5 Things To Know In America and The World This January 23rd,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, retired Gen. Lloyd Austin, Ex-president Donald Trump impeachment, Senator McConnell.

Coronavirus

1. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Friday updated its guidance on the coronavirus vaccines , by authorizing doctors to mix shots from Pfizer and Moderna in “exceptional situations.”

2.  Every county in the United States have at least 1 case of Coronavirus That is according to an analysis from The Wall Street Journal.

3. 38 members of the U.S. Capitol Police force and about 150 National Guard members have tested positive for COVID-19.

4. COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are going down across The United States.

5.  CDC indicates on Friday that the risk of severe allergic reactions with Moderna’s vaccine is low.

Politics

1. The House will deliver the impeachment article against former President Donald Trump to the Senate at 7 Pm Monday. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said on the Senate floor Friday.

2. Former President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial will begin the week of February 8, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced Friday evening on the Senate floor.

3. Texas Sue The Biden Administration asking a court to stop President Joe Biden from allowing a 100-day moratorium on deportations.

4. The Senate  on Friday  confirms retired Gen. Lloyd Austin, as the first African American to run the Secretary of Defense.

5. President Joe Biden signed two more executive orders one focused on expanding food assistance and delivering stimulus checks to very low-income Americans, and the other on raising the minimum wage to $15 for the federal workforce.

Business

1.Pfizer will supply up to 40 million doses of its coronavirus vaccine to a global alliance aiming to provide poor nations with coronavirus vaccines, the head of the World Health Organization said Friday.

2. The NBC Sports Network is shutting down.NBC will transfer its sports media rights, including the National Hockey League, to USA Network

3. Private equity firm TPG has entered into exclusive talks to acquire a minority stake in AT&T Inc’s satellite TV division, DirecTV.

4. Morgan Stanley Chief Executive James Gorman’s annual pay rose by $6 million, or 22%, last year, according to a regulatory filing released on Friday.

5. Google shuts down Loon which offers balloons as an alternative to cell towers, is not commercially viable.

World

1. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday that there’s “some evidence” that the COVID-19 variant first discovered in the United Kingdom could be more deadly than the original strain.

2. COVID strain in South Africa shows huge resistance to antibodies from original virus

3. AstraZeneca Plc has informed European Union officials on Friday it would cut deliveries of its COVID-19 vaccine to the bloc by 60%, in the first quarter of the year due to production problems.

4. Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said he discussed migration, the coronavirus pandemic and cooperation on development during a phone call with U.S. President Joe Biden on Friday afternoon.

5. Twitter said Friday it has permanently banned an account that some in Iran believe is linked to the office of the country’s supreme leader after a posting that seemed to threaten former President Donald Trump.

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