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January 2021

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13United States President Joe Biden mandates mask wearing on federal property and will have the US rejoin the WHO
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17United StatesThe Trump administration was reported to have given $850,000 of pandemic relief funding to 5 anti-vaccination groups, including Mercola
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20United KingdomPortugalCabo VerdeSudamerica.jpg Concerns over a Brazilian variant of the virus lead to a ban on travel from South America, Portugal and Cape Verde to the UK.
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36United Kingdom Boris Johnson accused of breaking his own lockdown rules, as he takes a seven mile bike ride, from Downing Street to the Olympic Park, presumably to test his eyesight.
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23Japan With the coronavirus still rampaging across the world, a poll finds that 80% favor cancelling or postponing the Tokyo Olympics
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15Portugal Portugal will go into lockdown effective at midnight Thursday for the period of a month
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16United States In the aftermath of last week's Capitol riots, 3 Representatives have tested positive for Covid-19. During the riots, lawmakers were locked down in crowded, confined locations. The most recent to test positive, Rep. Brad Schneider, has slammed Republican lawmakers for refusing to wear masks during the lockdown.
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30South Africa People in rural South Africa are digging up the bodies of Covid victims, and removing the plastic they were buried in, because the deceased are appearing in their dreams, telling their relatives they cannot breathe.
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26United States The USA suffers its worst daily death toll yet, breaking the 4,000 barrier.
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12Australia The city of Brisbane will have a snap 3 day lockdown following a single positive case of coronavirus. The case found has been identified as the 'UK variant', which scientists estimate could be up to 70% more transmissible than other strains.
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28China Just weeks after saying it would welcome them, China blocks entry for the WHO team, sent to investigate the origins of Covid-19.
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31United StatesWisconsin. Pharmacist Steven R. Brandenburg reportedly gives full confession, admits to being a conspiracy theorist. Also, vaccines in question will be tested to see if they were actually destroyed
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23 United KingdomScotlandEngland Scotland will go into full lockdown from midnight on 5 January with tougher restrictions for the rest of the UK expected in the near future.Update England will also go back into lockdown
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21Zimbabwe South Africa Zimbabwe enters another 30-day lockdown, to counter a spike in festive season infections. Likewise, South Africa returns to medium level restrictions, including a ban on the sale of alcohol, until Jan 15th.
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18FranceBrittany Over 2,500 idiots defy Covid restrictions to attend an illegal rave in Brittany. It would have lasted from December 31 until January 5 if it hadn't been broken up on January 2.
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38United StatesWisconsin. Pharmacist Steven R. Brandenburg at Advocate Aurora Health hospital arrested for deliberately destroying up to 550 doses of the Moderna vaccine, by removing them from the refrigerator they needed to be stored in.

December 2020

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14United States Alaska. Alaska's largest prison Goose Creek Correctional Center in Mat-Su borough, has said just over 90% of its inmates (1115 out of 1236) have contracted COVID-19. Additionally, it has also been reported that over 40% of all prisoners in Alaska contracted the virus.
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8United Kingdom Amid a huge surge in cases, the UK changes its vaccination strategy. Instead of giving people the standard second dose roughly 21 days after the first, the UK will focus on giving as many first doses as possible and not offer a second dose until 12 weeks later. Boris Johnson argues that giving just one dose is enough to provide protection, and it allows more people to have immunity against the virus.
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12United States The New Yorker debuts The Plague Year in their first issue of 2021, detailing exactly how the United States screwed up its response to COVID-19.
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11United Kingdom The Oxford--AstraZeneca vaccine has been approved for use in the UK, and doses will start being given on 4 January.
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21United States Louisiana. Incoming US House of Representatives member Luke LetlowWikipedia (R-LA), who was frequently pictured at campaign events without masks or social distancing, dead at 41, from complications of COVID-19.
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13China Journalist Zhang Zhan jailed for "provoking trouble" because of her reporting firsthand accounts of the Wuhan Covid-19 outbreak
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17United Kingdom Queen Elizabeth II, in her Christmas Day message, praises people who have risen to the challenges of the year in the UK and around the world and tells those missing their friends and family they are not alone.
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15Vatican City Pope Francis uses his Christmas Day Urbi et Orbi message to call on world leaders to make sure everyone has access to the coronavirus vaccine.
