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People shop at a grocery store enforcing the wearing of masks in Los Angeles on July 23, 2021.(AFP)

As Delta spreads, some travelers double up on COVID-19 vaccine in U.S.

Reuters |
UPDATED ON AUG 16, 2021 04:17 PM IST
  • The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) last week authorized a third vaccine dose for immunocompromised people.
Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this week singled out southwestern Missouri the region that includes Branson as one of several hot-spots for the delta variant.(AP)
Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this week singled out southwestern Missouri the region that includes Branson as one of several hot-spots for the delta variant.(AP)

Delta variant threatens US tourist hub, Missouri’s Ozark Mountains

Bloomberg | | Posted by Shanza Khan, Branson, Us
PUBLISHED ON JUL 10, 2021 08:48 PM IST
Missouri’s delta outbreak has raised alarms nationally as the U.S. races to contain the variant, which is more transmissible than the original strain that ground the world to a halt and killed millions.
Kim said the overall economy had improved in the first half of the year, with the total industrial output growing 25% from a year before, KCNA said.(KCNA via REUTERS)
Kim said the overall economy had improved in the first half of the year, with the total industrial output growing 25% from a year before, KCNA said.(KCNA via REUTERS)

N. Korea's Kim says food situation 'tense' due to pandemic, typhoons

Reuters | , Seoul
PUBLISHED ON JUN 16, 2021 05:11 AM IST
Kim chaired a plenary meeting of the ruling Workers' Party's central committee on Tuesday to review progress on major policies and craft measures to resolve economic issues, according to the official KCNA news agency.
A vaccination centre wears a deserted look due to shortage of vaccines in New Delhi. (PTI Photo)
A vaccination centre wears a deserted look due to shortage of vaccines in New Delhi. (PTI Photo)

India likely to get large share of US jabs: Envoy

By Yashwant Raj, Hindustan Times, Washington/ New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 05, 2021 03:42 AM IST
  • Of the 25mn doses US promised to partner nations, 19mn will go through Covax and 7mn will go to Asia
A pharmacist holds the anti-parasite drug Ivermectin. The drug has been found to have "weak evidence" in favour of its benefits in coronavirus disease (Covid-19) treatment. (File Photo / REUTERS)
A pharmacist holds the anti-parasite drug Ivermectin. The drug has been found to have "weak evidence" in favour of its benefits in coronavirus disease (Covid-19) treatment. (File Photo / REUTERS)

Goa wants all adults to take Ivermectin. Here's why FDA warned against its use

By Joydeep Bose | Edited by Avik Roy, New Delhi, Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON MAY 11, 2021 12:59 PM IST
Ivermectin is a medication mainly used to treat many types of parasite infections. The FDA found it necessary last year to issue a warning against Ivermectin's use in Covid-19 treatment, as the evidence is not solid enough to come to a conclusion based on small-scale studies.
Pedestrians walk along the Las Vegas Strip in Las Vegas, Nevada as fresh cases fall in US. (Bloomberg)
Pedestrians walk along the Las Vegas Strip in Las Vegas, Nevada as fresh cases fall in US. (Bloomberg)

CDC says that Covid-19 cases in US could see sharp decline by July

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 05, 2021 10:26 PM IST
Researchers warned the findings should not be considered forecasts of the most likely outcomes, yet instead are intended to help with planning and guiding public-health efforts.
A medical worker gives a shot of Chinese Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine to a woman during the vaccination in Podgorica, Montenegro. (AP Photo)
A medical worker gives a shot of Chinese Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine to a woman during the vaccination in Podgorica, Montenegro. (AP Photo)

Citizens in several nations keen to get shots but govts fail to cater to demands

By Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 05, 2021 05:59 PM IST
  • A study carried out by American polling company Gallup showed that in countries where people shunned vaccine skepticism and wanted to get vaccinated, governments in those nations have achieved limited success in their inoculation drives.
The Biden administration announced restrictions on travel from India earlier on Friday attributing the move to the “extraordinarily high Covid-19 caseloads and multiple variants circulating in India”. (Melina Mara/The Washington Post via AP, Pool)(AP)
The Biden administration announced restrictions on travel from India earlier on Friday attributing the move to the “extraordinarily high Covid-19 caseloads and multiple variants circulating in India”. (Melina Mara/The Washington Post via AP, Pool)(AP)

US exempts students, journalists from travel restrictions to India

By Yashwant Raj, Washington
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2021 01:25 AM IST
  • A statement from the US state department on Friday said that the exemptions were made by secretary of state Antony Blinken by extending the National Interest Exceptions already in place for travel from Brazil, China, Iran and South Africa.
People sit in the observation area after receiving a dose of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine at the American Museum of Natural History vaccination site in New York, US. (Bloomberg)
People sit in the observation area after receiving a dose of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine at the American Museum of Natural History vaccination site in New York, US. (Bloomberg)

US vaccinates more than 101 million people against Covid-19

Reuters | , Washington
PUBLISHED ON MAY 01, 2021 01:24 PM IST
  • The country has administered 240,159,677 doses of COVID-19 vaccines in the country and distributed 308,774,155 doses.
(The odds of infection are much smaller in outdoor settings, but numerous factors, such as social distancing, vaccination status and duration of face-to-face exposure can play a role in determining the likelihood of transmission.(AFP)
(The odds of infection are much smaller in outdoor settings, but numerous factors, such as social distancing, vaccination status and duration of face-to-face exposure can play a role in determining the likelihood of transmission.(AFP)

