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Biden's move to waive COVID-19 vaccine patents fulfills a 2020 campaign promise to Ady Barkan, a famed activist with the degenerative disease ALS

President Joe Biden and progressive health campaigner Ady Barkan. Jonathan Ernst/Democratic National Convention via Reuters Biden's support for COVID-19 vaccine patent waivers has made good on a campaign promise. In July 2020 he told progressive health campaigner Ady Barkan he would support the move. After a long pause, and significant pressure, Biden and his officials voice support on Wednesday. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden's decision to s...
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LA City Council President Nury Martinez giving ‘serious thought’ to a run for mayor

Los Angeles Council President Nury Martinez is giving “serious thought” to running for mayor in 2022, her political consultant said this week. Roy Behr, the council president’s consultant, said that Martinez “has received some encouragement, and given her commitment to helping the city recover, she’s given that (a run for mayor in 2022) serious thought.” The question of whether Martinez is considering seeking the mayor’s seat is being asked as rumors percolate around Mayor Eric Garcetti stepping...
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10 Things in Politics: Cheney goes down swinging in Trump fight

Good morning! Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics, your weekday look at the biggest stories in DC and beyond. Sign up here to receive this newsletter.Send tips to [email protected] or tweet me at @BrentGriffiths.Here's what we're talking about:Rep. Liz Cheney torched Trump and fellow Republicans who refuse to acknowledge he lostThere's a reason you might be having a hard time finding chicken wings, diapers, or a new carTrump's absence from the Virginia GOP's governor r...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Asia, Post, New York, Congress, California, Washington Post, White House, Virginia, India, US, Trends, European Union, Joe Biden, Nasa


Biden administration supports waiving intellectual property rights for COVID-19 vaccines - a big step in making vaccines more accessible to developing nations

Protesters picket outside Johnson & Johnson Offices during the Global Day Of Action For A People's Vaccine on March 11, 2021 in Cape Town, South Africa. Brenton Geach/Gallo Images via Getty Images The Biden administration will support waiving intellectual property rights for COVID-19 vaccines. US Trade Representative Katherine Tai made the announcement on Wednesday. The aim "is to get as many safe and effective vaccines to as many people as fast as possible," Tai said. See more stories...
Tags: Politics, India, US, Trends, European Union, Joe Biden, Getty Images, Healthcare, Patents, Astrazeneca, WTO, Intellectual Property, Vaccines, Biden, Charles Davis, Johnson Johnson


United States: White House Issues Proclamation Restricting Travel From India - Littler Mendelson

As the COVID-19 crisis in India has worsened in recent weeks, the Biden administration decided to issue a new round of travel restrictions targeting travel from India.
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Media report hints LA Mayor Garcetti is candidate for ambassadorship, possibly to India

LOS ANGELES  >> President Joe Biden is reportedly considering Mayor Eric Garcetti for an ambassadorship, possibly to India. According to the news site Axios, which cited people close to the matter, Garcetti is one of multiple people being considered for the post. “Today’s Axios story is speculative,” Garcetti’s communications director, Alex Comisar, told City News Service. “We aren’t going to engage in speculation. We’re 100% focused on ending the COVID pandemic and passing a justice budget for ...
Tags: Politics, News, California, La, Government, India, Los Angeles, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Community, Biden, Eric Garcetti, Trump, Garcetti, City News Service


Elite award-winners allowed fast-track route into UK

Recipients of certain Nobel prizes, Oscars and Brit awards can bypass existing immigration process under new rulesOscar winners, Nobel prize recipients and Brit award-garlanded overseas musicians are among foreign nationals who will be fast-tracked for UK visas under a tweak to immigration rules announced by the Home Office.The list of qualifying awards is hugely prestigious, meaning anyone who uses the new scheme would almost certainly have succeeded in getting a visa via the existing “global t...
Tags: Politics, UK, India, UK News, World news, Immigration and asylum, Culture, Awards and prizes, Home Office


Biden to speak on new ‘use it or lose it’ vaccine distribution strategy – live

White House reportedly to shift unused doses for other statesFDA likely to authorize Pfizer vaccine for those aged 12 to 15‘It’s a minefield’: the Americans who can’t afford the dentist 6.18pm BST A reporter noted Facebook will issue a decision tomorrow on whether Donald Trump can rejoin the platform, after his account was suspended in response to the January 6 insurrection.Asked whether the White House will change its messaging strategy if Trump is allowed to rejoin Facebook, Jen Psaki offe...
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White House tells states to use or lose their COVID-19 vaccine supply

