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uscoronavirus mar01 20oct21 The daily cases of coronavirus infection in the United States have come down to the lowest level in three months. This excludes low figures due to reporting delays over the weekends. With 81,238 new cases reported on Tuesday, the total number of Covid infections in the country rose to 45,139,222, as per the latest data from Johns Hopkins University. This is less than one third of this year's peak of 285,058 cases reported on September 13.

hearingaids oct20 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration took an important step towards making hearing aid devices available over the counter at pharmacies and other regular retail stores without needing a prescription, a medical exam, or a fitting. A landmark proposal that FDA issued Tuesday also intends to reduce the cost of hearing aid technology for millions of Americans. The agency proposed a rule to establis

collin powell2 101921 President Joe Biden termed the late General Colin Powell "a patriot of unmatched honor and dignity". "Having repeatedly broken racial barriers, blazing a trail for others to follow in Federal Government service, Colin was committed throughout his life to investing in the next generation of leadership," he said in a condolence message on the death of the four-star general. Gen. Powell, who was a

uscoronavirus oct18 Covid-19 metrics in the United States are steadily declining, the latest data shows. A 22 percent drop in infections was recorded in the country in the last two weeks, as per data compiled by New York Times Sunday. The weekly average of new cases has come down to 83,576. This is the lowest since August 1.

billclinton oct18 Former President Bill Clinton has been discharged from a southern California hospital after receiving treatment for a urinary tract infection. Clinton, 75, left the University of California Irvine Medical Center Sunday morning with wife Hillary after receiving treatment there for five days. The former leader headed home to New York after saying bye to doctors and nurses, and giving a thumbs up

europeg20 oct15 President Joe Biden will embark on a five-day tour of Europe at the end of this month to attend two important global summits and to meet with Pope Francis. According to a statement issued by the White House detailing the President's itinerary, Biden and First Lady Jill Biden will visit Vatican City and have an audience with the Pope at the Apostolic Palace on October 29. They will discuss working

uscoronavirus oct15 President Joe Biden announced that nationally, daily cases of coronavirus infection in the United States are down 47 percent, and hospitalizations are down 38 percent over the past six weeks. In the last two weeks, most of the country has improved as well. Case rates are declining in 39 states and hospital rates are declining in 38 states. These set of positive data were provided by the Preside

uscoronavirus oct14 The White House COVID-19 Response Team said that more than 3,500 organizations including healthcare systems, educational institutions, state and local governments, and private businesses have already stepped up to adopt vaccination requirements.

saltinfoods oct14 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued final guidance to food industry for voluntarily reducing sodium in processed, packaged and prepared foods. FDA said the sweeping new guidance is issued in an attempt to reduce the consumption of sodium in Americans' diets, which can help prevent diseases like hypertension and cardiovascular disease. The final guidance, "Voluntary Sodium Reduction

usmexicocanada 1013 The U.S. Government will lift next month a 19-month ban imposed on foreign nationals at its land borders with Canada and Mexico on condition that travelers are fully vaccinated. Tuesday, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas made an announcement to this effect following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other public health experts.

corona oct13 The White House has vowed to continue to work to implement vaccination requirements across the country, including in the states where there are attempts to oppose them. The announcement comes in the wake of moves by Governors of Texas and Florida to scuttle the Biden administration's vaccine mandate. Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Monday had issued an executive order banning any COVID-19 vaccine

greg abbott 101221 Texas Governor Greg Abbott has issued an executive order banning any COVID-19 vaccine mandates in the state. The executive order states that no entity in Texas can compel receipt of a COVID-19 vaccination by any individual, including an employee or consumer, who objects to such vaccination for any reason of personal conscience, based on a religious belief, or for medical reasons, including prior

uscoronavirus oct12 Coronavirus cases and deaths from the pandemic are declining in the United States, latest data shows. A 24 percent fall in infections was recorded in the country in the last two weeks, as per data compiled by New York Times Monday. Weekly average of new cases has come down to 89,526. With 116202 new cases reporting on Sunday, the total number of Covid infections in the country rose to 44,456,93

nobelprize oct11 The 2021 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences has been awarded to three US-based economists who have provided new insights about the labor market and shown what conclusions about cause and effect can be drawn from natural experiments. This year's Laureates are Canadian labor economist David Card, U.S. economist Joshua Angrist and Dutch economist Guido Imbens. Card, 65, is Professor of Economics at Un

uscoronavirus oct11 As Covid-related hospitalizations in the United States rapidly decreasing, the number of people admitted in hospitals in the country with coronavirus infection recorded a sharp fall of 20 percent in a fortnight. 67,851 people are currently hospitalized in the U.S., as per data compiled by New York Times Sunday. Out of them, 17963 patients are admitted in intensive care units. This is in sharp co

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