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Top advisor says Biden's team 'underestimated' disinformation and political opposition to its pandemic plans

President Joe Biden speaks during his COVID-19 response during a Jan. 13 speech on the White House campus.Andrew Harnik/AP The White House has a mixed record on its management of the pandemic, a report found. One top advisor said the White House underestimated the amount of political opposition they would face. "Everyone had a failure to anticipate delta and omicron, the administration included," another offered. President Biden's top pandemic advisor says the administration didn't an...
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Wear masks that are comfortable and fit well for 'best' protection against Omicron, CDC says

The CDC said that the "best" mask was one that was well-fitting and comfortable.ñaki Berasaluce/Europa Press/Getty Images US mask recommendation "won't change",  Rochelle Walenksy, head of the CDC, has said. Prices for high-quality masks have surged as people try protect themselves against Omicron.  The best mask is one that is well-fitting and comfortable, Walensky said. The best mask for protecting against COVID-19 is one that is comfortable and fits well, the Centers for Disease Contro...
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Sen. Bernie Sanders wants every American to have free N95 masks: 'Not all face masks are created equal'

Sen. Bernie Sanders.Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images "It is an absolute scandal," Sen. Bernie Sanders said about the lack of high-quality masks. Sanders wants to send three free N95 masks to every American. Health experts have long pleaded with federal officials to more forcefully say some masks are better than others. Sen. Bernie Sanders is calling for the federal government to provide every American with a free N95 mask, a renewed push that comes as the Omicron variant is overwhelming hospital ...
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How We Can Learn To Co-Exist With Covid-19 And The Omicron Variant

SACRAMENTO (CNN/CBS13) — It feels like every time we think we are close to being done with Covid-19, nature ups its game with a new variant. This weekend the live part of “Saturday Night Live” was canceled due to rising Covid-19 cases, and it wasn’t alone: All future shows of the iconic “Christmas Spectacular” at New York’s Radio City Music Hall this season have been canceled, on top of postponements or cancellations of NFL, NBA, NHL, and NCAA games. With the new Omicron variant now detected in ...
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Fauci says we won't need a 'variant-specific booster' to fight Omicron

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021.AP Photo/Susan Walsh Fauci says people don't need a "vaccine-specific booster" to fight the Omicron variant of the coronavirus. "Our booster vaccine regimens work again Omicron," he said at a White House briefing Wednesday. Omicron has reached at least 36 states in the US and has affected more than 75 countries...
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Vaccine program for kids will be 'at full strength' next week, White House says

The United States' Covid-19 vaccination program for children ages 5 to 11 will "running at full strength" next week, White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator Jeff Zients said during a virtual White House briefing Monday.
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Covid-19 vaccine program for kids 'will be running at full strength' week of November 8, White House says

The United States' Covid-19 vaccination program for children ages 5 to 11 will "running at full strength" next week, White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator Jeff Zients said during a virtual White House briefing Monday.
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White House Signals Flexibility Over Dec. 8 Vaccine Deadline for Businesses

By David ShepardsonWASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House coronavirus response coordinator Jeff Zients said on Wednesday the Biden administration's...
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Individuals who are fully vaccinated now might not be considered so in the future without a COVID-19 booster shot, CDC says

Booster shots are being offered to some adults in the US who got Pfizer's vaccine, called Comirnaty. Jens Schlueter/Getty Images As booster shots rollout, the definition of fully vaccinated might change, the CDC says. Currently, being fully vaccinated in the US means an individual has both doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or one dose of the J&J vaccine. About 6% of the total US population has so far received a booster dose, according to CDC data. The definition of fully vaccinate...
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US easing virus restrictions for foreign flights to America

By ZEKE MILLER WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. said Monday it will ease airline restrictions this fall on travel to the country for people who have vaccination proof and a negative COVID-19 test, replacing a hodgepodge of rules that had kept out many non-citizens and irritated allies in Europe and beyond where virus cases are far lower. The changes, to take effect in November, will allow families and others who have been separated by the travel restrictions for 18 months to plan for long-awaited reun...
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US to drop travel ban for vaccinated international travelers starting in early November

