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Star Tribune (March 31)

2021/ 04/ 01 by jd in Global News

Chile “appears poised to be among the first in the world to reach herd immunity. But experts say the country’s speedy and efficient vaccination drive—only Israel, the United Arab Emirates and Seychelles have vaccinated a larger share of their populations—gave Chileans a false sense of security and contributed to a sharp spike in new infections and deaths that is overloading the health care system.”


USA Today (March 31)

2021/ 03/ 31 by jd in Global News

“As coronavirus cases creep up again across the country, federal officials and epidemiologists say they’re worried Americans could hit another tipping point, leading to a forth significant surge of infections, hospitalizations and deaths.”


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.”


Bloomberg (January 24)

2021/ 01/ 26 by jd in Global News

“The world economy is facing a tougher start to 2021 than expected as coronavirus infections surge and it takes time to roll out vaccinations…. Double-dip recessions are now expected in Japan, the euro area and U.K. as restrictions to curb the virus’s spread are enforced.” Advanced economies are “beginning on a weak note and emerging economies diverging.”


Philadelphia Inquirer (January 12)

2021/ 01/ 13 by jd in Global News

“One year into a changed world, the numbers defy comprehension. More than 21 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the United States—a rate approaching one in 15 people, plus untold millions who had mild or no symptoms and were never identified.” Including them, the U.S. may be “approaching 60 million or 70 million infections—perhaps 20% of the population, though it varies from state to state.”


The Denver Post (December 15)

2020/ 12/ 17 by jd in Global News

“A quarter of Colorado’s nearly 4,000 coronavirus-related deaths came in just three weeks between mid-November and early December, and the remnants of this fall’s record surge of infections may not be gone yet.”


LA Times (December 2)

2020/ 12/ 04 by jd in Global News

“Los Angeles County recorded a dramatic one-day rise in coronavirus cases Tuesday, shattering the single-day record and confirming some of the most dire forecasts about infections spreading ferociously as the holiday season gets underway.”


Chicago Tribune (November 17)

2020/ 11/ 19 by jd in Global News

“Traveling, especially in airports or by public transit, is inherently risky when COVID-19 infections are high.” With many university students set to go on break, “concern remains that young adults crisscrossing the country might seed new infections in their home communities—or within their own households.”


Washington Post (October 26)

2020/ 10/ 27 by jd in Global News

“The coronavirus pandemic numbers have been going the wrong direction for more than a month, topping 80,000 newly confirmed infections daily across the country, with hospitalizations rising in more than three dozen states and deaths creeping upward. Now, the United States is barreling toward another inflection point: a holiday season dictated by the calendar and demanded by tradition.”


The Financial Times (October 19)

2020/ 10/ 19 by jd in Global News

As the second wave of COVID-19 strikes, “Europe’s economy is sliding towards a double-dip recession, with economists warning that rising coronavirus infections and fresh government restrictions on people’s movement are likely to cut short the region’s recent recovery.”


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