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NASA Loans Precious 3.9-Billion-year-old Moon Rock to Joe Biden's Oval Office at White House - News18
NASA has loaned a Moon rock for display in the Oval Office of the White House at the request of the Joe Biden administration.
NASA has loaned a Moon rock for display in the Oval Office of the White House at the request of the Joe Biden administration. The Moonrock now sits in the Oval Office in symbolic recognition of earlier generations' ambitions and accomplishments, and support for America's current Moon to Mars exploration approach. The "Lunar Sample 76015,143" is from the Lunar Sample Laboratory Facility at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, the US space agency said on Thursday. Apollo 17 astronaut Ronald Evans and moonwalkers Harrison Schmitt and Eugene Cernan, the last humans to set foot on the Moon, chipped this sample from a large boulder at the base of the North Massif in the Taurus-Littrow Valley, 3km from the Lunar Module, according to the inscription on the display case. This 332-gram piece of the Moon, which was collected in 1972, is a 3.9-billion-year-old sample formed during the last large impact event on the nearside of the Moon, the Imbrium Impact Basin, which is 1,145 km in diameter. Thank you to @POTUS for putting a @NASA moon rock in the Oval Office - look at what we can do together as a country when we are united. A look inside Bidens oval office - The Washington Postm https://t.co/6dUK5Ey792 — Dr. Ellen Stofan (@EllenStofan) January 20, 2021 NASA plans to land the first woman and next man on the Moon by 2024. NASA chief Jim Bridenstine officially stepped down from his role as the administrator of the US space agency, as Biden took the president's office. President Biden is expected to pick a woman to fill the NASA administrator role, which has only been occupied by men since the agency's founding in 1958. Biden was sworn-in as President and Kamala Harris as Vice President of the US on Wednesday.
Greg Chappell Takes Dig at Aussie Youngsters, Says Will Pucovski & Cameron Green Are Still in Primary - News18
Young Australian cricketers are still in "primary school" compared to their Indian counterparts, feels former India coach Greg Chappell and has urged his country's cricket board to invest in talent to avoid becoming "also-rans" in no time. An Injury-hit India…
Young Australian cricketers are still in "primary school" compared to their Indian counterparts, feels former India coach Greg Chappell and has urged his country's cricket board to invest in talent to avoid becoming "also-rans" in no time. An Injury-hit India sans their star players notched up an incredible 2-1 win over Australia in the four-Test series and Chappell believes it is the robust domestic structure and efforts put in by BCCI which prepares its youngsters to take on the rigours of international cricket. ALSO READ - 'Does India Need Virat Kohli the Great Batsman or Mediocre Captain?' - Bedi Wants Ajinkya Rahane to Take Over "Our young cricketers are weekend warriors compared to their Indian compatriots, who get challenging matchplay from the Under-16 age group onwards," Chappell wrote in a column for 'Sydney Morning Herald'. "By the time an Indian player reaches the national XI, he has had an all-round apprenticeship that prepares him to walk into the Indian side with a reasonable chance of success. "I am afraid, in comparison, Will Pucovski and Cameron Green are still in primary school in terms of experience." Pointing out the huge difference in the amount spent by the two boards, Chappell said Cricket Australia "cannot be making 1960s Holdens in this age of electric cars." "The BCCI is investing millions of dollars in budding Indian cricketers. Cricket Australia, by comparison, spends $44m dollars on the Sheffield Shield. The comparative spending gap isnt a gulf; it is the size of the Indian Ocean," he wrote. "If Cricket Australia doesnt realise what it takes to be competitive in Test cricket and our entire cricket administration does not change its attitude on where to invest in talent, we will be also-rans in no time." Chappell said "the skill level of Indian youth teams would embarrass some of our first-class teams". "Their ability to deal with pressure has been cultivated in the cauldron of hard-fought matches. That level of intensity cannot be replicated in nets or against lesser opponents. The fact that India has 38 first-class teams should give you an idea of the depth of talent available," he wrote. ALSO READ - IPL Retentions 2021: Big Takeaways - Teams Release Overseas Players, Large Indian Contingent Retained "What one sees when watching Indian youth and A teams is the surprising degree of maturity and an intuitive understanding of all aspects of the game. It is as rare as it is stark. So much so that one can be forgiven for thinking a team of men is playing a group of schoolboys." Chappell said India's "level of investment from grassroots up has left the rest of the cricket world in its wake" and "the havoc that COVID-19 has wreaked on cricket coffers around the world will only widen the gap between India and the have-nots."
