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Dr. Stuart Weiss: COVID-19 Update Tuesday 5-Jan-2021

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Dr. Stuart Weiss, FACEP, FAAP, CBCP

January 5, 2021

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COVID-19 HEADLINES FOR TODAY

Coronavirus update for January 5, 2021

World Wide Updates

EU in talks to secure millions of additional Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine doses
Denmark will impose tougher coronavirus restrictions as fears over spread of UK variant rise
National survey finds nearly 3% of community in London test positive for new Covid-19 variant
Germany extends national lockdown and tightens restrictions
World Bank predicts 4% growth for global economy in 2021 — as long as vaccines are widely available
UK coronavirus cases top 60,000 in one day for first time
Premier League reveals large uptick in new positive Covid-19 cases
Switzerland reports 28 cases of UK Covid-19 variant
Armenian President test positive for Covid-19
Belgium to receive half of expected Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine shots due to “logistical issue”
One in 50 people in England has coronavirus, England’s chief medical officer says
Pope Francis will not hold Sistine Chapel baptism ceremony this year
UK Prime Minister cancels India trip, citing a national lockdown and the new virus variant
Kremlin says that Putin and Merkel discussed the possibility of joint vaccine production
The pandemic has put an end to five years of job recovery in Spain
Vaccine developed in India will be tested on children as young as two years old
Thailand extends nationwide emergency decree until end of February
British citizens should not be traveling, says UK minister, as England starts new lockdown
Italy to extend coronavirus lockdown
Singapore police can obtain Covid-19 contact tracing data for criminal investigations
Indonesia will give first Covid-19 vaccination to President Joko Widodo on Jan. 13
Already free of coronavirus, The Republic of Palau could become the first in the world to be vaccinated
Top sumo wrestler tests positive for Covid-19 in Japan
More than 1,000 people have died from Covid-19 in South Korea
Mexico approves AstraZeneca vaccine for emergency use
Scientists worry mutations in Covid-19 variant first seen in South Africa may affect vaccine response
Dutch government slammed over slow ‘outrageous’ vaccine plan amid COVID-19 spikes
Zimbabwe reports record new cases and deaths
GCSE and A-level exams cancelled in England 
Japan considers state of emergency after reaching record 4,670 daily cases
Total Cases Worldwide: 86,696,847
Total Deaths Worldwide: 1,872,789
Total Recovered: 61,444,083

US Updates

First case of UK variant found in Georgia, state’s health department says
US vaccine administration slows to 28% of distributed doses, CDC vaccine tracker shows
Nearly 128,000 children diagnosed with Covid-19 between Christmas and New Year’s Eve, pediatricians say
California surpasses 27,000 Covid-19 deaths
Covid-19 issues continue to plague the NFL’s playoff-bound Cleveland Browns 
Los Angeles ambulance crews told not to transport patients who stand little chance of survival
Arizona reports just 8% of ICU beds are available 
Study estimates US Covid-19 infections may be 4 times higher than reported
New York City mayor says city will create 5 mass vaccination sites, one in each borough
A patient dies of Covid-19 every 15 minutes in Los Angeles County, public health official says
Alabama mayor hospitalized after being diagnosed with Covid-19
American airports screened more than a million travelers again on Monday
Los Angeles hospital official says some patients are waiting for hours in ambulances across city
Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant will miss four games after virus exposure, according to reports
FDA warns against half-dosing COVID vaccines, citing ‘significant risk’ to public health
Grammy Awards are postponed due to pandemic, report says
Kansas and Georgia have lowest COVID-19 vaccination rates among states
Hundreds of Florida seniors spend night in their cars in 40-degree weather in line for COVID-19 vaccine
Houston hospital offers $500 ‘thank you; bonus to employees who get COVID-19 vaccine
Missouri prosecutor dies with COVID-19 just days after giving birth
There were 500 million fewer US plane passengers in 2020 amid COVOD-19 pandemic, TSA says
Larry King out of ICU amid COVID-19 battle
Syracuse University delays spring semester start by 2 weeks
Total US cases: 21,511,871
Total US deaths: 364,708
Total Recovered: 12,808,652
Total Tested in US: 254,613,902
Total cases in CA: 2,482,740
Total deaths in CA: 27,080
Total cases in TX: 1,837,303
Total deaths in TX: 28,753
Total cases in FL: 1,392,123
Total deaths in FL: 22,200
Total cases in NY: 1,080,100
Total deaths in NY: 38,702
Total cases in IL: 991,719
Total deaths in IL: 18,562
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