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13Palestine Christmas Eve Mass at the Church of the Nativity was closed to the public and Christmas celebrations in Bethlehem, under a strict lockdown and a 7:00 pm to 6:00 am curfew, are generally a bit muted.
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25Vatican City The Holy See has declared that it is morally acceptable for Roman Catholics to recieve Covid-19 vaccines based on research that used cells derived from aborted fetuses
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25United States In an effort to boost public confidence in the jab, Joe Biden receives the Pfizer vaccine on live TV. A few days ago, Mike Pence did the same thing.
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7United KingdomScotlandRestrictions in Scotland will only be relaxed on Christmas Day, not from December 23 to 27 as previously planned. A strict lockdown will come into force across the country from December 26.
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19United States Hospital CEOs have gotten rich cutting staff and supplies just as another wave is striking the country
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13United KingdomFranceIrelandBelgiumEuropean Union At least nine countries have banned travel from the UK, in response to the increased spread of a new strain of coronavirus, which prompted the southeast's move into tier 4. This new strain spreads far easier than previous strains, however does not appear to be vaccine resistant or more deadly. The EU will meet on Monday to discuss a more coordinated response to this new development.
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16United KingdomFlag of Ulster.svg Ireland The Northern Irish Ambulance Service is getting assistance from its Irish colleagues of the HSE for the first time ever, due to a shortage of staff because of COVID-19.
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12United KingdomWalesA full lockdown across Wales, planned for after Christmas, has started early. Restrictions will be eased on Christmas Day only, not from 23 to 27 December as previously planned.
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12United KingdomEngland Christmas cancelled as London and the South East move to tier 4. FOLLOW UP: It gets worse: railway stations were slammed with people leaving London before tier 4 rules went into force at midnight, with trains packed to capacity.
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22United StatesFlorida. Florida Governor, Ron DeSantis, claims that deliveries of the vaccine to the state would be delayed, due to "production issues at Pfizer.” Pfizer immediately issue a rebuttal, saying, in effect, that Florida hadn't ordered any vaccines.
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15South Africa A new variant of the coronavirus has been identified in South Africa, which appears to be driving the second wave there, especially among younger people.
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19Australia Australia cancels further research on its domestic UQ/CSL vaccine, after trials showed antibodies that had developed interfered with HIV diagnosis and led to false positives on some HIV tests.
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14France French President Emmanuel Macron tests positive for Covid
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12New Zealand New Zealand economy jumps 14% in the 3 months to 30 September - back to pre-covid levels even without millions of tourists. It is accompanied by revised figures for how much was lost in the lockdown - down from 12.1% to 11%. However the article also warns this is a "one-off" increase due to pent up demand from lockdown, and total GDP is still down on a year ago.
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21United KingdomIsle of ManA man who jet-skied for 4½ hours from Scotland to the Isle of Man, and then walked 15 miles (25km) to his girlfriend's house, has been jailed for four weeks for breaking COVID 19 laws.
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16 United Kingdom A new variant of coronavirus has been identified in the UK, which could be responsible of the sharp rise of Covid cases in the South of England. There's currently no evidence to suggest this variant is more deadly or resistant to vaccines, but the WHO has been notified of its discovery.
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14SwazilandSouth Africa Eswatini Prime Minister Ambrose Mandvulo Dlamini has died in South Africa after his condition rapidly worsened in the past month.
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16Germany Germany will be in lockdown over Christmas and New Year as deaths and infections are at record levels.
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21United KingdomRussia Scientists behind the British Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine and the Russian Sputnik V one are to team up and combine the two vaccines to see if together they can create a more effective one.
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29United States The US has reached, and breached, its "9/11 a day" in terms of Covid deaths.
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13IsraelPalestine Gaza strip faces collapse as its health system struggles to obtain test kits due to Israeli blockade
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13Germany Group at ‘epicenter’ of German coronavirus protests placed under state surveillance as covid-19 deaths mount (paywall). Non paywall article at dw.com
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21Canada Canada becomes the second country to approve the Pfizer vaccine for use. It comes days after the UK started rolling out the Pfizer vaccine to vulnerable people outside of clinical trials.
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31United StatesJenna Ellis, another member of Trump's batshit insane legal team, who claimed she was doing God's work in trying to overturn the election result, has - surprise, surprise - the virus.
