With Trump absent, it will fall to governors and mayors to pick up the mantle of leadership again. But it is not too late for average Americans to stem the tide, Fauci told NBC. Those traveling back home can take precautions — wear masks, social distance, and avoid crowds.
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Q: Is it safe to ski in a pandemic?
The key is to avoid indoor exposure and to keep your time in indoor settings in resorts to a minimum. An avid skier himself, Rosenberg plans to hit the slopes this season. Here’s what he recommends if you want to join him and stay safe.
WHAT’S IMPORTANT TODAY
Pressure mounts on Congress to strike a deal to help struggling Americans
Congress’ inability to act has left not only those jobless workers facing an end-of-the-year financial crash, but also many state officials worried about whether they will have the resources to train workers and effectively distribute a vaccine — from tracking and corralling patients back to get the second shot, as some of the vaccines require, to being able to procure enough dry ice and enhanced storage capabilities to keep vaccines like Pfizer’s candidate at the right temperatures once it is delivered.
Kim Jong Un is cutting off his economic lifeline, China, to stave off Covid-19
China, North Korea’s biggest trading partner, exported just $253,000 worth of goods to Pyongyang in October — a drop of 99% from September to October. The new customs figures, if accurate, show that Kim appears to be willing to pare back — or even cut off — trade with China to prevent the virus from entering North Korea, even if it means risking the country’s food and fuel supply.
In Japan, more died from suicide last month than from Covid in 2020. And women have been impacted most
Japan suffers from one of the highest suicide rates in the world, which had been decreasing in the last decade. But the pandemic reversed that trend, and the rise in suicides has disproportionately affected women — who make up a large percentage of part-time workers in the badly-hit hotel, food service; and retail industries.
ON OUR RADAR
- Coronavirus cases dropped by around 30% in England during the country’s second national lockdown.
- Skiers and snowboarders across Europe are experiencing a “season from hell” as doubts build over when the mountains might open for sport this winter.
- New York City public schools will resume in-person learning in early December after widespread criticism.
- The vaccine by Oxford University and AstraZeneca could do more for the world than other shots.
- Covid-19 disruptions could result in up to 100,000 extra malaria deaths in sub-Saharan Africa this year.
How to set up a home gym space that works for you
To meet our fitness needs while gyms were closed for prolonged periods in the pandemic, many of us started working out at home. Some got creative, using household items for our workouts, while others ordered home gym equipment online. Now, after getting a taste of at-home training, more people are considering making it a permanent practice.
“One portion of the country may be spending big this holiday season, while the other struggles to get by.” — CNN’s Chief Business Correspondent Christine Romans