Will Joe Biden Pick the First Female Chief of NASA? These Women May Be His Top Choices - News18
Is the next head of NASA going to be a woman? .
Is the next head of NASA going to be a woman? the last NASA chief Jim Bridenstine has officially stepped down from his role as the administrator of the US space agency as US Joe Biden takes the president's office. A Trump appointee and a Republican himself, Bridenstine, spent his final days as administrator making last push for the ambitious Artemis programme, that will land the first woman and next man on the lunar surface by 2024. "It has been my great honour to serve as your @NASA Administrator. I will miss the amazing NASA family and will forever be grateful for my time at this incredible agency. Ad astra," Bridenstine said in a tweet on Wednesday. "We have done everything we can to build the consensus necessary for this program to be long-term sustainable," Bridenstine told The Verge. "I think as hard as we've worked to build the consensus over the last three years, I think we're in good shape." President Biden is expected to pick a woman to fill the NASA administrator role, which has only been occupied by men since the agency's founding in 1958. At the moment, President Joe Bidens administration has appointed Steve Jurczyk to serve as acting administrator until the role is permanently filled, reportsScientific American. Jurczyk has been the agencys associate administrator since May 2018, according to his NASA biography; all told, he has worked at NASA since 1988. Jurczyk is one of 34 acting leaders announced by Biden and his vice president, Kamala Harris, hours after their inauguration. Will the role permanently feature a woman? Biden-Harris' diverse cabinet features a record number of women. Twelve of Biden's nominations for Cabinet and Cabinet-level positions are women, including eight women of color, and if they're all confirmed it would shatter former President Bill Clinton's record of nine women serving concurrently, which happened during his second term. Jack Burns, a professor of astrophysics and planetary science at the University of Colorado, and has served on a number of NASA panels, and four years ago he was a member of the transition team that helped get the incoming Trump administration up to speed on NASA's tasks, tells Space "I think the Biden-Harris administration would very much like to name from everything I understand here the first woman NASA administrator, and that would be very exciting, long overdue," he said. "And some of the names that have been put forward are extremely well qualified." Burns did not reveal any of the names being for NASA chief. However, some eminently qualified women Ellen Stofan and Pam Melroy, for example are already working with the Biden administration, as members of the current eight-person NASA transition team. Stofan is a planetary geologist, served as NASA's chief scientist from August 2013 to December 2016. And she has already made history as the first woman to direct the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum, her current gig. Melroy is a retired U.S. Air Force officer and former NASA astronaut with three space shuttle missions under her belt. She also served as deputy director of the Tactical Technology Office at the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. The other three women on the NASA transition team climate scientist Shannon Valley, technology and policy analyst Bhavya Lal, and astrophysicist Jedidah Isler are also extremely accomplished. But it may be a while before the NASA chief is announced, as Biden-Harris are faced with a pandemic, a crippling economy and a divided country. The last NASA chief, Bridenstine, didn't come aboard until about 18 months into the Trump presidency. It may be well into mid-2021 before a name is announced. (With inputs from IANS)
6 Killed as Huge Dynamite Blast Triggers Tremors in Karnataka's Shivamogga, Toll Likely to Rise - News18
At least six people were killed in a major dynamite blast near Shimoga city in central Karnataka late on Thursday.
