Discovery of Virus Variant in Colorado and California Alarms Scientists “I would expect a similar trajectory” in the United States, said Trevor Bedford, an evolutionary biologist at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle. The variant probably accounts for fewer than 1 percent of cases now, he estimated, but might constitute the majority of cases by March. The variant has 23 mutations, compared with the original virus discovered in Wuhan, China. Fort Walton Beach Vacation Home Rentals Fort Walton Beach Property ManagementAbout UsVacation GuideContact Us Hours Mon - Fri: 9AM - 5:30PM Sat, Sun: 8AM - 3PM Emergency: 24x7 Fort Walton Beach Vacation Property Management Services in Florida iTrip Vacations Fort Walton Beach serves vacation rental homeowners in Okaloosa County, including Okaloosa Island. Homeowners who list with iTrip receive:
US coronavirus news: UK variant of coronavirus found in Colorado man, governor says It is the first known case of the UK coronavirus variant in United States. The man, who is in his 20s and in isolation in Elbert County, has no travel history, Polis' office said in a news release. "We will closely monitor this case," Polis said, "as well as all COVID-19 indicators, very closely." Washington state wildfire kills boy, 1, leaves parents severely burned While trying to evacuate from a wildfire raging in north-central Washington, a 1-year-old boy died and his parents were severely burned this week, the Okanogan County sheriff said Wednesday. The family was reported missing Tuesday from Okanogan, Wash., a small town northwest of Spokane, and their wrecked and burned truck was found in the area that day without them inside. Rescuers found the family along the banks of the Columbia River on Wednesday morning. Jacob Hyland, 31, and Jamie Hyland, 26, were flown to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle for treatment of third-degree burns and were listed in critical condition.
California doctor calls lockdowns ‘failure of imagination,’ as state becomes epicenter of outbreak Stanford University professor of medicine Dr. Jay Bhattacharya on Thursday criticized California’s lockdowns as a "failure of imagination and creativity in policy." Bhattacharya, who is one of the few health experts to speak out against lockdowns, said the state’s approach should instead focus on those who are the most vulnerable.
WNBA players react to Breonna Taylor settlement The league, which began its playoffs on Tuesday, dedicated the 2020 season to Taylor and the Say Her Name movement, which raises awareness for Black female victims of police violence. All season, in Bradenton, Florida, WNBA players have worn warmup shirts with the words "Black Lives Matter" displayed on the front and "Say Her Name" on the back, along with Taylor's name on their jerseys. Earlier on Tuesday, it was announced that the city of Louisville had agreed to pay $12 million to the family of Taylor and institute sweeping police reforms in a settlement of the family's wrongful death lawsuit. "That's it?"
Covid-19 News: Live Updates President Emmanuel Macron of France has tested positive for the coronavirus, the French presidency said on Thursday, just as his government was trying to lift lockdown restrictions before Christmas and avoid another wave of infections. “This diagnosis was established after a RT-PCR test that was carried out as soon as the first symptoms appeared,” a statement from the presidency said. It did not reveal what those symptoms were and when they first appeared. Mr. Macron will work in isolation for the next seven days, the statement added. The office of Jean Castex, the country’s prime minister, said that he would also work from isolation because of his recent proximity with Mr.
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New York City mayor delays in-person learning for most students Rather than begin in-person classes for all students on Monday, as planned, de Blasio said in-person learning at K-5 and K-8 schools is delayed until September 29, and in-person learning at middle and high schools is delayed until October 1. He said 3-K, Pre-K, and District 75 schools, which serve special education kids, will still open for in-person learning on Monday. Children enrolled in fully remote programs and those in blended learning will also begin full-day instruction on Monday remotely. The decision was made in coordination with teacher union leaders and came after union and city leaders worked in a "respectful spirit" to address their concerns, particularly over staffing, de Blasio said.
California records the most coronavirus deaths in a single day: report California on Tuesday recorded more COVID-19 deaths than any other day during the pandemic, according to a report. At least 219 died from the virus on Tuesday, which eclipsed the previous single-day death toll of 214, recorded on July 31, according to data compiled by The Los Angeles Times. "The latest figure may be a harbinger of higher death tolls," the paper reported. "Until this past week, California had topped 200 daily coronavirus-related deaths only four times. That number has been exceeded twice in the last five days." A man takes a coffee break in front of a COVID 19-themed mural, Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020, in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Idaho pastor, Paul Van Noy, skeptical of masks lands in the ICU for Covid-19 Paul Van Noy, senior pastor at Candlelight Church in Coeur d'Alene, has spent two weeks in the hospital with a Covid-19 diagnosis, ministry coordinator Eric Reade confirmed to CNN. Five other church staff were infected with coronavirus, too, but they've all recovered, he said. In a comment shared through Candlelight Church, Van Noy said he'll soon move out of the ICU into another room in the hospital and then recover at home. Biden pledges '100m shots in 100 days' as he introduces health team Joe Biden vowed on Tuesday to ensure 100m coronavirus vaccinations would be administered to Americans during his first 100 days in the White House – as Donald Trump held a parallel event where he ignored the deepening public health crisis, instead repeating his false claims that he, not Biden, won the November election. The Democratic president-elect on Tuesday introduced his new leadership team covering healthcare and laid out an aggressive plan to defeat the coronavirus pandemic that contrasted sharply with the Trump administration’s efforts. Speaking at an event in his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware, Biden formally introduced the team of scientists and doctors he assembled to guide the nation through what they hope will be the final stage of a public health crisis that has killed nearly 284,000 American lives and is one of the worst crises ever to hit the US. Echoing Fauci, Biden and his nominees were clear-eyed about the challenges that lay ahead.