Author: Gary Bigger

The Midwest is Now COVID-19’s Hardest-Hit Region

U.S. health officials are now saying COVID-19 is spreading so fast in the country that the virus is uncontrollable. The U.S. is shattering records previously unimaginable at the beginning of the pandemic, topping the highest daily case total by adding more than 145,000 new infections. The Midwest has now become the hardest hit region. Hospitals in Ohio are becoming increasingly…

Georgia’s January Runoff Vote Could Swing Senate Majority

Control in the Senate is still unknown. It all comes down to one state. In Georgia the battle for two Senate seats is razor thin and could swing the majority on the Senate floor. Right now the Democratic Party has secured 48 members of Senate while the GOP has 50. Republican Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler are up for…

Biden Moves Forward as Trump Legal Team Continues Challenges

President Trump is pushing ahead with legal challenges of the election results and some Republicans continue to back him. President-Elect Joe Biden says President Trump’s refusal to concede is an “embarrassment” and Biden is not slowing his transition plans. Biden spoke on the phone Tuesday with several world leaders, including French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and British…

COVID-19 Hospitalizations Doubled in Multiple States

The coronavirus surge is showing no signs of slowing in the U.S. with more than 60,000 Americans hospitalized. That is a new record high. Fifteen states have now seen hospitalizations double in just the last month, including Michigan. And also in New Mexico, where hospitalizations have now tripled. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is projecting the U.S. could…

President Trump Continues Legal Battle

It has now been a week since Election Day and President Trump has yet to make a public statement acknowledging Joe Biden as the president elect. The president is moving forward with legal challenges and Biden is preparing for the presidential transition. President Trump’s legal team continues to launch election challenges in several states. They are putting the main focus…

Pres. Trump Fires Secretary of Defense Mark Esper

President Trump says he has fired U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper. The president tweeted the announcement Monday, naming Christopher Miller as the new acting secretary of defense. Miller most recently served as the director of the National Counterterrorism Center. Esper said he prepared a resignation letter weeks ago amid mounting tension between the president and himself. Esper has publicly…

Pfizer Completes Vaccine Trials, 90% Effective

A big update in the race to a coronavirus vaccine—pharmaceutical company Pfizer has announced its vaccine has shown to be 90% effective in clinical trials and could soon be approved. The clinical trial looked at the first 94 confirmed cases of COVID-19 among the more than 43,000 volunteers who got either two doses of the vaccine or a placebo. They…

President-Elect Joe Biden Lays Out Plans for Administration

President-Elect Joe Biden is getting to work Monday morning, laying out his plans for a new White House Coronavirus Task Force as well as reversing several Trump administration policies. This comes as President Trump has yet to make any public remarks since the presidential race was called in Biden’s favor over the weekend. The Trump campaign’s legal team is now…