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Violence Heats Up Amid Mexico’s Midterms

On 06 June 2021, Mexicans went to the polls in the country’s largest ever vote, electing 500 federal legislators, 15 governors, members of around 25 state assemblies, and over 20,000 local politicians. The midterms were marred by a series of political assassinations targeting local and state level officials.

While President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, known as AMLO, was not on the ballot, the elections at the state and federal levels were largely a referendum on AMLO and his statist political program that would include amending the constitution to make way for radical political and economic reforms, most importantly, the renationalization of segments of the energy industry.

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Myanmar Coup Update - Situation Worsens

SITUATION: On 1 February, the Myanmar military seized control of the government, declaring a year-long state of emergency, following a general election in which Ms. Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD) party won by a landslide.

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COVID-19 Update: J&J Vaccine Approved

Johnson & Johnson's single-dose vaccine received Emergency Authorization Approval (EUA) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In an effort to increase production, the Biden administration brokered a deal in which Merck would help manufacture J&J's vaccine.

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Global Guardian Provides Emergency Response Amid Storms in Texas


INCIDENT: Amid record-low temperatures, millions of Texas residents lost power and access to water, prompting the need for emergency assistance for Global Guardian clients and their employee base throughout the state.

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Texas Power Outage Support

As hundreds of thousands of residents and businesses in Texas are still without power due to the recent winter storm, Global Guardian’s local response teams are currently making emergency supply deliveries to high-risk employees and family members in Houston, Austin, and Dallas. 

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COVID-19 Update: Vaccine Supply Increasing in U.S.

The vaccination program rollout continues to improve, with just over 1.72 million shots administered on average in the last seven days. This compares with just over 1.3 million doses administered per day on average two weeks ago. So far, around 39.7 million people have received at least one vaccine dose. 

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COVID-19 Update: Vaccine Rollout Improves in U.S.

The vaccination rollout continues to improve, with just over 1.3 million shots administered on average in the last seven days. This compares with just under one million doses administered per day on average two weeks ago. So far, around 27 million people have received at least one vaccine dose.

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COVID-19 Update: National Vaccine Strategy Unfolding

While new cases and hospitalizations have dropped and leveled off respectively over the past two weeks, daily deaths remain high, with the seven-day rolling average hovering above 3,000. The U.S. has now recorded over 406,000 deaths.

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COVID-19 Update: Moderna, Pfizer Vaccines Continue Roll Out

While new cases and deaths saw drop-offs due to the holidays, they have since rebounded as backlogged data gets reported. Hospitalizations, a more reliable metric, continue to increase across the country. There are more than 131,000 patients hospitalized with COVID-19, an increase of ten percent from the same period 14 days ago. ICU's in several hospital systems are overwhelmed, most notably in Southern California. Los Angeles County has told EMTs not to bring people who have little chance of survival into hospitals and to conserve oxygen out in the field.

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COVID-19 Update: New Contagious Variant Discovered

New cases and hospitalizations continue to rise across the country. The U.S. saw a record high 251,000 new cases on 18 December. Over the past week, there has been an average of 216,000 cases per day, an increase of seven percent from the average two weeks earlier. Hospitalizations are up 13 percent across the country compared to the same period two weeks ago. At least 115,000 Americans are hospitalized with COVID-19.

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