To fight Omicron, Biden to add travel rules, make at-home COVID tests free

To fight Omicron, Biden to add travel rules, make at-home COVID tests free

WASHINGTON, Dec 2 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden on Thursday will lay out his strategy to fight the Omicron and Delta coronavirus variants over the winter, including free and insurer-funded at-home COVID-19 testing and new requirements for international travelers.The U.S. government will require private health insurers to reimburse their 150 million customers for 100% … Read more

The Guardian: Trump tested positive for Covid-19 ahead of 2020 debate with Biden

The Guardian: Trump tested positive for Covid-19 ahead of 2020 debate with Biden

The previously unknown positive test is disclosed in Trump’s former chief of staff Mark Meadows’ memoir “The Chief’s Chief,” a copy of which was obtained by The Guardian ahead of the book’s publication next week.Trump said in a statement Wednesday, “the story of me having COVID prior to, or during, the first debate is Fake … Read more

Trump tested positive for Covid few days before Biden debate, chief of staff says in new book | Donald Trump

Donald Trump tested positive for Covid-19 three days before his first debate against Joe Biden, the former president’s fourth and last chief of staff has revealed in a new book.Mark Meadows also writes that though he knew each candidate was required “to test negative for the virus within seventy two hours of the start time … Read more

Courts block two Biden administration COVID vaccine mandates

Courts block two Biden administration COVID vaccine mandates

Nov 30 (Reuters) – The Biden administration was blocked on Tuesday from enforcing two mandates requiring millions of American workers to get vaccinated against COVID-19, a key part of its strategy for controlling the spread of the coronavirus.U.S. District Judge Terry Doughty in Monroe, Louisiana, temporarily blocked the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) … Read more

‘We pray for them’: Biden pays tribute to Covid victims in Thanksgiving message | Joe Biden

President Joe Biden on Thursday wished Americans a happy and closer-to-normal Thanksgiving, the second celebrated in the shadow of the coronavirus pandemic, in remarks welcoming the resumption of holiday traditions in many homes.In his first holiday message as president, Biden and the first lady, Jill Biden, said this year’s celebrations were especially meaningful after last … Read more

Biden administration seeks to reinstate workplace COVID vaccine rule

Biden administration seeks to reinstate workplace COVID vaccine rule

A syringe is filled with a dose of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine at a pop-up community vaccination center at the Gateway World Christian Center in Valley Stream, New York, U.S., February 23, 2021. REUTERS/Brendan McDermidRegister now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.comRegisterNov 23 (Reuters) – The Biden administration asked a federal appeals court on Tuesday to … Read more

Court lottery gives Biden administration a chance to revive COVID vaccine mandate

Court lottery gives Biden administration a chance to revive COVID vaccine mandate

A man wears an anti-vaccine button as people and teachers protest against New York City mandated vaccines against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in front of the United States Court in Manhattan in New York City, New York, U.S., October 12, 2021. REUTERS/Mike Segar/File PhotoNov 16 (Reuters) – Lawsuits filed around the country challenging the Biden … Read more

Biden signs infrastructure bill, handing crypto broker definitions to the US Treasury

Biden signs infrastructure bill, handing crypto broker definitions to the US Treasury

President Joe Biden signed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act into law on Monday, with controversial crypto tax definitions now in the Treasury Department’s hands. Biden appeared alongside Congressional leadership on the White House lawn in an event advertised as a bipartisan show of support for the new legislation and “the historic benefits the Bipartisan … Read more

U.S. appeals court affirms hold on Biden COVID-19 vaccine mandate

U.S. appeals court affirms hold on Biden COVID-19 vaccine mandate

Nov 12 (Reuters) – A U.S. appeals court on Friday upheld its decision to put on hold an order by President Joe Biden for companies with 100 workers or more to require COVID-19 vaccines, rejecting a challenge by his administration.A three-member panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans affirmed its … Read more

Biden COVID-19 vaccine mandate for private-sector workers to begin Jan. 4

Biden COVID-19 vaccine mandate for private-sector workers to begin Jan. 4

WASHINGTON, Nov 4 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden will enforce a federal mandate that workers at U.S. companies with at least 100 employees be vaccinated against COVID-19 or be tested weekly starting on Jan. 4, a reprieve to businesses facing labor shortages during the holiday season, U.S. officials said on Thursday.Biden’s separate vaccine requirement for … Read more

Congress needs to step up on crypto, or Biden might crush it

Congress needs to step up on crypto, or Biden might crush it

Recent developments both domestically and abroad have finally catalyzed the Biden administration to take the long-delayed step of engaging on the many regulatory issues surrounding cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology.One of the most promising economic innovations since the internet, the market cap of cryptocurrencies is now over $2 trillion and there is a growing consensus that … Read more

Biden says U.S. will donate another 17,000 J&J vaccine doses to Africa : Coronavirus Updates : NPR

Biden says U.S. will donate another 17,000 J&J vaccine doses to Africa : Coronavirus Updates : NPR

The vial of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. The White House says Thursday that the U.S. will commit 17 million additional doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to the African Union. Picture Alliance/dpa/picture alliance via Getty I hide caption toggle caption Picture Alliance/dpa/picture alliance via Getty I The vial of the Johnson & … Read more