5 Things To Know In America and The World This February 13th,2021

Every day, we send out a one-page memo summarizing the 5 top trending news in America and the world. In today’s highlights, senate democrat, Coronavirus vaccine, CDC, Senate impeachment trial, President Joe Biden.

Coronavirus

1. Experts say COVID-19 could become a seasonal illness like the flu.

2. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has authorized 20 additional troops to support with COVID-19 vaccination efforts at the request from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

3. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday issued new guidance for U.S. schools to reopen, recommending universal mask-wearing and physical distancing as key COVID-19 mitigation strategies to get children back in the classroom quickly.

4. City A top aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) has reportedly apologized in private to Democratic lawmakers for withholding the state’s nursing home death toll from the coronavirus, saying they feared the startling real figures would be “used against us.”

5. Daily new coronavirus cases tipped back over 100,000 on Thursday

Politics

1. Steve Schmidt Lincoln Project co-founder is resigning from the group’s board amid a series of scandals that have rocked the high-dollar anti-Trump super PAC.

2. Former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley said that she does not believe former President Trump will run for federal office again in the wake of the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, telling Politico in an extensive profile: “I don’t think he can. He’s fallen so far.”

3. The White House on Friday suspended a press aide who reportedly threatened to “destroy” a reporter working on a story about his relationship with another journalist

4. Top postal officials are scheduled to testify before a U.S. congressional panel on Feb. 24, as lawmakers consider how to repair U.S. Postal Service finances. 

5. Prosecutors in Georgia’s biggest county have opened a criminal investigation into former U.S. President Donald Trump’s attempts to influence the state’s 2020 election results.

Business

1. U.S. airlines are pressing their case against requiring coronavirus testing of passengers on domestic flights.

2. American Express disclosed on Friday that several federal agencies are probing its sales practices for its small business credit cards and consumer cards

3. President Biden and key members of the Senate are laying down the groundwork for the infrastructure bill.

4. U.S. President Joe Biden pushed for the first major legislative achievement of his term on Friday with Governors and mayors.

5. The YouTube streamer known as Roaring Kitty, who helped drive a surge of interest in GameStop Corp, will testify before a House panel on Thursday alongside top hedge fund managers.

World

1. The president of the Tokyo Olympics organizing committee, Yoshiro Mori, organizing committee, resigned Friday over sexist comments.

2. The World Health Organization on Friday confirmed the third case of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo as health officials race to vaccinate residents and contain the potential outbreak.

3. Indian authorities on Saturday said there were no initial reports of critical damage to buildings and infrastructure, or casualties, in its northern states after intense tremors from a quake in the central Asian nation of Tajikistan on Friday night.

4. British television channel BBC World News was barred on Friday from airing in China, a week after Britain’s media regulator revoked Chinese state television’s license to broadcast in the United Kingdom.

5. Melbourne starts five-day virus lockdown, no spectators at Australian Open

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