1. More than 180,477 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in the United States.
2. Arizona currently has the highest rate of COVID-19 infections per capita of anywhere in the world,
3. A third of health workers in the New York City public hospital system declined COVID-19 vaccines.
4. Houston Methodist’s hospital system will give a $500 bonus to receive COVID-19 vaccination
5.The Los Angeles County Emergency Medical Services Agency stop transporting patients to hospitals if they have virtually no chance of surviving. In addition,the agency also issued a directive directing ambulance crews to administer less oxygen. In an effort to optimize resource allocations.
1. Former President Jimmy Carter and former first lady Rosalynn Carter will not attend President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration. Nonetheless, this will be the first time in many years that he carters didn’t show up at an inaugural ceremony.
2. Congress will meet today Wednesday, January 6th 2021 at 1 p.m. EST, to affirm President-elect Joe Biden’s victory. Indeed, Congress will formally count the votes cast by the Electoral College during a joint session. In addition, the join session is procedural and directed by Vice President Mike Pence.
3.Trump to Address Protesters as Congress Votes on Election Result.
4. Former President George W. Bush and former first lady Laura Bush plan to attend President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on Jan. 20, a spokesperson confirmed Tuesday.
5. Vice President Mike Pence plans to follow his ceremonial duties and not interfere with the election certification.
1. U.S. President Donald Trump banned eight Chinese software applications. Indeed, the executive order signed on Tuesday banned apps including Alipay, Ltd’s QQ Wallet, WeChat Pay CamScanner, SHAREit, Tencent QQ, VMate, and WPS Office.
2. Macy’s has notified the employees at about 45 of its department stores that they will close by the middle of this year.
3. The world’s largest movie theater chain AMC is looking for $550 million to stay alive.
4. JPMorgan predicts bitcoin, could rally as high as $146,000 as an “alternative” currency.
5. Southwest Airlines, the nation’s largest domestic carrier on Monday launched a four-day sale with fares starting at $29 one way for travel into the spring.
1. Cleta Mitchell, an attorney on President Trump’s controversial phone call with Georgia’s secretary of state over the weekend, has resigned. Indeed, she quit her position at law firm Foley & Lardner.
2. The 63rd Annual Grammy Awards have been postponed due to the impact COVID-19 has had in Los Angeles
3. President Trump’s supporters descended on Washington, D.C., on Tuesday to protest against the election certification process.Actually, this was a prelude of a bigger protest on Wednesday.
4. The federal government after investigating the massive cyberattack has formally named Russia as the likely origin of the attack.
5. Police officers involved in the shooting of Jacob Blake will not face criminal charges, Kenosha County District Attorney Michael Gravely announced Tuesday.
1. More than 50 Hong Kong pro-democracy activists were arrested on Wednesday. That is because of the new national security law that took effect in recent months.
2. China steps up COVID restrictions near Beijing shut sections of highways banned gatherings in Beijing as cases surge. Surely, this is an effort to slow the spread of the virus.
3. Saudis pledge to cut oil output despite Russian increases in an effort to boost oil price.
4. One person in every 50 in England now has Covid-19, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced.
5. Scotland First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says President Trump wouldn’t be allowed to visit Scotland to golf during its pandemic lockdown.
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