Russia ignores ceasefire, trapping thousands

Last week, a sliver of good news arrived when authorities from Ukraine and Russia agreed to create safe corridors to allow civilians to be evacuated. Unfortunately, that hope was dashed when Russia broke the brief ceasefire, forcing Mariupol to suspend evacuations for two days in a row.

The port city is encircled by Russian soldiers and has been shelled on a regular basis. The inhabitants of Mariupol are in a rapidly deteriorating condition since the city has been without heat, food, or electricity for days.

On March 14, France will partially abolish the requirement for COVID vaccination in passports.

If you're ready to cross the Atlantic again, France is going to make your journey much easier.

Starting next week (March 14), France will no longer require vaccinations to access indoor facilities, removing the necessity for visitors to get a Health Pass prior to arrival.

Face masks will likewise be unnecessary indoors, with the exception of public transportation.

Americans who have had their Covid vaccine up to date—including a booster if it's been more than 9 months—can now travel to France without a test or health pass. Unvaccinated Americans will need to present a "compelling reason" for entering France, as well as a negative Covid test because the US is still on France's orange list.

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The Chicago Public Schools (CPS) told parents on Thursday evening that classes will be canceled for the third day in a row on Friday due to a failure to reach an agreement between the district and the Chicago Teachers Union.

"On Friday, January 7, CPS classes will be canceled. Tomorrow, a limited number of schools may offer in-person learning and activities. Please wait until you hear from your child's principal before sending your child to school "In a communication to parents, the district stated.

Gov. Chris Sununu of New Hampshire announced the deployment of another 100 National Guard personnel to assist the state's healthcare system in the wake of an increase in Covid-19 cases.

Sununu stated at a Covid-19 news briefing on Thursday that some 30 guard members will be dispatched to long-term care facilities and 70 to hospitals that provide critical care.

According to data provided by the state's health department, new daily cases during the preceding seven days averaged 1,766 new infections, a 55 percent rise compared to the previous seven-day period.

Sununu said in early December that 70 National Guard personnel would be deployed to assist hospitals in areas where the need is greatest, aiding with activities that will allow for a more efficient operation.

Louisiana sets a new state record for daily Covid-19 cases.

At least 14,077 Covid-19 cases were recorded in Louisiana on Thursday, a new high for the state in a 24-hour period, according to Gov. John Bel Edwards.

Do not go to the emergency room for Covid-19 testing, according to Louisiana State Health Officer and Medical Director Dr. Joseph Kanter, to avoid further burdening hospitals.

He agreed that take-home tests can be difficult to come by in the state, but said that PCR testing laboratories are open and available and that if someone has symptoms and is unable to obtain a test, they should presume they have Covid-19.

"In the context of the current spike, if someone is seeking for an antigen test, a take-home test, and they can't locate it, but they have symptoms, they should just presume they have Covid and isolate accordingly," Kanter said. "If you have trouble getting a test, especially a take-home test, and you have symptoms, the prudent thing to do is just assume you have Covid and isolate away from other people when you're in a surge like we are right now and Covid is everywhere—and it is everywhere right now—the prudent thing to do is just assume you have Covid and isolate away from other people." Right now, that's the safest option."
Here's some background: According to the governor, 1,412 people have been hospitalized in Louisiana due to Covid-19, an increase of 125 since Wednesday.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the United States will conduct a media briefing on Friday to provide updates on the Covid-19 pandemic.

Dr. Rochelle Walensky, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will talk at 11 a.m. ET.

Peru raised its coronavirus pandemic alert level to high and will implement new restrictions starting Friday, including a curfew in 25 provinces, according to state news agency Andina.

Peru detected its first four cases of the Omicron variant in the country on Dec.19 and is dealing with a "third wave" of infections, state media said.

The new restrictions include a curfew from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. local time and new capacity limits for businesses and commercial activities.
Israel intends to remove all countries from its "red" no-fly list, including the United States, the United Kingdom, and the United Arab Emirates. The number of infections reached a new high of 19.

