Johns Hopkins shuts down COVID-19 data tracking hub after 3 years
The site pulled in a staggering 2.5 billion views over its lifetime, becoming a global go-to for monitoring the public health catastrophe.
US health officials propose once-a-year COVID-19 vaccines for most Americans
The proposal comes as boosters have become a hard sell.
DoorDash to cut 1,250 corporate jobs after COVID-19 pandemic hiring surge
Delivery company DoorDash is eliminating more than 1,200 corporate jobs, about 6% of its total workforce, saying it hired too many people when demand for its services increased during the COVID-19 pandemic.
US warned to prepare as COVID cases rise in Europe
Under 15 million Americans have received the latest booster shots.
4 Air Force cadets may not graduate due to vaccine refusal
It's the only military academy, so far, where cadets may not graduate for refusing the COVID-19 vaccine.
Nearly 15M deaths associated with COVID-19, World Health Organization says
Scientists estimate there were between 13.3 million and 16.6 million deaths that were either caused directly by the coronavirus or were somehow attributed to the pandemic’s impact on health systems.
Beijing enforces lockdowns, expands COVID-19 mass testing amid outbreak
Residents lined up for throat swabs across Beijing as mass testing was expanded to 11 city districts. Beijing has a total of 92 virus cases since an outbreak was discovered five days ago.
Airlines to allow passengers banned over masks back on planes
Now that most airlines have made masks optional in the U.S., here's where the four largest stand on bringing back passengers who refused to wear them when they were required.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi tests positive for COVID-19
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has tested positive for COVID-19, her deputy chief of staff Drew Hammill tweeted Thursday.
Democratic, Republican Senate bargainers reach $10B COVID agreement
President Joe Biden settled for much less in the package despite warnings that the government was running out of money to keep pace with the continued spread of COVID-19 in the U.S.
CDC drops COVID-19 health warning for cruise ship travelers
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that they will leave it up to vacationers to decide whether they feel safe getting on a ship. The cruise-line industry is happy about the move.
Santa Claus may not be coming to town this year amid hired Santa shortage
There are an estimated 10-15% fewer Santa Clauses this year compared to last year due to COVID-19 and many Santas retiring, according to Mitch Allen, head elf at Hire Santa.
Unemployment claims drop to 267,000, a new pandemic low
Jobless claims fell by 4,000 last week, the Labor Department reported Wednesday.
US unemployment claims fall to 290,000, a new pandemic low
Unemployment claims in the U.S. reached another pandemic low last week, declining to 290,000.
Americans quit jobs at highest rate on record in August, Labor Department says
One reason America’s employers are having trouble filling jobs was starkly illustrated in a report Tuesday: Americans are quitting in droves.
Unemployment claims fall to 473,000, another pandemic low
The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell last week to 473,000, a new pandemic low and the latest evidence that fewer employers are cutting jobs as consumers ramp up spending and more businesses reopen.
Chamber of Commerce calls for end to enhanced jobless aid
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is calling for Washington to immediately stop paying out-of-work Americans an extra $300 a week in unemployment benefits, saying the boost in government aid is giving some recipients less incentive to look for work.
Unemployment claims fall to 547,000, a new pandemic low
The number of Americans applying for unemployment aid fell last week to 547,000, a new low since the pandemic struck and a further encouraging sign that layoffs are slowing on the strength of an improving job market.
Unemployment claims jump to 744,000 as layoffs persist amid pandemic
The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose last week to 744,000, signaling that many employers are still cutting jobs.
Rutgers University requiring on-campus students to receive COVID-19 vaccines for fall semester
Rutgers University will be requiring students who are enrolled for the 2021 fall semester to be vaccinated against COVID-19, with exceptions for medical and religious reasons.