- Go to maps.nyc.gov/hurricane.
- Type in your address.
- Learn whether you’re part of the city’s expanded, six-zone hurricane evacuation scheme.
- Start thinking about which friends or casual acquantainces you’ll inconvenience when Sandy II hits.
Progress for anyone who hates election night confusion
The long wait is over – Biden picks Kamala Harris as running mate
Do investors not read the news?
One contender is out
It’s all happening (or about to happen)
Things seem to be tightening slightly in the ultimate swing state
Cases have falling dramatically, but deaths are, as always, a lagging indicator
Medical experts say this wouldn’t do much to control the outbreak, since COVID-19 is already circulating widely in the U.S.
White House officials have been circulating a proposal that would give U.S. border authorities the extraordinary ability to block U.S. citizens and permanent residents from entering the country from Mexico if they are suspected of being infected with the novel coronavirus, according to two administration officials and a person familiar with the plans.
It is unclear whether the Trump administration has the legal authority to block citizens and permanent residents from returning to their own country, but one official said the administration is weighing a public health emergency declaration that would let the White House keep out potentially infected Americans.
Biden’s VP announcement is “imminent” – which isn’t surprising, as the Democratic National Convention starts on Monday
Joseph R. Biden Jr. has told allies that he has interviewed every finalist in his vice-presidential search, and his advisers are planning an announcement for the middle of the week, people briefed on the selection process said on Monday.
In a sign that the choice is now in Mr. Biden’s hands alone, the four-member committee that screened his potential running mates is said to have effectively disbanded — its work is complete, Biden allies said, and there is little left to do except for Mr. Biden to make up his mind.
Mr. Biden’s political team has prepared rollout plans for several of the finalists, and he is expected to announce his decision as soon as Tuesday, though more Democrats expect it to come on Wednesday. The former vice president, however, has not been known for his punctuality so far in the presidential race and the timeline could well slip again.
Putin declared victory in the race for a coronavirus vaccine, and said one of his daughters has already taken it. But there are significant doubts about Russia’s claims
Russia on Tuesday became the first country to clear a coronavirus vaccine and declare it ready for use, despite international skepticism. President Vladimir Putin said that one of his daughters has already been inoculated.
Putin emphasized that the vaccine underwent the necessary tests and has proven efficient, offering a lasting immunity from the coronavirus. However, scientists at home and abroad have been sounding the alarm that the rush to start using the vaccine before Phase 3 trials — which normally last for months and involve thousands of people — could backfire.
… Russian authorities have said that medical workers, teachers and other risk groups will be the first to be inoculated. Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova said that the vaccination of doctors could start as early as this month.
Professor Alexander Gintsburg, head of the Gamaleya Institute that developed the vaccine, said that vaccination will start while the Phase 3 trials continue. He said that initially there will be only enough doses to conduct vaccination in 10-15 of Russia’s 85 regions, according to the Interfax news agency.
Russian officials have said that large-scale production of the vaccine will start in September, and mass vaccination may begin as early as October.