US Issues Advice to Those Fully Vaccinated, but No Shift in Canada YetNew U.S. guidelines say people fully inoculated against COVID-19 can drop some precautions when gathering with others, but at least two provincial health ministers say existing public health advice holds for now.
The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday that Americans who have waited two weeks since their second required shot can spend time with other immunized people indoors without masks or social distancing.
Alaska Opens Vaccines to All 16 or OlderGov. Mike Dunleavy says Alaska will become the first state to drop eligibility requirements and allow anyone 16 or older who lives or works in the state to get a COVID-19 vaccination.
Dunleavy, who made the announcement Tuesday following his own bout with COVID-19, hailed the move to open up eligibility as a historic step.
When to Expect Payments from Relief PackageAs the latest federal pandemic relief package makes its way to President Joe Biden’s desk, Americans may be wondering when the benefits will reach them.
The House is expected to give its final approval early this week and then it heads to Biden for his signature.
Russia to Make Sputnik V Vaccine in Italy, a First in EURussia has signed a deal to produce its Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine in Italy, the first contract in the European Union, the Italian Russian Chamber of Commerce announced Tuesday.
Arizona Reports No New Deaths for Second Day StraightArizona reported 563 confirmed CCP virus cases, which causes the disease COVID-19, but no deaths for the second straight day.
French Patients in ICU Highest Since End NovemberThe number of people in intensive care in France who have the CCP virus is at the highest level since the end of November, health officials said on Tuesday as new infections rose slightly to 23,302 from 22,857 a week ago.
White House: States Get 900,000 More Vaccine Doses Next WeekThe United States is making an additional 900,000 doses of Pfizer and Moderna vaccines available to states and pharmacy partners this week.
Hungary Sets Records for Hospitals, DeathsHungary set records Tuesday for the number of CCP virus patients being treated in Hungarian hospitals amid a powerful surge in cases.
Aviation Industry Urges Biden to Back Health CredentialsMajor U.S. aviation, travel, and aerospace groups on Monday joined airline unions in urging the Biden administration to help establish temporary COVID-19 health credentials to boost travel, which has been hard-hit by the CCP virus pandemic.
Canada Set to Mourn Victims, Salute Health Workers on March 11Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Canada would commemorate the country’s more than 22,000 COVID-19 victims on Thursday and pay tribute to those fighting the virus.
New Mexico Officials Say Schools Can Fully Reopen April 5New Mexico is clearing the way for schools to reopen next month as vaccine eligibility is expanding to include shots for all teachers and other educators.
Highly Transmissible Variant Present in HawaiiHawaii has detected a new CCP virus variant in the islands, one that first emerged in South Africa.
LA Teachers Warned Not To Share Vacation Pictures As Union Resists ‘Premature’ Return to ClassroomsLos Angeles teachers were told recently not to share pictures if they choose to travel for Spring Break, as their union fights against what it deems a “premature” return to in-person instruction.
In a message posted in a private United Teachers Los Angeles Facebook group, teachers were told, “If you are planning any trips for Spring Break, please keep that off of Social Media.”