U.S. to recommend COVID-19 vaccine booster for all Americans to counter Delta: sources

U.S. experts are expected to recommend COVID-19 vaccine boosters for all Americans, regardless of age, eight months after they received their second dose of the shot, to ensure lasting protection … 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

U.S. life expectancy fell by 1.5 years in 2020, largely thanks to COVID-19: CDC

Life expectancy in the United States fell by a year and a half in 2020 to 77.3 years, the lowest level since 2003, primarily due to the deaths caused by … 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

From free beer to $1 million: What U.S. states are offering for COVID-19 vaccinations

Political leaders in the United States are resorting to desperate measures to convince more Americans to get vaccinated against COVID-19. U.S. President Joe Biden is aiming to have enough of … Read More

Biden sets new COVID-19 vaccine goal, aims to have 70% U.S. adults inoculated by July 4

U.S. President Joe Biden on Tuesday set a new COVID-19 vaccination goal to deliver at least one shot to 70 per cent of adult Americans by July Fourth as he … 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

Over a dozen U.S. states to open up vaccines to all adults amid new COVID-19 surge

More than a dozen states will open vaccine eligibility to all adults this week in a major expansion of COVID-19 shots for tens of millions of Americans amid a worrisome … Read More

California to allow Disneyland, Major League Baseball to reopen amid coronavirus

California on Friday lifted some coronavirus restrictions on outdoor sports and entertainment venues, clearing the way for fans to attend games on Major League Baseball’s opening day and for theme … 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

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

As U.S. hits 20 million coronavirus cases, lawmakers call for action on vaccine plan

U.S. Senator Mitt Romney on Friday urged the U.S. government to immediately enlist veterinarians, combat medics and others in an all-out national campaign to administer coronavirus vaccinations and slow a … Read More

Fauci predicts U.S. will gain control of coronavirus pandemic by next autumn

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 … Read More

Coronavirus pushes 2020 U.S. death toll past 3 million, highest in history

This is the deadliest year in U.S. history, with deaths expected to top 3 million for the first time — due mainly to the coronavirus pandemic. Final mortality data for … Read More

U.S. gets 2nd coronavirus vaccine after FDA gives Moderna green light

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration gave the green light for emergency use of Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine Friday, giving the country hardest hit by the pandemic two shots for inoculations … Read More

U.S. FDA plans to quickly approve Moderna coronavirus vaccine after panel endorsement

The head of the Food and Drug Administration said late Thursday that his agency will move to quickly authorize the second COVID-19 vaccine to fight the pandemic, hours after the … Read More

As vaccine rollout plans are finalized, U.S. prepares for worsening coronavirus surge

Top U.S. health officials announced plans on Tuesday to begin vaccinating Americans against the coronavirus as early as mid-December, as nationwide deaths hit the highest number for a single day in six … Read More

Trump coronavirus advisor who advocated ‘herd immunity’ leaves White House post

Dr. Scott Atlas, a science adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump who was skeptical of measures to control the coronavirus outbreak, is leaving his White House post. A White House … Read More

U.S. coronavirus vaccine plans take shape as hospitalizations set new records

U.S. health authorities will hold an emergency meeting next week to recommend that a coronavirus vaccine awaiting approval be given first to healthcare professionals and people in long-term care facilities. The meeting, … Read More

Over a quarter million people have died from coronavirus in the United States

The United States surpassed 250,000 deaths from the novel coronavirus Wednesday — an alarming reminder of the toll the virus has had on the world’s most heavily-infected country. The milestone … Read More

More states move to curb coronavirus surges with new restrictions, mask mandates

Several U.S. governors, from the coastal states of New Jersey and California to the heartland of Iowa and Ohio, acted on Monday to restrict gatherings and boost face-coverings in confronting … Read More

Few states willing to impose new restrictions as coronavirus surge overtakes U.S.

The governors of Oregon and New Mexico ordered near-lockdowns Friday in the most aggressive response yet to the latest wave of coronavirus infections shattering records across the U.S., even as … Read More

U.S. has seen over 1 million new coronavirus cases in first 10 days of November

The U.S. has surpassed 1 million new confirmed coronavirus cases in just the first 10 days of November, with more than 100,000 infections each day becoming the norm in a … Read More

U.S. continues to shatter records for daily coronavirus cases amid election drama

Coronavirus cases in the United States surged by at least 120,276 on Thursday, according to a Reuters tally, the second consecutive daily record rise as the outbreak spreads in every … Read More

U.S. posts over 100K new coronavirus cases for 1st time as election takes attention

The United States set another record for daily confirmed coronavirus cases as states around the country posted all-time highs, underscoring the vexing issue that confronts the winner of the presidential … Read More

Record surge of coronavirus cases overtakes U.S. with election 4 days away

A record surge of coronavirus cases in the United States is pushing hospitals to the brink of capacity and killing up to 1,000 people a day, the latest figures showed, … Read More

Trump splits with top health officials amid latest U.S. coronavirus surge

A multi-state coronavirus surge in the countdown to Election Day has exposed a clear split between U.S. President Donald Trump’s bullish embrace of a return to normalcy and urgent public … Read More

U.S. shatters record with over 84,000 new coronavirus cases in single day

More than 84,000 people were diagnosed with COVID-19 across the United States on Friday, according to a Reuters tally, a record one-day increase in infections during the pandemic as the … Read More

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