This week the United States saw more than 800K deaths by C19 ‘A defining tragedy’: US COVID death toll eclipses 800,000 as winter surge intensifies – ABC News (go.com)
Cornell shut down the Ithaca campus because they SAW SIGNS of Omicron variant: Cornell University shuts down Ithaca campus due to COVID-19 case surge : Coronavirus Updates : NPR
This piece advised that there are reasons for the C19 cases being so record-breaking HIGH right now: Covid-19: A record day for cases – what does it tell us? – BBC News Lame! If you want a real answer, try reading the Holy Bible!
Deuteronomy 28:15, 21-22 But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe to do all his commandments and his statutes which I command thee this day; that all these curses shall come upon thee, and overtake thee: The LORD shall make the pestilence cleave unto thee, until he have consumed thee from off the land, whither thou goest to possess it. The LORD shall smite thee with a consumption, and with a fever, and with an inflammation, and with an extreme burning, and with the sword, and with blasting, and with mildew; and they shall pursue thee until thou perish.
New York saw a substantial increase in C19 cases “going up exponentially” [New York COVID cases ‘going up exponentially’; ‘SNL’ will have no live audience: Latest COVID updates (msn.com)], even while an Ethics Commission ordered former governor Cuomo to give the state back earnings from his $5.1M pandemic book deal: Ethics commission votes to order former NY Gov. Cuomo to give back earnings from $5.1M pandemic book deal to state – CNNPolitics
Also at least 71 people died from a gas tanker explosion in Haiti: Haiti explosion: At least 71 dead after gas tanker explodes in Cap-Haitien, Haiti’s second largest city – CNN
Malta became the FIRST EU nation to legalize cannabis: Malta becomes first EU nation to legalise cannabis – BBC News
“Widespread, Damaging, Unusual December Storm Spawns Derecho, Tornadoes in the Plains, Midwest”: Widespread, Damaging, Unusual December Storm Spawns Derecho, Tornadoes in the Plains, Midwest | The Weather Channel – Articles from The Weather Channel | weather.com
For the fellow-nerds, Derecho – This term refers to a dangerous type of thunderstorm complex that travels along a path of at least 240 miles, according to the Storm Prediction Center (SPC). These violent severe thunderstorm clusters produce widespread and long-lived, straight-line wind damage.
Russia has set out “tough demands for security pact with NATO”: Russia sets out tough demands for security pact with NATO | AP News
In Japan, a suspected arsonist killed 24 people in one painful swoop: Suspected arson in downtown Osaka building leaves 24 dead – ABC News (go.com)