Israelis will be able to travel to these countries without special permission starting at midnight local time. Vaccinated or recovered returnees will only need to self-isolate for 24 hours or until they receive a negative PCR test. Returnees who have not been vaccinated must perform a PCR test when they arrive and provide a second negative result after a week of self-isolation. Non-Israelis will be able to enter the nation again starting on Sunday, as long as they are vaccinated.

Prior to the Africa Cup of Nations, Cameroon launches a huge Covid-19 operation.

Cameroon coronavirus preparations for Africa cup of nations

The African Cup of Nations (CAN) soccer finals begin on Sunday, and Cameroonian authorities have initiated a large testing and vaccine campaign against Covid-19.

Hundreds of vaccination stations have been set up in all six cities hosting the tournament, in accordance with the Confederation of African Football's criteria (CAF).

Before entering stadiums, CAF will need supporters to produce proof of vaccination as well as a negative Covid-19 test.

"Supporters may only access stadiums to watch Africa Cup of Nations matches in Cameroon if they are completely vaccinated and can provide a negative PCR test result from within the last 72 hours or a negative antigen test result from within the last 24 hours," CAF stated in a statement.

Airlines have canceled another 1,600 flights due to reports of worker coronavirus.

As their operations suffer from workers calling out ill with coronavirus, airlines continue to cancel and postpone thousands of flights.

According to flight-tracking website FlightAware, airlines had canceled or delayed more than 1,620 flights countrywide by Thursday afternoon.

Airlines in the United States canceled 1,790 flights and delayed another 6,097 on Wednesday.

For the first time, Italy reaches 200,000 cases of Covid-19 in a single day.

For the first time, Italy reaches 200,000 cases of Covid-19 in a single day.

According to official data, Italy has registered more than 200,000 new daily Covid-19 cases for the first time since the pandemic began.

On Thursday, the country's health ministry recorded a total of 219,441 new daily Covid-19 cases. There were 198 deaths recorded as a result of Covid-19, bringing the total number of deaths to at least 138,474.

On Wednesday, the Italian government made the Covid-19 vaccine mandatory for anyone over the age of 50.

1% of Mayo Clinic staff were fired for failing to comply with the Covid-19 vaccination program

1% of Mayo Clinic staff fired for not getting Covid-19 vaccine
(Phelan M. Ebenhack/AP)

According to the Mayo Clinic, 1% of its staff were fired for failing to adhere to the clinic's mandatory Covid-19 vaccination program.

In an email to CNN, the health system stated that "the requirements of the patient come first."

Mayo Clinic said in a statement that "now is a time when the evidence supporting the efficacy and safety of COVID-19 vaccines must be firmly supported to help preserve the health and safety of our patients, workers, visitors, and communities."

According to its website, the Mayo Clinic employs 73,000 people.

If you're taking the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines, complying with the program includes getting at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine and not being overdue for a second dosage. According to the announcement, nearly 99 percent of staff at all Mayo Clinic facilities met the program's Jan. 3 deadline.


The White House plans to release data about contracts between the federal government and industry to make the 500 million quick Covid-19 tests that Vice President Joe Biden claimed Americans would be able to receive for free over the following day.

"In the next 24 hours, I expect to hear more. We'll let you know as soon as we know more, and as soon as there are additional things to share "Jen Psaki, the White House press secretary stated.

Some background information: Last month, Biden unveiled a plan to purchase half a billion at-home quick tests, which Americans may request for free online. They will be available in January, according to the White House, though no specific date has been set.

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, right, speaks during a briefing in Laurel, Maryland, on January 6. (WJZ)

Officials estimate that Omicron accounts for 90 percent of Covid-19 occurrences in Maryland.

According to state officials, sample test findings reveal that Omicron is responsible for almost 90% of the Covid-19 instances that are on the rise across the state.

"Every 24 hours, as part of our aggressive sequencing program, we are analyzing more samples to detect the Omicron variant," Gov. Larry Hogan said in a press conference Thursday. "As of today, we now estimate that the Omicron variant accounts for approximately 90% of all lab-confirmed cases in the state, as well as 90% of all hospitalized cases," he added.
Hogan, speaking from a new testing site at the University of Maryland Laurel Medical Center, announced the opening of 20 additional testing facilities across the state that would be set up outside hospitals to reroute people away from emergency rooms for Covid-19 tests.

