Senator Mitt Romney, a Republican from Utah, listens during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing regarding Iran-U.S. relations on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019. Al Drago | Bloomberg | Getty Images WASHINGTON – A group of 10 Republican senators called on President Joe Biden to consider a smaller, alternative
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan holds a press conference to address COVID-19 concerns in Annapolis, MD on November 17. Bill O’Leary | The Washington Post | Getty Images Maryland has reported a case of the new, highly transmissible Covid-19 variant first found in South Africa, marking the third case to be detected in the U.S., Gov.
A healthcare worker holds a vial of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine at a pop-up vaccination site operated by SOMOS Community Care during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in New York, January 29, 2021. Mike Segar | Reuters Moderna has asked the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for permission to fill its Covid-19 vaccine vials with
Marlboro cigarettes, a product of Philip Morris International Daniel Acker | Bloomberg | Getty Images After years of accelerating declines in smoking, tobacco giant Altria said it saw a reversal in the trend as U.S. cigarette volumes were flat industry wide compared with the prior year. However, the company declined to provide a prediction about
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services building in Washington. Caroline Brehman | CQ-Roll Call, Inc. | Getty Images Federal officials at the Department of Health and Human Services raided funds from a little-known agency intended for vaccine research and emergency preparedness, spending millions to move furniture and pay unrelated salaries, according to a
Paramedics work inside an ambulance parked outside the Royal London Hospital in east London on January 21, 2021. DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS | AFP | Getty Images LONDON — The U.K.’s death toll from the coronavirus pandemic has hit 100,000, the grim milestone reached on Tuesday as a recent surge in infections continues to put pressure on
US President Joe Biden delivers remarks before signing a “Made in America” Executive Order in the South Court Auditorium at the White House on January 25, 2021 in Washington, DC. Jim Watson | AFP | Getty Images President Joe Biden said Monday the United States could reach 1.5 million Covid-19 vaccinations per day, topping his
US President Joe Biden signs executive orders for economic relief to Covid-hit families and businesses in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, DC, on January 22, 2021. Nicholas Kamm | AFP | Getty Images President Joe Biden will sign a travel ban Monday on most non-U.S. citizens entering the country who
U.S. President Joe Biden speaks about his administration’s plans to respond to the economic crisis during a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) response event in the State Dining Room at the White House in Washington, January 22, 2021. Jonathan Ernst | Reuters President Joe Biden has painted a bleak picture of the nation’s coronavirus outbreak in his
Walgreens Pharmacist Jessica Sahni holds the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine at The New Jewish Home in New York, December 21, 2020. Yuki Iwamura | Reuters Pfizer said it had fully enrolled its Covid-19 vaccine trial in kids ages 12 to 15, a key step before the vaccine could be used in that age group.
Dr. Anthony Fauci arrives for US President Joe Biden address about the Covid-19 response before signing executive orders in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, DC, on January 21, 2021. Mandel Ngan | Reuters New data shows that the Covid-19 vaccines currently on the market may not be as effective in
President-elect Joe Biden has picked Dr. Anthony Fauci to lead a U.S. delegation at the World Health Organization’s annual meetings this week, reversing outgoing President Donald Trump’s plan to withdraw from the international aid group. The new administration plans to work with the WHO on an international Covid response plan as one of Biden’s first
Holy Name Medical Center CEO Michael Maron told CNBC on Tuesday his New Jersey hospital’s Covid vaccination efforts have been hindered by a consistent problem: inconsistent availability. “The biggest challenge we face right now here is supply of the vaccine. We just can’t get it, and we can’t get it on any reliable path. It’s
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo delivers remarks on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at the Riverside Church in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., November 15, 2020. Andrew Kelly | Reuters New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo asked Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla Monday for the ability to buy Covid-19 vaccine doses directly from the company. The request comes
Rochelle Walensky, who has been nominated to serve as director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, speaks after US President-elect Joe Biden announced his team tasked with dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic at The Queen in Wilmington, Delaware on December 8, 2020. Jim Watson | AFP | Getty Images President-elect Joe Biden‘s top
Several Democratic governors are criticizing the Trump administration for apparently misleading public health officials about holding a stockpile of Covid-19 vaccines in reserve. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said on Tuesday that the government would begin releasing doses of vaccine that were being held in “physical reserve” to ensure enough supply for second
President-elect Joe Biden plans to use FEMA and the National Guard to build coronavirus vaccine clinics across the United States, according to new details of his Covid-19 vaccination plan released by his transition team on Friday. The Biden administration will also “quickly jumpstart” efforts to make the vaccines available at local pharmacies across the U.S.,
Moderna plans to test a booster shot of its Covid-19 vaccine a year after the initial two-dose immunization as the duration of protection from the brand new vaccines is still unclear. The biotech company plans to start the trial in July, according to a corporate presentation this week. Its clinical trial sites have already started
Moderna CEO Stephane Bancel Steven Ferdman | Getty Images The CEO of Covid-19 vaccine maker Moderna warned Wednesday that the coronavirus that has brought world economies to a standstill and overwhelmed hospitals will be around “forever.” Public health officials and infectious disease experts have said there is a high likelihood that Covid-19 will become an
Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, sits ahead of a Senate Health Education Labor and Pensions Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. Graeme Jennings | Bloomberg | Getty Images A mutated and more infectious coronavirus strain first identified in South Africa is “disturbing” and
Johnson & Johnson Coronavirus vaccine illustration Dado Ruvic | Reuters LONDON — Health care systems around the world are struggling to cope with rising numbers of Covid-19 infections as they race against the clock to vaccinate the vulnerable. The three vaccines currently approved for use by major Western economies all require two separate jabs and given
For the first time since the pandemic started, Israel now says more than a quarter of its most serious Covid-19 cases, where hospitalization is required, are in patients under the age of 60. The Israeli Ministry of Health is placing the blame squarely on a new strain first discovered in the United Kingdom last month.
A patient lies on a stretcher in a hallway near other patients in the overloaded Emergency Room at Providence St. Mary Medical Center amid a surge in COVID-19 patients in Southern California on January 5, 2021 in Apple Valley, California. Mario Tama | Getty Images Nearly 3,000 people in the U.S. are dying every day,
U.S. President-elect Joe Biden speaks as he announces his Justice Department nominees at his transition headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., January 7, 2020. Kevin Lemarque | Reuters President-elect Joe Biden plans to release more doses of the Covid vaccines once he takes office, breaking from the Trump administration’s policy of holding reserve doses to ensure
Medical staff examine a patient suffering from coronavirus in the COVID-19 intensive care unit (ICU) at United Memorial Medical Center on November 16, 2020 in Houston, Texas. Go Nakamura | Getty Images Texas public health officials announced on Thursday that they have identified the state’s first case of a new, more contagious variant of the
An airline employee walks past empty American Airlines check-in terminals at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Arlington, Virginia, on May 12, 2020. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds | Getty Images Airlines are moving flight crews to hotels outside of central Washington D.C. to avoid the protests at the U.S. Capitol, airlines and a major labor union said.
Despite its early success with the rollout of the Covid-19 vaccine, Israel is quickly heading for a third national lockdown as the virus spreads. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and members of his cabinet are blaming it on a faster spreading strain first detected in the United Kingdom last month. Israeli officials confirmed four cases of that
Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson holds a remote press conference to update the nation on the post-Brexit trade agreement, inside 10 Downing Street in central London on December 24, 2020. Paul Grover | AFP | Getty Images British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said England is adopting a national lockdown that he hopes will be tough