At least six people were killed in a major dynamite blast near Shimoga city in central Karnataka late on Thursday. According to reports, a lorry carrying gelatines and a huge quantity of dynamites exploded near a stone quarry around 10:30 pm. Tremors were felt and a loud sound was heard across the hilly Shimoga, parts of Chikmagalur and Uttara Kannada districts, triggering panic. Officials at the local Natural Disasters Monitoring Centre said the impact of the blast may have led to tremors as it happened at a shallow depth. Initially the people, who were about to go to bed, thought that it was an earthquake and started rushing out of their homes. The 11 pm data from the local seismological observatories around the area, however, did not record any seismic activity or tremors (these are usually recorded at a depth of 15 to 20 kms below the earth's surface). After some time the district administration came to know that it was a huge blast of the explosives used for quarrying. Some claim that about 50 dynamites exploded one after the another, killing at least six people on the spot. The lorry that was carrying was destroyed completely. Ashok Naik, Shimoga Rural MLA, told mediapersons that he too had heard the sound and the tragic incident had taken place in his constituency. "There is a thick smoke everywhere. Can't see anything. At least six people have died. It could be more. I can't confirm anything right now," he said. While pictures of bodies strewn around did emerge from the site as local first-responders shared them, police said, it would take time for a detailed probe and assessment. The officials have rushed to the accident site. But fearing more blasts, they are moving cautiously, say the locals. According to some sources, the quarrying was happening for the railway work. However, no clarity yet on what caused this huge blast. Shimoga happens to be the home town of Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa and he has been informed about the tragedy. Illegal quarrying is common in this region. Condoling the deaths, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the state government is providing assistance to the affected. "Pained by the loss of lives in Shivamogga. Condolences to the bereaved families. Praying that the injured recover soon. The State Government is providing all possible assistance to the affected." he tweeted. (With inputs from Deepa Balakrishnan in Bengaluru)
India Launches World’s Fastest Covid Vaccine Rollout as Nearly 10 Lakh Get Shots in 6 Days - News18
The number of people vaccinated against Covid-19 in India has reached over 9.
The number of people vaccinated against Covid-19 in India has reached over 9.99 lakh on Thursday, the government said, making it the fastest rollout of the vaccines anywhere in the world so far in terms of sheer numbers. As of 6pm on Thursday, a total of 9,99,065 beneficiaries have been vaccinated against the deadly virus, the health ministry confirmed, putting the country in touching distance of the 10-lakh milestone. India, often described as the pharmacy of the world has managed to vaccinate a million people in six days. The United States had managed to inoculate the same number of people in 10 days, and the same number of days was taken by Israel. The record-setting pace has been set despite some opting not to take the shots because of concerns around the safety and efficacy of the vaccines. The country is using two shots Covishield, manufactured locally and licensed from Oxford University and AstraZeneca, and another developed at home by Bharat Biotech in partnership with the state-run Indian Council of Medical Research for the vaccination. The drive started on Saturday, with 30 million healthcare and other front-line workers first in the queue, followed by about 270 million people older than 50 or deemed at high-risk because of pre-existing medical conditions. The health ministry said India inoculated more people on its first day than the United States, Britain or France. In the first two days, it managed to vaccinate 224,301 people as compared to China, which had inoculated around 73,000 people in the first two days. This scale of vaccination campaign has never been attempted in history and this shows Indias capability, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said while opening the vaccine rollout on Jan. 16. However, challenges remain for India as the country has missed its initial targets, partly because of glitches in the CO-WIN app that is the online platform for registration and partly because of hesitancy displayed by frontline workers. The government has said it expected a greater number of volunteers, especially in major states such as Tamil Nadu and Punjab, which are lagging other states. Vinod K. Paul, who heads a government committee on vaccine strategy, told a news conference health workers who failed to take vaccine doses set aside for them were not fulfilling their "societal responsibility". India, the world's biggest manufacturer of vaccines, has also begun exporting shots on Wednesday to other countries in the sub-continent, in what has been described as Covid diplomacy that will help to counter Chinas influence in the region.
India vs Australia: Hanuma Vihari Reveals Extent of Ravichandran Ashwin's Back Issues on Day 5 of Sydney - News18
Hanuma Vihari and Ravichandran Ashwin saw out 259 balls on Day 5 of the Sydney Test to ensure India went into Brisbane with the series still level.
