Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador says he has tested positive for COVID-19

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Sunday that he has tested positive for COVID-19 and that the symptoms are mild. Mexico’s president, who has been criticized for his handling of his country’s pandemic, said on his official Twitter account that he is under medical treatment. “I regret to inform you that I am infected More...

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By admin On Sunday, January 24th, 2021
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COVID strain in South Africa shows huge resistance to antibodies from original virus

Durban, South Africa — The race to vaccinate people against COVID-19 has been made even more urgent by the emergency of new, more contagious variants of the coronavirus. CBS News got rare access to a lab in More...

By admin On Saturday, January 23rd, 2021
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38 Capitol Police officers and 150 National Guard members have tested positive for COVID-19 since Capitol attack

Thirty-eight members of the U.S. Capitol Police force and about 150 National Guard members have tested positive for COVID-19 since responding to the deadly attack on the Capitol earlier this month, officials More...

By admin On Friday, January 22nd, 2021
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Biden signs executive actions on COVID, climate change, immigration and more

On his first day in office, President Joe Biden signed more than a dozen executive actions, some of which reverse decisions made by his predecessor, former President Donald Trump.   Several executive actions More...

By admin On Thursday, January 21st, 2021
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COVID-19 vaccine rollouts are lagging. Here’s what states are doing to pick up the pace

A growing number of states that have struggled to speedily distribute the COVID-19 vaccine are enlisting the National Guard for help. Washington is the latest. Governor Jay Inslee on Monday said he would deploy More...

By admin On Wednesday, January 20th, 2021
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COVID-19 death toll tops 400,000 as incoming CDC director expects “dark weeks ahead”

The coronavirus has now killed over 400,000 people in the U.S., according to data from Johns Hopkins University. Just over a month has passed since the death toll in the country hit 300,000, and health experts More...

By admin On Tuesday, January 19th, 2021
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Backlog of bodies caused by COVID-19 forces California air quality agency to suspend cremation limits

The lack of storage space for those who have died of the coronavirus forced the agency which regulates air quality across the Southland to issue an emergency order Sunday night lifting the limit on the number More...

By admin On Monday, January 18th, 2021
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Americans criticize vaccine rollout as too slow— CBS News poll

Most Americans are not satisfied with the coronavirus vaccine distribution in their state, with a majority saying it is going too slowly and feeling that the process of how to go about getting a vaccine hasn’t More...

By admin On Sunday, January 17th, 2021
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How much do people around the world trust the COVID-19 vaccines?

A year after it emerged, COVID-19 has now claimed more than 2 million lives worldwide. Experts have said for much of the last year that the only way to escape the coronavirus‘ grasp is through widespread More...

By admin On Saturday, January 16th, 2021
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Coronavirus has now killed more than 2 million people worldwide: “A heart-wrenching milestone”

The coronavirus has now killed more than 2 million people worldwide since the outbreak emerged in China in December 2019, according to a tally from Johns Hopkins University. The United States, with about 4% More...