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Covid-19 - New Lockdown Measures and Global Updates

Updated: Nov 21, 2020

Latest Updates with the Coronavirus:

  • Global confirmed cases of Covid-19 surpassed 57.7 million and over 1.37 million deaths.

  • The US continues to be the hardest hit of all countries with nearly 12 million cases and 250,000+ deaths (Source: Johns Hopkins)

  • With cases surging around the world, several countries are enforcing a second wave of lockdowns, including the UK, Germany, France, Austria, Belgium, Netherlands, Ireland, Spain, Czech Republic, Poland, Italy, Greece, Iran, Lebanon, Lithuania, and South Australia.

  • In the United States, some states are imposing new lockdown measures as well, including California, New Mexico and Ohio while other states are issuing advisories such as Massachusetts, Wisconsin and Kentucky. More states are expected to impose additional restrictions as cases surge throughout the nation.

  • On Friday, Pfizer applied for emergency use of its' Covid-19 vaccine with the FDA after the final analysis showed the vaccine to be 95% effective with no serious safety concerns. If approved, the first vaccines could be available as early as December.

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