India's draw against Australia in the third Test of the four-match series at Sydney would have been impossible without Hanuma Vihari and Ravichandran Ashwin's heroic stand on Day 5 of the match. Vihari and Ashwin saw out 259 balls to ensure India went into Brisbane with the series still level but it wasn't just about playing out deliveries for the duo. Ashwin was dealing with a back injury while out in the middle while Vihari had tweaked his hamstring and couldn't run at full tilt. Now Vihari has revealed another interesting tidbit about that innings - Ashwin was standing up to bouncers because, due to his back injury, he couldn't duck when a short one was aimed at him. "Funny thing happened, I asked Ashwin if he could flex his knees a little so that he could bend. And he said if I bend my knees, I cant bat because my back is gone. Thats why he was standing up to the bouncers," Vihari told India Today. BCCI Likely to Allow 50 Percent Crowd Attendance for England Series "On a serious note, the way he batted out was superb. Because of his spasm, he couldnt sit down, he stood throughout the innings. While he was starting to bat on Day 5, he was always standing in the dressing room as well. So that was his situation and to bat out for 4 hours is a compliment to his grit and determination," he added. Vihari also revealed how the batting defensively helped him in a situation where he couldn't run or play in an attacking manner while also discussing the way the two of them were speaking in between overs. Mohammed Siraj Visits Father's Grave Upon Return to Hyderabad "The only thing that helped us was they bowled a lot of overs. But I wouldnt say they were tired. The close-in fielders dont help as well. Youre always under pressure. Only a small mistake and youre gone. "But like I said, as I was not able to run, I will play as close to the body as possible. I am not looking for runs. So the basics helped there. The technique which I developed over the years helped me. That defensive technique helped me. "Ashwin was also communicating in different languages, if you could hear. Like he was talking to me in Tamil, Telugu, trying to make sure we survive. Its important to communicate as well. Big Blow for India - Ravindra Jadeja Ruled Out of Full Test Series Against England "Sometimes, we are scoring runs, youll be in your own zone. But when youre looking to survive, thats where the help came. Ash did that brilliantly with all his experience."
Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli Make First Public Appearance Since Daughter's Birth, See Pics - News18
Actress Anushka Sharma made her first public appearance along with cricketer husband Virat Kohli on Thursday since giving birth two weeks ago.
Actress Anushka Sharma made her first public appearance along with cricketer husband Virat Kohli on Thursday since giving birth two weeks ago. They welcomed a daughter, their first child on January 11. Virat made the announcement on Twitter - mother and baby are both doing well, he wrote and signed off with a request for privacy. The couple was all smiles as they posed for paparazzi while stepping out of a clinic in Mumbai on Thursday. Anushka looked gorgeous in an all-denim ensemble. She even thanked paps for respecting their privacy. While announcing the birth of their daughter, Virat had earlier tweeted, "We are thrilled to share with you that we have been blessed with a baby girl this afternoon. We thank you all for your love, prayers, and good wishes. Anushka and the baby are both healthy and we are feeling beyond blessed to start this new chapter of our lives. We hope that you can respect our privacy at this time." Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli, who tied the knot in 2017, announced last August that they were expecting a baby. They wrote on their respective social media accounts, "And then we were three! Arriving Jan 2021." Congratulatory messages flooded their posts instantly - many of these were from the couple's celeb friends such as Priyanka Chopra, Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Sania Mirza, Kiara Advani, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Taapsee Pannu, Dia Mirza and Parineeti Chopra. Virat Kohli, the captain of India's cricket team, was granted paternity leave by the Board of Cricket Control in India or BCCI and flew home from Australia towards the end of December after playing the first of a four-match Test series.
Before Notes Existed, Bronze Objects Were Used as 'Currency' in Prehistoric Times - News18
Central Europeans of the Bronze Age used bronze rings, ribs and axe blades that were roughly standardized in their shape and weight as an early form of "euros," according to a new study.
Central Europeans of the Bronze Age used bronze rings, ribs and axe blades that were roughly standardized in their shape and weight as an early form of "euros," according to a new study. The paper by researchers at Leiden University in the Netherlands appeared in the journal PLOS ONE on Wednesday. Money is a defining aspect of modern life, and standardization of currency is one of its key features. But since ancient people lacked precise forms of measurement, archaeologists had disagreed about whether bronze items discovered in "hoards" in modern day Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic and other places were really currency, or just metal blocks for melting into other products. These objects date back to around 4,000 years ago, when Central Europeans lived in farming societies characterized by the use of bronze tools, weapons, armor, building materials and more. Lead author Maikel Kuijpers, an assistant professor in European Prehistory, told AFP the research was based on a new methodology he had developed "that is more attuned to how people would weigh items in the Bronze Age." He and his co-author Catalin Popa studied more than 5,000 objects from over 100 ancient hoards. Rather than measuring the items by weighing scales alone, they statistically compared their weight using a psychology principle known as the "Weber fraction." This quantifies the concept that if objects are similar enough in mass, people weighing them by hand can't tell the difference. They found that around 70 percent of rings, which averaged around 195 grams, were similar enough in weight to have been indistinguishable by hand. These pieces aren't the world's oldest money by a long way -- people in Mesopotamia developed coins some 5,000 years ago -- but Kuijpers said the methodology devised could have wider uses for investigating objects of the ancient world. As to how much each individual object might be worth in today's money and what items they might have been used to buy -- cattle, weapons, etc -- it's impossible to know for certain. But "it's a material that they really that they valued a lot, that much is clear," said Kuijpers.
