With second doses incoming and millions more to soon be immunized, many wonder if it’s safe to celebrate their Covid shot with a booze shot.
The rate of daily Covid infections is declining in 30 states and the District of Columbia and 1 in 3 Americans are now fully vaccinated.
Health ministry data released Friday showed there were 414,188 new cases over a 24-hour period, where at least 3,915 people succumbed to the disease.
India’s Supreme Court ordered the central government to present a comprehensive plan by Thursday outlining steps to meet medical oxygen requirements for Delhi.
Dale Fisher, chair of the WHO Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network, says he’s confident in the way Singapore is managing its coronavirus outbreaks.
So far, at least 222,408 people have died from the disease, but that number is likely lower than the actual death toll.
Asked if she had a message for global leaders today, UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore said: “Well, help us now.”
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.