States plan for vaccines as daily US virus deaths top 3,100


States drafted plans Thursday for who will go to the front of the line when the first doses of COVID-19 vaccine become available later this month, as U.S. deaths from the outbreak eclipsed 3,100 in a single day, obliterating the record set last spring.

With initial supplies of the vaccine certain to be limited, governors and other state officials are weighing both health and economic concerns in deciding the order in which the shots will be dispensed.

States face a Friday deadline to submit requests for doses of the Pfizer vaccine and specify where they should be shipped, and many appear to be heeding nonbinding guidelines adopted this week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to put health care workers and nursing home patients first.


But they’re also facing a multitude of decisions about other categories of residents — some specific to their states; some vital to their

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U.S. Records Highest Daily Coronavirus Death Toll Yet as it Tops 14 Million Cases | National News


Wednesday’s daily death toll from the coronavirus was the highest reported so far during the pandemic, but it is a record that could be broken again as the U.S. shows no sign of slowing its outbreak.

More than 2,800 deaths were reported, according to Johns Hopkins University. The previous highest death toll was recorded in mid-April.

The Midwest region is reporting the highest seven-day average for deaths. South Dakota, New Mexico, Illinois, Indiana and Michigan are seeing some of the highest daily death rates per capita.

While data could be catching up from a holiday lag over Thanksgiving, experts predict the outbreak will get worse in the coming weeks. Transmission that happened over the holiday could start showing up in the data during the second week of December, according to The COVID Tracking Project.

World Braces For Another Wave of Coronavirus

TOPSHOT - A resident (L) of the Domenico Sartor nursing home in Castelfranco Veneto, near Venice, hugs her visiting daughter on November 11, 2020 through a plastic screen in a so-called "Hug Room" amid the new coronavirus pandemic. - The Hug Room allows guests and their families to embrace each other, while remaining separate and protected from the contagious disease, still guaranteeing physical contact for mental and emotional wellbeing. (Photo by Piero CRUCIATTI / AFP) (Photo by PIERO CRUCIATTI/AFP via Getty Images)

In the coming weeks, the daily death toll is

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Alabama sets daily case record; 1 of 3 in ICU have COVID-19


MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama on Wednesday hit a new high for the number of coronavirus cases reported in a single day and the number of patients hospitalized with the disease, health officials said as hospitals brace for an additional wave of cases in the weeks following Thanksgiving gatherings.

Dr. Scott Harris, Alabama’s state health officer, said excluding backlogged cases, the state reported more than 3,000 additional virus cases Wednesday, a new daily record. The state also reported having 1,801 patients hospitalized with COVID-19, the highest number since the pandemic began.

“There is simply a great deal of community transmission occurring right now in most parts of Alabama. Now, more than ever, we hope that Alabamians can avoid large gatherings, wear masks in public and try to maintain a 6-foot distance from other households whenever possible,” Harris said.

One in three patients in intensive care units in the state have

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The Daily Habit Sabotaging Your Weight Loss Goals


You’re diligent about sticking to your nutrition and fitness routine, but do your weight-loss goals still seem far off? Or worse, do you feel like the scale is tipping in the opposite direction? Instead of making more tweaks to your diet and workout regimen, consider taking a look at your medicine cabinet first.



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“Weight gain is a very common side effect for many standard medications,” says Charlie Seltzer, M.D., C.S.C.S., who specializes in weight loss and exercise physiology. In his practice, he evaluates all the factors contributing to health and weight, including medical conditions, stress, sleep, and busy work schedules. (Related: 108 Most Popular Sodas Ranked By How Toxic They Are.)

For many people, medications are an overlooked contributor to weight gain, he says, mainly because the pounds can creep on slowly. There are four major types that are commonly

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The Latest: Germany Hits a Record for Daily Virus Deaths | California News


BERLIN — Germany on Wednesday reported a record 487 new coronavirus deaths — the country’s highest daily toll since the outbreak of the pandemic.

The country’s disease control center also said 17,270 people had contracted the virus in the last 24 hours.

