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US reaches grim COVID-19 milestone

US reaches grim COVID-19 milestone.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource: pep pepFeb 23rd, 2021

Canada surges from 500,000 to 600,000 Covid-19 cases in two weeks

Canada surpassed the grim milestone of 600,000 coronavirus cases Sunday, two weeks after passing half a million, underscoring the pandemic's persistence in the country during the end-of-year holiday period......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 4th, 2021

Biden knocks Trump as rivals barnstorm heartland in election finale

Joe Biden intensified his attacks Friday on President Donald Trump as they battled over the American Midwest, chasing every last vote with four days to go in a region that propelled the Republican to victory in 2016. RUS President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Rochester International Airport October 30, 2020 in Rochester, Minnesota. With Election Day only four days away, Trump is campaigning in Minnesota despite the recent surge in coronavirus cases in the state. In accordance with state orders, only 250 people will be able to attend the rally with Trump while thousands of others will gather outside the airport to watch on a large television screen. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP) Trump and Biden barnstormed three heartland states each — with a resurgent coronavirus passing the milestone of nine million cases as they hit the stump — highlighting their differences in a race overshadowed by the pandemic. Trump, heralded a “big day” of campaigning as he left the White House, then held a rally in Michigan before heading to Wisconsin and Minnesota, all states battling climbing numbers of virus cases. “We just want normal,” Trump told supporters — many of them unmasked — at an outdoor rally near Detroit as he pushed states to relax public health restrictions and resume daily life. He again bucked his own administration’s health experts as he downplayed the Covid-19 threat, saying “if you get it, you’re going to get better, and then you’re going to be immune.” Covid-19 has killed nearly 230,000 people in the US, which is experiencing surges in most states as the winter flu season looms. The outbreak has ravaged the economy, and while there have been signs of recovery, millions remain jobless. Biden was also stumping in Wisconsin and in Minnesota, where he sharpened his attacks on the president on everything from Trump seeking to dismantle Obama-era health care protections and keep his taxes secret to climate change and trade policy with China. “We can not afford four more years of Donald Trump,” the 77-year-old Democrat said at a socially distanced drive-in rally in St. Paul, Minnesota. “So honk your horn if you want America to lead again!” he said, embracing the awkward pandemic-era campaign trend of rallying supporters in their vehicles. “Honk your horn if you want to have civility again, and honk your horn if you want America to be united again!” Earlier in Iowa he attacker Trump over his handling of the pandemic. “Donald Trump has given up (and) waved the white flag,” Biden told a drive-in rally with more than 300 cars in Des Moines. – ‘Less divided’ – Trump flipped Iowa, Michigan and Wisconsin from the Democrats to clinch his shock victory four years ago.  Now polls show Biden leading in all three, albeit narrowly in Iowa. It was Biden’s first visit to Iowa since his inauspicious campaign start in February, when he placed a dismal fourth in the opening Democratic nominating contest. So can Biden win over enough voters to prevail in the Hawkeye State? “I wouldn’t put money on it,” Iowa attorney Sara Riley, 61, said at Biden’s event, although she was more confident about him clinching the White House. “I think Americans, even Trump supporters, want to get to a place where the country is less divided,” Riley said. With voters concerned about the health hazards of crowded polling stations on November 3, a record 86 million have already cast early ballots by mail or in person. Even as the US hit a grim new high in daily Covid-19 infections Thursday, Trump has stuck to his guns, downplaying the dangers and branding Democrats as rampaging “socialists” intent on shuttering the country. And while Trump has touted the economic successes of his presidency, including positive GDP figures Thursday, US stocks closed out their worst week since March, highlighting concerns about a shaky recovery. – ‘Turn Texas blue?’ – After a campaign largely muted by the pandemic, Biden is on the offensive, pushing Trump onto the back foot in unexpected battlegrounds like Texas, a large, traditionally conservative bastion now rated a toss-up by multiple analysts. On Friday the state reported that a staggering nine million residents had already voted, surpassing its entire 2016 total. Biden’s running mate Kamala Harris visited Texas Friday in a bid to turn the state Democratic for the first time since president Jimmy Carter in 1976. “We have a chance to turn Texas blue,” the 96-year-old Carter said in a fundraising email. Biden winning there would be a dagger to Trump, but the president dismissed the notion, saying: “Texas, we’re doing very well.” Trump and Biden are focusing their greatest efforts on traditional battlegrounds that will decide the election — such as Florida, where both campaigned on Thursday. On Saturday Biden returns to the Midwest bringing with him perhaps his strongest surrogate: ex-president Barack Obama, making his first joint in-person campaign appearance of the year with his former VP. Motown music legend Stevie Wonder will join them, the Biden campaign said. Trump will spend the day campaigning in the critical state of Pennsylvania, where he narrowly trails Biden in polls. Biden will follow suit there both Sunday and Monday in a clear sign that his campaign sees the Keystone State as absolutely crucial to his victory......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 31st, 2020

