Biden calls on Congress to extend eviction moratorium as Delta spreads in US – live

Supreme court ruled Congress must authorize extension beyond 31 July President expected to announce vaccine mandate for US federal workers Speech comes after CDC recommends masks in some areas Republicans’ new tone on vaccines having little effect on hardcore holdouts 4.57pm BST A new poll puts Joe Biden’s approval rating at 48%, which is down … Read more

Coronavirus live news: fears in Japan after record case rise; Cambodia locks down provinces bordering Thailand

Members of the team were confined to their rooms and undergoing Covid testing on Thursday afternoon, less than 24 hours out from the start of track and field events on Friday in Tokyo. “Members of Australia’s track and field team at the Tokyo Olympic Games are isolating in their rooms as a precautionary measure following … Read more

Australia Covid live news: Victoria to give update as six new cases reported; Queensland risk escalates; 2 million in western Sydney face tougher lockdown

When we made those remarks, we were talking about the regulation of the vaccines. I’m not sure if people are aware of that*. We have always treated this with the greatest of urgency. That is why we have been able to turn around the program from the early setbacks and the lack of supply of … Read more

Pfizer Vaccine Protection Wanes After 6 Months Study Finds

July 28, 2021 – Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine continues to show strong protection against serious illness and hospitalization after 6 months, but overall protection against the virus appears to wane after a half a year, according to a new study. The July 28, 2021, pre-print report of the study, which has not been peer-reviewed, suggests … Read more

Poll: Half of U.S. Adults Uncomfortable Seeing Unvaccinated Doctor

July 28, 2201 — About half of adults in the United States say that they would be uncomfortable seeing a doctor who had not been vaccinated against COVID-19, according to a recent WebMD/Medscape poll. In the survey, 54% of the 687 respondents said that they would be “not at all comfortable” seeing an unvaccinated … Read more

Google postpones return-to-work until October, will require vaccinations

A person wears a face mask outside Google’s offices in Chelsea as the city continues Phase 4 of re-opening following restrictions imposed to slow the spread of coronavirus on September 29, 2020 in New York City. Noam Galai | Getty Images Google CEO Sundar Pichai said the company is extending its office return for employees … Read more

Republicans lash out against revised CDC mask guidance – live updates

Greetings from Washington, live blog readers. Republicans are reacting with criticism and scorn to the new mask guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC director, Dr Rochelle Walensky, announced yesterday that the agency was now recommending indoor mask usage for Americans living in regions seeing high spread of the Delta variant … Read more

Third wave – Third time lucky too

This covid-fatigued population is no longer scared with death numbers ranging into thousands (nationally), a substantial decline from the six-figure mark. By Adarsh Sharma It seems as if the entire so-called educated, super intellectual and ever so complaining population of our country, rightly termed as Covidiots, is hell-bent upon testing the might of their “luck … Read more

Covishield effectiveness: 93% reduction in Covid cases among fully vaccinated Armed Forces personnel

The study took place when the nation was struggling with the second wave of COVID-19 (Photo: Covishield/ Reuters) A large-scale study by the armed forces showed nearly 93 per cent reduction in Covid infections in those who have taken Covishield vaccine. The study ‘VIN-WIN’, published on July 27 in the peer-reviewed Medical Journal Armed Forces … Read more

Coronavirus live news: record cases in South Korea and Thailand; US may mandate vaccines for federal workers

8.15am BST08:15 Malaysia reports record 17,405 cases Malaysia’s health ministry has reported a further 17,405 coronavirus cases – a new daily record. Reuters reports that the new infections takes the southeast Asian nation’s total caseload of cases to 1,061,476. More than 8,000 deaths have also been recorded, though experts have warned that the true numbers … Read more