Officials are already witnessing a significant reduction in emergency room visits in hospitals where testing sites have been put up outside, according to Hogan.

On the 6th of January, Biden will denounce Trump and warn of threats to democracy.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Joe Biden will deliver a speech on Thursday commemorating the deadly Jan. 6 attack on the United States Capitol, criticizing former President Donald Trump's role in the riot and warning of the ongoing risks to democracy.

In a statement ahead of the president's remarks at 9 a.m. ET, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Biden would "set out the significance of what happened at the Capitol and President Trump's singular culpability for the chaos and carnage that we witnessed."

The president's speech on Thursday, according to White House press secretary Jen Psaki, would lay out "the unique responsibility that President Trump bears for the chaos and bloodshed that we witnessed."

He will vehemently refute the previous president's claims in an attempt to deceive the American people and his own supporters, as well as divert attention away from his role in the events," she continued.

According to excerpts provided ahead of his address, Biden will remark that Americans must pick what type of country they want to live in.

"Are we going to be a country where political violence is the norm?" Are we going to be a country where partisan election officials may reverse the people's legally expressed will? Are we going to be a nation that lives in the shadow of lies rather than the light of truth?" Biden is expected to speak. "We can't let ourselves become that kind of country." The only way forward is to recognize and live by the truth."

Even while Trump and other Republicans continue to spread misinformation about the validity of the 2020 election results, Biden, who has frequently stated that Jan. 6 was one of the darkest days in American history, has been hesitant to condemn his predecessor by name.

According to Psaki, Biden was "clear-eyed about the threat the former president poses to our democracy and how the previous president seeks to undermine basic American principles and the rule of law on a daily basis."

"He [Biden] sees January 6th as a sad climax of what President Trump's four years caused to our country," she continued.

According to Psaki, the president will speak briefly about voting rights, but his main focus will be on the significance of January 6 in American history and what the country can do to avoid similar threats in the future. On Tuesday in Atlanta, Biden will deliver a separate speech on voting rights legislation.

Some Democrats, notably Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, had urged the White House to use the anniversary to reintroduce voting rights legislation. However, some Biden supporters claimed that the two issues should be kept separate, arguing that voting rights are about ending voter disenfranchisement of people of color, while Jan. 6 is about a violent attempt to overturn the country's democratic electoral process.

Following the president's speech, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., has planned a series of festivities to commemorate the day thousands of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol in a futile attempt to prevent legislators from declaring Biden's victory in the presidential election. Some House members will provide personal accounts of the incident, while historians will debate the "historic perspective" of the attack on Jan. 6.

Even if you've been vaccinated, the CDC recommends avoiding cruise ships.
The COVID-19 Travel Health Notice level has been raised to Level 4, the highest level, by the CDC, to reflect an increase in cases on cruise ships since the discovery of the Omicron variant.

On ships, even if you've been fully vaccinated and have had a COVID-19 vaccine booster dosage, the virus that causes COVID-19 spreads rapidly among people in close quarters, according to CDC officials.

The EUA for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine has been updated to include children between the ages of 12 and 15 years old by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

A Pfizer-BioNTech booster dose will be given at least five months after the first immunization, according to FDA authorities.

Some immunocompromised children aged 5 to 11 will be able to get booster doses under the amended EUA.

Acting FDA Commissioner Dr. Janet Woodcock said in a statement that the agency has had to fast adapt to the evolving virus that causes COVID-19 because of the need to make informed decisions with the health and safety of the American public in mind throughout the pandemic.

Woodcock underlined the necessity of maintaining long-standing disease preventive practices.

This latest wave of the Omicron variety calls on us to maintain lifesaving preventative measures including primary vaccine and boosters, mask-wearing, social distancing, etc. in order to effectively battle COVID-19, she stated.

Mandatory vaccination for military personnel is denied by a federal judge

Judge Reed O'Connor, a U.S. District Court judge, issued an injunction against the Biden administration's requirement that military personnel receives vaccines on Monday.

Judge O'Connor imposed a preliminary injunction (PI) prohibiting the Navy from acting against 35 Navy Seals who filed a lawsuit seeking a religious exemption from the COVID-19 vaccine mandate.

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