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16 Nov Career
SpaceX rocket carrying four astronauts successfully takes off

SpaceX, the rocket company of high-tech entrepreneur Elon Musk, launched four astronauts on a flight to the International Space Station on Sunday. It is NASA's first full-fledged mission sending a crew into orbit aboard a privately owned spacecraft. SpaceX's newly designed Crew Dragon capsule, which the crew has dubbed Resilience, lifted off atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket at 7:27 p.m. Eastern time (0027 GMT on Monday) from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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16 Nov Career
US hospitals again under pressure with Covid on the rise

WASHINGTON: After several weeks of rapidly rising coronavirus cases, hospitals around the United States are once again overwhelmed, forcing local authorities to take new measures to cope with the pandemic.
On Wednesday a record 65,368 people were in the hospital with Covid-19 across the country, marking the second day in a row and second time ever that the tally passed the 60,000 mark, according to the Covid Tracking Project.

Around the country officials were scrambling to staunch the spread.
In New York state, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that any establishment with a liquor license, including bars and restaurants, would have to close at 10:00 pm beginning Friday. The rule will also apply to gyms.

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16 Nov Career
As rich nations hoard vaccines, Covid fight could stretch to 2024

Good results of the Pfizer vaccine have spread cheer across the world. Some other vaccines also look promising, and large-scale vaccination of at least health staff and other at-risk people could begin soon. Yet, experts say it could take four years to immunise the world against the coronavirus. That’s because rich countries have already reserved billions of doses – equal to more than a year’s supply – of vaccines for their citizens, leaving little for the world’s poor.

  • The US alone has bought nearly a sixth of the world’s supply and Canada has secured enough doses to inoculate each citizen nine times. With 1.6 billion doses, India is the number 1 advance buyer, but it averages out to just over 1 dose per person.

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16 Nov Career
Global Covid-19 cases top 52.6 million: Johns Hopkins

WASHINGTON: The overall number of global coronavirus cases has topped 52.6 million, while the deaths have surged to 1,291,920, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
As of Friday morning, the total caseload and death toll stood at 52,643,939 and 1,291,921, respectively, the University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed in its latest update.

The US is the worst-hit country with the world's highest number of cases and deaths at 10,535,828 and 242,654, respectively, according to the CSSE.

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