US COVID cases

Colleges go back to drawing board — again — to fight COVID

The threat of the omicron variant comes as a gut punch to schools that were hoping to relax safety measures this spring.

published on : 16th December 2021

US: Covid vaccines likely to be available early November for children aged 5 to 11, says Fauci

An advisory panel to the FDA will consider Pfizer's application for those ages 5 to 11 on Tuesday. Children 12 and up have been eligible for vaccination since May.

published on : 25th October 2021

Merck asks US FDA to authorize promising anti-COVID pill

An antiviral pill that people could take at home to reduce their symptoms and speed recovery could prove groundbreaking, easing the crushing caseload on U.S. hospitals.

published on : 11th October 2021

EU set to recommend reinstating restrictions on US travellers

The European Council updates the list based on criteria relating to coronavirus infection levels. It gets reviewed every two weeks.

published on : 30th August 2021

US reports 100,000 new COVID-19 infections per day on an average

Cases bottomed out in June but took about six weeks to go back above 100,000, despite a vaccine that has been given to more than 70 per cent of the adult population.

published on : 7th August 2021

US COVID surge: Barack Obama curtails 60th birthday bash after delta variant concerns

Published reports had said hundreds of celebrities, politicos and others were expected at Obama's sprawling house.

published on : 4th August 2021

US COVID surge: New York to require proof of jab for indoor dining, entertainment facilities

The new policy, announced by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, will be phased in over the coming weeks.

published on : 3rd August 2021

US: Mask mandate reinstated in San Francisco Bay Area amid surge in COVID-19 cases

The order applies to everyone, regardless of vaccination status and starts on August 3.

published on : 3rd August 2021

More 'pain and suffering' ahead for US, says Dr Fauci as COVID-19 cases continue to rise

While this week US saw a surge in Americans getting the shot, as covid-19 cases rise driven largely by the more infectious delta variant, still only about 60% of Americans are fully vaccinated.

published on : 1st August 2021

Dramatic drop in COVID-19 deaths but US must stay vigilant about Delta variant: Joe Biden

Stressing the need for people to get vaccinated, he said "virtually all" of the Covid deaths and hospitalisations in the country are among the unvaccinated.

published on : 21st July 2021

Rise of COVID cases among unvaccinated population concerning: US Surgeon General Dr Vivek Murthy

The Indian-American doctor said the vaccinated people are 'highly protected' and 99.5 per cent of the deaths recorded from the COVID-19 infection are among those who are unvaccinated.

published on : 18th July 2021

Dispiriting setback: COVID deaths, cases rise again globally

The World Health Organization reported Wednesday that deaths climbed last week after nine straight weeks of decline.

published on : 15th July 2021

'A summer of freedom': COVID vaccines give new meaning to US Independence Day celebrations

The planned celebration will be the largest event of Biden's presidency and is designed to demonstrate the nation's victory over the virus as COVID-19 cases and deaths drop.

published on : 16th June 2021

Taming COVID-19: US virus deaths hit lowest level in 10 months

Nearly 45% of the nation's adults are fully vaccinated, and over 58% have received at least one dose, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

published on : 12th May 2021

COVID-19 impact: US schools fight to keep students amid fear of dropout surge

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization warned that the pandemic had put 24 million children worldwide at risk of dropping out of school.

published on : 11th May 2021
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