Ice Bucket Challenge co-founder Pat Quinn has died at age 37 after battle with ALS

Pat Quinn, co-founder of the viral ice bucket video challenge, has died at the age of 37 after a seven-year battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), often called Lou Gehrig’s disease. The ALS Association announced Quinn’s death Sunday morning.  “It is with great sadness that we must share the passing of Patrick early this More...

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By admin On Sunday, November 22nd, 2020
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G20 summit concludes with vow to provide COVID-19 vaccines for all

Leaders of the world’s most powerful nations wrapped up the Group of 20 summit on Sunday, vowing to spare no effort to protect lives and ensure affordable access to COVID-19 vaccines for all people. The More...

By admin On Sunday, November 22nd, 2020
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California curfew goes into effect Saturday as COVID-19 cases spike

California is imposing a nighttime curfew starting Saturday as spiking COVID-19 cases threaten to swamp health care systems and the state’s largest county warned that an even more drastic lockdown could More...

By admin On Sunday, November 22nd, 2020
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Navajo Nation’s kids try to adjust as pandemic forces schools to close

Navajo Nation is in lockdown, trying to curb the uncontrolled spread of the coronavirus. That means kids won’t be back in a classroom anytime soon. “I did really good, but this year, not so good More...

By admin On Saturday, November 21st, 2020
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Texas National Guard deployed to help El Paso with morgue overflow

Texas National Guard troops have been deployed to El Paso, Texas, to help with morgue operations as the city and county grapple with a COVID-19 surge.  The Texas Division of Emergency Management said in a More...

By admin On Saturday, November 21st, 2020
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U.S. reports 195,000 new COVID-19 cases in one day, a record

The United States reported more than 195,000 COVID-19 cases on Friday — a new daily high and the ninth time this month a record has been set for new confirmed infections, according to a tally from Johns Hopkins More...

By admin On Saturday, November 21st, 2020
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How Pfizer plans to keep its vaccine at subarctic temperatures during transport

Pfizer is now the first company to apply for emergency authorization of its coronavirus vaccine, setting off a sprint by scientists at the Food and Drug Administration to approve it.  About 25 million doses More...

By admin On Friday, November 20th, 2020
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Denver mayor pleads with residents as new COVID-19 restrictions take effect: “Please stay home”

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock pleaded with residents Friday to stay home as new COVID-19 restrictions go into effect in the city and Denver County.  “I’m asking, I’m urging, I’m pleading More...

By admin On Thursday, November 19th, 2020
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Top WHO official in Europe says face masks could prevent COVID lockdowns, and school closures don’t work

The World Health Organization’s senior official in Europe said Thursday that blanket national lockdowns to curb the spread of COVID-19 wouldn’t be necessary if governments could convince their citizens More...

By admin On Thursday, November 19th, 2020
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U.S. reported 1,707 coronavirus deaths on Tuesday – the deadliest day for COVID-19 in 6 months

The United States logged 1,707 coronavirus deaths Tuesday — the equivalent of at least one American dying per minute. This is the highest recorded in the U.S. for the past six months, according to Johns More...