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Most Americans support required vaccinations for school attendance, survey finds

President Biden is slated to announce the plan at the Group of Seven meeting in Britain this week.
  • Jun 11, 2021

Covid-free Auckland, New Zealand, crowned world’s most livable city

The metropolitan area home to around 1.6 million people topped a global livability index released by the Economist Intelligence Unit.
  • Jun 9, 2021

Variant exploding in U.K. accounts for 6 percent of U.S. infections, White House says

Vaccines appear to be highly effective against the version that has quickly spread into the United Kingdom and beyond.
  • Jun 8, 2021

Covid-19 live updates: CDC encourages parents to vaccinate teens

The plea comes after a recent study showed that among adolescents affected by the virus in March and April, nearly one-third required intensive care unit admission.
  • Jun 5, 2021

Covid-19 live updates: CDC director urges teens to get vaccinated

“I strongly encourage parents to get their teens vaccinated, as I did mine,” CDC director Rochelle Walensky said during a Thursday briefing.
  • Jun 3, 2021

Biden declares June a ‘national month of action’ in bid to boost vaccinations

Beijing’s vaccination program got off to a slow start before picking up pace, but questions remain about how much protection Chinese-developed shots offer.
  • Jun 2, 2021

U.K. reports no new covid-19 deaths for first time since March 2020

The U.K. has one of the world’s highest coronavirus vaccination rates, with about 59 percent of its population at least partially vaccinated.
  • Jun 1, 2021

WHO renames coronavirus variants with ‘non-stigmatising’ Greek letters

Governments could be more willing to disclose the existence of a newly detected variant if they’re sure that it won’t be named after their country, WHO officials hope.
  • Jun 1, 2021

Vietnam detects highly contagious new coronavirus variant as infections surge

The new variant is a mix of the coronavirus strains first detected in the United Kingdom and India, the country’s health minister said.
  • May 29, 2021

Researchers clash over call for harder look into pandemic’s origin

Biden’s order to U.S. intelligence agencies has triggered sharp debate among health researchers, with at least one prominent scientist calling the available evidence pointing to a potential lab leak “political.”
  • May 28, 2021