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China Locks Down Another 1.7MM As Mutant COVID Invades Beijing; Dutch Plan First Curfew Since WW2: Live Updates

Summary: China locks down parts 1.7MM in Beijing as mutant strain discovered US cases, deaths continue to slow from holiday peaks Dutch gov’t proposes first national lockdown since WW2 Japan reports 5,532 new COVID-19 cases Turkey administers 1MM doses Israel’s vaccination effort is currently the most advanced in the world in terms * * *…

Federal Officials Warn "Mutant" COVID Strain Spreading In US As Cases Decline: Live Updates

Summary: University of California system to return to in-person classes in the fall Federal officials warn that US COVID deaths top 400K Cases decline across US; NY releases latest data US nears 400K COVID-linked deaths Global cases: 95.7MM UK vaccinates 6% of population Brazil approves US, Chinese vaccines Israel opens vaccinations to people in their…

Watch Live: Janet "Go Big" Yellen Cheerleads Biden Fiscal Largesse In Nomination Hearings

Janet Yellen’s nomination hearings, which begin today at 10amET, are sure to be the usual parade of partisan back-slapping and gotchas. It is clear from prepared remarks which direction she is heading – “go big.” The former Fed head will tell the committee that the U.S. economy has been suffering from entrenched inequality – and…

LA County First In US To Top 1MM Cases: Live Updates

Summary: LA County tops 1MM cases Global deaths top 2M Norway sees cases of vaccine-related health complications rise to 80 29 people over 75 have died after receiving the first vaccine dose India vaccinates 165K+ as vaccine rollout begins US hospitalizations, cases continue to slow Ireland blames Christmas for latest outbreak Russia lifts some travel…

US Reports Another Daily Case Record; COVID Deaths In UK, Germany Top 1K: Live Updates

Summary: US sees record 310K new cases NJ reported nearly 20K new cases CA reports 50K cases UK, Germany daily deaths top 1K UK tops 3MM cases UK deaths top 80K Portugal reports 9K+ cases Japan may extend emergency order China moves to expedite vaccinations * * * Yesterday, we reported on speculation about a…

Germany Extends COVID Lockdown, UK Tops 60K New Cases, NJ Suffers Most Deaths Since May: Live Updates

Summary: Germany likely to impose new COVID lockdown UK’s chief scientific advisor warns vaccines could pressure virus to mutate NJ reports most deaths since May UK tops 60K cases Switzerland could be next Biden COVID advisor on SoCal hospitals: “what it looks like right now is nothing short of…war” Suga says Japan state of emergency…

US Reports Nearly 300K Cases Due To Holiday Delays; Scotland Orders New Lockdown: Live Updates

Summary: US begins 2nd doses US cases top 200K Global cases top 85MM Officials play catch-up with vaccine rollout UK to delay second vaccine doses Scotland reimposes lockdown Germany to extend lockdown Fauci says possible vaccines become mandatory Greece announced 1-week lockdown Norway’s PM announces fresh restrictions South Korea widens ban on private gatherings Norway…

Chicago Teachers Union Big Shot Says Unsafe To Teach Live… From Her Pool Side In Puerto Rico

By Mark Glennon of Wirepoints Check out WGN’s story about an executive board member at the Chicago Teachers Union. Hypocrite Sarah Chambers enjoying some time away from the Rona. “As recently as Thursday,” according to WGN, Sarah Chambers “tweeted to rally special education teachers not to return to work Monday because it’s unsafe. Just a few…

Tokyo Health-Care System Risks COVID-Induced Collapse; Germany Sees Record Deaths: Live Updates

Summary: COVID data delays still plaguing some US states Texas reports new daily record cases Hospitalizations still at record highs 20+ cases of UK COVID mutant discovered in India Tokyo Gov warns about possible health-care system collapse Germany reports record daily deaths China says Sinopharm vaccine 80% effective Portugal reports most new cases in 3…

California Gov Warns LA Lockdown Likely To Be Extended; Spanish COVID Deaths Top 50K: Live Updates

Summary: California Gov extends LA lockdown Spain deaths top 50K WHO says UK study shows no differences in deaths between normal, mutant strain Finland latest to confirm presence of UK mutant strain Erdogan says will receive COVID vaccine Thurs Russia extends UK travel halt Global cases top 80MM US cases decline as states see holiday-related…