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22United StatesFlorida. Police raid the home of former state data scientist who accused the government of covering up the extent of the pandemic.
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22United Kingdom 90-year-old Margaret Keenan has become the first person in the world to receive the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccination outside of a clinical trial. She said it was the "best early birthday present", as she is turning 91 next week.
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23Italy A man, now nicknamed the "Italian Forrest Gump", stepped outside for a walk after an argument with his wife ended up walking 280 miles!. Police were less impressed than social media, and issued a $485 for breaking Covid curfew laws.
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18United States Trump has been claiming credit for the success of the Pfizer vaccine - and been debunked already - turns out his administration didn't even take advantage of an opportunity to lock in early orders for it, putting Americans at the back of the queue.
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14United Kingdom Darth Vader actor, the late David Prowse's daughter says her father died from Covid-19.
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14United States Superspreader wedding linked to seven deaths of people who didn't even attend
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22United States Because the year 2020 is a poorly written political thriller, Rudy Giuliani has tested positive for coronavirus
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17United StatesOhio. Ohio Governor, Mike DeWine, facing impeachment calls from fellow Republicans, over his mask mandate.
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32United StatesNew York. A 102 year old woman, who survived the 1918 Spanish Flu and cancer, beats Covid-19 twice
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14Portugal Portugal to ban travel between municipalities until Tuesday. The government has also announced its plan to make the vaccine against Covid-19 free and universal
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19United States Joe Biden says on his first day as President he will ask all Americans to wear masks for his first 100 days in office. He also said he would "be happy" to publicly take a vaccine once it's approved by US public health officials
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19United States Covid-related hospitalizations in the US top 100,000, as the country records its record number of daily fatalities.
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27United StatesNorth Dakota. 1 in every 800 North Dakota residents has died from Covid.
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15United Kingdom The UK becomes the first country in the world to approve the Pfizer vaccine for use. People in high-risk groups could start being vaccinated within days.
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23Belgium Hungary Estonia European Union Police in Brussels have broken up a sex party involving 25 men, which contravened Belgian COVID laws on meeting indoors. The party was noted for involving a number of diplomats and an MEP, who was later identified as Hungarian Fidesz MEP József SzájerWikipedia, an ally of Orbán. He has since apologized and tendered his resignation. Updated: Belgian prosecutors are looking at whether Mr Szájer should be prosecuted for being in possession of an ecstasy tablet that was in his backpack. Also, the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said one of its diplomats was at the party.
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17United States Dr. Scott Atlas, Donald Trump's special adviser on the coronavirus who questioned the need for masks, opposed lockdown and supported herd immunity, has resigned.

November 2020

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8United KingdomWales Restaurants, cafés and even pubs in Wales will be temporarily banned from selling alcohol from Friday 4 December.
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20United KingdomEngland Over 150 'Covidiots' have been arrested in anti-lockdown protests in London.
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15United KingdomEngland England's lockdown will end as scheduled on 2 December and the 'tier system' will return, but almost all of the country will have stricter restrictions than before the lockdown.
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11Australia Australian study shows economy vs lockdown is a false dichotomy
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13New Zealand Notably awesome New Zealand now ranked the best place to live in a COVID world.
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8United Kingdom Boris Johnson and the heads of the devolved governments of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have jointly decided what everyone in the UK can do over Christmas For five days from 23 to 27 December, up to three households will be allowed to visit each others homes and travel restrictions will be eased. Scientists warm this could lead to another wave of infection. People are told to be cautious and consider not visiting their families this Christmas.
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11United KingdomFlag of Ulster.svg Northern Ireland is to go back under pretty much full lockdown from 27 November.
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10the WorldUnited Kingdom A third vaccine candidate shows promise. The Oxford University jab is believed to provide 70% protection, with its developers believing 90% protection could be possible after some tweaking. An upside to this vaccine is it is cheaper and easier to store and transport than the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.
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17United States The US hits 200,000 daily new coronavirus infections.
