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Jun 28 2022
With the U.S. experiencing a major dip in the number of daily deaths as the omicron variant wave runs its course, President Joe Biden has repeatedly boasted that his “approach has brought down COVID deaths by 90%.” That figure is accurate, but experts say the dip is largely attributable to a number of factors outside the president’s control.
There has been a 92% drop in COVID-19 deathsFactCheck.org
Jul 01 2022
President Joe Biden secured a victory to end one policy that keeps migrants in Mexico while they awaited their asylum court hearing. Now, the administration could move to end another Trump-era immigration policy.
The Supreme Court’s ruling that allows the Biden administration to end the Migrant Protection Protocols, also known as “Remain in Mexico,” could make legal injunctions on otherUSA TODAY
Jun 27 2022
NEW YORK, June 24 (Reuters) - COVID-19 vaccines this fall are likely to be based on the Omicron variant of the coronavirus rather than the original strain, although some experts suggest they may only offer significant benefits for older and immunocompromised people.
Moderna (MRNA.O), Pfizer (PFE.N) and Novavax (NVAX.O) have been testing vaccines based on the first BA.1 Omicron variantReuters
Jun 23 2022
Dr. Deborah Birx, who served as former President Donald Trump’s COVID-19 response coordinator, said Thursday that the federal government wasn’t “lying” when it said COVID-19 vaccines would stop transmission of the virus, but “hoping.”
Birx was testifying before the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis when she was pressed by Republican Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan about whetherThe Daily Caller
Jun 27 2022
We waited for vaccines, for boosters and for lockdowns to be lifted. Major life events were postponed or — worse — missed. But the hope was that life would resume on the other side of the pandemic and we would make up for lost time. Those fortunate enough to weather the pandemic with their savings intact dreamed of having a wedding, traveling or continuing their education.
Now the stockNBC News (Online)
Jun 24 2022
The coronavirus pandemic could have been much worse without vaccines, according to a new study that claims the number of deaths recorded worldwide from the coronavirus would be more than triple than it is today.
In the year after the vaccine was first introduced in December 2020, more than 4.3 billion people received an inoculation, saving 20 million lives, according to researchNew York Post (News)
Jun 22 2022
How did the pandemic disrupt learning for America's more than 50 million K-12 students?
For two years, that question has felt immeasurable, like a phantom, though few educators doubted the shadow it cast over children who spent months struggling to learn online.
Now, as a third pandemic school year draws to a close, new research offers the clearest accounting yet of the crisis'sNPR (Online News)
Jun 24 2022
PARIS/LONDON, June 24 (Reuters) - Late-stage data on an experimental COVID-19 vaccine from Sanofi (SASY.PA) and GSK (GSK.L) has showed the shot confers protection against the Omicron variant of the virus, the companies said on Friday.
The so-called bivalent vaccine targets the Beta variant - first identified in South Africa - as well as the original Wuhan strain of the virus.
Jun 20 2022
COVID-19 cases are increasing again in the United Kingdom, potentially signaling a future surge in infections in the United States and other countries.
A pair of new subvariants of the dominant Omicron variant—BA.4 and BA.5—appear to be driving the uptick in cases in the U.K. Worryingly, these subvariants seem to partially dodge antibodies from past infection or vaccination, making themDaily Beast
Jun 22 2022
Last winter's Omicron variant was less likely to cause lingering symptoms, known as "long Covid", a UK investigation, in The Lancet, suggests.
The King's College London team looked at data from nearly 100,000 people who logged their Covid symptoms on an app.
Just over 4% of those infected during the Omicron wave had logged long Covid symptoms, compared with 10% of those infectedBBC News