Munmun Dutta Shares Pics From TMKOC Sets, Eijaz Khan Says He Loves Pavitra Punia - News18
Actress Mun Mun Dutta, who plays the role of Babita Ji in Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, shared on social media some pictures from the set recently.
Actress Mun Mun Dutta, who plays the role of Babita Ji in Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, shared on social media some pictures from the set recently. She mentioned that 'half her life' has been spent on the set of the comedy show. Over a picture of Gokuldham society gate, Mun Mun wrote, "Aadhi zindagi isi set pe nikal gayi." She accompanied it with an emoji. She also shared another selfie from her makeup room and wrote, "Bored but chehre par hamesha muskaan honi chahiye. PS Work mode on." Read: Mun Mun Dutta aka Babita Ji Spent 'Half Her Life' on Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah Set On Monday, in a shocking turn of events, 'Bigg Boss 14' contestant Eijaz Khan exited the BB house citing prior work commitment. Eijaz, who was the first contestant to enter the Bigg Boss house this season, left fellow housemates in tears with his abrupt departure from the show. Now, in an exclusive interview with Bombay Times, Eijaz opened up about his exit from the show just weeks ahead of the season's finale. Eijaz revealed that his contract with Bigg Boss was valid till January 15 as its finale was originally scheduled to happen on that date. Read: My 4th Call After Leaving Bigg Boss 14 was to Pavitra, Spent the Longest Time with Her: Eijaz Khan Amitabh Bachchan, recently on Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC), urged the Government of Madhya Pradesh to depute a cop-couple, (one of whom participated in the show) together at one place. Vivek Parihar, a traffic constable from Mandsaur, while playing the game narrated his ordeal to the veteran actor. Vivek stated that his wife is posted in Gwalior because of which he is facing certain issues. After the appeal made by the megastar to unite the two, the state government has now ordered the transfer of the constable's wife to Mandsaur. Read: After Amitabh Bachchan's Request on Kaun Banega Crorepati, Cop Couple Transferred to Same City Actress Kangana Ranaut on Wednesday tweeted that her Twitter account has been restricted temporarily. This comes after she made controversial remarks about "Tandav" creators through a post. In the now-deleted tweet, Kangana had said that it was "time to take their heads off", for allegedly insulting Hindu gods in the web series. Read: Kangana Ranaut's Twitter Account Restricted Temporarily After Remarks About 'Tandav' Creators Kaun Banega Crorepati 12 is winding up this season and will not air new episodes post Friday's Karamveer special. Meanwhile, a promo aired recently shows a Delhi University student making his way to the hot seat to play the quiz show. He is a Geography (Hons) student. Interesting thing being that he beat his father to the hot seat and even shared that the latter has been trying in KBC since long now. On learning this, show host Amitabh Bachchan says that the father's dream is getting realised through his son and there is nothing bigger than that. We are also shown glimpses of the student's father attempting to reach the hot seat as he looks on from the 'Fastest Finger First' area. The DU student, who makes it to the hot seat, will be playing for Rs 50 lakh question. Read: Kaun Banega Crorepati 12: DU Student Beats His Father to the Hot Seat, Plays for Rs 50 Lakh Come back tomorrow for more entertainment stories.
IPL 2021 Players Retention: Rajasthan Royals - Sanju Samson Named Captain, Steve Smith Released - News18
Rajasthan Royals (RR) on Wednesday announced Sanju Samson as the new skipper for the Indian Premier League 2021 season. Australia batsman Steve Smith, who failed to make an impact with bat and captaincy, has been released. RR, who finished last in the 2020 ed…
Rajasthan Royals (RR) on Wednesday announced Sanju Samson as the new skipper for the Indian Premier League 2021 season. Australia batsman Steve Smith, who failed to make an impact with bat and captaincy, has been released. RR, who finished last in the 2020 edition released eight players. The list of foreign players retained includes Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler and Jofra Archer. All three English players performed well for the Royals in the last tournament. Jofra Archer was the top wicket-taker for the Royals in the 2020 edition with 20 wickets while Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes have also contributed in Rajasthan Royals' important wins in recent past. In addition to the English trio, David Miller and Andrew Tye have also been retained. Retained players: Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, Jos Buttler, Riyan Parag, Shreyas Gopal, Rahul Tewatia, Mahipal Lomror, Kartik Tyagi, Andrew Tye, Jaydev Unadkat, Mayank Markande, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Anuj Rawat, David Miller, Manan Vohra, Robin Uthappa. Released Players: Steve Smith, Ankit Rajpoot, Oshane Thomas, Akash Singh, Varun Aaron, Tom Curran, Anirudha Joshi, Shashank Singh. Meanwhile, IPL 2021 auctions are set to take place in February and the teams are already starting out to name the players who will be retained this year, and who will go under the hammer. While there are some prominent names that have been released by the squads, once again the focus is on youngsters, that the teams are eyeing. One of them is Kashmir's 19-year-old pacer Mujtaba Yousuf, who has been called by the Mumbai Indians for trials, after his impressive show in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. The pacer bagged five wickets in four matches in the tournament and as per reports, the latter has already moved to Mumbai to prepare for his trials. Also, it was reported that scouts from various teams were present in Bengaluru to spot talent, and that is when Mujtaba's name surfaced.
