US & Canada

Harvard University requires coronavirus vaccination for students

International students and others who do not have access to a shot before the autumn will be offered vaccination by the university upon their arrival.

6 May 2021 - 6:38PM
Americans offered free beer and doughnuts to get vaccinated

US President Joe Biden wants 70 per cent of adults to have received at least one shot by July 4, and overcoming vaccine hesitancy is key to reaching the goal.

6 May 2021 - 2:06PM
Canada approves Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine for children aged 12 to 15

The shot was previously authorised for anyone 16 or older.

6 May 2021 - 1:16AM
Biden wants 70 per cent of US adults to get one vaccine dose by July 4

The goal takes into account the challenges of getting shots into the arms of people who are hesitant about getting immunised.

5 May 2021 - 10:01PM
US to launch talks with WTO on Covid-19 vaccine distribution

The US has been accused of focusing first on vaccinating Americans, particularly as its vaccine supply begins to outpace demand.

3 May 2021 - 11:04PM
‘Too far away’: US states move to boost vaccine take-up in remote areas

Officials are considering more targeted approaches to reach people who are geographically isolated or find it hard to reach vaccine sites.

2 May 2021 - 11:41AM
politico | Biden begins selling his US$4 trillion spending plans

On his 100th day in office, US president rallies supporters on a trip to Georgia.

30 Apr 2021 - 11:44AM
politico | ‘It was weird’: scenes from Joe Biden’s speech

US President Joe Biden’s first joint address to Congress was odd, due to the pandemic, but also a return to political monotony.

29 Apr 2021 - 4:16PM
politico | Biden lays out ambitious and expensive post-pandemic plan

US president is pushing for two major spending packages as the nation still reels from coronavirus and a racial reckoning.

29 Apr 2021 - 4:18PM
US private school bars vaccinated teachers

Co-founder of Centner Academy in Florida says vaccinated people ‘may be transmitting something from their bodies’ that could harm others.

28 Apr 2021 - 1:38PM
India hits 200,000 coronavirus deaths as new cases surge to record highs

Delhi hospitals are turning away patients because they don’t have beds or oxygen to keep them alive. The city is reporting an average of one death every four minutes.

28 Apr 2021 - 11:17PM
Citing ‘stunning’ Covid-19 progress, Biden celebrates easing of mask rules

Fully vaccinated people don’t have to wear masks for outdoor activities like walking and hiking, say US president and health officials.

28 Apr 2021 - 4:13AM
Masses look to business class tickets to stay safe while travelling

Flush with cash and a record number of air miles after a year on the ground, leisure travellers are splurging on premium seats for their first trips back

27 Apr 2021 - 5:00AM
Biden’s first 100 days: more action, less golf, no Twitter drama

US President Joe Biden’s opening months in office have been a whirlwind of activity during the pandemic and the start of an economic recovery.

26 Apr 2021 - 2:40PM
US to resume use of Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine

The decision comes after a CDC panel voted 10-4 to lift a pause in the roll-out.

24 Apr 2021 - 7:54AM
Caitlyn Jenner confirms she will run for governor of California

California is expected to hold its second-ever recall election sometime this year amid a backlash against Governor Gavin Newsom.

24 Apr 2021 - 1:32AM
Global Covid-19 cases hit weekly record, topping 5.2 million

The worst outbreaks are accelerating in many countries that are ill-equipped to deal with them.

19 Apr 2021 - 3:10PM