Biden’s COVID sequel: back on the balcony, dog for company

Biden's COVID sequel: back on the balcony, dog for company

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s back to the White House balcony and the Treaty Room for President Joe Biden as he contends with a “rebound” case of COVID-19. Trapped in the White House for the second time in as many weeks, the president knows the drill this time: He’s got an office in the residence and … Read more

California governor declares monkeypox state of emergency

California governor declares monkeypox state of emergency

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s governor on Monday declared a state of emergency to speed efforts to combat the monkeypox outbreak, becoming the second state in three days to take the step. Govt. Gavin Newsom said the declaration will help California coordinate a government-wide response, seek more vaccines and lead outreach and education efforts on … Read more

In race for monkeypox vaccines, experts see repeat of COVID

In race for monkeypox vaccines, experts see repeat of COVID

LONDON (AP) — Moves by rich countries to buy large quantities of monkeypox vaccine, while declining to share doses with Africa, could leave millions of people unprotected against a more dangerous version of the disease and risk continued spillovers of the virus into humans, public health officials are warning. Critics fear a repeat of the … Read more

President Biden tests positive for COVID again, will return to isolation

President Biden tests positive for COVID again, will return to isolation

President Joe Biden has tested positive for COVID-19 again, just days after he recovered from his previous case of the virus, the White House physician said in a statement Saturday. He is not experiencing any symptoms but will self-isolate again. In a tweet, the president said he is “still at work” but isolating “for the … Read more

Biden tests positive for Covid again, will restart isolation despite no new symptoms

Biden tests positive for Covid again, will restart isolation despite no new symptoms

US President Joe Biden speaks to the media as he arrives at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, US July 20, 2022. Jonathan Ernest | Reuters President Joe Biden on Saturday tested positive for Covid-19 once again after consecutive days of testing negative for the virus, his physician said. Biden, 79, is experiencing no new symptoms and … Read more

6 Reasons Parents Won’t Vaccinate Their Kids Against COVID — And How Experts Respond

6 Reasons Parents Won't Vaccinate Their Kids Against COVID — And How Experts Respond

It seems that the longer we’ve waited for a COVID-19 vaccine to be approved for certain age groups, the less likely kids in those age groups are to actually end up getting vaccinated. The Food and Drug Administration authorized emergency use of the vaccine in kids ages 5-11 at the end of October, yet nine … Read more

Biden shrugs off recession talk, talks up fighting inflation

Biden shrugs off recession talk, talks up fighting inflation

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and his administration went all out Thursday to play down a troubling new economic report that added to the evidence of a recession, trying to pull focus instead to major legislative progress on measures to tame inflation, reduce debt and preserve America’s competitive edge. The desire to accentuate the … Read more

Biden, Xi talk more than 2 hours at time of US-China tension

Biden, Xi talk more than 2 hours at time of US-China tension

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and China’s Xi Jinping held the fifth conversation of their presidencies on Thursday, speaking for more than two hours as they chart the future of their complicated relationship at a time of simmering economic and geopolitical tensions. The call began at 8:33 am EDT and ended at 10:50 am … Read more

Pfizer Stock Lower As Covid Sales Power Q2 Earnings Beat

Pfizer Stock Lower As Covid Sales Power Q2 Earnings Beat

Updated at 10:00 am EST Pfizer Inc. (EFP) – Get Pfizer Inc. Report posted stronger-than-expected second quarter earnings Tuesday, as well as record revenues, while nudging its full-year profit forecast higher amid improving sales of its Covid treatments. Pfizer said adjusted earnings for the three months ending in June were pegged at $2.04 per share, … Read more