White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator Jeff Zients announced Monday morning that the new travel policy will go into effect in November.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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US to ease travel restrictions on fully vaccinated foreign visitors

The United States plans to ease travel restrictions on all fully vaccinated foreign visitors starting in November, White House Covid-19 response coordinator Jeff Zients said Monday.
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White House Plans 'New System' for International Travel

By David ShepardsonWASHINGTON (Reuters) -White House coronavirus response coordinator Jeff Zients said on Wednesday the United States is developing...
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White House official doesn't rule out requiring COVID-19 vaccines or tests for domestic flights

Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images A White House official hinted vaccination or testing rules could be needed for domestic air travel. "We're not taking any measures off the table," the COVID-19 response coordinator Jeff Zients said. Zients was answering a question on whether some measures have been ruled out for domestic flights. See more stories on Insider's business page. COVID-19 vaccination or testing mandates could one day be needed for domestic air travel in the United States...
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2 top FDA officials resigned over the Biden administration's booster-shot plan, saying it insisted on the policy before the agency approved it, reports say

President Joe Biden. AP/Manuel Balce Ceneta The FDA announced the resignations of Marion Gruber and Philip Krause on Tuesday. The pair lead the FDA office in charge of approving vaccines. Politico and Endpoints reported that the pair left in frustration over Biden's COVID booster plan. See more stories on Insider's business page. The US Food and Drug Administration announced the resignations of two top vaccine officials on Tuesday, and reports said the two were leaving the agency i...
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The US could record another 100,000 COVID-19 deaths by December if more isn't done to reduce the spread of the virus

Chaplain Kristin Michealsen holds the hand of a deceased COVID-19 patient while talking on the phone with the patient's family member at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in the Mission Hills section of Los Angeles on January 9, 2021. Jae C. Hong/AP Photo A popular forecast model is estimating another 100,000 COVID-19 deaths in the US by December 1. Experts told the Associated Press human behavior can alter the death toll. One expert said wearing masks in public spaces can alone cu...
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How, where, and when to get your COVID-19 booster shot

Jamilette Mota, 17, receives her Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine from nurse Josselyn Solano at a mobile clinic in Los Angeles, on April 20. Al Seib/Los Angeles Times/Getty Images People in the US who got the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine will be eligible for a booster shot eight months after their second dose. J&J vaccine recipients are still waiting for further guidance. Here's how to get a booster once it's time. See more stories on Insider's business page. Americans who got the...
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The WHO Africa chief said rolling out booster shots 'makes a mockery of vaccine equity' as the US plans to offer them to most citizens

Moeti WHO Regional Director for Africa attends a briefing on the Ebola outbreak response in Democratic Republic of the Congo in Geneva on May 28, 2021. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/File Photo Countries that "hoard" vaccines for boosters "make a mockery" of vaccine equity, the WHO Africa chief said. The news comes days after the US announced plans to roll out boosters to most Americans. President Biden has said he disagrees with those saying it is too early for Americans to get third shots. See ...
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The Latest: Australian state sees 478 new virus infections

By The Associated Press SYDNEY — Australia’s most populous state on Monday reported its worst day of the pandemic with 478 new COVID-19 infections and seven deaths. The previous record daily tally in New South Wales was 466 new cases reported on Saturday. Two of the dead had taken a single dose of a two-shot vaccine. The rest were unvaccinated, New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian said. Only 26% of Australians aged 16 and older had been fully vaccinated by Saturday. Australia has one of th...
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The Latest: Texas court blocks 2 counties’ mask mandates

By The Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Supreme Court has blocked mask mandates ordered by two of the nation’s largest counties that defied Republican Gov. Greg Abbott as COVID-19 cases surge and hospitals are stretched thin. Sunday’s order by the state’s highest court — which is entirely comprised of elected Republican justices — halts mask requirements that county leaders in Dallas and San Antonio put in place as new infections soar and students begin returning to school. Texas repor...
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US COVID infections hit a six-month high

