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vaccinations jan27 The Food and Drug Administration's independent advisory committee unanimously recommended replacing the current original COVID vaccines used in the U.S. for primary shots with new bivalent omicron shots authorized as boosters, reports said. The committee also considered the proposal for annual COVID vaccination, however, didn't vote on it.

covidhospitalizations feb02 23jan23 All Covid-related metrics in the Unite States have shown a downward trend in the past fortnight, signaling an easing of the recent surge at the national level after the holidays. Covid positive cases have decreased by 28 percent in the last two weeks, while deaths from the pandemic fell by 4 percent. There has also been a 17 percent drop in test positivity in the last fortnight.

uscoronavirus janu17 The United States has reported 78 percent increase in Covid deaths in the last two weeks, as per the latest data published by the New York Times. No increase in Covid positive cases was reported during the same period. At the same time, there is a downward trend in all other Covid metrics. There is a 17 percent fall in test positivity in the last fortnight. 13 percent of people who are subjecte

uscoronavirus jan16 The United States has reported a whopping 78 percent increase in Covid deaths in the last two weeks, as per the latest data published by the New York Times. A 4 percent increase in Covid positive cases was reported during the same period. At the the same time, there is a downward trend in all other Covid metrics. There is a 13 percent fall in test positivity in the last fortnight. 13 percent

vaccinationarmedforces jan12 U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has repealed a more-than-a-year-old order making it mandatory that members of the Armed Forces be vaccinated against Covid-19. Austin issued the memorandum on August 24, 2021, at a time of surging in Covid cases in the U.S. Austin also rescinded a memorandum issued on November 30, 2021, pertaining to the vaccination of National Guard and Reserve personnel.

uscoronavirus jan09 The United States has reported 19 percent increase in coronavirus test positivity in the last two weeks. As per the latest data published by the New York Times, 16 percent of people who are subjected to Covid test nationwide are diagnosed with coronavirus infection. This is the highest rate in many months. For most part of this year, test positivity rate has been consistently recorded below 9 p

uscoronavirus jan06 The United States has reported 26 percent increase in coronavirus test positivity in the last two weeks. As per the latest data published by the New York Times, 16 percent of people who are subjected to Covid test nationwide are diagnosed with coronavirus infection. This is the highest rate in many months. For most part of this year, test positivity rate has been consistently recorded below 9 pe

covidforchina jan05 The World Health Organization, or WHO, has criticized China for 'under-representing' the severe nature of the Covid outbreak in that country. The WHO's Technical Advisory Group on Virus Evolution, which met on Wednesday to discuss the pandemic situation in China, urged te government to share more data regarding the out of proportion spread of Covid in the country. "We continue to ask China for m

covid 010323 The United States continue to report higher Covid test positivity rates and an increasing number of hospitalized patients with Covid. The nation has reported a 23 percent increase in coronavirus test positivity in the last two weeks. As per the latest data published by the New York Times, 15 percent of people who are subjected to Covid tests nationwide are diagnosed with coronavirus infection.

uscoronavirus jan2 The latest Omicron variant XBB.1.5 is responsible for more than 40 percent of confirmed Covid cases in the United States, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said in a statement. As per the latest weekly estimate of proportions of circulating variants, 40.5 percent of coronavirus infections in the country has been attributed to XBB.1.5. The second most contagious variant is BQ.1.1,

Chinese drug regulator has approved Merck & Co's Covid-19 antiviral molnupiravir for emergency use amid shortage of drugs following significant increase in Covid-19 cases, reports said. China's National Medical Products Administration or NMPA granted conditional emergency approval for the drug, known...

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