national guard: FEMA’s Criswell says states have more authority to use National Guard in pandemic response – Times of India

national guard FEMAs Criswell says states have more authority to

WASHINGTON: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) administrator Deanne Criswell said on Friday that US states now have more authority to use the National Guard to respond to the pandemic. “With the President’s support, I am now directing an expansion of our FEMA policy to permit funding to states who elect to use their National … Read more

Hits ‘keep coming’: Hospitals struggle as Covid beds fill – Times of India

Hits keep coming Hospitals struggle as Covid beds fill

DETROIT: Hospitals across the country are struggling to cope with burnout among doctors, nurses and other workers, already buffeted by a crush of patients from the ongoing surge of the Covid-19 delta variant and now bracing for the fallout of another highly transmissible mutation. Ohio became the latest state to summon the National Guard to … Read more

omicron: More Omicron detected as hospitals strain under virus surge – Times of India

omicron More Omicron detected as hospitals strain under virus surge

New York announced three more cases of the omicron variant of the coronavirus Saturday, bringing the number of state cases linked to the new variant to eight. “The omicron variant is here, and as anticipated we are seeing the beginning of community spread,” state Health Commissioner Mary Bassett said in a news release. Seven of … Read more

white house: ‘Gifts from the Heart’ is Biden White House Christmas theme – Times of India

white house Gifts from the Heart is Biden White House

WASHINGTON: “Gifts from the Heart” is the theme of President Joe Biden’s first White House Christmas. First lady Jill Biden was scheduled on Monday to unveil decorations matching the theme, said to be inspired by people the couple met as they travelled the country this year. “The things we hold sacred unite us and transcend … Read more