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National ballet company predicts largest audiences in years for its return after Covid halt

The American Ballet Theatre — the country’s national ballet company — has announced it will be returning to the stage in New York City this October, a year after halting indoor performances due to Covid. “We cannot wait to see ABT in the Lincoln Center theaters that are our home,” ABT Executive Director Kara Medoff… Read More »

Covid cases are rising again in all 50 states across U.S. as delta variant tightens its grip

After administering him with oxygen, County of Los Angeles paramedics load a potential Covid-19 patient in the ambulance before transporting him to a hospital in Hawthorne, California on December 29, 2020 as a family walks by. Apu Gomes | AFP | Getty Images Covid cases are on the rise in all 50 states and the… Read More »

FDA to Prioritize Full Approval for Pfizer COVID Vaccine

FRIDAY, July 16, 2021 — Pfizer Inc. announced on Friday that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted priority review to its COVID-19 vaccine, positioning the vaccine for full approval by January. The Pfizer vaccine has been administered to more Americans than any other shot so far in the U.S. vaccination campaign. According to… Read More »

There’s no evidence a Covid booster shot is necessary, says Dr. Ashish Jha

There’s no need for Covid booster doses right now, the dean of Brown University’s School of Public Health said Friday, as highly transmissible, new variants test the protections of the available vaccines. “Let me tell you where we are: the data is very clear, if you’ve gotten your two shots of Moderna  or Pfizer  or… Read More »

U.S. celebrates July Fourth as nation emerges from devastating Covid pandemic

Residents line up with chairs on the side of the street as they watch an Independence Day celebration parade on July 4, 2021 in Brighton, Michigan. Emily Elconin | Getty Images News | Getty Images Americans are set to celebrate the Fourth of July after the coronavirus pandemic forced the cancellation of most events last… Read More »

Lax enforcement of rules at Benapole Land Port raises COVID risks

Indian transporters walk freely in the land port, many without following the rules on social distancing or wearing masks. The authorities have been strict about keeping the port closed for travellers from India. Only Bangladeshis with special permission can get through the port, but need to go into 14-day institutional quarantine. But the rules for… Read More »