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San Francisco Chronicle (November 18)

2021/ 11/ 20 by jd in Global News

“Officials are concerned hospitals could be strained this winter as COVID-19 cases increase across the region ahead of Thanksgiving weekend.” In San Francisco infection rates have already “risen sharply in recent weeks…. With people expected to travel, gather with friends and spend more time indoors over the next few weeks… the region could soon head for another surge.”

 

USA Today (August 20)

2021/ 08/ 22 by jd in Global News

“From the earliest days of the pandemic, public health officials told Americans that vaccination was the way back to normal life, but the path forward has become less clear. While COVID-19 vaccines were delivered in record time, the promise of vaccine salvation was upended by entrenched hesitancy, waning immunity and a wildly contagious mutation of the enigmatic virus that causes the disease.”

 

Reuters (August 1)

2021/ 08/ 02 by jd in Global News

“As competitors battled for the podium on the third day of Olympic athletics on Sunday, it was Tokyo’s oppressive heat that perhaps dished out the most pain. Punishing conditions greeted athletes and officials as a trackside thermometer touched 40 degrees Celsius (104°F) and the humidity hovered around 60%, with sun beating down on an Olympic Stadium devoid of spectators due to COVID-19.”

 

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.”

 

The Denver Post (January 27)

2021/ 01/ 29 by jd in Global News

“With a mass vaccination campaign underway, the U.S. is facing a moral dilemma as officials from California to New Jersey decide who gets the shots first. Everyone from older people and those with chronic medical conditions to communities of color and front-line workers are clamoring for the scarce vaccine—and each group has a compelling argument for why they should get priority.”

 

Boston Globe (December 8)

2020/ 12/ 10 by jd in Global News

“Coronavirus cases are reaching record highs. Hospitals are overflowing in several parts of the country…. But as the final weeks of 2020 begin to mirror the grim, early weeks of the pandemic, the shelter-in-place orders and strict industry regulations that helped flatten the curve in the spring are almost nowhere to be found. Instead, public officials are pursuing another approach to managing the virus’s spread: a plea for personal responsibility.”

 

New York Times (August 17)

2020/ 08/ 19 by jd in Global News

“As public health officials look to fall and winter, the specter of a new surge of Covid-19 gives them chills. But there is a scenario they dread even more: a severe flu season, resulting in a ‘twindemic’” with more sufferers and similar symptoms. “Even a mild flu season could stagger hospitals already coping with Covid-19 cases.”

 

Bloomberg (February 19)

2020/ 02/ 21 by jd in Global News

“For all the stimulus measures that officials are rolling out to combat the economic impact of the coronavirus, lower interest rates and bigger budgets are unlikely to make people feel immune. And it’s consumer behavior that will influence the magnitude of any hit.”

 

Washington Examiner (September 4)

2018/ 09/ 05 by jd in Global News

Bob Woodward’s new book, Fear, “alleges the president is basically losing his mind, and that top White House officials constantly work behind his back to curtail his worst impulses, including the time he supposedly instructed Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr. to plan a pre-emptive strike on North Korea.” And the official White House response is perhaps even “more disconcerting than Woodward’s reporting.” In attempting to distract from the allegations, the Trump administration makes the book’s allegations more believable.

 

South China Morning Post (July 26)

2018/ 07/ 28 by jd in Global News

“Trump says trade talks are ‘going really well’. US and China officials ask: ‘What talks?’ Diplomatic sources say no high-level discussions to defuse the growing trade war have taken place since June.”

 

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