By Maria Caspani and Roshan Abraham | Reuters Daily new COVID-19 cases have climbed to a six-month high in the United States, with more than 100,000 infections reported nationwide as the Delta variant ravaged Florida and other states with lower vaccination rates. The seven-day average of new reported cases reached nearly 95,000, a five-fold increase in less than a month, Reuters data through Wednesday showed. Seven U.S. states with among the lowest COVID-19 vaccination rates – Florida, Texas, M...
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COVID: US to expand testing and when does a vaccinated person need to test?

By Virginia Langmaid, CNN (CNN) — Coronavirus testing in the United States is down from where is has been at previous points in the pandemic. However, health officials are working to get those numbers up again. In a discussion on Tuesday hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Dr. Anthony Fauci said there are plans to expand testing capacity in the United States, and that research is ongoing into improving test...
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1 in 3 new COVID-19 cases over the past week were in 2 states - Texas and Florida, White House official says

New cases of COVID-19 in Florida have grown by more than 400% since the start of July 2021. CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP via Getty Images A third of new US COVID-19 cases over the past week were in Texas and Florida, the White House said. The highly infectious Delta variant accounts for more than 80% of new cases in both states. Jeff Zients, a White House official, said getting vaccinated was the best way to stop the spread. See more stories on Insider's business page. A third of all US cases in...
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White House offers states COVID 'surge teams' as delta variant cases climb

White House COVID response coordinator Jeff Zients sent a letter to governors offering federal support as hospitals in some states are at capacity.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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Biden adviser calls for companies to impose COVID-19 vaccine mandates

Biden administration official Jeff Zients called for additional vaccine mandates for employees returning to work in person, citing the...
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At the recent CPAC, attendees celebrated the failure of Biden's goal to vaccinate 70% of adults. Now top Republicans have U-turned, urging people to get their jab.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., listens as the Senate Rules Committee holds a hearing on the "For the People Act," which would expand access to voting and other voting reforms, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, March 24, 2021. Scott J. Applewhite/AP A number of high-profile Republicans are now urging people to get the COVID-19 vaccine Deaths from COVID-19 in the US are largely attributed to the unvaccinated population Alabama Senator Tommy Tuberville has said the jab...
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Coronavirus live news: Taiwan to ease restrictions; vaccinations rising in US states with high cases

Taiwan to ease restrictions next week as cases fall; rising jabs in some states a sign ‘frightening’ cases getting attention of vaccine-hesitant, says White HouseUS in ‘another pivotal moment’ as Delta variant drives surge in Covid casesPfizer vaccine second dose has ‘sweet spot’ after eight weeks, UK scientists sayItaly imposes ‘green pass’ restrictions on unvaccinated peopleSee all our coronavirus coverage 6.29am BST Vaccinations are beginning to rise in some states where Covid cases are s...
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COVID: Three states are seeing about 40% of the country’s new cases

By Madeline Holcombe, CNN (CNN) — While Covid-19 cases in the United States have been rising in almost every state over the past week, a handful have been driving the bulk of the nationwide surge. White House coronavirus response coordinator Jeff Zients told reporters Thursday the country has “fundamentally changed the course of this pandemic” and the threat of serious disease and death now is to the unvaccinated. He said counties with the highest case rates have significantly lower vaccination...
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These 3 states tied to 40% of COVID-19 cases nationwide this week: White House

White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator Jeff Zients said 40% of this week’s coronavirus cases came from the states of Florida, Texas...
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Biden administration targeting rural communities with funding for vaccine education and outreach, beefing up testing

The Biden administration is taking additional steps to stem the spread of Covid-19 with additional resources aimed particularly at helping rural communities slow the spread and vaccinate more people as cases rise nationwide, White House Covid-19 senior adviser Jeff Zients announced Thursday.
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