US relaxes mask-wearing guidance for fully vaccinated people, paving return to pre-pandemic life-World News
Referring to the latest CDC guidelines, President Joe Biden hailed a 'great day for America' as US officials said vaccinated people can go mask-less in most indoor and outdoor settings Washington: In the biggest indication that the United States is fast returning to pre-pandemic life, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has said fully vaccinated people are no longer required to wear masks.
Tensions and clashes that first flared weeks ago in Jerusalem have swept across Israel in a wave of fury.TEL AVIV — Israeli ground forces joined in bombarding Gaza on Friday, representing a major escalation of the conflict between Israel and Palestinian militants as they edged toward all-out war.
"I think it's a great milestone, a great day," said US President Joe Biden of America's decision to lift indoor masking guidelines© Alex Wong, Getty Images via AFP In a major step toward returning to pre-pandemic life, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention eased mask-wearing guidance for fully vaccinated people on Thursday, allowing them to stop wearing masks outdoors in crowds and in most indoor settings.
United Nations Security Council diplomats will hold an emergency session to discuss escalating violence in Israel and Gaza, the top U.S. diplomat in New York announced amid reports that Israeli ground forces had joined anti-Hamas operations.“The U.S. will continue to actively engage in diplomacy at the highest levels to try to de-escalate tensions,” Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield tweeted Thursday evening.
DONALD TRUMP made a better president than most politicians, a prominent British businessman has told Express.co.uk.Donald Trump says he is ‘looking at’ a 2024 presidential run In his latest book, ‘Trump: The Hidden Halo’, Simon Dolan, has separated the man from his actions and has outlined Mr Trump’s surprising list of accomplishments.
US President Joe Biden yesterday said that motorists there can expect filling stations to begin returning to normal this weekend even as shortages gripped some areas amid restart of the top US fuel pipeline after it was shut by a ransomware attack.The Colonial Pipeline, which carries 100 million gallons per day of gasoline, diesel and jet fuel, will take some time to fully recover and could still suffer "hiccups," he said.
Misleading narratives targeting Biden began picking up speed on Monday, the day North Carolina Gov.Roy Cooper became the first of several governors to declare a state of emergency over the disruption.“Wouldn’t it be weird if the CYBER-ATTACK that shutdown the United States’ top fuel line was an INSIDE JOB to pretend Joe Biden isn’t responsible for the insane increase in gas price..” read a widely shared tweet by former Florida congressional candidate Chuck Callesto.
Back to top © 2021 Guardian News & Media Limited or its affiliated companies.All rights reserved.Dr Rochelle Walensky warned the rising number of coronavirus cases in dozens of US states is probably attributable to the spread of variants 'Help is here.Opportunity is coming.And at long last, there is hope for so many families,' Joe Biden said as he celebrated the 916,000 jobs added in latest report Back to top © 2021 Guardian News & Media Limited or its affiliated companies.
Steve Holland and Nandita Bose WASHINGTONWASHINGTON (Reuters) -The White House on Thursday launched an effort to increase the number of American workers belonging to unions, address income inequality and redress a power imbalance that favors employers.The agenda was unveiled at the first meeting of President Joe Biden's labor task force, which he created in April.
There's also the matter of getting fuel from the pipeline to the pumps.Different types of fuel — including gasoline, jet fuel and diesel — are moved through the pipeline system, and they can’t all be flowing through the same pipes at the same time.
President Joe Biden is scheduled to meet Friday with six immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children who benefited from an Obama-era policy that protected them from deportation.The Oval Office meeting comes as Biden looks to press Congress to pass legislation codifying the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that then-President Barack Obama instituted by executive action in 2012, providing limited protections for immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children.
Blinken calls Mahmoud Abbas to urge an end to rocket attacks from Gaza WASHINGTON: US President Joe Biden said that Israel has a right to defend itself but after speaking with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu he hopes violent clashes with Palestinians will end quickly.“I had a conversation with Bibi Netanyahu not too long ago,” Biden told reporters.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Thursday advised that fully vaccinated people do not need to wear masks outdoors and can avoid wearing them indoors in most places, updated guidance the agency said will allow life to begin to return to normal.The CDC, which hopes the guidance will prod more Americans to get vaccinated, also said fully immunized people will not need to physically distance in most places.
May 13—Charlotte-area gasoline prices continued to inch up Thursday morning as supplies remained tight for a third day, after a ransomware attack on the pipeline that provides petroleum to distributors in the Carolinas and other states.Relief at the pump is coming, as Colonial Pipeline Co. restarted pipeline operations at about 5 p.m. Wednesday.
Updated mask news from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was unexpected for many, even those fully vaccinated like Brok Metzner.“I think it’s fine as long as, through the studies, it shows that cases aren’t going up a lot,” said Metzner.
By Steve Holland and Michelle Nichols WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - President Joe Biden said on Thursday he is pressing for a halt to violence between Israelis and Palestinians, but U.S. officials say they are resigned to the conflict continuing for some days to come.Since taking office in January, Biden's foreign policy moves have largely been centered on China, Russia and Iran.
As Israelis and Palestinians clash in the streets and in the skies, members of the Trump and Biden administrations are blaming each other for creating the conditions that led to the bloodshed.Aides to former President Donald Trump say the Biden administration isn’t backing Israel strongly enough and has generally bungled the Israeli-Palestinian file.
COVID-19: Fully vaccinated people in the US no longer have to wear face masks or follow social distancing rules
Vaccinated people in the US will be allowed to stop wearing their face masks in most settings.Masks are no longer being recommended for vaccinated people when they are in crowded places outdoors and in most indoors settings - and they won't have to follow social distancing measures either.