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uscoronavirus may14 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its mask guidance for fully vaccinated Americans, allowing them to go mask-free in outdoor and most indoor settings. The guidance, updated on Thursday, however, calls for wearing masks in crowded indoor settings like buses, planes, hospitals, prisons and homeless shelters. Announcing it at a news conference, President Joe Biden said, "If yo

airstrike may14 Israel intensified airstrike of Gaza in response to relentless rocket attacks from the Hamas-led militants in the Palestinian enclave defying calls by the United Nations to end conflict. Amid reports that Israeli forces crossed the Gaza border and launched a ground war, Israeli army clarified that currently there are no IDF ground troops inside the Gaza Strip. CNN reported from inside Gaza that

cybersecurity may13 President Joe Biden signed an Executive Order to improve the nation's cybersecurity and protect federal government networks. President took this action in the wake of recent cybersecurity incidents such as SolarWinds, Microsoft Exchange, and the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack. Ransomware attack on Colonial pipeline last week disrupted fuel supply along the U.S East Coast. Secretary of H

uscoronavirus may13 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has granted final approval to administer BioNTech-Pfizer COVID vaccine for adolescents in the age group of 12 to 15 years. President Joe Biden described this as another giant step in the United States' fight against the pandemic. "I sincerely think the scientists, researchers, and clinical trial participants; they've all made this possible. Because

israelpalestineconflict may13 The Israel-Gaza conflict has escalated to rioting and violent clashes between Jews and Arabs on Israeli streets. The mayor of Lod, Yair Revivo, alleged that Arab-Israeli rioters burned synagogues and vehicles, and destroyed Israeli flags. Israeli police was accused of storming a mosque in Lod during prayers. Militants in Gaza have fired hundreds of rockets into Israel since the fighting erupted

tesla may13 Bitcon price plunged by more than 17 percent after Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that his car company will not accept the cryptocurrency while selling Tesla vehicles, citing environmental concerns. The announcement also negatively impacted Tesla shares. Tesla closed Wednesday's trading at $589.89, down 4.42% or $27.31 on the Nasdaq. Tesla had bought $1.5 billion worth of Bitcoin in February. The next

colonialpipeline may12 Gas stations along the U.S. East Coast, in particular, the parts of the Southeast, are running out of fuel as an after effect of supply cut from Colonial Pipeline that was shut down after a ransomware attack. More than 12 percent of gas stations in North Carolina, 8.6 percent in Virginia, 8 percent in Georgia, and 5.9 percent in South Carolina have run dry of gasoline, according to GasBuddy, an

usvoronavirus may12 President Joe Biden said to ensure that transportation is less of a barrier for those who want to get vaccinated, from May 24 through July 4, Uber and Lyft are going to offer everyone free rides to and from vaccination sites in the United States. "That makes it easy for students who will work with federal pharmacy partners to bring on-campus vaccines sites to dozens of the nation's largest commu

covidvariant may11 The World Health Organization has designated the coronavirus variant that lashes across India as a "variant of global concern." The more serious classification is based on the virus B.1.617 mutation causing easy transmission, more severe illness, reduced neutralization by antibodies or reduced effectiveness of treatment and vaccines.

submarine may11 The Pentagon said its guard vessels thwarted a number of Iranian "fast attack boats" that were approaching guided missile submarine, the USS Georgia, in the Strait of Hormuz. On Monday, 13 "fast boats" with the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy dangerously approached U.S. Navy and Coast Guard vessels that were operating in the Strait of Hormuz. After those ships failed to heed warnings to mo

uscoronavirus may11 The United States reported comparatively lower new coronavirus cases on Monday of 36451, less than the weekly average of 39124. The national total is at 33,515,308 cases now. 367 new deaths were reported in the country on the same day, which is far lower than the 7-day average of 650. With this, the COVID death toll in the U.S. increased to 596,179. 52 deaths were reported from Florida, while M

colonialpipeline may10 The U.S. Department of Transportation declared a regional emergency waiver on transportation of fuel in 18 states after the Colonial Pipeline was hit by a ransomware cyber-attack. The Colonial Pipeline, which carries 2.5 million barrels of diesel, gasoline and jet fuel daily, or 45 percent of the East Coast's supply, was completely shut down as a result the of ransomware attack.

uscoronavirus may10 22391 new coronavirus cases were reported in the United States on Sunday, taking the national total to 333,476,781. This is far lower than the 7-day average of 41057. 246 new deaths were reported in the country on the same day, which is just one third of the weekly average of 667. With this, the COVID death toll in the U.S. increased to 595,812. As usual, the lower COVID metrics at the weekend a

vaccination may07 A new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC, has projected a sharp decline in coronavirus cases in the United States by July, and an even faster decline if more people get vaccinated sooner. The promising news appears in an article that CDC published in its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report that provides some insights using data and evidence to show various scenari

uscoronavirus may07 47325 new coronavirus cases were reported in the United States on Thursday, taking the national total to 33,369,192. The weekly average of daily infection is 45081. 818 new deaths were reported on the same day. With this, the COVID death toll in the U.S. increased to 594,006, according to the latest data from Johns Hopkins University. The 7-day average of COVID deaths is 693. 122 deaths were rep

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