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Covid-19 Vaccines: US CDC Panel Recommends Pfizer, Moderna Over J&J Shot

Dec 17, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Observing that there have been nine confirmed deaths in the US after Johnson and Johnson Covid-19 vaccine shots, the US' Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended Pfizer and Moderna's coronavirus vaccine shots instead of J&J.

US To Lift All Restrictions For Fully Vaccinated International Travellers, Including Indians

Nov 05, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Fully vaccinated travellers will continue to show a pre-departure negative test taken within three days of travel to the US prior to boarding,


US: 5 To 11-Year-Old Kids May Get Covid-19 Vaccine Soon As FDA Panel Endorses Pfizer Shots

If the US Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) authorises the kid-size Covid-19 vaccination doses now, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will have to decide whether to recommend the shots and which youngsters should get them.

Covid-19 Booster Dose: US CDC Gives Nod To 'Mixing And Matching' Of Vaccines

Oct 22, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

United States Centre for Disease Control is allowing the flexibility of 'mixing and matching' the booster dose regardless of which type of shot people received first.


Top Doctors Say Not So Fast To Biden's Boosters-For-All Plan

A key government advisory panel overwhelmingly rejected Biden's plan to give COVID-19 booster shots across the board and instead recommended the extra vaccine dose only for those who are age 65 or older or who run a high risk of severe disease.

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19 August, 2021

WHO Africa: COVID-19 Booster Shots Make 'Mockery' Of Equity

Associated Press (AP)

U.S. health officials on Wednesday announced plans to dispense COVID-19 booster shots to all Americans amid the surging delta variant and signs that vaccines' effectiveness is slipping.


18 August, 2021

US Approves Booster Shots To Tackle Decline In Vaccine Efficacy

Outlook Web Desk

The plan, as outlined by the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other top authorities, calls for an extra dose eight months after people get their second shot of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine.


10 August, 2021

Fake Vaccine Card: US College Officials Worry As Social Media Brings Fake COVID-19 Vaccine Cards To Internet

Associated Press (AP)

Across the internet, a cottage industry has sprung up to accommodate people who say they won't get vaccinated for either personal or religious reasons.


28 July, 2021

US State Reimposes Wearing Of Masks Again As Virus Cases Rise

Associated Press (AP)

Authorities officials said Tuesday the order will align Nevada with a new recommendation from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention calling for people to use masks even if they are vaccinated.


20 July, 2021

US Eases Travel Recommendations On India As COVID-19 Cases Fall

PTI

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for India due to COVID-19, still indicating a high level of COVID-19 in the country, the State Department said on Monday.


07 July, 2021

CDC Holds Delta Variant Accountable For More Than 51 Per Cent COVID Cases In US

Outlook Web Desk

The variant, also known as B.1.617.2, was first detected in India in December and is spreading quickly across the globe.


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A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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