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COVID-19 shots could reach first Americans by mid-December, top health official says

23 Nov 2020

U.S. healthcare workers and others recommended for the nation's first COVID-19 inoculations could start getting shots within a day or two of regulatory consent next month, a top official of the government's vaccine development effort said on Sunday. | Video

Biden to unveil first Cabinet picks on Tuesday, envisions scaled-down inauguration

23 Nov 2020

WASHINGTON U.S. President-elect Joe Biden will announce the first of his Cabinet appointments on Tuesday and is planning for a scaled-down inauguration due to the coronavirus pandemic, aides said on Sunday, as he lays the foundation for his new administration despite President Donald Trump's refusal to concede.

Georgia, Wisconsin recounts likely will not change Trump election defeat, officials say

19 Nov 2020

President Donald Trump's attempts to cling to power appeared more tenuous than ever on Wednesday as election officials in Georgia said a soon-to-be-completed recount was not likely to change President-elect Joe Biden's victory there. | Video

WRAPUP 8-Georgia, Wisconsin recounts likely will not change Trump election defeat, officials say

19 Nov 2020

Nov 18 President Donald Trump's attempts to cling to power appeared more tenuous than ever on Wednesday as election officials in Georgia said a soon-to-be-completed recount was not likely to change President-elect Joe Biden's victory there.

Trump nominee Shelton's path to Fed narrows as virus spreads

18 Nov 2020

WASHINGTON The path to the Federal Reserve for President Donald Trump's controversial nominee Judy Shelton narrowed Tuesday after the Senate blocked a key procedural vote and a Republican senator who was one of her supporters said he came down with the coronavirus. | Video

New Jersey tightens restrictions as COVID-19 surges across the United States

16 Nov 2020

WASHINGTON New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy on Monday announced stricter capacity restrictions for both indoor and outdoor gatherings as more U.S. states took steps to combat the latest coronavirus surge.

New Jersey tightens restrictions as COVID-19 surges across the United States

16 Nov 2020

Nov 16 New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy on Monday announced stricter capacity restrictions for both indoor and outdoor gatherings as more U.S. states took steps to combat the latest coronavirus surge.

Biden aide says no U.S.-wide COVID lockdown planned as West Coast states advise against travel

14 Nov 2020

WASHINGTON President-elect Joe Biden's top coronavirus adviser said on Friday there were no plans for a wholesale nationwide lockdown to curb the surging COVID-19 pandemic, while three U.S. West Coast states jointly called for a halt in non-essential travel.

Biden aide sees localized COVID-19 restrictions, not national lockdown, after inauguration

13 Nov 2020

Nov 13 With cities and states across the United States reimposing restrictions this week to tame alarming surges in coronavirus infections and hospitalizations, a senior adviser to President-elect Joe Biden said on Friday there were no plans for nationwide lockdowns next year.

Biden coronavirus advisers nix national U.S. lockdown

13 Nov 2020

WASHINGTON The head of Democratic U.S. President-elect Joe Biden's coronavirus advisory board said on Friday there was no plan to shut the country down and that the new administration's approach will be targeted at specific areas.

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