The Biden administration will restrict travel from India as that country grapples with a surge in coronavirus cases, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said.
More Americans getting vaccinated against Covid is the best way to protect against the virus variant first identified in India, Dr. Scott Gottlieb told CNBC.
At least 3,498 people died over a 24-hour period, but recent reports have suggested that India’s death toll is being underreported.
In Europe, the U.K. is steadily lifting its lockdown and its vaccination rollout continues at pace.
The CDC said fully vaccinated people can meet outdoors in small groups without masks, but it did not define how big those gatherings can be.
The CDC’s guidance now states that “masks may not be necessary when you are outside by yourself away from others, or with people who live in your household.”
“We’re not restricting the UAE due to the level of coronavirus in the UAE,” U.K. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said. “The issue is one of transit.”
In an update to its list of global Travel Advisories, the U.S. State Department downgraded more than 100 countries to its most restrictive Level 4 category.
Dr. Peter Hotez explains how the U.S. could return to a pre-Covid-19 normal by summer.
As of Friday, India has reported more than 4 million cases in April and at least 24,452 people have died.
The European Commission told EU ambassadors on Wednesday that it was considering legal action against AstraZeneca for these delivery issues, four EU officials told CNBC.
The European Medicines Agency said Tuesday the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine has possible links to rare blood clot incidents.
Cases started rising since February and so far this month, India has reported more than 3.1 million new cases and over 18,000 deaths.
A recent surge in coronavirus infections in Chile has sparked concern beyond its borders.
The pause on the use of the J&J Covid vaccine may not slow the overall U.S. vaccine rollout, but could make it tougher for some populations to get a shot.
The rate of daily U.S. vaccine doses reported administered held above 3 million Thursday, and in many states, nearly 50% of residents have gotten inoculations.
The cruise CEOs made their case in this week’s meeting to replace the government’s phased-in approach to sailings from U.S. ports, sources told CNBC.
Since the beginning of April, India has reported more than 1.9 million new cases and over 10,600 deaths, per CNBC’s calculations of health ministry data.
Dr. Ashish Jha explains the impact of temporarily pausing use of the J&J Covid vaccine, and why he thinks it may bolster confidence in Covid vaccines.
Maria Van Kerkhove, the agency’s technical lead for Covid-19, said “we’re in a critical point of the pandemic.”
The coronavirus variant first discovered in South Africa is able to evade some of the protection of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, according to an Israeli study.
The government has allocated only 700,000 J&J shots to states next week, down from 4.9 million the week prior, according to data from the CDC.
On average, 1 in 4 people in high-income countries have received a coronavirus vaccine, compared with just 1 in more than 500 in low-income countries, WHO says.
Many people are hesitant about inoculation due to false information being spread about the vaccines even as coronavirus cases are surging.
Experts have highlighted why it’s in everybody’s interests to make sure adequately supplied inoculation programs are rolled out across the globe.
The investment bank on Tuesday lowered India’s growth forecast for the April-June quarter from 33.4% year-on-year previously, to 31.3%.
Dr. Anthony Fauci warned Monday that Americans should still be vigilant and adhere to public health measures as warmer summer months approach.
Over 150,000 people in Thailand have received the AstraZeneca vaccine and the percentage of people with side effects is “very low,” said Anutin Charnvirakul.