coronavirus

Zoom is getting rid of 40-minute time limit for meetings on Thanksgiving

Well, you can’t get out of seeing - virtually at least - those far-flung family members on Thanksgiving. Zoom made an announcement to help out people earlier this month.
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How to know if your supermarket is full before you go

If you need to venture out to pick up groceries and want to limit your amount of contact with other people, there’s a fast and easy way to found out in real-time how many people are at your supermarket. Learn more here.
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US hits milestone with 250,000 COVID-19 deaths

The United States has reached a heartbreaking milestone Wednesday, with a report showing that 250,000 Americans have died of COVID-19 – and even more gut-wrenching is that data reveals that number is growing.
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It's official: Walmart, Target and other stores are running low on toilet paper again

Walmart officials say that some of their stores across the country have been overwhelmed by shoppers stocking up in advance of the latest round of scale backs in states across the country.
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Fauci urges face masks still needed after getting COVID vaccine: ‘Don’t know how effective it is’

Dr. Anthony Fauci said it will still be essential to wear face masks, practice social distancing and follow COVID-19 guidelines after a vaccine becomes available.
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Moderna says its COVID-19 vaccine 94.5% effective in first analysis

The US-based biotech company Moderna says its Covid-19 vaccine is 94.5% effective in first analysis giving hope for a possible second vaccine option against the deadly virus.
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Fauci orders takeout a few times a week: ‘I feel badly about restaurants losing business’

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has been continuously giving educated and reliable advice on the COVID-19 pandemic. The doctor said he orders takeout a few times a week.
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Costco updating mask policy, no longer giving exceptions to those with medical conditions

Although Costco was one of the first retailers to mandate masks for shoppers, it gave an exception with those shoppers with medical conditions, but no longer.
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Man uses face mask to pick the lock of his handcuffs and escape police custody

34-year-old Joseph McLeod of Midvale, Utah allegedly called a couple of police departments in Oklahoma, threatening to kill their officers. The Unified Police Department of Greater Salt Lake did not take too kindly to these threats.
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Will concerts require vaccinations or coronavirus tests before returning?

Amid news a coronavirus vaccine will be distributed within the next year, Ticketmaster and Live Nation are mulling potential safety requirements for concert goers which include proof of vaccination, or negative COVID-19 testing.
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