Fully vaccinated Americans can go unmasked outdoors, CDC says

Bloomberg |
UPDATED ON APR 27, 2021 10:20 PM IST
  • The new recommendations come with almost 30% of Americans fully inoculated and with increases in the daily Covid-19 caseload starting to slow
A small shopping basket filled with vials labeled "COVID-19 - Coronavirus Vaccine" and medical syringes are placed on a US flag in this illustration photo.(REUTERS)
A small shopping basket filled with vials labeled "COVID-19 - Coronavirus Vaccine" and medical syringes are placed on a US flag in this illustration photo.(REUTERS)

Why has the US recorded the highest number of deaths due to Covid-19?

AFP | , Washington
PUBLISHED ON FEB 23, 2021 09:00 AM IST
  • Why does the world's leading power have the highest death toll and what lessons are American health specialists learning from the past year?
In this file photo taken on December 29, 2020 after administering him with oxygen, County of Los Angeles paramedics load a potential Covid-19 patient in the ambulance before transporting him to a hospital in Hawthorne, California as a family walks by. The US toll is by far the highest reported in the world, accounting for 20 percent of the nearly 2.5 million coronavirus deaths globally. (AFP)
In this file photo taken on December 29, 2020 after administering him with oxygen, County of Los Angeles paramedics load a potential Covid-19 patient in the ambulance before transporting him to a hospital in Hawthorne, California as a family walks by. The US toll is by far the highest reported in the world, accounting for 20 percent of the nearly 2.5 million coronavirus deaths globally. (AFP)

US Covid-19 deaths cross 500,000-mark, matching the toll of 3 wars

AP | , Washington
PUBLISHED ON FEB 23, 2021 05:40 AM IST
  • President Joe Biden held a sunset moment of silence and a candle-lighting ceremony at the White House and ordered American flags lowered at federal buildings for the next five days.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, listens as President Joe Biden speaks during a visit at the Viral Pathogenesis Laboratory at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in this file picture. (AP Photo)
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, listens as President Joe Biden speaks during a visit at the Viral Pathogenesis Laboratory at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in this file picture. (AP Photo)

Anthony Fauci says Americans may have to wear masks even in 2022

ANI | , Washington
PUBLISHED ON FEB 22, 2021 06:54 AM IST
The comments from Fauci come as the United States continues to remain the worst affected due to Covid-19.
Nurses picket Friday, Feb. 12, 2021 in Faribault, Minn., during a healthcare worker protest of a shortage on protective masks.(AP Photo)
Nurses picket Friday, Feb. 12, 2021 in Faribault, Minn., during a healthcare worker protest of a shortage on protective masks.(AP Photo)

Hospitals still ration medical N95 masks as stockpiles swell: Report

AP |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 17, 2021 05:44 AM IST
  • An AP investigation found a logistical breakdown at the heart of the perceived mask shortage, rooted in federal failures to coordinate supply chains and provide hospitals with clear rules about how to manage their medical equipment.
NY Governor Andrew Cuomo has pushed back against requests to open up vaccines to even more groups of people.(AP)
NY Governor Andrew Cuomo has pushed back against requests to open up vaccines to even more groups of people.(AP)

NY Governor Andrew Cuomo’s aide says data on Covid death was withheld

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 12, 2021 09:06 PM IST
  • State Attorney General Letitia James has also accused the Cuomo administration of undercounting Covid-19 deaths in nursing homes by as much as 50%, and of obscuring data available to assess the risk to patients.
Biden has pledged to provide 100 million Covid vaccine shots in his first 100 days in office and he said the administration was increasing its overall weekly vaccine supply to states and territories.(Bloomberg)
Biden has pledged to provide 100 million Covid vaccine shots in his first 100 days in office and he said the administration was increasing its overall weekly vaccine supply to states and territories.(Bloomberg)

Biden says US will have enough Covid vaccines for entire population

AFP | , Washington
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 04:29 AM IST
  • The latest purchase would take the total number of Covid-19 doses ordered by the government to 600 million.
US President Joe Biden speaks about the Covid-19 response before signing executive orders for economic relief to Covid-hit families and businesses in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington.(AFP)
US President Joe Biden speaks about the Covid-19 response before signing executive orders for economic relief to Covid-hit families and businesses in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington.(AFP)

Biden warns Covid-19 toll can cross 600,000, urges Congress to pass rescue plan

AFP | , Washington
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 05:13 AM IST
  • Biden added that he was looking forward to working with both parties in Congress to "move quickly" on getting people help through his rescue plan.
California health officials on Friday confirmed a second suspected US case of the new coronavirus transmitted to a person who did not travel overseas.(Reuters image)
California health officials on Friday confirmed a second suspected US case of the new coronavirus transmitted to a person who did not travel overseas.(Reuters image)

California confirms second US coronavirus case of unknown origin

Los Angeles | By Agence France-Presse
PUBLISHED ON FEB 29, 2020 07:56 AM IST
The patient in the second case of community spread of COVID-19, as the virus is called, is an adult woman with chronic health issues.
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