Virus roundup … 

    • The Presidential Inaugural Committee announced today it will host a memorial to recognize and honor individuals in the U.S. who lost their lives to COVID-19. The ceremony will be Tuesday, Jan. 19, in Washington D.C., WBRZ-TV reports.

    • Gov. John Bel Edwards is hosting a news conference at 10 a.m. Edwards is expected to discuss the ongoing coronavirus health crisis and take questions from reporters. See the live stream here.

    • The leading U.S. infectious disease specialist, Dr. Anthony Fauci, said on Wednesday he foresees America achieving enough collective COVID-19 immunity through vaccinations to regain “some semblance of normality” by autumn 2021, despite early setbacks in the vaccine rollout, Reuters reports. 

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