Biden to unveil 'Buy American' plan to boost US manufacturers

The White House added that America "is stronger, at home and around the world, when it is inclusive", and said "the military is no exception". In other news from Washington , D.C., President Biden has rescinded Trump's order banning federal ... More..

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Newsom cancels California's COVID stay-at-home orders
by | Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Newsom cancels California's COVID stay-at-home orders

Mark Ghaly, the state's health and human services secretary. The Northern California and Greater Sacramento regions are not under lockdown orders. "This is based on the state's four-week projection putting ...More..

CDC to study whether United Kingdom virus could be more deadly
by | Tuesday, January 26, 2021

CDC to study whether United Kingdom virus could be more deadly

And the evidence found is not too strong to fully rely on and as a result more research work is required. In contrast to that uncertainty, Vallance said, there is growing confidence that the variant is more e...More..

Spartan Rapid COVID-19 Test Approved
by | Monday, January 25, 2021

Spartan Rapid COVID-19 Test Approved

Additionally, 84 staff members have contracted the virus and 32 people have died. Since the onset of the pandemic, Canada has reported a total of 746, 920 confirmed coronavirus cases and 19, 070 deaths. About...More..

United Kingdom variant of coronavirus may be more deadly: British PM Johnson
by | Monday, January 25, 2021

United Kingdom variant of coronavirus may be more deadly: British PM Johnson

How strong is the new evidence that the variant kills a greater proportion of people than it infects? He said it appears to be between 30 and 70 per cent more transmissible. Scientists on Wednesday said the Sou...More..

COVID-19 vaccination: Over 16 lakh beneficiaries inoculated
by | Monday, January 25, 2021

COVID-19 vaccination: Over 16 lakh beneficiaries inoculated

According to data released by the ministry, the highest number of 1,84,699 vaccinations in the country has been reported from Karnataka, followed by Andhra Pradesh (1,33,298), Odisha (1,30,007) and Uttar Prades...More..

Douglas County announces more than 200 coronavirus cases
by | Monday, January 25, 2021

Douglas County announces more than 200 coronavirus cases

On Saturday, the health department confirmed 269 new deaths and 10,537 new coronavirus cases. The far northeastern province of Heilongjiang reported another 29 cases, linked partly to an outbreak at a meat pr...More..

COVID-19 outbreak declared at London pizzeria
by | Monday, January 25, 2021

COVID-19 outbreak declared at London pizzeria

It was a second go-around at the tests that told them the exact virus they were up against: UK B.1.1.7 variant. "Given this situation, we are working together in partnership with the residence to implement ad...More..

Ontario reports 2,417 new cases of COVID-19
by | Sunday, January 24, 2021

Ontario reports 2,417 new cases of COVID-19

Percentage of tests each day in Ontario that were positive. These units will be available to Ontario until May 1, 2021, depending on COVID-19 case load and ICU capacity in the province. The weekly incidence r...More..

Emerging evidence suggests new coronavirus variant could be problematic for vaccines
by | Sunday, January 24, 2021

Emerging evidence suggests new coronavirus variant could be problematic for vaccines

According to scientists, the new variant is 50% more infectious than previous ones. The variant was first spotted in South Africa in October and has now been found in more than a dozen countries. Mr Hancock's...More..

Biden signs executive orders to expand food stamps, raise federal pay
by | Sunday, January 24, 2021

Biden signs executive orders to expand food stamps, raise federal pay

The goal for Biden's reversal, according to a fact sheet from his administration, was to start "the work of embedding equity across federal policymaking and rooting out systemic racism and other barriers to...More..

New COVID Variant Arriving in US May Be Deadlier
by | Sunday, January 24, 2021

New COVID Variant Arriving in US May Be Deadlier

The data come from mathematicians comparing death rates in people infected with either the new or the old versions of the virus. Mr Johnson said there could be no easing of the lockdown restrictions in Englan...More..

Severe reaction to Moderna vaccine ‘rare’, Pfizer donates countries shots
by | Sunday, January 24, 2021

Severe reaction to Moderna vaccine ‘rare’, Pfizer donates countries shots

According to an ABC News article , Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said, "I feel extreme confidence in the safety and the efficacy of this vaccine and ...More..

Larry King, iconic radio and TV interviewer, dies aged 87
by | Sunday, January 24, 2021

Larry King, iconic radio and TV interviewer, dies aged 87

At the height of its success the show attracted more than one million viewers every night. "With profound sadness, Ora Media announces the sad death of our co-founder, host and friend Larry King ", said...More..

Oxford/AstraZeneca Vaccine Supply To Be Cut By 60% In The EU
by | Sunday, January 24, 2021

Oxford/AstraZeneca Vaccine Supply To Be Cut By 60% In The EU

AstraZeneca said in a statement that if European Union approval is granted, the "initial volumes will be lower than anticipated", although the start would not be delayed. "What we had in the country was enough ...More..

