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French COVID-19 intensive care numbers down first time in two weeks

Reuters
PARIS, Jan 23 (Reuters) – The number of people in intensive care units with coronavirus infection in France fell by 16 to 2,896, the first fall in two weeks after having risen by about 20 per day since mid-January. The French health ministry also reported 23,924 new confirmed COVID-19 cases......

Scottish nationalists lay groundwork for second independence referendum

Reuters
LONDON (Reuters) – The Scottish National Party published a “Roadmap to Referendum” on Saturday, laying out plans for another vote on Scottish independence just as the United Kingdom grapples with COVID-19 and the impact of Brexit. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who would have to agree to a new referendum,......

Researchers are developing color-changing stickers for masks to detect COVID-19

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here As COVID-19 continues to spread, researchers are looking for new and creative ways to help detect and manage cases. A team at the University of California San Diego is developing something to help do just that: a color-changing sticker. ......

Italy reports 488 coronavirus deaths and 13,331 new cases

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: A man walks past a closed shop as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in Rome, Italy January 22, 2021. REUTERS/Yara Nardi MILAN (Reuters) – Italy reported 488 coronavirus-related deaths on Saturday, up from 472 the day before, while the daily tally of new infections fell......

Bolsonaro’s support falls sharply, but a majority reject impeachment, polls show

Reuters
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Support for Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who has overseen the world’s second deadliest coronavirus outbreak, has fallen sharply, a Datafolha poll shows, as a brutal second wave and a lack of vaccines sours views of his far-right government. FILE PHOTO: Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro looks......

COVID-19 vaccine delays may slow wider Irish roll-out, says PM

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: A woman wearing a protective face mask walks past writing on a wall reading ‘pick up your mask’ during the government’s highest level of lockdown restrictions, as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak continues in Galway, Ireland, November 10, 2020. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne DUBLIN (Reuters) – Ireland may have to......

Bulgaria to ease some COVID-19 rules, restaurants closed for now

Reuters
SOFIA (Reuters) – Bulgaria will ease some coronavirus restrictions from February 4 though restaurants will remain closed for now due to concerns about the new coronavirus variant, officials said on Saturday. The move as follows measures in place since late November which have tamed a surge in new infections. Prime......

UK doctors call for shorter gap between Pfizer vaccine doses

Reuters
LONDON (Reuters) – A group of British doctors have written to England’s chief medical officer to tell him to cut the gap between doses of the Pfizer and BioNTech vaccine to six weeks from up to 12. FILE PHOTO: People queue outside a COVID-19 vaccination center, at STEAM Museum, amid......

UK doctors call for shorter gap between Pfizer vaccine doses

Reuters
LONDON (Reuters) – A group of British doctors have written to England’s chief medical officer to tell him to cut the gap between doses of the Pfizer and BioNTech vaccine to six weeks from up to 12. FILE PHOTO: People queue outside a COVID-19 vaccination center, at STEAM Museum, amid......

Thailand reports 198 new coronavirus cases, 1 death

Reuters
BANGKOK, Jan 23 (Reuters) – Thailand on Saturday reported 198 new coronavirus cases, bringing its total number of infections to 13,302 since the outbreak began last year. The new cases included 18 imported cases and one additional death, taking the total number of coronavirus-related fatalities to 72, a COVID-19 taskforce......

CBS Evening News, January 22, 2021

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here U.S. races to rollout vaccine before new COVID strains take hold; Pizza deliveryman’s devotion to job earns him massive tip Source link To Return to the Main Aggregate News Page – click here...

Australia’s Victoria logs 17 days with no community COVID cases

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: A staff member wearing PPE works to clean surfaces at Melbourne Park in between training sessions for tennis players undergoing mandatory quarantine in advance of the Australian Open in Melbourne, Australia, January 21, 2021. REUTERS/Kelly Defina/File Photo MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australia’s Victoria state recorded its 17th straight day......

A year after Wuhan lockdown, China reports small rise in COVID-19 cases

Reuters
By Andrew Galbraith, Winni Zhou SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China on Saturday reported a slight increase in new cases of COVID-19 as it marks the anniversary of the world’s first coronavirus lockdown, in the city of Wuhan where the disease emerged in late 2019. Workers in protective suits help residents in......

Biden says nothing can change the trajectory of the Covid pandemic over the next several months

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here U.S. President Joe Biden speaks about his administration’s plans to respond to the economic crisis during a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) response event in the State Dining Room at the White House in Washington, January 22, 2021. Jonathan Ernst | Reuters......

Mexican president, Biden discuss migration, coronavirus, development

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador holds a news conference at the National Palace in Mexico City, Mexico December 10, 2020. Mexico’s Presidency/Handout via REUTERS/File Photo MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said he discussed migration, the coronavirus pandemic and cooperation on development during......

U.S. races to rollout vaccine before new COVID strains take hold

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Watch CBSN Live The U.K. variant of the coronavirus has spread to at least 22 states as officials are rushing to administer the vaccine before the more contagious variant takes hold. Mola Lenghi has the latest. Copyright © 2021......

Biden takes executive action aimed at pandemic’s economic fallout

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Watch CBSN Live President Biden has signed two executive orders in an effort to help Americans who are struggling economically during the coronavirus pandemic. Nancy Cordes has more. Copyright © 2021 CBS Interactive Inc. All rights reserved. Source link......

C.D.C. Eases Coronavirus Vaccine Rules for ‘Exceptional Circumstances’

New York Times
WASHINGTON — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has quietly changed its recommendations for coronavirus immunizations to give doctors the flexibility to handle “exceptional circumstances,” a spokeswoman said, even though the changes have not been studied in large clinical trials. In guidelines posted on the agency’s website on Thursday,......

MLB Rumors: Zimmerman Returning to Nats on $1M Deal

Sports Illustrated
Longtime Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman is expected to return to Washington on a one-year, $1 million deal, according to USA Today‘s Bob Nightengale and The Athletic‘s Ken Rosenthal.  Zimmerman, 36, became a free agent after opting out of the 2020 season, citing health concerns with his family amid the COVID-19......

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