U.S. President Joe Biden receives COVID-19 booster shot following CDC backing

U.S. President Joe Biden rolled up his shirt sleeve for a COVID-19 vaccine booster inoculation on Monday, hoping to provide a powerful example for Americans on the need to get the extra … Read More

Delta COVID-19 variant surge overshadows Biden’s infrastructure victory

NEW YORK (AP) — Joe Biden wagered his campaign and now his presidency on the premise that government itself could still work, even at a time of fractious political division. … Read More

How anti-vaxxers, Delta variant threaten Biden’s COVID-19 strategy

When President Joe Biden entered office, his administration made clear it intended to fight the COVID-19 pandemic by focusing on getting the country vaccinated. With the Delta variant of the … Read More

White House blames YouTube, Facebook for spread of COVID-19 vaccine misinformation

The White House has YouTube, not just Facebook, on its list of social media platforms officials say are responsible for an alarming spread of misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines and are … Read More

Biden pleads with Americans to get COVID-19 vaccines: ‘It’s gigantically important’

U.S. President Joe Biden expressed pointed frustration Wednesday over the slowing COVID-19 vaccination rate in the U.S. and pleaded that it’s “gigantically important” for Americans to step up and get … Read More

Facebook says it’s ‘not the reason’ U.S. is failing to meet COVID-19 vaccine goals

Facebook on Saturday defended itself against U.S. President Joe Biden‘s assertion that the social media platform is “killing people” by allowing misinformation about coronavirus vaccines to proliferate, saying the facts … Read More

COVID-19 pandemic in U.S. ‘is among the unvaccinated’, Biden says

Two weeks after celebrating America’s near “independence” from the coronavirus, President Joe Biden is confronting the worrying reality of rising cases and deaths _ and the limitations of his ability … Read More

U.S. hosts Saudi crown prince brother in first high-level visit since Khashoggi killing

Top Biden administration officials on Tuesday hosted a brother to Saudi Arabia’s powerful crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, in the highest-level such visit known since the U.S. made public intelligence … Read More

G7 leaders call for ‘timely’ and ‘transparent’ probe into COVID-19 origins

The G7 leaders have endorsed calls for a “timely, transparent, expert-led, and science-based” further investigation into the origins of COVID-19. In a joint statement released Sunday, the leaders of seven … Read More

U.K.’s Johnson calls on G7 to donate 1B COVID-19 vaccines to poorer countries

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson expects the Group of Seven to agree to donate one billion COVID-19 vaccine doses to poorer countries during its summit starting on Friday, and help … Read More

U.S. unlikely to hit goal of vaccinating 70% of adults against COVID-19 by July 4

For months, U.S. President Joe Biden has laid out goal after goal for taming the coronavirus pandemic and then exceeded his own benchmarks. Now, though, the U.S. is unlikely to … Read More

Face masks mostly out, hugs in at White House as U.S. COVID-19 vaccinations continue

A smiling crowd of unmasked people filling the largest room in the White House. A visiting head of state welcomed with pomp, circumstance and handshakes. A 94-year old Medal of … Read More

Biden commits to sharing 80M COVID-19 vaccine doses with world in coming weeks

President Joe Biden will announce Monday that the U.S. will share an additional 20 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines with the world in the coming six weeks, the White House … Read More

U.S. to share 60M AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine doses with world

The U.S. will begin sharing its entire pipeline of vaccines from AstraZeneca once the COVID-19 vaccine clear federal safety reviews, the White House told The Associated Press on Monday, with … Read More

Meet the nurse from Montreal who vaccinated Joe Biden

When Ric Cuming showed up for work in early January, he was clad in navy blue scrubs and wearing a face shield, ignoring a heavy throng of reporters and ready … Read More

All adults in U.S. to be eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine on April 19, Biden says

U.S. President Joe Biden announced Tuesday that he’s bumping up his deadline by two weeks for states to make all adults in the U.S. eligible for coronavirus vaccines. But even … Read More