The country’s health minister said Tuesday that daily death numbers are way too high and reminded his compatriots that behind every single number there’s a tragedy and a human life lost. Germany has seen 17,123 people die in the pandemic,

Germany implemented a so-called “lock down light” about month ago with schools and stores remaining open. That has led to a stagnation of new infections, but the numbers have not been going down again like in other European countries which have had much stricter anti-corona measures in recent weeks.

Germany is waiting for approval of an anti-COVID vaccine by the end of the year, and has started setting

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Fitness queen Kayla Itsines, 29, reveals the typical daily diet that keeps her lean all year round


Fitness queen and CEO of the Sweat empire Kayla Itsines has offered a look at her typical daily diet, and revealed why she doesn’t believe you should deprive yourself of any specific food group if you want to get lean fast.

The 29-year-old from Adelaide said she is a huge subscriber to the motto ‘a little of everything in moderation’, and so while she seeks to remain slim, she also doesn’t deprive herself of the foods she loves.

Kayla said she mainly follows a Mediterranean-style diet that is packed full of Greek foods from her heritage.

‘This means a wide variety of vegetable and fruit as snacks, and a good mix of vegetables, protein and carbohydrates in my meals,’ she wrote on her website.

Kayla said she also eats more than you might expect, because she is eating to ‘fuel’ her body for a day of workouts and training clients. 

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D.C.’s Daily Coronavirus Cases Surpass 200 For Two-Straight Days : NPR


D.C. reported 201 new cases on Friday, while daily death counts continue to spike in Maryland.

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D.C. reported 201 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, the fourth time in less than two weeks that the city has seen its daily case count tip past 200.

On Thanksgiving, the District saw 220 new coronavirus cases, one of the highest daily case counts ever recorded during the pandemic. This came a little over a week after the city reported 245 new cases, the second-highest total ever recorded in the District.

The consecutive 200-plus daily case counts follow a week of increased testing demand ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, newly announced restrictions on gyms and restaurants from D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, and pleas from local officials for residents to reduce travel over the holiday, in hopes of mitigating the effects of what could be the worst

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Minnesota tops 100 daily deaths for 1st time


MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Department of Health has reported 101 more COVID-19 deaths, the first time the state has topped 100 single-day deaths since the start of the pandemic.

The state health department reported 5,704 new cases on Friday, putting the state at 3,476 deaths and 295,001 cases since March.

More than 1,800 patients are hospitalized, including more than 380 in intensive care, as dramatic case growth over the past month has led to increasing hospitalizations and deaths.

In a statement, Minnesota Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm said the significant increase in deaths reported Friday “reinforces that tragic pattern” and urged individuals to avoid gatherings to mitigate further spread of the virus during the holidays.


The figures reported on Friday reflect data acquired by the health department as of Wednesday.

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U.S. Deaths Climb Toward Daily Record, but More People Are Surviving Infection


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For anyone tracking the daily number of deaths from the coronavirus as a metric of the pandemic’s devastation, Tuesday was a particularly bad day.

The number of virus-related deaths reported in the United States reached 2,216 — the equivalent of one death every 39 seconds, and the highest single-day death count since June 26. The figure has been climbing relentlessly, and health experts expect it to soon approach or exceed the single-day peak from early in the pandemic: 2,752 on April 15.

With the number of new virus cases skyrocketing, it was inevitable that deaths would rise as well, lagging a few weeks behind.

But the numbers may obscure a more hopeful trend: A far smaller proportion of people who catch the virus are dying from it than were

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Turkey alters reporting, daily cases over 28,000


LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — ANKARA, Turkey — The number of daily COVID-19 infections in Turkey has jumped to above 28,000 after, in a surprise development, the government resumed publishing all positive cases and not just the number of patients being treated for symptoms of the coronavirus.

The government was accused of hiding the full extent of the virus spread in Turkey, after it was revealed that the number of asymptomatic cases were not being included in data published since July 29. The Health Ministry was under pressure to resume publishing the total number of cases.

In a news conference Wednesday following a weekly scientific advisory council meeting, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca announced 28,351 new infections in the past 24 hours, emphasizing that the data represented “all people whose PCR tests are positive whether they display symptoms or not.”

Koca on Wednesday, also announced 168 COVID-19 deaths in the past 24

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