Briefing by White House COVID-⁠19 Response Team and Public Health Officials

Briefing by White House COVID-⁠19 Response Team and Public Health Officials

Washington, DC…Good morning, and thanks for joining us.  Today, we’ll start with an update from Dr. Walensky on the state of the pandemic and CDC’s COVID-19 surveillance efforts.  DR. WALENSKY:  Good morning.  Thanks, Jeff.  I’d like to start by walking you through today’s data.  The current seven-day daily average of cases is about 247,300 cases […]

Punxsutawney Phil Predicts Six More Weeks of Winter!

Punxsutawney Phil Predicts Six More Weeks of Winter!

Punxsutawney, PA…Here ye, here ye, here ye, Today, 2-2-22, welcome to Punxsutawney to celebrate Groundhog Day. the one hundred thirty sixth annual trek of the Punxsutawney groundhog club. Punxsutawney phil, the seer of seers, the prognosticator of all prognosticators, was gently lifted from his burrow at 7:25 am, and held high to see. His faithful […]

A Bit of Wisdom from Ayn Rand on Her Birthday

A Bit of Wisdom from Ayn Rand on Her Birthday

A Bit of Wisdom from Ayn Rand on Her Birthday. Alisa Zinovyevna Rosenbaum (Ayn Rand) February 2, 1905 – March 6, 1982 “The hardest thing to explain is the glaringly evident which everybody had decided not to see.” ~ Ayn Rand, February 2, 1905 – March 6, 1982 “The smallest minority on earth is the […]

A Bit of Wisdom from Jackie Robinson on his Birthday

A Bit of Wisdom from Jackie Robinson on his Birthday

New York, NY…A Bit of Wisdom from Jack Roosevelt Robinson, January 31, 1919 – October 24, 1972. “I’m not concerned with your liking or disliking me… All I ask is that you respect me as a human being.” ~ Jack Roosevelt Robinson, January 31, 1919 – October 24, 1972 “A life is not important except […]

A Bit of Wisdom from Edmund Burke

A Bit of Wisdom from Edmund Burke

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” ~ Edmund Burke, 12 January 1729 – 9 July 1797 “Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.” ~ Edmund Burke, 12 January 1729 – 9 July 1797 “No passion […]

FDA Authorizes First Oral Antiviral for Treatment of COVID-19

FDA Authorizes First Oral Antiviral for Treatment of COVID-19

Silver Spring, MD…Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for Pfizer’s Paxlovid (nirmatrelvir tablets and ritonavir tablets, co-packaged for oral use) for the treatment of mild-to-moderate coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in adults and pediatric patients (12 years of age and older weighing at least 40 kilograms or about 88 pounds) with positive […]