Canada has asked U.S. for COVID-19 vaccine help, White House confirms

By Staff The Associated Press Posted March 17, 2021 4:18 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The White House is confirming … Read More

Biden marks anniversary of coronavirus pandemic by promising light at end of tunnel

Marking a year of loss and disruption, U.S. President Joe Biden on Thursday signed into law the $1.9 trillion relief package that he said will help the U.S. defeat the … Read More

Biden to address U.S. on coronavirus anniversary after signing $1.9T relief bill

Marking a year of loss and disruption, U.S. President Joe Biden on Thursday signed into law the $1.9 trillion relief package that he said will help the U.S. defeat the … Read More

Biden aims for U.S. to hold July 4 gatherings as COVID-19 vaccination plan unveiled

One year after the nation was brought to a near-standstill by the coronavirus, U.S. President Joe Biden used his first prime-time address Thursday night to announce his plan to make … Read More

Biden’s $1.9T bet that a COVID-19 relief fund can help cure America

President Joe Biden wants America to know that he’s from the government and he’s here to help. That sentiment became a well-worn punchline under Ronald Reagan and shaped the politics … Read More

Biden says lifting mask mandates a ‘big mistake’ as COVID-19 remains threat in U.S.

U.S. President Joe Biden on Wednesday said decisions to end the required wearing of masks — such as those by governors of Texas and Mississippi — amounted to “Neanderthal thinking” … Read More

U.S. will have enough coronavirus vaccines for all adults by May, Biden says

President Joe Biden said Tuesday that the U.S. expects to take delivery of enough coronavirus vaccines for all adults by the end of May, two months earlier than anticipated, as … Read More

U.S. House narrowly passes Biden’s $1.9T COVID-19 relief bill, clearing 1st hurdle

U.S. President Joe Biden scored his first legislative win as the House of Representatives passed his $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package early Saturday, though Democrats faced challenges to their hopes … Read More

U.S. faces dark milestone as nation nears 500,000 COVID-19 deaths

The United States faces a dark milestone despite a recent decline in COVID-19 cases as it prepares to mark a staggering half million deaths this week, nearly a year after … Read More

Frozen pipes, electricity woes remain in southern U.S. as warmer temperatures move in

Higher temperatures spread across the southern United States on Saturday, bringing relief to a winter-weary region that faces a challenging clean-up and expensive repairs from days of extreme cold and … Read More

China hits back at allegations from U.S. of lack of transparency about coronavirus

China fired back at the U.S. on Sunday over allegations from the White House that Beijing withheld some information about the coronavirus outbreak from World Health Organization (WHO) investigators. In a … Read More

Calls mount for U.S. to take advantage of rapid coronavirus tests to fight pandemic

When a Halloween party sparked a COVID-19 outbreak at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, school officials conducted rapid screening on more than 1,000 students in a week, including … Read More

Point Roberts pins COVID-19 border exemption hopes on President Biden

Residents of the Washington state community of Point Roberts are hoping an executive order from U.S. President Joe Biden could lead to eased COVID-19 border restrictions. Point Roberts lies just … Read More

Roy Green: We don’t deserve dogs, but we are blessed to have them

It is a relationship developed over millennia: that between dogs and humans. It’s a relationship cemented by wagging tails and wide smiles. A relationship defined by phrases like “dogs are … Read More

Masks, testing, distancing: Coronavirus measures now the rule in Biden’s White House

Testing wristbands are in. Mask-wearing is mandatory. Desks are socially distanced. The clearest sign that there’s a new boss at the White House is the deference being paid to coronavirus … Read More

America braces for Inauguration Day like no other as Biden set to emphasize call to unity

President-elect Joe Biden will officially become President of the United States in just a few short hours. But he is set to do so amid a political climate with tensions … Read More

Fauci says 100M coronavirus vaccinations in 100 days ‘absolutely a doable thing’

President-elect Joe Biden’s goal of delivering 100 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine within the first 100 days of his presidency “is absolutely a doable thing,” Anthony Fauci, director of the … Read More

