The COVID-19 vaccine developed by British drug maker AstraZeneca Plc and Oxford University will likely be authorized for emergency use in the United States in April, the chief adviser for the U.S. COVID-19 vaccine program said on Wednesday.
President-elect Joe Biden said on Monday many of America's security agencies had been hollowed out under President Donald Trump and the lack of information being provided to his transition team by the outgoing administration was an irresponsibility.
The Democratic-led US House of Representatives voted 275-134 to meet President Donald Trump’s demand for US$2,000 Covid-19 relief checks on Monday, sending the measure on to an uncertain future in the Republican-controlled Senate.
US President Donald Trump on Sunday signed into law a US$2.3 trillion pandemic aid and spending package, restoring unemployment benefits to millions of Americans and averting a federal government shutdown in a crisis of his own making.
The 63-year-old suspect in the bombing that rocked Nashville on Christmas Day morning was killed in the blast that destroyed his motor home and damaged more than 40 businesses.
US President Donald Trump issued new pardons for allies including the father of his son-in-law Jared Kushner and two confidants caught up in the probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election that brought him to power. The pardons added to a long list he has granted in his waning days in office and sparked fresh outrage.
In the United States last week someone died from COVID-19 every 33 seconds.
Chinese vaccine maker Sinovac Biotech Ltd's Covid-19 vaccine has shown to be effective in late-stage trials in Brazil, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, citing people involved in the vaccine's development.
The US Congress voted on Monday on a US$900 billion plan to support families and businesses hit by the pandemic. Here are the main provisions included in the bipartisan legislation:
United States president-elect Joe Biden received his first injected doses of the Covid-19 vaccine on live on television on Monday in an effort to boost confidence in its safety ahead of its wide distribution next year.