Joe Biden, new Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida to meet virtually – Times of India

Joe Biden new Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida to meet

WILMINGTON: President Joe Biden will meet virtually with Prime Minister Fumio Kishida of Japan on Friday, as the omicron variant of the coronavirus continues to surge around the world. The White House said Sunday the meeting will take place to highlight the strength of the U.S.-Japan alliance. The two are looking to deepen ties in … Read more

Biden team regroups after court loss on Covid shots-or-test – Times of India

Biden team regroups after court loss on Covid shots or test

WASHINGTON: Concerned but not giving up, President Joe Biden is anxiously pushing ahead to prod people to get COVID-19 shots after the Supreme Court put a halt to the administration’s sweeping vaccinate-or-test plan for large employers. At a time when hospitals are being overrun and record numbers of people are getting infected with the Omicron … Read more

biden: President Biden to hold formal press conference next Wednesday – Times of India

biden President Biden to hold formal press conference next Wednesday

WASHINGTON: President Joe Biden plans to hold a formal news conference next Wednesday, the White House said on Friday, as he marks the anniversary of his first year in office. Biden has had few news conferences since taking office last January 20 but has had many brief question-and-answer sessions with reporters at his events. Source … Read more

US households can order 4 free Covid-19 tests starting Jan 19: White House – Times of India

US households can order 4 free Covid 19 tests starting Jan

WASHINGTON: US households can order four free at-home Covid-19 tests from the website COVIDTests.gov starting on Jan. 19 with shipping expected seven to 12 days after ordering, the White House said on Friday. The batch of free tests are aimed at easing a shortage of Covid-19 tests across the country amid increased demand during the … Read more

biden: US Preident Joe Biden to tout infrastructure after week of defeats – Times of India

biden US Preident Joe Biden to tout infrastructure after week

WASHINGTON: The White House has been taking on water this week with President Joe Biden facing provocation from North Korea and Russia, stubborn inflation and setbacks on voting rights and the fight against the Covid pandemic. On Friday, in an attempt to right the ship, Biden is holding an event to vaunt his giant plan … Read more

white house: White House says it will continue calling on businesses to require Covid vaccines – Times of India

white house White House says it will continue calling on

WASHINGTON: The Biden administration will continue to call on businesses to implement Covid vaccine requirements, the White House said, after the US Supreme Court on Thursday blocked President Joe Biden’s pandemic-related vaccination-or-testing mandate. “We’ll be calling on and will continue to call on businesses to join those who have already stepped up” in instituting vaccine … Read more

white house: US President Joe Biden directs US to procure 500 million more Covid tests to meet demand: Official – Times of India

white house US President Joe Biden directs US to procure

WASHINGTON: US President Joe Biden is directing the US government to procure an additional 500 million Covid-19 tests to help meet surging demand across the country amid the spread of the Omicron variant, a White House official told Reuters on Thursday. The order comes on top of another 500 million tests that the White House … Read more

covid: More US medical teams to bolster states as Omicron surges – Times of India

covid More US medical teams to bolster states as Omicron

WASHINGTON: Another 1,000 federal health workers are deploying to six states to help alleviate overwhelmed hospitals amid the US surge in Omicron-related Covid-19 cases, the White House said on Thursday. The teams of between seven and 25 military doctors, nurses and other personnel will head to New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Rhode Island, Michigan and … Read more

white house: White house working with Congress to finalize more Fed nominees – Times of India

white house White house working with Congress to finalize more

WASHINGTON: White House economic adviser Brian Deese said on Wednesday the White House is working closely with congressional leadership to finalize additional nominees to the Federal Reserve. In a briefing with reporters, Deese also said a delay in Fed nominations was not having an impact on the central bank’s inflation response. Source link

US President Joe Biden says US is on the right track in fight against Covid-19 – Times of India

US President Joe Biden says US is on the right

WASHINGTON: President Joe Biden on Tuesday expressed confidence the United States was on the right track in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, even as the country grapples with a surge in infections sparked by the fast-spreading Omicron variant. White House officials have said the situation is different from previous stages of the pandemic because … Read more