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Dr. Stuart Weiss: COVID-19 Update Tuesday 8-December-2020

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By Dr. Stuart Weiss, Intelligent Crowd Solutions 

Dr. Stuart Weiss, FACEP, FAAP, CBCP

December 8, 2020

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COVID-19 HEADLINES FOR TODAY

Coronavirus update for December 8, 2020

World Wide Updates

First Britons receive Covid-19 vaccine, a landmark moment in the pandemic
Switzerland plans to ban public events and limit private gatherings as coronavirus infections rise
“It’s good to feel this might be the change,” says Welsh doctor on receiving Covid-19 vaccine
Health care workers in Mexico will receive top priority in vaccination program
Japan approves $708 billion stimulus package to reboot post-Covid-19 economy
UK could lift restrictions by spring if enough people get vaccinated, health secretary says
Panama imposes nightly curfew in its capital and surrounding province
AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine data published in peer-reviewed journal confirms 70% efficacy
Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip will get vaccinated but likely not on camera, British official says
India’s authorization for Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine could be approved within weeks
UK launches West’s first mass vaccination effort
South Korea announces plans to buy Covid-19 vaccines for 44 million people
Australia to extend restrictions on cruise ships and overseas travel until March 2021
Britain “can’t afford to relax now,” PM says during visit to newly-opened London vaccine center
Hong Kong tightens social distancing measures to counter fourth virus wave
Majority of British adults trust approved Covid-19 vaccine, poll finds
William Shakespeare (UK), 81, is the second person to get Covid-19 vaccine 
South Korea and Japan call in the military to fight the coronavirus
Coronavirus infections per 100,000 reach record high in Germany
China’s Chengdu reports first local Covid-19 infections in nine months
Russians told not to drink alcohol after COVID-19 vaccinations
South Korea could face ‘medical collapse’ if nation can’t battle back COVID-19 case spike
2 men arrested in Zimbabwe for selling fake COVID-19 test results
Dutch coronavirus cases rise for first week since October
Total Cases Worldwide: 678,430,496
Total Deaths Worldwide: 1,560,166
Total Recovered: 47,348,606

US Updates

Pentagon planning to prioritize medical personnel in coronavirus vaccine rollout
Covid-19 deaths in California top 20,000
White House task force warns states that vaccines will not reduce spread until late spring
North Carolina announces new stay-at-home order as Covid-19 cases spike in the state
Washington state governor extends Covid-19 restrictions through the new year
McConnell proposes dropping two key issues to help pass stimulus deal
Connecticut governor says state has reached highest test positivity rate since it began broad testing
US surpasses 15 million confirmed Covid-19 cases
Famed football showdown between Michigan and Ohio State canceled due to Covid-19
Rhode Island reports 9.4% daily positivity rate
Monoclonal antibody therapy “should be available” to most high-risk individuals, FDA commissioner says
Bernie Sanders rallies Democrats to fight for stimulus checks in Covid-19 relief bill
California sends regional text alerts asking residents to stay home
North Carolina reports record number of Covid-19 hospitalizations
Aides have been told Trump campaign lawyer Jenna Ellis has coronavirus, per source
People need to take the 2 doses of Pfizer vaccine “to feel confident that they’re protected at 95%,” CEO says
Arizona reports nearly 7,000 new Covid-19 cases
Key pandemic relief programs are set to expire in just weeks
FDA confirms safety data and efficacy of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine ahead of Thursday meeting
More than half of FDNY firefighters would refuse a coronavirus vaccine if offered one, poll finds
The US has reported its highest number of Covid-19 deaths in a week since April
Azar defends White House’s handling of the pandemic: “We’ve saved hundreds of thousands of lives”
Ohio State Rep. John Patterson tests positive for Covid-19
Trump to sign executive order to prioritize shipment of Covid-19 vaccine to Americans 
Giuliani hopes to be released from hospital Wednesday and Jenna Ellis contract COVID-19 as well
10,000 American restaurants may close with three weeks, report says
Democrats lash McConnell for holding COVID-19 aid ‘hostage’ with demand for corporate legal shield
Trump expected to speak at vaccine summit following reports that the White House failed to order enough doses from Pfizer
Hundreds attend indoor Trey Songs concert in Ohio and club is cited for ‘egregious violations of health orders’
Florida authorities raid home of former state death official fired in May who claimed she was told to censor COVID-19 data
Total US cases: 15,534,891
Total US deaths: 292,707
Total Recovered: 9,055,367
Total Tested in US: 205,934,174
Total cases in CA: 1,404,762
Total deaths in CA: 20,094
Total cases in TX: 1,366,709
Total deaths in TX: 23,335
Total cases in FL: 1,073,770
Total deaths in FL: 19,402
Total cases in IL: 804,174
Total deaths in IL: 14,384
Total cases in NY: 759,977
Total deaths in NY: 35,179

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