US Health Secretary Xavier Becerra has urged the WHO to ensure that the next phase of investigation into COVID-19’s origins are more “transparent” and “science-based”, amidst media reports here suggesting growing evidence that the virus could have emerged from a laboratory in China. In a report in March, WHO had said the chances Covid started …
US President Joe Biden and Russia’s Vladimir Putin agreed Tuesday to meet next month in Geneva, a face-to-face encounter the White House hopes will help bring some predictability to a fraught relationship that’s only worsened in the first months of the Democratic administration.
About 0.01 percent of people became infected with Covid-19 between January and April despite being fully vaccinated, a US government study said. The report published by the CDC documented so-called “breakthrough” cases among 101 million people fully vaccinated in the United States.
Philonise Floyd, George Floyd’s younger brother, met with President Joe Biden at the White House on Tuesday and called for “federal laws to protect people of color.”
Covid-19 global developments: US vaccinates half of its adult population, single-dose vaccine soon in India and more
The United States called on Tuesday for international experts to be allowed to evaluate the source of the coronavirus and the “early days of the outbreak” in a second phase of an investigation into the origins of the coronavirus. US intelligence agencies are examining reports that researchers at a Chinese virology laboratory were seriously ill …
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken vowed Tuesday to “rally international support” to aid Gaza following a devastating war there while keeping any assistance out of the hands of its militant Hamas rulers, as he began a regional tour to shore up last week’s cease-fire.
A Kansas woman who alleges consensual sex with a friend in his college dorm room turned into a terrifying assault took matters into her own hands when prosecutors declined to bring rape charges. She called a citizen grand jury, relying on 134-year-old state law. Madison Smith, 22, collected the hundreds of signatures necessary to empanel …
The White House says the United States on Tuesday will reach 50% of American adults fully vaccinated for Covid-19.
President Joe Biden will hold a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin next month in Geneva, a face-to-face meeting between the two leaders that comes amid escalating tensions between the US and Russia in the first months of the Biden administration. The White House confirmed details of the summit on Tuesday.
US immigration reforms: Greg Siskind, immigration attorney, roots for transparency; questions the need for EADs and seeks timely processing
The warning came in a travel advisory issued by the state department as Japan, which has been criticized for its slow inoculation rate, opened its first mass vaccination centers in a push ahead of the Olympics, which were postponed last year due to the pandemic.