- Singapore confirms first case of UK virus strain
- US hospitalizations hit new record
- Brazil study shows China vaccine 50% effective
- India confirms 24K+ new cases
- China confirms 17 new cases
- NY extends eviction moratorium
- Sydney residents asked to “limit mobility”
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As we head further into what’s already been a busy day before Christmas (a day when markets close early and many Americans take off from work), millions of Americans, and other Christians around the world, are preparing to celebrate a holiday that, for many, will probably be a markedly different holiday than what they’re accustomed to.
According to Johns Hopkins, global cases have reached 78.6MM, while the worldwide death toll is nearing 1.8MM.
In the UK, a Brexit deal has finally been reached, but citizens are seemingly more concerned with the line of lorries at the border and news reports about super-infectious COVID-19 mutations prompt people to doubt or question the efficacy of vaccines (despite all that trial data) than about fisheries, especially after Britain reported a record 39K+ new cases the other day.
In the US (and the rest of the world) the situation isn’t much better. China has joined the list of countries that has cut off some or all travel/trade with the UK by halting passenger flights over fears tied to the new viral “variant”. Singapore, meanwhile, has become the latest country to confirm its first case of the UK variant….