Ed and Ash's Holiday Send-Off: Looking Ahead to 2021 (LIVE)

by Tyler Durden Wednesday, Dec 23, 2020 – 19:12 Tune in for this special edition of the Daily Briefing to hear from Ed and Ash live at 4:30 PM ET. They will answer audience questions, provide an update on what they’re seeing in markets this holiday season, and look ahead to the opportunities and macro…

California Gov Newsom Quarantines After Staffer Infected, Warns COVID Lockdown Will Be Extended: Live Updates

Summary: California Gov. Quarantines after COVID exposure; hints at lockdown extension EU grants market approval to Pfizer vaccine 38K vaccinated in New York WHO says it’s “aware” of UK variant Europe shuts doors to UK Mutation announced last week stokes fears worldwide US hospitalizations decline, led by Midwest Sweden imposes travel ban Ireland warns extension…

US Reports Near-Record Jump In COVID Cases; India Tops 10MM: Live Updates

Summary: US sees near record jump in cases Record deaths seen in west, south India tops 10MM  cases Germany buys 30MM doses Poland announces lockdown measures Tokyo reports second-highest number of new cases * * * The number of new COVID cases reported Friday in the US was just shy of the record highs reported…

NJ’s Murphy Warns Next Few Weeks “Are Going To Be Hell”; Germans Furious Over Christmas COVID Lockdown: Live Updates

Summary: NY cases top 10K for 5th day US cases decline slightly from record; 7-day still at record highs NJ Gov: winter “going to be hell” Germany enters 3-week hard lockdown Portugal sees another record Half of Brazilians wouldn’t take vaccine Malaysia announced 1.3K new case * * * Following Friday’s latest record daily tally…

California, NJ Report New COVID Records; Peru Halts Sinopharm Trial: Live Updates

Summary: California, NY & NJ report new cases Peru halts Siopharm vaccine trial CDC approves COVID Cases see new daily record US tally nears 16MM Pfizer vaccine approved for EUA by FDA Hospitalizations remain elevated in west and midwest Poland sees chance of reopening schools * * * Update (0820ET): More record COVID numbers were…

US Suffers Record 3K+ COVID Deaths; Global Total Nears 70MM: Live Updates

Summary: US deaths top 3K/day for first time Global cases near 70MM FDA panel meets on Pfizer vaccine Saudi approves Pfizer vaccine for import/export India’s largest chain of hospitals ready to administer 1MM vaccinations/day Malaysia reports new daily case record Denmark expands partial lockdow * * * The US reported more than 3K COVID-19 deaths…

56% Of Americans Say They Would Live In A Tiny Home

By Tyler Durden Although the micro home movement isn’t necessarily new, many have put tiny homes on their radar since COVID-19. Whether it’s a weekend escape from city living, or even a tiny backyard office, these dwellings have seen a recent boom in popularity. IPX 1031 recently did an extended analysis of the sector which…

Canada Latest To Approve Pfizer Jab; UAE Says Sinopharm COVID Vaccine 86% Effective: Live Updates

Summary: Canada approves Pfizer vaccine China Sinopharm Vaccine has 86% efficiency, UAE says South hospitalizations top springtime peak Worst-hit midwestern states slow Iran reports 10K+ new cases Dutch extends lockdown, announces more aid AstraZeneca warns people with allergies not to take its vaccine * * * Update (1110ET): China’s Sinopharm has finally received approval from…

56% Of Americans Say They Would Live In A Tiny Home

Although the micro home movement isn’t necessarily new, many have put tiny homes on their radar since COVID-19. Whether it’s a weekend escape from city living, or even a tiny backyard office, these dwellings have seen a recent boom in popularity. IPX 1031 recently did an extended analysis of the sector which is presented below,…

“V-Day” Arrives In UK – 2nd Patient Vaccinated Is 81-Year-Old Man Named “William Shakespeare”: Live Updates

Summary: 2nd patient to receive COVID vaccine named “William Shakespeare” UK vaccinates first patient: a 90-year-old grandmother FDA releases data claiming Pfizer vaccine merits approval US hospitalizations, average new cases, hit new highs CT now home to most new cases/per capita India says vaccine licenses coming Hong Kong to ban indoor dining after 1800 Tokyo…