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32United States Donald Trump Jr tests positive for coronavirus
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8Mexico Mexico reaches one million Covid-19 cases and one hundred thousand deaths
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15United StatesIowa. A lawsuit alleges that a Tyson Food processing plant ordered employees to report for work while managers bet money on how many workers would contract Covid-19
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12Australia Amidst a coronavirus outbreak, the state of South Australia will go into a six day lockdown with all schools and non-essential business closed, no outdoors exercise and only one person per household can leave per day
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11United StatesIowa. Alaska. Illinois. Michigan. Senator Chuck GrassleyWikipedia (R-IA) has tested positive for coronavirus. In addition to him, House representatives Don YoungWikipedia (R-AK) was hospitalized last week due during his battle with coronavirus. On Monday, Representative Cheri BustosWikipedia (D-IL) announced she tested positive with mild symptoms, as did Representative Tim WalbergWikipedia (R-MI) also with mild symptoms.
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29the World Another vaccine shows promise, with Moderna vaccine apparently providing almost 95% protection.
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13United Kingdom Boris Johnson self isolating again after a contact tests positive for the virus.
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19United StatesMinnesota. Minnesota Republicans sent virus alert only to fellow party members but not to members of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor PartyWikipedia (their state-level Democratic Party).
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25United StatesIn the wake of Trump's feverish campaign travel, more than 130 Secret Service officers are now in self-isolation after contracting COVID-19.
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21United KingdomEngland The murderer Peter SutcliffeWikipedia, also known as the Yorkshire Ripper, who murdered 13 women between 1975 and 1980, has died after refusing treatment in relation to a COVID-19 infection
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22UkraineUkrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has been hospitalized for COVID-19.
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24United StatesTexas. University of Texas at Austin study: At least 231 people have died from COVID in Texas correctional facilities. 80% were not convicted of a crime, 73% did not have a life sentence, and 27 victims were correctional staff.
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13United Kingdom Collins Dictionary names "lockdown" as the word of the year. The top ten also includes such pandemic-related terms as "furlough", "key worker", "self isolate", "social distancing" and "coronavirus".
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23United States Donald Trump accuses Pfizer of colluding with the US Food and Drug and Administration and the Democrats to keep the good news about a vaccine secret until after the election so as not to let him, in his words, "get a Vaccine WIN".
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12United KingdomWales Wales comes out of its 17-day lockdown. New, slightly less strict, nationwide restrictions come into force.
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31the World One of the leading vaccine candidates is more than 90% effective, early results show. The same drug has no known health risks either.
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13United StatesTexas. The USA hits 10 million cases, with Texas accounting for more than 1 million of those.
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7United KingdomDenmark Due to the coronavirus mutation found among mink that has spread to humans in Denmark, non-British citizens and residents arriving from that country won't be allowed into the UK. An order has been given to cull all the mink in Denmark. There are 17 million of them.
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12United Statesthe District of Columbia. The White House has its third wave of Covid infections, with Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and 4 others testing positive.
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9United KingdomEngland The first trial of whole city coronavirus testing will take place in Liverpool. All people who live or work in the city will be offered repeat tests whether they have symptoms or not.
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4Denmark A mutation in the coronavirus found in mink keads to a lockdown in parts of Denmark.
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10United StatesThe US breaks 100,000 new cases for the second consecutive day, with a new record of 118,000 cases.
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16United StatesUS sets COVID record with 100,000 new cases in a single day.
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6United Kingdom Tory-linked firm involved in testing failure given new £347m Covid contract
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6United KingdomEngland Unlike during the first lockdown, pubs weren't going to be allowed to sell takeaway alcohol during the second one. Then the government changed its mind, allowing boozers to support their local boozer by getting some booze to go.
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12FrancePolice pepper sprayed Parisian students in crackdown after students in the city protested against inadequate sanitary measures in schools.
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6United Kingdom England Is the apocalypse coming? Burger King UK is so worried about how the second lockdown is going to affect the restaurant industry, that it asking burger lovers to buy their burgers from rival companies in the meantime including McDonald's!
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9AustriaPortugal Austria and Portugal to implement curfews in wake of infection spikes
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14United KingdomEngland Nigel Farage says the Brexit Party will focus on fighting against lockdown. This campaign for greater freedom of movement comes despite recently campaigning that freedom of movement is a bad thing.
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18Australia For the first time in five months, Australia has had a day with no new Covid-19 cases.

October 2020

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11United KingdomEngland England will have a 4 week lockdown, Boris Johnson announces. The announcement comes the same day as the UK passes 1 million confirmed Coronavirus cases.
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18United States Fauci, in June: Tells US Senate he "would not be surprised if cases reach 100,000 per day soon."
US, 30 Oct: There it is.
