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Fallen New Jerseyan Brian Sicknick Honored at Capitol

By Anthony Covino 

Sports Editor

Brian Sicknick, the New Jersey native Capitol Policeman who was killed last month during the Jan. 6 insurrection and breaching of the Capitol, is lying “in honor” in the Capitol today.

Sicknick was one of five people who were killed during the insurrection when a fire extinguisher was thrown at him, reports say. He became a police officer in 2008 and served on the first responders unit during the seige on Capitol Hill.

The Equinox previously covered the story about the native New Jersey police officer on Jan. 9.  

Vaccine Updates

The Biden Administration announced that 6,500 pharmacies nationally will receive direct shipments of the COVID-19 vaccine next week. The shipments are scheduled to roll out Feb. 11 with pharmacies receiving over 1 million doses initially, CNN reports. 

“Millions of Americans turn to their local pharmacies every day for their medicines, flu shots, and much more. And pharmacies are readily accessible in most communities, with most Americans living within five miles of a pharmacy,” White House COVID-19 response coordinator Jeff Zients said in a briefing

The administration also plans to increase the weekly allocation of all vaccines going to the states by 5%, which would bring the total of vaccines purchased per week to a minimum of 10.5 million, CNN added. 

Zients said that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will fully reimburse states for the services they have provided since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic in January 2020, at the news briefing. 

The estimated price tag for the reimbursements will be between $3-5 billion dollars, CNN added.

Meet the Greeks

Tonight is the third night of the virtual Meet the Greeks event, hosted by the Inter-Greek Council. The presentations will be from Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc., Omega Phi Chi Multicultural Sorority Inc., Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity and Lambda Pi Upsilon Sorority Inc.

Make sure to go check it out and support some of the organizations from our #FDUKnighted project. 

COVID-19 Numbers

There are a total of 15 positive COVID-19 tests at FDU, with eight at Florham and eight at Metro. There are also three positive tests with the faculty and staff, and two positive tests with commuter students, according to this week’s report from the university. 

2/3/20211/27/2021
Metro Residents76
Florham Residents85
Faculty & Staff31
Commuters20

As of this morning, Feb. 3, there was an increase of 3,159 positive COVID-19 cases in New Jersey, 303 of those cases in Bergen County. 

Wed. 2/3/2021  Tues. 2/2/2021
New Jersey629,360  626,549
Bergen County70,420  67,609

*Numbers according to Google Statistics

Stay tuned for more daily news updates tomorrow at 10 a.m.

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Screen grab of Officer Sicknick lying in honor.

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