Philadelphia city employees queue to schedule their second COVID-19 vaccine shot after receiving their first at a FEMA community vaccination center on March 2, 2021. Mark Makela/Getty Images The White House is instituting a "use or lose it" policy for states' COVID-19 vaccine allocations. States with lower demand may have to redistribute their vaccine supply, The Washington Post reports. Average daily vaccine doses have fallen from a peak of 3.5 million in mid-April to around 2.3 milli...
Tags: Post, Politics, Washington Post, White House, India, US, Trends, West, Canada, United States, New York Times, Fema, Vaccination, Philadelphia, States, Biden


United States: United States To Restrict Travel From India Amid Record Numbers Of Coronavirus Infections And Fatalities - Mayer Brown

Earlier today, April 30, 2021, the White House press secretary Jen Psaki announced that the United States will restrict travel from India starting on Tuesday, May 4, in response to the surge of...
Tags: News, White House, India, United States, Mayer Brown, Jen Psaki


U.S. Striving to Help India: White House Officials

Title: U.S. Striving to Help India: White House OfficialsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/3/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/3/2021 12:00:00 AM
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10 Things in Politics: Big problems may await the economy

Good morning! I hope you had a nice weekend. Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics, your weekday look at the biggest stories in DC and beyond. Sign up here to receive this newsletter.Send tips to [email protected] or tweet me at @BrentGriffiths.Here's what we're talking about:America is getting ready for its post pandemic glow-upThese nine chiefs of staff counsel House Republicans' unruliest conspiracy theoristsSpace agencies couldn't stop a simulated asteroid from crashing ...
Tags: Apple, Europe, Utah, Post, Florida, Texas, Supreme Court, California, Senate, White House, Virginia, India, Narendra Modi, US, America, Trends


Coronavirus live news: India offers vaccination to all adults as country nears 20m cases

US to discuss Covid vaccine IP with World Trade Organization; Chinese tourists expected to make 18.3 million railway trips on labor day; all adults in India eligible for vaccinesHow Covid pass is helping Denmark open upNew Zealand fires nine border workers who refused Covid vaccineRisk of pubs running dry as drinkers wrap up for outdoor pintUK to send 1,000 more ventilators to India to help with Covid crisisSee all our coronavirus coverage 5.08am BST The White House says the US trade represe...
Tags: White House, India, US, World news, World Trade Organization, Denmark, Cbs, Jake Sullivan, Johns Hopkins University, Ron Klain, Klain, Coronavirus, COVID, Katherine Tai


The Latest: Colo. governor extends statewide mask mandate

By The Associated Press DENVER — Colorado’s governor has extended a statewide mask mandate for another 30 days, but loosened face covering requirements for groups who are vaccinated against COVID-19. Under Gov. Jared Polis’ new executive order, people gathering inside in groups of 10 or more are no longer required to wear masks if at least 80% of the group is vaccinated. The order states people must show proof of vaccination, but his statement did not elaborate on what proof is considered accept...
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The Latest: US to talk to WTO on wider vaccine distribution

By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — The White House says the U.S. trade representative will begin talks with the World Trade Organization on ways to overcome intellectual property issues that are keeping critically needed COVID-19 vaccines from being more widely distributed. The White House has been under intense pressure to join an effort to help waive patent rules for the vaccines so that poorer countries can begin to make their own generic versions. White House chief of staff Ron Klain said ...
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The Latest: UK increases aid to India’s health care system

By The Associated Press LONDON — Britain rushed to increase aid for India’s teetering health care system on Sunday, promising more ventilators and expert advice as doctors grapple with a surge in coronavirus infections that is killing thousands of people a day. The U.K. government said it will send an additional 1,000 ventilators to India. In addition, England’s National Health Service, which has battled one of the worst COVID-19 outbreaks in Europe, is creating an advisory group to share its ex...
Tags: Europe, UK, England, London, Cdc, Washington, White House, China, India, Uncategorized, Narendra Modi, Sport, Joe Biden, Iran, Ap, Cnn


Former FDA commissioner said he's 'not sure' about Biden's India travel ban because COVID-19 variants are already in the US

A COVID-19 patient gets admitted to a government hospital in Kolkata, India, on April 22, 2021. India reported 314,835 new coronavirus infections on Thursday. Indranil Aditya/NurPhoto via Getty Images Former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said he was "not sure" about Biden's India travel ban. Gottlieb said he didn't think the ban, slated to begin Tuesday, would be effective because variants are already spreading in the US. India is dealing with an ongoing surge of COVID-19 that ha...
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More perilous phase ahead for Biden after his first 100 days

