Children as young as nine complained of overcrowding, rotten food, and depression at an emergency shelter in Texas.
"You f---ing moron," Jared Kushner, then a White House senior advisor, reportedly said to a health official.
Officials have struggled to respond to the surge of migrants, and this financial reshuffling is part of the White House's attempt to mitigate it.
The successful confirmation of Becerra places the lawyer in a highly-consequential role overseeing the country's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Cruz and Princeton historian Kevin M. Kruse had a back-and-forth over the qualifications of Xavier Becerra, Biden's nominee to lead the department.
Biden will allocate $650 million for testing and $815 million for supplies from HHS and the DOD, and nearly $200 million on CDC genome sequencing.
CVS and Walgreens have come under fire from health officials over the slow rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine to nursing homes,CNN reported. As part of the federal government’s program to vaccinate elderly people in care, the two companies say they are on track to get the first of the two-part […]
The Trump administration is beginning to roll out its $US250 million vaccine education campaign that aims to encourage people to get a shot. The campaign will include a series of advertisements – but celebrity endorsements, and a plan for Santa performers to take part in exchange for early access to […]
The Food and Drug Administration said Friday that it would “rapidly work toward” issuing an emergency-use authorization for Pfizer and BioNTech’s coronavirus vaccine. It would be the first COVID-19 vaccine authorised for use in the US. The first shots of Pfizer and BioNTech’s vaccine could be given out as early […]
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will split $US523 million in incentive payments among more than 9,000 nursing homes for reducing COVID-19 related infections and deaths. The agency gave the first payments out on Wednesday, and said it is “exhausting all measures to ensure nursing homes nationwide are […]
President-elect Joe Biden has picked Xavier Becerra to lead the US Department of Health and Human Services, The New York Times reported Sunday. A former congressman from Los Angeles, Becerra has served as California’s attorney general since 2017. If confirmed by the Senate, Becerra would be the first Latino to […]
Army general Gustave Perna, who oversees the logistics of delivering COVID-19 vaccines to states, said the US will give Americans paper cards reminding them to come back for second doses. Vaccines from both Pfizer and Moderna, which are awaiting emergency authorised use from the FDA, require two doses. Experts previously […]
The US launched Operation Warp Speed, an initiative to deliver coronavirus shots to Americans, in May. The program has funded the manufacturing of six promising vaccine candidates while clinical trials are ongoing. That includes shots from Pfizer and Moderna. Both companies recently announced positive results from their final stage of […]
A White House document listing potential celebrities for a COVID-19 public-service announcement campaign shows that Elon Musk was one of 274 names considered. It’s not clear exactly which celebrities were approached, and Musk was listed as “pending,” but some other celebrities are marked as “accepted” or “declined.” Musk, the CEO […]
Michael Caputo, an assistant secretary at the Department of Health and Human Services (HSS), offered Santa performers early access to COVID-19 vaccines, the Wall Street Journal reported. The performers would get the vaccines if they helped with the agency’s planned $US250 million vaccination drive campaign, the Journal reported. “If you […]
Secretive data-analytics company Palantir is developing a system to help local authorities decide where to allocate COVID-19 vaccines, the Wall Street Journal reported. The system is called Tiberius, and is named after Captain Kirk from the “Star Trek” franchise. A document seen by the Journal said Tiberius will analyse “demographic, […]
The US is on track to start delivering coronavirus shots before the end of 2020, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said on Wednesday. Azar said the country should have enough doses for seniors, healthcare workers, and first responders by the end of January – and for all Americans […]