TSA screened a record 1.3 million travelers Sunday. Despite the CDC's warning not to travel, nearly 1.3 million people went through U.S. Airports on Sunday, topping the Dec. 23 record of 1.1 million. Ref. USAToday.
CDC has found more than 50 US cases of coronavirus variant first identified in UK. At least 52 cases of a coronavirus variant first identified in the UK have been found in the United States, according to data posted Wednesday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This includes at least 26 cases in California, 22 cases in Florida, two cases in Colorado, and one case each in… Ref. USAToday.
Travelers boarding international flights to the US will need proof of negative COVID-19 test, CDC says. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said travelers must get a viral test within three days before their flight to the U.S. The new testing requirement will go into effect Jan. 26. Ref. USAToday.
US hospitals are on the brink — but COVID-19 isn't slowing down. It's a troubling statistic worth repeating: the U.S. Has more than 1.9 million confirmed coronavirus cases and 380,500 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University data. Those numbers are expected to grow Wednesday as hospitals struggle to keep pace with the unprecedented surge and officials around the nation accelerate the delivery of COVID-19 vaccines. The U.S. Government is asking states to speed up vaccinations to people over 65 and others at risk instead of holding back inoculations for a second dose. The government will also stop holding back the required second doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna shots. Source 2o.
Global COVID-19 deaths reach horrific 2 million milestone, roughly equivalent to the entire population of Nebraska. Globally, it took eight months to hit 1 million deaths from the coronavirus. Less than four months later, the world reached 2 million deaths, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. The U.S. Is projected to near 500K deaths by February. Ref. USAToday.
Students returning home may have caused 9,400 secondary COVID-19 infections across UK. A new statistical model suggests that an infected student returning home for Christmas would, on average, have infected just less than one other household member. Source 4g.
President Biden signs executive order mandating masks on flights, trains and buses, which could make enforcement easier and more consistent. The travel order will require people to wear masks in airports and on certain modes of public transportation, including many trains, airplanes and intercity buses. Ref. USAToday.