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12Germany Germany announces a second, although partial, one month lockdown.
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12United StatesOregon. Oregonian health official delivers daily coronavirus update, including deaths, dressed as a clown.
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5Sweden Sami flag.svg The organisers of a famous Sámi market that happens in the Swedish city of JokkmokkWikipedia, the Jokkmokk Market, a highlight of the Sámi calendar, have said that for next year’s one in February there will be no physical market or events and it will be held entirely online for the first time.
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13France France will go into a second national lockdown, Macron announces.
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17United StatesDaily confirmed COVID cases in the US have risen rapidly and surpassed the summer peak (65,000 average vs. 70,000 average). President Trump, meanwhile, insists that COVID is just fake news and that the US is "rounding the turn".
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16the World New evidence show that antibodies decline rapidly for those who have been infected, suggesting there is no long-term immunity for those who have had Covid previously.
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9Australia Lockdown comes to an end in Melbourne after 112 days.
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12Italy Anti-lockdown protests in Italy turn violent with petrol bombs thrown at officers and tear gas used on crowds. Italy, one of the worst-hit countries in Europe, had introduced tough new restrictions to try and combat the second wave of the virus.
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19PolandPoland president Andrzej Duda has tested positive with the coronavirus.
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13United KingdomScotland Children of Scotland, this Halloween, stay home. That's the advice of Deputy First Minister John Swinney. But cheer up, kids! Santa Claus is comin' to town! Father Christmas can still bring you a wee gift because First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has declared him an essential worker.
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6United KingdomScotland From November 2, Scotland will have a five-tier system for local restrictions, ranging from level zero (nearly normal) to level four (full lockdown). Even in areas under full lockdown, schools will remain open.
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8United KingdomAccording to The Sunday Times, the UK government is planning to waive the seven-day COVID-19 quarantine rules for senior bankers, hedge fund managers and high-value executives on the grounds that they are promoting “Global Britain”.
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10United States The White House's second wave has arrived, as 5 people, including VP Pence's chief of Staff Marc Short have tested positive for coronavirus. Oh, and the 'genius' head of the coronavirus task force will not quarantine, basically claiming presidential election campaign work is 'essential'. Yeah, sure it is.
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12New Zealand Sorry, sunshine, wrong place: video of former Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters rebuking a question from a coronavirus skeptic goes viral
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16United StatesThe CARES Act covers hospital bills for un-insured COVID patients, but hospitals and health systems aren't telling that to the people who would benefit.
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6BelgiumSophie Wilmes, Belgium’s foreign minister and former prime minister, has been taken into intensive care. However she is currently in a stable condition and it is only a precaution.
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10SpainSpain has now become the sixth country to have over one million COVID-19 cases.
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21United StatesEight million Americans have slipped into poverty since the start of the pandemic.
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16Argentina Argentina becomes the fifth country in the world to have a million confirmed Covid-19 cases.
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12Ireland Ireland is set to go back under a strict lockdown, expected to last for six weeks. Schools will remain open. Otherwise, things will be a lot like they were back in March.
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11United KingdomWales Wales will have a 3 week ‘circuit breaker’ lockdown to try and curb the rising infection rate.
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13United Kingdom Retailers in the UK are warning that there may be a possible shortage of leisurewear (hoodies and sweatpants) and trainers as people are rushing out to purchase these items instead of regular workwear.
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18France French police raid senior government and health officials' homes as part of an investigation into whether or not they've been criminally negligent in their handling of the pandemic.
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11United KingdomWales Wales closes its borders to visitors from coronavirus hotspots elsewhere in the UK.
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22United StatesIn a study of 19 high-income countries since May, the Journal of the American Medical Association has found that, per capita, the number of Americans dying from the virus averages 50% higher than in all of the other studied countries. US deaths are 85% higher than in places such as Germany, Israel and Denmark and 29% higher than Sweden, which was criticized for its virus response.
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8United KingdomFlag of Ulster.svg New restrictions are to come into force in Northern Ireland. Restaurants will only be able to offer take-aways and deliveries. No alcohol will be sold after 8:00 at night. The school half-term holiday will start a week early and last for two weeks instead of one.
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20 United KingdomEngland Labour leader Keir Starmer claims the current restrictions are insufficient and urges the government to enforce a 2-3 week "circuit-break" lockdown in England to bring the virus under control.