Kangana Ranaut's Twitter Account Restricted Temporarily After Remarks About 'Tandav' Creators - News18
Actress Kangana Ranaut on Wednesday tweeted that her Twitter account has been restricted temporarily.
Actress Kangana Ranaut on Wednesday tweeted that her Twitter account has been restricted temporarily. This comes after she made controversial remarks about "Tandav" creators through a post. In the now-deleted tweet, Kangana had said that it was "time to take their heads off", for allegedly insulting Hindu gods in the web series. Now, the actress has slammed the "liberal community" who reported her account to Twitter, going on to call Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey "chacha". Read: Is Tandav Row a Fresh Call for OTT Censorship? "Librus cried to their chacha @jack and got my account temporarily restricted," she wrote. She continued: "They are threatening me mera account/virtual identity kabhi bhi desh keliye shaheed ho sakti hai,magar my reloaded desh bhakt version will reappear through my movies.Tumhara jeena dushwar karke rahungi.(They are threatening me that my account and my virtual identity might get martyred for the country anytime. But my reloaded patriotic spirit will reappear through my movies. I will make your life miserable." Librus cried to their chacha @jack and got my account temporarily restricted, they are threatening me mera account/virtual identity kabhi bhi desh keliye shaheed ho sakti hai,magar my reloaded desh bhakt version will reappear through my movies.Tumhara jeena dushwar karke rahungi. — Kangana Ranaut (@KanganaTeam) January 20, 2021 "Tandav" has come under fire with several people alleging that it provokes communal disharmony and hurts the sentiments of the Hindus. According to the complaints, a scene featuring Mohd. Zeeshan Ayyub performing a college play insults the Hindu deity Shiv. Read: Action Will be Taken as Per the Law: Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh on Tandav Controversy Show creator Ali Abbas Zafar has apologised on behalf of the entire cast and crew, saying they did not intend to offend anyone or insult any religion and political party. They have even said that they will make changes in the content "to address concerns".
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: UK Covid-19 Strain Detected in at Least 60 Countries, Says WHO - News18
Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: The UK coronavirus strain has been detected in at least 60 countries, the World Health Organization said Wednesday, 10 more than a week ago.
After the first Covid-19 death was announced in the US in February 2020 it took about three months to pass the 100,000 mark, during a first wave that hit New York particularly hard. It took another four months to reach 200,000 fatalities, and just under three months to reach 300,000. But as cases have surged across the country with the arrival of winter and the holiday season in recent months, deaths have followed suit.About one American in two believes the virus is currently not at all under control, according to a Washington Post-NBC poll released Tuesday. Some 120,000 people are currently hospitalized because of Covid-19, according to the Covid Tracking Project, which analyses data from across the country on a daily basis. The US has recorded more than 24.1 million cases, according to the Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins University's coronavirus tracking website -- though with testing shaky at the start of the pandemic, the real toll is believed to be much higher. The US began vaccinating its residents in mid-December, but it will take months before the current outbreak can be contained. Just over three percent of the population, or about 10.5 million people, have so far received one of the two vaccines licensed in the US -- developed by Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna -- of which 1.6 million people have received the two required doses. Biden, eager to speed things up, has promised 100 million doses injected during his first 100 days in office. To achieve that goal he will push for the creation of new community vaccination centers in gyms, stadiums and schools, and will mobilize an additional 100,000 health care workers.