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(Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) (WASHINGTON) The White House will host a celebratory gathering on the Fourth of July to mark the country’s effective return to normalcy after 16 months since the coronavirus pandemic began, The Associated Press reported Tuesday.
(Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images) (ANNAPOLIS, Md.) On Tuesday, Gov. Larry Hogan announced the end of Maryland’s COVID-19 state of emergency after the state surpassed 6.5 million vaccinations and the record-low positivity rate of 0.82%.
(Antonio Masiello/Getty Images) (NEW YORK) A quarter of COVID-19 patients have developed at least one "persistent or new" medical condition after their diagnosis, according to a new study published Tuesday.
(Spencer Platt/Getty Images) (NEW YORK) New York officially reopened on Tuesday by lifting nearly all coronavirus restrictions on businesses and social gatherings, as more than 70% of New Yorkers received at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine, The New York Times reports.
(Michael Heiman/Getty Images) (SACRAMENTO, Calif.) California officially reopened on Tuesday, lifting most of its coronavirus restrictions and marking the unwinding of pandemic rules with vaccine giveaways and lottery prizes, The New York Times reports.
(Jae C. Hong-Pool/Getty Images) (SACRAMENTO, Calif.) Gov. Gavin Newsom stressed the importance of rebuilding California’s travel industry ahead of California’s full reopening on Tuesday, The New York Times reports.
(Andrew Burton/Getty Images) (NEW YORK) New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Monday that the city will host a ticker tape parade on July 7 to honor health care workers, first responders and essential workers in the first official parade since the coronavirus pandemic began.
(Joe Raedle/Getty Images) (MONTPELIER, Vt.) Vermont Gov. Phil Scott (R) on Monday lifted all remaining coronavirus restrictions after 80% of the state's eligible residents received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, becoming the first state in the U.S. to reach that threshold.
(Antonio Masiello/Getty Images) (WASHINGTON) Emergency room departments reported a surge in visits for suspected suicide attempts among adolescent girls aged 12 to 17 in early 2021, compared to years prior to the pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported on Friday.
(WASHINGTON) Vice President Kamala Harris will travel to South Carolina and Georgia next week for her first stops on a national vaccination tour as the Biden administration makes a final push towards meeting its coronavirus vaccine goal by the Fourth of July, USA Today reports.
(Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images) (WASHINGTON) The Food and Drug Administration announced on Friday that it will discard about 60 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine produced in a troubled Baltimore plant that accidentally contaminated a batch of the company’s vaccine, New York Times reports.
(Matic Zorman/Getty Images) (WASHINGTON) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will hold an emergency meeting of its advisers on June 18 to discuss rare but higher-than-expected reports of heart inflammation after doses of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines, CBS News reports.
(Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images) (WASHINGTON) The Food and Drug Administration authorized on Thursday an extension of the expiration date of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine, expanding the shelf life by six weeks shortly before millions of doses were set to expire.
(LONDON) President Joe Biden announced on Thursday that the U.S. will donate 500 million doses of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine to “supercharge” the global fight against the pandemic, The Hill reports.
(Elaine Thompson, Pool/Getty Images) (SEATTLE) Seattle has become the first major U.S. city to fully vaccinate 70% of its residents against COVID-19, marking a major milestone toward fully reopening Washington state.
(Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) (WASHINGTON) The Biden administration has reached an agreement with Pfizer–BioNTech to donate 500 million doses of coronavirus vaccine to about 100 countries over the next year, NBC News reported Wednesday.