US closes in on 200,000 virus deaths, weeks before election

The United States edged close to registering 200,000 COVID-19 deaths on Monday, the latest grim milestone for the country just weeks before voters decide if President Donald Trump stays in office......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2020

COVID-19 cases in Philippines surpass 20,000 with nearly 1,000 deaths

(Update 1, 5:30 p.m.) The grim milestone came after Metro Manila—the epicenter of the nation’s outbreak—began emerging from one of the world’s longest coronavirus lockdowns......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 4th, 2020

The race to herd immunity

The Philippines finally joined this week the list of nations that have started inoculating their population against COVID-19. It is a long way to go before the Philippines reaches herd immunity, but the initial jabs received by the first few thousands of health workers should boost the confidence of Filipinos in receiving the vaccine from Beijing-based Sinovac Biotech......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 5th, 2021

Sorry, I had myself vaccinated ahead

Finding it too stressful waiting for the long-promised COVID-19 vaccines, surviving one day at a time while watching the grim reaper take, so far, more than 2.5 million humans on the planet, 12,250 of them Filipinos, I hurried on Friday to have myself vaccinated......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 28th, 2021

Biden to mark 500,000 US COVID deaths, UK to ease lockdown

US President Joe Biden will lead a remembrance ceremony Monday to mark the dark milestone of 500,000 American Covid-19 deaths, but plans for easing the lockdown in Britain and a surge in vaccinations worldwide prompted growing optimism......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 23rd, 2021

COVID-19 Updates in Davao: Registration for city’s vaccination program reaches 537,820

A total of 537,820 residents in Davao City are now registered in the priority list of the COVID-19 vaccination in the city......»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsFeb 19th, 2021

Oral vaccine campaign reaches 89%

The coverage of Phase 1 of the nationwide Measles Rubella-Oral Polio Vaccine Supplemental Immunization program has already reached more than 89 percent even during the lockdowns implemented due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Health said Monday......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 25th, 2021

US death toll from virus highest-ever

The US logged its highest ever daily death toll from the coronavirus Wednesday as the world prepares to turn the page on a grim year defined by the pandemic, with much of the globe united in one hope for 2021: that a slew of new vaccines will stamp out Covid-19......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 31st, 2020

New COVID-19 variant reaches US

New COVID-19 variant reaches US.....»»

Category: newsSource:  cnnphilippinesRelated NewsDec 30th, 2020

Coronavirus cases in the Philippines top 469,000 with 1,406 new infections

The health department on Saturday reported another 1,406 COVID-19 infections, pushing the national caseload to a grim 469,005.  .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 26th, 2020

One million vaccinated but US officials admit rollout behind schedule

Washington, United States—More than a million Americans have received the first dose of their Covid-19 vaccines, a milestone in the biggest immunization drive in US history that came even as officials admitted the pace of rollout was slipping behind schedule. The news comes as the winter surge in cases rages across the country, where the […] The post One million vaccinated but US officials admit rollout behind schedule appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 24th, 2020

foodpanda Reaches 100th City in the PH

foodpanda Philippines announces its biggest milestone to date with the opening of its 100th location in the country. “This month is a celebration of our growing foodpanda family here in the Philippines. Let us raise our glasses—or food orders, if you will—to foodpanda Philippines’s 100-location milestone, it’s the type of achievement that inspires us to […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsDec 17th, 2020

Rising to the need of the times

While the coming of 2021 brings hope, much of 2020 was bleak. Lifestyles changed, businesses stalled, and the Grim Reaper knocked on many doors. Many have lost someone near and dear to them this year because of COVID-19 and the string of typhoons that showed no mercy, either......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 15th, 2020

US-based Pinoy coach reaches pinnacle of craft after seeing student drafted in NBA

Gopez, who founded US-based Edge Basketball International, recently hit a milestone after one of his students, Onyeka Okongwu, got drafted sixth in the 2020 NBA Draft......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 5th, 2020

Neymar reaches milestone but PSG held ahead of Man Utd showdown

Neymar scored his 50th league goal for Paris Saint-Germain but warned the Ligue 1 leaders needed to improve quickly as they prepared for a crunch European clash with Manchester United by drawing 2-2 with Bordeaux on Saturday. The world’s most expensive player scored a penalty to cancel out an early Timothee Pembele own goal and […] The post Neymar reaches milestone but PSG held ahead of Man Utd showdown appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 29th, 2020

US consumers see gloomy future, sinking November confidence

The outlook among US consumers is increasingly grim, sending confidence lower as the country grapples with a surge in Covid-19 cases, according to a survey released Tuesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 25th, 2020

Mexico s coronavirus deaths surpass 100,000

Mexico said Thursday its coronavirus death toll had risen above 100,000, becoming the world's fourth country to pass the grim milestone......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 20th, 2020

DBM Covid-19 fund releases reaches P481 billion

State funds provided to various government agencies for their coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic response programs have so far reached P481.61 billion, data from the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) showed on Monday. Of the amount released as of November 11, the bulk, or P217.41 billion, went to the Department of Social Welfare and […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsNov 17th, 2020