Americans defy virus guidelines for high-risk Thanksgiving
Busy airports and serpentine queues at testing sites: many Americans plan to celebrate Thanksgiving with extended family Thursday despite authorities warning they risk exacerbating the coronavirus pandemic engulfing the country.Stopping short of issuing an outright ban, the US government's health protection agency has for the first time called on Americans not to travel for the annual holiday, which sees families get together over turkey, yams and cranberry sauce and for many is more important than Christmas.With more than 150,000 new cases daily in the US, which has the world's highest corona...
Americans defy virus guidelines for high-risk Thanksgiving
New York (AFP) - Busy airports and serpentine queues at testing sites: many Americans plan to celebrate Thanksgiving with extended family Thursday despite authorities warning they risk exacerbating the coronavirus pandemic engulfing the country.Stopping short of issuing an outright ban, the US government's health protection agency has for the first time called on Americans not to travel for the annual holiday, which sees families get together over turkey, yams and cranberry sauce and for many is more important than Christmas.With more than 150,000 new cases daily in the US, which has the world...
US National Zoo: We hope to keep pandas longer
New cub brings joy to Americans amid pandemicAmericans will celebrate their newest giant panda cub by formally giving him a name on Monday, but they face a somber reality: The loan agreement of the newborn's parents, the bears who came to the National Zoo 20 years ago, will expire on Dec 7."It is our hope that we will have these pandas for just a few more years," Dr Steven Monfort, director of the Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute, told China Daily on Sunday."And then in the future, after they go to China, in the long run, we'd very much like to keep this relationsh...
China Daily US edition
At Thanksgiving, Americans reach out to those in need
Thanksgiving 2020 is arriving in the midst of a pandemic, but it won’t derail Americans’ generous impulses. In fact, U.S. charities will mark the holiday by maintaining their volunteer efforts and recruiting new allies.Observed by Americans on the fourth Thursday in November, Thanksgiving celebrates life’s bounty. Americans traditionally mark it by gathering for a meal of turkey, vegetables, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie. Many also cook meals at soup kitchens, donate or collect food for pantries that feed the poor, and distribute other basic supplies to those in need.Trends at two all-volunt...
Americans advised 'stay home' for Thanksgiving
By BELINDA ROBINSON in New York | China Daily Global | Updated: 2020-11-21 01:17There's no place like home for the holidays, and health officials in the US are saying stay there as the country approaches the Thanksgiving holiday next week amid a COVID-19 pandemic that has crossed the quarter-million mark in deaths.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Thursday advised Americans not to travel for the holiday, warning doing so may increase the chance of getting and spreading the novel coronavirus."The safest way to celebrate Thanksgiving this year is at home with the members of...
Bending the hate curve: What Biden must do as president and president-elect
Confirming with statistics what too many Americans have seen with their own eyes, the FBI Monday reported that in 2019, hate-motivated crimes rose to their highest level in more than a decade, and hate-motivated homicides hit an all-time high.That rising tide should trigger a series of swift steps by Joe Biden when he assumes the presidency.Step one: Reverse the disastrous early Donald Trump decision to reorient the federal government’s Countering Violent Extremism program, designed to combat all lethally hateful ideologies, to focus solely on radical Islamist extremism.Step two: Release all t...
New York Daily News
Americans urged to stay home for Thanksgiving as virus surges
Los Angeles (AFP) - US authorities on Thursday urged Americans not to travel for the Thanksgiving holiday as virus cases soared in the worst-hit nation and California announced a night-time curfew aimed at curbing the surging pandemic.America was hit by a spike of over 200,000 new infections and 2,239 fatalities -- the worst death toll since May -- over the past 24 hours, according to a running tally by Johns Hopkins University. A powerful weapon against the virus could be coming soon though, as BioNTech and Pfizer planned to apply on Friday for emergency use authorisation of their vaccine in ...
Economic Mess Mounts For Biden
Economic Mess Mounts for Biden: 742K More Lose Jobs as Trump‘s Allied Recklessly Hold Up Transition and Pandemic ReliefQ3 2020 hedge fund letters, conferences and moreEconomic Mess Left Behind For Joe BidenWASHINGTON, D.C. – The extraordinary economic mess Donald Trump is leaving behind for President-elect Joe Biden continues to grow as another 742,000 workers filed for unemployment last week. More than 6.3 million Americans remain without work as outgoing President Trump has effectively given up on containing the pandemic which has now claimed the lives of over 250,000 Americans. Yet Trump, h...
Major and Champ Biden are about to make the White House warm and furry again
Of the more than 500 million Americans who’ve ever lived, fewer than four dozen have ascended to the presidency.It’s hard to relate to a group that exclusive. But pets that dig up the Rose Garden, chew tassled loafers in the West Wing, and have accidents under the Resolute Desk are the great equalizer: There are more Americans who live with animal friends — around 66%, studies show — than those who don’t.“Pets humanize presidential figures who seem remote,” said Andrew Hager, historian-in-residence at the Presidential Pet Museum, formerly in Williamsburg, Va., now awaiting a new home. “Seeing ...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
The First Thanksgiving?
Lawrence OP / FlickrWherever it began, and whatever the purists claim is "official," Thanksgiving today is as multicultural as America.ByJim Hightower| November 18, 2020Let’s talk about turkey!No, not the Butterball now pouting in the Oval Office. I’m talking about the real thing — the big bird, 46 million of which Americans will devour on Thanksgiving.It was the Aztecs who first domesticated the gallopavo, but leave it to the Spanish conquistadores to “foul-up” the bird’s origins.The Spanish declared the turkey to be related to the peacock — wrong! They also thought the peacock originated in ...