Washington, D.C. – “The United States expects to have four coronavirus candidate vaccines in large-scale clinical trials by the middle of September, a remarkable timeline considering the SARS-CoV-2 virus was only discovered in December,” Elizabeth Weise and Karen Weintraub write. “We feel we are absolutely on track–if not a little bit ahead–in terms of our overall objective,” HHS Deputy Chief of Staff Paul Mango said.
Pasadena, CA – On August 25th, 2020 several days before Hurricane Laura made landfall as a destructive Category 4 storm in Louisiana, NASA’s Terra satellite flew over Laura in the Gulf of Mexico.
Using its Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) instrument, the satellite collected data on wind speeds and cloud-top heights as the storm intensified and moved northwest towards the U.S. Gulf Coast.
The NASA Earth Applied Sciences Disasters Program Geographic Information Systems (GIS) team worked closely with representatives from the Esri 3D team to produce the first-ever interactive 3D visualization of MISR cloud-top height data and publish it to the NASA Disasters Mapping Portal.
Washington, D.C. – Speaking at FEMA headquarters in Washington Thursday, August 27th, 2020, President Donald Trump announced that he will travel to Texas and Louisiana this weekend to survey storm damage resulting from Hurricane Laura.
The hurricane made landfall around 1:00am CT in Louisiana Thursday morning before being downgraded to a tropical storm early that afternoon.
All Eyes on Tropical Storms
Tampa, FL – At $2.18, the national gas price average increased by one cent on the week according to AAA. That is the same price as a month ago and 41 cents cheaper than a year ago.
The minimal change reflects the slow movement at pumps across the country on the week. The vast majority of states (30) saw pump prices fluctuate by a penny, if at all.
Tampa, FL – The national gas price average has pushed only as expensive as $2.20 since the beginning of the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic, and that happened just one month ago.
In the last four weeks, motorists have seen the national average slowly decrease, down to today’s average of $2.17 despite gasoline demand last week reaching the highest measurement (up to 8.88 million b/d) since Mid-March, according to the latest Energy Information Administration (EIA) weekly report.
Tampa, FL – On the week, the majority of states saw gas prices decrease minimally – by one to two cents or saw no change at the pump. Though low, the volatility was enough to drive the national average down a penny from last Monday to $2.17. Today’s average is two cents less than last month and 49 cents cheaper than a year ago.
“As we move into the second week of the August, it is pricing out to be the second cheapest start to the month in more than a decade,” said Jeanette Casselano, AAA spokesperson.
Tampa, FL – On the week, AAA says that the national gas price average held steady at $2.18 as the majority of state averages saw minimal impact at the pump.
With the exception of a few outliers – Florida (+10 cents), Utah (+10 cents) and Idaho (+5 cents) – state averages either decreased by four cents or less or increased by no more than two pennies.
President Donald Trump and His Administration have created Best COVID-19 Testing System In The World
Leading the World in Testing
Washington, D.C. – U.S. President Donald J. Trump is ensuring that Americans have access to the most advanced and robust COVID-19 Coronavirus tests in the world.
President Trump has revolutionized America’s testing system, and under his leadership, our Nation has conducted far more tests than any other country.
The United States has already conducted more than 59 million tests, and we will soon have conducted 100 million tests.
Tampa, FL – The national gas price average held steady on the week at $2.19 as 1/3 of states saw gas prices decrease and only 10 states saw gas prices increase by two to four cents.
State averages saw minimal fluctuation as demand roughly held steady over the last four weeks.
“During the last month, demand has averaged about 8.6 million b/d while, gasoline stocks have steadily declined,” said Jeanette Casselano, AAA spokesperson.
APSU professor Andrea Spofford connects with pandemic-distanced friends by sending original poems on antique postcards
Clarksville, TN – Andrea Spofford had 50 antique postcards, a typewriter and a plan.
A poet, essayist and Austin Peay State University (APSU) associate professor of English, Dr. Spofford created her plan in mid-March, around the time most states shut down in response to the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic.
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