Canada unlikely to see election violence akin to U.S. unrest: Vance

Canada’s former chief of defence staff says he thinks the country is unlikely to encounter civil unrest similar to the sectarian election violence gripping the U.S. ahead of its upcoming … Read More

The world needs a ‘re-engaged’ America amid global power shift: Trudeau

Canada and other U.S. allies are looking to President-elect Joe Biden to re-engage with the world amid shifting global power struggles and pressing challenges facing the environment and free trade … Read More

Biden promises vastly different approach to COVID-19 pandemic

When Joe Biden is sworn-in as president of the United States, it will mark the beginning of a new era in the U.S. government response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Americans … Read More

‘Nothing to worry about’: Biden receives coronavirus vaccine in Delaware

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on Monday received his first dose of the coronavirus vaccine on live television as part of a growing effort to convince the American public the inoculations … Read More

Foreign minister raised troubling U.S. report on ‘Havana syndrome’ with Cuban counterpart

Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne says he raised with his Cuban counterpart a troubling new report by leading U.S. scientists that found the most plausible cause of ‘Havana syndrome’ is … Read More

U.S. experts hope Biden team will develop national coronavirus testing strategy

As the coronavirus epidemic worsens, U.S. health experts hope Joe Biden’s administration will put in place something Donald Trump’s has not — a comprehensive national testing strategy. Such a strategy, … Read More

Biden to meet with U.S. coronavirus vaccine adviser this week, official says

The chief adviser for U.S. efforts on coronavirus vaccines said on Sunday he planned to meet with President-elect Joe Biden this week to discuss coronavirus vaccines as they are expected … Read More

Biden to immediately ask Americans for 100 days of wearing masks after swearing-in

Joe Biden said Thursday that he will ask Americans to commit to 100 days of wearing masks as one of his first acts as president, stopping just short of the … Read More

Biden outlines plan to ease economic inequity in U.S amid coronavirus pandemic

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on Monday outlined his plans to alleviate economic inequality and boost the U.S. economy but said any structural reforms depend first on reining in the coronavirus … Read More

Canadian MPs unanimously call for visit from Biden, Harris after COVID-19

Members of Parliament from all political stripes passed a motion unanimously on Monday calling on the government to invite U.S. president-elect Joe Biden and vice-president-elect Kamala Harris to visit and … Read More

Biden advisers to meet with coronavirus vaccine firms as Trump stalls transition

Joe Biden’s scientific advisers will meet with vaccine makers in coming days as the presidential transition remains stalled because of President Donald Trump’s refusal to acknowledge that he lost the … Read More

Biden faces critical question of national lockdown as U.S. coronavirus cases soar

Joe Biden faces a decision unlike any other incoming U.S. president: whether to back a short-term national lockdown to finally arrest a raging coronavirus pandemic. For now, it’s a question … Read More

What Joe Biden’s election means for the U.S. coronavirus crisis

U.S. president-elect Joe Biden says the coronavirus pandemic is his top priority as he prepares to enter the White House against the backdrop of an unprecedented health crisis that has … Read More

World leaders react after Joe Biden projected to become next U.S. president

The U.S. election that has captivated the world for four days now has a projected winner — Joe Biden. The former vice president and now president-elect has been steadily consolidating … Read More

U.S. adds over 91,000 coronavirus cases on Election Day

The United States reported an alarming increase in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations on the same day Americans went to polls to elect their next president under the shadow of the … Read More

Fact check: A look at recent Trump, Biden claims on coronavirus, Supreme Court

“I believe we’re rounding the corner.” “We’re a winner on the excess mortality.” “We have the vaccines coming and we have the therapies coming.” “We have done an amazing job.” … Read More

U.S. election: Trump to restart campaign with White House, Florida events

Looking to shove his campaign back on track, U.S. President Donald Trump and his team laid out an aggressive return to political activities, including a big White House event on … Read More

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