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Dr. Stuart Weiss: COVID-19 Update Tuesday 22-December-2020

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By Dr. Stuart Weiss, Intelligent Crowd Solutions 

Dr. Stuart Weiss, FACEP, FAAP, CBCP

December 22, 2020

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Coronavirus update for December 22, 2020

World Wide Updates

UK scientists say new Covid-19 strain likely more transmissible and may impact children more than other variants
Slight decrease in Coronavirus-related deaths in England and Wales as cases rise
Germany extends UK travel ban despite EU recommendation 
French citizens can return from UK starting tomorrow, prime minister says
Ireland will tighten restrictions over fears of new Covid-19 strain
Almost 3,000 truck drivers reportedly stranded in Kent, England, following France border closure
UK reports highest daily Covid-19 case increase since pandemic began
Masks help, but without social distancing, they may not be enough to prevent virus spread, study says
First cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Antarctica as 36 people test positive on military base
Nepal bans passengers flying from UK 
Wales to re-enlist support of UK military to help cope with surge in coronavirus cases
Countries continue to suspend flights to the UK after new coronavirus variant discovered
New budget for postponed Tokyo Olympic Games announced
New Covid-19 variant could raise the bar for achieving herd immunity, BioNTech CEO says
Morocco imposes a night curfew to fight the spread of Covid-19
Indian state of Maharashtra imposes night curfew
Coronavirus testing is “part of the discussion” between UK and France on border closures
Thousands of Australians will spend Christmas self-isolating — even if they tested negative
Thailand seafood market cluster grows to more 1,000 cases
New Zealand pilot faces fine for failing to disclose his contacts in Taiwan
South Korea curtails Christmas celebrations, declaring a “special quarantine period”
4 cases of UK Covid-19 variant have been found in Australia’s hotel quarantine
Taiwan reports first locally transmitted case in more than 250 days
Dominican Republic and Guatemala ban flights from the UK over new Covid-19 variant
Bangkok imposes new restrictions and screens foreign workers in bid to contain seafood market cluster
Seoul works to add more hospital beds for Covid-19 patients
Malaysia signs agreement with AstraZeneca for 6.4 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine
Trinidad and Tobago updates requirements for travelers coming from the UK
Japanese doctors call for “medical emergency” as Covid-19 cases top 200,000
Pfizer and Moderna are testing their vaccines against UK coronavirus variant 
Two cardinals close to Pope Francis have tested positive for COVID-19
Total Cases Worldwide: 78,247,027
Total Deaths Worldwide: 1,720,889
Total Recovered: 55,019,156

US Updates

Pennsylvania reports nearly 8,000 new Covid-19 cases
White House coronavirus coordinator Deborah Birx says she plans to retire
Massachusetts tightens some statewide Covid-19 restrictions as cases rise
First senior citizens not in nursing homes receive doses of Covid-19 vaccine in Florida 
Furloughed American Airlines workers will get paid by Christmas
South Carolina governor tests positive for Covid-19 
Senate minority leader spoke to Biden this morning about need for more stimulus
Congress approved a long-awaited Covid-19 rescue package last night
CDC says UK coronavirus variant has not been identified in US, but it may be undetected
More than 18 million Covid-19 cases have been reported in the US
NY will shutter three state prisons by this spring, leaving some Republican lawmakers up in arms
Passenger who dies on United flight from Orlando to LA may have shown COVID-19 symptoms
COVID-19 could shorten US life expectancy by up to three years, experts say
CDC warns that travel could spread British COVID-19 strain in US
Americans are hoarding toilet paper again because of COVID-19 fears and it could cost them
Fauci, and other top health officials receive Moderna COVID-19 vaccine on camera
US could require negative COVID-19 tests for passengers from Britain
More than 150 California children diagnosed with COVID-19 virus-related syndrome
CDC chefs subpoenaed over alleged COVID political meddling
COVID-19 whistleblower sues Florida officials over police raid
Unemployment benefits face delays for millions even with COVID-19 relief package
Total US cases: 18,622,918
Total US deaths: 329,790
Total Recovered: 10,883,803
Total Tested in US: 232,206,470
Total cases in CA: 1,946,859
Total deaths in CA: 22,972
Total cases in TX: 1,614,482
Total deaths in TX: 26,161
Total cases in FL: 1,223,015
Total deaths in FL: 20,754
Total cases in IL: 911,308
Total deaths in IL: 16,671
Total cases in NY: 904,988
Total deaths in NY: 36,685
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