restrictions of our current Covid winter.”

 

ABC News (March 17)

2021/ 03/ 18 by jd in Global News

“Optimism is spreading in the U.S. as COVID-19 deaths plummet and states ease restrictions and open vaccinations to younger adults. But across Europe, dread is setting in with another wave of infections that is closing schools and cafes and bringing new lockdowns.”

 

USA Today (March 16)

2021/ 03/ 17 by jd in Global News

“Millions of adults get vaccinated against COVID-19 in the USA each day, but trials are still underway to determine the safety and effectiveness of the vaccines in children.” There is optimism that the results of the trials for 12-15 year olds will be in prior to the start of the new school year in September.

 

Boston Globe (March 15)

2021/ 03/ 16 by jd in Global News

“A year into the COVID-19 pandemic, the timeline for our return to the office is still hazy.” The schedule keeps “getting extended. Some of the area’s biggest companies now have June or July circled on their calendars. Many others are talking about Labor Day [September 6] again. And many aren’t giving any return dates, no matter how tentative, just yet. They’ve been burned before.”

 

Reuters (March 15)

2021/ 03/ 15 by jd in Global News

U.S. airlines are pointing to “concrete signs of an industry recovery as a slowing COVID-19 pandemic helps leisure bookings.” One of them, “Chicago-based United, which had been among the most pessimistic of the airlines heading into the pandemic a year ago, is the first to say it could hit the industry’s cash burn milestone” and return to the black in March.

 

San Francisco Chronicle (March 3)

2021/ 03/ 05 by jd in Global News

“COVID-19 remains a deadly disease—but it took fewer lives in February than it did the month before. The virus claimed 11,286 Californians in February, a shocking figure that is nevertheless 25% lower than the 14,953 COVID deaths in January.”

 

Boston Globe (February 23)

2021/ 02/ 24 by jd in Global News

“The United States has now reached a calamitous milestone that crystalizes a year of grief and anguish: 500,000 lives lost to COVID-19.”

 

USA Today (February 22)

2021/ 02/ 24 by jd in Global News

“How can we honor the more than half-million Americans who lost their lives to COVID-19 while marking former President Donald Trump’s shameless failure to ‘preserve, protect and defend’ this country and its Constitution? Easy. Let’s bury the dead at Mar-a-Lago.”

 

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