Tag Archives: United States

Canada To Admit Vaxxed Americans On August 9th

The Vancouver Sun reports: Canada will open its border to fully vaccinated U.S. citizens and permanent residents living in the U.S., starting Aug. 9 — and it plans to reopen the border to international travellers on Sept. 7. Travelers will have to submit proof of vaccination on the ArriveCAN app or online portal. They must also provide results of a …

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US Again Leads World In New Coronavirus Cases

The Daily Beast reports: The United States recorded 79,310 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, according to Johns Hopkins University. The number is the highest in the world, exceeding recorded totals from Indonesia (54,000), the United Kingdom (51,949), and Brazil (45,591), and doubling that of India (38,079). The spiking case number matches the level hit in October 2020, a record …

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Confirmed US Coronavirus Deaths Surpass 600,000

The Wall Street Journal reports: The number of confirmed U.S. deaths from Covid-19 surpassed 600,000 on Tuesday. The milestone follows a significant slowdown in all Covid-19 metrics after a winter surge that reached every corner of the country and strained healthcare systems. Since the rollout of highly effective vaccines, deaths have plummeted, recently reaching their lowest point since March 2020. …

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Pew Survey: Global Trust In US Soars Under Biden

The Washington Post reports: President Biden has promised the world that “America is back.” As he takes his first trip abroad as president, a Pew Research Center global survey released Thursday shows that many in advanced economies believe it. Trust in the U.S. president fell to historic lows in most countries surveyed during Trump’s presidency, according to Pew. Under Biden, …

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US Births And Fertility Rate Drop Amid Pandemic

The Wall Street Journal reports: The number of babies born in America last year was the lowest in more than four decades, according to federal figures released Wednesday that show a continuing U.S. fertility slump. U.S. women had about 3.61 million babies in 2020, down 4% from the prior year, provisional data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s …

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Johns Hopkins: US Surpasses 30M Coronavirus Cases

NBC News reports: The U.S. on Wednesday surpassed 30 million cases of COVID-19, highlighting the continued threat of the virus even as the country makes progress on vaccinations. While new cases per day have decreased significantly from their peak in January, positivity totals remain high, at around 55,000 cases per day. As more vulnerable people get vaccinated, the number of …

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North Korea Warns Biden Admin Not To “Cause A Stink”

The Associated Press reports: In North Korea’s first comments directed at the Biden administration, Kim Jong Un’s powerful sister [photo] on Tuesday warned the United States to “refrain from causing a stink” if it wants to “sleep in peace” for the next four years. Kim Yo Jong’s statement was issued as U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defense Secretary …

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Poll: 20% In US Lost Someone Close To Them To COVID

The Associated Press reports: About 1 in 5 Americans say they lost a relative or close friend to the coronavirus, highlighting the division between heartache and hope as the country itches to get back to normal a year into the pandemic. A new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research illustrates how the stage is set for …

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PM Boris Johnson: America Is Back As The Leader Of The Free World And That Is A Fantastic Thing [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday lauded the work of President Biden in his first few weeks in the White House, remarking that America is back “as leader of the free world,” in helping to unite the West. “As you’ve seen and heard earlier, America is unreservedly back as the leader of the free world and …

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COVID Has Lowered US Life Expectancy By 13 Months

ABC News reports: Researchers say the COVID-19 pandemic is lowering the average American’s life expectancy. A study by the National Academy of Sciences found the average lifetime for an American is now reduced by one year and six weeks. The reduction gets more drastic for communities hit hardest by the pandemic. Researchers say the life expectancy for African Americans has …

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Wealthy Nations Accused Of Hoarding Vaccines

NBC News reports: Lost among the jubilation of America’s vaccine rollout this week is an uncomfortable reality: The world’s poorest countries will have to wait months and possibly years to see any doses at all. The U.S., Canada, Britain and the European Union have pre-ordered enough Covid-19 shots to inoculate their populations several times over, subject to regulatory approvals. In …

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#1 Religious Identity For Young Adults: “None”

The Christian Post reports: The most common religious identity among young adults in the U.S. is “none,” and the majority of Americans don’t believe it’s necessary for a person to believe in God to be moral and have good values, a new survey has found. Released Tuesday, AEI’s Survey Center on American Life investigating contemporary religion in the U.S. found …

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Census Bureau Estimates US Population At 330 Million

Roll Call reports: At least 330 million people lived in the United States as of April, according to a Census Bureau estimate released Tuesday that will serve as one of the first accuracy checks for forthcoming decennial census results. Overall, the agency estimates that between 330 and 335 million people lived in the United States as of April 1, the …

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US Records Highest Weekly COVID Death Toll So Far

The New York Times reports: With a seven-day average of 2,249 deaths, the country broke the previous mark of 2,232 set on April 17 in the early weeks of the pandemic. Seven-day averages can provide a more accurate picture of the virus’s progression than daily death counts, which can fluctuate and disguise the broader trend line. The United States is …

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CDC: COVID Was Spreading In US Last December

The Daily Beast reports: The virus that would go on to ruin the vast majority of 2020 was already spreading in the United States before Christmas last year, a government study has found. The finding was made by scientists at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and it suggests that the coronavirus was infecting people around the world …

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US Passes 10M COVID Cases, Global Total Passes 50M

Reuters reports: The United States became the first nation worldwide since the pandemic began to surpass 10 million coronavirus infections, according to a Reuters tally on Sunday, as the third wave of the COVID-19 virus surges across the nation. The grim milestone came on the same day as global coronavirus cases exceeded 50 million. The United states has reported about …

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Another Record: US Reports 82,600 New COVID Cases

The Washington Post reports: America on Friday hit its highest daily number of coronavirus case since the pandemic began, recording at least 82,600 new infections. The rising numbers put the nation on the precipice of what could be its worst stretch to date with some hospitals in the West and Midwest already overwhelmed and deaths counts beginning to rise. The …

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Global Coronavirus Death Toll Surpasses One Million

The Associated Press reports: The worldwide death toll from the coronavirus eclipsed 1 million on Tuesday, nine months into a crisis that has devastated the global economy, tested world leaders’ resolve, pitted science against politics and forced multitudes to change the way they live, learn and work. The bleak milestone, recorded by Johns Hopkins University, is greater than the population …

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US Surpasses Five Million Reported COVID-19 Cases

USA Today reports: The U.S. reached another historic milestone Sunday, surpassing 5 million reported cases of COVID-19 — a number roughly equal to one-quarter of total worldwide cases reported. The numbers continue to roar higher: More than 56,000 new U.S. cases were reported Sunday, with more than 1,000 deaths. More than 162,000 Americans have died in little more than six …

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US Hits 4M COVID Cases, 1M Added In Last Two Weeks

The New York Times reports: The number of people known to have been infected with the coronavirus in the United States passed four million on Thursday, another grim milestone in a pandemic full of them, according to a New York Times database. And it’s not just cases that are rising. The numbers of hospitalizations and deaths reported in the U.S. …

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