×

COVID-19

Thur. 8:28 a.m.: U.S. marks 200M COVID-19 shots shared with world

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. today donated its 200 millionth COVID-19 shot to help vaccinate the rest of the world, the White House announced. The Biden administration aims to lead a global vaccination campaign even as it rolls out boosters for domestic use, which critics say diverts doses from ...

Wed. 8:55 a.m.: 1,028 more COVID deaths in Russia as non-workweek considered

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's coronavirus deaths surged to another daily record today as soaring infections prompted the Cabinet to suggest declaring a nonworking week to stem contagion. The government task force reported 1,028 coronavirus deaths over the past 24 hours, the highest number since ...

Wed. 8:37 a.m.: NYC requiring vaccine for cops, firefighters, city workers

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City will require police officers, firefighters and other municipal workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or be placed on unpaid leave, Mayor Bill de Blasio said today, giving an ultimatum to public employees who've refused and ensuring a fight with some of the ...

Tue. 10:29 a.m. US expected to authorize mix-and-match COVID booster shots

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators are expected to authorize the mixing and matching of COVID-19 booster shots this week in an effort to provide flexibility for those seeking to maintain protection against the coronavirus. The upcoming announcement by the Food and Drug Administration is ...

Tue. 9:31 a.m.: New Zealand hits virus high, pushes vaccination as way out

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand counted its most new coronavirus cases of the pandemic today as an outbreak in its largest city grew and officials urged vaccinations as a way out of Auckland's two-month lockdown. Health officials found 94 new local infections, eclipsing the 89 ...

Mon. 8:55 a.m.: Russia’s coronavirus infections exceed 8 million

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's total number of coronavirus infections has topped 8 million, more than 5 percent of the population, and the daily infection toll hit a new record. The national coronavirus task force said today that 34,325 new infections over the past day raised the pandemic-long ...