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'Prepare for new COVID-19 variants': Joe Biden tells pandemic-weary Americans
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'Prepare for new COVID-19 variants': Joe Biden tells pandemic-weary Americans

In his first State of the Union Address on Tuesday, Biden said thanks to the progress the country has made last year, COVID-19 need no longer controls the lives of the Americans.

US death toll from COVID-19 hits 900,000, sped by Omicron
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US death toll from COVID-19 hits 900,000, sped by Omicron

While Omicron has proved less likely to cause severe illness than Delta, the sheer number of people who became infected with it contributed to the high number of deaths

US hospital denies heart transplant to 31-year-old unvaccinated patient
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US hospital denies heart transplant to 31-year-old unvaccinated patient

The hospital said it requires 'lifestyle behaviours for transplant candidates to optimise the patient's survival after the operation, given that their immune system is drastically suppressed'

Joe Biden 'disappointed' after Supreme Court blocks his vaccine-or-test mandate for businesses
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Joe Biden 'disappointed' after Supreme Court blocks his vaccine-or-test mandate for businesses

Vaccination has become a politically polarising issue in the United States, where approximately 63 percent of the population is fully vaccinated

COVID-19: Vaccinated people don't need masks outside except in crowds, says US health body
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COVID-19: Vaccinated people don't need masks outside except in crowds, says US health body

Under the newly-released guidelines from the Centres for Disease Control, fully vaccinated people can eat, walk or attend small gatherings outside without a mask

How Navajo health workers stepped up efforts to assist vulnerable citizens during COVID-19
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How Navajo health workers stepped up efforts to assist vulnerable citizens during COVID-19

Nearly 30,000 people on the reservation have been infected with COVID-19 over the past year, and more than 1,200 have died.

Joe Biden slams 'Neanderthal thinking' of Texas, Mississippi to end mask mandates
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Joe Biden slams 'Neanderthal thinking' of Texas, Mississippi to end mask mandates

Texas, followed by Mississippi, brushed off warnings to not relax restrictions on Tuesday, saying businesses, including restaurants and bars, could operate as normal from coming week

'A different Christmas': COVID-19 dampens celebrations across the world; UK buckles down after new virus strain detected
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'A different Christmas': COVID-19 dampens celebrations across the world; UK buckles down after new virus strain detected

Countries like Italy, Austria, and Germany have imposed curfews for Christmas and New Year's Eve. Others, like Israel, are preparing to impose new lockdown restrictions

In Thanksgiving address, Joe Biden says citizens at war against COVID-19 and 'not each other'
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In Thanksgiving address, Joe Biden says citizens at war against COVID-19 and 'not each other'

President-elect Biden said citizens should forego high-risk holiday traditions as cases of the virus continue to surge in the US, which, with over 2,62,100 deaths, is the world's worst-hit nation

Pfizer, BioNTech seek emergency use of COVID-19 shots in US, but vaccine still months away, say experts
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Pfizer, BioNTech seek emergency use of COVID-19 shots in US, but vaccine still months away, say experts

Friday’s filing sets off a chain of events as the US FDA and its independent advisers debate if the shots are ready. If so, still the CDC will have to decide how the initial limited supplies are rationed out to anxiously awaiting Americans

Joe Biden unlikely to be able to pass sweeping changes in healthcare through a divided Congress
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Joe Biden unlikely to be able to pass sweeping changes in healthcare through a divided Congress

Progressives who drive the Democratic Party's health care agenda say Biden must try as hard as he can to deliver, even if Republicans get a majority in the Senate

Coronavirus cases in US reach record high with over 83,000 cases in a day; deaths near 224,000
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Coronavirus cases in US reach record high with over 83,000 cases in a day; deaths near 224,000

The US surge mirrors a similarly widespread spike in Europe, where Rome, Paris, and other major cities are reining in nightlife as part of the increasingly drastic measures undertaken to slow the spread of the pandemic

'Absolutely not' surprised Donald Trump contracted COVID-19, says Anthony Fauci
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'Absolutely not' surprised Donald Trump contracted COVID-19, says Anthony Fauci

During an interview to CBS, the US' top infectious diseases expert appeared to be referring to the White House Rose Garden event on 26 September, which he had previously labelled as a "super-spreader" event

Donald Trump canvasses in must-win states of Florida and Georgia amid voter disenchantment over COVID-19 response
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Donald Trump canvasses in must-win states of Florida and Georgia amid voter disenchantment over COVID-19 response

Earlier this week, Trump also had to court voters in Iowa, a state where he is neck and neck with Joe Biden, though he won the state by 9 points in 2016

White House reports spate of COVID-19 cases: A list of top US officials who've contracted the coronavirus
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White House reports spate of COVID-19 cases: A list of top US officials who've contracted the coronavirus

Stephen Miller was the latest person to have tested positive in the White House in the past few days after Trump himself contracted the infection

Joe Biden and wife Jill test negative for COVID-19; Democratic nominee tweets reminder to follow protocol
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Joe Biden and wife Jill test negative for COVID-19; Democratic nominee tweets reminder to follow protocol

Biden and his wife were tested earlier on Friday after news of US president Donald Trump and First Lady Melania testing COVID-19 positive was announced

Donald Trump calls for delaying US election, says increased mail-in voting will result in fraud
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Donald Trump calls for delaying US election, says increased mail-in voting will result in fraud

There is no evidence, however, of widespread voter fraud through mail-in voting, even in states with all-mail votes.

US COVID-19 toll likely higher than official count due to state-level discrepancies, reveals study
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US COVID-19 toll likely higher than official count due to state-level discrepancies, reveals study

The number of deaths between March and May officially listed as due to COVID-19 was 95,235, or 28 percent less than the excess number, claims the study.

'US will have 100,000 new coronavirus cases a day,' warns top health expert Anthony Fauci as country sees around 40,000 new infections a day
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'US will have 100,000 new coronavirus cases a day,' warns top health expert Anthony Fauci as country sees around 40,000 new infections a day

Fauci said the daily increase in new coronavirus cases in the United States, currently around 40,000, could reach 100,000 unless a full nationwide effort was undertaken to tamp down the resurgent virus.

George Floyd protests in US: With Donald Trump in the White House, the fight for racial justice gets nastier
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George Floyd protests in US: With Donald Trump in the White House, the fight for racial justice gets nastier

By constantly threatening to deploy federal troops through executive fiat and encouraging states to use force against protesters, US president Donald Trump is openly flirting with militaristic authoritarianism while testing the limits of the law