Joe Biden US has ordered enough Pfizer anti-viral pills to treat 10 million Americans

Joe Biden US has ordered enough Pfizer anti-viral pills to treat 10 million Americans

U.S. President Joe Biden said on Tuesday he is encouraged by data released by Pfizer Inc (PFE.N) on its COVID-19 anti-viral medicine and his administration has ordered enough of the pills to treat 10 million Americans. “Getting vaccinated and getting your booster shot remain the most important tools we have to save lives. But if this treatment is indeed authorized — and once the pills are widely available — it will mark a significant step forward in our path out of the pandemic,” Biden said in a statement. Pfizer said…

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A year into vaccine drive, America’s Covid-19 death toll hits 8,00,000

A year into vaccine drive, America’s Covid-19 death toll hits 8,00,000

The US death toll from Covid-19 topped 8,00,000 on Tuesday, a once-unimaginable figure seen as doubly tragic, given that more than 2,00,000 of those lives were lost after the vaccine became available practically for the asking last spring. The number of deaths, as compiled by Johns Hopkins University, is about equal to the population of Atlanta and St. Louis combined, or Minneapolis and Cleveland put together. It is roughly equivalent to how many Americans die each year from heart disease or stroke. The United States has the highest reported toll…

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Ramana Maharshi Handicraft Statues from India makes a huge impact on online shopping in US

Ramana Maharshi Handicraft Statues from India makes a huge impact on online shopping in US

Here is a write up on this Unique Christmas Gift from India, which has created a huge sensation and has become the latest fashion in Online Shopping globally. Its first edition in August was sold out in 48 hours.The Worldwide online sale began on 9th December 2021 on www.Tiruvannamalaihandicrafts.com . This collection is a very limited edition. Tiruvannamalai Handicrafts, from India has announced the much awaited and anticipated worldwide online sale of Sri Ramana Maharshi handicraft statues from today, the 9th December 2021.   The introduction of Ramana Maharshi handicraft  statutes has…

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US Senate Votes To Block Joe Biden Vaccine Mandate

US Senate Votes To Block Joe Biden Vaccine Mandate

The US Senate on Wednesday voted to block President Joe Biden’s vaccine-or-test mandate for large private employers, in a symbolic win for conservatives that will have little tangible effect. The measure passed 52-48 with the support of all 50 Republicans in the upper chamber and two centrist Democrats, but is not expected to fare well in the House of Representatives, where it may only have support from the right. Under Biden’s plan, all companies with more than 100 workers will have to require their employees to be immunized or undergo…

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Omicron Not More Severe Than Delta Variant Of Covid: Top US Scientist

Omicron Not More Severe Than Delta Variant Of Covid: Top US Scientist

Top US scientist Anthony Fauci said Tuesday early indications suggested the Covid-19 Omicron variant was not worse than prior strains, and was possibly milder, while cautioning it would take weeks to judge its severity. Speaking to AFP, President Joe Biden’s chief medical advisor broke down the knowns and unknowns about Omicron into three major areas: transmissibility, how well it evades immunity from prior infection and vaccines, and severity of illness. The new variant is “clearly highly transmissible,” very likely more so than Delta, the current dominant global strain, Fauci said….

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U.S. Detects the Omicron COVID-19 variant in 19 States

U.S. Detects the Omicron COVID-19 variant in 19 States

The fast-spreading omicron variant of the coronavirus has now been reported in 50 countries and 19 states, said Dr. Rochelle Walensky, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She added, “we expect that number to continue to increase.” States that have detected the variant range from Hawaii to Texas to Massachusetts. The reports are part of a new surge in COVID-19 cases in the U.S. that now tops 100,000 cases per day. While officials and researchers are concerned about the transmissibility of the omicron variant, they also…

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US Announces Diplomatic Boycott Of China’s 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics

US Announces Diplomatic Boycott Of China’s 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics

The United States Monday announced a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, a calibrated rebuke of China’s human rights record that stops short of preventing US athletes from competing. The decision comes after Washington spent months wrangling with what position to take on the Games, hosted in February next year by a country it accuses of perpetrating “genocide” against Uyghur Muslims in the northwestern Xinjiang region. There was no immediate reaction from Beijing, but the Chinese foreign ministry had earlier threatened “resolute countermeasures” to any such boycott. The…

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Pope condemns Europe’s mistreatment of migrants and efforts to ‘cancel Christmas’

Pope condemns Europe’s mistreatment of migrants and efforts to ‘cancel Christmas’

Speaking on the Greek island of Lesbos, Pope Francis called the neglect of migrants the “shipwreck of civilisation”. The Pope first visited Lesbos in 2016, when it was a major entry point for people trying to reach Europe. Since then, new flashpoints have emerged and the Pope expressed regret that little had changed. Last month 27 people died when their inflatable dinghy sank in the Channel between France and the UK. The number of people attempting the crossing has been growing, with more than 26,000 people arriving in the UK…

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Contact tracing revs up in some states as Omicron reaches U.S.

Contact tracing revs up in some states as Omicron reaches U.S.

Some of the U.S. cases involve people who hadn’t traveled recently, meaning the variant was likely already circulating domestically in some parts of the country. The arrival of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus in the U.S. has health officials in some communities reviving contact tracing operations in an attempt to slow and better understand its spread as scientists study how contagious it is and whether it can thwart vaccines. In New York City, officials quickly reached out to a man who tested positive for the variant and had attended…

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Six more U.S. states find Omicron cases, Delta still top U.S. coronavirus threat

Six more U.S. states find Omicron cases, Delta still top U.S. coronavirus threat

Six more U.S. states confirmed infections of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 on Friday but the Delta strain likely remains a greater threat as winter sets in and Americans gather for the holidays, experts said. New Jersey, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Pennsylvania and Utah each reported their first cases of the Omicron variant on Friday. Missouri was awaiting CDC confirmation of a case involving a St. Louis resident who had recently traveled within the United States. Scientists are still investigating the impact of the highly contagious Omicron variant, which was first…

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