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Johnson & Johnson vaccine expected to be authorized within days; US to open more mass vaccination sites. Latest COVID-19 updates

February 27th, 2021
Johnson & Johnson vaccine expected to be authorized within days; US to open more mass vaccination sites. Latest COVID-19 updates

CLOSE Gov. Gavin Newsom expects California to start administering the new Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine next week. He said the Biden administration plans to send California more than 1.1 million of the single-dose shots in the next three weeks. (Feb. 26) AP DomesticThe U.S. is expected to authorize a third COVID-19 vaccine as soon as Saturday.A Food and Drug Administration advisory committee voted unanimously Friday to recommend authorizing Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine candidate for use in adults, paving the way for an expected authorization.President Joe Biden called the... Read More

Hate crimes against Asian Americans are on the rise. Here’s what activists, lawmakers and police are doing to stop the violence

February 27th, 2021
Hate crimes against Asian Americans are on the rise. Here’s what activists, lawmakers and police are doing to stop the violence

CLOSE Asian Americans have been victims of increased violence and harassment since the coronavirus pandemic began, but recent attacks have prompted some to “hunker down” again. USA TODAYDENVER — Helen Oh was walking down the sidewalk of the downtown 16th Street pedestrian mall in April when two young men approached from the other direction.The coronavirus pandemic had been spreading in the United States for a month, and Asian American community groups were warning of a disconcerting surge of hateful and racist language directed toward them, tied to the virus’ origins in China. Oh,... Read More

Golden Globes, Trump speaks at CPAC, coronavirus relief bill: 5 things to know this weekend

February 27th, 2021
Golden Globes, Trump speaks at CPAC, coronavirus relief bill: 5 things to know this weekend

Editors, USA TODAY Published 3:40 a.m. ET Feb. 27, 2021 CLOSEICYMI: House passed Biden’s COVID relief bill. Legislation heads to SenateThe Democratically-controlled House approved President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID relief package early Saturday, a key step for a measure that would provide millions of Americans $1,400 stimulus payments, ramp up vaccine distribution and extend unemployment aid through the summer. The bill, known as the American Rescue Plan, passed 219-212 — no Republicans voted for it, and two Democrats voted against it. So what’s next? For starters,... Read More

NYC school chancellor resigns citing pandemic toll

February 26th, 2021
NYC school chancellor resigns citing pandemic toll

Skip to main content HomeCoronavirusFactcheckPoliticsRace in AmericaVisual ExplainersNationWorldInvestigationsHealthEducationWeatherJust the FAQsElectionsNew York City’s school chancellor announced Friday that he is resigning, citing the coronavirus pandemic’s personal toll on his family. Richard Carranza said he has lost 11 family members and friends to the virus and needs time to grieve. (Feb. 26)AP Continue To Full Article  Read More

Secretary of State Blinken to virtually ‘visit’ Mexico and Canada as borders remain restricted

February 26th, 2021
Secretary of State Blinken to virtually ‘visit’ Mexico and Canada as borders remain restricted

CLOSE Anthony Blinken, Joe Biden’s pick for secretary of state, pledged at his confirmation hearing to bring Congress in as a full foreign policy “partner,” a subtle jab at the Trump administration and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. (Jan. 21) AP DomesticWASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken will virtually meet with officials in Mexico and Canada in his first trip “abroad” Friday, raising questions about when the three countries will lift restrictions on “non-essential” travel at the borders put in place  nearly a year ago because of... Read More

‘This has to be the moment’ to invest in coronavirus vaccines and treatments against future pandemics, experts warn

February 21st, 2021
‘This has to be the moment’ to invest in coronavirus vaccines and treatments against future pandemics, experts warn

CLOSE From double masking to variant cases, here are the most alarming statistics about the COVID-19 pandemic in February 2021. USA TODAYThe last thing people will want to think about when this pandemic ends is the next one. It’s human nature to move on, to want to put coronaviruses, vaccines and disease surveillance behind us. But a growing chorus of researchers says now is the time to get ready for what is sure to come. Some have already begun preliminary efforts to develop antivirals and monoclonal antibodies to prevent serious disease, and vaccines that could stop a novel virus in... Read More

Winter weather temporarily delays vaccine shipments

February 19th, 2021
Winter weather temporarily delays vaccine shipments

Skip to main content HomeCoronavirus Updates2020 Election ResultsElectionsNationWorldPoliticsFactcheckEducationInvestigationsHealthWeatherRace in AmericaImpeachmentJust the FAQsTracking 2020Register to VoteVoter GuideExtreme winter weather is dealing the first major setback to the Biden administration’s planned swift rollout of coronavirus vaccines just as the national vaccination campaign was hitting its stride. (Feb. 19)AP Continue To Full Article  Read More

Joe Biden’s coronavirus goals and timelines have shifted higher and lower

February 19th, 2021
Joe Biden’s coronavirus goals and timelines have shifted higher and lower

CLOSE The White House says winter weather affecting parts of the country has slowed down vaccinations. This comes as the Biden administration admits if Johnson & Johnson vaccine gets approved, it will be slow rollout. (Feb. .17) AP DomesticWASHINGTON – When can most people get a COVID-19 vaccine? Do teachers need to be vaccinated before schools can reopen? When will life go back to normal?Those are some of the basic questions that the White House has sometimes struggled to answer as President Joe Biden tackles the biggest issue of his presidency: ending the pandemic and getting the economy... Read More

Huge drop in U.S. life expectancy in pandemic

February 17th, 2021
Huge drop in U.S. life expectancy in pandemic

Skip to main content HomeCoronavirus Updates2020 Election ResultsElectionsNationWorldPoliticsFactcheckEducationInvestigationsHealthWeatherRace in AmericaImpeachmentJust the FAQsTracking 2020Register to VoteVoter GuideA new report finds that life expectancy in U.S. dropped a staggering one year during the first half of 2020 as the coronavirus pandemic caused its first wave of deaths. Minorities suffered the biggest impact­. (Feb 18)AP Continue To Full Article  Read More

‘I will not make that happen’: Joe Biden shoots down $50K student loan forgiveness plan

February 17th, 2021
‘I will not make that happen’: Joe Biden shoots down $50K student loan forgiveness plan

Matthew Brown, USA TODAY Published 9:59 a.m. ET Feb. 17, 2021 | Updated 1:59 p.m. ET Feb. 17, 2021CLOSE President Joe Biden made the case for his $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package on his first official trip outside Washington as president. USA TODAYPresident Joe Biden had a clear response when asked Tuesday by a CNN town hall attendee how he would enact a $50,000 student debt forgiveness plan.”I will not make that happen,” answered Biden.The president’s dismissal comes as some congressional Democrats have endorsed a student debt forgiveness program that would cancel up... Read More