Monthly Archives: January 2021

COVID-19 News: January 15, 2021
By admin January 15, 2021

COVID-19 news: The COVID-19 (novel Coronavirus) pandemic continues to pose serious challenges to health systems, governments and the population at large.  Staying on top of the latest COVID-19 news and information is critical. With that in mind, we will continue to provide regular updates via this blog and our COVID-19 Response Team. Global Numbers: 93m

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Trump is Impeached for Second Time
By admin January 14, 2021

Per CNN: “The House voted Wednesday to impeach President Donald Trump for a second time in a swift and bipartisan condemnation of the President’s role inciting last week’s riot at the US Capitol.” “The House voted 232 to 197 to impeach Trump exactly one week after rioters forced lawmakers to flee from the very chamber

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Companies Take Firm Stance and Pull Back Political Giving Following Capitol Violence
By admin January 12, 2021

Corporate America is taking a firm stance in response to the violent, insurrectionist attack on the Capitol on January 6. From NY Times: “Days after a pro-Trump mob attacked the United States Capitol, some of America’s biggest companies said they would pause political giving as they rethink their support of certain lawmakers and their own

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Democrats Introduce Article of Impeachment against Trump
By admin January 11, 2021

Per CNN: “House Democrats formally [unveiled] their resolution to impeach President Donald Trump on Monday at 11am, January 11, 2021, charging him with “incitement of insurrection” for his role in last week’s riots at the US Capitol.” “The single impeachment article, which [was] introduced at 11 a.m. ET when the House [gaveled] in Monday, points to

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Statement on January 6, 2021, Capitol Hill Terrorist Attack & Riots
By admin January 8, 2021

The Bassiouni Group unequivocally condemns the insurrectionist, terrorist attack that took place on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, January 6, 2021. This was not a “peaceful protest”. This was an intentional effort, incited by Pres. Trump and many other political figures such as Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz, to disrupt the halt the peaceful transfer of

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Georgia Senate Runoffs: Democrats and Republicans Battle for Critical Seats
By admin January 5, 2021

The much-anticipated Georgia Senate runoffs take place today and promises to be a nail-biter as the Biden agenda rests on flipping back the Senate blue with victories by Ossoff and Warnock winning over Perdue and Loeffler respectively. Indeed, Democrats are pointing to record early turnout so far (over 3m including over 100k new voters who

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UK Enters National Lockdown to Combat COVID-19 Resurgence
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The UK has now entered its third national lockdown with England following Scotland’s lead. Per the New York Times: “Prime Minister Boris Johnson imposed a strict new national lockdown on Monday as Britain’s desperate race to vaccinate its population risked being overtaken by a fast-spreading variant of the coronavirus that was on track to overwhelm

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In Taped Call, Trump Pressured Georgia Officials to Overturn Election
By admin January 4, 2021

Per CNN: “President Donald Trump pushed Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to “find” votes to overturn the election results after his loss to President-elect Joe Biden, according to an audio recording of a phone call obtained by CNN and first reported by the Washington Post.” “In excerpts of the stunning one-hour phone call Saturday,

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This Common Habit Could Make Your COVID Risk Much Higher, Doctors Say
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According to Yahoo/Best Life: “Life in the time of the coronavirus pandemic has taught us plenty of new healthy habits that can help keep us safe. But even if you’re wearing a mask and social distancing in public and regularly washing your hands, there’s one common habit that you may not even realize is putting

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This Is the “Strongest, Most Consistent” Sign You Have COVID, Study Says
By admin January 3, 2021

Per Yahoo/Best Life: “There few symptoms more popularly associated with COVID than cough, fever, and shortness of breath.  But a new international study suggests that there is another set of symptoms that can reveal a case of coronavirus with far more accuracy: a loss of taste or smell. According to the study, which has not

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