Biden changed his position after millions refused to get the shot even as the infectious Delta variant continued to spread.
The nation has logged more than 40 million confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus, as well as over 649,000 virus-related deaths, data shows.
"This is wrong, this is absolutely wrong," Georgia Department of Public Health commissioner Dr. Kathleen Toomey said, according to The Telegraph.
"It just went one level all the way to 10 in the blink of an eye," Jamie Pafford, of Pafford Emergency Medical Services in Arkansas, told Axios.
"I think this fall is going to be really challenging for schools," former acting CDC Director Richard Besser said in an interview with "Today."
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said he will not impose any lockdown or mask mandates even though coronavirus cases in the Lone Star State are rising.
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards reinstated the statewide indoor mask mandate for all people over the age of 5 as COVID-19 cases surge there.
Case numbers in Greater Sydney and Melbourne spiked overnight as the two states race to reign in their respective outbreaks. Greater Sydney recorded 97 new locally transmitted cases overnight, while Melbourne’s cases rose to 24, revealing 100 exposure sites during Friday’s press conference. The Prime Minister has announced new federal […]
Delta Air Lines isn't completely on board with the World Health Organization's plan to name COVID-19 variants after letters of the Greek alphabet.
The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) says there are still a raft of companies that incorrectly accepted government assistance through the federal JobKeeper scheme over the past year. Many businesses that saw profits above pre-pandemic levels have voluntarily repaid the money received, including Nick Scali, Domino’s, Super Retail Group. The agency […]
A new study lays out how Australia can reopen its borders by managing risks around levels of COVID-19 vaccination. If 60% of adults and children are vaccinated by 2022, Australia would be able to reopen its borders with minimal fatalities from the virus, it found. The study’s author said that […]
A new Tourism Australia report has revealed that $80 billion in revenue was lost by the sector in 2020. It comes as another round of border closures hit tourism operators as a result of Sydney’s growing COVID-19 outbreak this week. The new border closures highlight the difficulties in implementing Tourism […]
House hunting in the COVID era is a Kafkaesque nightmare of wildly overpriced homes, minuscule inventory, and desperate competition.
After unprecedented growth during the pandemic, telehealth may lose ground to hybrid systems for hospitals and clinics.
Sen. Paul, a trained physician, has repeatedly clashed with Dr. Anthony Fauci, who's said data shows vaccines increase any natural protection against new COVID-19 variants.
Randi Weingarten says the American Federation of Teachers is "all in" on fully reopening schools. But there's always a "but."
Retailers like Target and Dollar General, grocery stores like Kroger and Aldi, and food chains like Noodles & Company and McDonald's are offering pay.