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Dr. Stuart Weiss: COVID-19 Update Thursday 18-Feb-2021

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By Dr. Stuart Weiss, Intelligent Crowd Solutions

Dr. Stuart Weiss, FACEP, FAAP, CBCP

February 18, 2021

CoViD-19 News and Information you can trust. Welcome new members from the Rapid Test Center.

Congratulations to NASA and JPL for successfully landing the Perseverance rover on MARS. It sent its first pictures back. It has a helicopter drone in it which will fly around MARS. Imagine that, we will have a helicopter flying around another planet in our solar system.

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Coronavirus update for February 18, 2021

World Wide Updates

Participants in global Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine trial for pregnant women receive their first doses
European Commission has “a lot to learn” from vaccine rollout, says Denmark’s foreign minister
Northern Ireland extends lockdown until April 1
WHO will launch a new declaration on vaccine equity
“Strong and compelling” evidence vaccines are reducing deaths in Scotland, first minister says
Russia responds to EU calls to “explain” the pace of its vaccine rollout
Vatican employees who refuse Covid-19 vaccine may risk losing their jobs
Germany will likely extend border checks if Covid-19 outbreaks involving variants are not contained
Saudi Arabia approves AstraZeneca vaccine
As the WHO probed the pandemic’s origins, China pushed a conspiracy about the US
Belgium has recorded more than 184,000 breaches of pandemic rules 
Oxford University’s major therapeutics trial international
Hong Kong to begin vaccinations with China’s Sinovac shot next week
El Salvador nurse gets country’s first Covid-19 vaccine
Covid-19 infections have fallen by two-thirds in England, study finds
EU warns that all mink farms are at risk of spreading COVID and recommends regular testing of animals and staff
Healthy 32-year-old British man offered vaccine because records show he’s 2.4 inches tall
Covid infections worldwide fall to lowest point since mid-October
Doctors plead with Germans to Take AstraZeneca jab as public resistance also starts in Italy, Austria and Bulgaria
Dutch curfew set to remain after parliament circumvents court ruling
Hungary mulls making vaccinated people exempt from certain restrictions
Pfizer-BioNTech will start additional vaccine studies in children as young as 5 soon
Total Cases Worldwide: 110,770,087
Total Deaths Worldwide: 2,449,380
Total Recovered: 85,644,865

US Updates

Nevada detects state’s first case of Covid-19 variant first identified in South Africa
CDC gearing up to track 3 COVID-19 variants in US, chief says
About 57.7 million Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in the US
Food and packaging highly unlikely to spread Covid-19, US agencies say in reminder
Fauci says minor things can set back vaccine production by months
Workers use PPE if employers give it to them, CDC study finds
Vaccine makers looking into booster doses for better protection against variants, White House adviser says
Another 861,000 Americans filed for initial benefits last week as pandemic continues to slam economy
Vaccine availability remains the big challenge before anticipated surge in cases, expert says
US life expectancy dropped a full year in first half of 2020, according to CDC
Biden administration confronts regulatory maze and hazy messaging in push to reopen schools
More than 68,000 Covid-19 cases were reported in the US on Wednesday
FBI and US prosecutors scrutinizing New York’s handling of data surrounding Covid nursing home deaths
“We really, really would advocate for not traveling right now,” CDC director warns
New standards will take the guesswork out of choosing the most effective face masks
Covid-19 vaccines will be available for all Americans by July, but vaccination process will take longer, Fauci says
NBA sees an increase in players testing positive for Covid-19
Biden’s $1.9T COVID relief plan up for a vote in the House next week
Two Florida men lied about being U.S. marshals to get out of wearing COVID-19 masks, says cops
Total US cases: 28,506,817
Total US deaths: 504,407
Total Recovered: 18,662,642
Total Tested in US: 334,986,156
Total cases in CA: 3,494,579
Total deaths in CA: 48,069
Total cases in TX: 2,583,822
Total deaths in TX: 41,728
Total cases in FL: 1,849,744
Total deaths in FL: 29,476
Total cases in NY: 1,603,300
Total deaths in NY: 46,593
Total cases in IL: 1,168,683
Total deaths in IL: 22,297
Total Vaccines Administered in US: 57,737,767
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