US Covid

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

'Soul-crushing': US COVID-19 deaths are topping 1,900 a day amid Biden's bet on rapid tests

The increasingly lethal turn has filled hospitals, complicated the start of the school year, delayed the return to offices and demoralized health care workers.

published on : 22nd September 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

COVID-19 hospitalisations, deaths in US likely to spike in next 4 weeks: CDC warns 

Across the country, states are struggling to fend off the Delta variant -- the most contagious strain of coronavirus yet.

published on : 12th 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

Half of US population is fully vaccinated against COVID-19: White House

Cities including New York and Los Angeles are imposing new restrictions, such as demanding proof of vaccination for entering indoor venues including restaurants and gyms.

published on : 7th August 2021

Eager to continue partnership with India in fight against COVID: White House

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said that US is eager to get vaccines and continue assistance to the people of India and want to continue to be a part of the arsenal of solving the pandemic.

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

Broadway to require vaccinations, masks for audience members

Company members who are not vaccinated, including those under the age of 12, must continue to wear masks, practice physical distancing when possible and undergo testing at least twice a week.

published on : 1st August 2021

With surge in COVID-19 cases, US to keep international travel restrictions for now

It was the latest sign that the White House is having to recalibrate its thinking around the coronavirus pandemic as the more infectious variant surges across the US.

published on : 27th July 2021

Dr. Fauci says US headed in 'wrong direction' on coronavirus

Dr. Anthony Fauci noted that some local jurisdictions where infection rates are surging are already calling on individuals to wear masks in indoor public spaces regardless of vaccination status.

published on : 26th July 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
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