Eli Lilly's antibody treatment found to help prevent COVID-19, company says
by | Saturday, January 23, 2021

Eli Lilly's antibody treatment found to help prevent COVID-19, company says

Among nursing home residents only, the risk was reduced by up to 80 percent. Lilly will seek an EUA for bamlanivimab in the prevention of COVID-19 in unvaccinated residents of nursing homes that are experienc...More..

EU Commission expresses ‘deep dissatisfaction’ as AstraZaneca announce significant vaccine delay
by | Saturday, January 23, 2021

EU Commission expresses ‘deep dissatisfaction’ as AstraZaneca announce significant vaccine delay

One option would be to delay giving the second dose, Van der Zeijst said, adding that this is something which the European Medicines Agency may outline on Friday, when it is expected to give approval to the As...More..

Health secretary Matt Hancock self-isolating after suspected virus exposure
by | Saturday, January 23, 2021

Health secretary Matt Hancock self-isolating after suspected virus exposure

Health Secretary Matt Hancock said the latest UK-wide figures showed more in hospital with Covid than ever and urged people to follow lockdown rules. From this week, vaccinating the first two groups of over-8...More..

COVID-19 outbreak declared at Port Coquitlam prison
by | Saturday, January 23, 2021

COVID-19 outbreak declared at Port Coquitlam prison

Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix. This is the fifth death this week after four new deaths in the region were reported yesterday . There are now 4,331 active COVID-19 cases across all of B.C., w...More..

World Health Organization agrees to buy up to 40 million vaccine doses from Pfizer
by | Saturday, January 23, 2021

World Health Organization agrees to buy up to 40 million vaccine doses from Pfizer

The global initiative also confirmed that it will exercise an option to receive its first 100 million doses of the AstraZeneca/Oxford University-developed vaccine manufactured by Serum Institute of India (SII),...More..

Pfizer to supply 40 million COVID-19 shots for poor countries
by | Saturday, January 23, 2021

Pfizer to supply 40 million COVID-19 shots for poor countries

The commitment, announced at a virtual press conference held by the Geneva-based World Health Organization, is seen as important because Pfizer and its partner BioNTech last month won the first vaccine emergenc...More..

Johnson says evidence United Kingdom virus strain more deadly
by | Saturday, January 23, 2021

Johnson says evidence United Kingdom virus strain more deadly

The British government's chief scientific adviser Patrick Vallance said that the new variant could be around 30% more deadly, but cautioned that the findings were based on an initial assessment of early data. T...More..

Grundy and Linn County health departments receive shipments of COVID-19 vaccine
by | Saturday, January 23, 2021

Grundy and Linn County health departments receive shipments of COVID-19 vaccine

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that Africa is in danger of being left behind in Covid-19 vaccination as countries from other regions strike bilateral deals, thereby driving up prices. However, t...More..

Evidence UK variant of Covid-19 associated with higher mortality
by | Friday, January 22, 2021

Evidence UK variant of Covid-19 associated with higher mortality

As well as spreading more quickly, there was "some evidence that the new variant. may be associated with a higher degree of mortality ", Johnson said in a press conference on Saturday (NZT). The new variant wa...More..

Hank Aaron Dead at Age 86
by | Friday, January 22, 2021

Hank Aaron Dead at Age 86

Aaron's 715th career home run - belted on April 8, 1974 - broke the record Ruth had set almost 40 years before. But his impact went far beyond the game. Aaron won the World Series in 1957, won the Golden Glove ...More..

California Gives Providers Green Light to Resume Administering Moderna Vaccine
by | Friday, January 22, 2021

California Gives Providers Green Light to Resume Administering Moderna Vaccine

Erica Pan, MD, said the state had temporarily paused the use of one lot of Moderna's vaccine after reports that some employees at a San Diego vaccination center required medical attention after they were vaccin...More..

UK's Johnson says record COVID-19 death figures are appalling
by | Friday, January 22, 2021

UK's Johnson says record COVID-19 death figures are appalling

The government also said that, as of 9am on Thursday, there had been a further 37,892 lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK. Nearly five million people have been given a first dose of a COVID vaccine...More..

South African coronavirus variant may escape antibodies, cause reinfection, say scientists
by | Friday, January 22, 2021

South African coronavirus variant may escape antibodies, cause reinfection, say scientists

Previous infection with the coronavirus may offer less protection against the new variant first identified in South Africa, scientists said yesterday, although they hope that vaccines will still work. "The ...More..

New cases down across state, but deaths up in Fresno-area counties
by | Friday, January 22, 2021

New cases down across state, but deaths up in Fresno-area counties

As of Thursday, 100,638 people have recovered (345 new ), 6,133 South Dakotans have been hospitalized at some point (24 new), 185 people are now hospitalized (down by 10) for transmission-based precautions, an...More..

Back to school for area students on Monday
by | Friday, January 22, 2021

Back to school for area students on Monday

In late December, the government announced that all schools would be closed to in-person learning for the first week of the winter term. Most students are scheduled to return to class on January 25th after an...More..