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Twitter closes San Francisco, New York offices as Covid cases surge

Pedestrians use mobile phones while walking past Twitter Inc. headquarters in San Francisco, California, U.S. Bloomberg | Getty Images Twitter has announced that it will close its San Francisco and New York offices immediately as Covid cases surge across the country. Wednesday’s announcement comes just two weeks after the social media company reopened their offices… Read More »

States rapidly expanding vaccine access as supplies surge

Buoyed by a surge in vaccine shipments, states and cities are rapidly expanding eligibility for COVID-19 shots to teachers, 55-and-over Americans and other groups as the U.S. races to beat back the virus and reopen businesses and schools. Arizona, Connecticut and Indiana have thrown open the line to the younger age bracket. Pennsylvania and Wisconsin… Read More »

CDC sees ‘distressing trend’ in latest coronavirus surge

Jay Butler, deputy director for infectious diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, raised the alarm about rising cases of COVID-19. “Unfortunately, we are seeing a distressing trend here in the United States,” Butler told reporters Wednesday, adding that cases are now growing “really in all parts of the country,” with especially high… Read More »

Coronavirus surge possibly linked to Labor Day gatherings in this area: officials

Gatherings over Labor Day are possibly behind a recent surge in cases of the novel coronavirus in Los Angeles County, officials there recently said. On Saturday, officials with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health announced 13 new deaths and 1,343 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the county’s total number of positive cases… Read More »

South Korea, Italy, and Iran: Coronavirus cases surge outside China

Coronavirus cases have surged outside China, prompting other countries to adopt quarantine policies. An increase in cases was reported across the Middle East and Asia this week, and some nations have begun shutting their borders to contain the infection. For instance, Iraq closed its border with Iran, the government of which reported 18 cases of… Read More »