Category Archives: General

WHO: More COVID Cases in Past Month Than in First 6 Months of Pandemic

The head of the World Health Organization said Friday that more COVID-19 cases had been reported worldwide in the past four weeks than in the first six months of the pandemic.In his regular news briefing from WHO headquarters in Geneva, Director-Genera…

Mnuchin Denies Trying to Hinder Incoming Administration

WASHINGTON – Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin denied Friday that by ending several emergency loan programs being run by the Federal Reserve, he was trying to limit the choices President-elect Joe Biden will have to promote an economic recovery.Mnuchin…

US Undersecretary of Defense Tests Positive for COVID-19 as Pandemic Continues to Surge

The Pentagon has confirmed that acting Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Anthony Tata has COVID-19. Tata and several other people were exposed to the virus, the Pentagon said, after meeting with a Lithuanian delegation, including Defense Minister R…

Isolated for Months, Island Crew Sees Pandemic for First Time

HONOLULU – Just as the coronavirus pandemic began to take hold, in February, four people set sail for one of the most remote places on Earth – a small camp on Kure Atoll, at the edge of the uninhabited Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.There, more than 1,4…

US Surpasses 250,000 Coronavirus Deaths as New Cases Rise Sharply

The United States has surpassed 250,000 coronavirus deaths as new cases surge in many parts of the country.New York City on Wednesday announced the closure of its school system, the nation’s largest, with the city recording a seventh consecutive day wi…

CDC Thanksgiving Guidelines Urge Caution as Americans Prepare for Holiday

As COVID-19 cases are spiking around the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued specific guidelines for celebrating Thanksgiving on November 26. Dr. Henry Walke, CDC’s COVID-19 incident manager, told financial cable ne…