Fed’s Rosengren Says Patchy Pandemic Response Threatens Economic Recovery

Eric Rosengren, president of the Boston Federal Reserve, said Wednesday that insufficient state-level measures to contain COVID-19 not only put lives at risk but are also likely to sap the strength of the economic rebound. “Limited or inconsistent efforts by states to control the virus based on public health guidance are not only placing citizens […]

UK Becomes the World’s Worst Hit Major Economy in Pandemic

The UK economy recorded a record fall of 20.4 percent between April and June, the largest contraction reported by any major economy so far during the CCP virus pandemic. The dismal second quarter results follow a fall of 2.2 percent during the first quarter, plunging the UK into a technical recession, according to official figures […]

Premier Andrews Defends Contact Tracing System Despite Routine Delays

MELBOURNE—Premier Daniel Andrews has defended the capabilities of his government’s contact tracing system amid claims of frequent mistakes and several reports of people having to wait long periods for their virus test results, at the Victorian governments COVID-19 update on Aug. 11. The Victorian government’s contact tracing system has come under scrutiny in the past […]

Trump Announces Deal With Moderna for 100 Million Doses of Potential CCP Virus Vaccine

The Trump administration has struck a deal with Massachusetts-based drugmaker Moderna to secure 100 million doses of its potential CCP virus vaccine. “This evening I’m pleased to announce that we have reached an agreement with Moderna to manufacture and deliver 100 million doses of their coronavirus vaccine candidate. The federal government will own these vaccine […]

Congress Members Trade Barbs on COVID-19 Relief, No Talks on Deal

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) Tuesday called on Democrats to return to the negotiating table on COVID-19 relief in the midst of stalled talks between top Democrats in Congress and the White House. “It does the nation a disservice to act like these last several weeks were just another routine political standoff,” McConnell said […]

China’s Xinjiang Region Pushes More Lockdown Measures In Response to Virus, Drawing Residents’ Ire

In China’s northwestern region of Xinjiang, health authorities have continually reported new infections as they struggle to contain the latest CCP virus outbreak. The city government of Urumqi, the region’s capital, announced new lockdown measures, to local residents’ displeasure. Urumqi ordered all villagers to stay at home, with only Party-appointed staff allowed to make purchases […]

Disease Experts Support UK Schools Reopening in September

Reopening schools in September is unlikely to cause a second wave of the CCP virus in the UK, because children rarely spread the disease, according to an infectious disease expert. Emphasizing that he was speaking in a personal capacity, Mark Woolhouse, head of infectious disease epidemiology at Edinburgh University told the Daily Mail on Saturday […]

Passenger Numbers Down 88 Percent at London Heathrow Airport

Britain’s Heathrow Airport has reported an almost 90 percent plunge in passenger numbers, as the CCP virus pandemic continues to paralyze global air travel. Over 860,000 passengers travelled through Heathrow in July, down 88 percent on the previous year, though it reflects a slight uplift in traffic since the start of this crisis, Heathrow said […]

State and City Funding Become Latest Obstacle in COVID-19 Negotiations

Democratic leaders and White House officials remained at an impasse on Tuesday over how to handle another COVID-19 relief package, as state and local government funding became the most prominent obstacle in getting a deal done. Democrats have sought about $1 trillion in funding for state and local governments, including in the HEROES Act that […]

Trump: College Football Season Should Go Forward

The college football season should start soon, President Donald Trump said on Monday. Trump joined in calls for the season to move forward, writing on Twitter: “The student-athletes have been working too hard for their season to be cancelled.” The president shared a post from Trevor Lawrence, Clemson University’s star quarterback. Lawrence’s post requested conference […]