Tag: U.S.


WHO Appeals For COVID-19 Vaccine Help To Low-Income Countries

The World Health Organization chief has urged countries considering vaccinating children and adolescents to instead give their doses to the COVAX initiative aimed at equitable access to jabs. “I understand why some countries want to vaccinate their children and adolescents. But right now, I urge them to reconsider and to instead donate vaccines to COVAX,” said WHO Director-General Tedros Ghebreyesus […]


CDC Flies The Gate For Fully Vaccinated People

After over one year of the ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced that people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 do not need to wear masks or practice social distancing indoors or outdoors. The announcement comes against the backdrop of total U.S. coronavirus deaths of 584,487 and 32.9 million cases. […]


Pfizer Gets Approval To Give COVID-19 Vaccine To Children Ages 12-15

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for children ages 12-15 in the United States. This move will allow for more people in the country to be vaccinated and a faster return to normalcy. To date, over 260 million doses of the vaccine have been administered in the U.S., but demand […]


Global Stock Markets Takes A Hit

With the expectation of a rise in inflation in the U.S, stock markets worldwide took a nosedive with major US indexes falling more than one percent on Tuesday. Meanwhile, European bourses saw steep declines on fears among traders that rising consumer prices could push up interest rates. The UK’s benchmark share index, the FTSE 100, closed 2.47 per cent lower. […]


President Joe Biden Lifts Trump’s Refugee Cap

President Joe Biden has lifted the U.S. annual refugee cap after a push back from progressives and refugee agencies. The President had initially opted to keep former President Trump’s cap of 15,000. Now, the President has decided to increase that number to 62,500. “I am revising the United States’ annual refugee admissions cap to 62,500 for this fiscal year. This […]


CDC — STDs At All-time High

New data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that reported annual cases of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in the United States continued to climb in 2019, reaching an all-time high for the sixth consecutive year. The newly released 2019 STD Surveillance Report found: 2.5 million reported cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis, the three most commonly […]


Marijuana Banking Bill Approved

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a Bill that would give state-authorized marijuana businesses easier access to banking services. The Bill, H.R. 1996, called the SAFE Banking Act, would prohibit federal banking regulators from penalizing banks and other depository institutions for providing banking services to cannabis businesses. The Bill was passed on a 321-101 bipartisan vote. It prohibits regulators from penalizing […]


U.S. Economy Bounces Back

The US economy continued to recover in the first three months of the year as businesses reopened and the government spent heavily on COVID-19 relief for citizens. The economy grew at an annualized rate of 6.4% in the quarter, up from 4.3% in the final three months of 2020. The US economy is rebounding faster than expected after contracting sharply […]


Biden Tags Ottoman-era Armenians’ Death Genocide

Joe Biden has become the first U.S. president to issue a statement formally describing the 1915 massacre of Armenians as a genocide. President Biden in a statement said, “Each year on this day, we remember the lives of all those who died in the Ottoman-era Armenian genocide and recommit ourselves to preventing such an atrocity from ever again occurring.” He […]


Russia’s Opposition Activist Alexei Navalny’s Life In Jeopardy

The U.S. has expressed concerns regarding opposition activist Alexei Navalny’s health and warned of repercussions should he die in jail. Other countries that have expressed concern over his treatment are UK, France, and Germany. Meanwhile, Navalny’s doctors have reportedly said he “will die within the next few days” if he is not provided medical treatment. However, Russia’s ambassador has asserted […]