Life expectancy fell in the United States in 2021 to its lowest since 1996, the second year of a historic retreat due to Covid-19 deaths.
Announcement is billed to help bolster response to the outbreak that has infected more than 6,600 Americans, around a quarter of them from New York state.
The declaration will allow US officials to implement measures to fight against the virus that spreads through prolonged and close skin-to-skin contact and sharing bedding, towels and clothing.
The illness can start with a wide range of symptoms like fever, joint pain and headaches which is treatable with the right antibiotics if it’s caught early, but it can lead to pneumonia, blood infections and even death if not properly treated.
The shots will become available next week, expanding the nation’s vaccination campaign to children as young as 6 months.
Airline and tourism groups have been pressing the US government to eliminate the testing requirement, saying it discourages people from booking international trips because they could be stranded overseas if they contract the virus on their trip.
The CDC has cleared two antivirals used to treat smallpox to be repurposed for monkeypox treatment, while authorities deliver vaccines to US states.
Department of Justice has filed a notice appealing a Florida court's ruling over lifting the mask mandate in public transportation and air travel as CDC advises wearing masks.
US will likely see an uptick in infections caused by Omicron descendant BA.2 starting in the next few weeks, scientists say.
The WHO declared that the strain was linked to one that has been spreading in Pakistan, where it is still endemic.
Covid-19 has infected more than 409M people and killed over 5.8M worldwide. Here are some of the latest coronavirus-related developments:
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