The decision used to be made by FIFA's executive committee, but following the suspicions that hovered over its selection of Russia and Qatar in December 2010, and the subsequent scandal that dethroned president Sepp Blatter, the committee was stripped of some power and renamed the FIFA Council. … [Read more...] about Morocco to challenge North American joint bid for 2026 World Cup
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A giant ridge of high pressure, parking hot air, is stuck in the Southwest and extends farther east that usual, blocking cold fronts from moving in, Rosencrans said. And the jet stream, a river of air that keeps weather moving, has retreated to Canada, so nothing is pushing the heat along. On top of that, dry weather feeds the heat in a “vicious feedback cycle,” he said. … [Read more...] about Heat will stay stuck on extra high for July in most of US
Kordesch hopes a legacy of the pandemic will include better communication and resource sharing across cities and state lines, that more medical systems will follow UCSF and come to each other’s aid in times of crisis. It doesn’t make sense for one hospital to be overwhelmed, she says, while another sits empty. Jackson envisions a formalized system for coordinating between institutions, moving a skilled workforce around and expediting credentials so it can get into hospitals and get to work. … [Read more...] about As Bay Area reopens, lessons from New York for next wave or next pandemic
But some, including Dr. Anthony Fauci, the U.S. government’s top infectious disease expert, said it is too soon to discuss a second wave when the United States has never emerged from a first wave in which more than 120,000 people have died and more than 2.3 million Americans have had confirmed infections with the novel coronavirus. … [Read more...] about Explainer: What is a second wave of a pandemic, and has it arrived in the U.S.?
Fears about a second wave of COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the coronavirus, stem in part from the trajectory of the 1918-1919 Spanish flu pandemic that infected 500 million people worldwide and killed an estimated 20 to 50 million people. The virus first appeared in the spring of 1918 but appears to have mutated when it surged again in the fall, making for a deadlier second wave. … [Read more...] about What is a second wave of a pandemic, and has it arrived in the U.S.?