Liveblog - Weekend Wrap up: December 19, 2021

It’s Sunday and the weekend has come to an end. Below are a few articles and events we might have missed but are worthy of discussion. And in case you missed the Sunday shows, we got you covered. Please feel free to add your own headlines we might have missed.

President Biden/Biden Administration:

President Biden will address the nation on Tuesday. Join News Views for a Live Discussion.



The US has officially entered into a new phase of the deadly Coronavirus, COVID-19. The latest increase in positive cases has hit every state but states with lower vaccination rates have been hit the hardest. The highly contagious Delta variant is still with us and to blame for most cases, including ‘breakthrough cases, but the rapidly spreading Omicron has now been detected in 43 states.

CNN: You asked, we’re answering: Your top questions about Covid-19 and vaccines

‘This Is a Whole New Animal:’ NY Reports Highest Single-Day Case Total of Pandemic

Is it the cold, the flu or covid? What to know as omicron spreads rapidly

COVID Update – January Remote Learning and Work

Dear Members of the Harvard Community,

We write to inform you that for the first three weeks of January we will take steps to reduce density on campus by moving much of our learning and work remotely. Please know that we do not take this step lightly. It is prompted by the rapid rise in COVID-19 cases locally and across the country, as well as the growing presence of the highly transmissible Omicron variant. It is reinforced by the guidance of public health experts who have advised the University throughout the pandemic. As always, we make this decision with the health and safety of our community as our top priority.

It’s a lot cheaper to wear a mask and get vaccinated versus deploy the National Guard:

Masks work; wear them!

Masks and covid-19: Explaining the latest guidance

World Covid 19 Updates:


Should’ve Gotten the Vaccine:

Appeals court reinstates Biden’s vaccine policy for businesses, setting up a likely showdown at Supreme Court

Should’ve Listened to Dr. Fauci Instead of Some Ignorant, Illiterate, Racist, and ‘Fullish’ MAGAt:

Omicron ‘is going to take over’ this winter, and Fauci says Americans should brace for a ‘tough few weeks to months’

The ‘Merican Taliban/Racists/MAGAts/Fake News/Gunz:

Nearly 1 in 5 Republicans Still Say It’s ‘Likely’ Trump Will Be Reinstated by Year’s End

January 6 Committee:

CNN Exclusive: Jan 6 investigators believe Nov. 4 text pushing ‘strategy’ to undermine election came from Rick Perry

The Sunday Shows:

The Former Guy:

Comic Relief:

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