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(15/12/2020)

-COVID-19 Update: December 15, 2020: And Now Moderna

COVID-19 Update: December 15, 2020: And Now Moderna

Events are beginning to pick up the pace: As the Pfizer vaccine rolls out nationwide, the FDA signs off on the efficacy of the Moderna vaccine; as soon as the expected FDA signoff happens, we'll have new weapons in the armory. Meanwhile, ...More

(14/12/2020)

-COVID-19 Update: December 14, 2020: The Big Rollout Begins

COVID-19 Update: December 14, 2020: The Big Rollout Begins

And we're off: The Pfizer vaccines are being delivered around the country and the first vaccinations begin. It might be irrational exuberance but HHS' Alex Azar thinks healthy Americans will be start getting vaccinated by late February; ...More

(11/12/2020)

-COVID-19 Update, December 11, 2020: Help is On the Way

COVID-19 Update, December 11, 2020: Help is On the Way

The Pfizer vaccine is racing through the approval process in the US, with the first vaccines due to arrive in certain cities as early as the beginning of next week. And not a moment too soon: The next 60 days are likely to be the most ...More

(10/12/2020)

-COVID-19 Update, December 10, 2020: The Deadliest Day

COVID-19 Update, December 10, 2020:  The Deadliest Day

Winter is here: The US hits a new high in daily COVID-19 deaths; let's hope this headline doesn't go out of date. The stress is being felt everywhere, in devastated communities, soaring unemployment, stressed-out healthcare workers, and ...More

(09/12/2020)

-COVID-19 Update, December 9, 2020: The Global Rollout

COVID-19 Update, December 9, 2020: The Global Rollout

It was, according to the headline in the New York Daily News, "the shot felt round the world," as the UK kicked off what will become global rollout of COVID-19 vaccines. (The New York Post, noting that the first man to get ...More

(08/12/2020)

-COVID-19 Update, December 8: V-Day in the UK

COVID-19 Update, December 8: V-Day in the UK

The global rollout begins: The first vaccines are administered in the UK, raising hopes worldwide for a better 2021. (The first recipient is named Margaret Keenan; the first man to receive it is named William Shakespeare; we swear we ...More

(07/12/2020)

-COVID-19 Update, December 7, 2020: Pandemic Fatigue

COVID-19 Update, December 7, 2020: Pandemic Fatigue

It's been a long time since March and the strain is showing. The coronavirus is running rampant through the US, ravaging small towns and putting most of California under lockdown. No word yet from Congress about urgently needed stimulus ...More

(04/12/2020)

-COVID-19 Update: December 4, 2020: Inching Toward Stimulus

COVID-19 Update: December 4, 2020: Inching Toward Stimulus

As we zero in on the end of the year and benefits run out, attention turns getting a stimulus bill strong enough to prop up the economy until vaccines can be widely distributed. A new jobs report underscores just how dire the situation ...More

(03/12/2020)

-COVID-19 Update, December 3, 2020: The Beginning of the End

COVID-19 Update, December 3, 2020: The Beginning of the End

Vaccines are in the pipeline and deliveries are being planned. The effect of this is everywhere as arts-related businesses begin to look to the future. It truly feels as if our long global nightmare is coming to a conclusion. But there's ...More

(02/12/2020)

-COVID-19 Update: December 2, 2020: Time for Triage

COVID-19 Update: December 2, 2020: Time for Triage

"It's the beginning of the end," says a representative from Pfizer, as its vaccine gets approved in the UK, with other countries -- including the US -- certain to quickly follow. Now new questions are posed: Who will get the vaccine ...More

(01/12/2020)

-COVID-19 Update: December 1, 2020: The Darkness Before the Dawn

COVID-19 Update: December 1, 2020: The Darkness Before the Dawn

As the holiday season begins, we face a paradox. Hopes for the end of the pandemic are higher than ever but the immediate future is startlingly bleak. The current administration has checked out on the pandemic and the incoming ...More

(30/11/2020)

-COVID-19 Update: November 30, 2020: A Surge Upon a Surge

COVID-19 Update: November 30, 2020: A Surge Upon a Surge

The words above are those of Dr. Anthony Fauci who predicts the next few weeks will be among the most challenging of the pandemic. Still, there are reasons to hope: Moderna will apply for emergency authorization for its coronavirus ...More

(25/11/2020)

-COVID-19 Update, November 25, 2020: Thanksgiving Approaches

COVID-19 Update, November 25, 2020: Thanksgiving Approaches

COVID-19 Update, November25, 2020: Thanksgiving Approaches Thanksgiving is upon us, offering plenty of reason to hope again. But there's still the holiday season to get through and the COVID-19 numbers aren't encouraging at the moment. ...More

(24/11/2020)

-COVID-19 Update, November 24, 2020: Make or Break

COVID-19 Update, November 24, 2020: Make or Break

Vaccines are coming, maybe sooner than we think, but the holiday season kicks off this week; will millions of travelers worsen an already dire pandemic? Are we looking at a decisive moment, for better or worse? Fasten those seatbelts and ...More

(23/11/2020)

-COVID-19 Update, November 23, 2020: Running Wild

COVID-19 Update, November 23, 2020: Running Wild

Another day, another vaccine report, another reason to hope. Already, 2021 is looking much, much better. But there are still weeks to go before a vaccine can begin to be distributed and the coronavirus is, in the president's words, "runni ...More

(20/11/2020)

-COVID-19 Update, November 20, 2020: Season's Greetings

COVID-19 Update, November 20, 2020: Season's Greetings

It now looks like we all might be getting a Christmas present in the form of a COVID-19 vaccine, which, if the FDA approves, could start rolling out in mid-December. The full rollout will take months, of course, but with other viable ...More

(19/11/2020)

-COVID-19 Update, November 19, 2020: The Quarter Million

COVID-19 Update, November 19, 2020: The Quarter Million

There are now 250,000 people dead in the US from COVID-19. More in fact. Let that sink in. The consequences of these losses are far-reaching. In addition to the grief they cause, they tear at the social fabric. There's more good vaccine ...More

(18/11/2020)

-COVID-19 Update: November 18, 2020: The 95% Solution

COVID-19 Update: November 18, 2020: The 95% Solution

It's another good news/bad news day. The latest information on the Pfizer vaccine is spectacular and, despite the many hurdles to distribution, there's reason to believe that both new vaccines will start rolling out in a matter of weeks. ...More

(17/11/2020)

-COVID-19 Update, November 17, 2020: Hold Tight

COVID-19 Update, November 17, 2020: Hold Tight

The morning after the blockbuster announcement of a second imminent vaccine, we awake to face the grim daily reality of the pandemic. The good news is that the pandemic is met with a more vigorous response even in parts of the country ...More

(16/11/2020)

-COVID-19 Update, November 16: The Second Breakthrough

COVID-19 Update, November 16: The Second Breakthrough

For the second Monday in a row, there's excellent news on the horizon, with the announcement of the Moderna vaccine. The bad news is the coronavirus is raging, unchecked, through the country. Can people be persuaded to hunker down and do ...More

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