Initiative Makes $350M Available to Increase COVID-19 Vaccinations
Initiative Makes $350M Available to Increase COVID-19 Vaccinations
2022-11-30 17:16:42
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is making $350 million available to increase COVID-19 vaccinations at Health Resources and Services Administration-supported health facilities. The funding will support health centers administering updated COVID-19 vaccines through mobile, drive-up, walk-up or community-based vaccination events,... Read More

A Season of Joy -- and Caution -- Kicks Off in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Vaccinated, masked and ready-to-revel New Orleans residents will usher in Carnival season Thursday with a rolling party on the city's historic streetcar line, an annual march honoring Joan of Arc in the French Quarter and a... Read More

With Salty Language, Macron Berates France’s Unvaccinated

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron has provoked outcries in parliament and protests from election rivals by using a vulgarity to describe his strategy for pressuring vaccine refusers to get coronavirus jabs. Macron used the French word “emmerder,” rooted... Read More

White House
Biden Presents Stringent New Rules to Clamp Down on the Unvaccinated
2021-09-10 13:18:04
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- President Joe Biden announced tough vaccine rules Thursday that require all healthcare workers, federal employees and contractors to be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. In addition, millions of workers at companies with 100 or more employees must get... Read More

Some Workers Oppose Vaccination Requirements as Mandates Skyrocket
2021-08-06 14:45:48
by Reece Nations

Disney, Walmart and Tyson Foods are some of the most high-profile corporate entities to announce mandatory COVID-19 vaccination mandates for their employees, but not all are on board with the requirement. On Friday, Disney and Walmart announced new policies that... Read More

McConnell Urges Americans: 'Get Vaccinated' as Cases Spike

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell implored unvaccinated Americans Tuesday to take the COVID-19 shot, issuing a stark and grave warning of a repeat of last year's rising caseloads and shutdowns if people refuse to protect themselves from... Read More

Japanese Government Recommends Four-Day Workweek
2021-06-29 20:05:50
by Reece Nations

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and his cabinet approved new recommendations on Friday in the country’s annual economic policy guidelines that encourage businesses to allow employees to work four days per week rather than five. The policy’s intent is to... Read More

Foreign Affairs
US to Donate 500M Doses of Pfizer Vaccine to Nations Still in Throes of Pandemic
2021-06-10 11:03:06
by TWN Staff

The White House announced Thursday that the United States will purchase and donate half a billion Pfizer vaccines to 92 low- and lower middle-income countries and the African Union, a historic action intended to supercharge the global fight against the... Read More

25 States, DC Have Fully Vaccinated Half Their Population
2021-05-27 14:30:58
by TWN Staff

Twenty-Five states and the District of Columbia have fully vaccinated at least half of their population, the Centers for Disease Control said Tuesday. From a political perspective, 21 of those 25 states and the District of Columbia are blue states,... Read More

In The States
Virginia Expands COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility to All Adults
2021-04-16 18:41:46
by TWN Staff

RICHMOND -- The Commonwealth of Virginia is expanding eligibility to get a COVID-19 vaccine to anyone 16 or older, beginning Sunday. The expansion of eligibility comes as Virginia reaches a new milestone in its vaccination program— approximately half of all... Read More

High Schools Transform Into Vaccination Sites
2021-04-06 15:55:07
by Alexa Hornbeck

WASHINGTON - Last Thursday, President Biden announced new vaccine goals of “200 million shots in one hundred days,” and has nearly surpassed that goal with about 154 million shots administered as of this week. "I know it's ambitious – twice... Read More

CDC Relaxes Travel Guidelines for Fully Vaccinated Americans
2021-04-02 19:12:50
by Daniel Mollenkamp

WASHINGTON- Americans who are traveling now face relaxed rules if they are fully vaccinated, according to federal guidelines released on Friday.  Fully vaccinated travelers do not need to have a negative coronavirus test when leaving the United States or to... Read More

US Draws Close to 100M Vaccinations as Baseball Resumes

The U.S. moved closer Thursday toward vaccinating 100 million Americans in a race against an uptick in COVID-19 cases that is fueling fears of another nationwide surge just as the major league baseball season starts and thousands of fans return... Read More

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