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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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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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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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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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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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Amid fears, pushback and chagrin, LA County readies for coronavirus mask mandate’s sequel

Los Angeles County heads into the weekend on a sad, alarmingly familiar note: Like clockwork, two weeks after a holiday, its coronavirus numbers are spiking and safeguards are being rushed into place to combat the spread. The countdown set off an array of emotions on Friday, July 16, with officials and medical experts expressing frustration, squabbling over enforcement but urging diligence from the community. A  renewed mask mandate was set to go into effect at 11:59 p.m.  A revised public healt...
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With nearly 2,000 new cases reported on Friday, LA County readies for coronavirus mask mandate’s sequel

Los Angeles County heads into the weekend on a sad, alarmingly familiar note: Like clockwork, two weeks after a holiday, its coronavirus numbers are spiking and safeguards are being rushed into place to combat the spread. The countdown set off an array of emotions on Friday, July 16, with officials and medical experts expressing frustration, squabbling over enforcement but urging diligence from the community. A  renewed mask mandate was set to go into effect at 11:59 p.m.  A revised public healt...
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1 in 5 cases of COVID-19 are now happening in Florida alone, White House official says

A nurse prepares paperwork with a patient during the Vaccinate at the Plate event at Tropicana Field on June 16, 2021 in St Petersburg, Florida. Julio Aguilar/Getty Images One in five new coronavirus cases are occurring in Florida alone, a White House official said Friday. "Four states accounted for more than 40% of all [COVID-19] cases in the past week, with one in five of all cases occurring in Florida alone," White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator Jeff Zients said during a virtual ...
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1 in 5 cases of COVID-19 in the US are now happening in Florida alone, White House official says

A nurse prepares paperwork with a patient during the Vaccinate at the Plate event at Tropicana Field on June 16, 2021 in St Petersburg, Florida. Julio Aguilar/Getty Images Four states accounted for more than 40% of national COVID-19 cases in the past week. Florida alone has seen more than 23,000 new cases this week. Fortunately, states with the highest case rates are also seeing more people getting vaccinated. See more stories on Insider's business page. One in five new coronavirus cas...
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Biden urges shots for young adults as variant concern grows

By ZEKE MILLER WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government is stepping up efforts to get younger Americans vaccinated for COVID-19 as the White House acknowledges it will miss two key vaccination benchmarks and as concern grows about the spread of a new variant that threatens to set the country back in the months ahead. The delta variant, first identified in India, in the last two weeks has come to represent more than 20% of coronavirus infections in the U.S., the Centers for Disease Control and Preve...
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US will likely miss Biden's July 4 COVID-19 goal of having 70% of adults vaccinated, White House says

Dado Ruvic/Reuters The country will likely miss Biden's goal of having 70% of adults partially vaccinated by July 4. The White House made the announcement on Tuesday. Press secretary Jen Psaki said the goal will likely be achieved a couple weeks after July 4. See more stories on Insider's business page. The United States will probably miss President Joe Biden's goal of getting at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose into the arms of 70% of adults by July 4, the White House said Tue...
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Biden pushes shots for young adults as variant concern grows

By ZEKE MILLER WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government is stepping up efforts to get younger Americans vaccinated for COVID-19 as concerns grow about the spread of a new variant that threatens to set the country back in the months ahead. The push is underway as the delta variant, first identified in India, has come to represent more than 20% of coronavirus infections in the U.S. in the last two weeks, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Tuesday. That’s double what it was when t...
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Biden to send 20 million doses of US-approved vaccines abroad – live

Doses are in addition to the 60m doses of AstraZeneca that Biden had already pledged to send abroad, White House saysSupreme court agrees to consider major rollback of abortion rightsLiz Cheney defiant over Trump as Republican civil war heats upJoe Biden feels political ground shift as Israel-Gaza conflict rages on 6.28pm BST Joe Biden is now delivering remarks on the coronavirus pandemic and vaccination efforts at the White House.The president started his speech by touting his administratio...
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India coronavirus crisis 'demonstrates risk of what can happen' if pandemic isn't controlled, Zients says

White House officials on Friday warned that the current coronavirus crisis in India is an example of what could happen elsewhere should...
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US officials may need 2 weeks or more to determine if Johnson & Johnson's vaccine causes rare blood clots

A pharmacist at the Hartford Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut, fills a syringe with the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. Joseph Prezioso/Getty Images US agencies may need two weeks or more to know if Johnson & Johnson's shot causes rare blood clots. The CDC is shuffling to collect more data, two senior White House health officials told Politico. But medical experts worry that pausing the shot for much longer could increase vaccine hesitancy. See more stories on Insider's busine...
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ICYMI: Your TPM Weekend News Roundup

The Pause The CDC and FDA recommended a pause on distributing Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday while the agencies review the six reported cases of people getting blood clots after receiving the vaccine. Several states ceased distribution immediately after the federal agencies announced their recommendation. Later on Tuesday, White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator Jeff Zients said the Biden administration had obtained “more than enough” supply of the Moderna and Pfizer v...
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Johnson & Johnson pause risks 'feeding' vaccine hesitancy; Zients says 'we have plenty of supply': Live COVID-19 updates