By JONATHAN LEMIRE, JOSH BOAK and ZEKE MILLER | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Joe Biden’s presidency is entering a new and more perilous phase where he is almost certain to face stiffer Republican opposition and also have difficulty keeping Democrats united as he pushes for $4 trillion in additional spending on programs that have echoes of the New Deal and the Great Society. Past the 100-day mark, with positive approval ratings and a far-reaching, nearly $2 trillion COVID-19 relief bill to show ...
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President Biden Bans Travel from India Due to Covid-19 Surge

As they discussed the decision this week, top health officials warned the White House about uncertainty over how vaccines might respond...
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Biden to restrict travel from India to US due to rise in Covid-19 cases

India’s healthcare system has been overwhelmed by the latest surge, with 386,452 new cases – which may be an undercountThe US will restrict travel from India starting next week, the White House said Friday, citing a devastating rise in Covid-19 cases in the country and the emergence of potentially dangerous variants of the coronavirus.The limits, which take effect from 4 May, with bar most non-US citizens arriving from India from entering the United States. Continue reading...
Tags: White House, India, US, US news, United States, US politics, South and Central Asia, Biden, Biden Administration, Coronavirus, COVID


How a 26-year-old Harvard graduate and nonprofit cofounder spends his day

Saad Amer. Courtesy of Saad Amer Saad Amer, 26, is the cofounder of the nonprofit Plus1Vote. The nonprofit seeks to help people vote in elections. He is also a fellow at Yale and works with the United Nations. See more stories on Insider's business page. No two days are the same for Saad Amer, the 26-year-old cofounder of Plus1Vote. Some days he's creating Instagram filters to educate people on the climate crisis; the next, he's helping send a million text messages to get yo...
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Biden is banning most travel from India to the US, but once said such restrictions would not stop COVID-19

US President Joe Biden speaks to the press after disembarking from Airforce One after arriving in Wilmington, Delaware on March 26, 2021. OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images The Biden administration is banning most travel from India amid its escalating COVID-19 outbreak. Biden has gone back and forth on the issue of travel bans. Last year, Biden said that banning all travel from any part of the world would not stop COVID-19. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Biden ad...
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Biden administration expected to ban most travel from India to US to limit COVID-19 spread

President Joe Biden AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File Biden is expected to announce new travel restrictions from India to the US starting May 4. The administration will bar most non-US citizens from entering the country, Reuters reports. India has reported more than 300,000 new COVID-19 cases daily for nine days in a row. See more stories on Insider's business page. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden is expected to impose new travel restrictions on India starting Tuesday in light...
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US to restrict travel from India amid COVID outbreak

By Kaitlan Collins | CNN The Biden administration will restrict travel from India starting on Tuesday, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Friday. “On the advice of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Administration will restrict travel from India starting immediately,” she said in a statement. “The policy will be implemented in light of extraordinarily high COVID-19 caseloads and multiple variants circulating in the India.” The administration will issue a 212(f) order res...
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US to Restrict Travel From India Over COVID Starting Tuesday

The U.S. will restrict travel from India starting on May 4, the White House says, citing a devastating rise in COVID-19 cases in the country and the emergency of potentially dangerous variants of the coronavirus.
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Biden administration to restrict travel from India starting Tuesday

The Biden administration will restrict travel from India starting on Tuesday, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Friday.
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White House: on Advice of CDC, US to Restrict Travel From India Starting May 4 Due to COVID-19 Surge

White House: On advice of CDC, US to restrict travel from India starting May 4 due to COVID-19 surge.
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U.S. to restrict travel from India effective May 4 amid massive Covid surge

The Biden administration will restrict travel from India as that country grapples with a surge in coronavirus cases, White House press...
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First lady Jill Biden confirms the highly-anticipated White House cat is 'waiting in the wings'

Socks, the Clintons' cat, peers over the podium in the White House briefing room Saturday March 19, 1994. A White House groundskeeper was walking Socks when he stopped and lifted Socks to the podium. Marcy Nighswander/AP The White House cat is finally coming, First Lady Jill Biden confirmed on NBC's "Today Show." "She's waiting in the wings," the First Lady said of the yet-to-be-identified feline. The cat will join the Bidens' two German shepherds, Champ and Major, in the ...
Tags: Politics, News, Nbc, White House, Pets, India, Nbc News, Trends, Joe Biden, Cat, Cnn, Bill Clinton, Biden, Donald Trump, George W Bush, Buddy


UK’s aid cuts hit vital coronavirus research around world

Leading UK expert says loss of funding certain to damage attempts to tackle virus and variantsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageVital coronavirus research, including a project tracking variants in India, has had its funding reduced by up to 70% under swingeing cuts to the UK overseas aid budget.One of Britain’s leading infectious disease experts said the UK government cuts were certain to damage attempts to tackle the virus and track new variants. Continue reading...
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