‘Halfway there’ Biden marks 50 million COVID-19 jabs

US President Joe Biden held a ceremony commemorating 50 million coronavirus vaccine jabs on Thursday, amid rising concerns about the emergence of new variants in at least two states. Biden, who took office on January 20, pledged to vaccinate 100 million people in his first 100 days in office. Now, on his 37th day in […]

‘More than 1 million trees planted in Lahore’

Details According to a statement, the Punjab Chief Minister said that the increase in pollution was due to wrong priorities of the former rulers, the former rulers did not take timely steps to eliminate pollution. He said that natural beauty was destroyed by using bricks and cement, instead of giving a clean environment to the […]

Live Updates: Biden Expects to Surpass His Goal of 100 Million Shots in 100 Days

Here’s what you need to know: Video transcript Back transcript Biden Promises Vaccines for All Americans by the End of July After touring a Pfizer manufacturing facility in Kalamazoo, Mich., on Friday, President Biden emphasized the safety of approved coronavirus vaccines and said there would be enough available for all Americans by the end of […]

At Least 120 Million Americans Bracing for Coast-to-Coast Storm

Thousands were without power in the Pacific Northwest, Texans were dealing with near-record low temperatures and icy conditions, and large swaths of the rest of the country braced for a mix of hazardous winter conditions from a coast-to-coast winter storm, forecasters said. The storm was expected to bring heavy snow, significant ice accumulations and dangerously […]

US sells a million barrels of Iranian oil seized under sanctions

A US Department of Justice spokesman said the seized Iranian oil had been sold and the proceeds would go to the US Victims of State Sponsored Terrorism Fund. The United States has sold more than a million barrels of Iranian fuel seized under its sanctions programme last year, a Department of Justice official said, as […]

McKinsey Settles for $573 Million Over Role in Opioid Crisis

McKinsey & Company, the consultant to blue-chip corporations and governments around the world, has agreed to pay $573 million to settle investigations into its role in helping “turbocharge” opioid sales, a rare instance of it being held publicly accountable for its work with clients. The firm has reached the agreement with attorneys general in 47 […]

Czech Republic’s coronavirus cases surpass one million

PERTH: At least 71 homes have been destroyed in a bushfire raging out of control near Australia’s fourth-biggest city Perth, authorities said Wednesday, as they told residents to ignore a coronavirus lockdown and leave threatened areas.The blaze has torn through swathes of land in the Perth Hills and was moving toward more densely populated areas.Six […]

After criticism, S Africa set to receive 1 million COVID vaccines

Johannesburg, South Africa – South Africa, the continent’s worst COVID-hit country, is due to receive its first batch of coronavirus vaccines on Monday. Initially scheduled for the end of January, the first one million shots of the AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine produced in India will be used to inoculate healthcare workers over the next three months. The […]

Brazil’s COVID cases surpass nine million: Live Updates

Brazil struggles to control coronavirus surge, while new COVID vaccine Novavax shows 89 percent efficacy. Brazil has vaccinated more than a million people but it is still less than 1 percent of the population, as the country is struggling to control a coronavirus case surge. Hospitals are swamped with COVID-19 patients, with the city of […]

Africa secures another 400 million COVID-19 vaccine doses

Another 400 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been secured for the African continent through the Serum Institute of India, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. With the new doses, on top of the 270 million doses announced earlier this month from Pfizer, AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson, “I think we’re […]

The Reality Behind Biden’s Plan to Legalize 11 Million Immigrants

Others argue there are benefits to legalization. Opening a pathway to citizenship for nearly 11 million people, seven to eight million of whom participate in the labor force, is tantamount to “an economic stimulus,” according to Giovanni Peri, an economics professor at the University of California, Davis. Between 2005 and 2015, new immigrants accounted for […]

Fight against extreme poverty helps 92 million people: World Bank

COVID seen pushing more than 100 million people into extreme poverty, marking the first increase in about 20 years. Targeted efforts to improve the income of the world’s poorest households are benefitting nearly 92 million people across 75 countries, according to a World Bank study. Designed to drive people out of extreme poverty, these programmes […]

Infographic: How did we get to 100 million coronavirus cases?

An animation of the pandemic’s spread around the world as global COVID-19 infections hit the 100 million mark. More than 100 million people are now infected by COVID-19 worldwide to date, according to data compiled by the Johns Hopkins University. While 55 million people have recovered, the highly contagious disease has also claimed the lives […]

COVID-19: India vaccinates 2 million health workers

Taliban backs COVID-19 vaccination drive as Afghan government gets funding pledge KABUL: The Taliban militant movement gave its backing on Tuesday for a coronavirus vaccination campaign in Afghanistan that has received a $112 million pledge from the World Health Organization’s COVAX program.The immunization drive will have to take place amid relentless violence in the country […]

Biden says US to purchase 200 million more COVID vaccine doses

The United States will accelerate the delivery of COVID-19 vaccines across the country, President Joe Biden announced on Tuesday, as his administration plans to purchase 200 million more doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines. In remarks at the White House, Biden warned that even with more Americans set to be inoculated “sooner than previously […]

Global number of COVID cases surpasses 100 million

The world hits another grim milestone amid concern over new coronavirus variants and vaccine supply chains. The number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide has passed 100 million, according to Johns Hopkins University data, as countries work to secure vaccines to try to get the surging pandemic under control. The shocking milestone was reached on Tuesday […]

N.Y.C.’s Bike Parking Problem: 1.6 Million Riders and Just 56,000 Spots

The report cited repeated instances in which city officials had failed to carry out promises to increase bike parking, including building more parking near transit hubs and adding 1,500 bike racks annually. City officials said they took bike parking “very seriously” and were working to expand it. Despite the pandemic, 1,150 new bike parking spaces […]

Indonesia: Doctors reject patients as COVID cases top one million

Jakarta, Indonesia – Dr Erlina Burhan has been providing medical care for more than 30 years – but now, for the first time in her career, she has been forced to turn away patients. For the past six months, the intensive care unit (ICU) at her hospital in Indonesia’s capital, Jakarta, has been operating at […]

Brazil begins roll-out of 2 million COVID vaccines amid protests

Brazil has begun rolling out two million ready-to-use AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines made in India, the state-funded Fiocruz Institute said on Saturday, as protesters rallied in several cities against President Jair Bolsonaro’s handling of the pandemic. The institute said it had started to distribute the vaccines after another distribution programme, which involved a deal between Brazil’s […]

UN says two million internally displaced by Sahel violence

The UNHCR called the humanitarian response in Chad, Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger ‘dangerously overstretched’. More than two million people have been forced to flee their homes within their own countries’ borders owing to the violence engulfing Africa’s Sahel region, the United Nations refugee agency has said. The humanitarian response is “dangerously overstretched” in an […]