The country’s top infectious-disease expert, Anthony S. Fauci called President Donald Trump’s low-profile January vaccination a “lost opportunity” to sway people to get inoculated.
President Biden has agreed to narrow eligibility for stimulus payments in the coronavirus relief bill as a concession to conservative Senate Democrats.
Biden criticized governors’ decision to lift mask mandates, as “the last thing we need” and “Neanderthal thinking.”
Coronavirus vaccines will likely be available for high school students this fall, and early 2022 for younger children, Fauci said.
Coronavirus devastated a generation of the elderly, especially in the epicenter of Italy’s outbreak early in the pandemic.
Since it began, the pandemic has killed 517,000 people in the United States, and while 15.9 percent of the population has received at least one vaccine dose, the numbers of new infections have halted their steady decline.