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

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

U.S. to hit goal of administering 100M COVID-19 vaccine doses on Friday, Biden says

With the U.S. closing in on President Joe Biden‘s goal of injecting 100 million COVID-19 vaccinations weeks ahead of his target date, the White House announced on Thursday the nation … Read More

Trump urges supporters to get coronavirus vaccine, but adds ‘we have our freedoms’

Former U.S. president Donald Trump on Tuesday publicly urged his supporters to get vaccinated against COVID-19 — even those who “don’t want to get it.” Yet in the same phone … 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

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

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

The grief of a nation: U.S. coronavirus deaths surpass 500K

For weeks after Cindy Pollock began planting tiny flags across her yard — one for each of the more than 1,800 Idahoans killed by COVID-19 — the toll was mostly … Read More

7-day average of new COVID-19 cases in U.S. drops below 100K for 1st time since November

Average daily new coronavirus cases in the United States dipped below 100,000 in recent days for the first time in months, but experts cautioned Sunday that infections remain high and … Read More

California now has more COVID-19 deaths than any U.S. state, surpassing New York

California surpassed New York on Tuesday as the U.S. state with the most coronavirus deaths, a grim reminder of the pandemic’s toll even as the vaccine rollout and a sharp … Read More

Wisconsin pharmacist to plead guilty to intentionally spoiling coronavirus vaccine

A Wisconsin pharmacist has agreed to plead guilty to purposely trying to spoil hundreds of doses of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine in a bid to render them ineffective, the U.S. Justice … Read More

U.S. sees drop in coronavirus cases, deaths as race against new strains amps up

Coronavirus deaths and cases per day in the U.S. dropped markedly over the past couple of weeks but are still running at alarmingly high levels, and the effort to snuff … Read More

Over 150 National Guard at Biden’s inauguration in Washington test positive for COVID-19

Between 150 and 200 National Guard deployed to Washington, D.C., to provide security for President Joe Biden‘s inauguration have tested positive for the coronavirus, a U.S. official said on Friday. The U.S. government imposed unprecedented security measures … 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

‘Shameful’: U.S. coronavirus deaths surpass 400K as Trump leaves office

As President Donald Trump entered the final year of his term last January, the U.S. recorded its first confirmed case of COVID-19. Not to worry, Trump insisted, his administration had … Read More

Here’s a look at Biden’s $1.9T coronavirus stimulus, vaccine plan

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden is proposing a US$1.9 trillion plan to expand coronavirus vaccinations, help individuals and jump-start the economy. The plan, which would require congressional approval, is packed with … Read More

New York, Florida to punish hospitals not dispensing coronavirus vaccines quickly enough

More than two-thirds of the 15 million coronavirus vaccines shipped within the United States have so far gone unused, U.S. health officials said on Monday, as the governors of New … 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

Wisconsin health worker fired after ‘intentionally’ spoiling COVID-19 vaccine doses

A Wisconsin health-care worker has been fired after admitting they intentionally removed dozens of vials of Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine from a pharmacy refrigerator, forcing more than 500 doses to be … Read More

Incoming U.S. congressman Luke Letlow dies of coronavirus at 41

Luke Letlow, Louisiana’s incoming Republican member of the U.S. House, died Tuesday night from complications related to COVID-19 only days before being sworn into office. He was 41. Letlow spokesman … Read More

1st known U.S. case of U.K. coronavirus variant detected in Colorado

Colorado has discovered a case of a highly infectious coronavirus variant first detected in the United Kingdom, Colorado Governor Jared Polis said on Tuesday, the first known case in the United States. … Read More

Over 1 million Americans receive coronavirus vaccine as millions more doses sit on ice

Millions of COVID-19 vaccines are sitting unused in U.S. hospitals and elsewhere a week into the massive inoculation campaign, putting the government’s target for 20 million vaccinations this month in … 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. mulls restrictions for U.K. travellers amid new coronavirus strain: reports

The U.S. government is considering requiring that all passengers traveling from the United Kingdom receive a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of departure as a condition of entry, airline … Read More

U.S. House passes long-awaited $900B coronavirus relief package

The House easily passed a $900 billion pandemic relief package Monday night that would finally deliver long-sought cash to businesses and individuals and resources to vaccinate a nation confronting a … Read More

U.S. Congress passes long-awaited $900B coronavirus relief package

The U.S. Congress passed a $900 billion pandemic relief package Monday night that would finally deliver long-sought cash to businesses and individuals and resources to vaccinate a nation confronting a … 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

As coronavirus vaccines roll out across U.S., Trump stays out of the spotlight

U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration helped deliver vaccinations against the coronavirus earlier than even some in his administration thought possible, but the president has been largely absent from the effort … 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

U.S. coronavirus deaths top 300,000 as mass vaccination effort begins

The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus topped 300,000 Monday just as the country began dispensing COVID-19 shots in a monumental campaign to conquer the outbreak. The number of dead rivals the … Read More

Trucks carrying 1st coronavirus vaccines in U.S. officially depart from Michigan plant

The first trucks carrying a COVID-19 vaccine for widespread use in the United States pulled out of a Michigan manufacturing facility Sunday, with the shots that are critical to stopping the … Read More

Trucks carrying 1st coronavirus vaccines in U.S. prepare to depart

The first trucks carrying a COVID-19 vaccine for widespread use in the United States were set to pull out of a Michigan manufacturing plant Sunday, with the shots that are … Read More

U.S. FDA approves Pfizer coronavirus vaccine, with shipments to be sent next week

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration beat its own timeline and gave the green light to the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine late Friday, according to multiple reports, with shipments expected to … Read More

U.S. could see more coronavirus deaths per day than 9/11 for months, CDC chief warns

The United States could see more people die from the novel coronavirus per day than in the September 11 terrorist attacks for the next two to three months, a top … Read More

U.S. could see more coronavirus deaths per day than 9/11, CDC director warns

The United States could see more people die from the novel coronavirus per day than in the September 11 terrorist attacks for the next two to three months, a top … Read More

U.S. faces final step in race to give Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine the green light

Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine faces one final hurdle as it races to become the first shot greenlighted in the U.S.: a panel of experts who will scrutinize the company’s data for … Read More

Coronavirus restrictions in U.S. spark escalating protests, threats against officials

Arguments over mask requirements and other restrictions have turned ugly in recent days as the deadly coronavirus surge across the U.S. engulfs small and medium-size cities that once seemed safely … Read More

U.S. reports over 3,000 new coronavirus deaths for 1st time as vaccine approval looms

The United States on Wednesday crossed an ominous new threshold of 3,000 lives lost to COVID-19 in a single day while public health officials stepped up preparations for a vaccine … Read More

Trump set to sign ‘America First’ executive order for U.S. coronavirus vaccines: reports

U.S. President Donald Trump will sign an executive order on Tuesday to ensure that priority access for COVID-19 vaccines procured by the U.S. government is given to the American people before assisting … 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

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

Coronavirus: U.S. Supreme Court rules against New York limits on houses of worship

The U.S. Supreme Court late on Wednesday backed Christian and Jewish houses of worship challenging New York state’s latest restrictions in novel coronavirus hot spots. The court on a 5-4 … Read More

Coronavirus: U.S. Supreme Court rules against New York limits on religious services

The U.S. Supreme Court late on Wednesday backed Christian and Jewish houses of worship challenging New York state’s latest restrictions in novel coronavirus hot spots. The court on a 5-4 … Read More

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