There is a major snowstorm headed for the East Coast on Wednesday, December 16th around 2:00 p.m., with New York City being the bullseye. According to AccuWeather, it could bring as much as 10-18 inches of snow between Wednesday and Thursday. The National Weather Service at State College predicts, a high temperature of 32 degrees Fahrenheit and a low of 24 degrees Fahrenheit. The storm will have winds of 25 to 35 mph, in areas along the Atlantic Ocean, gusts could reach as high as 50 mph. The storm is expected to taper off on Thursday, around 8:00 a.m.
As many are aware, Pfizer announced on Monday that its COVID-19 vaccine candidate was 90% effective in trials on people who don’t have coronavirus. The test was conducted on 43,538 people and had no safety concerns. This brings up the biggest question of all, when the vaccine will be approved and available.
Similar to how the U.S. has been handling coronavirus restrictions, Europe is planning to add localized restrictions to curb the increase of infections. The World Health Organization’s (WHO) regional director of Europe, Hans Kluge said, “7 European countries caseloads have doubled in the past two week and over half the European countries have reported a greater than 10 percent increase in the past two weeks.” Kluge also said that the majority of the increase has been seen in the younger population but there has been an increase in the older demographic as well.
We are fast approaching the November election, with Joe Biden running as the democratic presidential candidate. One of his tasks if elected, is pushing for America to switch to electric vehicles with a big focus on the economic advantages. Biden’s climate and energy package are a proposed $2 trillion dollars, and in it will be a cash-for-clunkers program. The program will allow American’s to swap out, less-efficient vehicles for a rebate toward electric vehicles made in the United States. Unlike the Cash for Clunkers Program in 2009, this program will incentivize Americans to go completely electric, the 2009 program just rewarded Americans to buy more fuel-efficient cars, then their current models.