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

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

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

U.S. states, businesses scrambling to figure out new COVID-19 CDC mask guidance

More than a dozen states quickly embraced new federal guidelines that say fully COVID-19 vaccinated Americans no longer need to wear masks indoors or out in most cases. But other … 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

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

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

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

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

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. 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

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

Trump dismisses Fauci’s coronavirus concerns, urges states to reopen schools

President Donald Trump called on governors across the nation Wednesday to work to reopen schools that were closed because of the coronavirus, pointedly taking issue with Dr. Anthony Fauci’s caution … Read More

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