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White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows: “We’re not going to control the pandemic.”

“We will not control the pandemic. We will control the fact that we receive vaccines, therapeutics and other damage control areas,” Meadows told CNN’s Jake Tapper to State of the Union. Under pressure from Tapper why the US won’t bring the pandemic under control, Meadows said, “Because it’s a contagious virus, just like the flu.” He added that the Trump …

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Americans fear the cost of working from home will rise as the pandemic continues

For Marie Clara-Cantillo’s family, staying at home during the coronavirus pandemic resulted in an increase in monthly expenses that her family could never have predicted. Clara-Cantillo, a patient advisor at a drug company in New York who has always worked from home, said her usual routine was churned up by skyrocketing utility bills, dozens more meals to cook for her …

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Illinois COVID 19 Update: IL Reports 3,874 New Coronavirus Cases, 31 Deaths; IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike advocates combating pandemic fatigue

CHICAGO (WLS) – Illinois public health officials announced 3,874 new cases of COVID-19 and 31 more deaths on Friday. The total number of COVID-19 cases in Illinois now stands at 364,033, with 9,418 deaths, reported the Illinois Department of Public Health. Within 24 hours, officials processed 82,256 copies for a total of 7,113,338 copies, according to the state. The 7-day …

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Weekly unemployment claims have fallen to their lowest level since the pandemic began in March

The number of new jobless claims in the United States was 787,000 last week, the lowest number since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. Economists polled by Dow Jones had expected 875,000 for the week ending October 17. The total reflected a drop of 55,000 from the previous week’s revised downward of 842,000. The last time the weekly loss amount …

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The first crew of a space station to take off during a pandemic comes home

The occupation started just weeks after the World Health Organization declared Covid-19 a pandemic. This made it the first crew to take off into space under such conditions. Cassidy, the current mission commander of Expedition 63, handed over command of the space station to the newly arrived Russian cosmonaut Sergey Ryzhikov during a change of command ceremony on Tuesday. The …

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USA, Italy coronavirus pandemic is reacting worlds apart

SHUT DOWN Italy has started easing key restrictions after a two-month coronavirus shutdown. 4.4 million Italians can go back to work and some restrictions on movement have been lifted in the first European country to lock down during the pandemic. (May 4th) AP domestic ROME – Italy and the United States are a study in contrast when it comes to …

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“It will put Alaska’s resilience to the test”: Health experts worry about the impending winter pandemic

We are making this vital information about the pandemic available as a public service without a subscription. However, we rely on the readers’ support to get this job done. Please remember to join forces in supporting independent journalism in Alaska for only $ 3.23 per week. As temperatures drop, Alaska’s COVID-19 cases are rising. Health officials say Alaska successfully weathered …

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Pennsylvania coronavirus outbreak: Pennsylvania reports second largest COVID-19 pandemic overall

HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania – Pennsylvania reports 1,857 new COVID-19 cases, the second highest daily total since the pandemic began, days after officials said the Commonwealth had seen a “resurgence” of the coronavirus. The numbers announced by the state health department on Saturday are only topped by 1,989 cases reported on April 9, bringing the nationwide total to nearly 181,000. Nine new …

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U.S. ski resorts are adapting to the new normal of skiing amid the COVID-19 pandemic

The top headlines from Fox Business Flash are here. Check out what’s clicking on FoxBusiness.com. DENVER – helmet, goggles, skis? Check. Hand sanitizer, face covering, reservation? Check. About seven months after the coronavirus cut the ski season at the height of the spring break, resorts in the US and Canada are slowly picking up the pieces and figuring out how …

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