World A Tragic Beginning to a Presidency
Democrats start push to oust President Trump
A charge accuses the president of "incitement of insurrection" for his role in deadly Capitol riots.The article filed in the House on Monday accuses Mr Trump of "incitement of insurrection".
Tomorrow, America inaugurates a new president. With the transfer of power comes the transfer of responsibility for the COVID-19 pandemic. On the eve of Joe Biden’s inauguration, the toll of the pandemic stands at 23.9 million cases and 392,428 deaths, according to the COVID Tracking Project at The Atlantic. There are 123,820 people hospitalized. Today alone, states reported 144,047 cases and 2,141 deaths.
Ron Klain, the incoming president’s chief of staff, has warned that, by the end of February, COVID-19 may have taken. To reach that marker, the country would have to average 2,689 deaths every day until then, all too plausible a scenario. The seven-day average of deaths in the U.S. first surpassed that number on January 73. It’s currently at 2,988.
Murdoch cannot whitewash his role in the most destructive presidency in US history
Donald Trump may have lit the match that sparked the violence in Washington DC, but Murdoch planted the explosives, writes Kevin Rudd.His systematic manipulation and radicalisation of the American right-wing polity at large, and the Republican Party in particular, should ring alarm bells throughout our nation, including in the office of the prime minister.
Some modest signs do indicate that the country could be reaching a plateau or peak after nearly four months of climbing daily cases and hospitalizations, followed by more than three months of climbing daily deaths.are falling in the overwhelming majority of states right now, and are falling or holding steady in most.
If the country has reached a peak of COVID-19, however, this peak is the highest of the pandemic so far. And the more infectious, which has been found across the United States, could drive the peak higher, just as the first signs of its retreat have begun.
are always the most stable indicator of the pandemic’s progress, and after peaking at 132,474 on January 6, they have declined more than 6 percent—meaning that 8,654 fewer people are in the hospital now, compared with two weeks ago. Hospitalizations have declined, too, in every region for at least the past week or so. Still, they are more than twice as high as the spring and summer peaks combined, both of which stopped just short of 60,000. And if the current peak follows the path of the previous two, the decline will be slow; the spring and summer peaks took about a month to build from the previous low, and then about two months to subside to the next low.
Lindsey Graham Asks Biden to End Impeachment as GOP Infighting Escalates
"Time for President-elect Biden to reject post presidential impeachment because of the destructive force it would have on the presidency and nation," Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Wednesday after the House voted to impeach President Donald Trump for a second time.Graham asked Biden to speak out against the "destructive" impeachment while praising a speech released by Trump just after the House voted to impeach him. Trump's recorded speech did not mention the impeachment but saw the outgoing president "unequivocally" denounce the deadly violence at the U.S.
Across the country, though,have been declining, with a substantial drop in the Midwest since late November and recent, short-term declines in the other three U.S. regions. , a lagging indicator, may be reaching a plateau in all regions as a result; there are the first hints of it in the seven-day average—ever-so-slight changes in momentum visible at the edge of the graphs below.
Much of what happens next will depend on conditions in some of the country’s largest— , where the seven-day average of hospitalizations peaked at 22,703 on January 12; Arizona, which has the highest in the country and has of late had ; , where hospitalizations and deaths are well above prior peaks and climbing; and , where hospitalizations and deaths may be peaking after a steady rise going back to late fall. may be hitting a second peak or plateau of hospitalizations, at a seven-day average just under 9,000, about half of its awful spring peak. New cases and hospitalizations are climbing in , which is at about twice its previous hospitalizations peak, in May. ’s seven-day average of hospitalizations has been climbing continuously since early November.
Martin Luther King Jr.'s Son Calls Inauguration Threats 'Frightening'
King discussed the "foolishness" of the potential threat to 50 state governments ahead of Biden's inauguration on Wednesday.Speaking with 7 Action News journalist Keenan Smith on January 15, which would have been his father's 92nd birthday, King said: "The foolishness that's happening is very tragic, very frightening at this very moment because 50 state governments are potentially under threat.
But at the state level, peaks are not necessarily followed by an immediate decline.has had a seven-day average of hospitalizations between 2,500 and 2,800 since late November. has remained between 3,600 and 3,700 since December 16. Even assuming that we are at a peak, unwinding the damage will take long enough as it is—at least a couple of months, if the previous lower peaks are any indication.
The Biden administration inherits a mess, and now the B.1.1.7 variant of the virus, which may be, has been found in many states, suggesting that it’s widespread. But the administration also has the tools to clean this mess up. It has new, seemingly more aggressive action. The vaccine is rolling out, at an rate of nearly 777,000 doses administered a day. We may still hope that this will be the worst point of the pandemic—the peak of this horrifying wave—and that from here the numbers will drop slowly but inexorably down.
Meet cricket tragic who has kept score at his local club for 58 years .
A beloved cricket tragic whose been keeping score at his local club for the past 58 years has been awarded an Order of Australia medal for his service in the gentleman's game.Volunteer Mike Walsh, 73, first headed down to Essendon Cricket Club in Melbourne's northern suburbs when he was just 14 years old, after his mum came across an advert in the newspaper looking for an unpaid scorer.