The CDC and FDA are recommending a pause in the use of the one-shot, Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Latest COVID-19 news.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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White House says Johnson & Johnson pause 'will not have a significant impact on our vaccination plan'

The first boxes of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine are loaded into a box for shipment from the McKesson facility in Shepherdsville, Kentucky on March 1, 2021. Timothy Easley/AFP via Getty Images The White House released a statement about the recommended pause of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator Jeff Zients said it won't have a "significant impact." He said that the US has enough Moderna and Pfizer vaccines to provide doses to people. See m...
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The Latest: First US J&J vaccine doses shipping Sunday night

By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Nearly 4 million doses of the newest COVID-19 vaccine will be shipped Sunday night, and will begin to be delivered to states for injections starting on Tuesday. White House COVID-19 coordinator Jeff Zients announced that the entire stockpile of the newly approved single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine will go out immediately. J&J will deliver about 16 million more doses by the end of March and 100 million total by the end of June. Though the new shot is easier...
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White House to roll out Johnson & Johnson vaccine doses next week, pending authorization

The United States expects to roll out three to four million doses of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine next week, pending authorization from the Food and Drug Administration, White House COVID-19 response coordinator Jeff Zients said on Wednesday. A Johnson & Johnson executive on Tuesday had said the company expected to ship nearly 4 million doses of the vaccine once it gained authorization. The additional vaccine will help President Joe Biden’s administration in its goal of ramping up vaccin...
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The Biden administration is building three new COVID-19 vaccination sites in Texas and two in New York to target socially vulnerable communities

President Joe Biden wears a mask to help protect from COVID-19. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images, Jackyenjoyphotography/Getty Images Five new vaccination sites are being built in the US: three in Texas and two in New York. It's part of the Biden administration's plan to vaccinate "socially vulnerable communities." The sites will be capable of administering more than 10,000 shots a day. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The Biden administration announced Wednesday that i...
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Biden administration to send vaccines to pharmacies

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Biden administration will begin providing COVID-19 vaccines to U.S. pharmacies, part of its plan to ramp up vaccinations as new and potentially more serious virus strains are starting to appear, the White House said Tuesday. Coronavirus coordinator Jeff Zients said starting next week some 6,500 pharmacies around the country will receive a total of 1 million doses of vaccine. The number of participating pharmacies, and the allocation ...
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The US has reported its first cases of the more infectious coronavirus variant from South Africa

EMT Travis Carr helps administer COVID-19 tests at Balboa Sports Center in Encino, California. Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images South Carolina officials announced Thursday they had detected two coronavirus cases involving the more infectious variant first found in South Africa. It's the first time this variant has been found in the US. Some evidence suggests existing vaccines may be less effective against the variant. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more storie...
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Covid experts lead taskforce briefing after Biden's declaration 'we're letting science speak again' – live

Biden wants Americans to hear directly from scientific teamWhite House press briefing focuses on the ‘climate crisis’Proud Boys leader was an FBI informantOhio nearly purged 10,000 voters who ended up casting 2020 ballotsSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 6.24pm GMT White House coronavirus response coordinator Jeff Zients says it’s essential that Congress pass Joe Biden’s Covid-19 relief bill to keep the momentum on vaccinations and more testing capacity to contain ...
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How Biden plans to fight the pandemic: 100 million shots, 100 new vaccine centers, and lots more testing and PPE

Joe Biden being sworn in as the 46th president of the United States by Chief Justice John Roberts. Saul Loeb/Pool Photo via AP President Biden issued several coronavirus-related executive orders during his first two days in office. The orders aim to increase mask-wearing, accelerate vaccine distribution, and tighten international travel restrictions. Over 100 days, Biden hopes to give most K-8 schools funding to reopen and administer at least 100 million shots. Visit Business Insider's hom...
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How Biden plans to fight the pandemic: 100 million shots, large-scale vaccination sites, and the reopening of K-8 schools

Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th president of the United States by Chief Justice John Roberts. Saul Loeb/Pool Photo via AP President Joe Biden issued three coronavirus-related executive orders on his first day in office. The orders aim to increase mask wearing, accelerate vaccine distribution, and restore the US relationship with the World Health Organization. In the next 100 days, Biden plans to reopen the majority of K-8 schools and administer 100 million coronavirus shots. Visit Busine...
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Biden Taps Two Close Allies To Lead His Administration’s COVID-19 Response

President-elect Joe Biden has appointed two close allies to head up his incoming administration’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic that has killed almost 275,000 Americans thus far, Politico reported on Thursday. Jeff Zients, a former Obama administration official who serves as a co-chair of Biden’s transition, will be the incoming administration’s COVID-19 coordinator. Vivek Murthy, the former Obama administration surgeon general, will return to that role for Biden’s administration. Accordin...
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