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13 United KingdomEngland As confirmed infections skyrocket, with hospitalisations and deaths also increasing, Boris Johnson sets out the new ‘tier system’. Everywhere in England will be listed as either ‘medium’, ‘high’ or ‘very high’ and local restrictions will be made based on a cities place on the tier system. Places listed as ‘medium’ will be subject to normal national rules. Places listed as ‘high’ will be banned from allowing indoor household mixing. Places listed as ‘very high’ will have most pubs and restaurants closed, bans on household mixing (inside and outside) and places such as gyms and leisure centres will be closed. So far Liverpool is the only place listed as ‘very high’, with approximately 600 cases per 100,000 people.
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17SpainConflict between Madrid's city government and Spain's national government as Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez declares a state of emergency in Madrid in order to stop its leader Isabel Ayuso from lifting lockdown rules.
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15United KingdomScotlandMargaret Ferrier, a Scottish MP who went from London to Scotland by train when she knew she had just tested positive for the coronavirus, calls what she did a "blip" and says, "Covid makes you do things out of character." She refuses to resign as an MP even though she has been expelled from the Scottish National Party and party leader Nicola Sturgeon has urged her to quit.
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12Brazil Brazil under quarantine strain as the coronavirus cases pass five million
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19United KingdomUnited StatesSignatories to the Great Barrington Declaration on herd immunity include Dr. Harold Shipman, Dr. I.P. Freely, Dr. Johnny Bananas, Professor Notaf Uckingclue, Dr. Johnny Fartpants, at least one representative of the University of Your Mum, 18 homeopaths and a Mongolian khoomi singer.
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20United States Mitch McConnell avoids the White house these days.
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10United StatesEuropean UnionIran In defiance of European Union's humanitarian concerns, the Trump administration imposes crushing sanctions on Iran which will impact food and medicine imports
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13United StatesNew York. Jewish journalist assaulted by Orthodox Jewish mob at anti-lockdown and pro-Trump protests in Brooklyn
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22United States Add the White House's most shady resident, Stephen Miller to those that have COVID-19.
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12United KingdomScotland All pubs and restaurants will be closed across central Scotland, amid a rise in infections.
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17United StatesSome of the quacks pushing hydroxychloroquine are very upset that Donald Trump wasn't treated with it.
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17United StatesThe Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman, and several other senior Pentagon figures, are self-quarantining, after a senior Coast Guard official tests positive.
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20United StatesArkansas. Arkansas Republicans held a maskless event, with Sen. Tom Cotton and Rep. Louie Gohmert, with tragically predictable results.
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21New Zealand New Zealand took just 3 weeks to stamp out its 3rd covid outbreak. Hardly anyone even noticed it happening as rapid tracing and quarantine measures limited it to 6 people - 1/3 the current number in the White House.
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20United KingdomPublic Health England failed to log nearly 16,000 new Covid cases, because the (pre-2007) Excel spreadsheet they were using as a database, was full. Matt Parker from StandupMaths summarizes events.
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22United StatesAdd Kayleigh McEnany to the list of people caught up in the White House super-spreader event.
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20United StatesNew Zealand da 'Mooch reckons the White House will have more Covid cases than New Zealand!
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10Brazil Approximately 6,373 families have been evicted in Brazil with 18,840 families being under threat of eviction (warning: in Portuguese)
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32United States Catastrophe - The list of people in around Trump who've tested positive continues to grow: Trump Campaign manager Bill Stepien, Senators Mike Lee (R-UT) and Thom Tillis (R-NC), Notre Dame President Rev. John Jenkins, Kellyanne Conway. EDIT (SAT, 10/3): Chris Christie, Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI)
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25United States Trump has been taken to Walter Reed Medical CenterWikipedia "out of an abundance of caution" following his coronavirus diagnosis.
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70United StatesTrump and Melania have COVID.
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28United States Hope Hicks, a top aide to Donald Trump, tests positive for coronavirus. Just days ago Hicks travelled with Trump on Air Force One to the Ohio TV debate, and after that to Trump's rally in Minnesota.
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15the WorldUnited Kingdom Loss of sense of smell may be a more reliable indicator of Covid-19 than cough or fever, according to new research in London. Early on in the pandemic, loss of sense of smell wasn't really seen as related to Covid, with it only being listed as an official symptom in mid-May.